Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review, Release Date: Best Screen on a Smartphone
The best display ever for a smartphone is coming to stores Friday. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5's quad HD beats out all the current smartphones in display tests, Tech Radar reports.
The 5.7-inch screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was tested in smartphone display performance measurements and it broke all sorts of records and matched others, according to DisplayMate.
Featuring a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy Note 5 has the highest absolute color accuracy, highest peak brightness and highest contrast rating in ambient light.
Samsung already had a record-breaking display with the Galaxy Note 4. The Note 5's display is up to 23 percent brighter than the Note 4.
Even with the crisp display, the Galaxy Note 5 manages to conserve battery 21 percent better than the Note 4. This is a good thing for Samsung, since they decided to lower the battery from 3,200 mAh in the Note 4 to 3,000 mAh in the Note 5.
This could be the best display for quite some time. DispayMate calls the 2560 x 1400 pixel resolution and 518 pixels per inch (PPI) "perfectly sharp for normal 20/20 human vision under all normal viewing."
DisplayMate says it would be "absolutely pointless" to create anything with a greater resolution or more pixels per inch.
Instead of increasing the resolution on these smartphones, DisplayMate suggests that phone manufacturers focus on improving the display in ambient lighting for these screens.
Customers would not see any numerical improvements if the display was improved for ambient lighting. When customers see high resolution numbers like 2560 x 1400 and 518 PPI, they get excited. However, seeing "improved ambient light display" is unlikely to excite them.
Future smartphones will continue to try and beat out the Galaxy Note 5, but for now it has the best display offered in a smartphone. If Samsung releases a followup to the Galaxy S6 (possibly the Galaxy S7), it will probably have a very similar display.
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