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Galaxy S5 Display is the “Best”, Beats iPhone in Key Areas



The Samsung Galaxy S5 display is the best display available on a smartphone according to a new report. Potential Galaxy S5 buyers should plan to see the display in person before buying anything else.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 display includes a wide collection of modes and automatically adjusting settings that deliver a better looking display than the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. This display delivers incredibly accurate colors, brightness levels that outshine the competition and is incredibly power efficient leading to better overall Galaxy S5 battery life.

Just how good is the Galaxy S5 display? DisplayMate, the industry voice on mobile display quality says, “the Galaxy S5 is the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested.” Dr. Raymond M. Soneira adds, “it has raised the bar for top display performance up by another notch.”

The Galaxy S5 display is bright, accurate and power efficient.

The Galaxy S5 display is bright, accurate and power efficient.

Potential Galaxy S5 buyers, and iPhone switchers will be pleased to hear that the Adapt display, Super bright mode, Ultra Dimming and other Galaxy S5 display features and options are much more than just gimmicks. The very thorough report analyses the performance of the Galaxy S5 display across all these modes and finds the performance impressive.

In 2012 DisplayMate called the iPhone 5 display, “the best Smartphone display we have tested to date,” which carried over to the iPhone 5s. While the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 delivered improvements, previous comparisons outlined areas of improvement that the Galaxy S5 delivers.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 release is slated for April 11th when users can see the 5.1-inch full 1080P HD display on store shelves. Several Best Buy locations already offer a chance to see the Galaxy S5 in person, for users that cannot wait.

Here are five areas the Galaxy S5 display excels in. These make up part of the reason the Galaxy S5 took the top smartphone display name from DisplayMate.

Galaxy S5 Adapt Display & Cinema Display

Packing a bunch of display modes into a smartphone doesn’t do a thing for users if they need to constantly adjust the display manually. Unlike a TV, the viewing conditions of a smartphone change dramatically day-to-day and hour to hour.

The Samsung Galaxy S5’s sensors can detect the environment a user is in and adjust various settings automatically to deliver the best looking display for that environment.

In addition to the automatic adaptive display, there are other various modes such as Dynamic, Standard, Cinema and Professional photo that shine on the Galaxy S5. DisplayMate calls the color accuracy in Cinema mode “excellent.”This means you can know an item you order online will be the right color, sports and TV shows will look just right and photos will look the way they should.

Galaxy S5 Display Brightness

Samsung made a big deal about the Galaxy S5 brightness during the announcement and according to this report it was worthwhile. DisplayMate’s measurements show, “It’s an impressive 22 percent brighter than the Galaxy S4 and a solid 13 percent brighter than the Galaxy Note 3.” Furthermore the study found, “It’s the brightest mobile display that we have ever tested.”

The Galaxy S5 display is the best on the market according to a new report.

The Galaxy S5 display is the best on the market according to a new report.

Galaxy S5 Outdoor Visibility

One of the benefits of a brighter display is better outdoor visibility, which the report measures in a section on high ambient lighting. In short the Galaxy S5 display looks better in bright light thanks to a bright display with a high contrast and a low reflectance.

What that means is you’ll be able to use the Galaxy S5 display to read, surf the web and take photos in bright light without as the same limitations as other displays.

Galaxy S5 Professional Photo Mode

Users can choose to turn on the Professional Photo mode on the Galaxy S5 to achieve a color range that is way above what we typically see in a consumer display or consumer camera.

According to the report, “The Professional Photo Mode on the Galaxy S5 provides an accurate calibration to the Adobe RGB standard, which is rarely available in consumers displays, and is very useful for high-end digital photography applications.”

If you are a professional photographer a pocketable and affordable display with this level of accuracy could be a major selling point.

Galaxy S5 Display and Battery Life

Matching up with a new report on the Galaxy S5 battery life, DisplayMate finds that the display uses the same amount of power as the Galaxy S4, but is able to deliver a 22% brighter display.

In terms of battery life this means the Galaxy S5 display uses 18% less power to deliver the same brightness as the Galaxy S4. By using less power for the display users can expect longer battery life.

A separate report showed Galaxy S5 battery life beating the iPhone 5s and Galaxy Note 3 in gaming endurance and approaching tablet levels in WiFi battery life tests.

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