Turn on a Samsung Galaxy S5, and the first thing you'll notice is its large 5.1-inch screen. The images and icons are bright and colorful. Everything is razor-sharp, maybe even sharper than that TV you've got at home. And if you like reading specs, you'll be impressed by the screen: It's 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED. In a detailed report, the experts at DisplayMate call the Galaxy S5 screen "the brightest mobile display that we have ever tested."
What can you do with this technology? A whole lot. Here are just some of the adventures you can have with the new Samsung Galaxy S5.
Enjoy the summer sun:
Even when the summer sun is beating down, you don't have to squint or desperately hunt for a little bit of shade just to read a quick text. With Adapt Display Mode, the Galaxy S5 continuously adjusts the screen based on the light around you and the images and videos you're looking at. Galaxy S5 has advanced Local Contrast Enhancement that will get you the sharpness and color reproduction you need, no matter where you are — even when you're at the beach. To see how sharp the screen is compared with other phones in bright light, check out these these GIFs from Samsung Tomorrow.
Show off your family or vacation pictures:
Those vacation shots of your hiking trip will blow everyone away when you show them off on your Galaxy S5. Because the device analyzes both the incoming light and the content on your screen, it automatically optimizes the color range, saturation, and sharpness of your display. You'll feel like you're right back on the trail.
Improve your game-playing skills:
Most smartphones have a lot of glass between the touch sensors and your fingers. But the Galaxy S5's Super AMOLED screen has on-cell touch technology with sensors embedded right into the screen. And with a reported response time of 0.01ms, the Galaxy S5 is the fastest on the current market, making it more sensitive to your First Striking skills.
Scroll through your pictures or stream HD movies on the go:
Whether you're commuting to work or vacationing in a new city, you can keep yourself entertained in any kind of light. You can even watch a movie when you're coming home on the red-eye and not wake up the snoring man next to you, thanks to the phone's super dimming ability. And if you're using your phone to read the latest ebooks, you'll appreciate how Galaxy S5 lets you adjust the white balance to relieve any possible eye strain. As Samsung Tomorrow put it, "The display adjusts to the surrounding lighting like a chameleon."
Enjoy more color than ever before:
You may not think a lot about color accuracy ... until you see a picture of yourself looking washed-out and a little green. Two accepted ways to measure displays are Color Gamut (the range of colors available on the device) and Contrast Ratio (the device's range of brightness). The Super AMOLED's color gamut is 1.4 times larger than a standard TFT LCD screen, and the contrast ratio is 77 times higher. That means you'll see more natural colors. On top of that, Super AMOLED is based on the professional-grade Adobe RGB color standard, rather than the more limited sRGB.