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Galaxy S10 display blows everything else out of the water

Samsung makes significant mobile OLED display technology advances with every new generation of its flagship smartphones. There’s a reason why previous Galaxy flagships have received the coveted crown of having the best smartphone display on the market. Samsung Display, the conglomerate’s display affiliate, clearly knows a thing or two about making exceptional panels.

So it should not come as a surprise that DisplayMate’s analysis of the Galaxy S10 display finds that it essentially blows everything else out of the water. Samsung did mention some of its results during the Galaxy S10 launch event. It highlighted that the Galaxy S10 display has the highest color accuracy of any smartphone display and can reach a peak brightness level of 1,200 nits. DisplayMate has now published its full results for the new flagship.

Galaxy S10 has the best smartphone display on the market

The Galaxy S10 display performance has been improved to record-setting Outstanding levels. It sets over a dozen new Display Performance Records. This includes Absolute Color Accuracy at 0.4 JNCD. That’s regarded as “Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect.” Samsung has evidently focused on improving the overall display Picture Quality and Color Accuracy which is a welcome step.

The OLED Hardware Performance has been improved as well. There’s a 17 percent Brightness increase in the High Brightness Mode compared to the Galaxy S9. As we expected, DisplayMate has given the Galaxy S10 its highest ever A+ grade. It receives 100% All Green Very Good to Excellent Ratings across all categories. That’s despite new tests and tougher grading standards. The tests were performed on pre-release production units of the Galaxy S10 that were provided by Samsung.

The Galaxy S10 display also sets a new record for the Highest Full Screen Brightness at 804 nits. Records have also been set for Peak Display Brightness, Contrast Ratio and Native Color Gamut. Simply put, the Galaxy S10 has the best smartphone display on the market. DisplayMate regards it as “the most innovative and high performance smartphone display that we have ever lab tested.” It goes without saying that you’ll be getting your money’s worth with Samsung’s new flagship as far as the display is concerned.

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Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s definitely a great display but don’t take Display Mate too seriously. Just wait, the Note10 will get the prize when it arrives, and right after that the iPhone 11 will get it (even though it’ll be a Samsung display) and after that it will be S11. It’s bulls*** to a large extent. The iPhone X got it after the Note9, even though it’s an older generation Samsung screen. It’ll happen again, they’ll say the iPhone display is “better calibrated”. Just wait and see and remember this comment. Lol. These companies pay Display Mate for the test, so they feel… Read more »

Luk4shO
Luk4shO

When will they make them last longer than 12 months without burnin though? I have every single S flagship every year and when it’s time to change I can always notice some burn in. And that’s on 50% brightness as well

aramisss
aramisss

Had all S flagships from s2, and note 2, never had any issues with burn in. Nock nock nock to wood.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Have never seen any burn in on any of my Note devices after Note 4 (I did get a little burn in on that but it was the early days of OLED) and I keep it on auto so it spends a lot of time outside on full brightness. You’re just unlucky maybe, that every phone you got had a badly calibrated screen or you spend hours looking at the same image. However if you use night mode and something like Swift Installer where nearly all your apps are dark, there won’t be any permanent lines to worry about.

locarno
locarno

Please compare S9 to S10 display.

locarno
locarno

Hope they don’t sell this panel to Apple.

MStuart
MStuart

Wake me up once they finally figure out how to get rid of the purple smearing and black crushing…

Don’t get me wrong, I love Amoled but it’s not without its issues.

ssking
ssking

When they’ll use micro led instead of oled

locarno
locarno

Yes. There’s purple smearing and black crushing but only on low brightness.

zlobster
zlobster

So, you either get bad color grading on low brightness, or burn-in when increase brightness? Sweet choice, Sammy?

Emraan100
Emraan100

LOUD APPLAUSE for Samsung…