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Samsung JG50 Review

True Score

77
76
1

Experts

84
450

Consumers

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Editors were impressed by the Samsung JG50, endorsing it for gaming and the office. They lauded its 144Hz refresh rate, outstanding contrast ratio, and low input lag. However, they were disappointed by its narrow viewing angles and lack of HDR tech. The Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35T, on the other hand, boasts HDR10.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung JG50 is a mid-range gaming monitor that made its debut in 2019, promising crisp images and fast motion to gamers. It has a 144Hz refresh rate, which will please most people seeking top-rated computer monitors. A 1800R curvature immerses the user, and a great color gamut ensures accurate colors. This gaming monitor has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, delivering crisp text and graphics. It also has a VA panel, which delivers deep black levels. Explore the whole Samsung JG50 review and find out how it measures up against the most advanced gaming monitors on the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

Top critics praised the Samsung JG50, recommending it for gaming and the office. They hailed its 144Hz refresh rate and outstanding 4.3 ms input lag. Editors at Digital Trends were pleased with the 2560 x 1440 pixel screen. Analysts clocked its total response time at 17.1 ms, praising its motion handling, although they noticed a short blur trail. Consider the Nixeus EDG 34 review if you need a device with a shorter 14.4 ms total response time. In brightness tests, this monitor achieved a decent peak of 303 nits. It features a VA panel, and testing revealed an impressive 3,766:1 contrast ratio. This monitor has a very good color gamut, covering 91.8% of the sRGB color space, and it features an HDMI 2.0 port. However, reviewers were disappointed that this display lacks variable refresh rate (VRR) technology. Check out the Samsung C27RG5 review for a G-SYNC compatible certified device. The monitor also proved to have poor viewing angles and the stand that doesn’t support height adjustment.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Outstanding contrast ratio
  • The screen gets considerably bright
  • Excellent reflection handling

Reason to Avoid

  • The stand doesn’t support height adjustment
  • Lacks VRR tech
  • Poor viewing angles

Samsung JG50 Specs

Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)303
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)3,766
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)74
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)91.8
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.1
Response Time (ms)5.8
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)33
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)33
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)27
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)30

All Tests

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Market Context

The Samsung JG50 is a mid-range gaming monitor that made its debut in 2019, promising crisp images and fast motion to gamers. It has a…

The Samsung JG50 is a mid-range gaming monitor that made its debut in 2019, promising crisp images and fast motion to gamers. It has a 144Hz refresh rate, which will please most people seeking top-rated computer monitors. A 1800R curvature immerses the user, and a great color gamut ensures accurate colors. This gaming monitor has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, delivering crisp text and graphics. It also has a VA panel, which delivers deep black levels. Explore the whole Samsung JG50 review and find out how it measures up against the most advanced gaming monitors on the market.

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The HP OMEN 27 features a TN panel, delivering a much lower 5.9 ms total response time compared to the 17.1 ms of the VA-panel equipped Samsung JG50. The JG50 has much better black levels, owing to its much superior 3,766:1 contrast ratio, which dwarfs the 755:1 of the HP OMEN 27.

The Samsung JG50 is nearly identical to the Samsung JG52, with both displays having a 27-inch curved screen and 144Hz refresh rate. The JG52 has…

The Samsung JG50 is nearly identical to the Samsung JG52, with both displays having a 27-inch curved screen and 144Hz refresh rate. The JG52 has a slightly better color gamut, covering 100% of sRGB, compared to the JG50, which covers 91.8% of the same color space.

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Display Type

VA

VA

HDMI Inputs

1

1

HDR Format

n/a

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

VA

VA

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

240 Hz

Response Time

4 ms

6 ms

Screen size

27"

27"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

76

*.75

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Customer Score

84

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

77

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Expert Scores

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    Category Trust Rating

    68
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