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Mobile LCD and OLED Display Shoot-Outs
In-Depth Testing, Measurements, and Analysis of Smartphone, Smart Watch, and Tablet Displays
Display Spectra
Display Spectra
  Color Gamuts
Display Color Gamuts
  Color Accuracy
Display Color Accuracy
Intensity Scales
Display Intensity Scale
      Display Reflectance
Display Reflectance

This set of articles provides in-depth tests, measurements, comparisons, evaluations, and analysis of LCD and OLED mobile displays in Smartphones, Smart Watches, and Tablets. They are based on in-depth laboratory measurements with advanced scientific data analysis using proprietary diagnostic Test Patterns in our DisplayMate Multimedia Editions with proprietary instrumentation in our world-class Display Test Lab. The articles are written by DisplayMate Technologies President, Dr. Raymond Soneira. They have been published in dozens of Consumer, Video, Computer, Professional Audio-Video, and Research publications worldwide, with an extensive readership that ranges between 300,000 and 1.2 million readers for each article.

Advanced Display Testing and Optimization for Display and Device Manufacturers
DisplayMate Technologies specializes in advanced display Lab testing with our proprietary instrumentation and sophisticated scientific and mathematical display analysis for state-of-the-art strategic comparisons and display performance optimizations in our world-class Display Test Lab. These articles are a lite introductory analysis for general consumer audiences. We provide very technically advanced display testing, objective comparisons with competing products, and our expert analysis and recommendations for improving and optimizing prototype and production display performance on a confidential NDA basis for manufacturers for product engineering and marketing. If you are a display or product manufacturer and want to improve display performance to out-perform your competition then Contact DisplayMate Technologies.


       


Mobile Display Topics
Flagship Displays
Display News
Latest Display Shoot-Outs
Display Technology Articles
Smart Watch Display Shoot-Outs
Curved and Flexible Displays
Automobile Displays
Tablet Display Shoot-Outs
Smartphone and Phablet Display Shoot-Outs
High Ambient Light Display Shoot-Outs
TV and Multimedia Display Shoot-Out Articles

Flagship Displays

The primary goal of this Display Technology Shoot-Out article series has always been to point out which manufactures and display technologies are leading and advancing the state-of-the-art of displays by performing comprehensive and objective Lab tests and measurements together with in-depth analysis. We point out who is leading, who is behind, who is improving, and sometimes (unfortunately) who is back pedaling... all based solely on the extensive objective measurements that we also publish, so that everyone can judge the data for themselves as well...

We only test and analyze the very best high-end flagship state-of-the-art displays that will set new display performance records. If you don't see a particular brand that is most likely the reason. Manufacturers that believe they have a display that qualifies should Contact DisplayMate Technologies.


Display Technology News
Display Technology News  Display Technology Commentary and Analysis  
DisplayMate Technologies President Dr. Raymond Soneira covers short but interesting and timely topics and issues in Display Technology together with unique commentary and analysis. Supplements our comprehensive Display Technology article series.

Follow DisplayMate on Twitter
Follow DisplayMate on Twitter for the latest Display News, Display Shoot-Outs, articles and developments for displays and display technologies in LCD and OLED Smartphones, Tablets, Smart Watches, Curved and Flexible Displays, Automobile Displays, TVs, Computer and Video Monitors, Projectors, and Multimedia displays.

2014 Innovative Displays and Display Technologies     Smartphones - Tablets - TVs - Wearable Displays
In this article we cover the major innovative display and display technology developments, predictions, and trends that you'll see during 2014 for Smartphones, Tablets, TVs, and Wearable displays.


Latest Mobile and TV Multimedia Display Shoot-Outs    

  iPad Display Shoot-Out     iPad mini 3   -   iPad Air 2
  iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Display Shoot-Out    iPhone 5   -   iPhone 6   -   iPhone 6 Plus
  Galaxy Note Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Note 4   -   Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

LCD and OLED Smart Watches
Smart Watch Display Shoot-Out    Sony SmartWatch 2   -   Samsung Gear 2

Curved and Flexible Displays
Curved and Flexible Displays    Samsung Galaxy Round
Curved OLED TV Shoot-Out    LG 55 inch Curved Screen OLED TV

LCD Smartphones
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Display Shoot-Out    iPhone 5   -   iPhone 6   -   iPhone 6 Plus
Full HD Smartphone Display Shoot-Out    HTC One   -   Huawei Ascend D2   -   Sony Xperia Z

LCD Tablets
iPad Display Shoot-Out     iPad mini 3   -   iPad Air 2
Surface Pro Display Shoot-Out    Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Mini Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7   -   Apple iPad mini Retina Display   -   Google Nexus 7
Flagship Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9   -   Apple iPad Air   -   Google Nexus 10
Windows Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Microsoft Surface 2   -   Nokia Lumia 2520

OLED Smartphones and Tablets
OLED Galaxy Note Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Note 4   -   Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
OLED Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4   -   Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
OLED Galaxy S5 Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone  
OLED Curved and Flexible Displays    Samsung Galaxy Round

Display Technology
SID Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Galaxy Note II   -   Optimus G Pro   -   Nexus 7   -   iPad Retina Display
SID Tablet Display Trends in 2014     Better, Bigger, and Brighter
2014 Innovative Displays and Display Technologies     Smartphones - Tablets - TVs - Wearable Displays


Display Technology

2014 Innovative Displays and Display Technologies     Smartphones - Tablets - TVs - Wearable Displays
In this article we cover the major innovative display and display technology developments, predictions, and trends that you'll see during 2014 for Smartphones, Tablets, TVs, and Wearable displays.

Tablet Displays in High Ambient Light    Galaxy Note II   -   Optimus G Pro   -   Nexus 7   -   iPad Retina Display
An invited feature article on Tablet displays written for the Society for Information Display that examines the progressive decrease in the performance of four high-end Tablet displays with increasing levels of ambient light.

Tablet Display Trends in 2014     Better, Bigger, and Brighter
An invited feature article on Tablet displays written for the Society for Information Display that examines the most important current trends for Tablet displays in 2014 including Full Color Gamuts, improved Absolute Color Accuracy, LTPS, IGZO and Metal-Oxide Backplanes.


Smart Watch Display Shoot-Outs

Smart Watch Display Shoot-Out    Sony SmartWatch 2   -   Samsung Gear 2  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison of the Sony SmartWatch 2, which has a Transflective LCD display, and the Samsung Gear 2, which has an OLED display.


Curved and Flexible Displays

Curved and Flexible Displays    Samsung Galaxy Round
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison of curved and flexible OLED displays. Curved screens are a very important and major innovation in display technology. This article explains why.

Curved OLED TV Shoot-Out    LG 55 inch Curved Screen OLED TV
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison of a curved screen OLED TV. Curved screens are a very important and major innovation in display technology. This article explains why.


Automobile Displays and Aircraft Displays

Coming Soon Our in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis of console displays that are being used in Automobiles and Aircraft. Automotive displays and Aircraft displays are the most challenging displays because the positions of the viewer (driver or pilot) and the display are both fixed and are not adjustable like on all other displays, they must be readable inspite of being unadjustable in high ambient light including direct sunlight, and operate with large viewing angles that affect brightness, contrast, and color. Follow DisplayMate on Twitter to learn more about our upcoming Automobile Displays and Aircraft Displays coverage.


Tablet Display Shoot-Outs

iPad Display Shoot-Out     iPad mini 3   -   iPad Air 2  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis of the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2.

Surface Pro Display Shoot-Out    Microsoft Surface Pro 3  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet.

OLED Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4   -   Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis of the Samsung Flagship OLED Galaxy S Tablets.

Windows Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Microsoft Surface 2   -   Nokia Lumia 2520  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the Microsoft Surface 2 and Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows Tablets.

Mini Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7   -   iPad mini Retina Display   -   Google Nexus 7  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, Apple iPad mini Retina Display, and Google Nexus 10 Mini Tablets.

Flagship Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9   -   Apple iPad Air   -   Google Nexus 10  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the top-of-the-line Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Apple iPad Air, and Google Nexus 10 Flagship full size Tablets.

SID Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Galaxy Note II   -   Optimus G Pro   -   Nexus 7   -   iPad Retina Display  
An invited feature article on Tablet displays written for the Society for Information Display that examines the performance of four high-end Tablet displays in ambient light, demonstrating how they progressively degrade with increasing ambient light, and then showing how to accurately compensate and correct the on-screen images for these effects by dynamically modifying the Color Gamut and Intensity Scale.

Surface RT Display Shoot-Out    Microsoft Surface RT   -   Apple iPad 3   -   Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis of the new Microsoft Surface RT Tablet together with a comparison of the Apple iPad 3, iPad 2, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as the best performing 1280x800 10 inch Android Tablet.

iPad Retina Display Shoot-Out    new iPad 3   -   iPad 2   -   iPhone 4
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis of the new iPad Retina Display together with a comparison of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4. We'll cover the new iPad in-depth like our other Tablet Shoot-Outs below and discuss often misunderstood topics like IGZO, IPS, PenTile, screen reflectance, color gamut, viewing angles, display power, LCD versus OLED, light and power efficiency, and what's coming next in mobile displays.

iPad mini Display Shoot-Out    iPad mini   -   Amazon Kindle Fire HD   -   Google Nexus 7
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis of the new iPad mini together with a comparison of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7, and the full size iPad 2 and new iPad 3.

Tablet Display Shoot-Out  Apple iPad 2 - Motorola Xoom - Asus Transformer - Acer Iconia - Samsung Galaxy Tab
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the most interesting new Tablet displays.


Smartphone and Phablet Display Shoot-Outs
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Display Shoot-Out    iPhone 5   -   iPhone 6   -   iPhone 6 Plus  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison of the iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, with extensive Lab tests and measurements.

OLED Galaxy Note Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Note 4   -   Samsung Galaxy Note Edge  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge Smartphones with extensive Lab tests and measurements for the Adaptive Display, OLED Photo, and Basic Screen Modes.

OLED Galaxy S5 Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone    
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone with extensive Lab tests and measurements for its Adapt Display, Professional Photo, and Cinema Modes, including comparisons with the OLED Galaxy S4 and OLED Galaxy Note 3.

OLED Galaxy Round Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Round   -   Curved and Flexible Displays  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison of curved and flexible OLED displays. Curved screens are a very important and major innovation in Smartphone display technology - very far from being a marketing gimmick as has been widely reported.

Full HD Flagship Display Shoot-Out    HTC One   -   Huawei Ascend D2   -   Sony Xperia Z  
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the HTC One, Huawei Ascend D2, and the Sony Xperia Z to examine how the Full HD 1920x1080 displays on these Flagship Smartphones compare. We also compare them to the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4.

OLED Galaxy Note 3 Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Note 3   -   Galaxy Note II
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note II. We included the Galaxy Note II to see where OLED display technology has been improved.

OLED Galaxy S4 Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy S4   -   iPhone 5   -   Galaxy S III
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Apple iPhone 5, and the Galaxy S III to examine how the displays on these Flagship Smartphones compare. We included the Galaxy S III to see where OLED display technology has been improved.

Flagship Smartphone Display Shoot-Out    iPhone 5   -   Galaxy S III   -   iPhone 4
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III to examine how the displays on these Flagship Apple IPS LCD and Samsung OLED Smartphones compare. We also include the iPhone 4 to see where the iPhone 5 display performance has been improved.

OLED Smartphone Display Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy S I   -   Galaxy S II   -   Galaxy S III
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S series of OLED Smartphones to examine how they have improved and to compare them to high performance LCDs like the iPhone 4.

Smartphone Display Shoot-Out    iPhone 4 - Samsung Galaxy S - Motorola Droid - iPhone 3GS - Google Nexus One
An in-depth objective scientific display performance analysis and comparison between the Apple iPhone 4 Retina Display, Samsung Galaxy S Super OLED, Motorola Droid IPS LCD, Apple iPhone 3GS LCD, and the Google Nexus One OLED.


High Ambient Light Display Shoot-Outs and Automatic Brightness
Mobile Brightness Shoot-Out  4 Tablets and 5 Smartphones Viewed in 0 to 40,000 lux Ambient Lighting  
Tablet Brightness Shoot-Out  4 Tablets Tested in 0 to 40,000 lux Ambient Lighting  
Smartphone Brightness Shoot-Out  4 Smartphones Tested in 0 to 40,000 lux Ambient Lighting  
Tablets and Smartphones are all used under a very wide range of ambient lighting conditions that are frequently much brighter than for other displays - like laptops, desktops, and TVs. The screens reflect a considerable amount of the surrounding light, which washes out the images you are trying to see. These articles explain the issues and have a large number of high ambient light screen shots to demonstrate the differences.

Auto Brightness Shoot-Out  BrightnessGate for the iPhone & Android Smartphones and TVs
The Automatic Brightness controls and Light Sensors have a major impact on battery run time for Smartphones and US power consumption for TVs, in addition to image and picture quality, screen readability, viewing comfort, and preventing eye strain. We demonstrate with extensive data that existing Controls and Light Sensors are effectively useless due to bad design and engineering.

Tablet Displays in High Ambient Light    Galaxy Note II   -   Optimus G Pro   -   Nexus 7   -   iPad Retina Display
An invited feature article on Tablet displays written for the Society for Information Display that examines the performance of four high-end Tablet displays in ambient light, demonstrating how they progressively degrade with increasing ambient light, and then showing how to accurately compensate and correct the on-screen images for these effects by dynamically modifying the Color Gamut and Intensity Scale.


Detailed Review Articles for some Tablets
Apple iPad 2 Tablet LCD Display
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LCD Display
Motorola Xoom Tablet LCD Display
Asus Transformer Tablet LCD Display
Acer Iconia Tablet LCD Display

Detailed Review Articles for some Smartphones
Apple iPhone 4 LCD Retina Display
Samsung Galaxy S Super OLED Display
Motorola Droid LCD Display
Apple iPhone 3GS LCD Display
Google Nexus One OLED Display

The First Mobile Display Shoot-Out from 2006
Compare and see below how much mobile displays have changed since 2006.
 

MP3 and Portable Video Players Display Shoot-Out
Analyzes and compares the Apple iPod, Creative Zen Vision:M, Epson P-4000, Cowon A2, and Archos 604.

Smart Phone Display Shoot-Out
Analyzes and compares the Motorola Q, Nokia N80, Palm Treo 700p, and RIM BlackBerry 8700.

Sony PSP and Nintendo DS Lite Display Shoot-Out
Analyzes and compares the Sony PSP PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo DS Lite.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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