At the end of last year the South Korean company presented a series of gaming products and especially the range Odyssey, the screens for this purpose that the firm outlines for users to get the most out of their video games.
This time we have on the test table the new Samsung Oddysey G7, a high-end curved monitor specially designed for gaming. Discover with us its in-depth analysis and know how worth your purchase. We tell you what we think and what the final result of our analysis has been.
Design and materials: Aiming for "gaming"
Honestly, the habit of adding numerous RGB LEDs to everything that aims to be "gaming" is something that does not suit me especially, I prefer sober designs. However, Samsung has managed to shore up this idea without too much fanfare and that has sovereignly surprised us. We start by taking into account one of its most differentiated aspects, the 1000-millimeter curve that is the maximum expression in terms of curved monitors. This is in addition to a reduction of the side and top frames along with an aggressive design at the bottom, topped by two RGB LED screens at each end.
- Weight total: 6,5 Kg
- Sizes base thickness: 710.1 x 594.5 x 305.9 mm
In the back wall we have a well-built support that has a cable passer, as well as an RGB LED ring one more time, that has a trim that will blur the lighting. This will be quite dim in all cases and especially noticeable when we talk about using it completely in the dark, it will be the case in which it will be reflected on the wall. The base is adjustable in height up to 120 centimeters and can: tilt between - 9º and + 13º, rotate - 15º and + 15º and pivot between -2º and + 92º. The monitor is constructed primarily of black plastic with metallic finishes for robustness.
Panel technical characteristics
We start, obviously, with the monitor panel that is perhaps the most relevant among so much paraphernalia. We have a type of 31,5-inch VA panel with 16: 9 aspect ratio very typical. This VA panel and its extremely curved design makes it only enjoyed in its maximum splendor when we position ourselves properly in front of it, we must forget about using it from the bed or from points that are not directly the central one. In this monitor Samsung has opted for the QLED, the technology that has achieved so many successes.
The native resolution of the monitor is 2560 x 1440 pixels, That is not bad at all to be able to enjoy next-generation PC games, as well as absolute compatibility with devices such as PlayStation 5. We have at this point an average brightness of 350 cd / m2 with a maximum of 600 cd / m2 at specific points. Contrast ratio spans up to 2.500: 1 that we do not fancy too much, yes, the synchronization of the panel will be adaptive with NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync compatibility.
The dynamic range it offers, in your case HDR600 It must be said that it has not seemed excessively striking either. The refresh rate, yes, is the highest on the market without overclocking, reaching up to 240 Hz. On the other hand, at 240 Hz we can only use it with a color depth of 8 bits, we would have to go down to a modest 144 Hz to enjoy a 10-bit panel. On the other hand.
Configuration and connectivity
This monitor has a integrated software system to be operated by the joystick at the bottom. In it we are going to find settings both at the level of connectivity and configuration, although they have not seemed excessively intuitive to me. We can handle refresh rate issues among others. In it we will see in real time the "impu-tlag" that in any case has remained intact in 1ms at least in our tests.
Moving on to connectivity, we are going to find two standard-size USB 3.0 ports, a traditional USB Hub port in case we want to add some kind of more interesting addition, as well as two DisplayPort 1.4 ports and an HDMI 2.0 port. You will not miss absolutely anything, unless you are looking for sound, you will have a headphone output but forget about the speakers. For more detail, By including only an HDMI port, we could even find some snag when adding a sound bar to improve our overall experience.
Use experience and valuation
With something so radical we always have a bittersweet taste. In this case its lofty curvature is to love or to hate. A 1000R curve makes a lot of sense on such a monitor, even though no one had tested it so far. This screen completely envelops us and occupies most of our visual field, this has a clear advantage over playing. The initial impression after a first contact with the monitor is one of true amazement, impossible not to be surprised.
You get used to it quickly, especially when you are only going to use it to play. When you plan to work with him, things change, and it is for this reason, added to its radical curvature, which is a rather not very versatile monitor, very designed for its purpose, «gaming». The immersion is absolute, but it is designed solely and exclusively for the gamer public. However, having two monitors of this size on the desktop seems difficult, so you should be clear about the price to pay when you decide to use it for other purposes, because watching movies in a game position may not be the most comfortable.
While we were conducting the analysis, we have verified that Samsung has released a firmware update for the monitor, this is installed very easily through any of its USB ports and gives a good sign of the support that it has behind. However, the price is a real madness, only available to those who want to make the most of their capabilities in this regard,Samsung G7 (C32G73TQSU) ...
This has been our in-depth analysis of Samsung's Odyssey G7, an extremely curved and extremely radical monitor for the most gamers, remember that you can leave us any questions in the comment box.
- Editor's rating
- 4 star rating
- Odyssey G7
- Review of: Miguel Hernández
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- DesignEditor: 80%
- ConnectivityEditor: 60%
- PerformanceEditor: 90%
- PanelEditor: 90%
- Price qualityEditor: 75%
- Very radical curve
- High compatibility and good refresh rate
- Technical support and good design
- Many more ports are missing
- A price within the reach of few