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Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55 Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Jun 30, 2022 at 10:23 am
Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55 Picture
6.9
Mixed Usage
6.5
Office
7.2
Gaming
7.1
Media Consumption
7.1
Media Creation
6.3
HDR
Size
27"
Pixel Type
VA
Max Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
HDR10
Yes

The Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55 is a mid-level 1440p gaming monitor. It's part of Samsung's 2021 Odyssey gaming lineup, and it replaces the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T and sits alongside the Samsung Odyssey G5 S27AG50. It also sits above the Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40, which has a higher refresh rate, but lower resolution. It's available in both a 27 and 32-inch model, and both sizes have a curved 1440p VA panel and a fast 165Hz refresh rate. It's FreeSync Premium certified and supports HDR, but there are very few additional gaming features. It also lacks advanced productivity features, like USB 3.0 or USB-C inputs.

Our Verdict

6.9 Mixed Usage

The Samsung G55A is an okay monitor for mixed usage. It's marketed mainly for gaming, but due to its slow response time, it's just okay for casual gamers. It's an okay choice for office use, but only if you're in a moderately-lit room. It's decent for media consumption or creation, with a large screen and an excellent SDR color gamut. Sadly, like most monitors at this price point, although it supports HDR, this adds almost nothing, as it doesn't deliver a very impactful HDR experience.

Pros
  • Good contrast.
  • Good reflection handling.
  • Good text clarity.
Cons
  • Low peak brightness.
  • Poor horizontal viewing angle.
  • Bad response time.
6.5 Office

The Samsung G55A is just okay for office use. The relatively large, high-resolution screen delivers good text clarity. Unfortunately, it has just okay peak brightness, so it can't overcome glare in a bright room. It also has terrible ergonomics and a poor horizontal viewing angle, so it's hard to adjust the screen to an ideal viewing position.

Pros
  • Good reflection handling.
  • Good text clarity.
Cons
  • Terrible ergonomics.
  • Low peak brightness.
  • Poor horizontal viewing angle.
  • Bad response time.
7.2 Gaming

The Samsung Odyssey G55A is okay for casual gaming. It has excellent low input lag for a responsive gaming experience and supports FreeSync Premium to reduce screen tearing. Sadly, despite its high refresh rate it has a bad response time, so motion looks blurry, especially in dark scenes. It also has terrible ergonomics and a bad horizontal viewing angle, so it's not a good choice for co-op gaming.

Pros
  • Good contrast.
  • Low input lag.
  • FreeSync Premium support.
Cons
  • Low peak brightness.
  • Poor horizontal viewing angle.
  • Bad response time.
7.1 Media Consumption

The Samsung G55A is a decent choice for watching videos in a dark room. It has a large screen, which delivers an immersive video-watching experience, and it has good contrast for deep blacks in a dark room. Sadly, it has a poor horizontal viewing angle, so you can't really share the screen with a group of friends as they'll see a faded image. It has an excellent SDR color gamut but just okay peak brightness in SDR, so although colors in SDR look vivid, they're not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.

Pros
  • Good contrast.
  • Great gray uniformity.
  • Excellent SDR color gamut.
  • Good reflection handling.
  • Superb gradient handling.
Cons
  • No local dimming.
  • Low peak brightness.
  • Poor horizontal viewing angle.
  • Bad response time.
7.1 Media Creation

The Samsung G55A is a decent monitor for media creators. It has great accuracy out of the box, so you don't have to worry about having it calibrated. It has an excellent SDR color gamut, with nearly complete coverage of the sRGB color space. The relatively large screen is great for multitasking, and you can see more of your workflow at once. Unfortunately, it has terrible ergonomics and a poor horizontal viewing angle, so it's hard to share your screen with someone else, like a colleague or client, as they won't see the same thing you see.

Pros
  • Good contrast.
  • Great gray uniformity.
  • Excellent SDR color gamut.
  • Superb gradient handling.
  • Good text clarity.
Cons
  • Terrible ergonomics.
  • Low peak brightness.
  • Poor horizontal viewing angle.
  • Bad response time.
6.3 HDR

The Samsung G55A delivers a mediocre HDR experience overall. It has a good contrast ratio for deep blacks, but it can't get very bright in HDR, so bright highlights don't stand out. It also lacks a local dimming feature and has disappointing black uniformity. It has a mediocre HDR color gamut, so HDR content doesn't look very vivid or lifelike overall. On the other hand, it has superb gradient handling with almost no noticeable banding in areas of similar color.

Pros
  • Good contrast.
  • Superb gradient handling.
Cons
  • No local dimming.
  • Low peak brightness.
  • Poor horizontal viewing angle.
  • Bad response time.
  • 6.9 Mixed Usage
  • 6.5 Office
  • 7.2 Gaming
  • 7.1 Media Consumption
  • 7.1 Media Creation
  • 6.3 HDR
  1. Updated Oct 13, 2022: Added that this monitor sits above the Samsung Odyssey G4/G40B S27BG40 in Samsung's lineup, and noted the differences in the Intro.
  2. Updated Jun 30, 2022: Review published.
  3. Updated Jun 28, 2022: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27-inch Samsung Odyssey G55A, and it's also available in a 32-inch size (Odyssey G55A LS32AG55). These results are also valid for the 32-inch model.

Size Name Short Model Code Panel Type Curved VESA DisplayHDR Certification
27" Odyssey G55A S27AG55 VA Yes None
32" Odyssey G55A S32AG55 VA Yes None
27" Odyssey G50A S27AG50 IPS No None
27" Odyssey G52A S27AG52 IPS No VESA 400
32" Odyssey G52A S32AG52 IPS No VESA 400

Our unit of the Samsung Odyssey G55A was manufactured in November 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Samsung G55A is a very basic budget gaming monitor, but it doesn't perform very well and has a much slower response time than most of its competitors.

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Samsung Odyssey G5 S27AG50

The Samsung Odyssey G5 S27AG50 is much better than the Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55. The S27AG50 has a much better design, with a full range of ergonomic adjustments, so you can better place it in an ideal viewing position. The S27AG50 also has a much faster response time, resulting in clearer motion, and it gets a lot brighter to overcome glare.

Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T

The Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55 is a bit better than the model it replaces, the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T. The S27AG55 has a nearly completely flicker-free backlight, so it's easier on the eyes and has better text clarity. The S27AG55 also has a much better SDR color gamut, with better coverage of the sRGB color space.

Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is much better than the Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55. The G7 has much better ergonomics, so it's easier to find an ideal viewing position. The G7 also gets significantly brighter and has a significantly better response time, resulting in clearer motion with almost no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects.

LG 27GP850-B

The LG 27GP850-B is significantly better than the Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55. The LG has much better ergonomics, so it's easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. The LG also has much better gaming performance, with a significantly faster response time, so motion looks smoother overall, with less blur behind fast-moving objects. The LG also gets brighter and has a wider viewing angle, so the image remains accurate to the sides if you're sitting close to the screen.

Gigabyte G27QC

The Gigabyte G27QC is much better than the Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55. The Gigabyte has better ergonomics, so it's easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. The Gigabyte also has a significantly faster response time, so motion looks clearer with less blur behind fast-moving objects. Finally, the Gigabyte also gets a bit brighter, so it looks better in a bright room.

Dell S2722DGM

The Dell S2722DGM is much better than the Samsung Odyssey G5/G55A S27AG55. The Dell has a much faster response time, so motion in games looks much clearer. The Dell also gets a lot brighter, so it can handle more glare and a brighter viewing environment. The Dell also has a slightly better viewing angle, so the image doesn't degrade as much if you're sitting slightly to the side.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
Yes
Curve Radius
1000R

The Samsung G55A looks nearly identical to the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T. It has thin bezels on three sides, but there's a bit of dead space between the bezels and the first pixels, which is distracting if you're using it in a multi-monitor setup.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Samsung G55A has decent build quality. There's very little flex in the back plastic, and the housing feels sturdy overall. The stand supports the monitor well, and although it wobbles a bit, it recovers quickly. None of the materials used feel premium, but there are no significant issues, either.

1.7
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
0.0" (0.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-17.5° to 2.5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
No
Swivel Range
No swivel
Wall Mount
VESA 75x75

Sadly, this monitor has terrible ergonomics. It has a fairly standard tilt range, meaning you can adjust the screen a bit, but you'll need to VESA mount it to get an ideal viewing position. The inputs are bottom-facing and somewhat hard to access, and there's a loop on the top of the stand for basic cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
21.7" (55.0 cm)
Base Depth
10.9" (27.6 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
9.1" (23.0 cm)
Weight (With Display)
9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)

The stand's feet are wide, but they're fairly thin and leave a lot of desk space open.

Design
Display
Size
27"
Housing Width
24.2" (61.5 cm)
Housing Height
15.0" (38.2 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
4.1" (10.5 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
9.0 lbs (4.1 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.4" (1.0 cm)
Design
Controls

There's a single joystick located just below the Samsung branding at the center of the bottom bezel.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • Power supply
  • Power cord
  • DisplayPort cable
  • User guide

Picture Quality
7.6
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
2,521 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Samsung Odyssey G55A has good contrast, resulting in deep blacks in a dark room. Unfortunately, there's no local dimming feature to improve black levels.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

This monitor doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film the local dimming on each monitor, so you can see how the test clip compares to a different display with local dimming.

6.8
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
245 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
238 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
257 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
257 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
257 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
257 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
237 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
256 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
257 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
257 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
257 cd/m²
ABL
0.005
Minimum Brightness
50 cd/m²

The Samsung G55A has just okay peak brightness in SDR. There's very little variation in peak brightness with different scenes, which is great. Sadly, it's not bright enough to overcome glare in a really bright room, so it's better suited for a dark to moderately-lit room. These measurements are after calibration in the 'Custom' Picture Mode, with Brightness set to max.

6.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
No Certification
Real Scene
293 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
283 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
306 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
306 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
306 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
306 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
283 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
306 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
306 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
306 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
306 cd/m²
ABL
0.005

The Samsung G55A has mediocre peak brightness in HDR. It's not bright enough to display the content creator's intent in games or movies, and it doesn't track the PQ EOTF well. Dark scenes are darker than they're supposed to be, and there's a sharp cut-off near the monitor's peak brightness, resulting in a loss of fine details in bright scenes.

5.3
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
30°
Color Washout From Right
27°
Color Shift From Left
40°
Color Shift From Right
41°
Brightness Loss From Left
31°
Brightness Loss From Right
28°
Black Level Raise From Left
12°
Black Level Raise From Right
11°
Gamma Shift From Left
14°
Gamma Shift From Right
12°

Unfortunately, this monitor has a poor horizontal viewing angle. The curved screen helps compensate for this by bringing the sides of the screen closer to your field of view, but if you're sitting close to the screen, the sides appear faded and washed out. It's not ideal for co-op gaming or sharing content, either.

4.7
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
24°
Color Washout From Above
26°
Color Shift From Below
28°
Color Shift From Above
24°
Brightness Loss From Below
28°
Brightness Loss From Above
29°
Black Level Raise From Below
Black Level Raise From Above
Gamma Shift From Below
13°
Gamma Shift From Above
12°

The Samsung G55A has a bad vertical viewing angle. The screen looks washed out if you have the monitor mounted above you or if you're looking down on it.

8.3
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.082%
50% DSE
0.137%

The Samsung G55A has great gray uniformity. The sides of the screen are a bit darker than the center, and there are two brighter bands on each side, but they're not really noticeable with real content. There's very little dirty screen effect in the center.

5.5
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.324%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The Samsung Odyssey G55A has disappointing black uniformity. There's significant backlight bleed along the top and bottom edge but very little cloudiness in the center of the screen. Sadly, there's no local dimming feature to improve black uniformity.

8.1
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom
sRGB Gamut Area xy
104.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
3.72
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,103 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.20
Color dE (Avg.)
2.76
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
50-50-50
Gamma Setting
Mode 1
Brightness Setting
75
Measured Brightness
182 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The Samsung G55A has great accuracy out of the box. There are some issues with the white balance, especially in brighter shades, but most colors are displayed accurately. Pure blues and reds are a bit off, but most colors look good. Gamma follows the sRGB curve well, but dark scenes are a bit too dark. The color temperature is a bit cool, giving everything a slightly bluish tint.

9.5
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom
sRGB Gamut Area xy
96.9%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.41
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,507 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.20
Color dE (Avg.)
0.68
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Settings
50-44-44
Gamma Setting
Mode 1
Brightness Setting
22
Measured Brightness
101 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The Samsung G55A has incredible accuracy after calibration. The white balance is nearly perfect, as is the gamma. Most colors are nearly perfect, but pure blues are still off a bit. The color temperature is nearly perfect, and the blue tint is completely gone.

8.9
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
96.8%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
76.5%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

This monitor has an excellent SDR color gamut. It can display almost all of the sRGB color space used by most current desktop and web content. It can't quite display the full range of blues, but this isn't really noticeable.

9.5
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
98.3%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
84.0%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

The Samsung G55A has superb color volume in SDR. Most colors are bright and vibrant, but despite the good contrast ratio, it can't display dark saturated colors very well.

6.2
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
77.3%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR On
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
55.5%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR On

The Samsung Odyssey G55A has a mediocre HDR color gamut. It can't display much of the DCI-P3 color space used by most current HDR content and has even worse coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space.

6.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
71.0%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR On
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
51.2%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR On

The Samsung G55A has just okay color volume in HDR. It's mainly limited by its incomplete HDR color gamut in both DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.3%
Indirect Reflections
3.1%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.2%

The Samsung G55A has good reflection handling. The matte anti-reflective coating significantly reduces the intensity of direct reflections. The curved screen spreads reflections out a bit, further reducing their intensity but increasing their size.

7.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
VA
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The Samsung G55A has good text clarity. With Windows ClearType disabled, diagonal lines are a bit blurry, and text isn't very clear (bottom photo), but after running the wizard, text is much sharper and easier to read (top photo). The matte coating adds a slight haze to the screen, as you can see in the pixel photo. It reduces the sharpness of text and images a bit.

9.8
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The Samsung Odyssey G55A has superb gradient handling. There's almost no noticeable banding in any shade.

Motion
8.5
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
60 Hz

This monitor has a fast refresh rate for a smooth gaming experience. The maximum refresh rate over HDMI is a bit lower, especially if you want 10-bit colors, so like most monitors, DisplayPort delivers the best experience.

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

The Samsung G55A supports FreeSync natively to reduce screen tearing over both HDMI and DisplayPort. The advertised minimum refresh rate of 65Hz over DisplayPort and 56Hz over HDMI means that low framerate compensation kicks in at a much higher refresh rate than most displays. Although not officially certified by NVIDIA, it also works with their G-SYNC Compatible feature, but only over DisplayPort.

4.4
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
11.8 ms
Total Response Time
23.9 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
23.9 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
41.8 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartChart (Extended View)Response Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
StandardChartChartTablePhoto
FasterChartChartTablePhoto
FastestChartChartTablePhoto
VRRChartChartTablePhoto

Unfortunately, the Samsung Odyssey G55A has a bad response time at the max refresh rate of 165Hz. Enabling FreeSync Premium locks the overdrive setting, and it performs similar to the 'Standard' Response Time setting with a fixed refresh rate. This mode has no overshoot, but most transitions are slow, especially when transitioning from a darker shade to a bright one. It results in a long dark trail behind moving objects, known as black smear. The 'Faster' Response Time setting has less black smear and looks better overall, but you can't use it with FreeSync.

4.0
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
13.1 ms
Total Response Time
25.9 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
24.4 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
43.4 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartChart (Extended View)Response Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
StandardChartChartTablePhoto
FasterChartChartTablePhoto
FastestChartChartTablePhoto
VRRChartChartTablePhoto

The response time at 120Hz is bad, and it performs very similar to the max refresh rate. Again, the 'Faster' Response Time setting delivers clearer motion overall, but it can't be used with FreeSync Premium enabled.

2.1
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
18.8 ms
Total Response Time
43.7 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
30.8 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
66.5 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartChart (Extended View)Response Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
StandardChartChartTablePhoto
FasterChartChartTablePhoto
FastestChartChartTablePhoto
VRRChartChartTablePhoto

Unfortunately, the Samsung G55A has a terrible response time when gaming at 60Hz. The Response Time setting is locked to 'Standard' when FreeSync Premium is enabled, and it looks terrible. Almost all transitions are too slow to finish transitioning within the refresh rate cycle. Switching to the 'Faster' mode with a fixed refresh rate looks better, but it's still way too slow.

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

Refresh RateMotion Blur Photo
165HzPhoto
120HzPhoto
60HzPhoto

This monitor has an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly called black frame insertion, to improve motion clarity. It only works when the monitor's refresh rate is set to 165Hz from the monitor's menus. Unfortunately, the pulse timing is off, resulting in distracting image multiplication, and you can't adjust it. You can't enable this feature if FreeSync is on.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
>1000 Hz

The Samsung G55A is completely flicker-free at most brightness levels. There's a very high-frequency flicker (>1000Hz) if you set the brightness below 28, but it's not noticeable.

Inputs
8.7
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
4.9 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
6.1 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
10.4 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
7.1 ms

The Samsung G55A has excellent low input lag, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience. It's a bit higher than most similar displays, but not significantly so. Unlike previous Samsung monitors like the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T, it doesn't matter if your computer's refresh rate doesn't match the Refresh Rate setting on the monitor; the input lag remains low even if there's a mismatch between them.

8.0
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
3.7 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
26.9"
Screen Area
310 in²

The Samsung G55's 1440p resolution makes it great for multitasking and results in sharp images and text.

7.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1440p @ 60Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

This monitor has decent compatibility with the PS5. Although the native resolution of this monitor is only 1440p, it accepts and displays a downscaled 4k image from the PS5, but only at 60Hz, and only if FreeSync Premium is disabled. Unlike previous Samsung monitors, the 'PC' and 'AV' modes have no impact on the supported formats.

9.2
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

This monitor is compatible with most of the Xbox Series S|X features, but there are some limitations. It only supports 4k @ 60Hz downscaling if FreeSync Premium is disabled, and the Xbox only supports HDR with a 4k signal. You have to choose between 1440p @ 120Hz gaming with VRR or 4k @ 60Hz with HDR.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
1 (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
Inputs
macOS Compatibility

For the most part, this monitor works well with MacBooks. There are no issues waking up from sleep, and windows are restored to their original position, but not when you close the lid. VRR doesn't work properly even in games.

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

The Samsung G55A has only a few extra features. You can add a virtual crosshair, known as Virtual Aim Point, and there's an Eye Saver Mode that helps reduce eye strain.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

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