Man, it’s been too long since we heard from Dr. Raymond Soneira, owner of DisplayMate Technologies. Last we wrote, he was saying that 1080p smartphone displays were kinda pointless.
Now he’s put the Samsung Galaxy S4’s display under the microscope (literally, by the sounds of it), concluding – in layman’s terms – that it’s pretty freakin’ good.
Key finds from Soneira’s study include the Samsung Galaxy S4’s maximum brightness being higher than that of the Samsung Galaxy S3, while its average power efficiency also ranks higher (er, by being lower, if that makes sense).
Compared to the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 crams in almost as many subpixels per inch, while light reflection is as good as – if not better than – the iPhone 5’s.
“The display on the Galaxy S4 is a major enhancement and improvement over the Galaxy S III,” says Soneira. “It has a full HD 1920x1080 resolution display with 441 Pixels Per Inch. It is also better calibrated, brighter, and bigger.”
As for the iPhone 5, it generally scored well in Soneira’s assessment, with brightness decrease at viewing angles being his main concern.
Fancy reading more? Lots more? Check out Soneira’s Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5 display comparison over at the DisplayMate site.