Screen comparison: G3 vs Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy S5 vs One (M8) vs iPhone 5s

With a new flagship handset out of the gate (we're looking at you, LG G3), it's time for us to sit down, power up the calibrators, get our magnifying glasses, and do a nice and detailed inspection of what we're dealing with when it comes to that gigantic, 5.5” display...
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190 Comments

194. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

M8 has the best screen performance.. how is this comparison even right..????

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Z2 has the best screen out of these

31. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

For Sony fans of course. In fact it's nice but red is too red makes eyes hurt. Viewing angle is simply not as good as others (and far from GS5) with a lot of brightness loss. IPhone 5s and GS5 (cinema) are proved to be the best in color reproduction. One M8 is yellowish. This is the real comparison. Forget abt the BS iPA made above.http://youtube.com/?#/watch?v=jY6zp42qGnI

32. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I have used all of the phones in the review but the G3, and I have found the Z2 to have the best screen (the bezels are a bit too big, though) The whites are white, it can get bright outside and the colors are very accurate

36. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Reds are too red if X-Reality is on. X-Reality is horrible it boosts all colours into whole new level it's awful. The sample photos of S5 in this review look a lot like X-Reality ones.

138. mixedfish

Posts: 1557; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yep, X-reality is horrible, and it's not just the colours, it over sharpens details for video and pictures. Turn that off however, and the screen is the best there is. Mine is permanently off.

140. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah. I keep it off all the time too.

188. marlowe10011

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

Sony is always better than Samsung's amoled display because samsung over saturate things making it fake, unrealistic, erroneous

43. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol the S5 screen is 10x better than the SLCD3 on my M8, especially when it comes to blacks and outdoor visibility. S5 wins in my book.

47. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Well,your book

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yes - thank you for repeating what I said.

71. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Ummm seriously he didn't repeat what you said.

56. MrTzr unregistered

Another big pro of the s5's screen is that there is not a waste of screen-space because the s5 has physical buttons.

80. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The S5 also has an infinite contrast ratio.

67. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Me too and display mate too, the most trusted site..

79. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The S5 has the best overall display out of all the current flagships.

121. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

130% Srgb, oversaturate, distortion, redness is good. Good sony's marketing specialists

165. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G3 is still overall better bigger,sharpest,great color.

3. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Makes the comparison pointless just because phones have various "modes" which differ a lot in quality. You just check one basic mode and create an article simply for click bait. If you want to do something, do it properly. Half knowledge is a dangerous thing.

13. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

same argument with camera comparisons. the s5 wins with its default settings because of the kind of pleasant punch it creates. other cameras can do similar or even better results with the right settings but that's just not how they are configured. they're just comparing what the device makers want their potential buyers to see without any tinkering.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

only iPA gives the iph a crappy high score. how many more blogs out there are going to keep doing this?

34. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

All the ones that Apple pays to save face

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Y NO Lumias?

14. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Not the same league.

18. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

agreed. Lumia flagships are a league above these :D

51. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

In displays? Really? Prove it.

52. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Nokia fanboys and Sony fanboys, as always are in their little world.

59. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Not to mention Sammy fanboyz that aren't any better than Iphone fans

61. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Here's how the fanboy rage chain goes (worst to mild): Sony Nokia Apple LG HTC Samsung

68. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

You are over reacting Smurf Lol! See how many complaints the Sammy fans have here. Life is too short, just Laugh it out Loud!
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