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Best smartphone display ever? It’s on the Galaxy S9, as expected

The pace at which Samsung has been making improvements to its flagship smartphone displays, it was only a matter of time before things reached a peak, and that seems to have finally happened with the Galaxy S9. DisplayMate, the experts who go through the pains of testing smartphone displays so we don’t have to, say the Galaxy S9 has the best display of any smartphone ever. To be fair, Samsung’s flagships have been taking home the mantle of best display for a long time now, and it was only the Apple iPhone X, which features an OLED made by Samsung, that managed to steal the limelight and put a blemish on its archrival’s long-standing track record.

Color accuracy “visually indistinguishable from perfect”

Since the iPhone X’s OLED display was deemed to be so darned good by many publications, we were expecting Samsung to hit it out the park with the Galaxy S9. We weren’t expecting it to do so well, however – according to DisplayMate, the color accuracy of the Infinity display on the Galaxy S9 is “visually indistinguishable from perfect.” That’s high praise indeed, but we’re not too surprised that color accuracy has reached a point where further improvements seem unimportant. That’s not to say the Galaxy S10 (or whatever the next one is called) won’t top what the S9 offers. In fact, we wouldn’t put it past Samsung to impress us again much earlier with the Galaxy Note 9.

Other than the “perfect” color accuracy, the Galaxy S9 display also achieves 20 percent higher brightness over the Galaxy S8 display in high brightness mode. That’s when the display goes into overdrive when you step outdoors and into bright sunlight, and the S9 can reach 1,130 nits of brightness in such situations. The 1,000 nits+ brightness is also what gives the Galaxy S9 true Mobile HDR certification, just like the Galaxy Note 8, although DisplayMate recorded the Note 8 display reaching over 1,200 nits. The S9’s screen also has the lowest brightness and color shifts with a change in viewing angles for a smartphone.

The source link has all the in-depth info you need to learn exactly why the Galaxy S9 is so good when it comes to the viewing experience. Don’t forget that Samsung’s latest flagship also has stronger front glass and higher shock resistance, so that beautiful display is also more resilient. Not that we would recommend using the phone without a case, but hey, instead of letting us dictate how you use a phone you might be paying nearly a thousand dollars for, check out if you can save a few bucks when buying the S9 or S9+ through the deals we’ve curated over in this post.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on

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Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Samsung can easily make the s8 and note 8 on par with the colour setup with software updates but they won’t as this will remove any differentiating factors

Especially given the margins are so small where the phones are near identical in so many aspects and actual technology used.

Biransahin
Biransahin

This is all a scam guys. When iFans were crowing on about the X screen I said it then. Here’s how it works. Every new device from Samsung and Apple takes the prize. It was the S7, then the Note7 (briefly) then iPhone 7, then S8, then Note8, even the pos Pixel got a consolation prize, then iPhone X, now S9, and in the future Note9, then iPhone X1 and on and on. Display mate are just doing this for money. There is absolutely no value in their decisions other than marketing. This was proven by the fact that they… Read more »

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Yeah and I’m sure the actual methodical tests they do on the displays is a complete lie too. Have you read the detail they go into? These reviews are done scientifically by a PhD physicist, I highly doubt they’re getting bribed every time a flagship phone from Apple or Samsung gets released. What’s actually happening is they’re leapfrogging each other, as you do with technology and competition.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Yes I’ve read it. I’m a design engineer myself with a PhD in Physics and Electronic systems. I’ve a pretty good idea how it works. Every year I have to apply for ISO and other certifications. We also pay for those. You missed my point. The iPhone X got the prize based on old Samsung Amoled technology. It gained points in technical areas where the product technology was less advanced than on the S8 and Note8 screens. This doesn’t make any sense. It got higher points on a lower technology screen. The iPhone X screen could not possibly have leapfrogged… Read more »

wajie
wajie

Don’t forget QLED Iphone X from Samsung..LOL

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Why do these sites always get the brightness wrong? It can only reach 1130 nits when 1% of the display is switched on, when 100% of the display is white it can get to 690 nits, still around 150 nits lower than the iPhone X but it’s still bright and it was still given the highest mark of any display but for God’s sake get your facts right.

harinsheth
harinsheth

Read whole display mate report
There is nothing like u said, u apple fanboy ! Fool !

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

“ That’s when the display goes into overdrive when you step outdoors and into bright sunlight, and the S9 can reach 1,130 nits of brightness in such situations.“ look at the damn review and see that the APL scale is 1-100, at 1% it can reach 1130 and at 100% it can only reach 690. You Samsung fanboys and your denial. So many downvotes because you know I’m right. I even said that it was given the highest mark but your autism forces you to downvote.

matteozzzz
matteozzzz

Compare them IRL, then say something,top notch. 😉

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Crapple loser has done it hahaha, so jealous of S9

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Lol. Didn’t realise this was a Samsung circle jerk for autistic kids. I’ll take my logic elsewhere. When you learn to comprehend scientific results then maybe your parents won’t shudder every time they think of how that one glass of wine your mum had when she was pregnant maybe could’ve made you the way you are. Ciao

harinsheth
harinsheth

U fool
That means when brightness set to manual it reaches upto 690 nits and when at automatic via sensor it reaches upto 1130 nits !
You are BLIND HATER OF SUCCESSFUL SAMSUNG, and maybe u paid 999$ for no jack no sd card and lower ip67 rating with notch and failed face id at launch 😂