The Samsung Galaxy S5's Stunning Display is Explained by Samsung


The new Samsung Galaxy S5 hit the market a couple of weeks ago and there were really no surprises – not even the great amount of criticism heaped on it before anybody even had the Galaxy S5 in their hands.  It seems where Samsung is concerned, anything short of 'walking on water' is unacceptable, and even that would be attributed to its bloatware keeping it afloat.  Now that the dust has settled and the Galaxy S5's reviews are coming in, there is still a certain hesitation to say anything good about the device, but finally it boils down to it is a solid device, but nothing spectacular. One thing that really does stand out on the new Galaxy S5 is the display, after all, it takes up most of the front of the device – DisplayMate Technologies did an intense study of the Galaxy S5 display and came to this conclusion:

"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!"


Samsung wanted to explain or defend their Super AMOLED technology and the display of the Galaxy S5 – just in case you did not realize that improvements were made.  The first is called 'local contrast enhancement' and it not only adjusts the contrast, but also the brightness for a clear view of the screen contents, not matter if you are in low-light or outside under the bright sunlight…you will have little or no eye strain. The other improvement is what Samsung calls their 'Adaptive Display' – the Galaxy S5 "analyzes incoming lights & content and automatically optimizes the color range, saturation, and sharpness of your display."  The Galaxy S5's screen will 'adapt' to whatever you are doing – be it watching a movie, looking at pictures, web browsing, or reading a book – and makes the display look more natural to users.  This is a much-improved version of what is found on the Galaxy Note 3.

'Color Realization' allows the Galaxy S5 to reproduce richer and brighter images when compared to even a TFT LCD display.  The two elements that determine the color accuracy are the color gamut (range of colors) and the contrast ratio (range of brightness).  Compared to a TFT LCD display, Samsung's Super AMOLED color gamut is 1.4 times larger and the contrast ratio is 77 times higher – producing a more natural color. The last item Samsung discusses is the display's 'Fast Response Time' – the Galaxy S5 has a response time of 0.01ms, which is the fastest time of any smartphone currently on the market.  This will prevent any sluggish videos, movies or lag time in focusing, and will maintain that speed between -10 to 40 Celsius. Just in case you wanted to know why your Galaxy S5's display is so nice looking, Samsung wanted you to know the facts behind the results. Please let us know on our Google+ Page what you think of the new Galaxy S5's DISPLAY – do you find it stunning as well, or still not up to your liking…as always, we love to hear from you!

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