This article will bring out the Samsung fanboys and the Samsung haters – and there are plenty of both, but once again, DisplayMate Technologies has dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as the “Best of the Best” displays for color accuracy. When testing for Color Accuracy they look at five areas – Full Gamut, Skin Tone, Organic, Blue Region and White Point. They took their top six overall performers from this past year and did a display ‘shootout’ if you will to see which one was truly the best display for color accuracy and ranked them in this order:
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Samsung Tab S 10.5, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013), Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Apple iPad Air 2. One thing to note is that BOTH Samsung devices were set to the Basic Screen Mode. If you wish to read the entire article with all of the graphs and bells and whistles, please click below on our source link. Even though these were their top six performers this year, when they tested this time for Color Accuracy, there were significant differences between the group. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 came in first in all categories, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 were tied closely for overall second place. They also point out that the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 came in second in the every important categories of Skin Tone and Organic Color Accuracy – beating all others in those two categories except the Galaxy Note 4.
Back in September, DisplayMate tested the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, as they do with all new devices, and declared that, “the Galaxy Note 4 is the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested. It matches or breaks new records in Smartphone display performance for: Highest Absolute Color Accuracy, Highest Screen Resolution, Infinite Contrast Ratio, Highest Peak Brightness, Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light, and the smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle. Its Color Management capability provides multiple Color Gamuts – a major advantage that is not currently provided by any of the other leading Smartphones.” For those that are interested, they also tested the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and found it to be “essentially the same” as the Note 4.
DisplayMate points out once again that the best performing LCD and OLED both deliver “impressive sharpness, brightness, low reflectance, high color accuracy, accurate image contrast and great viewing angles.” One of the reasons that Samsung’s OLED’s are performing so well is that they have implemented user controls to adjust the color that best suites the user’s tastes or the material on the display. They pointed out that many owners do not realize that they can adjust the display to the Basic Screen Mode under display settings and it is that setting that is winning in all categories. Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know what you think about these results and if you have looked at the displays on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge…as always, we would love to hear from you.