DisplayMate, the display testing, measurement and calibration experts just got their hands on a pre-release Galaxy Note 3 production unit, with its 5.7" Full-HD Super AMOLED display (386 PPI, PenTile). They put the unit to extensive testing (and also compared it to the Note 2). The conclusion? This is the best performing OLED display ever and it beats LCDs across the board!
The most notable advancement in this new panel is the high brightness. It can achieve 660 cd/m2 in high ambient light. It's not just 55% brighter than the Note 2, it's actually the brightest display ever tested at DisplayMate. A very notable achievement for Samsung's OLEDs, which were lagging behind LCDs in brightness.
DisplayMate says that this new OLED now exceeds the performance of the best LCDs in every aspect except price: brightness, contrast, color accuracy, color management, picture quality, screen uniformity and viewing angles.
UDC investors will be happy to hear that the Note 3 is 26% more efficient compared ot the Note 2, which seems to confirm that Samsung is using a green PHOLED in this display (similarly to the GS4). DisplayMate says that the Note 3 is 31% more efficient than the Full-HD LCD smartphones they tested when showing mixed image content (50% average picture level).