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The 5 Best Samsung Monitors of 2023 Reviews

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Best Samsung Monitors

We've tested over 20 Samsung monitors. Samsung's monitor lineup is mainly known for their gaming models, so you're sure to find the best Samsung gaming monitor for your needs. While they offer both high-end and cheap, entry-level models, only their highest-end models provide good value against the competition as they usually have premium features like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and Mini LED backlighting. Most of their monitors use VA panels, resulting in deep blacks but narrow viewing angles. Unfortunately, they're known for their numerous bugs that have been an increasingly common issue with some models.

Samsung is also extremely well-known for their TVs; find out more about the Samsung TV lineup here.

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Best Samsung Monitors


  1. Best Samsung Monitor

    The Samsung LS32BG852NNXGO is the best Samsung monitor we've tested. It's a high-end monitor in their 2022 lineup, and it's the first 4k, 240Hz monitor available to the consumer market, also making it the best Samsung gaming monitor. It's packed with a ton of features, and it has variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing. Although it's currently hard to reach a 240Hz refresh rate with a 4k resolution on most graphics cards, this makes this monitor future-proof as more games and hardware will support that bandwidth in the future.

    The picture quality is remarkable, and it's better than most monitors because it uses Mini LED backlighting. It means that it displays deep blacks in dark rooms, and has a decent local dimming feature to further improve the picture quality in dark scenes. It also gets bright enough in HDR to make smaller highlights stand out against dark backgrounds. If you like the Mini LED backlight but want a super ultrawide display, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is an excellent gaming monitor with a 49-inch screen and a 32:9 aspect ratio, but images aren't as sharp as on the Neo G8.

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  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Samsung Monitor

    If you want a cheaper monitor, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 is a lower-end version of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85. It provides many of the same features, with the main difference being that it has a max refresh rate of 165Hz instead of 240Hz like on the Neo G8. This doesn't make a difference now as it's hard to reach a high frame rate with 4k games with modern graphics cards, but the Neo G7 isn't as future-proof as the Neo G8. Still, it's a great choice if you want to take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X as it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth that lets you play 4k @ 120Hz games from either console.

    It delivers an excellent gaming experience like the Neo G8 thanks to its quick response time with any frame rate and it has an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur. The input lag is low and it has FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing. Like the Neo G8, it uses Mini LED backlighting that has the same number of dimming zones and offers deep blacks with bright highlights.

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  3. Best Mid-Range Samsung Monitor

    If you don't need all the high-end features and Mini LED backlighting of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75, you can save money by getting a mid-range monitor like the Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70. Like most Samsung monitors, it's focused on gaming as it's a 4k monitor like the Neo G7, but the main difference is that its picture quality is worse in dark rooms because it has a lower contrast ratio and a much worse local dimming feature. If that doesn't bother you, you'll still be happy with its excellent gaming performance, and it has a 144Hz max refresh rate that you can achieve over a DisplayPort or HDMI connection.

    It's great for gaming with the PS5 or Xbox Series X because it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth that allows you to take full advantage of the consoles. It has VRR support to reduce screen tearing, low input lag for a responsive feel, and a fast response time at high frame rates for smooth motion. If you don't need the 4k resolution, you can also consider the Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T, which is a 1440p gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, and it also costs less.

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  4. Best Budget Samsung Monitor

    If you're looking to save some money by getting a budget Samsung monitor, there are a few options available, like the Samsung Odyssey G5 S27AG50. As it's a lower-end version of the Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70, it has a lower 1440p resolution, but that's what you have to expect if you're going for something cheaper. It's part of the Odyssey gaming lineup from 2021, and it's impressive for gaming as the 27-inch screen and 1440p resolution help deliver sharp images, and it has a 165Hz refresh rate with VRR support. Motion also looks smooth across its entire refresh rate range as there's minimal blur trail with fast-moving objects.

    Its IPS panel makes it a good choice for co-op gaming as it has decent viewing angles, the image remains consistent from the sides, and its excellent ergonomics make it easy to adjust. With an IPS panel, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in the dark. If that's important to you, the Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55 is a similar alternative with a VA panel and a higher contrast; however, it has significantly worse motion handling, so the S27AG50 is the better gaming monitor.

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  5. Best Cheap Samsung Monitor

    Although Samsung isn't known for their cheap and low-cost monitors, they have a few that are still good enough for entry-level PC gamers, like the Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30. It's a lower-end version of the Samsung Odyssey G5 S27AG50, and it has a lower 1080p resolution and a smaller screen. However, this is still fine for casual gaming, and the image clarity is decent. It has features most gamers look for, like a 144Hz panel, native FreeSync VRR support, G-SYNC compatibility, and low input lag. However, its motion handling is disappointing as there's smearing and inverse ghosting with fast-moving objects.

    It performs best in dark rooms because it has a high contrast ratio with decent black uniformity, but if you want to use it in a well-lit room, even though it has good reflection handling, it doesn't get bright enough to fight a ton of glare. Despite its low cost, it still offers most common ergonomic adjustments, including swivel, tilt, height, and rotation into portrait mode. The build quality is also decent, so for a cheap price, you're getting good value.

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Compared to other brands


  • Advanced features. From quantum dot color filters to Mini LED backlights, Samsung's high-end monitors are usually packed with the latest technology.
  • Good dark room performance. Most of Samsung's monitors use VA panels, and as such, have a relatively high contrast ratio, making them better choices for dark-room gaming.
  • Good selection of 4k monitors. Samsung offers more 4k gaming models than some other brands, and they have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so if you're a console gamer, you'll likely find what you're looking for with Samsung.
  • Buggy firmware. Recent Samsung releases have seen quite a few significant bugs like backlight flicker and scanlines. Samsung fixes some of these issues via firmware updates, but not all.
  • Limited office options. Even if you can use Samsung's gaming monitors for office use, they tend to have limited productivity features and performance.

Samsung vs Dell

Dell and Samsung both release a wide range of monitors, from entry-level monitors to high-end gaming displays. Dell monitors tend to have better quality control and better ergonomics, and they have more office-oriented displays. Samsung monitors typically use VA panels, resulting in higher contrast, and they tend to have more gaming features.

Samsung vs LG

LG releases more monitors each year than Samsung and caters to a wider range of users. LG monitors typically use IPS panels for their gaming monitors, and they have faster response times and better viewing angles, but Samsung has better dark room performance. On the other hand, Samsung offers more high-end features like Mini LED backlighting.

Entry-level Samsung monitors are typically outperformed by the competition, but their high-end gaming monitors are some of the best on the market. If you tend to game in dark rooms and you're a competitive gamer, you'll be safe getting a Samsung monitor. They aren't without their flaws, though, as they tend to have firmware issues that are distracting while gaming.

Lineup

Samsung releases a few monitors each year, and they often remain in circulation for at least two years. Since 2020 they've been branding their gaming monitors by the Odyssey name with different G8, G7, G5, and G3 models. Their naming scheme can get a bit confusing, and new monitors don't always replace the previous monitor with the same name; for example, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 from 2022 replaces the Samsung Odyssey C32G75T from 2020 and not the Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70 from 2021.

Samsung's monitor lineup includes a variety of resolutions, display types, and screen sizes. They make small 24-inch displays to 49-inch super ultrawide monitors, and they've even released a 55-inch curved gaming monitor in 2022. They also make smart monitors that feature their proprietary Tizen OS platform, like the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80, and these monitors are essentially TVs without a tuner.

Recent Updates

  1. Dec 23, 2022: Removed the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 and added the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 to show the various 4k monitors Samsung offers.

  2. Aug 30, 2022: Restructured the article to reflect how people are searching for Samsung monitors; removed the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T and the Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35T because they're becoming hard to find. Added the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85, Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70, Samsung Odyssey G5 S27AG50, and the Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30 to their respective categories.

  3. Apr 11, 2022: Replaced the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC32G55T with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 for consistency and updated text for clarity.

  4. Dec 13, 2021: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text.

Conclusion

Samsung releases a wide range of monitors each year, from basic, entry-level monitors to some of the most advanced gaming monitors on the market. Their high-end gaming monitors are typically a safe bet; aside from a few firmware issues, they generally perform well. Samsung's main focus seems to be on their high-end gaming monitors as their entry-level lineup doesn't change much from year to year and is consistently outperformed by many of their competitors.

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