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

35. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

I think PA has a very strong nasty relationship with apple...! these boys such as super noob ray s are apple child..! Imagine what gonna happen with icrap6 with higher resulotion. ? I loved you samsung....what have you done with these kids site for so much hate...! Haters go to hell and ray s these articles can't do anything against sammy and the best display super amoled...! Just put your as.. in a cold water budy..!

23. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

poor sony what a pity :))))))))))

65. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

yeah poor sony that have overall score 8.16 ;))))))))

24. amarsaini

Posts: 8; Member since: May 28, 2014

hey u phonearena guys sometimes u said lg g3 screen is best among all sometimes u said s5 screen is the best among others . can u stay on ur one decision, everytimes u changes ur statments then how can we belive u . i think u r alwz paid . and for u only that phone i best for whom u paid most .

25. bucky

Posts: 3782; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

At this point they all look great. The only concerns now are visibility and color reproduction for me.

26. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Heeeeheeee...what a joke...! Display mate : Samsung S5 has the best smart phone display ever....! Display mate : samsung galaxy tab S has the best tablet display ever..! PA is the funniest site I have ever met..hehe...dude ray S you are really a funny joke , I think samsung had done to you and this website..! Funny noob kids..!

38. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeah they had written the same about the iPhone 5. So what ?

27. bdgcitizen

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

The writer (RAY S.) is an apple fanboy, He always dislike SAMSUNG. No Wonder...

28. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

i phonearenaaaaaaaaaaaa.... clearly a biased review... or completely dysfunctional eyes..

29. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

SAMOLED is overrated

30. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Woooooow I'm dying because of laughing...! The two best displays G3 and S5 are the last according to iphone arena...! Crap phone display with under 720p resolution is number 1...! What's the funny guy ray s..! I think you have to change your glasses...! Poor guy and poor site also funny..!

33. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Then fu** off. BTW you're the first person I have heard saying the G3 display is good.

37. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

You shut the fu...off noob boy...! The two best displays are S5 and G3 according to most ...! If dont know anything you dont have to speak kid...

39. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

...!... Calm down Farhad

41. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

How is he the kid if you are the one raging about phone screens?

50. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

ArtSim is actually a teenager. He's 14 if I remember.

53. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

16, but still a teen :)

44. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

what a dumb !!! just bcuze you like the screen of s5 it doesnt mean it get best score. I think you know nothing about displays

40. MrOCD unregistered

If this was based on which screen looked the nicest, the Galaxy S5 would probably win. However, this was based on ACCURACY, which is why the iPhone 5S won. According to this, the iPhone had the most accurate display and its only shortcoming was the resolution, which hopefully Apple will fix with the iPhone 6.

42. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Well if you think that greenish cast (like some people right before vomiting) is the nicest one ok that's your choice. Most people like accurate colors showing reality.

54. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Cinema mode works, trust me!

60. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It does.

98. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Erica Griffin, Anandtech and last but not least PA has proved with real life proof not just some numbers like DisplayMate even in Cinema mode S5 screen is not the most accurate. And maybe that's why the most professionals prefer using the same software that Erica Griffin, Anandtech and PA use in their test, compared the software from DisplayMate.

91. MrOCD unregistered

A lot of people really like the over saturated screen on the S5, which is why I said that. I wasn't trying to say that I like it. I personally prefer more realistic colors.

132. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

iodine got it all wrong.. LOL

45. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Darn, ran out of popcorn after reading all these comments.

46. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think he should have left out color reproduction in the overall score. Samsung purposefully over saturate colors because a lot of people like it including me. I'm more concerned with the accuracy of white and black.

55. oyalinkaya

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Over-saturation automatically disables accurate whites and blacks. Because, in real world you cannot find a perfect white. Each reference of white has some he in it and if you over-saturate a color (green in Samsungs, yellow in Sony's, etc) you get that-colorish-whites. That's why; accurate saturation is so important. If you check the pictures with the train you'll get what I mean. GS5 sample depicts whites, unfortunately, greenish...

57. ConcernedPoster

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

Yet another review by the “journalist” Ray S. which ranks the Iphone 5s as the best screen while completely omitting many important ranking criteria such as contrast, average screen reflection, etc.. Once I saw Ray’s name showing up under the article title I immediately knew that the iphone 5 was going to win or at least tie with other, more technologically advanced phones. Both Gsmarena and Display mate (displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm) rank the Galaxy S5 screen’s as the best in business, easily leaving screens like that of the iphone5 far behind. The Galaxy S5 has the brightest screen (696 nits in Automatic Brightness Mode), the best contrast due to the Amoled nature of the screen (this wasn’t even mentioned in this review) and the most accurate color reproduction which comes in at around 6760 kelvin and NOT at 8183 as WRONGLY mentioned in this “comparison review”. Just take a look at the measurements found on display mate (displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm) But hey, how much weigh does displaymate’s review which was written by a guy with a PHD Theoretical Physics from Princeton University and more than 15 years of industry experience (long term of the world famous Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, as Principal Investigator in the Computer Systems Research Laboratory at AT&T Bell Laboratories, etc.) hold against the wise words of such a “reputable journalist” as Ray S.? /sarcasm off Even though I’m not a Samsung fanboy I have to admit that the screen of the Galaxy S5 is, at least for the time being, the best screen found in any mobile device. If you really want to come up with trustworthy reviews/informative stuff I strongly suggest to get rid of Ray S. for good!

107. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

So it looks like a sh*t, smells like a sh*t, comes from where all the sh*ts are coming, but because you're not an expert, it must be a chocolate... Deal with it, fanboys, green tigers doesn't exist, except in the Galaxy world...
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