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

72. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Close to none. See how many complaints the Sony fans have about them releasing the same exact phone with a minor bump in processor speed. Life is short, open your eyes and see the world without blinders.

75. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

The rage Smurf i feel you LOL!

77. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Because other companies packed their phones full of new and innovative stuff, right?

73. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Yes I think you are right..just laugh and enjoy your S5 display...!

76. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Reality however is this (worst to mild too): Apple Samsung Nokia/Sony Other companies don't really have fanboys I guess.

82. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Are you kidding me? Nokia fanboys are the worse than Apple ones!

86. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

My opinion as a guy who likes Nokia :)

84. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Put nokia on top, the list gets perfect.

99. Busyboy unregistered

Love it how you bash Sony yet the Z2 is superior to the S5 in almost every way. i.e. Display, Battery Life, Build quality, Audio

133. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The S5 triumphs the Z2 in battery life and durability lol. You can have audio, but I'll one up you with the M8.

145. Busyboy unregistered

I'm afraid it only wins when you turn on UPSM and I'm pretty sure regular usage counts more

154. jgalvez21

Posts: 21; Member since: May 29, 2014

exynos version have better audio so no.

176. Tarzan

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Hahaha I can't believe you put Samsung fans to last. Mate you got to show at least you tried. Your comments/rating shows Samsung fans are no better than Apple's, oh well slightly better as I ca't stand that fruit company.

85. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

A lot better than OEM specific fanboys who blindly hate samsung, because their beloved OEM can't beat samsung :(

183. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

just like the sammy bois

5. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

is it only me,or anyone can see the lines on the screen in the galaxy s5?its kinda annoying,its like desktop monitor O.o

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

mostly a camera thing. it looks different in reality. if you notice OLED tvs being videoed by less than excellent cameras, they flicker rapidly, but you can't see that flickering when you look at the OLED display directly.

6. SilverCenturion

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

i didn't find much difference really !!

7. hateftotti

Posts: 230; Member since: May 03, 2011

Whattt???? S5 has the best screen out there but PA problem with AMOLED screens pushes the S5 screen to last place and that's funny

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

tech website politics. can't afford to lose regular visitors. they already gave the camera crown to the S5.another device should get the other crown.

8. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Really strange that the S5 ended up being in the bottom. That Super Amoled Panel is a true Beauty imo...

149. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

True, as the advertising saids.

10. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

So ummm phonearena, are you gonna mention that Lg gave an update that increased their brightness? Its not 455 and not 350 anymore. You put it down in your charts bit you didn't mention the change.

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The iPhone 5s screen looks like s**t and it's rated the best. Hilarious.

17. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

u mistype the "H" to "T"

15. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Why, there is hardly ever Nokia in those comparisions?

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The fact that 5S screen is so small in size and resolution should put it straight into last place.

19. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

That's a crappy outdoor visibility. Maybe I'm weird, but isn't it the most important factor? I mean, I hardly ever use microscope to look at screen, and color reproduction is satisfying in all those models. Nokia 1520 claimed to have great outdoor visibility. I wonder, how it would look next to them...

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

iPhone wins *claps slowly*

22. banglazbless

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Its not shocking with these characters over at PA. The s5 have one of the best display you can find but still these guys placed it way behind the rest, really? Who pays these niwits?
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