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The most detailed explanation you’ll read for why the Galaxy Note 4’s display crushes the competition

Published Sep 15th, 2014 6:15PM EDT
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Display
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If there’s one thing Samsung does consistently great, it’s releasing devices with gorgeous, eye-catching displays. The experts at DisplayMate have run the Note 4 through their usual battery of tests and have found that Samsung has once again upped its game when it comes to creating a world-class display.

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We already know that the Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560-pixels, but that only tells a fraction of the story. While pixel density is definitely important when it comes to measuring display quality, color accuracy might just as, if not more, important and DisplayMate has found that the Note 4 “has the most accurate colors… of any smartphone or tablet display that we have ever measured.”

DisplayMate also found that the Note 4’s display had above average ratings for screen reflection and for overall brightness while also delivering a significant 14% improvement to the display’s power efficiency compared with the Galaxy Note 3.

“Based on our extensive lab tests and measurements, the Galaxy Note 4 is the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested,” DisplayMate concludes. “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.”

Be sure to read the full analysis by clicking the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.