CNET’s phone screen measurement setup uses a high-end spectroradiometer and industry standard software.
The top two dogs in the smartphone world right now are the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3. My doughty CNET colleagues have thoroughly reviewed and compared each one, but so far we haven’t actually sat down to measure the performance of their screens. Until now.
I subjected the screens of multiple GS3 and iPhone 5 samples to a series of measurements using the same state-of-the-art gear and software I use to evaluate and calibrate TV screens. The phone screens are quite a bit smaller, but the process is very similar.
While I found major differences between the two, and advantages and disadvantages to each, my tests indicated that in general the iPhone 5’s screen is better than that of the Galaxy S3. Why?