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Samsung Odyssey G9 Review

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In addition to its large screen, the Samsung Odyssey G9 has a low response time, high frame rate, and good HDR brightness. However, it has poor ergonomics, narrow viewing angles, poor black uniformity, and poor local dimming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

As a great Samsung monitor, the Samsung Odyssey G9 is the brand’s high-end model released in 2020. Thanks to its excellent refresh rate and low input lag, it promises to deliver a smoother gaming experience than other high-end models. It’s also better to view in dark rooms than its competitor, the LG 49WL95C-W, because of its higher contrast ratio. It’s an excellent monitor for those who need a monitor to keep up with their competitive gaming. In addition, the Samsung Odyssey G9 has excellent peak brightness, a larger screen size, and a low response time. Keep reading our Samsung Odyssey G9 review, and don’t forget to check out the highest-ranked computer monitors available now.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung Odyssey G9 has a lot going for it – a big screen, great reflection control, good contrast, fast response time, high frame rate, and bright HDR. It’s perfect for racing games, but the ergonomics, narrow viewing angles, poor black uniformity, and weak local dimming are drawbacks.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Large Screen
  • Good Reflection Handling
  • Better-than-Average Contrast Ratio
  • Low Response Time
  • High Frame Rate
  • Good HDR Peak Brightness

Reason to Avoid

  • Disappointing Stand
  • Narrow Viewing Angles
  • Bad Black Uniformity
  • Lousy Local Dimming

Samsung Odyssey G9 Specs

Display TypeQLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution5120 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size49"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyG-Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)337.8667
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)2,986.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)86.0333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)81.9
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)104.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)65.2
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)3.6
Response Time (ms)2
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.3
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)38
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)39
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)28
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)28

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Samsung Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor is a strong overall performer, but its unwieldy design… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    With best-in-class speed and image quality and a 1000R curve, the Samsung 49-Inch Odyssey G9… Read More

    By:

    Matthew Murray
  • Tom’s Guide
    85.11

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Flight-sim and racing fans will go ga-ga over Samsung’s Odyssey G9, a gaming monitor with… Read More

    By:

    Jackie Thomas
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Samsung Odyssey G9 is great for gaming. It has low input lag, a fast… Read More

    By:

    Sean Hollister
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    THE GOODThe most immersive monitor you can buyTop-tier features including searingly bright HDRExcellent display qualityTHE… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • The Verge
    73.89

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Samsung Odyssey G9 is an exercise in luxurious PC gaming, with pretty much every… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald

Customer Scores