Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s recently announced Galaxy Note 4 has set a new standard in smartphone display. According to display evaluation and consulting firm DisplayMate, the Galaxy Note 4 has the best smartphone display the firm has ever tested. DisplayMate started such test reports in 2006.
Galaxy Note 4 display received a green rating in almost every category
The Galaxy Note 4 comes with a gorgeous 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 1440×2560 resolution. It has a pixel density of 515ppi. The Note 4 saw a major display upgrade from its predecessor Note 3, which had 1080×1920 pixel resolution. In fact, Note 4 packs more pixels than the Galaxy S5 with 1080×1920 resolution.
DisplayMate said the Galaxy Note 4 either matched or set new records for screen resolution, color ratio, color accuracy, peak brightness, the smallest brightness variation, and contrast rating in ambient light. The firm also praised the Galaxy Note 4’s ability to deliver multiple color gamuts. DisplayMate said it’s the first ever smartphone display to get all green rating in all test categories, except one yellow for brightness variation. A green rating means “very good or excellent.”
Despite the signification increase in resolution, the Note 4 saw massive improvements in display power efficiency compared to its predecessor, noted DisplayMate. The phablet’s ‘AMOLED Photo screen mode’ provides accurate Adobe RGB calibration, suitable for advanced imaging applications such as high-end digital photography.
Galaxy Note 4 not the only Samsung phone to win that title
Samsung had provided DisplayMate a pre-release production unit of the Note 4 for display tests. The device will hit the shelves sometime in October. Samsung consistently tries to improve display quality of its devices. Note 4 is not the only handset from the Korean company to have the title of featuring the “best smartphone display.” Earlier this year, DisplayMate had declared that the Galaxy S5 had the “best smartphone display,” at least back then.
However, the Galaxy Note 4 is likely to face stiff competition from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple’s new phones received a record four million pre-orders on the first day.