Independent testers dub iPhone 5's display as best in class

iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 has a larger display than its predecessors, but compared to the 4.8 inch Super AMOLED 720p screen of the Samsung Galaxy S3, you might be forgiven for thinking that Apple is a little behind the curve in terms of technology.

However, tests carried out by the researchers at DisplayMate have apparently proven that the iPhone 5 packs a screen which is demonstrably better than that of the Galaxy S3.

The tests found that the iPhone 5’s screen is particularly worthy of praise, because it does not reflect ambient light as readily as any of its rivals.

The new four inch Retina Display is also the brightest on the market at the moment, outshining both the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 4 and 4S.

Testers argued that Samsung’s use of AMOLED for the Galaxy S3 means that it is about half as bright as the iPhone 5, with premature ageing of organic LED pixels causing problems further down the line.

DisplayMate said that while the iPhone 5’s screen is better in certain areas than the Galaxy S3’s equivalent panel, it is not completely flawless and could be improved by Apple for next year’s device.

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