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The Galaxy Note 10+ has the best display on a phone right now

If you’re looking for the best display on a phone in 2019 (or the best camera), look no further than the Galaxy Note 10+. It’s not surprising to see that Samsung Display pulled out all the stops for the Korean giant’s latest flagship smartphone.

In addition to improving the hardware performance, Samsung has also improved the picture quality and color accuracy of the panel. This makes the Galaxy Note 10+’s display stand tall above the competition; not that there is much, as Samsung Display has an absolute monopoly in the mobile OLED market.

The Galaxy Note 10+ has the best display on a phone

The overall Galaxy Note 10+ display performance has been improved to record-setting Outstanding levels with 13 Display Performance Records, as revealed by DisplayMate after its extensive testing of the panel.

Samsung has implemented Precision Factory Display Calibration to improve the absolute picture quality and color accuracy. At 0.4 JNCD, the latter is classified as Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect. The improvement in the actual hardware performance has bumped up the peak brightness to 1,308 nits, a new record and a 25 percent increase compared to the Galaxy Note 9. This means that the device will remain unfazed even in high ambient light.

DisplayMate has awarded the panel with an A+ grade as it sets or matches 13 smartphone display performance records, including for peak luminance and color accuracy that’s independent of the content on the screen. Simply put, the Galaxy Note 10+’s 6.8-inch panel is the best display on a phone right now. The 3040×1440 pixel resolution panel with 498 pixels per inch uses Sub-Pixel Rendering. This helps improve the sharpness even further since the individual RGB Sub-Pixels aren’t bound together into fixed Pixels.

Automatic Color Management is a new addition as well. Instead of limiting the panel to several fixed color gamuts, it automatically switches to the appropriate color gamut for any image content that has an ICC Profile which falls within the OLED Wide Color Space. This means that the images will always be reproduced with accurate colors that don’t need over or under saturated. Samsung has also reduced the amount of potentially harmful Blue Light by 37.5 percent compared to the Galaxy Note 9 without compromising the Wide Color Gamut. The panel is TUV Certified for Eye Comfort with Reduced Blue Light.

It’s worth noting that the displays on the Galaxy S10 lineup share many (if not all) of the same capabilities as the Galaxy Note 10+ display, so those deciding between a Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy Note 10+ can rest assured that the former will offer an excellent viewing experience as well. You can check out the in-depth evaluation of the Galaxy Note 10+’s panel on DisplayMate’s website.

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3x77,2x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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locarno
locarno

“not that there is much, as Samsung Display has an absolute monopoly in the mobile OLED market.” So who is better? LG display with its bad panels ? “At 0.4 JNCD” How many JNCD have Note 9 and S10 ? “This helps improve the sharpness even further since the individual RBG Sub-Pixels aren’t bound together into fixed Pixels.” S10 also have this ? “aren’t bound together into fixed Pixels.” Explain this. “the individual RBG Sub-Pixels aren’t bound together into fixed Pixels.” RBG* “has an ICC Profile which falls within the OLED Wide Color Space. This means that the images will… Read more »

Samcurve
Samcurve

not surprised at all…N10 is better than S10, next year S11 will be better than N10, then N11, S12, N12..never ending…

locarno
locarno

Finally they stop innovating this because they will reach peak.

sampiandres
sampiandres

What about SCREEN BURN?

locarno
locarno

It is still there.

Davoncci
Davoncci

Well, I get it. I will still deduct a star though with regards to the refresh rate. Samsung needs to join the high refresh rate bandwagon. If you have ever used a high refresh rate device, you can just notice how the UI feels buttery smooth. I still use my Note8. I recently used my friend’s Razer phone for a while as I was transferring some files. I was with it for a couple of hours. Holy smokes, I came back to my Note8 and it suddenly feels sluggish. For high refresh rates, ignorance is bliss. Once you use it,… Read more »

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

But i don’t think Samsung’s software is optimized enough to be able to work at 90Hz. And they probably won’t be in a hurry to put one since the masses don’t likely care for stuff like refresh rates. Not that anyone would complain about it if Samsung does equip a device with a 90Hz display.

siaho
siaho

Good point, the UI still hardly manages 60fps and there are defo some hiccups here and there that will be more noticeable at 90Hz/90fps.

Gunter2
Gunter2

What? Refresh rate has absolutely nothing got to do with the speed of the phone. My son has the Asus ROG, a similar type of gamer phone, ironically it replaced his Razer which constantly overheated and throttled. The refresh rate only becomes useful when playing games, and in my opinion the Note isn’t aimed at that user base. It’s for business and productivity, it’s not targeting people who want to play games specifically. But anyway, the high refresh rate actually becomes active on those phone only when they’re in gaming mode. You won’t see any difference in normal use, and… Read more »

siaho
siaho

Actually they can run at the 90/120Hz all the time not only in games. This can be user defined/selected. Also you totally do notice the difference even in the UI/videos/everywhere the same way as you notice 144Hz PC monitor vs 60Hz monitor even in general usage like browsing the web. Secondly, the only thing it will add is higher power consumption – the thickness is the same and no extra heat is produced from the panel. Ofc it will add also a higher price to manufacture and that’s not the thing that samsung wants with their millions of sold phones.… Read more »

locarno
locarno

90Hz will cause heat ?

Note 9 was advertised ad gaming phone with Fortnite and pubg.

Gunter2
Gunter2

You prove a point @locarno. Fortnite and PUBG do indeed run perfectly on my S9 plus and probably even better on Note9, S10, and Note10 and certainly doesn’t need 90hz to look good. My sons Razer phone on the other hand got hot enough that he had to stop playing. Plus it didn’t look any better in my opinion. He started borrowing my phone to play sometimes. The ROG is better but he has some cooling fan attachment stuck on it when he plays. Unless you want to game all the time 90hz isn’t worth it, and if that’s what… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

@locarno By the way I’m not saying that the 90hz screen itself is causing the heat directly, more likely it’s the processor having to run so fast and overclocking to drive the screen that’s actually causing the heat build up.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Not surprised that the normal note 10 is not mentioned with its low resolution offering

utvic99
utvic99

Tbh the screen of my S7 Edge on 1080p is well over good enough for me, probably most of the people as well since I’m but an average person who doesn’t see the point of spending $1100 on something marginally better than for example an S10 or even Note 9 and S9, all of which you can currently find at under $700

Gunter2
Gunter2

This will change when the next iPhone arrives, it always does. Even though the iPhone X had an older generation screen FROM SAMSUNG, it got a higher score than the S9. The reason they gave was about some calibration setting. Just like DXO Mark, companies pay to get this mark. It’s a lot of b.s to be honest.

kav946
kav946

And just like the camera.. maybe they continue to tweak the screens to improve them. The screens are largely evolutions from the previous screen, so it would make sense that they continue to make incremental steps forward.

Prove that they are buying the results, and you will be a nerd hero for months on twitter. It would be the biggest scandal since it was determined that they were faking benchmarks.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Actually, if memory serves, no phone actually beats Samsung’s own when you compare actual scores.

A lot of confusion comes from Display Mate awarding the “Highest A+ rating” or “Highest ever A+ rating.” All that means is that A+ is the highest rating; there is no actual number grade.

So the iPhone 11 will receive the “Highest A+” rating and people think: ooh, it’s better! Once you start digging into the scores for each category, you see the Samsung flagships dominate. Admittedly, the margins are tiny since they’re all Samsung displays, but still….

Gunter2
Gunter2

You’re actually rightl there, but 99% of people just read the headline, not the report.

london2tim
london2tim

what a surprise