Samsung's Galaxy S8 earns A+ grade as best performing smartphone display

Shawn Knight

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Overlooking its obvious flaw, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was one heck of a smartphone with a terrific display. At the time, renowned smartphone display expert and DisplayMate President Dr. Raymond M. Soneira found the flagship to have the most innovative and high performance display of any handset.

That’s some stiff competition to tackle but according to Soneira, Samsung has done just that with the Note 7’s successor.

In a report on the matter, Soneira notes that the Galaxy S8 steals the crown as the most innovative and high performance smartphone display they’ve ever tested in the lab.

Soneira found that the Galaxy S8 matches or sets new smartphone display records for highest peak brightness (1,020 nits), largest native color gamut (113 percent DCI-P3 and 142 percent sRGB / Rec.709), highest contrast rating in ambient light (227), highest (infinite) contrast ratio and lowest screen reflectance (4.5 percent), just to name a few.

The screen expert recalls that the first notable OLED smartphone they looked at, the Google Nexus One, came in last place in their 2010 smartphone display shootout. In the span of just seven years, mobile OLED technology now has a commanding first place lead on the industry and continues forging ahead.

The culmination of that is the Galaxy S8, the first in a new generation of OLED smartphones. Samsung is setting the stage for 2017 flagships as they’ll all likely use full screen display designs with flexible OLED technology.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones go on sale April 21.

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texasrattler

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Your crap is anothers treasure.

Btw, only 12 yrs use the word triggered. So stop using it, you only make yourself look triggered.
 
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Uncle Al

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Over all I think it will be a winner for Samsung, which they need to regain their standing in the cell phone marketplace. They had a brief period of "not so hot" televisions, but that seems to be over now and they are back to producing a good product. Can't say that we've heard much about their appliance line after the negative press on them using some "bait and switch" tactics on their warranties .... hopefully that they will change.

In the case of Samsung it really points to a QC system that is less that impressive. Most people think that quality control only happens at the end of the product production cycle, but smarter companies are involving QC in every step of the process to eliminate issues that start with conception and design. Samsung "appears" to have learned that, now lets see if they keep it going .....
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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And yet their televisions still look like crap.
Yeah, they did but remember we're not discussing their 80's TV sets. The TV's themselves might look like crap to some, that's just personal taste, but TV their displays are nothing short of sublime, quite possibly industry leaders.
 
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Skidmarksdeluxe

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Meh, I'll confidently say it'll look mediocre when you compare it their upcoming S14 in ~2023. ;)
For now there's absolutely no doubting it'll be a killer device. So much so that's there's nothing coming up later this year from other manufacturers to really look forward to.
 
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MoeJoe

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Yeah, they did but remember we're not discussing their 80's TV sets. The TV's themselves might look like crap to some, that's just personal taste, but TV their displays are nothing short of sublime, quite possibly industry leaders.
QLED has nothing on OLED.

LG knows it, Samsung knows it (hence why they use OLED tech in their mobiles)
and now Sony knows it.
 

Makson

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My small mobile telephone has a smart user and I have a Samsung 32" TV as an 'easy to read' monitor with my desktop computer.
$1199.00 for a Samsung S8 mini computer, I can buy an excellent new lap-top for that price in Australia, with a 17" screen.