Last year DisplayMate ranked the Note 4’s display as “the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested”. This year they give the same credit to the Note 5.
It’s getting more and more clear that the OLED technology is the future of displays. Samsung has used the OLED technology in their flagships since 2010 and improved the technology year after year. Now OLED displays are so good that even Apple uses one in their Apple Watch.
DisplayMate is known for its in-depth display tests and now the Note 5 and S6 edge+ got the treatment. Both devices have great Super AMOLED displays and even though the resolution and screen size stay the same, there has been a lot of improvement in the display technology. Especially brightness and color accuracy are praised as the Note 4 brightness is doubled to these new devices and the color accuracy is the best they have ever tested. The new displays can also get dimmer than last year for better readability in dark. While being way better to watch than last year, the displays are also 21% more power efficient.
It’ll be interesting to see how the IPS LCD technology leader Apple can answer to these results with its upcoming iPhones. In the future even Apple might be forced to switch to OLED displays. The OLED displays are visibly better than IPS displays and they are more power efficient with black pixels consuming zero energy and they are physically thinner because they don’t need the separate back light module behind the screen as every pixel lights up itself.
Please check the full test at the DisplayMate’s site at the source link below.