iPhone 5 wins another screen test against the Galaxy S III

iPhone 5 wins another screen test against the Galaxy S III
It looks like the iPhone 5's screen is one of the very best in its class right now. In yet another display comparison against its arch-enemy, the Galaxy S III, the iPhone 5 has come out on top once again.

This time, it was Cnet with its rather scientific equipment that has made the test. According to what they have found, the iPhone 5 sports the higher brightness levels and much more accurate color gamut, while the Galaxy S III manages to excel in the contrast department thanks to the true black color of the AMOLED-based panel.

For the screen of the iPhone 5, Apple has used the new in-cell touch technology, which has allowed the manufacturer to produce a very thin and light device. Best of all, not only has this new tech benefited the physical properties of the device, but has also made its beautiful image quality possible.

source: Cnet

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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70 Comments

1. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

htc one x anyone ?

11. Ceal89

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

I agree. The One X has the best screen in the market today. I've compared it with my Galaxy Nexus' HD Samoled display, Xperia S' HD Reality Display (with mobile bravia engine turned on) and even my New iPad's above HD retina display (I don't have an iPhone 5 at the moment) and boy does that screen curb stomp and tea bag every single one of em (not in resolution though when it comes to the iPad). Color's are not too oversaturated, the screen literally looks painted on the display itself and the viewing angles... OH MY G*D THE VIEWING ANGLES! i would love to see that screen on a tablet! Please HTC make it happen! :-3

16. wp8forever unregistered

Try that with the lumia 920 and they will see lol

64. chmun77

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

But too bad the OS sucks to the core. Having a good screen is one thing, but able to provide the best user experiences is another. So, nothing beats Android for best user experiences and capabilities. WP is just another locked down OS like iOS.

66. thelegend6657 unregistered

Windows phone doesn't suck it's fast , fluid , beautiful and responsive , besides you can jailbreak apple's iOS . Windows Phone 8 will not be as locked down as iOS , it have SD card support , support for a variety of resolution and Bluetooth file transfer

68. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

to see it in a neutral way, there's no the BEST mobile OS, iOS & android are just simple, fast & easy. give the phones to a new smartphone user, they can use it after an hour or so. android in the other hand, is for another kind of users, users that demand customization, multitasking, open-source i was an android fanboy once, now i just see iPhone, SIII & Lumia 920 & HTC 8X are simply magnificent

70. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

2. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Cnet=craple boy

22. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

yep, i agree with you. i stopped visiting that site a long ago. Those cnet columnist are the world's greatest apple evangelists out there. Not even a single post i found there to be fair.. Then I found Phone Arena to be neutral in reviews and in all other news related to apple, android or any other platform... I love Phone Arena...

45. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

i agree with you on CNET part but i think you have not been reading Ray`s articles lol

46. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I haven't read a lot of his articles yet, but IMO most of the posts are unbiased here.

47. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

and i dont think any screen can show real life colors like your eyes can see. so its all comes down to personal taste. I like AMOLED for showing true black and more vivid colors. P.S. - first line of this article sounds more like an advertisement lol.

65. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Don't we all already know that the iPhone 5's screen is better though?

3. Lesser_Version

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

This may be accurate, however Cnet has become more like Applenet these days where everything Apple puts out is the best. Completely biased website!!

4. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

well not exactly biased, iPhone 5 does have a great screen. but Cnet need to remember who has the best screen

17. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

CNET is just confirming that the iPhone screen uses more accurate colors which we already know and frankly most people dont care. We all also know that the SIII uses uses more deeper richer colors than in real life. This does not mean the iPhone has a "better screen". Perosonally I prefer the large and beautuful colors on the SGSIII instead on the tiny iPhone Screen with toned down colors.

28. SleepingOz unregistered

The iphone5 screen is more accurate than the GSIII, making it a better screen for certain persons. As for me, I just want my stuff to look great with vivid colours and lots of contrast. Games and videos definitely look better on Amoled screens.

13. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Just as PhoneArena has become Androidnet these days. Actually, I recall PhoneArena giving an amazing review to the iPhone and everyone in the Android cult's butt hurt.

29. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Yeah best screen shouldn't be up to how many pixels you cram into your screen, it should also factor in whether your screen will survive a fall or whatnot, and if you ever owned an iphone and had it fall then you know 50/50 you going to the repair shop for that broken glass

33. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

iPhone5 is way more durable than S3. Google is your friend.

50. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Lol were talking about the same iphones that were coming out of the shipping process already damaged, with light leaking, streaks and halos... that same iphone is being called durable dont start with that google is your friend talk either im just stating the facts. when someone comes out with something that is good i say its good when someone comes out some something bad i just do the same.

52. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Link us any drop tests when the S3 wins against the iPhone5. We'll wait.

63. chmun77

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

So you gotten a phone just for a sake of dropping it? So what if iPhone wins the drop test? What iPhone offers is still far less than Android. Is a fact, Google is your friend.

62. chmun77

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

What? Are you going to hit a nail with your phone?

61. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

From the article: According to what they have found, the iPhone 5 sports the higher brightness levels and much more accurate color gamut, while the Galaxy S III manages to excel in the contrast department thanks to the true black color of the AMOLED-based panel. All I care about in that paragraph is the contrast of Amoled screens. Thats one reason why I like them over LCD now. And viewing angles. Viewing angles help alot for outdoor viewing.

5. wendygarett unregistered

I agree CNET is Apple biased, but this is true... No doubt LG display is good on iPhone 4/4s and Sharp display is good for iPhone 5 and the new ipod touch :)

6. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Seriously, I don't think it makes too much of a difference, after all, S3 is still a top notch phone to this day. It's nothing dramatic for S3 owners to worry about. IMO, AMOLED still looks more beautiful.

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

zzz have a source not from cnet?

31. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

67. thelegend6657 unregistered

Sharp and LG make good displays

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