Its greyscale values should be reasonably accurate (how the phone transitions from black to white). There’s a lot to like but little to lust over with the G7 ThinQ, which is why it fails to top the V30, an older device with longer battery life and an OLED display. For the most part, phones tend to sacrifice color accuracy for screen brightness. Read the full review. But it’s not for everyone. However, the Razer Phone 2 isn’t getting our attention because it’s the winner of some Byzantine competition of hardware performance — it’s because the phone is swinging for the fences in a way nobody else is. But CNET rounded up some of the best touchscreens that have come our way recently. Color accuracy is very good in Cinema mode. Everything considered, we only recommend this impressive device to people who know they want a large display and S pen stylus. Speaking of, the camera also got a nice upgrade, with dual-lenses (only on the S9+) and a variable aperture for improvements in low light and bright conditions. By experimenting with this kind of power in a display, Razer is making strides others should definitely attempt to follow if mobile gaming, gamecasting, and high-framerate content picks up. If you're looking at new phones, this list will help ensure you spend your money on the device that best … Smartphones go with you wherever you go. While other flagship devices with the latest internals cost upwards of $1,000, the OnePlus 5T will run you half that price. Let’s just get it out there: It doesn’t explode. While the display is excellent, its resolution is limited to 1080p. Still, for anyone who wants a top-notch phone in almost every respect, and relies heavily on Google’s voice-activated assistant, the G7 ThinQ is a solid choice. The Note 8 is one beefy slab of glass, coming in at 6.8 ounces. Super-charged Motorola Droid Turbo is a powerhouse... Super-charged Motorola Droid Turbo is a powerhouse for Verizon customers, 1:52 / It trounces its brethren, offering a picture 20 percent brighter, and only 30cd/m2 behind the brightest display in our top eight. Our scoring is designed to meet the needs of most people, not all people (that would be impossible). The over-saturated tones that often plague AMOLED screen have also been toned down, leaving colors more realistic, but still striking. The iPhone 8 remains the alternative for the large group of people who can’t afford or don’t want to spend $1,000 on a phone running iOS. We go to great lengths to squish outlier data points and get a much better picture of the story, as well as properly contextualize results that might not matter all that much to your average Joe or Jane.

While the results were disappointing in our testing, we’re hopeful future updates will help push it past the competition.

This gorgeous phone is no one-trick pony. You might have never heard of the Find 7, but this smartphone from Chinese-based manufacturer Oppo has one of the most impressive displays we've seen. These devices are super quick, have very good cameras (Note: Only the iPhone 8 Plus has dual-lenses), and the familiarity of iOS. The Note 4 is no exception, offering an expansive 5.7-inch quad-HD panel with a number of baked-in software goodies that work with the device's smart S Pen stylus. Read the full review. They need to work as well in bright sunlight as a dark room, so your mobile needs are very different than someone making a home theater setup. Without that deal, you’re looking at potentially paying four-figures after tax. Be sure to check back for more Best of Android 2018 coverage as the days march on: [reviews height=”500″ width=”500″ step=”” min=”6500″ max=”” tension=”” type=”bar” characteristics_colors=”#e9e9e9″ characteristic=”display.adaptive-default-mode.color-temperature” showAll=”” desc=”Lower is Better” title=”Color Temperature (K)” x_legend=”” y_legend=”” ][review id=”923225″pattern=”#00eb95″][/review][review id=”903177″pattern=”#252525″][/review] [/reviews], [reviews height=”500″ width=”500″ step=”” min=”0″ max=”” tension=”” type=”bar” characteristics_colors=”#dd3333″ characteristic=”display.adaptive-default-mode.average-color-error” showAll=”” desc=”Lower is Better” title=”Color error (DeltaE2000)” x_legend=”Color error (DeltaE2000)” y_legend=”” ][review id=”923225″pattern=”#00eb95″][/review][review id=”903177″pattern=”#252525″][/review] [/reviews], [reviews height=”500″ width=”500″ step=”” min=”0″ max=”” tension=”” type=”bar” characteristics_colors=”#dd3333″ characteristic=”display.adaptive-default-mode.max-brightness-auto” showAll=”” desc=”Higher is Better” title=”Peak brightness” x_legend=”” y_legend=”cd/m^2″ ][review id=”923225″pattern=”#252525″][/review][review id=”903177″pattern=”#00eb95″][/review] [/reviews]. It’s arguably the best dollar-for-dollar smartphone on the market.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and its bigger brother the S9 Plus both have surprisingly dim screens, so if you need a little extra juice, any of the phones in the charts below will offer you a little more screen brightness with the least possible tradeoffs in picture quality among the twenty-nine Android phones and one iPhone we put through the wringer. Even if you don’t need it now, it’s nice to have just in case you ever want it in the future. The LG G7 ThinQ’s boosted blue levels increase color error but also peak brightness. That’s because, for just $500, you get a super-fast Snapdragon 835 processor, dual 16-and-20-megapixel cameras, and a clean version of Android OS all packaged in a high-end aluminum build.

Read the full review. Then there’s the price. That’s a big plus since its replacement, Face ID, takes longer to unlock. LG also added AI to the camera, enabling it to recognize what it’s looking at and adjust the shot accordingly. Not only does it keep all the things that made the S8+ the best Android phone of 2017, it also fixes the few annoyances we had with it. Keeping with the traditional iPhone aesthetic, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus retain the Touch ID fingerprint sensor from past editions.

For the record, the LG G7 ThinQ isn’t a bad phone. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

It should target a color temperature under 8000K, but above 6500K, Google Pixel 3 XL (though it’s quite dim). One significant addition is the long-awaited Qi wireless charging support. Editors' Note: This post was originally published September 25, 2012, and is updated continuously. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but everyone can agree that these smartphones have the most eye-watering displays around.

The Note 8 marks a glorious return for Samsung’s phablet line. While it’s got picture quality on lock, what sets it apart is the peak brightness. Practically everything else about the S9+ is unchanged from the previous version, and that’s OK. It’s hard to find fault with a class-leading display, gorgeous waterproof build, and headphone jack. If I could award them all, I would. Case in point? © 2020 CNET, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. There’s plenty of data to back up the argument that another display would suit you better. With Face ID, new touch gestures, and an edge-to-edge display, the iPhone X gets credit for being unlike any other Apple device before it. Obviously, if our winner’s margin of victory is as razor thin as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s is, chances are pretty good that you might like another display better simply because it’s attached to a phone that’s not $1,000. Where the iPhone X falls short, especially compared to the Galaxy S9+, is with its $1,000 price tag. While only a minor iteration from its excellent predecessor, the Galaxy S9+ does just enough to top the iPhone X as the best smartphone available. That may not make a lot of sense to you now, but it will in a minute. However, the display is nowhere near where it needs to be to make this list. Even after feeding all this data through, every phone charted above did exceptionally well, and the differences between ranks aren’t as substantial as awarding one phone “best” would imply. After testing the best Android has to offer in 2018, we can give you a more complete picture of the best displays than ever. He now writes for Laptop magazine. It gambles on the needs of general consumers outweighing the needs of hardcore movie enthusiasts, and I think it was the right call for that phone.

That’s not all. It's no wonder why, then, smartphone manufacturers pour so much into display technology, and why screen size and brilliance are important to users when considering a high-end smartphone. If you want a capable flagship and don’t like charging your phone up every night, the Mate 10 Pro is a great option. But it’s not easy settling on one device in this crowded and competitive market. With its 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution and a barely-there bezel, the 5.5-inch G3 gets major bragging rights.

Like its predecessors, it’s a solid all-rounder with few notable features. Its display color error should be under 5 (DeltaE2000). News, reviews, deals, apps and more. While the Asus ROG phone technically does better with picture quality, the refresh rate isn’t where it needs to be to future-proof for changes in content. Take a look at these top-notch displays below and let us know what you think in the reader comments. If it’s lower than 6500K, it will look more orange. PS5 has been released: Check availability at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy and more, Buy the Sony PS5 at Walmart today: These are the best times to check online, Buying Xbox Series X? By doing this, it can achieve screen brightness no other phone can touch — at the expense of color accuracy. However I have to say, many won’t notice a difference between each display. ©2020 Android Authority | All Rights Reserved.

Setting each phone's screen to 200cd/m^2 allows us to compare each phone's performance directly. Display competition has become incredibly fierce, but Samsung still leads the way.

Display makers have a tough choice to make: do you boost blue values to make the overall brightness higher, or suck it up and stick with color accuracy? After testing the best Android has to offer in 2018, we can give you a more complete picture of the best displays than ever. If you find yourself in the desert, the southern U.S., or more tropical locales, you may want to go with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro instead. The rear camera is outstanding—capable of capturing more detail than any other handset. Having a 1,440p resolution isn't a requirement to land on this list. Featuring 493ppi, Android Lollipop 5.0, and a Snapdragon 805 CPU, the Nexus is one of the highest-end phablets on the market. The G7 ThinQ, a solid all-rounder with an excellent screen, reliable design, and capable cameras, comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button so you can open apps or get search results in a pinch. The infinity display helps keep the size down, but no 6.3-inch device is going to be comfortable for the majority of customers. These days, stunning 1,080p and 1,440p displays can be found on many top-tier handsets. Biden releases fire statement in case Trump refuses to concede, Twitter is labeling tweets with ‘president-elect Joe Biden’, Cowboy lawyer for Trump roasted for looking like a child, Bush, McCain’s ‘graceful’ concession speeches resurface as Biden nears victory. Packing 538ppi, it was one of the first globally available handsets with a 1,440p quad-HD panel. If you add money to the equation, you absolutely have standing to say a display like the OnePlus 6T’s is more appropriate for you.

It also comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, more than its competitors. We also tested the iPhone XS Max for giggles, but as it’s the only phone here that uses the much narrower sRGB gamut, we didn’t want people thinking its low error scores meant it’s better than the Android phones’ DCI-P3 screens.