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Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Samsung Space SR75 MONITOR REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
7.0
Mixed Usage
6.8
Office
7.7
Gaming
6.8
Multimedia
6.9
Media Creation
5.5
HDR Gaming
Size : 27 "
Resolution : 2560x1440
Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
LCD Type
:
VA
Variable Refresh Rate
:
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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Test Results

Stand
Width
:
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Depth
:
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.

Back
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
Borders
:
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
Thickness (with stand)
:
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
:
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

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.

Controls

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

In The Box

  • 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.

6.3 Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
:
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.

7.8 Contrast
Native Contrast
:
2862 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
:
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
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Edge

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

7.3 SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
:
273 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
:
308 cd/m²
SDR ABL
:
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.

8.3 Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
:
3.059 %
50% DSE
:
0.107 %
5% Std. Dev.
:
1.698 %
5% DSE
:
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.

4.3 Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Shift from Left
:
24 °
Color Shift from Right
:
26 °
Brightness from Left
:
34 °
Brightness from Right
:
36 °
Black Level from Left
:
7 °
Black Level from Right
:
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.

4.4 Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
:
3.058 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
:
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.

8.9 Motion Blur
80% Response Time
:
4.3 ms
100% Response Time
:
13.6 ms
Best Overdrive Setting
:
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
Flicker-free : No
PWM Dimming Frequency
:
>1000 Hz
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
:
No
BFI Maximum Frequency
:
N/A
BFI Minimum Frequency
:
N/A

Update 05/16/2019: The dimming frequency field has been updated to include '>1000 Hz' for monitors with high flicker frequencies.

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.

8.5 Input Lag
Native Resolution
:
11.3 ms
Non-Native Res @ Native Refresh
:
N/A
Native Resolution @ 60 Hz
:
25.4 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
:
N/A
10 bit HDR
:
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
:
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.

4.6 Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Shift from Below
:
26 °
Color Shift from Above
:
25 °
Brightness from Below
:
35 °
Brightness from Above
:
35 °
Black Level from Below
:
5 °
Black Level from Above
:
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.

8.1 Gradient
Color Depth
:
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 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 %

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.

8.3 Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
:
Custom
Luminance
:
195 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
:
100
Contrast Setting
:
75
RGB controls
:
50-50-50
Color Temperature
:
6692 K
White Balance dE
:
2.22
Color dE
:
2.28
Gamma
:
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
Picture Mode
:
Custom
Luminance
:
101 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
:
15
Contrast Setting
:
76
RGB Controls
:
49-50-49
Color Temperature
:
6451 K
White Balance dE
:
0.65
Color dE
:
0.80
Gamma
:
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.

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
Power Supply : External Brick

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.

8.8 SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
:
96.0 %
Adobe RGB xy
:
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.

Additional Features
Speakers
:
No
HDR10 : No
Multiple input display
:
PIP + PBP

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.

8.4 Resolution and Size
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

Update 05/03/2019: It is also possible to send a 4k @ 60 Hz input to the S27R750Q, and it is displayed properly, but this requires a forced custom resolution.

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.

On-Screen Display (OSD)
0 HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 in ICtCp
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 in ICtCp
:
N/A

The Samsung Space SR75 does not support HDR.

0 HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
:
N/A
DCI P3 xy
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
:
N/A

The Samsung SR75 does not support HDR.

9.3 SDR Color Volume
sRGB in ICtCp
:
99.3 %
Adobe RGB in ICtCp
:
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 Peak Brightness
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.

7.0 Reflections

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.

10 Color Bleed
Pixel row error
:
0.000 %
Pixel column error
:
0.001 %

There is no noticeable color bleed, which is great.

8.0 Refresh Rate
Native
:
144 Hz
Factory Overclock
:
N/A
Variable Refresh Rate
:
No
G-SYNC Compatible
:
N/A
VRR Maximum
:
N/A
VRR Minimum
:
N/A
VRR Maximum With OC
:
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.

Inputs

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

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 1440p 144hz monitors, the best 27 inch monitors, and the best 1440p monitors.

Dell U2718Q
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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.

Samsung CHG70
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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 portrait orientation and can be VESA mounted.

LG UltraFine 4k
Unavailable
Amazon.com

The LG UltraFine 4k is better than the Samsung Space SR75 for most uses. The LG has a higher resolution screen, much better viewing angles, and better black uniformity. The Space has better ergonomics, better reflection handling, and a flicker-free backlight.

AOC AGON AG271QX
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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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7.0 Mixed Usage

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.

6.8 Office

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.

7.7 Gaming

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.

6.8 Multimedia

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.

6.9 Media Creation

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.

5.5 HDR Gaming

The Samsung SR75 does not support HDR. For a decent HDR Gaming monitor, check out the Samsung CHG70 instead.

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