Screen comparison: iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs G3 vs One (M8) vs iPhone 5s

Whenever a new major flagship smartphone comes out, we tend to stage an in-depth screen comparison in order to determine if the manufacturer has managed to leapfrog the stiff competition in this all so important aspect. Of course, the just-released Apple iPhone 6 is major enough to justify a new screen comparison, especially since Apple prides itself in producing some of the very best displays in the industry...
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104 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

8 out 10 articles in the last couple of hours are Apple related... please stop it.

11. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

But still where the hell is Lumia 1520???? Why pa always avoid Lumias when comparing with iPhones?

13. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

this is war of soldiers only (Kings not allowed)

17. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Ha ha nice one bro.:)

39. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They should really include some Windows phone.

55. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Lumia? What is this?

79. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

cnour...go to your cave....

69. Smarter

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Where is Jolla sailfish, where is Firefox phone, they are not included in the comparison because nobody cares of those minor platform, which are not as good as iOS and Android phones. This is comparison of the best smartphones on the planet. Will you know it in the future to avoid to write such useless comments? My order: 1. S5 2. 5S 3. 6 4. M8 5. G3

85. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

PhoneArena, please provide evidence of your most recent laboratory calibration of your tools used to assess colour accuracy in these devices.

16. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

So PA's S5 and displaymate's S5 is completely different devices.

18. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

in s5 bad color accuracy. if you look at the tests of displaymate, and not the that they wrote you'll see it

23. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

should you even be asking that? phonearena's office is miles away from displaymate's so i assume they test two different s5's. kidding... not really. i think displaymate did not limit their color accuracy test to the standard screen mode. they also tested the other modes so they were able to see that it's not really that inaccurate with colors.

31. tenho1982

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I own an S5 and it's never greenish like what I see here in the above photos. phonearena is a magician.

67. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

S5 has four different display modes

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

Says "android_hitman". I'm an Android lover too, but the iPhone is the newest, hottest flagship on the market right now. Of course it's getting a lot of attention. If you don't like it, my suggestion would be to stop clicking on the articles or find an Android only site to go to. Either way, no wants to hear you dictate what articles you think should be posted on this site.

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 31092; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Post of the day is yours bro. Well said, he could just get lost.

68. g2a5b0e unregistered

Thanks, Darkk. I just get tired of these folks who act like this is Android Arena. I enjoy tech news of all types, even the platforms that I'm not super interested in. People act like someone is making them click on these articles. If you don't like it, just move on along.

72. darkkjedii

Posts: 31092; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Spoken/typed like a true techie.

102. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I wanna join you dude's gang. I like the way you roll!

26. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

8 out of 10 Tech Sites said S5 has the best screen ever and only surpassed by Note 4.

30. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Best OLED yes. Read the entire test. "The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the current Best Mobile LCD Displays and the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 are the current Best Mobile OLED Displays. " http://www.displaymate.com/iPhone6_ShootOut.htm

41. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Here is something for you from the same link you have posted "The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the current Best Mobile LCD Displays and the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 are the current Best Mobile OLEDs Displays. Both are impressive and excellent displays with great state-of-the-art display technology. We recently gave the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 our overall Best Smartphone Display award, and for the time being that continues for all of the reasons originally mentioned there ." I think you missed the last point in hurry or you have just ignored it....

47. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I didn't miss it. Do you see a Note 4 in this PA article or just the S5?

82. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol....damage control The comment which you replied to had mentioned Note 4 in it. You mentioned Note 4 in your comment. Now all of a sudden when your little deception is caught you say where is Note 4 in article .....lol Classic back peddler :D

92. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Dayum got some ownage much? Talk about backfire.

83. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Of course, there is this from Displaymate, not distinguishing between LCD or OLED: "Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements, the Galaxy Note 4 is the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested. " http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_Note4_ShootOut_1.htm

40. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The S5's score is brought down by the color saturation in the default mode. I'm not sure why color accuracy is tallied when Samsung intentionally does it that way because a lot of people including myself prefer a slightly saturated screen.

29. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They gave the 6 & 5s the same score for resolution, making that test a complete joke Also anyone who cares about colour accuracy on the S5 would use the most accurate screen mode and so should PA in that test.

34. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

but the iphone 6 and 5s actually have the same DPI so they are even when it comes to resolution (sharpness in this context). the 6 has a higher resolution but it has a bigger display.

42. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Yeah, they should use the mode that's Samsung says is color accurate rather than the mode that's saturated because their user base prefers it. It unfairly lowers the S5's overall score based on a category that comes down to user preference.

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