This has happened so many times it has become tradition: Samsung launches a new top of the line smartphone and shortly thereafter the product gets labeled as the smartphone with the best display on the market.
Far from suspecting an “arrangement” between Samsung and the specialists over at Display Mate, this news comes to reconfirm the fact that Samsung makes the best OLED displays on the market, so good that even Apple is using them.
This time the specialists from Display Mate awarded the “Excellent A+” grade, superior to the “A+” grade they awarded to the display of the Galaxy Note 8.
Even if the size of the Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus smartphones are basically identical to the previous versions, Display Mate specialists found no problems in discovering new improvements.
While the hardware is mostly the same, the image quality and the color accuracy were significantly improved, thanks to a better calibration and improving the software. According to Display Mate, the color accuracy on the Galaxy S9 display is basically “perfect”, which comes to justify the “Excellent A+” grade they awarded.
The specialists were also impressed by the impressive luminosity that can be reached in auto mode, which is 1130 nits, 20% more than the display of the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. Still, we have to say that the maximum luminosity is just a bit smaller than the luminosity of the Note 8.
The auto-adjust feature of the luminosity is controlled with the help of two ambient light sensors placed above the display and on the back of the phone and this avoids the situations when the luminosity of the display drops just because the phone is oriented against the light.
According to Display Mate, the screen of the Galaxy S9 covers 141% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum and 113% of the sRGB spectrum, these being the highest values ever recorded on a smartphone or tablet display. The surface reflection index of the screen is 4.4%, the best measured so far by Display Mate.
Compared to the Galaxy S8 model, Galaxy S9 manages to impress yet again, also establishing some milestones that are hard to match by others. And considering that even Apple is using displays built by Samsung for the iPhone X model, its hard to believe that we’re going to see someone else matching these results any time soon.