The company's latest flagship phone may be lacking in premium materials but according to DisplayMate, it more than makes up for it, thanks to a screen that it claims sets a new standard for mobile devices.
DisplayMate is known within the industry for its in-depth analysis and reviews of screen technology in the latest mobile and desktop devices and for manufacturing technologies used for testing display and screen performance.
It was DisplayMate that declared the latest iPad Mini's display inferior compared with the latest Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 and now the company is bowled over by what Samsung's latest handset has to offer.
The device clocked up the highest scores ever in a number of categories, even when compared with tablets, leading DisplayMate to report: "Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements, the Galaxy S5 is the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested. It has a long list of new records for best Smartphone display performance including: Highest Brightness, Lowest Reflectance, Highest Color Accuracy, Infinite Contrast Ratio, Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light, and smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle. The Galaxy S5 has raised the bar for top display performance up by another notch -- an impressive achievement for OLED technology."
As well as an incredible display, the Galaxy S5 will sport a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM a fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor and will be water- and dust-resistant when it officially goes on sale later this month.