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Galaxy Note 5 has the “best phone screen ever”, DisplayMate claims

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features the best-performing display of any smartphone on the market, according to new tests.

The ever-diligent DisplayMate site has put the 5.7in Super AMOLED panel through its paces and crowned it the best mobile display it has ever tested.

Seeing as the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ share almost the same panel, we can assume that top rating applies to the dual-edged device too.

In the eyes of exhaustive tester Dr Raymond Soneira, the Galaxy Note 5 takes over from its predecessor the Note 4 as the best in the business.

He wrote: “Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements listed below, the Galaxy Note 5 is the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested. It takes over from the Galaxy Note 4, which was the previous record holder for mobile display performance.”

Dr Soneira praised the handset for offering “much higher peak brightness, with significantly improved screen visibility and readability in high ambient light.”

He also revealed that the Galaxy Note 5 offers “significantly higher display power efficiency, so it actually uses less power than the Note 4 in spite of its much higher brightness. This results in a number of new records for smartphone display performance, including the best absolute colour accuracy of any mobile display that we have ever tested, and delivering absolutely stunning and beautiful images.”

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The test also claimed there’s little point in Samsung or rival manufacturers seeking to better the 2,560 x 1,440 QHD, 518ppi panel.

“It is absolutely pointless to further increase the display resolution and pixels per inch for a marketing wild goose chase into the stratosphere,” he added.

So nobody should bother with 4K phones then?

We’ve already gone hands on with the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ following the launch announcement last week.

Will the rest of the handsets be able to match that market-leading display? Stay tuned to TrustedReviews to find out.

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