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SAMSUNG 32 UR59

Samsung UR59C Review

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The Samsung UR59C’s curvature and impressive color accuracy make it great for office work and productivity, but its low refresh rate and poor connectivity are limiting.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung UR59C is a 32-inch, entry-level display first announced in 2018. The curved display offers a 4K UHD resolution and a 1500R curvature. While its 2500:1 contrast ratio and 60Hz refresh rate may not quite stand up to what some of the best computer monitors on the market have to offer, the UR59C still holds its own with a 4ms response time and wide 178° viewing angles.

This Samsung display boasts Samsung’s proprietary UHD upscaling technology that upconverts SD, HD, and Full HD content to near 4K quality. Color reproduction is also superb, as the display can depict 1.07 billion colors.

Best For

  • Work

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung UR59C is an office monitor with a 1500R curvature, and its 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles make for an immersive viewing experience. It also makes it great for group use, and with a 2500:1 contrast ratio that makes it above average compared to other alternatives in its category, its blacks and whites stay well visible in both bright and poorly lit environments.

This display’s 333-nit brightness rating is pretty average compared to other market options, but its 4ms response time is ideal and allows for faster responsiveness. However, it doesn’t have G-Sync or FreeSync support, and its 60Hz refresh rate is also pretty low.

Reason to Buy

  • Good image quality
    • The UR59C is an impressive productivity display, with good image quality courtesy of its ability to reproduce up to 1.07 billion colors and an impressive 103% coverage of the sRGB color space, placing it in the top 10% of tested monitors.

    • Its above-average 2500:1 contrast ratio is also good enough for problem-free viewing, even in dark environments.

  • Deep blacks and bright whites
    • Blacks and whites are dark and bright on the UR59C, courtesy of its above-average 2500:1 contrast ratio and 139 pixels per inch pixel density.

  • Wide viewing angles
    • Being a curved display, the UR59C has wide viewing angles, making it great for group use. Its curvature also provides an immersive viewing experience.

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited connectivity options
    • The UR59C only features one DisplayPort, one HDMI port, and one 3.5mm output. It doesn’t have any USB ports.

  • Low refresh rate
    • Even though the UR59C is not designed as a gaming monitor, it has a low refresh rate, which is not ideal for gaming.

  • Average brightness
    • Its 333-nit brightness rating makes it average compared to other tested monitors.

Samsung UR59C Specs

Available InputsAvailable Inputs3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI
Bluelight FilterBluelight Filtern/a
Built-In SpeakersBuilt-In SpeakersNo
Built-In WebcamBuilt-In WebcamNo
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenYes
Display TypeLED
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
High Dynamic Range (HDR)No
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating ScreenNo
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)333
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)0
Reflections %0
Horizontal View Angle L0
Horizontal View Angle R0
Vertical View Angle Over0
Vertical View Angle Below0

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Market Context

The Samsung UR59C is a 32-inch, entry-level display first announced in 2018. The curved display offers a 4K UHD resolution and a 1500R curvature. While…

The Samsung UR59C is a 32-inch, entry-level display first announced in 2018. The curved display offers a 4K UHD resolution and a 1500R curvature. While its 2500:1 contrast ratio and 60Hz refresh rate may not quite stand up to what some of the best computer monitors on the market have to offer, the UR59C still holds its own with a 4ms response time and wide 178° viewing angles.

This Samsung display boasts Samsung’s proprietary UHD upscaling technology that upconverts SD, HD, and Full HD content to near 4K quality. Color reproduction is also superb, as the display can depict 1.07 billion colors.

The Samsung UR59C is a 32-inch display, larger than the 27-inch Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35TFWNXA. The UR59C is also curved while the G3 is not,…

The Samsung UR59C is a 32-inch display, larger than the 27-inch Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35TFWNXA. The UR59C is also curved while the G3 is not, but the G3 has a faster 1ms response time than the UR59C, at 4ms. Additionally, the UR59C has a 2500:1 ratio, which is inferior to the G3’s 4000:1 ratio. The UR59C’s 60Hz refresh rate is also lower than the G3’s 144Hz refresh rate, but if you like the G3, learn more about it in our Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35TFWNXA review. For a slightly smaller version of the G3, take a look at our Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30 review.

While the Samsung UR59C has a 333-nit brightness rating, the Samsung Odyssey G5 fares slightly better, with a 300-nit brightness rating. The two displays also…

While the Samsung UR59C has a 333-nit brightness rating, the Samsung Odyssey G5 fares slightly better, with a 300-nit brightness rating. The two displays also have different screen resolutions, as the UR59C is a 4K UHD panel, while the G5 is a QHD panel. We’ve delved into more details on the Odyssey G5 in our Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T review.

At 32 inches, the Samsung UR59C is slightly smaller than the LG UltraWide 40WP95C-W, a 39.7-inch display. The UR59C also has a somewhat higher 333-nit…

At 32 inches, the Samsung UR59C is slightly smaller than the LG UltraWide 40WP95C-W, a 39.7-inch display. The UR59C also has a somewhat higher 333-nit brightness rating than the LG display, which averages 300 nits. Finally, the UR59C has a 2500:1 contrast ratio, while the LG display has a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Check out what else the LG display has in store by going through our LG 40WP95CW review.

Available Inputs

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

Bluelight Filter

n/a

n/a

Built-In Speakers

No

Yes

Built-In Webcam

No

No

Curved Screen

Yes

Yes

Display Type

LED

VA

VA

LED

Flicker Free

Yes

Yes

HDMI Inputs

1

1

1

2

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Samsung UR59C leaves out a few features to achieve its budget 4K price. But… read more

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    Christian Eberle

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