According to DisplayMate, the Galaxy Note 9 has the best display ever!


Samsung continues its streak of winning the best display awards. After taking the Galaxy Note 9’s display through extensive tests, DisplayMate has declared it as the best display ever on a smartphone. Samsung has been bagging this achievement since the day it released the Galaxy Note 4 and why not? Samsung is the key player in the OLED industry after all. Smartphone makers have been looking up to Samsung to build the OLED displays for their smartphones as well. The company does an enormous job on its very own flagship devices.

DisplayMate tested almost every single aspect of the Galaxy Note 9’s display in order to draw the conclusions. The Galaxy Note 9’s display doesn’t disappoint at all. The testers observe the device to produce peak luminance independent of the on-screen image content APL. Galaxy Note 9 produces color accuracy and intensity scales that are also independent of the Image Content APL. The Note 9 has 4 Color Gamuts and 3 calibrated screen modes with extreme color accuracy. DisplayMate also observes that the Note 9 can also handle 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut and Digital Cinema mode that can be used for 4K Ultra HD TVs.

Galaxy Note 9’s display has 3K high resolution which is of 2960 x 1440 pixels. It has 516 PPi. The Galaxy Note 9’s display has Diamond Pixels and Sub-Pixel Rendering. The phone also produced high brightness reaching 710 nits which means it is 27 percent higher than the Galaxy Note 8. Note 9 has enhanced Always-On-Display, enhanced HDR mode and personalized auto-brightness mode. The Note 9 can be easily used with polarized glasses both in the portrait and in the landscape mode.

Here are the departments where the Galaxy Note 9 completely nailed it:

  •  Highest Absolute Color Accuracy  (0.5 JNCD)  – Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect.
  • · Smallest Change in Peak Luminance with the Image Content APL  (2 percent).
  • · Smallest Shift in Color Accuracy and Intensity Scale with the Image Content APL  (0.7 JNCD).
  • · Highest Peak Display Brightness  (1,050 nits with 710 nits at 100% APL).
  • · Largest Native Color Gamut  (113% DCI-P3 and 142% sRGB / Rec.709).
  • · Highest Contrast Ratio  (Infinite).
  • · Lowest Screen Reflectance  (4.4 percent).
  • · Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light  (239).
  • · Smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle  (27 percent at 30 degrees).
  • · Smallest Color Variation of White with Viewing Angle  (1.3 JNCD at 30 degrees).
  • · Highest Screen Resolution 3K (2960×1440)  –  4K Does Not appear visually sharper on a Smartphone.

The detailed report by DisplayMate can be viewed here.

The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ curved display. The phone has 18:9 screen-to-body ratio. Galaxy Note 9 is powered by Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 CPU. There is a 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM variant having 128GB or 512GB internal storage respectively. The Note 9 has a 4,000 mAh battery. It has a dual-rear camera having 12MP + 12MP sensors. There is an 8MP camera on the front. Note 9 has a smart S-Pen that can control many applications of the phone. The Note 9 runs on Android Oreo out of the box. Samsung is already taking the pre-orders. The phones will be delivered to the customers August 24 onwards.

Usama is a software engineer by profession and at he uses his expertise to solve everyday consumer tech problems with his main areas of interest being Android, iOS and Windows.

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