The Samsung Galaxy S8‘s Infinity Display is one of the most impressive new hardware of the flagship phone, and DisplayMate – an independent firm well-known for its in-depth analysis of display technologies – has reviewed the device’s display. In short, DisplayMate found the S8 to feature “the best smartphone display.”
If this sounds familiar, it should: the firm gave the same title to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. That being said, the Galaxy S8 does feature a number of improvements over the Note 7, such as “full 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut and Digital Cinema mode.”
Of course, the Galaxy S8 is also the first smartphone to be certified by the UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium, which allows the S8 to “play all of the same 4K HDR content produced for premium 4K UHD TVs,” DisplayMate added. Other than that, the S8 also has a high peak brightness of over 1,000 nits; a trait the device shares with the Note 7.
Aside from these, the Galaxy S8 features a hardware first found on the Note 7 too: dual ambient light sensors, which allows for much better automatic brightness performance. Taking all of these into consideration, DisplayMate ranks the S8’s display A+: the firm’s highest ever rating.
Evidently, Samsung has put a lot of work into the Galaxy S8’s hardware. If you’d like to check out DisplayMate’s full in-depth review of the S8’s display, you can do so here.