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DisplayMate Rates iPhone 5 Screen as "Best Smartphone Display" They've Seen

DisplayMate posts an extensive analysis of the new iPhone 5 screen and also provides detailed comparisons against the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S III.

They conclude that the iPhone 5 represents the best Smartphone screen they've tested.
Based on our extensive Lab measurements the iPhone 5 has a true state-of-the-art accurate display – it’s not perfect and there is plenty of room for improvements (and competitors) but it is the best Smartphone display we have seen to date based on extensive Lab measurements and viewing tests.
In particular, they note that the iPhone 5 has much lower screen reflections, a much higher image contrast and screen readability in high ambient lighting and notably improved color accuracy and picture quality.

Here is their Overall Assessments chart comparing the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy SIII. They conclude the iPhone 5 significantly outperforms the other two units:


The remainder of their charts detail differences in Reflections, Brightness and Contrast, Color and Intensities, Viewing Angles, Power Consumption and Battery Impact.

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26 months ago
Brace yourselves, angry fandroids are coming.
Rating: 62 Votes
26 months ago
That seals it for me I'm holding out for the Samsung SIIII Galaxy Nexus 4.6534" 4G LTE Max RGB+ with Jelly Sandwhich
Rating: 61 Votes
26 months ago
so iphone pretty much beats the cr*p out of SG III ... who would have thought :p
Rating: 48 Votes
26 months ago

so iphone pretty much beats the cr*p out of SG III ... who would have thought :p


it doesn't take a genius. ;)
Rating: 47 Votes
26 months ago
Fandroids say AMOLED is better than LCD. Evidently not after this news...
Rating: 33 Votes
26 months ago

Awful and ignorant comparison.

The best comparisons for the iP5 are the Optimus LTE and the HTC One X because they are all IPS and around/ over 320 PPI, with full RGB matrix.

Both the One X and the LTE are superior. DisplayMate sounds like noobs who think that only Apple and Samsung exist. :rolleyes:


You are so sour. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Rating: 24 Votes
26 months ago

I'd rather have a big, good screen than a medium-sized, great screen.


I have one; it's called "an iPad."

Honestly, I don't want to tote around a horking screen. I'm happy with the 4-inch display.
Rating: 24 Votes
26 months ago
How can this be? Everyone knows the Galaxy SIII is the best smartphone on the planet. (in the solar system, universe, et al) This has to be a mistake! :confused:
Rating: 22 Votes
26 months ago

That seals it for me I'm holding out for the Samsung SIIII Galaxy Nexus 4.6534" 4G LTE Max RGB+ with Jelly Sandwhich


Thanks for the laugh :D
Rating: 20 Votes
26 months ago
B-B-But Super AMOLED HD PLUSx10 has Reeeaaaaalllyyyyy DEEP blacks!
Rating: 20 Votes

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