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The smartphone with the best display is a Samsung Galaxy

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DISPLAYMATE Technologies is to screen image and picture quality much as what DxOMark is to camera and lens image quality. So when it says something, everyone listens.

Hours ago, it published its in-depth evaluation of the just-launched Samsung Galaxy Note 8. And the result is a big win for the Korean manufacturer’s latest flagship device.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 initial review: Bigger, badder, less pragmatic

According to DisplayMate, the Note 8 currently has the best screen on a handset. Not only that, it’s the first time for the display-calibration company to give an A+ rating for a smartphone. “It is the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display that we have ever lab-tested, earning DisplayMate’s highest-ever A+ grade,” it says.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s screen is the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display that DisplayMate has ever tested, earning the screen-calibration company’s highest-ever A+ grade.

With the introduction of the Galaxy Note 8 with a 6.3-inch almost-bezel-less screen, Samsung has outdone itself. The displays of the two phones it released early this year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, are already impressive as they are. But when compared with that of the new flagship, they are now taking a back seat.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s 6.3-inch edge-to-edge screen

Some of the more notable findings in the Note 8 and S8 and S8 Plus evaluation include the following:

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s Super AMOLED display is brighter than the S8 phones’ by 22 percent, with a record-high peak brightness of 1,240 nits. It’s also less reflective, getting a screen-reflectance level of 4.6 percent, one of the lowest levels ever measured. So with it, you’re getting something that’s easily readable, even under bright sunlight.
  • The Note 8’s display has a higher resolution at 3K QHD+ or 2960 x 1440 pixels. Pixels per inch is at 521, providing significantly higher image sharpness than other mobile screens.
  • The OLED display used by the phone has been certified by the UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium. This means that the Note 8 can play the same 4K high dynamic-range content that is being produced for 4K UHD premium TVs.
  • The 6.3-inch screen of the new Note is 20 percent larger than the Galaxy S8’s and 14 percent bigger than previous Galaxy Note displays. Despite that, Samsung has kept the size of the phone to a minimum — obviously done by reducing the bezels around the screen. The expanded display space plus the 18.5:9 aspect ratio allow users to multitask, watch video content, and check notifications easily. Also, the new Night Mode with a blue light filter lets users adjust and reduce the amount of blue light from the screen for better night viewing.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 19 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.