BEST SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor Review LC27G55TQWNXZA

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SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA. Introducing the G5 Odyssey’s high-performance line-up of Full HD and Quad HD curved gaming monitors. The G5 range hosts a variety of next-level performance and visual upgrades at a fantastic price point, allowing gamers to pick and choose the model that’s right for the games they love to play.

BEST 27 inch SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor Review

Size:27″  Gaming Monitor

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SAMSUNG Odyssey G5 Series 27-Inch WQHD (2560x1440) Gaming Monitor, 144Hz, Curved, 1ms, HDMI, Display...
  • UNMATCHED IMMERSION: Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain
  • STUNNING WQHD: Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space...
  • EXPRESS 144Hz REFRESH RATE: More than double your potential frame production, with the Odyssey G5. With a 144hz super smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen
  • LIGHTNING FAST 1ms RESPONSE TIMES: A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving...
  • AMD FREESYNC PREMIUM: Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene...

 

Highlights:

 

UNMATCHED IMMERSION: Get your head in the game with SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain

STUNNING WQHD: Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action

EXPRESS 144Hz REFRESH RATE: More than double your potential frame production, with the SAMSUNG 27 Inch G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA. With a 144hz super-smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen

SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA

 

LIGHTNING FAST 1ms RESPONSE TIMES: A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving information as fast as technologically possible

AMD FREESYNC PREMIUM: Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly

AWE-INSPIRING GRAPHICS WITH HDR10: A kaleidoscope of shades brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before. Uncover the secrets hiding in the shadows with deep dark blacks, luminous whites, and outstandingly detailed resolution

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Features:

1000R Curved Screen.  A little beast SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor with 1000R Curved Screen, 144Hz, 1ms, FreeSync Premium, QHD  model LC27G55TQWNXZA

Unmatched immersion

Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain.

 

Unmatched screen resolution

Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action.

HDR10

Truly realistic HDRAwe-inspiring graphics with HDR10. A kaleidoscope of shades brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before. Uncover the secrets hiding in the shadows with deep dark blacks, luminous whites, and outstandingly detailed resolution.

AMD FreeSync Premium

Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly.

Samsung has been pushing the Odyssey range since CES 2020 as Blur Buster previously reported here, and Samsung has now brought forward two more monitors into the range, known as the C32G55T and the C27G55T.

Both monitors will form part of the Odyssey G5 series and include VA panels with 1000R curvatures. As you can tell from the models, the Samsung C32G55T is a 32-inch monitor while the C27G55T is a 27-inch monitor.

They’ll both ship with 2560×1440 resolutions and have AMD FreeSync Premium and 144Hz refresh rates as standard.

The monitors will have a 1ms MPRT response time and according to the full specs on Samsung’s site, provide 250 nits of brightness and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. Both screens have two HDMI 2.0 pots and DisplayPort 1.2 ports.

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SAMSUNG Odyssey G5 Series 27-Inch WQHD (2560x1440) Gaming Monitor, 144Hz, Curved, 1ms, HDMI, Display...
  • UNMATCHED IMMERSION: Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain
  • STUNNING WQHD: Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space...
  • EXPRESS 144Hz REFRESH RATE: More than double your potential frame production, with the Odyssey G5. With a 144hz super smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen
  • LIGHTNING FAST 1ms RESPONSE TIMES: A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving...
  • AMD FREESYNC PREMIUM: Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene...

Customer Reviews

Review #1  That curve is so deep.

Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2020

Size: 32″Verified Purchase
First off come on Samsung you provide an HDMI but not a display port cable…. That’s just cheap. Very little black smear. No dead pixels at all and it’s crisp clean and the color is just amazing for a VA panel. Ots on par with my ips panels.
Just beautiful for the price with the awesome response time. A gem for gaming at 1440p in its price class. Though of competitive save you pennies for the g7 or if you are a flat out baller the g9 is incredible.
If I had managed to secure a 3080 I would have got either a g9 or a cx48 but alas I am waiting to make the big purchase until I can drive that beast. Thanks for looking and know for some the curve will be too much but the immersion is unsurpassed.  Yes, I would recommend buying this SAMSUNG 27 Inch G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA.  It is 5 stars in my books other people may have their opinion.  You make the choice.
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Review #2

We have been testing this SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA for over a week now to see how we feel about it. Gaming monitors can be a tricky beast to really narrow everything down to a single score. So time is needed to bring out the best thoughts and I think we are there.

Something we mention about many of the extreme curves is that the curved effect will take time to get used to if you’ve never used one (curved screen) before. Some find that after staring long enough, looking off to a flat monitor results in the picture looking distorted for a moment (almost like a reverse fish-eye effect). So for multi-monitor setups, I’d say you may be best keeping them all curved assuming the angle works ok with your setup (desk, how they are mounted, etc). That being said, through time, your eyes should become adjusted and this should go away (if it even happens at all).

Is it worth it to go curved? When it comes to TVs, not until you get around 70″ and above. We find anything smaller than that and you just aren’t going to get much out of it due to the distance. However, with monitors, this is different since you are sitting right in front of it. 32-inches is the sweet spot for curved monitors. 27-inches at the smallest, but your eyes will adjust easier (in our opinion) to a curved 32 in our experience. This monitor fits the slipper and does quite well with this.

We found there to be an ever-so-slightly tint to the image, so you will be spending time within the menu to calibrate it to its best capabilities when it comes to color balance. If you take this seriously, make sure to use the proper graphics/instructions or calibration software to get through the process. You will thank yourself as this monitor has the ability to look pretty nice when finished. For us, we spent less than 5 minutes messing around with the settings until we liked what we saw.

It has all the right features for gaming, from a refresh to 1440p, to FreeSync. 32-inches of the screen helps a lot as well. This is also the best size when it comes to video editing as you get to fit a lot of accessories/panels/tools into one screen while still being able to see everything.
We do like the menu a lot. It features a user-friendly menu to bounce around and make adjustments with. There is no question when it comes to how to operate it and it looks nice as well.

The power cable needs improvement as it doesn’t feel as snug and locked in as it could be. We have seen worse though.

We plan to spend a lot of time in front of this SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA, so we will make sure to update if anything else rolls into thought. For what it is though, this is a very nice screen.

 

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SAMSUNG Odyssey G5 Series 27-Inch WQHD (2560x1440) Gaming Monitor, 144Hz, Curved, 1ms, HDMI, Display...
  • UNMATCHED IMMERSION: Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain
  • STUNNING WQHD: Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space...
  • EXPRESS 144Hz REFRESH RATE: More than double your potential frame production, with the Odyssey G5. With a 144hz super smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen
  • LIGHTNING FAST 1ms RESPONSE TIMES: A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving...
  • AMD FREESYNC PREMIUM: Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene...

 

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Review #3  Great Entry Gaming Monitor

As a casual gamer, I really like this SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA. The images are clear and are a vast improvement over my 60hz gaming monitor. Going from 24″ to 32″ is a huge difference, and for work purposes, I really like all the available screen space. I had been looking at other gaming monitors of this size (Gigabyte, Spectre) but was hesitant because of some of the comments about dealing with their warranty service. I’m hoping that a name brand like Samsung would be a better experience if needed.

My only gripes are related to the monitor controls, and the monitor stand. It was a little weird to get used to one button but I have that figured out now. At this price point, the monitor stand should be adjustable. It tilts up and down, but mine had a tendency to drop over time. And it is just a little flimsy, and bounces if I bump my desk. I will probably end up buying an adjustable monitor arm at some point.

Overall, I like the SAMSUNG G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor LC27G55TQWNXZA!  I give it 4.5 Stars for my purpose and needs.  Maybe you have your opinion but it is a good gaming monitor for my needs.

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SPECIFICATIONS Gaming Monitor

Flat/Curved Curved
Curvature 1000R
Resolution 2,560 x 1,440
Aspect Ratio 16:09
Brightness (Typical) 250
Brightness (Min) 200
Static Contrast Ratio 2,500:1(Typ.)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega ∞ DCR
HDR HDR10
Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical) 178°(H)/178°(V)
Response Time 1 (MPRT)
Active Display Size (H x V) 596.736(H)x335.664(V)
Color Support Max 16.7M
Screen Size (Class) 27
Panel Type VA
Frame Rate Max 144Hz
Type External Adaptor
Power Supply Type AC 100~240V
Power Consumption (Max) 48
Power Consumption (Off Mode) 0.5
Max Stand By Power (DPMS) 0.5
Features Wall-Mount (Size mm)
75 x 75
Windows Certification Windows 10
Eye Saver Mode Yes
FreeSync AMD
Flicker Free Yes
Off Timer Plus Yes
Screen Size Optimizer Yes
Black Equalizer Yes
Low Input Lag Mode Yes
Refresh Rate Optimizor Yes
Super Arena Gaming UX Yes
Refresh Rate Max 144Hz
FreeSync Premium Range Yes
Headphone Yes
Set with Stand (inches) 24.28 x 18.8 x 10.73 in
Package Dimension 26.73 x 7.6 x 17.24 in
Set Weight without Stand 9.0 lb
Power Cable Length 1.5 m
HDMI Cable Yes
Color BLACK
Tilt -2 ~ 18
Stand Type SIMPLE
Wall Mount 75 x 75
Temperature 10~40 ℃
Humidity 10~80,non-condensing %

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SAMSUNG Odyssey G5 Series 27-Inch WQHD (2560x1440) Gaming Monitor, 144Hz, Curved, 1ms, HDMI, Display...
  • UNMATCHED IMMERSION: Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain
  • STUNNING WQHD: Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space...
  • EXPRESS 144Hz REFRESH RATE: More than double your potential frame production, with the Odyssey G5. With a 144hz super smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen
  • LIGHTNING FAST 1ms RESPONSE TIMES: A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving...
  • AMD FREESYNC PREMIUM: Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene...

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