In mobile, we've long gone past the point where we're no longer suffering from pixelization or other viewing issues caused by lack of resolution. After hitting milestones like the iPhone 4 with its Retina Display of 326 ppi, the 1080p HTC DROID DNA, and the QHD LG G3, we're already in a position where we might even be experiencing excessive screen resolution. The move from 720p to 1080p brought little, but still discernible difference with regards to clarity. However, now that LG has initiated the push for QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels), we start to wonder if there's really need for anything higher than 1080p on a screen with a size of about 5, or even 5.5 inches. As we said in our LG G3 review, the differences between QHD and 1080p in terms of viewing experience are more than negligible, so if you expect the QHD resolution of the G3 to noticeably improve things and make them seem crisper and more detailed, you're in for a disappointment.

Besides the G3, the rest of the participants in this comparison, except for the iPhone 5s, are hovering around the 5” display diagonal mark. This results in a pixel density of well over 400 ppi – a very high number that guarantees an extremely clean and easy to read image. It's difficult to really rank all the handsets in this category, as most of them exhibit more or less the same level of detail. The iPhone 5s and its Retina Display are also very good in terms of viewing experience, but with a pixel density of 326 ppi, there's just a smidgen of visible pixelization with it, in case you look carefully. Still, it isn't anything significant enough to make you look away from it.



1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Kind of disappointed that G3 didn't dominated the competition. However, my Z2 is holding well in this fight :D

49. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

A 4" 640p screen scored higher than a 5"+ 1080p? Huh?

66. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Do you have S5...? I own S5 and I get that tiger photo... you can't belive how much this site lying...! The tiger photo was fantastic and more accurate colors...really white...they put a fake photo and related to S5..really shame on PA...every one has S5 get that tiger photo and judge your real that tiger photo in S5 is far better than 5s and most accurate.!

69. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yup. S5 hands down best display.

92. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Even on out door visibility picture, to me the iPhone clear got out performed by the Z2 & M8..

160. Furbal unregistered

Yeah it does have a damn good display. Theres a G2, 1520, M8 and S5 on my desk. I like the M8 better overall but the S5 does outclass it on display.

83. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Liar Phoerena used Professional Display Mode on s5 instead of Movie Mode.

87. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

it very well could be the screen in that phone vs the screen in yours. some show white in pink, some in green, some are yellow. some of the screens show white really well, some do not.

97. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Why am I not surprise that iPhone is the no. 1. By the end of the day it's user preference .

105. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

the iPhone shared the same score as Z2 and M8. There's no clear number one. Only number 4 (S5) ;)

113. EiadAjam

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

yes sure, especially when it is white-greened tiger xD

118. neiljay6

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

I found the same photo and it looks nothing like what they have on the site. hmmm...

126. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yo you calling Ray S. a liar?!?

127. gynorm

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Ray is on something... read the article on displaymate for an accruate review on the Galaxy S5 display.

70. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Lol it's okay it's okay. Let's wait for the Galaxy F (no sarcasm) I think I might like the design of it.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Look at that green white tiger on the GS5 display lol

88. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a green tiger dude....

153. jgalvez21

Posts: 21; Member since: May 29, 2014

put the same picture in my phone. no green tiger , it looks actually better all those photos

62. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Dont believe this pointless article by PA. After 1 month they will come up and Say we apologize , we did wrong Color Reproduction: HTC m8 beats other Outdoor : s5, then 5s Resolution : iphone should be less than 5 , Blurry

89. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Amoled is yellowish display. LCD is whitish display.

90. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

My question is... How do we know the camera they used has good color reproduction?

130. Busyboy unregistered

If it was taken with an ISOCELL camera it's guaranteed according to sar44

137. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


119. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

120. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

124. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

122. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Where is viewing angles, contrast, black color, video (response time) tests? Paid pa

135. baibhav93

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2014

yeah z does well...even in sunlight....they didnt compare lumia 1520...its better than all of them...i used it in sunlight n it was better than my z2 and s5...

164. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3 still the SHARPEST and still Great in COLOR REPRODUCTION. the outdoor visibility is not that bad! most people will not looking their phone'screen in the middle of the Sunlight! Great Job LG!

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