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Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019 , Simon Barbier, Yannick Khong

Samsung Space SR75
MONITOR REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

Test Benches:

  • 1.0: Fall 2017
7.0
Mixed Usage
Score components:
Size : 27 "
Resolution : 2560x1440
Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
LCD Type
What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
:
VA
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
:
No

The Samsung Space SR75 is a decent 27", 1440p monitor with a unique stand. The space-saving stand limits dead-space on your desk, but slightly limits the Space's versatility. It delivers mediocre picture quality as it has bad viewing angles and poor black uniformity. It has a great native contrast ratio, which is good for dark scenes. Although it features a 144Hz refresh rate, it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies, and has higher-than-average input lag.

We tested the 27" model, which has a 1440p, 144Hz screen. There is also a 32" model, which has a 4k screen and 60Hz refresh rate. We don't know how the 32" model performs.

Test Results
Design 8.0
Picture Quality 6.3
Motion 8.1
Inputs 8.4
Pros
  • Unique space-saving design.
  • Good native contrast ratio.
Cons
  • Image degrades when viewed at an angle.
  • No variable refresh rate support.

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8.0

Design

Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung Space Design Picture
Curved : No
Curve radius : N/A
Weight (without stand)
What it is: The weight of the monitor when mounted. This is with the stand removed, and if necessary any VESA mounting bracket attached.
When it matters: When choosing a mount for a monitor/
:
7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
Weight (with stand)
What it is: The weight of the monitor including the stand any any input covers.
:
12.6 lbs (5.7 kg)

The Samsung Space SR75 has a great design. The unique stand takes up very little space, freeing up valuable space on your desk. The stand isn't without its flaws, however, as the monitor can't be rotated to a portrait orientation, and there is no VESA mount. The display portion has thin bezels, and the monitor looks great in a multi-monitor setup.

Stand
Samsung Space Stand picture
Width
What it is: The width of the stand.
When it matters: When using a small desk, for those who require a monitor with a small footprint.
:
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Depth
What it is: The depth of the stand.
When it matters: When using a small desk, for those who require a monitor with a small footprint.
:
4.5" (11.4 cm)

The stand consists of a small clamp that has to be used to attach the monitor to a desk. It takes up very little space, but does prevent the desk from being placed flush with the wall behind it.

6.3 Ergonomics
What it is: How much the position of the screen can be adjusted to match the viewing preference of the user.
When it matters: All usages, but especially office and gaming use.
Score components:
  • 46% Height Adjustment
  • 18% Switch portrait/landscape
  • 18% Swivel Range
  • 18% Tilt Range
Samsung Space Ergonomics picture
Height Adjustment
What it is: The amount of vertical travel or adjustment of the display.
:
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Switch portrait/landscape : No
Swivel Range : N/A
Tilt Range : -90° to 82°

Overall, the Samsung SR75 has mediocre ergonomics. The stand arm has an impressive range of motion, making it easy to place the monitor in an ideal viewing position, but it can't swivel and the monitor can't be rotated to a portrait orientation.

The height can only be adjusted by tilting the monitor forward, which limits the versatility of the stand a bit.

Back
Samsung Space Back picture
Wall Mount : N/A

The back of the Space SR75 is very plain, with vertical grooves running the entire back. The inputs are inset into the back of the monitor, similar to many Samsung TVs. Unfortunately, there is no VESA mount.

There is a cable management channel in the back arm that can be used to run the cables from the back of the monitor all the way to the bottom of the stand. Samsung has also included a unique extension cable that combines the HDMI and power cables into one.

Borders
Samsung Space Borders picture
Borders
What it is: The distance from the left edge of the display to the start of the image.
When it matters: When using multiple monitors side-by-side.
:
0.3" (0.8 cm)

The borders of the Samsung SR75 are thin; great for a multi-monitor setup or for gaming, as they are not very distracting.

Thickness
Samsung Space Thickness picture
Thickness (with stand)
What it is: How far the front of the screen protrudes when placed as far back as possible against a wall.
When it matters: When the monitor is placed back against a wall.
:
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
What it is: How far the front of the screen protrudes when the stand has been removed. For monitors which require a bracket to VESA mount this measurement includes the thickness of the bracket.
When it matters: When mounting a monitor with the stand removed.
:
N/A

The thickest part of the monitor is the clamp at the base. The display section is only 1.1" thick.

7.5 Build Quality
What it is: How well built and sturdy the monitor is, and how good the materials used to build it are.
When it matters: All usages.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung Space Build Quality picture

Overall, the Samsung SR75 has good build quality. It is mainly made of plastic, but there are no glaring issues in the construction. It wobbles a bit when the desk is nudged, but not enough to be distracting when typing long texts.

The Samsung Space delivers mediocre picture quality, mainly limited by the bad viewing angles and poor black uniformity. It has a very good native contrast ratio, decent peak brightness, and an excellent SDR color gamut. Out of the box it has great accuracy, and after calibration it is even better. It does not support HDR.

7.8 Contrast
What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
Samsung Space Checkerboard Picture
Native Contrast
What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
:
2862 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with local dimming turned on (maximum) with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
:
N/A

The Samsung SR75 has a very good native contrast ratio, in line with other VA monitors like the Samsung CHG70 and Dell S3219D.

0 Local Dimming
What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
:
No
Backlight
What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit monitors have more uniform blacks than some full-array monitors.
:
Edge

The Samsung Space SR75 does not support local dimming. The above video is provided for reference only.

7.3 SDR Peak Brightness
What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Real Scene
What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. Our Real Scene was selected to represent a more regular movie condition. All measurements are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming on, max backlight and with an SDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies and TV shows in SDR.
:
273 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent during a scene.
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent during a scene.
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
308 cd/m²
SDR ABL
What it is: The standard deviation of the SDR sustained brightness, after linearizing for noticeable differences in luminosity
When it matters: Content with large bright areas, such as for PC or video game use, and sports such as hockey
:
0.000

Decent peak brightness with SDR content, so there should be no issues using this monitor in a bright office space. Unlike the Samsung CHG70, there is no fluctuation in brightness with different content, which is great.

We measured the peak brightness with the 'Custom' Picture Mode.

0 HDR Peak Brightness
What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with HDR content.
When it matters: HDR content
HDR Real Scene : N/A
HDR Peak 2% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 10% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 25% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 50% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 100% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 2% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 10% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 25% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 50% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 100% Window : N/A
HDR ABL : N/A

The Samsung Space does not support HDR.

4.3 Horizontal Viewing Angle
What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
Samsung Space Horizontal Color Shift Picture
Color Shift from Left
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your left
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
24 °
Color Shift from Right
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
26 °
Samsung Space Horizontal Brightness Picture
Brightness from Left
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your left.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
34 °
Brightness from Right
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
36 °
Samsung Space Horizontal Black Level Picture
Black Level from Left
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
7 °
Black Level from Right
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
8 °
Curve Radius : N/A

The horizontal viewing angle is bad. The black levels increase significantly when viewed even slightly off-angle, and the entire image fades noticeably.

These results are similar to most VA panels, similar to the Samsung CHG90 and MSI Optix G27C.

4.6 Vertical Viewing Angle
What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the top or bottom.
Samsung Space Vertical Color Shift Picture
Color Shift from Below
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
26 °
Color Shift from Above
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor when standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
25 °
Samsung Space Vertical Brightness Picture
Brightness from Below
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
35 °
Brightness from Above
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor while standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
35 °
Samsung Space Vertical Black Level Picture
Black Level from Below
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
5 °
Black Level from Above
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor while standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
6 °

The vertical viewing angle is bad. Like the horizontal viewing angles, the black levels increase rapidly when viewed even slightly off-angle, and the image fades as you move to wider angles.

8.3 Gray Uniformity
What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
Samsung Space 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
3.059 %
50% DSE
What it is: Dirty Screen Effect. High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
:
0.107 %
Samsung Space 5% Uniformity Picture
5% Std. Dev.
What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 5% gray.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 1.15%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
1.698 %
5% DSE
What it is: Dirty Screen Effect. High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 0.116%
:
0.105 %

Great gray uniformity, with very little dirty screen effect. In near-black scenes, the uniformity is even better, but the sides of the screen appear a bit brighter than the center.

4.4 Black Uniformity
What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
Samsung Space Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: <2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
:
3.058 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks with Local Dimming enabled
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: <2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
:
N/A

The Space SR75 has bad black uniformity. There is noticeable backlight bleed around the four corners, which may be distracting during dark scenes in a dark room.

There are a few colored spots noticeable in our black uniformity image. These are not noticeable in real life, and are seen here due to the two second exposure we use for this image.

8.3 Pre Calibration
What it is: Monitor's color accuracy before a full calibration. The measurements are taken with out of the box 'factory setting'.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
Samsung Space Pre Calibration Picture Samsung Space Pre Gamma Curve Picture Samsung Space Pre Color Picture
Picture Mode
What it is: The picture mode that was used to do the pre-calibration reading. We usually go for the picture mode that gives us the more control over all the picture quality setting.
:
Custom
Luminance
What it is: The luminance at which the pre-calibration reading was done. This represents the luminance of the monitor when it is at the factory default settings.
:
195 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
What it is: The luminance settings, often named 'Brightness' on monitors, usually range from 0 to 100.
:
100
Contrast Setting
What it is: The monitor contrast setting, usually ranging from 0 to 100.
:
75
RGB controls
What it is: This is the value for each color (red, green, and blue) used in the monitor internal RGB cuts/gains controls. If the monitor does not have an internal RGB cuts/gains controls, then the color temperature setting will be used instead, and the color temperature that gives us the best result will be used.
:
50-50-50
Color Temperature
What it is: The color temperature is a measure of the color of light. A colder color temperature (7000K) will look bluer and a warmer color temperature (4000K) will look yellower/redder. 6500K is the standard color for PC monitors and also for the sRGB color standard.
When it matters: When you care about color reproduction and accuracy.
Good value: 6500K
Noticeable difference: 400K
:
6692 K
White Balance dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
2.22
Color dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
2.28
Gamma
What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.27

Out of the box, the Samsung SR75 has great accuracy. The white balance and color dE are low enough that most people won't notice any inaccuracies, and the color temperature is close to the calibration target of 6500 k. Gamma follows the target curve closely, but some scenes appear darker than they should.

9.5 Post Calibration
What it is: Monitor's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All graphics and video content on a monitor that has been professionally calibrated.
Score components:
Samsung Space Post Calibration Picture Samsung Space Post Gamma Curve Picture Samsung Space Post Color Picture
Picture Mode
What it is: The picture mode that was used to do the calibration reading. We usually go for the picture mode that gives us the more control over all the picture quality setting.
:
Custom
Luminance
What it is: The luminance at which the calibration was executed. We aim for a luminance level of 100 cd/m².
:
101 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
What it is: The luminance settings, often named 'Brightness' on monitors, usually range from 0 to 100.
:
15
Contrast Setting
What it is: The monitor contrast setting, usually ranging from 0 to 100.
:
76
RGB Controls
What it is: This is the value for each color (red, green, and blue) used in the monitor internal RGB cuts/gains controls. If the monitor does not have an internal RGB cuts/gains controls, then the color temperature setting will be used instead, and the color temperature that gives us the best result will be used.
:
49-50-49
Color Temperature
What it is: The color temperature is a measure of the color of light. A colder color temperature (7000K) will look bluer and a warmer color temperature (4000K) will look yellower/redder. 6500K is the standard color for PC monitors and also for the sRGB color standard.
When it matters: When you care about color reproduction and accuracy.
Good value: 6500K
Noticeable difference: 400K
:
6451 K
White Balance dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.65
Color dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.80
Gamma
What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.19

After calibration, the monitor is extremely accurate. Any remaining inaccuracies are too small for anyone to notice, and gamma follows the target curve almost perfectly. The color temperature is much closer to the target of 6500 k.

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

8.8 SDR Color Gamut
What it is: The palette of colors the monitor can display
When it matters: General content consumption or production
Score components:
Samsung Space Color Gamut sRGB Picture
sRGB xy
What it is: Coverage of the sRGB colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Almost all content. Includes websites, standard windows environment and SDR movies
Good value: > 95%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
96.0 %
Samsung Space Color Gamut ARGB Picture
Adobe RGB xy
What it is: Coverage of the Adobe RGB colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Professional photography.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
80.2 %

sRGB Picture Mode: Custom (calibrated)
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Custom

Excellent SDR color gamut. The Space SR75 covers almost the entire sRGB color space, which is great. In the wider Adobe RGB color space, the monitor can produce more saturated reds but can't produce the entire range of greens, which isn't ideal for professional photo editing.

9.3 SDR Color Volume
What it is: How much of the SDR color spaces the monitor can reproduce
When it matters: General usage and SDR media creation
Score components:
Samsung Space sRGB Color Volume ITP picture
sRGB in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the sRGB colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: Most content, including web, SDR video games, and SDR media creation
:
99.3 %
Samsung Space Adobe RGB Color Volume ITP Picture
Adobe RGB in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the Adobe RGB colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness.
When it matters: Professional media creation
:
87.5 %

sRGB Picture Mode: Custom
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Custom

Outstanding color volume, mainly limited by the native contrast ratio. Like most LED monitors, it can't produce very bright blues.

0 HDR Color Gamut
What it is: The monitor's ability to reproduce HDR color spaces
When it matters: HDR content consumption or media creation
Score components:
Wide Color Gamut
What it is: Whether the monitor can support wider color gamuts
When it matters: HDR content and media creation
:
N/A
DCI P3 xy
What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy
When it matters: When consuming or producing HDR content.
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: When consuming or producing HDR content.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
N/A

The Samsung SR75 does not support HDR.

0 HDR Color Volume
What it is: How much of the HDR color spaces a monitor can display at different luminosity levels.
When it matters: HDR content consumption and production. Includes streaming services, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Score components:
DCI-P3 in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness output.
When it matters: HDR content.
Good value: 80%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the Rec. 2020 colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness output.
When it matters: HDR content.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
N/A

The Samsung Space SR75 does not support HDR.

10 Image Retention
What it is: How much a static image is retained on a monitor screen after a certain amount of time.
When it matters: When working or playing video games on your PC monitor.
Samsung Space Image Retention Picture
IR after 0 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured right after the static image exposure, without recovery time.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 2 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 2 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 4 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 4 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 6 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 6 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 8 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 8 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 10 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 10 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %

There is no temporary image retention on the Samsung Space, which is great. There is a retained image on the first image taken immediately after showing our high-contrast static test image for ten minutes (shown above). This is not noticeable in real life, and is only noticeable here because the image is overexposed.

8.1 Gradient
What it is: How finely levels of color can be displayed.
When it matters: Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung Space Gradient Picture
Color Depth
What it is: Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.
When it matters: HDR content like HDR video games or HDR UHD movies. Won't matter for regular Blu-ray movies, SDR video game or desktop environment content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.
Good value: 10-bit.
Noticeable difference: 1 bit.
:
8 Bit

Great gradient handling on the Space SR75. There is some banding noticeable in darker colors, but this shouldn't be too bothersome with most content.

10 Color Bleed
What it is: How much the color from one area of the screen affects the color in another area of the screen.
When it matters: All usages, but especially media creation.
Score components:
Samsung Space Color bleed horizontal
Pixel row error
What it is: The amount of bleed that appears across the screen horizontally.
When it matters: General usage of a PC monitor, can appear when browsing the web or with media creation like graphics.
Good value: <0.2%
Noticeable difference: 0.1%
:
0.000 %
Samsung Space Color bleed vertical
Pixel column error
What it is: Amount of color bleeding that appears across the screen vertically.
When it matters: Most uses of a PC monitor. Can appear while browsing the web or when editing images or graphics.
Good value: <0.2%
Noticeable difference: 0.1%
:
0.001 %

There is no noticeable color bleed, which is great.

7.0 Reflections
What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung Space Average room Samsung Space Average room off picture Samsung Space Bright room off picture

The Samsung SR75 has decent reflection handling. There shouldn't be any issues using it in a brighter office, but if there are windows nearby the glare might be distracting.

8.1

Motion

Score components:

The Samsung Space monitor has great motion handling. It has an excellent response time that delivers clear motion with little blur trail. The backlight is nearly flicker-free, but there is a slight wobble; this isn't noticeable, as it is at an extremely high frequency. It has a great 144Hz refresh rate, which is excellent for gaming, but disappointingly it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies.

8.9 Motion Blur
What it is: The performance of the pixel response time. Poor response time causes trails to follow moving objects. Response time is one of a few sources of motion blur.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Score components:
Samsung Space Motion Blur Picture Samsung Space Response Time Chart
80% Response Time
What it is: How quickly pixels can reach 80% of a full transition from one color to another.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Good value: < 8 ms
Noticeable difference: 4 ms
:
4.3 ms
100% Response Time
What it is: How quickly pixels can fully transition from one color to another.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Good value: < 20 ms
Noticeable difference: 10 ms
:
13.6 ms
Best Overdrive Setting
What it is: If the monitor has adjustable pixel overdrive settings, which one produces the best response time with minimal overshoot.
When it matters: When adjusting the monitor's settings to get the least possible motion blur.
:
Faster

Response Time Standard
Response Time Faster
Response Time Fastest

The Samsung Space SR75 has an excellent response time. There is very little motion blur behind fast moving objects, which is great for watching movies or playing games.

The response time can be switched between three modes; we recommend 'Response Time Faster,' as the 'Fastest' mode has more overshoot, but the improvement in actual response time is negligible.

7.5 Image Flicker
What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Nearly all the time during PC monitor use, but especially during fast movement such as video games
Samsung Space Backlight Picture
Flicker-free : No
PWM Dimming Frequency
What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz). Frequencies that are multiples of 60Hz are better.
:
0 Hz
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in motion
Good value: Yes
:
No
BFI Maximum Frequency
What it is: Highest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye-tracking blur in motion
Good value: Matches the native refresh rate
Noticeable difference: 20 Hz
:
N/A
BFI Minimum Frequency
What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye-tracking blur in motion
Good value: 60 Hz
Noticeable difference: 20 Hz
:
N/A

The Space SR75 is nearly flicker-free. As the brightness decreases, the backlight begins to wobble slightly at about 12kHz, which is not noticeable at all. There is no optional black frame insertion feature.

8.0 Refresh Rate
What it is: How frequently the monitor can refresh and show new frames, and whether it can vary its refresh rate in real time using technologies like G-sync and FreeSync.
When it matters: Mostly for gaming, but does provide a little better motion during normal usage.
Native
What it is: The frequency at which the monitor is capable of displaying images every second
When it matters: General usage, but better results are most important for gaming
Good value: >100 Hz
Noticeable difference: 15 Hz
:
144 Hz
Factory Overclock
What it is: The frequency at which the monitor's can be boosted to using its internal menu.
When it matters: Gaming and other usages where high frame rate content is consumed.
Good value: >100
Noticeable difference: 15
:
N/A
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
:
No
G-SYNC Compatible
What it is: We test for FreeSync compatibility with an NVIDIA GTX1060. We check for any excess blur, screen blanking, or excess tearing, and confirm the variable refresh rate range.
When it matters: If you have an NVIDIA graphics card.
Good value: Yes
:
N/A
VRR Maximum
What it is: The maximum frequency covered by the Variable Refresh Rate feature of the monitor.
When it matters: Any time the VRR feature is enabled.
Good value: Matches Refresh rate
Noticeable difference: 10 Hz
:
N/A
VRR Minimum
What it is: The lowest frequency covered by the monitor's Variable Refresh Rate feature.
When it matters: When using the VRR feature of the monitor at lower frame rates.
Good value: 30 Hz
:
N/A
VRR Maximum With OC
What it is: The maximum frequency covered by the Variable Refresh Rate feature when the monitor's overclocking feature is used.
When it matters: When both the overclocking and VRR features are used.
Good value: Matching the overclocked refresh rate.
Noticeable difference: 10 hz
:
N/A
VRR Supported Connectors : N/A

The Samsung SR75 has a great 144Hz refresh rate, which should please most gamers. Unfortunately, there is no factory overclock, and it does not support any variable refresh rate technologies.

The 32" variant has a 4k screen with a 60Hz refresh rate.

8.4

Inputs

Score components:

The Samsung Space monitor has higher input lag than most 144 Hz monitors, but it is still low enough for most casual gamers. For console gaming, it is in the same ballpark as the best gaming TVs. The 27", 1440p screen is great for multitasking, and delivers a more immersive gaming experience. There is a limited selection of inputs, with only 1 full size HDMI port and 1 mini-DisplayPort connection.

8.5 Input Lag
What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: General usage of the mouse and gaming.
Native Resolution
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying its native resolution at its native refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage and while playing video games.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
11.3 ms
Non-Native Res @ Native Refresh
What it is:

Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an alternative resolution at its native refresh rate. The non-native resolution tested depends on the native resolution of the monitor, following this pattern unless otherwise specified in the Input Lag text:

Native Resolution Non-Native Resolution Tested
4k UHD QHD
QHD FHD
FHD 1600x900
3440x1440 2560x1080
2560x1080 1920x1080
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A
Native Resolution @ 60 Hz
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying its native resolution at a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
25.4 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is using its Variable Refresh Rate feature at its native resolution.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A
HDR
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an HDR signal at its native resolution and refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when BFI is enabled and the monitor is displaying a signal at the highest supported BFI refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A

The Samsung S27R750Q has higher input lag than the majority of 144Hz monitors, similar to the Acer GN246HL, but is still good enough for most users.

8.4 Resolution and Size
What it is: The number of pixels the monitor can display, and the surface area of its screen.
When it matters: All usages, but especially for office and media editing.
Score components:
Native Resolution : 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Megapixels : 3.7 MP
Pixel Density : 109 PPI
Screen Diagonal : 27.0 inches
Screen Area : 310 sq inches

The 27", 1440p screen is great for multitasking or for a more immersive gaming experience.

The 32" model has a 4k screen with a 60Hz refresh rate.

Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort : No
Mini DisplayPort : 1 (DP 1.2)
HDMI : 1 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI : No
VGA : No
DisplayPort Out : No
USB : No
USB C : No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : No
Microphone In 3.5mm : No
Digital Optical Audio Out : No
Analog Audio Out RCA : No

The Space SR75 has a limited selection of inputs, with only 1 HDMI port and 1 mini DisplayPort connection. There are no analog connections for older devices, and there is no headphone/speaker jack.

Features

The Samsung Space SR75 is a basic monitor with few additional features. It supports Picture-In-Picture and Picture-By-Picture, which is great if you work on more than one device. There are no internal speakers, and it does not support HDR.

Additional Features
What it is: Additional features found on the monitor
Speakers
What it is: Whether or not the monitor features standalone speakers.
When it matters: When using your computer without headphones or a dedicated pair of speakers.
:
No
HDR10 : No

The Samsung Space monitor has very few additional features. It supports both Picture-In-Picture and Picture-Beside-Picture modes, which is great for working with two computers at once. It does not support HDR, and there are no internal speakers.

On-Screen Display (OSD)
Controls
Samsung Space Controls picture

The Space SR75 features similar controls to most other Samsung monitors.

In The Box
Samsung Space In The Box picture

  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Back Cover
  • External Power Brick (see below)
  • HDMI and Power ex tension cable (see below)
The external power brick can be used with the monitor directly, or it can be plugged into the HDMI and Power extension cable as shown here.

Differences between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 27" Space S27R750QE, version FA01. It is also available in 32", but the larger variant has a higher resolution and lower refresh rate, and we don't know how it performs.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Samsung Space doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
S27R75 27" 1440p 144Hz  
S32R75 32" 4k 60Hz  

The Space we reviewed was manufactured in January 2019.

Compared to other Monitors

Samsung Space Group Shot Picture
Left: Samsung CHG70. Middle: Samsung Space S27R75. Right: ASUS ROG PG279Q.
Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The Samsung Space is a decent monitor with a unique design, great for office use, but there are better monitors for less. See our recommendations for the best monitors, the best 27 inch monitors, and the best 1440p monitors.

Samsung CHG70

The Samsung CHG70 is much better than the Samsung Space SR75.  The CHG70 supports HDR, has much lower input lag, and it supports FreeSync, which is great for gaming. The CHG70 is also slightly more versatile, as it can rotate to a portrait orientation and can be VESA mounted.

Dell U2718Q

The Dell U2718Q is much better than the Samsung Space SR75. The U2718Q has an IPS panel with much better viewing angles, but worse dark scene performance than the SR75. The Dell supports HDR, has a higher resolution 4k screen, and has less input lag. Although the U2718Q has a larger stand, it also has much better ergonomics. The Space has a faster refresh rate, but this doesn't add much.

AOC AGON AG271QX

The AOC AGON AG271QX is much better than the Samsung Space SR75. The AGON is better for gaming as it supports FreeSync, has much lower input lag, and a faster response time. The AGON has a worse contrast ratio than the Space, but has better black uniformity. Although the SR75 has a much smaller stand and space-saving design, the AG271QX has better ergonomics and can be VESA mounted.

Samsung CF398

The Samsung CF398 and Samsung Space SR75 are very similar overall, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The SR75 has a higher resolution screen and higher refresh rate, which is great for gaming. The CF398 supports FreeSync, and the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle.

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7.0Mixed Usage
Score components:
Decent monitor for most uses. It has good screen real estate, which is good for multitasking. The native contrast ratio is very good, so blacks look black in dark scenes, but it has poor black uniformity. The 144Hz refresh rate is great, but it has no advanced gaming features, and higher-than-average input lag. Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed at an angle.
The Space SR75 is an acceptable monitor for office use. The 1440p, 27" screen is great for multitasking, and it supports both Picture-In-Picture and Picture-By-Picture, which is great for working on two computers at once. It can get decently bright and has decent reflection handling, so it should look good in most rooms. Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed at an angle.
Good monitor for gaming. It has a fast refresh rate and excellent response time, but does not support any variable refresh rate technologies. It has higher-than-average input lag for a 144Hz monitor, but it is still low enough for most casual gamers. Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed at an angle.
Decent monitor for multimedia. It has a very good native contrast ratio, good for watching dark scenes, but unfortunately, it has poor black uniformity. The Space SR75 has a fast response time, so motion looks great, with very little motion blur. Unfortunately, the image degrades rapidly when viewed at an angle, so it isn't ideal for watching with a group of people.
Decent monitor overall for media creation. The 27", 1440p screen allows you to see more of your work than a 1080p monitor. The unique stand has an outstanding tilt range, but can't rotate the monitor to a portrait orientation. Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, and it doesn't support HDR.
The Samsung SR75 does not support HDR. For a decent HDR Gaming monitor, check out the Samsung CHG70 instead.

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