Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S: Screen Tech Showdown

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5SUsers of both Apple and Samsung products are usually very loyal to their brand. What happens when we compare the screen technology of the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the iPhone 5s? This article will not be focusing on just the pixel density of each screen. Instead, we will talk about brightness, color accuracy, quality and viewing angles.

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Color Reproduction

Some manufacturers don’t like to focus on making their screen produce the exact colors that they should. Instead, we see companies like Samsung who prefer to over-saturate the colors in order to make colors pop. This isn’t necessarily bad and it’s not wrong to prefer it this way. We all have our own personal preference and having the choice is something that makes this industry great. As we can see from the image above, the iPhone makes colors appear more natural and more accurate than the Galaxy S5 does.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S

Brightness and Visibility

Brightness never really was a strength for Samsung and its Super AMOLED display. However, Samsung has been working on this and with the Galaxy S5, they’re able to each over 440 nits. When comparing this to Apple’s iPhone 5s, they were easily able to achieve well over 500 nits of brightness. This really helps when outdoors with the sun shining against your screen. However the Galaxy S5 wins when you compare their minimum brightness. The Galaxy S5 is able to go as low as 2 nits while the iPhone 5s is able to get down to 5 nits

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S

Viewing Angles

Some customers don’t feel that this is important when they’re looking for a new smartphone. They use the device by themselves and are always looking at it head on. However some people like to share a movie or TV show that they’re watching or might even place the device further away from them on the desk. As you can see from this image, the Galaxy S5 easily wins the war of viewing angles against the iPhone 5s and other devices.

Phone Arena has a lot more images that you can look at to see how these devices compare with each other. At the end of the day, it seems that Samsung, with its Super AMOLED display, still has some work that needs to be done. There are definitely some advantages with that type of display technology, but it is still lacking in certain areas. As it is now, it seems like the iPhone 5s and the Nexus 5 screens are at the head of the pack.

Source: Phone Arena