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

dmlogoDisplayMate 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:

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

Top Rated Comments

JS82712 Avatar
114 months ago
Brace yourselves, angry fandroids are coming.
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jontech Avatar
114 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
Score: 61 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLoveiTunes Avatar
114 months ago
so iphone pretty much beats the cr*p out of SG III ... who would have thought :p
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JS82712 Avatar
114 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. ;)
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jayse Avatar
114 months ago
Fandroids say AMOLED is better than LCD. Evidently not after this news...
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vendrazi Avatar
114 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.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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