Galaxy Note 3 - Brightest Mobile Display Tested

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    I had a chance to look at Note 3 and the first thing I thought was that the screen was very bright. I was thinking that it looked brighter than my GS4, but thought maybe it was just in my head or the size of the Note's screen that made the difference. Had both on Auto brightness. Now a new review of the screen from the people at Display Mate confirms my opinion. Bottom line, the display is one of the best displays on the market for color accuracy and brightness.

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    Now if only they could get rid of the subpixel arrangement, then everyone's AMOLED woes would be put to rest.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    With 1080P displays at these PPI levels, Subpixel arrangement is no longer an issue. Images and fonts are as sharp as ever. You're still stuck in the pre-GS4 days. Time to move on and find a new argument.
     
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    Congratulations to Sammy. Perhaps now people think twice before bashing AMOLED screens for their brightness.

    I've also read that the screen is 10% percent brighter than the iPhone 5's display on autobrightness under strong sunlight.
     
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    Good to hear. I can't wait to see this in person.
     
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    Good to know. I struggled with my S4 in sunlight and now I'm sorely tempted by the note 3. Sadly every UK network store I call says "Its been delayed" even though you can buy direct from Samsung since the 24th.
     
  7. macrumors 68010

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    Not totally true. The Note 3 has the same number of subpixels as a 258 PPI RGB display. So edges might be fuzzy and clarity isn't exactly on par with the other high end 1080p LCD panels. Go looks at the arstechnica review.
     
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    It's barely noticeable.
     
  9. macrumors 68010

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    Right, but it's still a problem compared to LCD displays. On the S4 it's almost imperceptible due to the higher PPI.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Stop reaching, you might pull a muscle.
     
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    If you read the anad review its not really a pentile and its using a diamond shape matrix so it puts the pixels next to each other making up for the 2sub pixel matrix
     
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    I'm not reaching. It is. I'm not biased against Samsung's AMOLED displays at all; I think the next generation will probably put them at the top of the heap (assuming they can lower the power requirements a smidgen, and get a longer lifespan out of some of the subpixels).
     
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    I'm interested to see the Note 3 in person. When I had my S4 and 5s next to each other, my 5s was brighter and crisper (especially on pages with lots of white) then my S4 despite it having lower resolution and less PPI. It was even a contest upside on a sunny day, the S4 was almost unusable. One of the reasons I decided to switch. Still not a fan of pentile displays at all but the a note 3 should be better.
     
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    bear in mind the display of the S4 has different settings and the brightness goes a lot higher when you set the brightness to automatic ...
     
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    My issue with the S4's auto brightness, is that I find it too dim under what the device considers normal conditions. I just keep the brightness at max, even though it has the potential for a higher peak luminance outdoors on auto,
     

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