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The 3 Best Samsung Monitors of 2022 Reviews

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Best Samsung Monitors

We've tested over 15 Samsung monitors. Samsung's monitor lineup is mainly known for their gaming models, but they make everything from cheap entry-level models to the largest and most advanced gaming monitors on the market. Almost all of their monitors use VA panels, resulting in deep blacks but narrow viewing angles. They're well-known for their impressive gaming features, but unfortunately, also 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 G7 LC32G75T is the best Samsung gaming monitor we've tested. It's available in a 27 and 32 inch size, and we expect both sizes to deliver a similarly great experience overall. Unlike most high-end gaming monitors on the market, it uses a VA panel, resulting in deep blacks that look great in a dark room. It has an outstanding response time, resulting in extremely clear motion with almost no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. It also has an incredibly low input lag which helps create a responsive gaming and desktop experience. It supports both FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, which can help reduce tearing in games.

    It delivers impressive picture quality, with great peak brightness, and good accuracy out of the box. It has exceptional gradient handling and excellent gray uniformity, so it's also a great choice for content creators. It supports HDR and can display a wide color gamut, but it's not bright enough for HDR content to stand out the way it should, and although it has a local dimming feature, it's terrible. Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles, so it's not as well-suited for co-op gaming, and like many Samsung monitors we've tested, there are a few bugs with flickering with VRR enabled. Besides that, it's the best Samsung monitor you can get for gaming.

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  2. Best Ultrawide Samsung Monitor

    The best ultrawide Samsung monitor we've tested is the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9. It's a unique monitor that's even bigger than typical ultrawide monitors like the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC34G55T because it has a 32:9 aspect ratio and 5120x1440 resolution, which is the equivalent of placing two 27 inch, 1440p monitors side-by-side. It's an advantage if your setup is already like that, and you don't want the bezels. The aggressive 1000R curve helps bring the edges of the screen within your field of vision, meaning you can see more of your game at once for an immersive gaming experience. It's one of the first monitors to use Mini LED backlighting, which helps provide greater control over its dimming zones, and it has a good local dimming feature for a great dark room gaming experience.

    Unfortunately, like other Samsung monitors, it has some flicker issues with low-frame-rate content that could get distracting, especially while you're gaming. Also, its motion handling isn't as good as on the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T because its response time at its max refresh rate of 240Hz is just okay, and there's a ton of overshoot leading to inverse ghosting, and there's motion blur with 60Hz content. If that isn't a problem for you, it's the best Samsung gaming monitor with an ultrawide screen we've tested.

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  3. Best Budget Samsung Monitor

    The Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35T is the best budget Samsung monitor that we've tested. It delivers a good gaming experience, with a fast refresh rate and support for FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible variable refresh rate technologies. It has very low input lag, meaning that you can respond in sync with the action on-screen. There are a few extra gaming features, including an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur. However, you can't enable it when gaming with a variable refresh rate. It has an impressive native contrast ratio, making it a good choice for a dark room, and it's bright enough for most brighter environments as well.

    Unfortunately, despite the fast refresh rate, it has a mediocre response time, so there's noticeably more motion blur behind fast-moving objects. Competing monitors from other brands with TN or IPS panels typically perform much better than this, even at the same price point. As expected for a VA panel, the image degrades when viewed at an angle. Unlike the more expensive Odyssey gaming monitors, this one has a flat screen, so this can be an issue if you're viewing the monitor up close because the edges of the screen are brought within your field of vision. Although it's a budget model with limited features, it's a decent monitor.

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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.
  • Decent selection of products available. Samsung has a good selection of products available. From the cheapest budget monitors to the most advanced gaming monitors on the market, there's something for everyone.
  • Buggy firmware. Recent Samsung releases have seen quite a few significant bugs. While some were eventually fixed with firmware updates, it takes time for Samsung to send out those updates.
  • Poor viewing angles. Since most of their monitors use VA panels, they have poor viewing angles. However, many of Samsung's gaming monitors use curved screens to partially compensate for this.
  • Limited ergonomics. With few exceptions, Samsung monitors typically have very basic stands with a limited range of ergonomic adjustments.

Samsung vs Dell

Dell and Samsung both release a wide range of monitors, from entry-level office monitors to high-end gaming displays. Dell monitors tend to have better quality control and better ergonomics. Samsung monitors typically use VA panels, resulting in high contrast but poor viewing angles, while Dell typically uses IPS monitors, which have better viewing angles but worse contrast.

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 worse dark room performance. LG offers many monitors for office users, too, with better office features like multi-input display and built-in USB hubs.

Entry-level Samsung monitors are typically out-performed 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're not without their flaws, though, so buying a Samsung might not be the safest option for everyone, especially if you want something for co-op.

Lineup

Samsung releases a large lineup of products each year. You can identify their most recent gaming monitors by the "Odyssey" name.

The full model name includes extra information, meaning that you can often determine the size, shape, and design by the model code. The exact structure can vary from year to year, though, so it's not all that useful. Historically, they released many 1080p and 1440p gaming monitors with a 16:9 aspect ratio, but they also have a few ultrawide and super ultrawide models, and they released their first 4k monitor in 2021. You can find any resolution you want from Samsung.

Recent Updates

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

  2. 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; 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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