SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy S5 LTE-A Display shows improved color accuracy

Phone
By 

Last updated: July 16th, 2014 at 18:02 UTC+02:00

A few weeks after its limited, South Korean release, the display of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has finally received its first analysis – courtesy of AnandTech. When DisplayMate hailed the Galaxy S5 as having the “best performing smartphone display”, it was hard to imagine what even Samsung could do to build upon this. As it turns out, the 5.1 inch, WQHD Super AMOLED display does indeed improve the clarity – upping the pixel density to a whopping 577 ppi – but offers a more marked difference in color saturation.

Due to the construction of Samsung’s AMOLED displays and its use of the diamond pixel matrix, green subpixels outnumber blue and red subpixels in a 2:1:1 ratio. This has led to users noticing a green-ish tint to the screen and skews the color accuracy on the GS5. Now even though the Galaxy S5 LTE-A features the same kind of AMOLED display, the bump to the 2560×1440 resolution helps in addressing the green-ish tint. Notice below that there is a very real difference in color accuracy between the two handsets.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A (on the right) offers whiter whites
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A (on the right) offers whiter whites

Aside from this, the increased power consumption of the screen appears to be marginal and with that makes a strong case for Samsung being the premiere display manufacturer. One gripe may be that the global Samsung market is on pins and needles awaiting the point when such a dazzling display will be available to all; here’s hoping that there’s not much more waiting.

s5-ltea-display-analysis5

s5-ltea-display-analysis6

s5-ltea-display-analysis7

s5-ltea-display-analysis4

s5-ltea-display-analysis3

s5-ltea-display-analysis

s5-ltea-display-analysis2

Via

Phone Galaxy S5Galaxy S5 LTE-ASKCSKT
Load 5 comments

You might also like

Samsung’s tomb of lost features is now looking sadder than ever

Samsung has removed a lot of features from its flagship products over the years.

  • By Mihai M.
  • 1 year ago

A decade of Galaxy S camera improvements in one infographic

Samsung always took pride in the camera setup of its Galaxy S flagship phones, and the company’s series …

  • By Mihai M.
  • 2 years ago

10 years of Samsung Galaxy S flagships: Looking back at the Galaxy S5!

Welcome to part five of our 10 years of Samsung Galaxy S flagship series, in which we here at SamMobile talk …

  • By Abhijeet M.
  • 3 years ago

Samsung built a Bitcoin mining rig out of old Galaxy S5s—and it̵ …

Samsung’s found a use for your old Galaxy S5 (and no, it doesn’t matter if it’s smashed to s …

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago

Galaxy S5 September security patch missing from latest update

Samsung has released a new update for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) in the Netherlands. The update, which has a fi …

  • By Asif S.
  • 5 years ago

Verizon Galaxy S5 gets August security patch

Samsung has been doing a good job of rolling out security updates even for devices that you might think would …

  • By Adnan F.
  • 5 years ago