Research firm DisplayMate, which regularly offers its opinions on the quality of smartphone and tablet displays, has conducted its usual, and extensive, series of tests on the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The final result of those tests has the firm declaring that the display on Samsung's latest phone is the best one made for any smartphone yet.
DisplayMate got to check out a pre-production unit of the Galaxy Note 5 from Samsung, along with the Galaxy S6 edge+. The Galaxy Note 5's screen beat the previous number one display in the firm's tests, which happens to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. While the Note 5 has the same screen size and resolution of the year-old Note 4 (5.7 inches with a Quad HD 2560x1440 pixel display), DisplayMate claims the Note 5 beats its older brother in a number of other areas:
Highest Absolute Color Accuracy (1.4 JNCD), Highest Peak Brightness (861 nits), Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light (183), Highest Screen Resolution (2560x1440), Highest (infinite) Contrast Ratio, and Smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle (24 percent). In addition, almost every display lab test and measurement shows some improvements compared to the Galaxy Note 4, the previous record holder, including slightly lower Screen Reflectance (4.7 percent), an 18 to 23 percent improvement display Brightness, and a 21 percent improvement in display power efficiency, so the Note 5 display actually uses less power than the Note 4 in spite of its much higher brightness.
The firm added that the display on the Galaxy S6 edge+ "has essentially identical display performance to the Galaxy Note 5" with the exception of its curved screen.
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