DisplayMate is well-known for its comprehensive tests that determine the quality of smartphone displays, and more often than not, when DisplayMate makes the headlines, it’s accompanied by a Galaxy device. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 was crowned the best performing smartphone display by DisplayMate way back in 2014, only to be topped by the Galaxy Note 4. The following year, the Galaxy S6 siblings usurped the title, which was claimed by the Galaxy Note5 later that year. So on and so forth.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that the upcoming Galaxy Note7 has surpassed the Galaxy S7 series to feature the best smartphone display available in the market right now. According to DisplayMate’s President Raymond Soneira, the Galaxy Note7’s display is so impressive that it’s almost futuristic:
Since the Note series generally leads in display technology, the Note 7 should really have been called the Note 8 so that its name will be in better sync with the future Galaxy S8.
The analysis shows that the Note7’s display outperformed the Note5 and the Galaxy S7 in almost every display lab test. With its maximum brightness of 1,000 nits, Note7 has the brightest smartphone display ever, and its reflectance measures at 4.6%, one of the lowest ever tested by DisplayMate.
Soneira concludes that Note7’s wide range of display features – such as color modes – along with its color gamut and dual ambient sensors should make it one of the most ideal phones to use directly under the sun.
Samsung’s efforts to refine its Super AMOLED technology not only benefits the end-user, but it could have significant implications for the smartphone market. Whereas in its nascent stages, OLED technology was criticized for color inaccuracy and relative dimness, it is now growing at an unstoppable rate.
With even Apple rumored to be employing the technology in its future iPhones, Samsung’s lead in smartphone OLED technology may bode well for the Korean electronics giant. Do you think Note7’s outstanding display is enough of a reason to upgrade? What are your thoughts on OLED screens? Let us know by leaving a comment below!