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Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40 Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Oct 13, 2022 at 09:59 am
Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40 Picture
7.3
Mixed Usage
7.6
Office
7.8
Gaming
6.9
Media Consumption
7.4
Media Creation
5.7
HDR
Size
27"
Pixel Type
IPS
Max Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
HDR10
Yes

The Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27B40 is an entry-level gaming monitor. It sits below the Samsung Odyssey G6/G65B in their 2022 lineup, and although it shares the same 240Hz refresh rate as the higher-end model, it has a lower 1080p resolution. It has native FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support, and it's also G-SYNC compatible for use with NVIDIA graphics cards. It's a very basic monitor but has a few extra features for gaming, like the ability to add a virtual crosshair that your system won't detect, giving you a competitive gaming advantage. It's available in 25 and 27 inches, with the larger size being a Best Buy-exclusive model in the United States, but you can find both models available at various retailers internationally.

Our Verdict

7.3 Mixed Usage

The Samsung G4 is decent for mixed usage. It's good for gaming as it has a 240Hz refresh rate with variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing, motion looks smooth thanks to the quick response time, and it has low input lag. It's also good for office use thanks to its high peak brightness, great reflection handling, wide viewing angles, and excellent ergonomics. It's okay for consuming multimedia content and decent for media creation as it has good out-of-the-box accuracy, but it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in the dark. Sadly, it's disappointing for HDR as it fails to make highlights pop and can't display a wide range of colors.

Pros
  • High SDR peak brightness.
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Good response time.
Cons
  • Low 1080p resolution.
  • Low native contrast.
  • Terrible black uniformity.
7.6 Office

The Samsung G4 is good for office use. It gets bright enough to fight glare in well-lit rooms, and combined with its great reflection handling, visibility isn't a problem in a bright room. It also has wide viewing angles that make the image remain consistent from the sides, which is great for sharing your screen with someone else. Unfortunately, it has low pixel density, so the text clarity is just decent.

Pros
  • High SDR peak brightness.
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Low 1080p resolution.
  • Text clarity is just decent.
7.8 Gaming

The Samsung G4 is very good for gaming. It has a fast 240Hz refresh rate and both FreeSync VRR support and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. Motion also looks smooth, thanks to its quick response time, particularly with high frame rate signals. Additionally, it has low input lag for a responsive feel. Sadly, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray when gaming in the dark.

Pros
  • High 240Hz refresh rate.
  • FreeSync VRR and G-SYNC compatibility.
  • Good response time.
  • Low input lag with VRR enabled.
Cons
  • Low native contrast.
  • Terrible black uniformity.
6.9 Media Consumption

The Samsung G4 is okay for media consumption. It displays a wide range of colors and has good out-of-the-box accuracy, so images in SDR look life-like without any sort of calibration. It performs well in bright rooms thanks to its high peak brightness and great reflection handling, but it struggles in dark rooms as it has a low contrast and terrible black uniformity. It also has a low 1080p resolution, so images aren't as sharp as on higher-resolution monitors.

Pros
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Good out-of-the-box accuracy.
Cons
  • Low native contrast.
  • Terrible black uniformity.
  • No local dimming feature.
7.4 Media Creation

The Samsung G4 is decent for media creation. It's good if you need to edit content in the basic sRGB color space because it displays a wide range of colors and has good out-of-the-box accuracy, but it has limited Adobe RGB coverage and can't display a wide range of colors in HDR. It performs well for use in well-lit rooms as it gets bright enough to fight glare, but it doesn't look good in dark rooms as it has a low contrast that makes blacks look gray.

Pros
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Good out-of-the-box accuracy.
Cons
  • Low native contrast.
  • Terrible black uniformity.
5.7 HDR

The Samsung G4 is disappointing for HDR. Blacks look gray in dark rooms due to the low contrast, and it has terrible black uniformity with visible backlight bleed. It doesn't deliver a satisfying HDR experience as it can't display a wide range of colors and doesn't get bright enough to bring highlights out.

Pros
  • Fantastic gradient handling.
Cons
  • Low native contrast.
  • Terrible black uniformity.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Highlights don't pop in HDR.
  • Narrow HDR color gamut.
  • 7.3 Mixed Usage
  • 7.6 Office
  • 7.8 Gaming
  • 6.9 Media Consumption
  • 7.4 Media Creation
  • 5.7 HDR
  1. Updated Oct 13, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 11, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27-inch Samsung G4, which is a Best Buy-exclusive model in the United States. It's also available in a 25-inch screen size which has the same specs, including the 240Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution, so it'll perform similarly, and it's available at various retailers. Both sizes are also available in Canada at various retailers, and the model is also available internationally, with the full mode code changing depending on the region.

Model Code Size Resolution Refresh Rate U.S. Retailers
LS25BG402ENXGO 25" 1080p 240Hz Various
LS27BG402ENXGO 27" 1080p 240Hz Best Buy Exclusive

Our unit was manufactured in June 2022; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Samsung G4 is a good budget-friendly gaming monitor with a fast 240Hz refresh rate and good motion handling. While it provides good gaming performance, there are still better options in the same price range, like the AOC 24G2 or the ViewSonic XG2431, so the Samsung monitor doesn't offer any extra against the competition.

Also see our recommendations for the best budget gaming monitors, the best 240Hz monitors, and the best 1080p monitors.

AOC 24G2

The AOC 24G2 and the Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40 are both good gaming monitors. The Samsung monitor has a higher 240Hz refresh rate compared to the 144Hz refresh rate of the AOC, but the AOC still has better motion handling. While they each have a backlight-strobing feature, the one on the AOC is more versatile.

ViewSonic XG2431

The ViewSonic XG2431 and the Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40 have similar features, but the ViewSonic is better overall. Despite each having a 240Hz refresh rate, the motion handling is much better on the ViewSonic, and it has a more customizable backlight strobing feature. The ViewSonic is also better for console gaming because it can downscale 4k signals, which the Samsung monitor can't do.

Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30

The Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40 is a higher-end version of the Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30, so it has a few more features. The main difference is that the G4 has a higher 240Hz refresh rate compared to the 144Hz refresh rate of the G3, and it has much better motion handling too. They also have different panel types, with the G4 having wider viewing angles and the G3 having a higher contrast, making it the better choice for dark room gaming.

LG 27GN650-B

The LG 27GN650-B and the Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40 are both very good gaming monitors with a few differences. Even though the LG has a slower 144Hz refresh rate, it has better motion handling due to its quicker response times. However, the Samsung is better to use in well-lit rooms because it gets much brighter. It also has better ergonomics that make it easier to adjust to an ideal viewing position.

Dell Alienware AW2720HF

The Dell Alienware AW2720HF and the Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40 are both 240Hz monitors with a 1080p resolution, but the Dell is better overall. The main difference is that the Dell has a faster response time with high-frame-rate signals, so motion looks smoother. The Dell also has a USB hub, which is great if you want to connect your peripherals. On the other hand, the Samsung is better for well-lit rooms as it gets a bit brighter and has slightly better reflection handling.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Samsung G4 has a gamer-oriented design with an all-black plastic body and a ring on the back that doesn't light up.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Samsung G4 has decent build quality. It's mainly plastic with a metal base on the stand. The plastic materials feel good, but they aren't premium either, as there's a bit of flex throughout. The screen stays in position when you adjust it, but unfortunately the stand isn't the most stable. It wobbles easily if your desk shakes, and the feet aren't grippy either, so the monitor slides around too.

8.6
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.7" (12.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-22.5° to 2.5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range
-15° to 15°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The Samsung G4 has excellent ergonomics. You can easily adjust the screen, but the swivel range is narrow, which isn't ideal if you need to turn the screen to share it with someone else. The stand features a clip in the back for cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
17.8" (45.1 cm)
Base Depth
9.1" (23.0 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
6.7" (17.1 cm)
Weight (With Display)
11.7 lbs (5.3 kg)

The stand features V-shaped metal feet that take up a bit of space. Unfortunately, the stand doesn't support the screen that well as there's wobble, and it also slides around because the feet aren't grippy.

Design
Display
Size
27"
Housing Width
24.3" (61.7 cm)
Housing Height
14.9" (37.8 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
2.2" (5.7 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.4" (0.9 cm)
Design
Controls

The Samsung G4 has a directional pad underneath the center branding to navigate the on-screen menu.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Power cable
  • Power supply
  • User guides

Picture Quality
6.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,006 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Samsung G4 has a low native contrast ratio, and there's no local dimming feature to further improve it. It means that blacks look gray next to bright highlights in dark rooms.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

This monitor doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the monitor so you can compare the backlight performance with a monitor that has local dimming.

8.0
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
356 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
357 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
361 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
362 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
362 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
362 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
357 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
361 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
362 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
362 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
362 cd/m²
ABL
0.001
Minimum Brightness
57 cd/m²

The Samsung G4 has great SDR peak brightness. It gets bright enough to fight glare, and there isn't any noticeable variation in brightness between different scenes. Unfortunately, its minimum brightness is a bit high, which isn't ideal if you want to use it in the dark and you're bothered by a bright screen.

These results are from after calibration in the 'Custom' Picture Mode with the Brightness at its max.

6.6
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
No Certification
Real Scene
386 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
389 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
393 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
393 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
394 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
394 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
388 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
392 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
392 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
393 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
393 cd/m²
ABL
0.001

The Samsung G4 has okay HDR peak brightness. Without a local dimming feature, small highlights don't stand out against the rest of the screen. The EOTF follows the target PQ curve fairly well for shadows and darker details, but because the roll-off is early, most content is too dark.

These results are in the 'Custom' Picture Mode with the Brightness at its max. There aren't any picture modes or settings disabled in HDR.

8.3
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
45°
Color Washout From Right
44°
Color Shift From Left
49°
Color Shift From Right
52°
Brightness Loss From Left
47°
Brightness Loss From Right
47°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
57°
Gamma Shift From Right
56°

The Samsung G4 has a great horizontal viewing angle that makes the image remain consistent from the sides, making it a great choice for co-op gaming.

6.2
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
31°
Color Washout From Above
31°
Color Shift From Below
22°
Color Shift From Above
35°
Brightness Loss From Below
37°
Brightness Loss From Above
36°
Black Level Raise From Below
21°
Black Level Raise From Above
47°
Gamma Shift From Below
30°
Gamma Shift From Above
32°

The vertical viewing angle isn't bad, but it's worse than the horizontal viewing angle. Colors washout quicker when viewing from below than above, so it isn't ideal if you decide to mount it above eye level, but it's fine if someone is standing up and looking down on it.

8.1
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.133%
50% DSE
0.138%

The Samsung G4 has great gray uniformity. The screen is uniform throughout, and there's minimal dirty screen effect in the center, which is ideal when opening full-screen documents or webpages.

2.7
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
4.228%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The Samsung G4 has terrible black uniformity. There's noticeable backlight bleed in the corners and clouding throughout, and it doesn't have a local dimming feature to further improve it.

7.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
104.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
5.14
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,739 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
3.19
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Mode 1
Brightness Setting
100
Measured Brightness
392 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The Samsung G4 has good accuracy before calibration. The 'sRGB' mode locks the colors to the sRGB color space, so they don't look over-saturated, and there are minimal inaccuracies to most colors. However, the white balance is off, particularly with brighter shades of gray, and the color temperature is cold, giving the image a blue tint. Gamma doesn't follow the target sRGB curve well either, as dark scenes are too dark and brighter scenes are too bright. The sRGB mode only locks out a few settings like the Contrast and Color Tone. The 'Custom' Picture Mode helps improve the white balance and color temperature a bit, but the colors are over-saturated.

9.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom
sRGB Gamut Area xy
101.2%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.65
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,477 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.17
Color dE (Avg.)
0.40
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Settings
55-52-44
Gamma Setting
Mode 1
Brightness Setting
14
Measured Brightness
99 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The Samsung G4 has fantastic accuracy after calibration. Calibrating it fixes most of the issues, particularly with the white balance and color temperature. Gamma still isn't perfect, but it follows the target curve well for the most part.

9.3
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.9%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
78.3%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

The Samsung G4 has an incredible SDR color gamut. It has perfect coverage of the commonly-used sRGB color space. However, if you're a professional photo editor that uses the Adobe RGB color space, you'll be disappointed to know it has limited coverage of that color space.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.1%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
82.8%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

The SDR color volume is fantastic. It displays bright colors well, but due to its low contrast, it struggles to properly display dark colors.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
82.3%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Custom
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
59.4%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Custom

The Samsung G4 has an okay color gamut but can't display a wide range of colors in HDR. It has decent coverage of the common DCI-P3 color space, but it has limited coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space. Tone mapping is off between each, meaning it loses fine details in bright colors.

6.2
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
63.0%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Custom
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
53.2%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Custom

The HDR color volume is mediocre. It's limited by its incomplete color gamut and low contrast, as it can't display a wide range of colors at different luminance levels, particularly dark colors.

8.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.4%
Indirect Reflections
3.7%
Calculated Direct Reflections
0.7%

The Samsung G4 has great reflection handling. It handles even strong light sources well, and combined with its high peak brightness, visibility isn't a problem in well-lit rooms.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
IPS
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The text clarity is decent. Due to its low 1080p resolution and 27-inch screen size, it has limited pixel density, so diagonal lines are hard to see, but enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) helps make text more legible.

9.5
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The gradient handling is fantastic. There's only a bit of banding in darker shades, but it's hard to see.

Motion
9.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
120 Hz

The Samsung G4 has a high max refresh rate that you can achieve both over its DisplayPort connection and over HDMI, but the max refresh rate is limited with a 10-bit signal over HDMI due to bandwidth limitations.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (NVIDIA Certified)
VRR Maximum
240 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes

The Samsung G4 has a variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing. It native supports FreeSync to work over DisplayPort and HDMI connections, and it's also G-SYNC compatible with NVIDIA graphics cards over DisplayPort connections. There are some issues when using an NVIDIA graphics card over HDMI as it outputs in Limited Range with the refresh rate set to anything below 240Hz, so it doesn't deliver a proper image, and VRR doesn't work properly. It also supports Low Framerate Compensation for the VRR to continue working when the frame rate drops too low.

7.9
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Adaptive Sync
Rise / Fall Time
6.0 ms
Total Response Time
10.7 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
8.9 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
15.2 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
Adaptive SyncChartTablePhoto
StandardChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Samsung G4 has a good response time at its max refresh rate of 240Hz. Motion looks smooth without much blur trail, and there's no overshoot either. Enabling VRR disables the Response Time setting, and with VRR enabled, it performs like the 'Standard' setting. If you choose to disable VRR, you can decrease the response time by changing the Response Time setting to 'Faster' or 'Extreme', but it introduces too much overshoot.

7.7
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Adaptive Sync
Rise / Fall Time
6.2 ms
Total Response Time
11.3 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
9.0 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
16.5 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
Adaptive SyncChartTablePhoto
StandardChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The response time at 120Hz is once again very good. While its overall response time isn't as good as some other monitors, there isn't any overshoot with the VRR enabled. Even if you want to disable the VRR and use the overdrive setting, the 'Standard' Response Time performs the best as there's more overshoot at higher settings.

When sending a fixed refresh rate signal, no matter what the Refresh Rate is set to in the monitor's on-screen display, the screen is always refreshing at 240Hz, meaning the results with the overdrive settings aren't representative of a 120Hz signal. However, it properly works with VRR enabled, so the results are actually with the screen refreshing at 120Hz.

7.4
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Adaptive Sync
Rise / Fall Time
6.1 ms
Total Response Time
14.4 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
9.0 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
18.0 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
Adaptive SyncChartTablePhoto
StandardChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Samsung G4 has a decent response time at 60Hz. There's a bit of blur trail, but once again, there's no overshoot. Like at 120Hz, it only achieves a true 60Hz signal with VRR enabled and not when sending a fixed 60Hz signal, so the results that represent 60Hz content the most are with VRR enabled. This explains why there's such a difference between the 'Standard' and 'Adaptive Sync' results.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
240 Hz
Minimum Frequency
240 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
271 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
271 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
No
Pulse Phase Control
No
Pulse Amplitude Control
No
VRR At The Same Time
No

The Samsung G4 has a backlight-strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion, to reduce persistence blur. However, it only flickers at 240Hz, even when you set the refresh rate in the OSD to something else, so the timing is off with lower refresh rates. You can see what that looks like with the photos below.

OSD Refresh RateMotion Blur Photo
240HzPhoto
120HzPhoto
60HzPhoto

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The Samsung G4 has a flicker-free backlight that helps reduce eye strain during long gaming or work sessions.

Inputs
9.0
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
2.9 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
6.4 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
14.6 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
3.0 ms

The Samsung G4 has low input lag for a responsive feel, as long as you have VRR enabled. The results are with VRR enabled, which results in this low input lag, but it increases when sending a fixed signal that doesn't match the Refresh Rate setting in the on-screen display. You can see the input lag results with the Refresh Rate set to '240Hz', '120Hz', and '60Hz' in the OSD, using signals with different framerates:

OSD SettingNative Resolution @ Max HzNative Resolution @ 120HzNative Resolution @ 60HzBFI
240Hz2.9 ms12.4 ms21.1 ms3 ms
120Hz-12.3 ms20.8 ms12.6 ms
60Hz--20.8 ms21.4

6.5
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
2.1 MP
Pixel Density
81 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
27.0"
Screen Area
313 in²
5.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

Unfortunately, the Samsung G4 has limited compatibility with the PS5. It can't downscale 4k or 1440p content, and it doesn't support VRR from the PS5 either, so you're limited to 1080p gaming at 120Hz.

5.0
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
Yes

Like with the PS5, there's limited compatibility with the Xbox Series X. It has the same limitations, except that VRR works, and you can enable 1440p @ 60Hz through the HDMI override settings on the Xbox, but that disables VRR. Although the monitor supports HDR, it doesn't with the Xbox because the console only supports HDR with 4k signals, which the monitor doesn't support.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Microphone In
No
Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
1 (Service Port Only)
USB-A Rated Speed
480Mbps (USB 2.0)
USB-B Upstream Port
No
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No

You can only use the USB port for firmware updates and servicing, and not to connect your peripherals.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The Samsung G4 works with the recent M1 MacBooks. There aren't any issues with VRR or flickering, and windows return to their original position after the laptop goes to sleep, but not when you close the lid. Sadly, HDR looks washed out and bad.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

The Samsung G4 has a few extra features, including:

  • Auto Source Switch +: Automatically switches the input when you turn on a source.
  • Eye Care: Removes blue light to help reduce eye strain.
  • Eco Saving Plus: Adjusts the picture to reduce the amount of energy used.
  • Eco Sensor Mode: Changes the picture depending on the amount of ambient light in your room.
  • Low Input Lag: Reduces the input lag for a responsive feel.
  • Off Time Plus: Timer to shut the screen off after a set number of hours.
  • Ultrawide Game View Mode: This changes the aspect ratio to 21:9 to simulate an ultrawide screen.
  • Virtual Aim Point: Adds a virtual crosshair on the screen that your system won't detect.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

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