Dxomark has reviewed the display on the Galaxy Z Flip5. Starting with the positive aspects of the display, the Z Flip5 boasts good color accuracy and appropriate brightness levels, particularly suitable for HDR10 video content. The Dxomark analysis says the display’s brightness is well-adjusted to different lighting conditions, ensuring that it remains readable and comfortable for users in a variety of environments.
On the downside, the review points out a few drawbacks related to the display performance. When viewed under direct sunlight with high brightness settings, colorful content on the screen might appear unnaturally flat, indicating that there might be some issues with color representation in such conditions. Furthermore, the crease the fold in the foldable screen, is consistently visible, especially when the device is used outdoors. This persistent visibility of the crease could potentially impact the visual experience for users. Another issue arises when viewing the screen through polarized sunglasses, as visible artifacts known as irisations can affect the clarity of the display.
Despite all that, the overall evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5’s display performance is positive. The device’s display earns an impressive overall score, ranking it in the third position among all smartphones evaluated by the reviewer’s database. This score also makes the Z Flip5 the top-performing flip phone in terms of display quality within the database. While the device shares similarities with its predecessor, the Z Flip4, it notably improves upon outdoor readability. The Z Flip5’s display manages to deliver suitable brightness even in direct sunlight, closely competing with the high-end Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The review also briefly mentions that testing was conducted on the smaller cover screen located on the back of the phone. While this secondary screen shares similar color characteristics with the main display, it exhibits slightly lower brightness under direct sunlight. It was found to be more reflective than the main screen and its functionality is restricted to displaying predetermined widgets, such as notifications and a calendar. Nice to know but not necessarily a secondary display to review in that context