Report: Samsung Galaxy S9 Has the Best-Ever Smartphone Display

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 22 Comments

Report: Samsung Galaxy S9 Has the Best-Ever Smartphone Display

The experts at DisplayMate have bestowed the Samsung Galaxy S9 display with its highest-ever grade, an A+, noting that it offers the best-ever performance for any smartphone display.

“Based on our extensive Lab Tests and Measurements, the Galaxy S9 has an impressive display that establishes many new display performance records, earning DisplayMate’s Best Performing Smartphone Display Award, and receiving our highest ever A+ grade,” DisplayMate notes in its report.

It’s no surprise that Samsung makes the best-ever smartphone display, it was already pumping out the best smartphone displays on previous devices. In fact, the display of the previous record-winner, the iPhone X, is made by—wait for—Samsung.

But this is another important notch in the Samsung Galaxy S9’s, um, belt. (Yes, I routinely complain when other people use antiquated idioms like that. But I at least know what it means. Plus, a notch in the belt is way better than a notch in the display. Am I right?) The flagship smartphone is already receiving accolades for its other impressive features. And the original assessment that this new phone family is somehow just “more of the same” is quickly being cast aside as the evidence rolls in.

And that applies, go figure, to the display as well.

“While the Galaxy S9 display might at first appear to be very similar to the Galaxy S8, there are many major display performance improvements,” DisplayMate explains. “instead of just focusing on pushing the OLED hardware performance levels higher for the Galaxy S9, Samsung has instead concentrated on significantly enhancing and optimizing the on-screen absolute picture quality and absolute color accuracy of the OLED display by implementing precision factory display calibration, moving the overall Galaxy S9 display performance up to Outstanding levels, and setting many new Display Performance Records, including Absolute Color Accuracy that is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect, and almost certainly considerably better than your existing Smartphone, living room 4K Ultra or HDTV, Tablet, Laptop, and computer monitor.”

Woof. That’s a lot of words. And if you want to see even more of them, check out the DisplayMate report. It’s chock full of ’em. (Yep, I did it again.) It’s like death by word count.


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