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Galaxy Note 5 takes the crown for best smartphone display

by Jacob Kleinman | August 19, 2015August 19, 2015 12:40 pm PDT

DisplayMate is back with another smartphone study and the results look pretty good for Samsung. The just-announced Galaxy Note 5 has taken the crown, edging out the Galaxy S6 edge Plus. The top spot was previously occupied by both the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6, which tied for best display earlier this year.

The Galaxy Note 5 and Note 4 both offer the same 5.7-inch Quad HD display. However, Samsung’s newer phone offers better colors, 21 percent improved power efficiency, and a higher maximum brightness. The report notes that moving forward Samsung should focus on improving how the screen looks under high ambient light, and avoid packing in more pixels.

“It is absolutely pointless to further increase the display resolution and pixels per inch for a marketing wild goose chase into the stratosphere,” said DisplayMate president Raymond Soneira.

As for the Galaxy S6 edge Plus, the study admits that it’s still a very good display. However, flexible displays just aren’t as good as regular versions, though the technology is improving quickly. The report also notes that OLED has clearly surpassed LCD, which is used in the iPhone and a number of competing devices.

You can read the full detailed breakdown via the source link below, or check out our video hands-on comparison with the Galaxy Note 5 and Note 4 right here.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...