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Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Display test

We put the Samsung Galaxy A35 5G through our rigorous DXOMARK Display test suite to measure its performance across six criteria. In this test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key display specifications:

  • 6.6 inches AMOLED (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Dimensions: 161.7 x 78.0 x 8.2 mm (6.36 x 3.07 x 0.32 inches)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, (~396 ppi density)
  • Aspect ratio: 19.5:9
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.

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Pros

  • Good color rendering in most lighting environments
  • Good readability outdoors
  • Motion when watching all types of videos and playing video games

Cons

  • Poor management of unwanted screen touches
  • Unnatural picture rendering under sunlight
  • Pink to green fringes appear on the screen depending on the viewing angle

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G performed very well in our display tests thanks to its good AMOLED panel. While the display specs on the A35 5G  were very similar to the slightly more expensive A55 5G, some performance differences could be attributed to software optimizations. However, the A35 5G managed to outperform the A55 5G in some attributes such as color, motion, and touch.

In readability, the A35 5G was able to achieve a measured peak brightness of 1620 nits in sunlight conditions, which was higher than its competitors (even those in a higher segment), and admirably quite close to the 1638 nits measured on the A55 5G. However, with the High Brightness Mode activated under sunlight, the renderings on the A35 could appear somewhat unnatural.

Overall, the color displayed on the A35 5G was rendered well, even though there were some pink and green fringes on the screen when viewing at an angle.

Motion results were good when compared with the general database. The Galaxy A35 is unable to read UHD 60 FPS videos (SDR and HDR),  which can make for an uneven video experience.

The main weak spot for the A35 5G was in artifacts management, with a high reflectance rate and a lot of screen flicker.

Test summary

About DXOMARK Display tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone and other display reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective and perceptual tests under controlled lab and real-life conditions. Note that we evaluate display attributes using only the device’s built-in display hardware and its still image (gallery) and video apps at their default settings. (For in-depth information about how we evaluate smartphone and other displays, check out our articles, “How DXOMARK tests display quality” and “A closer look at DXOMARK Display testing.

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Readability

142

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

163

Samsung Galaxy S24+
How Display Readability score is composed

Readability evaluates how easily and comfortably users can read still content (photos & web) on the display under different real-life conditions. DXOMARK uses its Display Bench to recreate ambient light conditions ranging from total darkness to bright sunlight. In addition to laboratory tests, perceptual analysis is also made in real-life environments.

Luminance under various lighting conditions
Contrast under various lighting conditions


Readability in an indoor (1000 lux) environment
From left to right: Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, Google Pixel 7a, Honor 90
(Photos for illustrations only)


Readability in a sunlight (>90 000 lux) environment
From left to right: Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, Google Pixel 7a, Honor 90
(Photos for illustrations only)


Luminance uniformity measurement
This graph shows the uniformity of the display with a 20% gray pattern. The more visible the green color, the more uniform the display.

Color

152

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

164

Google Pixel 8 Pro
How Display Color score is composed

The color attribute evaluates the capacity of the device to accurately reproduce colors. The measurements taken are for fidelity, white point color, and gamut coverage. We perform color evaluations for different lighting conditions to see how well the device can manage color in the surrounding environment. Colors are measured using a spectrophotometer in a controlled lighting environment. Perceptual analysis of color rendering is against the reference pattern displayed on a calibrated professional monitor.

White point under D65 illuminant at 1000 lux


Color rendering indoors (1000 lux)
Clockwise from top left : Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, Google Pixel 7a, Honor 90
(Photos for illustrations only)


Color rendering in sunlight (>90 000 lux)
Clockwise from top left : Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, Google Pixel 7a, Honor 90
(Photos for illustrations only)
Color fidelity measurements
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the sRGB color space
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the Display-P3 color space
Each arrow represents the color difference between a target color pattern (base of the arrow) and its actual measurement (tip of the arrow). The longer the arrow, the more visible the color difference is. If the arrow stays within the circle, the color difference will be visible only to trained eyes.
Color behavior on angle
This graph shows the color shift when the screen is at an angle. Each dot represents a measurement at a particular angle. Dots inside the inner circle exhibit no color shift in angle; those between the inner and outer circle have shifts that only trained experts will see; but those falling outside the outer circle are noticeable.


Color shift on angle

From left to right: Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, Google Pixel 7a, Honor 90
(Photos for illustrations only)

Video

140

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

162

Samsung Galaxy S23 (Snapdragon)
How Display Video score is composed

Our video attribute evaluates the Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) video handling of each device in indoor and low-light conditions. We measure tone mapping, color gamut, brightness and contrast of the display. We perform perceptual analysis against our professional reference monitor (Sony BVM-HX310) to ensure that the rendering respects the artistic intent.

Video brightness at 10% APL in the dark ( < 5 lux)


Video rendering in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Clockwise from top left : Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, Google Pixel 7a, Honor 90
(Photos for illustrations only)

Clockwise from top left : Samsung Galaxy A35 5G, Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, Google Pixel 7a, Honor 90
(Photos for illustrations only)
Gamut coverage for video content
HDR10 Gamut coverage
SDR Gamut coverage
The primary colors are measured both in HDR10 and SDR. The extracted color gamut shows the extent of the color area that the device can render. To respect the artistic intent, the measured gamut should match the master color space of each video.

Motion

144

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

159

Honor Magic6 Pro
How Display Motion score is composed

The motion attribute evaluates the handling of dynamic contents. Frame drops, motion blur, and playback artifacts are scrutinized using games and videos.


Video frame drops
30 fps content
60 fps content
These long exposure photos present the number of frame irregularities in a 30-second video. A good performance shows a regular pattern (either a flat gray image or a pull-down pattern).

Touch

139

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

170

Samsung Galaxy S24+
How Display Touch score is composed

To evaluate touch, DXOMARK uses a touch robot and a high-speed camera to play and record a set of scenarios for smoothness, accuracy and response-time evaluation.

Average Touch Response Time Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
79 ms
Fast
Good
Bad
Slow
This response time test precisely evaluates the time elapsed between a single touch of the robot on the screen and the displayed action. This test is applied to activities that require high reactivity, such as gaming.

Artifacts

73

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

163

OnePlus Open
How Display Artifacts score is composed

Evaluating artifacts means checking for the performance, image rendering and motion flaws that can affect the end-user experience. DXOMARK measures precisely the device’s reflectance and the presence of flicker, and assesses the impact of residual aliasing when playing video games, among other characteristics.

Average Reflectance (SCI) Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
5.4 %
Low
Good
Bad
High
SCI stands for Specular Component Included, which measures both the diffuse reflection and the specular reflection. Reflection from a simple glass sheet is around 4%, while it reaches about 6% for a plastic sheet. Although smartphones’ first surface is made of glass, their total reflection (without coating) is usually around 5% due to multiple reflections created by the complex optical stack.
Reflectance (SCI)
Measurements above show the reflection of the device within the visible spectrum range (400 nm to 700 nm). It includes both diffuse and specular reflection.
PWM Frequency Samsung Galaxy A35 5G
240 Hz
Bad
Good
Bad
Great
Displays flicker for 2 main reasons: refresh rate and Pulse Width Modulation. Pulse width modulation is a modulation technique that generates variable-width pulses to represent the amplitude of an analog input signal. This measurement is important for comfort because flickering at low frequencies can be perceived by some individuals, and in the most extreme cases, can induce seizures. Some experiments show that discomfort can appear at a higher frequency. A high PWM frequency (>1500 Hz) tends to be less disturbing for users.
Temporal Light Modulation
This graph represents the frequencies of lighting variation; the highest peak gives the main flicker frequency. The combination of a low frequency and a high peak is susceptible to inducing eye fatigue. Displays flicker for 2 main reasons: refresh rate and Pulse Width Modulation. This measurement is important for comfort because flickering at low frequencies can be perceived by some individuals, and in the most extreme cases, can induce seizures. Some experiments show that discomfort can appear at a higher frequency. A high PWM frequency (>1500 Hz) tends to be safer for users.
Aliasing (closeup)
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