IHS iSupply: Samsung’s Galaxy S III features a better display than Apple’s iPhone 5
San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Apple’s iPhone 5 may draw the frenzied crowds and overnight campers, but it’s Samsung’s Galaxy S III that has the better display, according to a study by IHS iSuppli. Despite the iPhone 5 featuring a 4-inch display — a clear improvement over the smaller iPhone 4S screen — the Samsung Galaxy S III boasts better overall specs for its screen.
According to IHS iSuppli, the Galaxy S III’s screen is thinner and features a better color gaunt than its main rival.
“Such improvements on the iPhone 5 are consistent with Apple’s philosophy of selecting features designed to yield profitable products that deliver a superior customer experience, rather than of providing technology for technology’s sake,” said IHS analyst Vinita Jakhanwal.
The Galaxy S III’s display module thickness with touch layer is just 1.1mm thick, compared to the iPhone’s 1.5mm. The total display thickness of Samsung’s premier smartphone is 1.8mm, while Apple’s heavyweight has a 2.4mm-thick display.
Apple does have the thinner total device thickness compared to Samsung. But despite the better numbers posted by the Galaxy S III, some consumers are complaining about its “oversaturated” display and color. Perhaps Samsung’s 100 percent NTSC color gamut may have something to do with it.
“Some user reviews indicate that colors presented on the Galaxy S III actually can look oversaturated and unrealistic. While it may be interesting to compare the display specifications for the two phones, the actual front-of-screen viewing experience could diverge for different users, ” Jakhanwal added.
Apple’s iPhone 5′s only displays a 72 percent NTSC color gamut.