DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy Note9 display is “visually indistinguishable from perfect”

Samsung Galaxy Note9 display

It’s official. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display on the new Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the best in the business. Bar none. In fact, consulting firm DisplayMate has called it “visually indistinguishable from perfect.” This may not come as such a big surprise since Samsung has been the leading OLED display maker for years.

For those not in the know, Samsung also makes the brilliant OLED display on the iPhone X.

DisplayMate found the Galaxy Note9’s display to have the best colour calibration of any display on the market. The device has several display modes, each tied to a specific colour gamut. This sounds similar to the different modes found on the OnePlus 6, another top notch display.

For instance, the Basic mode is sRGB, and the AMOLED Photo mode is Adobe RGB.

DisplayMate Galaxy Note9

The firm used Just Noticeable Colour Difference (JNCD) to measure colour accuracy of the Note9 display. Anything under an error rate of “3” is “visually indistinguishable from perfect” in most situations. It added that the Note9 display is considerably better than your 4K UHD TV, tablet, notebook and computer monitor.

When two colours are touching, a rating of “1” or less is necessary to ensure perfection.

The Note9 scored a JNCD of 0.5, so it’s effectively perfect.

DisplayMate Galaxy Note9

Samsung’s latest flagship also improves on last year’s winning Note8 on brightness, improving by 26 percent with a maximum output of 825 nits. It’s still not the brightest display on the market though, that distinction goes to the LG. The LG G7’s LCD can go up to 1,000 nits.

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OLED display have tremendous performance advantages over LCDs and high-end smartphones need OLEDs to compete.

The other record-breaking feats for the Note9 display include the lowest reflectance (4.4 percent), the highest contrast in ambient light (239), and the smallest colour variation at off-angles (27 percent at 30 degrees).

It’s all very technical for the everyday user. And perhaps the numbers don’t matter. What matters is when you buy a Galaxy Note9, you’re also buying the best display on the planet. Which means you get the best brightness, contrast, colour accuracy and image quality that money can buy.

If you’re interested in the in-depth technical bits, visit the Galaxy Note9 shoot-out page on DisplayMate.

For everything Galaxy Note9, head over to this page.

Source: DisplayMate via ExtremeTech


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