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Samsung Smart Monitor M8/M80C S32CM80 Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Sep 06, 2023 at 10:00 am
Latest change: Writing modified Sep 06, 2023 at 10:00 am
Samsung Smart Monitor M8/M80C S32CM80 Picture
7.5
Mixed Usage
8.1
Office
6.7
Gaming
7.7
Media Consumption
7.9
Media Creation
7.2
HDR

The Samsung Smart Monitor M8/M80C S32CM80 is a 4k smart monitor available in 27 and 32-inch screen sizes. It has Samsung's proprietary Tizen smart platform built-in, allowing you to access streaming services without needing a computer. The included remote supports Alexa and Bixby voice assistants to quickly navigate the menu. It also supports Apple AirPlay and Wireless DeX, so you can even connect compatible smartphones. It's part of Samsung's Smart Monitor lineup that also includes the lower-end Samsung Smart Monitor M7/M70C S32CM70, with the main difference being that this monitor comes with a webcam that you can use for video calls. It has many of the same features as its predecessor, the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80, but it has a few changes, like a removable stand to wall mount. Lastly, it's available in four colors, letting you choose which style suits your setup best.

Our Verdict

7.5 Mixed Usage

The Samsung M80C is good for most usages. It's a smart monitor that's good for watching your favorite shows and movies, as you can easily stream your content, and it offers extra features like voice assistants. It also performs well in dark rooms thanks to its high contrast ratio, but it lacks a local dimming feature to improve the black levels. It's decent for watching content in HDR thanks to its high contrast, but it doesn't display colors accurately, and small highlights don't stand out against the rest of the image. It's also good for office and content creation thanks to its large screen and high resolution, but it has narrow viewing angles that make the image look washed out from the sides.

Pros
  • Large 32-inch screen.
  • High 4k resolution helps deliver sharp text and detailed images.
  • Gets bright enough to fight glare.
  • Built-in Tizen smart platform.
  • High contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • 60Hz refresh rate and no VRR.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Disappointing accuracy before calibration.
8.1 Office

The Samsung M80C is very good for the office. Its large 32-inch screen makes it easy to multitask, and its 4k resolution helps deliver sharp text. It also gets very bright, and combined with its good reflection handling, you won't have issues using it in a well-lit room. While it has good ergonomics that make it easy to adjust for yourself, without swivel adjustments and wide viewing angles, it's difficult to share the screen with someone sitting next to you.

Pros
  • Large 32-inch screen.
  • High 4k resolution helps deliver sharp text and detailed images.
  • Gets bright enough to fight glare.
Cons
  • No swivel adjustments.
  • Narrow viewing angles.
6.7 Gaming

The Samsung M80C is just okay for gaming. It has a basic 60Hz refresh rate and doesn't support any variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to reduce screen tearing. Motion also looks terrible as there's a bunch of smearing and blur behind fast-moving objects. While it isn't ideal for most gamers, connecting an older gaming console is still fine as it has low input lag, and its 4k resolution helps deliver sharp and detailed images.

Pros
  • Low enough input lag.
Cons
  • Terrible motion handling.
  • 60Hz refresh rate and no VRR.
  • Limited compatibility with gaming PCs and consoles.
7.7 Media Consumption

The Samsung M80C is good for media consumption. Its built-in smart system makes it easy to stream your favorite content without needing a PC. It even has a few extra features, like support for voice assistants, so you can quickly open apps. Besides that, it delivers good picture quality with deep blacks thanks to its high contrast ratio, but it lacks a local dimming feature to further improve the picture quality in dark scenes. It also offers detailed images thanks to its 4k resolution, and the 32-inch screen is big enough to sit back and enjoy your favorite shows and movies.

Pros
  • Large 32-inch screen.
  • High 4k resolution helps deliver sharp text and detailed images.
  • Gets bright enough to fight glare.
  • Built-in Tizen smart platform.
  • High contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Disappointing accuracy before calibration.
7.9 Media Creation

The Samsung M80C is good for content creation but has disappointing accuracy, so you'll need to calibrate it. On the plus side, its large 32-inch screen is big enough for multitasking, and its high resolution and high pixel density help provide sharp image clarity. It also has good ergonomics, but it doesn't offer swivel adjustments, and because it has narrow viewing angles, it's difficult to share your screen with a coworker or client.

Pros
  • Large 32-inch screen.
  • High 4k resolution helps deliver sharp text and detailed images.
  • Gets bright enough to fight glare.
  • High contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity.
Cons
  • No swivel adjustments.
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Disappointing accuracy before calibration.
7.2 HDR

The Samsung M80C is decent for HDR. It displays deep blacks thanks to its excellent native contrast ratio but lacks a local dimming feature to further improve it. It also has decent HDR peak brightness, but small highlights don't pop against the rest of the image. While it displays a wide range of colors in HDR, it doesn't tone map well, so it can't display those colors accurately.

Pros
  • High 4k resolution helps deliver sharp text and detailed images.
  • Built-in Tizen smart platform.
  • High contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Struggles with tone mapping.
  • Small highlights don't pop against the rest of the image.
  • 7.5 Mixed Usage
  • 8.1 Office
  • 6.7 Gaming
  • 7.7 Media Consumption
  • 7.9 Media Creation
  • 7.2 HDR
  1. Updated Sep 06, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 31, 2023: Early access published.
  3. Updated Aug 25, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Jul 31, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Jul 14, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 32-inch Samsung M80C, so the results are for this size, but it's also available in a 27-inch model. It replaces the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80 and sits above the Samsung Smart Monitor M7/M70C S32CM70, which is a similar monitor but doesn't come with a webcam. The M80C is available in four different color variants, and our unit is Warm White. Note that the full model code, and in particular the last four letters of it, can vary between retailers and regions.

Color US Model Codes
Warm White LS27CM801UNXZA
LS32CM801UNXZA
Daylight Blue LS27CM80BUNXZA
LS32CM80BUNXZA
Spring Green LS27CM80GUNXZA
LS32CM80GUNXZA
Sunset Pink LS27CM80PUNXZA
LS32CM80PUNXZA

Our unit was manufactured in May 2023; you can see the label here. We tested it with firmware 1280.7.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Samsung M80C is a good monitor with useful features that monitors from other brands don't have, like the smart platform, access to voice assistants, and a webcam. It also has a few added perks compared to its predecessor, the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80, like a removable stand to wall-mount it. However, it doesn't excel at anything compared to other monitors, as it lacks a local dimming feature to improve the picture quality, and it doesn't have any gaming features either, so it isn't versatile. You can get a cheaper 4k monitor instead and connect a streaming device to watch shows and movies. Even if you're comparing it to other displays, there are cheaper TVs available that have better processing and picture quality. Those tend to be bigger, and the 32-inch TV market is limited, so this monitor is a good alternative if you can't find a TV for your needs.

See our recommendations for the best 32-inch monitors, the best multimedia monitors, and, if you're interested, the best budget TVs.

Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80

The Samsung Smart Monitor M8/M80C S32CM80 is the newer version of the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80. They have many of the same features, like the built-in smart platform, access to voice assistants, and webcam, but there are a few differences. The M80C has a more ergonomic stand that you can remove, meaning you can wall-mount the monitor, which you can't do with the M80B. The M80C also has different inputs, as it has two USB-A ports and a standard HDMI port, while the M80B has Micro HDMI. Besides that, both monitors perform similarly, but the M80B delivers more accurate colors in SDR and HDR.

Samsung Smart Monitor M7 S43BM70

The Samsung Smart Monitor M7 S43BM70 and the Samsung Smart Monitor M8/M80C S32CM80 are different types of monitors from Samsung's Smart Monitor lineup. The M80C has a smaller 32-inch screen compared to the 43-inch screen of the M70B, meaning it has higher pixel density and sharper text. The M80C has a webcam and Picture-by-Picture/Picture-in-Picture modes, which the M70B doesn't have. The M80C also delivers better picture quality with higher peak brightness and better reflection handling, but the M70B has more accurate colors.

Test Results

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

The Samsung M80C has a simplistic design with thin bezels on three sides and a flat, square-based stand. It has a sensor for the remote on the bottom right side, as you can see here, and it comes with a camera that attaches to the back, that you can see here. One thing to note is that its body color isn't pure white, as it's more of an off-white.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is decent. The plastic feels cheap, and the top bezel is a bit uneven with the whole screen, but overall, there aren't any obvious issues. Unfortunately, it wobbles on the stand easily and isn't the most stable.

7.5
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.7" (12.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-15° to 2.5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range
No swivel
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The Samsung M80C has good ergonomics. The main advantage over the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80 is that its stand offers height and rotation adjustments, and you can also remove it to wall-mount the display. At the stand's lowest height adjustment, there's 2.95" (7.5 cm) between the screen and the table, so you can still put a small soundbar in front without blocking the screen. The stand features a cutout for cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
7.9" (20.0 cm)
Base Depth
7.8" (19.7 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Weight (With Display)
16.0 lbs (7.2 kg)

The base of the stand is flat, so you can put stuff on top of it, but it isn't stable, so the screen wobbles.

Design
Display
Size
32"
Housing Width
28.1" (71.4 cm)
Housing Height
16.6" (42.1 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
1.0" (2.5 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
9.1 lbs (4.2 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.2" (0.6 cm)
Design
Controls

The Samsung M80C has a remote that makes navigating through the Tizen smart interface easy. It has quick-access buttons to popular streaming services and a mic that works with Alexa and Bixby voice assistants. While the monitor is available in different color variants, they all come with the same white remote. There's also a power button at the back of the monitor.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • HDMI cable
  • USB-C cable
  • Remote
  • Power cable and supply
  • USB-A female to male cable
  • Webcam with attachments (see here)
  • User documentation

Picture Quality
8.5
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
4,338 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Samsung M80C has a high native contrast ratio that helps it display deep blacks next to bright highlights. However, it lacks a local dimming feature to further improve it.

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 that you can compare the backlight performance with a monitor that has local dimming.

8.4
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
438 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
468 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
469 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
470 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
470 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
470 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
468 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
469 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
469 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
469 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
469 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000
Minimum Brightness
71 cd/m²

The SDR brightness is impressive. It easily gets bright enough to fight glare, and different content maintains the same brightness, which is great. However, its minimum brightness is high if you want to use it in the dark and are sensitive to bright lights. These results are from after calibration in the 'Custom' Picture Mode with Game Mode enabled and the input label set to 'PC'.

7.1
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
No Certification
Real Scene
446 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
477 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
478 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
478 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
478 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
479 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
476 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
478 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
478 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
478 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
478 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Samsung M80C has decent HDR brightness. While it gets fairly bright, highlights still don't pop against the rest of the image, and everything looks dull and muted. On the plus side, it follows the target PQ EOTF well until there's a sharp roll-off at the peak brightness, meaning it lets highlights get the brightest they can before any tone mapping. These results are with Game HDR set to 'Basic' in Game Mode with the input label on 'PC'. You need to use these settings for proper chroma 4:4:4 and low input lag, and the brightness isn't that much different outside of Game Mode.

5.6
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
27°
Color Washout From Right
31°
Color Shift From Left
41°
Color Shift From Right
52°
Brightness Loss From Left
29°
Brightness Loss From Right
34°
Black Level Raise From Left
16°
Black Level Raise From Right
19°
Gamma Shift From Left
14°
Gamma Shift From Right
14°

The horizontal viewing angle is disappointing. The image quickly washes out from the sides, so it's a bad choice if you want to watch something with a friend sitting next to you.

5.1
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
28°
Color Washout From Above
28°
Color Shift From Below
40°
Color Shift From Above
38°
Brightness Loss From Below
28°
Brightness Loss From Above
29°
Black Level Raise From Below
10°
Black Level Raise From Above
12°
Gamma Shift From Below
Gamma Shift From Above
15°

The Samsung M80C has a poor vertical viewing angle. You'll notice the image looks inconsistent when standing up and looking down on the display.

7.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.613%
50% DSE
0.157%

The gray uniformity is very good, but there are some issues. There's an area of white banding towards the center, which is noticeable with full-screen images of dark colors, like if you're using your system's dark mode, but it's harder to notice with brighter colors.

7.9
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.878%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The black uniformity is very good. While it doesn't have a local dimming feature to deepen blacks, there's minimal blooming around bright objects, which is great.

5.8
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom
sRGB Gamut Area xy
96.5%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
8.58
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,528 K
Gamma (Avg.)
1.67
Color dE (Avg.)
7.53
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Settings
Gain (0,0,0), Offset (0,0,0)
Gamma Setting
2.2
Brightness Setting
50
Measured Brightness
471 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The accuracy before calibration is disappointing. Most colors and the white balance are terrible, especially with mid-tones of gray, and the color temperature is on the cool side, resulting in a blue tint. Gamma doesn't follow the target sRGB curve, so most scenes are brighter than expected. While there isn't a dedicated sRGB mode, setting Color Space to 'Auto' locks most colors to the sRGB color space. Setting it to 'Native' results in oversaturated colors, and everything else is still terrible.

7.6
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom
sRGB Gamut Area xy
117.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
1.04
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,517 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
2.90
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Settings
Gain (1,-8,-21), Offset (1,0,-1)
Gamma Setting
2.2
Brightness Setting
2
Measured Brightness
97 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy isn't as good as expected, even with a full calibration. Because the accuracy before calibrating is so disappointing, it's difficult to calibrate, and keeping Color Space on 'Auto' actually results in worse accuracy than switching to 'Native', which is what we did for the calibration. This is why colors are more oversaturated than before. Besides that, calibrating it fixes the white balance and gamma, and the color temperature is spot-on with the 6500K target.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
100.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
81.6%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

The SDR color gamut is fantastic. It has full coverage of the common sRGB color space, but colors are oversaturated. That's also the case with red and magenta in the Adobe RGB color space, but greens are undersaturated.

9.7
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
98.8%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
87.4%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

The SDR color volume is incredible. It displays a wide range of colors well but struggles with very dark colors.

7.4
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
86.2%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Game HDR (Basic)
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
62.3%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Game HDR (Basic)

The HDR color gamut is decent. It has good coverage of the common DCI-P3 color space and decent tone mapping, but most colors are off. It's even worse with the wider Rec. 2020 color space because it can't display saturated greens and cyans.

7.8
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
79.6%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Game HDR (Basic)
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
58.1%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Game HDR (Basic)

The Samsung M80C has a good HDR color volume, but its incomplete color gamut limits it. It also struggles to display really dark and really bright colors.

7.8
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.9%
Indirect Reflections
2.9%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.9%

The reflection handling is good. Combined with its high peak brightness, you won't have issues using this monitor in most well-lit rooms, but placing it opposite a window with direct sunlight can be distracting.

9.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
VA
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The Samsung M80C has fantastic text clarity. Thanks to its 4k resolution and high pixel density, text looks sharp and easy to read. Enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) helps result in even sharper text than without it. These photos are in Windows 10, and you can also see them in Windows 11 with ClearType on and with ClearType off. Also, you need to set the input label to 'PC' for it to display proper chroma 4:4:4, which results in the best text clarity.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The gradient handling is fantastic. You won't easily notice banding with most 10-bit content.

Motion
6.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
N/A
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
N/A
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
30 Hz

The Samsung M80C has a basic refresh rate, and due to bandwidth limitations, the max refresh rate is limited with 10-bit signals.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC
No
VRR Maximum
N/A
VRR Minimum
No VRR
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR
Variable Refresh Rate
No

This monitor doesn't support VRR.

4.7
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Standard
Rise / Fall Time
11.0 ms
Total Response Time
22.9 ms
Overshoot Error
0.2%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
28.7 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
60.1 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
1.5%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
StandardChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Samsung M8 32 has a bad response time at its max refresh rate of 60Hz. It's slow with all transitions, leading to motion blur and smearing. The recommended overdrive setting of 'Standard' has a faster total response time and less overshoot than 'Faster' and 'Extreme' as well.

not tested
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No 120Hz Refresh Rate
Rise / Fall Time
N/A
Total Response Time
N/A
Overshoot Error
N/A
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
N/A
Worst 3 Total Response Time
N/A
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
N/A

This monitor doesn't support a 120Hz signal.

4.7
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Standard
Rise / Fall Time
11.0 ms
Total Response Time
22.9 ms
Overshoot Error
0.2%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
28.7 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
60.1 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
1.5%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
StandardChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

As the max refresh rate is 60Hz, these results are the same as the Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate, and there's a ton of motion blur and smearing.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No BFI
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

There's no optional backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur.

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

The Samsung M80C has a flicker-free backlight at all brightness settings, which helps reduce eye strain if you're sensitive to it.

Inputs
8.1
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
10.2 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
N/A
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
10.2 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The input lag is low for a responsive feel during regular desktop usage or gaming. You must be in Game Mode for the lowest input lag. However, we experienced a bug where we were getting 60 ms of input lag with the input label set to 'PC', and only after switching it to 'Blu-ray' mode and back to 'PC' mode did the input lag decrease. If you feel a delay, try changing the input label back and forth.

9.0
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
8.3 MP
Pixel Density
139 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
31.5"
Screen Area
425 in²
6.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

The Samsung M80C has limited compatibility with the PS5 as it only supports 60Hz signals. However, it knows when you connect it and switches the input label to 'Game Console'.

5.8
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

This monitor has limited compatibility with the Xbox Series X|S as it only supports 60Hz signals. However, it knows when you connect it and switches the input label to 'Game Console'.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
No
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
No
3.5mm Audio In
No
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Microphone In
No

Unlike the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80, this monitor has a standard HDMI port instead of Micro HDMI, so you can use regular HDMI cables to connect your devices.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
2
USB-A Rated Speed
480Mbps (USB 2.0)
USB-B Upstream Port
No
USB-C Ports
1
USB-C Upstream
Yes
USB-C Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-C Power Delivery
65W
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
Yes
Thunderbolt
No

The USB-C port supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, letting you connect a compatible device to display an image from it and charge it using a single cable. The 65W of power is enough for most small laptops but not enough to charge power-hungry ones. You can use the USB-A ports to connect devices directly to the monitor, but you'll need to use the USB-C upstream to use those connected devices with an external PC.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

This monitor works well with macOS. Over USB-C, the max refresh rate is 30Hz, even with a 1080p resolution, and HDR looks washed out. If you're using a MacBook, you can close the lid and continue working on the screen as long as you have your mouse and keyboard connected to the monitor. If you choose to use HDMI, you can get a 4k @ 60Hz signal, as you can see here, but windows don't stay in place when you close the lid of a MacBook.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
Yes
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP
KVM Switch
No

As a smart monitor, the Samsung M80C has many extra features related to its Tizen OS smart platform. The interface is user-friendly and has a bunch of apps you can download. It's the same platform as on their TVs, which you can read more about here. As mentioned in Controls, the remote gives you access to Bixby and Alexa voice assistants, and you can also control other smart devices in your house.

Its Multi View feature lets you view images from two external sources simultaneously. It even supports Wireless DeX and Apple AirPlay.

It comes with a webcam whose video quality is good, but the mic isn't as good. The built-in speakers aren't anything special either, and you can read more about how the webcam and speakers perform in the Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80 review here.

Besides the features you get with the smart platform, it has a few extra gaming features, like Virtual Aim Point for a virtual crosshair.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

The settings layout is the same as with their TVs, which you can learn more about here. However, we experienced an issue where the icons on the gaming quick-access menu wouldn't stay in the same place after moving them around, but this issue eventually fixed itself.