When new devices are released, screen technology specialists, DisplayMate, like to get their hands on one to test just how good the screen is. Samsung is a common fixture on DisplayMate’s list of top smartphone displays, and after its test of the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ displays, it appears that hasn’t changed. Thanks to indepth tests that involved testing colour accuracy, brightness, contrast, viewing angle and screen resolution, DisplayMate determined that the “Galaxy Note 5 is the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested.” Of course, none of this is particularly surprising seeing as the previous holder of this crown was the Galaxy Note 4, but it’s good to know Samsung hasn’t let up in this regard despite its other hardships.
Reading between the lines of DisplayMate’s analysis, it would appear the S6 Edge+’s display is also very good – it shares the same resolution (2560×1440) and size (5.7-inch) as the Galaxy Note 5 display – but presumably flexible display technology is yet to be on par with its flatter brethren. What we can also glean from the analysis is that the Quad HD slate on the Galaxy Note 5 shows a 21% power efficiency bump over the Galaxy Note 4’s, and we’re assuming this is a big reason why the Galaxy Note 5 is able to outpace its predecessor in battery life.
There’s a bit too much technical mumbo jumbo in the remaining analysis for me to pretend I know what I’m talking about, so if you’re interested in reading the analysis for yourself, you can read DisplayMate’s report here.
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