The Samsung Galaxy Express employs the same 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus screen as the AT&T version. This means you can count on excellent viewing angles, as well as sky-high contrast and reasonable brightness levels.
The WVGA resolution is stretched a bit thin on the 4.5" display, making for a pixel density of just 207ppi, but it's by no means bad to look at. Of course, those 720p and 1080p monsters out there look way sharper, but this one is pretty crisp, too.
Sunlight legibility is nothing short of great, too. Check out how the Galaxy Express did in our dedicated sunlight legibility test.
|Display test||50% brightness||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2|
|Samsung I8730 Galaxy Express||0||201||∞||0||364||∞||HTC Butterfly||0.14||173||1200||0.45||501||1104|
|Sony Xperia Z||-||-||-||0.70||492||705|
|Oppo Find 5||0.17||176||1123||0.51||565||1107|
|Sony Xperia S||-||-||-||0.48||495||1038|
|Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III||0||174||∞||0||330||∞|
|HTC One X||0.15||200||1375||0.39||550||1410|
|Nokia Lumia 920||-||-||-||0.48||513||1065|
|LG Optimus G||0.14||197||1445||0.33||417||1438|
|Apple iPhone 5||0.13||200||1490||0.48||640||1320|
You can find more information on our display test here.
Overall, the Samsung I8730 Galaxy Express is a phone of commendable ergonomics. Slim and lightweight, it's pretty easy to handle and slips comfortably into pockets. The grip is somewhat compromised due to the slightly larger screen, but shouldn't be much of a problem for the average (male?) user.