Samsung’s Galaxy S7 includes a lot of upgrades over its predecessor, including a microSD slot and IP68 water resistance. The GS7’s screen size and resolution are two things that didn’t change from the GS6, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t upgraded, too.
DisplayMate has crowned the Galaxy S7’s 5.1-inch 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display to be the best screen on any smartphone around. The report notes that while the Galaxy S7’s screen is the same size and resolution as the one found on the Galaxy S6, Samsung has made several improvements with the GS7’s panel. For example, the GS7’s screen can achieve a 24 percent higher maximum brightness than the GS6’s display and a “significantly improved” Automatic Brightness mode that offers better visibility in bright light. The GS7 also ties the Galaxy Note 5 for offering the most accurate display colors of any phone or tablet that DisplayMate has ever tested.
Speaking of the Galaxy Note 5, DisplayMate says that the screen on the Galaxy S7 “leapfrogs” the one found on the Note 5. While both phones have 2560x1440 Super AMOLED panels, the Galaxy S7’s screen is smaller, which means that Samsung had to shrink its display components by 20 percent from the Note 5. Considering both that and the Galaxy S7’s higher pixels per inch (PPI), DisplayMate has given the Galaxy S7 the title of Best Performing Smartphone Display.
Samsung has been big into displays for a while now, doing weird things like putting curved displays into devices like the Galaxy Round and Galaxy Note Edge, while also regularly building Super AMOLED panels with increasingly higher resolutions into its flagship phones. As a result, it’s no surprise to learn that DisplayMate has crowned the screen on Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone to be the best around. This news is sure to please anyone that pre-ordered a GS7 today, and it might push folks that’ve been on the fence off of it.