The Galaxy Note 4's Screen Compared to its Toughest Competition

By Eric Limer on at

The Galaxy Note 4 has a bonkers screen. That 518 PPI Super AMOLED stunner is one of the best parts of a great phone. But how does it hold up to the other big, high-res phone screens out there?

We took macro shots of the 3 biggest, baddest, giganto smartphones out there: The Note 4, the LG G3, and the iPhone 6 Plus. According to the experts, the iPhone 6 Plus has the best LCD display, meanwhile the Note 4's AMOLED is the best overall display. And the G3 isn't left out of the superlatives; it has the most PPI of the trio. Here they are up close:

iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080, 401 PPI LCD

The Galaxy Note 4's Screen Compared To Its Toughest Competition


Galaxy Note 4: 5.7-inch, 2560 x 1440, 518 PPI Super AMOLED

The Galaxy Note 4's Screen Compared To Its Toughest Competition


LG G3: 5.5-inch, 2560 x 1440, 538 PPI IPS LCD

The Galaxy Note 4's Screen Compared To Its Toughest Competition


Of course, you'll never be looking at your screens quite this close (unless you are strapping them to your face), so the real-world effects are more subtle. The Note 4's bitchin' AMOLED has crazy contrast, super deep blacks, and a lack of motion blur that makes it great for VR. The iPhone 6 Plus has a high peak brightness, great contrast in ambient light, and minimal reflections. And the G3 looks the crispest by an ever-so-slight margin, because it is.

But if the screen is the most important part of a phone to you—and why shouldn't it be!—the Note 4 runs away with the prize, proving once again that PPI isn't everything.