Each year, Samsung’s flagships come with the cutting-edge display technology and outperform all competitors in terms of quality. This year is no different as DisplayMate has tested and graded the Samsung Galaxy S8’s screen as the “best ever display on a smartphone”.
The report released by DisplayMate, which specializes in testing displays for color accuracy and calibration, provides a comprehensive analysis of the device’s high-end screen along with its enhanced software features.
With an Infinity Display that can reach a brightness of 1020 nits, it’s surely one of brightest smartphones out there. Moreover, it features a flexible OLED display which fills nearly the entire front face of the phone.
The report states:
The Galaxy S8 is the first in a new generation of OLED Smartphones that have a Full-Screen Display design. It has many major and important state-of-the-art display performance enhancements, features and functions, with mobile OLED display technology now advancing faster than ever.
The Galaxy S8 is the most innovative and high-performance Smartphone display that we have ever lab tested. So the Galaxy S8 becomes the Best Performing Smartphone Display, earning DisplayMate’s highest ever A+ grade
Improvements in the Samsung Galaxy S8:
- Higher Screen Brightness from 5% to 19%.
- Larger Native Color Gamut with 113% DCI-P3 for better displayed Colors in High Ambient Light.
- Improved Absolute Color Accuracy.
- Improved Viewing Angle performance.
- Enhanced configurable Edge Display for the curved screen sides.
- Enhanced Always On Display mode operated with IC hardware rather than App software.
- Enhanced Personalized Auto Brightness Control.
- Enhanced Image Processor for Adaptive Dynamic Brightness and Contrast Range Expansion.
- Enhanced Performance Modes and Power Saving Modes.
- Stronger curved Gorilla Glass 5 protecting the display.
Comparison with the Samsung Galaxy S7:
- Display is 18% larger in screen area than S7, with almost the same width but is 17% taller.
- New aspect ratio of 18.5 : 9 = 2.05, which is larger than the 16 : 9 = 1.78 on the Galaxy S7.
- Standard Wide Color Gamut called DCI-P3 for Digital Cinema Initiative, which was absent in Galaxy S7.
- The measured Galaxy S8 Screen Reflectance is 4.5 % which is slightly better than the Galaxy S7.
- Galaxy S8’s Automatic Brightness is equal to the Galaxy S7 and is 19% brighter than Galaxy S7.
- The Color Shifts with Viewing Angle are relatively small and somewhat better than the Galaxy S7.
With a brand new design, gorgeous display and a host of features, Samsung seems to be on track to rectify the mistakes it made with the Note 7.
If you want more details, click here to read Displaymate’s report.