DisplayMate: iPhone 5 Display is Best Ever (on a Smartphone), Superior to Samsung's Galaxy S III

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zepolnavi

it's a crappy phone,with a nice screen display......I prefer 1000 000 000 times samsung galaxy, because it is better ..

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RaptorJohnson

I don't know, 1000 000 000 iPhone 5s would be hard to turn down. I could wall paper my house with them. That would be pretty sweet.

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Baseman

Does the iPhone5 have the biggest screen of all iPhones to date: YES

Has the iPhone5 kept up with it's competition for screen size and quality and resolution and durability and the needs of it's customers: NO

Conclusion....

FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

BTW I have the LG P930 (U.S.=NITRO, CANADA=OPTIMUS) This LG phone came out a little less than a year ago and IT STILL has a better screen than ANY iPhone...1280x720 resolution @ 329PPI!!!

BTW I'm also not an Apple fan boy. In my opinion it's a cult following. Android has a much MUCH better product! Hell, Apple put a target on Samsung(Android) because they new they were in trouble and had to play catchup!!

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Nimrod

better screen so that people can enjoy their low quality internet jpeg MEEMEEs moar

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szore

It is MaximumPC, not MaximumIPhone.

WTF is happening to this magazine????

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ZX9RDan89

In the News section, we see material from both the MaxPC AND MaxTech divisions.

If one is not interested in certain news, one certainly does not have to read the uninteresting article. Therefore avoiding the avoidable frustration of being presented some uninteresting content.

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Engelsstaub

They've been covering smartphones for a few years now.

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vistageek

That's nice. It's too bad all the apps are letterboxed...

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Valor958

From other research and reviews, I'm still not impressed by the iPhone5. It's just another Apple minor upgrade for the year. Next year or early '14 will be the iPhone6 or 5xx.. or whatever naming scheme they use.
If I were to get a new smartphone, I'd honestly be looking at the One X or a WP8.
I am partly biased in that I really just don't like Apple as a company, but I do acknowledge what good technical advances they've made. Doesn't mean I'll buy them though... i'll just let someone else do it better since real advancement is all that really matters to me.

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warlok180

It's funny how people are saying that the iPhone 5 is just a minor upgrade. It's a big enough change for those that only had the iPhone 4 with the bigger screen, faster processor, iOS 6, better camera, and Siri just to name a few. And it's most of these people that probably qualify for the upgrade not those coming from the 4S. When you look at the Galaxy S2 to the S3, there wasn't much of an upgrade there either, yet everybody shouts what a great change and upgrade that one was.

Oh well, everybody's entitled to their opinion. Either way, you can't go wrong with either phones. I'm still interested to see how the new Windows phones do since they offer the most unique change from what is on the market right now.

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Ninjawithagun

What the heck are you talking about when you stated that upgrading to a Galaxy S3 wasn't much of an upgrade? Evidently, you have never used an Android phone, let alone put your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. I have and now own one. I dumped my iPhone4 like a bad habit two weeks ago and haven't looked back. The S3 is superior to iPhone4, iPhone4S (my wife owns one), and the new iPhone5. I've conducted side-by-side test runs of the iPhone5 with my S3 and the S3 wins hands down in speed, functionality, screen size and quality of images (pics and movies), and wait...YES, the maps work perfectly too...lmao. Other things that are far superior on the S3 are: 1) replaceabe/upgradeable memory, replaceable/upgradable battery, removable/replaceable SIM card (iPhone5 uses a micro SIM card that can't be removed without disessembly). If you really want a smart phone that has no restrictions and allows you the very best flexibility, the Android phone market has the answer, period.

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warlok180

Hey it's great if you like the S3. If you read my comment, I was comparing the change from the S2. And no I do not have one, but my brother has an S2 and my friend has an S3 and I've tested both of them. Between the S2 and s3 there's minor upgrades. That was my point. By no means am I saying it's a bad phone, but the comparisons between each iteration should be the same for each phone.

Coming from an iPhone 4, the 5 has enough upgrades for me that I've been happy with. If you prefer the flexibility and what not, then hopefully you are happy with your android phone. Cheers.

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graydiggy

I love how they conveniently left out the fact that the iPhone 5 display is not HD, how much smaller it actually is compared to the SIII,and how it is just glass and not Gorilla Glass. I also love how they talk about most of the negative things involving the iPhone display and just a few positive things, then turn around and give most of the positive things about the SIII display, yet they only touch on a few of the negatives. My question is, how in the fuck can they actually say that the iPhone 5 has a much better display when it is barely holds up to maybe 3/4 of what even the SII (an older model)is. I honestly think this article is bullshit.

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Ninjawithagun

Agreed! The S3 is far superior to the iPhone product line. Unfortunately, there are a great many 'non-tech smart' consumers that require to be spoon fed like babies because they can't think for themselves. I owned three different iPhones over the past few years and just recently switched to an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) and have had my eyes opened for the first time in the smartphone world. There are in fact much better choices than getting an iPhone. I will say that Apple did have the lead on the smartphone market two years ago. But, since then Android has not only caught up, but passed Apple in both technology innovation and 3rd party applications. Just wait until the Jelley Bean 4.1 is released for the S3 in October. Initial reviews are in and it rocks and is much faster than Ice Cream Sandwich.

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CaptainFabulous

If you read a few of Ray's write ups it's pretty clear he's not nearly as unbiased as one would think considering his stature and position. He clearly has a boner for iCrap, and honestly, nothing he writes is of any value.

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Peanut Fox

DisplayMate looks at image accuracy. Not just the size of the screen. Because of the technology that the S3 employs it's at a big disadvantage when it comes time to render the intended or "true" color of an image on it's screen.

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Ninjawithagun

DisplayMate is another completely useless benchmark for consumer consideration. The benchmark works solely based upon proprietary algorithms to best determine true color representation from the original image or video source file. The problem with this is that the supposedly superior performance of the iPhone5 display is unperceivable by the human eye. What can be perceived by the human eye is the better contrast ratio and immersive colors of the OMLED screen on the S3. And the fact that the S3 has a 4.8 inch screen only makes me love the display that much more vs. the iPhone5's much smaller 4 inch screen. The one con that I will give to Apple is that yes, their screen has the capability to be brighter than the OMLED screen. But, for me this makes no difference as the brightness levels available on the S3 exceed my specific needs.

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graydiggy

That is only color value though. That is it. Everything else fails in comparison.

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theplustwo

This is a bit like when Guinness pronounced the Dreamcast "the world's most powerful videogame system." It's not surprising that the most recently released one has the most up-to-date technology.

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Peanut Fox

Yeah, but you have to consider that Samsung has an entire division that does nothing but make awesome TVs. The fact that any smartphone that's not made by LG or Sony has a better screen is a bit of WTF.

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Modroneman

I have to admit that the iPhone's retina display has me a bit spoiled. I have a 4S and I have a buddy that has the S3. While it is a gorgeous screen, the pixel density on my iPhone compared to his S3 is noticeable. I can only imagine the iPhone 5's screen is this and more. Though I am intrigued by the HTC One X.

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ZX9RDan89

You are right, it is noticeable... when you look for it. No one looks at their screen, counting the pixels they can see while using the phone, unless they have much more serious issues than screen quality.

They both are great screens in their own rights. Although Im not a fan of the ifhone5 dimensions.

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JeyNyce

I have a iPhone 3GS so the Samsung screen is going to be better and larger than the screen I have now. I rather get that then buy another iPhone.

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vistageek

Please give yourself a huge pat on the back good sir.

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Purity999

The iPhone 5 might have the "Best Ever" screen, but I would still prefer a larger, HD screen. A 4 inch screen just isn't large enough for me.

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Ninjawithagun

AGREED!

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Peanut Fox

I'm really not surprised. I though HTC's One X display looked better than the S3. The S3's screen is nice and all, but I certainly don't think it's the best on a smart phone.

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