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Mobile LCD and OLED Display Shoot-Outs
In-Depth Testing and Analysis of Smartphone and Tablet Displays

This set of articles provides in-depth tests, measurements, comparisons, evaluations, and analysis of LCD and OLED mobile displays in Smartphones and Tablets. They are based on in-depth laboratory measurements and scientific analysis using diagnostic Test Patterns in the DisplayMate Multimedia Editions together with a Spectroradiometer and DisplayMate Technologies developed proprietary Lab instrumentation for testing displays. 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 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 mathematical display analysis for state-of-the-art strategic comparisons and optimization of display performance. These articles are a lite introductory analysis for general consumer audiences. We provide very advanced display testing, objective comparisons with competing products, and our expert analysis and recommendations for improving 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.


       


Display 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 latest developments on displays in Tablets, Smartphones, HDTVs, computer and video monitors and projectors. It's designed to clear up misinformation and misconceptions about displays and 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.


Latest Mobile and HDTV Display Shoot-Outs    
2014 Innovative Displays and Display Technologies     Smartphones - Tablets - TVs - Wearable Displays

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 Galaxy S5 Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone  
OLED Galaxy Round Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Round   -   Curved and Flexible Displays
OLED Galaxy Note 3 Shoot-Out    Samsung Galaxy Note 3   -   Galaxy Note II

Full HD Smartphone Shoot-Out    HTC One   -   Huawei Ascend D2   -   Sony Xperia Z
SID Tablet Display Shoot-Out    Galaxy Note II   -   Optimus G Pro   -   Nexus 7   -   iPad Retina Display
LG OLED TV Shoot-Out    LG 55 inch Curved Screen OLED TV


Tablet Display Shoot-Outs

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 SID Information Display magazine 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. We will also have future Display Shoot-Outs between the Barnes & Noble Color Nook and the Amazon Color Tablet when they launch.


Smartphone and Phablet Display Shoot-Outs

OLED Galaxy S5 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.

OLED Galaxy Note 3 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.

Full HD Flagship 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 S4 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 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 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 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 HDTVs. 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 HDTVs
The Automatic Brightness controls and Light Sensors have a major impact on battery run time for Smartphones and US power consumption for HDTVs, 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.


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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