DisplayMate says the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+'s display is the best it has ever tested
DisplayMate says the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has the best phone display it has ever tested
Note: This article was first published on 13 August 2019.
Other than DxOMark, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10+ is also rated very highly by DisplayMate. More specifically, because the phone’s display has set or matched 13 of DisplayMate’s smartphone display performance records, the display tech evaluation company has given the phone its highest A+ rating and Best Smartphone Display award.
793 nits full-screen white brightness, 1,308 nits peak brightness
With automatic brightness turned on and under Vivid mode, the display is able to hit a full-screen brightness (100% white) of 793 nits, which is also 12% brighter than the Note 9. This means you should still be able to see what’s on the screen when the ambient light is high (e.g. when you’re under the sun).
The display also has a peak brightness of 1,308 nits, which is 25% higher than the Note 9. But this is just for a very small 1% APL (Average Picture Level).
Very high colour, contrast, and greyscale accuracy
With a 0.4 JNCD (Just Noticeable Colour Difference), the display’s absolute color accuracy is so high that DisplayMate says is “visually indistinguishable from perfect.”
With a Gamma of 2.17 and only a very small shift in the intensity scale when APL changes, the Note 10+’s display also offers excellent picture contrast and greyscale accuracy.
113% DCI-P3, 142% sRGB
Under the Natural screen mode, the display is able to cover 100% and 102% of DCI-P3 and sRGB/Rec.709 respectively. These increase to 113% and 142% when Vivid mode (which uses the native wide colour gamut) is activated.
4.3% screen reflectance
The lowest DisplayMate has ever measured for a smartphone, this basically means the screen doesn’t reflect a lot of light and is thus easy to read in ambient light. For comparison, the Note 9 managed 4.4% for this test.
In summary, the Galaxy Note 10+ has an outstanding OLED display. Other than what I’ve listed above, it also did well in many other tests, including viewing angle and visible screen resolution. According to DisplayMate, it’s “the most innovative and high performance” smartphone display the lab has ever tested.