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

181. moboman

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Tell me, what did Apple pay you for this results? Or are you guys just total iPhone fanboys? Anyone of us can just go to a retailer and have a look ourselves, as I did a few days ago. And let me tell you: Apple lost that one, big time!

182. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

184. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

props to apple, the 5s is still banging =) G3 is really gorgeous but the display just a gimmick...take a fhd display and the G3 would be flying

185. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Color is a perception. Everyone sees it differently. As a teenager in the mid 70's, I worked in a television repair shop and when I made a house call it was the hardest thing to adjust the color because what looked good to me, didn't look good to the end user. I liked them more on the warm side, but for some reason a lot of people wanted their screen to make the person look like they had spent WAY too much time in the sun! An "old timer" repairman told me a piece of good advise. Adjust to where the people (on a live tv broadcast) faces look correct. You get the flesh tones looking good, pretty much everything else will fall into line. Same with phones, to some degree. Find a good photo of someone you know personally, and if your screen has the ability, adjust to make the face look correct. If you can do that, pretty much everything will look good.

186. marlowe10011

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

S5 lose this battle, sorry for s5 owners but the truth hurts especially if you are very loyal to samsung's very acclaimed super amoled display that over saturates the color making it fake from natural.

189. bdgcitizen

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

Nothing special with screen on Z2 and Sony is the worst after sales... suck

192. marlowe10011

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

Oh come on, stop being indignant about the results and directly calumniating sony xperia z2 for having better display than s5. Just compare it in actual observation of both the phone. Because, I have tried comparing it and I can say xperia z2 has deep red, green and blue compare to s5.

190. AcerStan

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

I would assume S5 has a better display than S4 which I have. That tiger picture looks nothing like the one shown in this review. Either PA tested a faulty unit or the display was put in a weird screen mode.

191. aksdad

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

All have spectacular displays and only the most discriminating viewer would notice the difference in a direct side-by-side comparison. It should be noted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 display is much better than the reviewer noted. It has different color modes for bright, everyday viewing, for videos and for photos. The reviewer kept the S5 in standard mode which is too blue on purpose for better brightly lit, outdoor viewing. It will hit 698 nits, higher than the iPhone's 580. When Cinema mode is selected, the color accuracy improves dramatically. DisplayMate, which performs a much more thorough and rigorous test, noted that "the Galaxy S5 Cinema Mode has the most accurate colors for any Smartphone or Tablet display that we have ever measured." That means even better than the iPad Retina which is a beautiful and accurate display. Search for "Samsung Galaxy S5 color test" or go to the website for DisplayMate.

193. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Why was any post-processing needed anyways? Wasn't it better to show the natural colour of the displays rather than making it artificial and exaggerated?
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