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The 5 Best Samsung Monitors of 2022 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, and they make everything from cheap entry-level models to the largest and most advanced gaming monitors on the market. Most 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. Also, their lineup isn't versatile for office use, so if you're looking for an office monitor, it's better to look elsewhere.

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 there isn't much content available with a 4k resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate, this makes this monitor future-proof as more games and hardware support that bandwidth. There's also a similar monitor available, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75, that has a lower 165Hz refresh rate if that's what you prefer.

    It has excellent motion handling with a fast response time across its entire refresh rate range. However, it's plagued by the same flicker issues that Samsung monitors are known for, especially at lower refresh rates and with VRR enabled. 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 it gets bright enough to fight glare in a well-lit room and also has a decent local dimming feature, but it causes a loss of fine details in dark scenes, so small highlights don't pop as much as they should.

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  2. Best Mid-Range Samsung Monitor

    If you don't need all the high-end features and Mini LED backlighting of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85, 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. It's a 4k monitor like the Neo G8, but the main difference is that its picture quality is worse in dark rooms because it has a lower contrast ratio and a worse local dimming feature. If that doesn't bother you, you'll still be happy with its excellent gaming performance, and it has a high 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. Unlike other Samsung monitors, it doesn't have flicker issues, which is great as you won't experience any of those problems while gaming.

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  3. Best Budget Samsung Monitor

    If you're looking to save some money by getting a budget Samsung monitor, there are a few options available from the Odyssey G5 models, like the Samsung Odyssey G5 S27AG50. It's a monitor that's only available at Best Buy, and 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, 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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  4. 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 good. 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 with fast-moving objects.

    It performs best in dark rooms because it has a high contrast ratio with decent black uniformity, but 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 decent, so for a cheap price, you're getting good value.

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  5. Best Ultrawide Samsung Monitor

    While most of Samsung's monitors have a standard 16:9 aspect ratio, they have a few ultrawide and super ultrawide monitors. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is one of those super ultrawide monitors that are excellent for gaming. It's unique because it has a 32:9 aspect ratio and 5120x1440 resolution on a 49-inch screen, 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.

    In terms of its performance, it uses 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. It has great motion handling and even has a 240Hz refresh rate that you can achieve over a DisplayPort connection. Unfortunately, like other Samsung monitors, it has some flicker issues with low-frame-rate content that could get distracting, especially while you're gaming.

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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 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 like backlight flicker and scanlines. Samsung fixes some of these issues via firmware updates, but not all.
  • Limited office options. Samsung doesn't have a dedicated office lineup like other brands, and even if you can use their 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 focus more on gaming.

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

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, and they have different Odyssey lineups with the G8, G7, G5, and G3 series 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 LC32G75T 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.

Recent Updates

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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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