Samsung Galaxy S5 'Best Performing Smartphone Display' Ever [Report]

 DisplayMate has conducted its in-depth analysis of the Samsung Galaxy S5 display and declared it the 'best performing smartphone display' they've ever tested.

Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements, the Galaxy S5 is the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested. It has a long list of new records for best Smartphone display performance including: Highest Brightness, Lowest Reflectance, Highest Color Accuracy, Infinite Contrast Ratio, Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light, and smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle. The Galaxy S5 has raised the bar for top display performance up by another notch – an impressive achievement for OLED technology! "

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 Samsung Galaxy S5


Display Technology
 5.1 inch
OLED with Diamond Pixels
Organic Light Emitting Diode
Diamond Pixels with Diagonal Sub-Pixel Symmetry
Screen Shape
 16:9 = 1.78
Aspect Ratio
The Galaxy S5 has the same shape as
widescreen HDTV video content.
Screen Area
 11.1 Square Inches
A better measure of size than the diagonal length.
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080 pixels
2K  Full HD 1080p
Screen Pixel Resolution.
2K refers to the 1980 Horizontal Resolution
Total Number of Pixels
 2.1 Mega Pixels
Total Number of Pixels.
Pixels Per Inch
 432 PPI with Diamond Pixels
Sharpness depends on the viewing distance and PPI.
Sub-Pixels Per Inch
    Red 305 SPPI
 Green 432 SPPI
   Blue 305 SPPI
Diamond Pixel displays have only half the number of
Red and Blue Sub-Pixels as standard RGB displays.
Total Number of Sub-Pixels
       Red 1,037 KSP
    Green 2,074 KSP
      Blue 1,037 KSP
Number of Kilo Sub-Pixels KSP for Red, Green, Blue.
Diamond Pixel displays have only half the number of
Red and Blue Sub-Pixels as standard RGB displays.
20/20 Vision Distance
where Pixels or Sub-Pixels
are Not Resolved
       8.0 inches for White and Green
11.3 inches for Red and Blue
For 20/20 Vision the minimum Viewing Distance
where the screen appears perfectly sharp to the eye.
At 12 inches from the screen 20/20 Vision is 287 PPI.
Display Sharpness
at Typical Viewing Distances
Display appears Perfectly Sharp
Pixels are not Resolved with 20/20 Vision
at Typical Viewing Distances of 11 to 15 inches

The Sub-Pixel Rendering used on the Galaxy S5 further improves Display Sharpness
The Typical Viewing Distances for the Galaxy S5
are in the range of 11 to 15 inches.

Note that eye’s resolution is much lower
for Red and Blue color content than White and Green.
Photo Viewer Color Depth
 Full 24-bit Color
No Dithering Visible
256 Intensity Levels
Many Android Smartphones and Tablets still have some
The Samsung Galaxy Notes do not have this issue.