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Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Aug 03, 2020 at 09:03 am
Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T Picture
8.1
Mixed Usage
7.7
Office
8.8
Gaming
7.9
Multimedia
8.0
Media Creation
7.8
HDR Gaming
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Size 32"
Resolution 2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Pixel Type
VA
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is a versatile monitor with amazing gaming performance that's available either in a 27 or 32 inch size. It has a fast 240Hz refresh rate and an outstanding response time, resulting in exceptionally clear motion. It supports FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) technology and it's certified by NVIDIA to be G-SYNC compatible too. Its picture quality is very good as it has a great contrast ratio, good out-of-the-box color accuracy, and an outstanding color gamut. Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles because of its VA panel, so you quickly lose image accuracy when viewing from the side. Also, it's a well-built monitor, but its aggressive 1000R curve might not be to everyone's liking. Additionally, it's packed with extra features like a Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture mode and RGB illumination.

Our Verdict

8.1 Mixed Usage

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is a great overall monitor. It has amazing gaming performance because of its 240Hz refresh rate, outstanding response time, and it has FreeSync support too. It's a good choice for content creators or for watching movies as it's able to display deep blacks. Unfortunately, it's not ideal for sharing your screen with coworkers due to its narrow viewing angles.

Pros
  • Outstanding response time.
  • Native FreeSync support and it's G-SYNC compatible.
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Exceptional gradient handling.
Cons
  • Doesn't get very bright in HDR.
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Limited swivel and tilt range.
7.7 Office

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is good for office use. It has a large, 32 inch screen with a 1440p resolution, giving you enough screen space to multitask. Sadly, because of its VA panel, it has narrow viewing angles, which isn't ideal for sharing your screen with others. On the upside, it gets bright enough to combat glare and it has very good reflection handling.

Pros
  • Very good reflection handling.
  • Exceptional gradient handling.
  • Great text clarity.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Limited swivel and tilt range.
8.8 Gaming

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is amazing for gaming. It has a native 240Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support, and it's compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC. The response time at its max refresh rate and at 60Hz are both outstanding, resulting in minimal blur. Its narrow viewing angles make it less ideal for co-op gaming, but luckily, it displays deep blacks if you want to game in the dark. We received reports of the backlight flickering with VRR enabled, but we didn't notice any flicker; rather the screen dims when a certain image is displayed full-screen.

Pros
  • Outstanding response time.
  • Native FreeSync support and it's G-SYNC compatible.
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Incredibly low input lag.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
7.9 Multimedia

Very good for multimedia consumption. The Samsung Odyssey G7 has a big 32 inch screen and it has a high 1440p resolution. Unfortunately, you won't be able to watch the latest videos with a big group of friends since it has narrow viewing angles. However, it's a great choice for watching movies in a dark room because it displays deep blacks thanks to its VA panel.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Impressive coverage of the Adobe RGB color space.
  • Exceptional gradient handling.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Limited swivel and tilt range.
8.0 Media Creation

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is great for media creation. Its 32-inch screen allows you to open multiple windows at once without having to scroll too much. However, the screen's aggressive curve may not be to everyone's liking while photo editing. Fortunately, it has impressive coverage of the Adobe RGB color space.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Impressive coverage of the Adobe RGB color space.
  • Exceptional gradient handling.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Limited swivel and tilt range.
7.8 HDR Gaming

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is good for HDR gaming, mainly due to its amazing gaming performance. It has a 240Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support, an outstanding response time, and incredibly low input lag. Sadly, HDR content doesn't look all that different from SDR because it doesn't get bright enough in HDR to truly bring out highlights.

Pros
  • Outstanding response time.
  • Native FreeSync support and it's G-SYNC compatible.
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Incredibly low input lag.
Cons
  • Doesn't get very bright in HDR.
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • 8.1 Mixed Usage
  • 7.7 Office
  • 8.8 Gaming
  • 7.9 Multimedia
  • 8.0 Media Creation
  • 7.8 HDR Gaming
  1. Updated Dec 18, 2020: There are reports of issues when displaying a specific pattern at 1080p. We can replicate it, but we're not sure what the cause is.
  2. Updated Nov 26, 2020: We've retested the image flicker with the latest firmware version 1009.3.
  3. Updated Aug 17, 2020: Retested brightness, HDR color gamut, and HDR color volume.

Video

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved Yes
Curve Radius 1000R
Weight (without stand)
11.0 lbs (5.0 kg)
Weight (with stand)
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is a modern-looking gaming monitor with an aggressive curve. Its body is all black with controllable RGB lighting on the bottom bezel and a ring on the back. If you want a VA monitor without a curved screen, check out the LG 32GN650-B.

Design
Stand
Width
22.4" (57.0 cm)
Depth
12.0" (30.6 cm)

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a V-shaped stand, so you can still place objects in front of it. It has a fairly big footprint, so you need some space on your desk, and overall, the stand supports the monitor well.

6.9
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.7" (12.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range -15° to 15°
Tilt Range -15° to 5°

The ergonomics are okay, but it's not as good as the Samsung CHG70. The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a limited tilt and swivel range, and it switches into portrait mode, which is rare for a curved monitor. If you're looking for a monitor with better ergonomics, check out the ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the Samsung Odyssey G7 27 inch monitor has a textured plastic on it and there's RGB lighting on a ring where the stand is attached to the back. There's a headphone hook and the monitor can be VESA-mounted too. Cable management is serviced through the stand. The plastic cover comes off so you can place the cables through the stand, keeping your setup clean.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.4" (1.0 cm)

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has fairly thin borders which aren't distracting.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
11.6" (29.5 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
7.4" (18.9 cm)

Due to the Samsung Odyssey G7's aggressive curve, the screen itself is very thick and it gets much thicker with the stand attached. You need a deep desk if you still want some space to put your keyboard and mouse.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a great build quality. It's made out of good quality plastic that feels solid. The curve doesn't appear uniform throughout as it seems more curved in the center than at the sides, but overall, there aren't any obvious issues with this monitor.

Picture Quality
8.3
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
3,912 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
3,913 : 1

Update 08/06/2020: As our contrast measurements are quite a bit higher than other reviewers have found, and even Samsung's specifications for this display, we remeasured the contrast ratio. We remeasured the contrast with different equipment, and even with a different way to measure contrast, but we obtained very similar results.

We also tried adjusting different settings to see if that made a difference. With 'Black Equalizer' at 10, we measured a contrast ratio of 3922:1, at 13 it was 3935:1, and at 20 it was 3892:1, so it's not much different from our original numbers. As all of these tests are consistent, we're confident in our measurements. Given that other reviews have found much lower contrast, there seems to be a significant variance in contrast between different units.

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a great contrast ratio, so it displays deep blacks, which is expected from a VA panel. It has a local dimming feature, but it doesn't improve the contrast ratio at all because the checkerboard test pattern keeps all the dimming zones on. Note that this contrast ratio is much higher than Samsung's advertised 2500:1 contrast, and there appears to be significant variance in contrast between units.

2.5
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Edge

There's a local dimming feature, but like most monitors, it's not very effective. There are only a handful of vertical dimming zones and the zone transitions are very visible when each zone lights up. This causes uniformity issues, especially in the test pattern, but it isn't as distracting in real content because the algorithm doesn't seem as aggressive as the one on the Samsung CHG70.

8.0
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
341 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
540 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
544 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
478 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
373 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
334 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
534 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
538 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
474 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
372 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
333 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.032

Update 08/17/2020: There was a mistake in our original testing and we retested SDR peak brightness with local dimming on to remain consistent with all monitors. We also retested 7 other monitors, and some results changed.

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has great SDR peak brightness, similar to the Samsung CHG70. It gets bright enough to combat glare, but it's not very consistent with varied content, so large, bright areas of the screen don't get very bright. We tested the peak brightness after calibration with local dimming on and brightness set to its max, and we were able to get the brightest image possible with these settings, as seen in the 2% peak window test.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
407 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
528 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
531 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
474 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
363 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
324 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
522 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
524 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
471 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
362 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
324 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.032

08/06/2020: Retested the peak brightness with local dimming on. We also tested the peak brightness according to VESA's standards, and we were able to get a peak brightness of 558 nits in the 10% peak window test, which is close to the advertised 600 nits. However, it quickly dropped to 484 nits. The values and text have been updated to reflect these changes. We also retested 7 other monitors, and some results changed.

Just okay HDR peak brightness for the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T. Small highlights are bright enough to stand out a bit, but most scenes aren't bright enough for most HDR content.

6.0
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
32°
Color Washout From Right
33°
Color Shift From Left
65°
Color Shift From Right
65°
Brightness Loss From Left
32°
Brightness Loss From Right
33°
Black Level Raise From Left
17°
Black Level Raise From Right
17°
Gamma Shift From Left
14°
Gamma Shift From Right
13°

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a mediocre horizontal viewing angle, which is expected from a VA panel. You quickly start to lose image accuracy as you move off-center, which isn't ideal for sharing your screen with others.

5.8
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
31°
Color Washout From Above
31°
Color Shift From Below
64°
Color Shift From Above
67°
Brightness Loss From Below
32°
Brightness Loss From Above
32°
Black Level Raise From Below
11°
Black Level Raise From Above
10°
Gamma Shift From Below
13°
Gamma Shift From Above
12°

Sub-par vertical viewing angle, once again normal for a monitor with a VA panel. The edges of the screen appear darker if you sit close and you lose image accuracy if you mount the monitor above eye level.

8.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.769%
50% DSE
0.107%
5% Std. Dev.
1.166%
5% DSE
0.091%

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has excellent gray uniformity. The edges of the screen are a bit darker, but this shouldn't be very noticeable with most content. There's almost no dirty screen effect in the center, and the uniformity is almost perfect in near-dark scenes.

6.6
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.667%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
1.081%

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has okay black uniformity, but without local dimming, the uniformity looks worse in person than in the test picture. You can see the backlight bleed in this high-exposure photo. With local dimming, the uniformity is a bit better, but there's still some backlight bleed as seen in this high-exposure photo.

7.5
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
FPS
Luminance
312 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
100
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Controls
50-50-50
Gamma Setting
Mode 1
Color Temperature
6,236 K
White Balance dE
2.86
Color dE
3.08
Gamma
2.01

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has good out-of-the-box color accuracy. Most colors and shades of gray are slightly inaccurate, but most people shouldn't notice this. The color temperature is a bit warm, giving the image a red/yellow tint. Unfortunately, gamma follows the curve terribly, and most scenes are too bright, especially with extremely bright scenes.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Custom
Luminance
101 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
14
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Controls
43-46-50
Gamma Setting
Mode 1
Color Temperature
6,431 K
White Balance dE
0.60
Color dE
0.75
Gamma
2.19

After calibration, the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has remarkable color accuracy. Any remaining inaccuracies aren't noticeable without the aid of a colorimeter, and gamma follows the curve almost perfectly.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.

9.1
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
98.2%
Adobe RGB xy
83.2%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has an outstanding SDR color gamut. It has near-perfect coverage of the sRGB color space and impressive coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in photo editing.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
98.4%
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
90.1%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

Incredible SDR color volume, better than the Samsung CHG70. Due to its great contrast ratio, it's able to display deep, saturated colors really well.

7.7
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
86.3%
Rec. 2020 xy
67.6%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
HDR Mode
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR Mode

Update 08/17/2020: There was a mistake in our original testing and we retested HDR color gamut with local dimming on to remain consistent with all monitors. We also retested 7 other monitors, and some results changed.

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a good HDR color gamut. It displays a wide color gamut with excellent coverage of the commonly-used DCI P3 color space, but it has somewhat limited coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space.

7.6
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
84.8%
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
66.9%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
HDR Mode
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR Mode

Update 08/17/2020: There was a mistake in our original testing and we retested HDR color volume with local dimming on to remain consistent with all monitors. We also retested 7 other monitors, and some results changed.

The HDR color volume of the Samsung Odyssey G7 is good. Its good HDR color gamut helps the monitor display a wide range of colors at different luminance levels.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00%

Like most monitors with VA panels, the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T doesn't show any signs of temporary image retention.

9.8
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

Exceptional gradient handling. There's almost no visible banding in any color.

10
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.001%
Pixel Column Error
0.001%

There are no visible signs of color bleed on the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T.

7.9
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.8%
Indirect Reflections
3.2%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.6%

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has very good reflection handling. It performs really well with a bit of light on it, but the reflections can get distracting if you place the monitor opposite a window.

8.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has great text clarity. With ClearType enabled (top photo) the diagonal lines on the letters R and N are clearer. This is similar to the ViewSonic Elite XG270QG.

Motion
9.4
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Faster
Rise / Fall Time
2.8 ms
Total Response Time
7.0 ms
Overshoot Error
5.5%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
5.7 ms
Dark Total Response Time
11.5 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
3.0%

Overdrive Setting Response Time Chart Response Time Tables Motion Blur Photo
Standard Chart Table Photo
Faster Chart Table Photo
Fastest Chart Table Photo

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has an outstanding response time at its max refresh rate of 240Hz. Motion looks exceptionally smooth and there's almost no blur. The recommended overdrive setting is 'Faster' because it has less overshoot than the 'Fastest' setting. Also, it has a slow response time in dark scenes, as seen in the 0-20% total response time, which causes some artifacts. This monitor's response time is almost as good as some other 240Hz monitors with an IPS panel, like the Dell Alienware AW2720HF.

9.4
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Faster
Rise / Fall Time
2.5 ms
Total Response Time
6.9 ms
Overshoot Error
7%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
5.0 ms
Dark Total Response Time
9.7 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
4.0%

Overdrive Setting Response Time Chart Response Time Tables Motion Blur Photo
Standard Chart Table Photo
Faster Chart Table Photo
Fastest Chart Table Photo

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has an incredible response time at 60Hz, similar to the Dell S2716DGR/S2716DG. This is much better than the Samsung CHG70, and like at its max refresh rate, the recommended overdrive setting is 'Faster'. There's still a bit of overshoot, but overall, motion looks extremely smooth.

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

Update 11/26/2020: We've retested the G7 with the latest firmware (version 1009.3). Not much has changed since the last update. We couldn't replicate the flickering in games that has been reported by other users, but the flickering and horizontal lines are still present when displaying a GIF. Samsung has added a 'VRR Control' setting in the on-screen menu, but it doesn't seem to have any effect. The VRR range remains unchanged and there's no tearing in-game with or without this setting enabled.

Update 08/06/2020: We noticed a flicker-like effect when displaying this GIF. It changes the brightness of the screen and causes horizontal lines to appear, and when we close the GIF, this effect stops and the screen returns to normal. We weren't able to replicate the flicker some people have experienced in games (see Refresh Rate) without knowing the exact game and settings used that caused this flicker-like effect. However, we did notice this effect with Local Dimming on, as it seems the backlight turns itself on and off a few times. We also noticed the dimming zones flicker a bit during our Brightness tests. If you experience this issue, let us know in the comments below.

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is flicker-free at all backlight settings, which helps reduce eye strain. There have been reports of flicker with certain games, but we haven't been able to reproduce this issue the way some people have seen it.

9.3
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
240 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
60 Hz

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a Black Frame Insertion feature (BFI) to reduce motion blur. To activate it, enable Motion Blur Reduction (MBR) in the 'Response Time' settings, and the overdrive has to be set to 'Fastest'. Like most monitors, it can't be used when VRR is enabled.

9.6
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (NVIDIA Certified)
VRR Maximum
240 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort, HDMI

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has an outstanding refresh rate. It has native FreeSync VRR support and it's certified by NVIDIA to be G-SYNC compatible. G-SYNC only works over a DisplayPort connection and the refresh rate over HDMI is limited to 144Hz.

We received reports that the backlight flickers with VRR enabled. We displayed a test photo that reportedly causes this flicker with VRR enabled, and when the image was displayed full-screen, the brightness of the screen dims a bit. It did the same thing without VRR enabled, and when the image was at any other size than 100% scaling, the brightness went back up. We tested this in SDR, HDR, and with different games, but despite actively trying, we weren't able to reproduce the issue. This appears to vary between units, as there are multiple other confirmations of units that don't flicker, but your results could vary.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
2.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.6 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
3.1 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
12.7 ms
10 Bit HDR
8.4 ms
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
2.8 ms

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has an incredibly low input lag. The input lag at 60Hz increases a bit with VRR enabled, but this shouldn't be a problem for most people. The 10-bit HDR input lag was measured over HDMI, which is limited to 144Hz because we can't measure HDR input lag over a DisplayPort connection.

8.3
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Pixel Density
92 PPI
Screen Diagonal 32.0"
Screen Area 438 in²

Update 12/18/2020: Some users have reported issues when displaying a gray, vertically-lined image at 1080p without any scaling. We've been able to replicate this issue, but we're not sure what the cause is. You can read more about it here.

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a great 32 inch screen with a 1440p resolution, providing you enough space to multitask. There's also a 27 inch version of this monitor, which should have a 109 PPI pixel density, like the AOC CQ27G1. The higher pixel density helps improve text clarity.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 2 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 1 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out No
USB 2 (USB 3.0)
USB C No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply External Brick
Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
Controllable
Speakers
No
HDR10 Yes
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a few extra features. It has a Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture mode that allows you to display images from two different inputs at the same time. It has controllable RGB illumination on the bottom bezel and back, and you can choose from 52 different colors. Also, you can add a crosshair on the screen for FPS games, add a black stabilizer, and a frame rate counter too.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T has a single joystick to control the on-screen display and power the monitor on/off. It's located underneath the branding in the center.

Features
In The Box

  • Power brick and cable
  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Cable management clip
  • VESA-mount adapter
  • Manuals

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Samsung Odyessy G7 (LC32G75TQSNXZA) 32 inch model, and it's also available in a 27 inch size, and for the most part, we expect the results to be valid for both sizes. There's also a similar monitor in Samsung's lineup, the Samsung Odyssey G9, which is a 49 inch monitor, and the differences are listed below.

Size  US/Canada UK Italy Germany  Body Color
27" LC27G75TQSNXZA LC27G75TQSUXEN LC27G75TQSUXEN LC27G74TQSUXZG Black 
32" LC32G75TQSNXZA LC32G75TQSUXEN LC32G75TQSUXEN LC32G74TQSUXZG Black
49" LC49G94TSSUXZG LC49G95TSSUXEN LC49G95TSSUXEN LC49G94TSSUXZG  Black & White

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review.

Our unit was manufactured in May 2020 and you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is a really good upgrade over the Samsung CHG70 and it's one of the best gaming monitors we've tested so far. It's one of the few 240Hz monitors with a VA panel on the market, so if you want a fast refresh rate and a great contrast ratio, this is the one to get. Although it doesn't have wide viewing angles like some of the 240Hz monitors with an IPS panel we've seen, like the ASUS VG279QM, most people should be happy with this monitor. Also see our recommendations for the best curved gaming monitors, the best 240Hz monitors, and the best 1440p monitors.

LG 27GL850-B

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is a much better gaming monitor than the LG 27GL850-B. The Samsung has a VA panel that displays deep blacks and it has better uniformity. It also has a 240Hz refresh rate, the response time is a bit quicker, and it's available in both a 27 and 32 inch size. However, the LG has an IPS panel with much better viewing angles.

Dell S3220DGF

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is better than the Dell S3220DGF for most uses. The Samsung has a higher refresh rate, 240Hz compared to the Dell's 165Hz, and its response times are significantly faster, resulting in clearer images in fast-moving scenes. It has better reflection handling and gets brighter to combat glare. You can get the Samsung in a 27 inch or 32 inch size, but the Dell is only available in a 32 inch.

Dell S2721DGF

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T and the Dell S2721DGF are very different monitors. The Samsung has a curved VA panel and is better suited for dark rooms, while the Dell has a flat IPS panel with wider viewing angles. Gaming-wise, the Samsung performs better mainly because it has a much higher refresh rate, 240Hz compared to the Dell's 165Hz. The Dell has better response time at max refresh rate, though, especially in dark transitions. The Samsung is available in a 27 inch and 32 inch size, while the Dell is only available in a 27 inch size.

Samsung CHG70

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is a much better gaming monitor than its predecessor, the Samsung CHG70. The Odyssey G7 has an upgraded 240Hz refresh rate, the response time is much quicker, it has a wider color gamut, and it has RGB illumination. However, the CHG70 has better out-of-the-box color accuracy and its ergonomics are better.

Samsung Odyssey G5 LC34G55T

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is much better overall than the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC34G55T. The G7 is available in both 27 and 32 inches and has a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a higher 240Hz refresh rate, a much faster response time, and its Black Frame Insertion feature flickers at a much wider range than on the G5. The G7 also has a local dimming feature, which the G5 doesn't have, but it doesn't add much because it performs terribly. On the other hand, the 34 inch G5 is larger and has a 21:9 aspect ratio, so there's more space to open multiple windows side-by-side.

Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is significantly better than the Samsung Odyssey G5. The G7 has a better contrast ratio, higher refresh rate, and much faster response time. It also has a better SDR and HDR color gamut, and it gets a lot brighter. On the other hand, the G5 has built-in speakers and is much cheaper.

Dell Alienware AW2721D

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T and the Dell Alienware AW2721D are both great monitors that use different panel types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The Samsung uses a VA panel that can produce deep blacks thanks to its high contrast ratio. The Dell, on the other hand, uses an IPS panel that has great viewing angles at the expense of contrast ratio. Both have a low input lag and exceptional response times, although the Samsung includes a Black Frame Insertion feature. The Dell gets much brighter in HDR, but it's limited by its low contrast ratio. The biggest difference is that the Samsung is a curved monitor while the Dell isn't.

Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T and the Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx are great monitors that offer amazing gaming features; they also use different panels with different advantages. The Samsung is a VA monitor, so it has a higher contrast ratio and narrower viewing angles. It comes in both a 27 inch and 32 inch size. The Acer, on the other hand, has an IPS panel, so its contrast is worse, but it has wide viewing angles. When it comes to gaming, they both have exceptionally fast response times and low input lag.

Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T and the Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X are both excellent gaming monitors. They each have a 1440p resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, but they have different panel types. The Samsung's VA panel has a much higher contrast ratio, allowing it to display deep blacks. It also has a local dimming feature, which the Gigabyte doesn't have, but it doesn't add much because it performs terribly. The Gigabyte's IPS panel has much wider viewing angles, making it a better choice for co-op gaming. Other than that, they each have a very quick response time and low input lag for gaming.

LG 27GN950-B

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is better than the LG 27GN950-B. The Samsung has a VA panel with a much better contrast ratio, and it has a higher 240Hz refresh rate. The Samsung also has a Black Frame Insertion feature and slightly lower input lag. However, the LG has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, it gets brighter, and has a higher 4k resolution.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ

The ASUS TUF VG27AQ and the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T are both excellent gaming monitors; however, they're also very different. The Samsung is a VA panel monitor that's available in a 27 inch and 32 inch size, while the ASUS is an IPS monitor and only comes in a 27 inch. The Samsung performs better gaming-wise because it has a higher refresh rate and faster response times. It's also a better choice for viewing HDR content because it has a wider color gamut, higher contrast ratio, and higher peak brightness. If you plan on using it for work, you might want to go with the ASUS. It allows for more ergonomic adjustments so that you can place the screen at a comfortable viewing position, and its wider viewing angles make it easier to share your work with coworkers and clients.

Samsung Odyssey G9

Overall, the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is better than the Samsung Odyssey G9. The G7 has a higher contrast ratio, significantly faster response time, and a Black Frame Insertion feature to improve motion clarity. However, the G9 has a bigger screen and gets much brighter.

ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ

The ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ is a bit better than the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T. The ASUS has a higher 4k resolution, wider viewing angles, and its brightness is more consistent across different content. However, the Samsung has a higher contrast ratio to produce deeper blacks, faster response time, and a higher 240Hz refresh rate.

ASUS VG279QM

The ASUS VG279QM is a better overall monitor than the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T, but the Samsung is slightly better for gaming. The ASUS has a max refresh rate of 280Hz, it gets brighter, it has wider viewing angles, and it has better out-of-the-box color accuracy. However, the Samsung has a higher 1440p resolution, it displays deep blacks, and it's available either in a 27 or 32 inch size.

LG 32GN650-B

All things considered, the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is better than the LG 32GN650-B. It has a higher refresh rate of 240Hz, compared to the 165Hz on the LG. The Samsung also has a much faster response time at both its max refresh rate and 60H0z, so motion looks exceptionally smooth. The Samsung also combats glare better thanks to its high peak brightness and good reflection handling. The viewing angles are a bit better than the LG, too, although neither has very wide viewing angles because they both use VA panels. The only reason to really recommend the LG over the Samsung is if you really want a flat screen as opposed to a curved screen.

AOC CQ32G1

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is much better overall than the AOC CQ32G1. They're both available in 27 and 32 inch sizes and have VA panels that display deep blacks. The Samsung has a 240Hz refresh rate, a much quicker response time, and it supports HDR. On the other hand, the AOC has better out-of-the-box color accuracy and it has fairly wide viewing angles, especially for a VA panel monitor.

Dell Alienware AW2521H

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is a bit better overall than the Dell Alienware AW2521H, but they have very different features. The Samsung is a 144op, 240Hz monitor with a VA panel. This allows it to produce deep blacks and crisp images. It also has a quicker response time at 60Hz and has FreeSync support. On the other hand, the Dell is a 1080p, 360Hz monitor with an IPS panel. It has much wider viewing angles, a quicker response time at its max refresh rate, lower input lag, native G-SYNC support, and gets brighter.

ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is marginally better than the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN. The Samsung has a higher resolution, better contrast ratio, and although its response time isn't faster, there's less overshoot. However, the ASUS has a higher refresh rate, an IPS panel that provides wider viewing angles, and better ergonomics. The Samsung is a native FreeSync monitor while the ASUS has native G-SYNC support.

BenQ ZOWIE XL2546K

Overall, the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is much better than the BenQ ZOWIE XL2546K. The Samsung is available in larger screen sizes, has a higher resolution, and its VA panel is better suited for dark rooms. It also gets brighter and supports HDR. The BenQ has much better ergonomics and wider viewing angles.

Dell Alienware AW2720HF

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is a much better monitor than the Dell Alienware AW2720HF. The Samsung has a higher 1440p resolution, it has a much better contrast ratio, supports HDR, and it has a much quicker response time at 60Hz. However, the Dell has better ergonomics, it has wider viewing angles, and its response time at its max refresh rate is better too.

Samsung Odyssey G3

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is a higher-end monitor than the Samsung Odyssey G3, so it performs better overall. The G7 has a curved screen with a 1440p resolution and 240Hz refresh, while the G3 is flat and has a 1080p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The G7 has much quicker response times, so motion looks smoother in fast-paced games, and it also supports HDR, which the G3 doesn't. However, the G3 has better ergonomics because it has a wider swivel range.

Acer Nitro XV273 Xbmiiprzx

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is better overall than the Acer Nitro XV273 Xbmiiprzx, but they have different panels. The Samsung is available in a 27 or 32 inch size, it has a 1440p resolution, and since it has a VA panel, it displays much deeper blacks. However, the Acer has wider viewing angles and it has better ergonomics. Besides that, each monitor has an outstanding response time and incredibly low input lag.

LG 32GN50T-B

Overall, the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is much better than the LG 32GN50T-B. The Samsung has a higher 1440p resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate, and significantly faster response time. It can display a wide color gamut and gets brighter in HDR. On the other hand, the LG's brightness is more consistent across different content, and its thinner profile takes up less desk space.

LG 38WN95C-W

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is slightly better than the LG 38WN95C-W, but they have different panel types. The Samsung has a VA panel, resulting in deep blacks. It also has a higher 240Hz refresh rate, a Black Frame Insertion feature, and a slightly lower input lag. However, the LG has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles. It also has a higher resolution, it gets brighter, and has a USB-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3.

Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx

The Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx and the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T are both excellent gaming monitors, and they each have their strengths and weaknesses. The Acer has a higher 4k resolution compared to 1440p on the Samsung, but the Samsung has a higher 240Hz refresh rate versus 144Hz for the Acer. Also, they use different panels; the Acer has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, while the Samsung has a VA panel with better contrast. The Samsung is better to use in well-lit rooms because it gets brighter and has better reflection handling. On the other hand, the Acer features more inputs, including a USB-C input, which the Samsung doesn't have.

Acer Predator X25 bmiiprzx

The Acer Predator X25 bmiiprzx and the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T are two very different monitors that both have a lot to offer for serious gamers. The Acer is a smaller monitor with a lower resolution, but it has an exceptionally high 360Hz refresh rate for those who want a competitive edge. It uses an IPS panel, so its contrast ratio is mediocre. The Samsung has a VA panel, so it can produce deep blacks. Its higher 1440p resolution and larger screen may be better for mixed usage and multitasking, but it also delivers amazing gaming performance with outstanding response times and low input lag.

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