1. fordhamtroll's Avatar
    Hi AC Community,

    Does anyone here have both an S7 edge and Note 5? I have both and comparing the display on both, and I could swear that the Note 5's display is noticeably sharper then the S7 edge. Anybody have these two phones and noticed this? Thank you so much!
    03-16-2016 08:22 PM
  2. Dm1120's Avatar
    Personally I think my S7 edge has a better display. Maybe it was just my settings?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-16-2016 08:23 PM
  3. fordhamtroll's Avatar
    It could be. I have both set to adaptive display. When I turn the display all the way down, the Note 5 still looks brighter. I'm wondering if the difference is simply due to the fact that the edge uses certain materials underneath the glass, while the Note doesn't? Kind of surprised as I thought the S7 edge was supposed to have a brighter display.
    03-16-2016 08:28 PM
  4. Joe J1's Avatar
    My Note 5 is slightly brighter. I prefer it. Not to say that the s7 edge display isn't excellent
    03-16-2016 09:33 PM
  5. gnuser's Avatar
    The brightness comes at a compromise. I think Samsung intentionally toned it down else I think the colors would wash on UHD videos. A typical non realistic picture like their LED tvs. Love their phones but I have been in team Panasonic when it comes to tv screens.
    03-16-2016 09:38 PM
  6. Joe J1's Avatar
    It could be. I have both set to adaptive display. When I turn the display all the way down, the Note 5 still looks brighter. I'm wondering if the difference is simply due to the fact that the edge uses certain materials underneath the glass, while the Note doesn't? Kind of surprised as I thought the S7 edge was supposed to have a brighter display.
    Compared to the s6 edge the s7 edge screen is much brighter with whiter whites
    03-16-2016 09:42 PM
  7. fordhamtroll's Avatar
    I did a very unscientific quick test. Turn the brightness all the way down, and compared the two, and turned the brightness all the way up, and my note 5 is very noticeably brighter. Isn't the edge supposed to be brighter according to displaymates findings?
    03-16-2016 10:34 PM
  8. fordhamtroll's Avatar
    bumping this thread to see if anyone could provide some kind of reason why the Note 5's display, at least on my device, is brighter then the s7 edge. Ty!
    03-17-2016 08:55 AM
  9. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Negative here. I have a Note 5 AT&T and 7E AT&T and I have the exact opposite. In fact, my 5 won't even get as bright as the edge.
    03-17-2016 09:37 AM
  10. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I'm really not noticing any differences between my Note and S7 Edge. I have the same exact them on both phones and they look pretty much the same
    03-17-2016 09:41 AM
  11. orangeman's Avatar
    Hi AC Community,

    Does anyone here have both an S7 edge and Note 5? I have both and comparing the display on both, and I could swear that the Note 5's display is noticeably sharper then the S7 edge. Anybody have these two phones and noticed this? Thank you so much!
    I just sold my Note 5 and here is my conclusion that I think will solve this issue for you. I believe there were some incredibly fantastic, exceptionally bright and vibrant Note 5's manufactured. They were above and beyond normal Note 5's. My AT&T Note 5 was one of them. Like you, when I compared my S7e, the Note 5 was superior in every way, color depth, and significantly more brightness. The whites were even whiter.

    Screen performance is one of my top parameters but in spite of this I sold the Note 5 because I wanted a reduction in size and much better battery life. It was a very difficult decision knowing how good the screen was.

    Seeing the report from Display Mate and all the people on this forum posted experiences conflicting with mine, I have come to the conclusion was that we got lucky to have exceptional Note 5's and that the current S7e's are comparable to or better than most of the Note 5's.
    03-17-2016 09:59 AM
  12. aggie's Avatar
    I have both and cant tell a whole lot of difference. The Note 5 may be a hair brighter but i'm loving the smaller profile and better battery life that I'm experiencing on the S7 Edge. Only thing I'm kind of missing is the S-Pen but there may have been one or two instances a month where I felt I needed to use it and never was it for something important.
    03-17-2016 10:13 AM
  13. fordhamtroll's Avatar
    Ty for the quick replies.

    NexusGirlX - I've seen you post your Note 5 side by side with the S7 Edge and it definitely looked the same. I can't post pics now of both of my phones but it really seems that my note 5 is brighter.

    Orangeman - very interesting theory. You may be onto something here.
    03-17-2016 10:14 AM
  14. orangeman's Avatar
    Ty for the quick replies.

    NexusGirlX - I've seen you post your Note 5 side by side with the S7 Edge and it definitely looked the same. I can't post pics now of both of my phones but it really seems that my note 5 is brighter.

    Orangeman - very interesting theory. You may be onto something here.
    I returned my Galaxy S6e+ because the screen was nowhere near the same as my Note 5 even though all the reviews said they were identical. I made a post about it and nobody agreed with me. I am firmly convinced that some of us got "super Note 5's". Knowing that, I took the step down to a regular screen and now that the Note 5 has been out of my house I am delighted with the S7e, and don't think about the Note 5, but side by side, it was killing me.

    S7e is a beautiful display worthy of all the accolades. We were lucky enough to get something even better which was a fluke.
    03-17-2016 10:27 AM
  15. gnuser's Avatar
    S7 edge loses to my old S5. The pixel density is spread over a larger screen, blues are not as tight as on the S5.
    03-17-2016 10:29 AM
  16. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Ty for the quick replies.

    NexusGirlX - I've seen you post your Note 5 side by side with the S7 Edge and it definitely looked the same. I can't post pics now of both of my phones but it really seems that my note 5 is brighter.

    Orangeman - very interesting theory. You may be onto something here.
    Here's the picture I posted last week. I have a different theme on both phones now and I still don't notice any difference.

    Note vs S7 Edge Display-img_0101.jpg
    03-17-2016 10:43 AM
  17. OceanView's Avatar
    Here's the picture I posted last week. I have a different theme on both phones now and I still don't notice any difference.

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    Was wondering if the icon grid on the S7e is 4x4 ?
    Looks like its 4x5 on the Note.
    03-17-2016 11:46 AM
  18. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Was wondering if the icon grid on the S7e is 4x4 ?
    Looks like its 4x5 on the Note.
    I have it set for 4X5. On the picture above, I had it out of the box maybe 15 minutes just to basically set it up when I took the picture. I didn't have all the apps in place where I have them today.

    The Note is 5X5. Today I have it set as 4X5.
    03-17-2016 11:51 AM
  19. Joe J1's Avatar
    Note vs S7 Edge Display-20160317_101151.jpg
    s6 edge s7 edge note 5

    max brightness amoled cinema.
    03-17-2016 12:19 PM
  20. Inquisitive1's Avatar
    My husband had the 7 edge and my note 5 is slightly brighter

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2016 12:35 PM
  21. Nadeem Memon's Avatar
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    s6 edge s7 edge note 5

    max brightness amoled cinema.
    Plz ulpoad images of apps having white background like youtube,facebook and dailymotion between S7e and note 5 thanks at maximun brightness

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2016 06:42 AM
  22. torbach1's Avatar
    I think it's entirely dependent on the screen setting. If you turn off adaptive and change to cinema in the S7 it's as bright as the Note, at least in my case. But the colors are less accurate.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2016 08:39 AM

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