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Yep, the Galaxy Note 9 has the best smartphone display ever

DisplayMate has published its results of the Galaxy Note 9’s display and deemed it the best smartphone display ever. Surprised? Neither are we. The Galaxy Note 9 display has many improvements over the Galaxy Note 8 and also a few over the Galaxy S9. For example, while the Galaxy S9 had a record absolute color accuracy (0.7 JNCD) that was already visually indistinguishable from perfect, Samsung has managed to improve the Note 9 display slightly (0.5 JNCD) even on that front.

Best smartphone display award goes to the Galaxy Note 9

The Galaxy Note 9 display is 27 percent brighter than the Galaxy Note 8’s and also 32 percent higher in contrast at maximum brightness with auto brightness enabled. Technically, the Galaxy Note 9 can reach up to 710 nits (cd/m2) with an all-white screen – that is, when the screen is completely lit up – and 1,050 nits peak brightness when only a small amount of pixels are lit up. The peak brightness is lower than the Note 8 and the S9, but as DisplayMate notes, that shouldn’t be an issue as the peak brightness doesn’t come into the equation for most apps and images. The Note 9 is also similarly efficient as the Galaxy S9 and Note 8 when it comes to power consumption, suggesting that current OLED panels may have reached a peak in this regard.

There are a few other parameters in which the display on the Galaxy Note 9 comes out on top (such as the shift in brightness and color at extreme viewing angles). You can read DisplayMate’s detailed results at the source link. And, of course, do check out what we think of Samsung’s new flagship overall and look forward to our complete review in the coming days.

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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gtone339
gtone339

Its great, but far from perfect.

dagger1
dagger1

Until next year’s S10 that is

Blood Wolfe
Blood Wolfe

This is said every single year because obviously it’s going to improve otherwise people won’t buy a new phone if it’s the same as the previous model without improvements. Stop saying this EVERY… SINGLE… YEAR! We get it, every year is an upgrade as it should be, don’t have to make it out like it’s the first smart phone and revolutionary; because it isn’t!

ogsamsung
ogsamsung

You mad?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Because the display is the most important part of the smartphone!! you’d be happy playing games, watching movies, taking pictures on a blurry sub par display?
The ONLY reason I stick with Samsung is because their displays cannot be beat.

london2tim
london2tim

oh please – they say that for every new phone – how much longer can they use this as a POS – all phones in 2018 have a great display – who cares that one has 5% more brightness or 0.2 more colour accuracy – no one is gone look at their screen with a magnifier – it seems Samsung has kind of run out of new tricks

harinsheth
harinsheth

Screen is the place where you look 100% time while using smartphone !

london2tim
london2tim

yes and at this stage any improvments are past what human eye can detect