Galaxy S 4 display compared with iPhone 5’s by Display Mate
This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
There are two major numbers that get thrown about the most often when it comes to promoting a phone – the number of megapixels in its camera, along with its display. This may or may not be a reasonable comparison (the megapixels myth has long been proven to be just that, a myth), but they provide useful metrics for comparison in the form of two prominent features. The latest report by Display Mate sees a matchup between the displays of the newest flagship devices from the two rivals – Apple and Samsung. The iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 see their screens get compared – read on to find out who prevails!
Display Mate’s Raymond Soneira compared the Galaxy S 4’s screen to that of the flagship that it succeeded – the S 3, and the screen is said to be a big improvement in terms of power efficiency, and brightness. The S 3 of course had a 1280 x 720 resolution pentile AMOLED display in a 4.8 inch screen, while the S 4 has a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels in a pentile AMOLED display.
The iPhone 5’s display was an IPS LCD one as usual, with a ‘Retina display’ resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels in a 4 inch screen. This gave it a pixel density of 326 ppi, as compared to 441 ppi in the case of the S 4.
The iPhone 5 did prove to be marginally better in terms of the realistic color and contrast seen in photos and videos. It turned out to lose a lot of its brightness with changing viewing angles however, while the S 4 proved to be remarkably consistent in the brightness stakes.
All in all, the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S 4 had their own minor pros and cons, but gone are the days when AMOLED displays came up short in comparisons with the IPS LCD popularized by Apple, as both prove to be excellent displays for the two flagship phones.