Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of devices brings forth some of the most interesting displays in the market. After all, no 5.7-inch high-end device should come with a mundane screen. Samsung may have its downsides, but they have shown us time and again that they know how to handle their screen technology.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge were all the hype in Berlin, were Samsung announced its latest products ahead of IFA. The former has that gorgeous large display we have grown to love, and the Note Edge is unique in that it uses a flexible screen that extends to the edge of the phone.
The Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge screens are certainly unique, but are they any good?
The Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge screens are certainly peculiar, but are they any good? The guys at Display Mate have a growing reputation for their screen reviews, so we are glad to see them give these devices some good testing time.
The short answer is yes, these devices sport amazing screens. The Galaxy Note 4 is actually the “best performing smartphone display they have ever tested.” The Note Edge essentially has the same display, but it uses a plastic substrate instead of glass (allowing it to bend). This is what Display Mate considers newsworthy, as Samsung can now achieve the same quality without using glass.
What makes Samsung’s new displays so great, though? There is a mixture of factors one needs to consider. Color accuracy seems to be outstanding in the Note 4. In fact, Display Mate states this is the most color accurate smartphone or tablet screen they have tested.
These displays are also very bright, emitting over 400 nits, which is comparable to, or above, the competition. In addition, these newer displays are measured to be about 14% more efficient than those found in the Galaxy Note 3. Viewing angles are superior with only 19% brightness loss at 30 degrees. And of course, we can’t forget that the Note 4 has a 2560x1440p definition (2560×1600 for the Edge), giving you pixels to throw around.
You can find all the technical details and test results at Display Mate’s Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge research post. They don’t miss a single thing. Ultimately, they reassure us that Samsung is not falling behind in screen technology. In fact, they may be leading it.
Samsung is not falling behind in screen technology. In fact, they may be leading it.