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DisplayMate awards the "Best Smartphone Display" title once again, this time to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's display is "Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect".
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's display is "Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect".
DisplayMate has concluded that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's display is "visually indistinguishable from perfect" and has awarded no less than 12 awards to the phone. The publication gave the Galaxy S20 Ultra's display an A+ rating and notes that it has "text book perfect calibration accuracy and performance".
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Samsung is not new to earning top praise from the folks over at DisplayMate. The Galaxy S10 bagged 13 DisplayMate awards while the Galaxy S9's display before it earned the distinction of being "visually indistinguishable from perfect". The Galaxy S20 Ultra continues the tradition this time as well earning DisplayMate's "Best Smartphone Display Award" with a total of 12 awards and an A+ Display Performance. 

The Galaxy S20 Ultra uses a 6.9-inch 3200 x 1400 Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O 120 Hz display. DisplayMate says that the Galaxy S20 Ultra has close to "text book perfect calibration accuracy and performance" and notes that the phone sets records for:

  • Very High Color Accuracy
  • Very High Contrast Accuracy and Intensity Scale Accuracy
  • Peak Luminance that is independent of the on-screen image content
  • Color Accuracy and Intensity Scales are independent of the on-screen image
  • Natural DCI-P3 screen mode
  • Natural sRGB screen mode
  • High Brightness Mode

The S20 Ultra was found to have the highest absolute color accuracy of 0.5 JNCD or Just Noticeable Color Difference, which is a metric to measure on-screen color accuracy in comparison to the eye's sensitivity to a particular color. Based on this result and a few others, DisplayMate concludes that the S20's Ultra is "visually indistinguishable from perfect".

DisplayMate notes that OLEDs will continue to dominate top-tier smartphone displays for the next three to five years given their low power consumption, fast response times, better viewing angles, and high refresh rates. However, the increasing demand for OLEDs would put considerable pressure on supply. 

The publication also notes that the 510 ppi of the S20 Ultra is perfectly sharp at normal viewing conditions and the use of 4K displays in smartphones has no real visual benefit. 

While Samsung has been consistently topping the DisplayMate charts, other smartphones such the Google Pixel 4 XL and the OnePlus 7 Pro have also received high praise from the publication.

Check out the detailed testing methodology at the Source link below. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-02-19 (Update: 2020-02-19)