Samsung C49J89 Review

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Reviewers endorsed the Samsung C49J89 for professionals and casual gamers, praising its fast response time and low input lag. Experts pointed out the lack of G-SYNC, FreeSync, and HDR as sore points.


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The Samsung C49J89 is a high-end Samsung monitor, as a super ultrawide unit, which was launched in 2018, to provide an immersive experience to professionals and casual gamers. This monitor has a respectable 144Hz refresh rate, 5ms input lag, and 4ms response time to provide epic gaming performance. It boasts a gigantic 49-inch curved screen that simplifies working with multiple open tabs. Covering 97% of the sRGB color space and featuring impressive out-of-the-box color accuracy, this monitor supports light content creation work. The monitor features a rich collection of inputs as well. Movie enthusiasts will love this display’s 2,950:1 contrast ratio and epic black levels in dark rooms. A built-in KVM switch enables controlling two computers with one set of mouse and keyboard. However, the absence of G-SYNC or FreeSync on this 8-bit display limits its credentials as a proper gaming monitor. Also, unlike its predecessor, the Samsung CHG90, the C49J89 lacks HDR support. Read our detailed review of the Samsung C49J89 for more details and find out how it compares with the top computer monitors in the industry.


our Verdict

The Samsung C49J89 is a great choice for office professionals and casual gamers alike. It boasts a 144Hz refresh rate, 5ms input lag, and 1800R curved screen, plus a 2,950:1 contrast ratio and great color accuracy. The only downside? It doesn’t have HDR, FreeSync, or G-SYNC.

Reason to Buy

  • Snappy 4ms response time and low 5ms input lag
  • 2,950:1 contrast ratio and deep black levels
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Large 1800R curved screen provides immersive visuals
  • Numerous modern ports and built-in KVM switch

Reason to Avoid

  • Lack of HDR
  • No support for FreeSync or G-SYNC

Samsung C49J89 Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution3840 x 1080
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time5 ms
Screen size49"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)0
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)0
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0

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    Huge screen, Great for using two PCs at once, Good overall image quality, Good gaming… read more


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    The Samsung C49J89 is another monster 49-inch monitor with an aspect ratio of 32:9. It’s… read more


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