According to a study performed by IHS, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a better display than the “retina” display on the new iPhone 5. Their research shows that the Galaxy S3’s display is just 1.1mm thick and offers the full color gamut of the NTSC standard. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, has a display which measures in at 1.5 millimeters thick and offers only 72 percent of the standard color gamut.
Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the viewing experience is going to be better on the GS3, but that in terms of technology, it’s technically better because of its thickness and color representation. In fact, DisplayMate ran their usual tests whenever a new flagship device is released and came the the conclusion that the new iPhone’s display comes in 2nd only to the new iPad, with the Galaxy S3 sitting at a distance. And of course, each display will look different to varying sets of eyes.
What we do know, is that the Galaxy Note 2 has an improved display even over the GS3, meaning Samsung is taking this display business seriously.