The Samsung Odyssey G5 offers excellent gaming performance, much to the delight of experts who put its 165Hz refresh rate and low 3.5ms input lag to the test. Product reviewers from Digital Trends found that it prevented screen tearing and that its support for HDR content gave it a slight edge over the Samsung T55. The testing team at Rtings was also happy with how easy the G5 was to adjust thanks to impressive ergonomics and also established that it had a peak brightness level of 475 nits.. Critics also liked its viewing angles and were pleased with its wide SDR color gamut covering up to 99.8% of the SDR color space.
Unfortunately, the G5’s low 1149:1 contrast ratio was quite disappointing, and the lack of a local dimming feature also contributed to blacks looking gray. Also, the lack of a USB port and the single HDMI 2.0 port was simply not enough for gamers.