The iPhone X’s reign as the world’s best smartphone display ever has already been overthrown.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 has blown away the display experts at DisplayMate. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see if for your self, but Galaxy S9 matches or broke the record for display performance records, earning it DisplayMate’s highest rating ever.
After running the OLED display on the S9 through a battery of tests, DisplayMate found that it’s the first screen ever to score All Green ratings in all of its measurement categories. It’s pretty much the best screen you can look at on the planet right now.
The best display ever
“Samsung has 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…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.”
Apple received similar honors for the iPhone during testing last year. Samsung scoring better than Apple isn’t much of a surprise considering Samsung is the manufacturer of the iPhone X display. LG could be added as an OLED supplier for Apple in 2018 to help the company get distance from Samsung.
Despite boosting overall performance on the S9 OLED display, the panel has the same power efficiency as the screen on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. You can nerd out on all the metrics and tests over on the full report.