LG G2 takes on Xperia Z Ultra's Triluminos display, the GS4, HTC One and the iPhone 5: screen comparison

The LG G2 has arrived, and it's obvious that the company's new flagship wants to be the baddest boy in town. As such, however, it has to prove that it can take on all the other bad boys in a series of intense tests. We've already published our review of the G2, as you've probably noticed, and it's clear that we're quite impressed by LG's latest and greatest. But it's now time to see exactly how well the G2's gigantic 5.2” IPS display handles the competition in the form of the Xperia Z Ultra's mighty Triluminous display, the HTC One's S-LCD 3, the Galaxy S4's Super AMOLED and the Apple iPhone 5's IPS Retina Display...
This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

40 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I'll go with the Triluminous display.(personal preference) iPhone got nice display but its too small for my standard.

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's a Sony's "T Class"

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Sony did a great job with Triluminous. Just wait for Z1 to blow all the competition.

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

P.S: Your conclusion in final word made my day... LOL

14. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

I do not see why is the Ultra's display is so special. It has the worst color reproduction of these five in the article and the worst wieving angles (and I think wieving angles are as important as the other categories). Oh yeah, don't forget to insert "away" after blow. This way your last sentence is a bit awkward.

34. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

lol worst viewing angles

38. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Sony might have done a good job but it is worse than Iphone 5 which is a year old phone.

3. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It seems that LG G2 IPS and IPhone 5 IPS about the same! sure LG has full HD and higher pixels density but colors reproduction looks about the same. 1- HTC one 2- LG G2 3- S4 4- IPhone 5 5- XZU love this screen but unfortunately doesn't looks that good in these screens test :/

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

1- Xperia Z ultra (Sony did an outstanding job) 2- HTC One (always loved slcd displays) 3- LG G2 (pretty decent display for the monster) 4- S4 5- iPhone 5 (great display but tiny screen blows it all) My personal preference....

11. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I do agree with you.

22. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

per display has a one advantage .. in overall if we seem the best natural color among them with best res and brighttness i`ll pick up one and next g2 and iphone 5.

29. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Actually Super Amoled still has an advantage over all these displays saturate colors looks great in gaming.

10. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Go home, you're drunk or maybe you need a new pair of eyes!

20. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

exactly trex this is my idea too.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"we'd say that the screen of the iPhone 5 is probably the best all-round performer" i honestly didn't expect this. Good job apple. but the problem is small sized display. Its kinda small for todays standard. at least a 4'3 or 4'5 inch will cool. what's the purpose of having a great display technology on such a tiny screen. I mean 4" inch display kinda sucks for gaming,movies,web browsing etc which is the main departments where a great display shines. I hope apple would increase display size.

5. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

The iphone 5 's display is really great, but then it's too small to even have a enjoyable experience. I shall pick the Z ultra for the triluminos display

7. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Triluminos Kicks everyone I have one that's why I love it!!!

8. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

the legendary htc one is suffering from viewing angle problems here. wow. however, they shouldn't be using those color graphs for testing viewing angles. it's better to use a photo so you can actually see some real differences. the xperia z will excel with those color graphs/grids used since the xperia z brightens when you tilt it. you tend to see brightening there instead of washed out colors.

12. Satnamreg

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Iphone... LOL who can buy this crap?

15. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

C'mon man iPhone still a nice device. it have its pros and cons but still a nice device for its standard. can't you see, iPhone 5 still stand up against today most flagships.

30. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

It would be nice if it were half the going price. As it is, it's ridiculously expensive.

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Display measurements aren't done through normal eye. You need very accurate instruments to measure various parameters. You have to take into account a lot of parameters which are simply not possible through naked eye. No offense, but we need much more scientific result than this. Rather wait for something more scientific like displaymate comparison.

19. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Data from scientific tests has been used for this comparison.

27. Retro-touch unregistered

I find that hard to believe when I don't see charts showing these scientific results as well as more in depth analysis of results as opposed to just skimming through and claiming one is better than the other. In fact AMOLED screens tend to have great outdoor visibility according to a number of sites that actually do scientific test due to low reflectance despite having lower brightness, secondly the conclusion is not based on results but opinion, which is not what I'm interested in, thanks for the review

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

XZU and One did great job with their Triluminous and SLCD3 displays resp. along with G2 with IPS LCD, then S4 and iPhone, iPhone's screen is good in all but too small hence after S4. Overall G2 is great.

17. supa_dupa

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Triluminos is such a disappointment... HTC One rocks! LG G2 is a close second...

23. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Can you elaborate on why ZU is a disappointment? or maybe your comment comes from your fanboism?!

28. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

don't mind him, he just can't accept the fact that Sony's Triluminos is actually a good performer. :)

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

S4 was the worst on there...imo...#1 htc, #2LGg2

21. Akfred

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

IMO LG G2 SONY Xperia ZU for good color seperation Iphone 5 for better brightness S4 for viewing angles Htc one
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