Underwriters Laboratories, the safety consulting and certification company headquartered in Illinois, recently handed Samsung a certification for its 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display mounted on the latest Galaxy S4 handset. UL described the Full HD resolution (1080 x 1920) panel as one of the best on the market.
According to the appraisal, the Samsung Galaxy S4 offers one of the best color reproductions and the largest percentage of Adobe’s RGB spectrum: 97%. Adobe’s standard is said to include 30% more colors than the general sRGB standard that is broadly used.
On top of all that, UL said that the panel brings some of the best contrast ratios on the market, an advantage especially observed in bright sunlight: 3,352:1. Moreover, Samsung’s display has a color accuracy tolerance smaller than 0.006, translating in vivid colors and crisps images.
Samsung is not at its first UL award, earlier this year the same company handing a platinum certification to the Galaxy S4 for its limited impact on the environment.
When we compared the performance of the Galaxy S4 display against the display of the HTC One, we found the former to have richer contrast and deeper blacks, but less realistic colors. While Samsung managed to produce generally brighter, saturated colors and wider viewing angles, we found the HTC’s display sharper and reflecting less light when directly exposed to sun.