WhaleTech: Galaxy S4 takes down the iPhone 5’s last unique selling point

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has pretty much beat Apple’s meek technology one upmanship that is the iPhone 5.

A study now confirms this, proving that the displays of both phones are at par with one another. In English:  The Apple Retina display’s performance is no longer unique to Apple.

Displaymate Technologies conducted a study by taking the S4, S3 and the iPhone 5 and studying them under a microscope.

The factors considered for the comparison test included brightness, subpixels, saturation, sharpness and so on.

Displaymate Technologies owner, Dr. Ray Soneira, says that the 5 inch 1080p display on the S4 packs just about the same number of subpixels as the iPhone 5.

His study also claims that the PenTile layout packs twice as many green subpixels as compared to red and blue.

The S4 reflects light better than the iPhone 5 as well.

via sammobile.com

via sammobile.com

Our eyes can see approximately twice as many different shades of green than it can see of any other colour, so concentrating on delivering better performance with more green sub-pixels is a smart move.

The 64 millions dollar question remains:  What can Apple do to stop the rot that is eroding market share?  Without Steve Jobs  inspired risk taking, will the iPhone 6 be able to keep the shareholders happy?  More importantly, will it stop the slow but steady migration to Samsung?


Source:  New Launches


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  • Jimmie

    I won’t buy either until they have a phone that can dig a post hole.

    Sometimes I think folk use technology to escape from the real world??

  • unsol

    Silly consumers always wanting more. Most people want the tech but don’t want to know how. Apple accommodates for this. Their products are simple (e.g. most things function off itunes….btw, is there real competition for this?)yet smart, great at ‘talking’ to each other, look pretty & turn up in pretty boxes. :-)

    • Red

      Apple cater to people who wan’t tech – but don’t want to be bothered using it. They are happy to have the brand and are prepared to pay double – for less bang . Apple users are wowed out that they have panorama shooting on their camera now, when other brands have done that for years? C’mon… As for the “Liberal” comment here from Notforturning… ?? I don’t theeeenk soo…. “Buy my washing machine and I’ll tell you what powder you are allowed to use in it” – that’s Apple – Maybe other forms of home appliances may be a good direction for them cos they’re all out of ideas right now for phones and tablets. The i watch? That won’t really fly will it? I can buy an Android o.s. watch today from China for a couple of hundred bucks.

  • NotForTurning

    More to the point: Apple is liberal – Samsung is not.

    • LesleyNZ

      So that is why I have a Samsung.

  • thor42

    What can Apple do? Nothing really, as far as phones are concerned.

    They have been hit by the “law of diminishing returns”, just as Microsoft have been with their office suite.

    Smart phones are almost on their way to becoming a commodity, and when that happens, Apple is pretty much knackered.

  • HaydenNZ

    Lumia 920 is better than both tbh.

  • AzaleaB

    Had Samsung. Now have Sony’s Xperia z. Unbelievable! Just sayin’