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Samsung 27 Odyssey G30A gaming computer monitor review

Samsung 27 Odyssey G30A gaming computer monitor review

Does it support long time game playing? The G30A’s borderless design allows multiple screens to be placed together for a truly immersive multi monitor setup, allowing gamers of all types to expand their gaming horizons. Eye Saver Mode and Flicker Free technology protect eyes from stress and fatigue — perfect for marathon gaming scenarios and intense competitive gamers. Know about more benefits in Samsung 27 Odyssey G30A gaming computer monitor review.

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Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • FreeSync/G-Sync Compatible
  • Excellent Design
  • High Contrast and Rich Colors
  • Great ergonomics.

Cons:

  • Basic Connectivity
  • Prone to Blurring
  • Low 1080p resolution; text looks a bit blurry

Specs – Samsung 27 Odyssey G30A gaming computer monitor

  • Screen Size: 24 Inches
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution:1920 x 1080 FHD
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms MPRT
  • Stand: Height -Yes
  • Stand: Tilt – Yes
  • Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
  • Connectivity: HDMI 2.0 x 1, DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, VGA x 1, 3.5mm Jack x 1
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 21.34” x 19.45” x 10.46”
  • Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m²
  • Speakers: None
  • Stand: Swivel – Yes
  • Stand: Pivot – Yes
  • VESA Compatibility: Yes (100 x 100)
  • Weight: 9.92 lbs

Samsung 27 Odyssey G30A gaming computer monitor review

Build

It also has a unique three-legged stand. The all-black plastic body has a few gamer-oriented designs on the back panel, but it doesn’t stand out too much if you want to use it in an office environment either.

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Design

The device has a matte black finish. The display is bezel-free on three sides, but you will still see inner borders when it’s in place.

Connectors

The panel at the back includes a slot each for DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and VGA, plus a 3.5mm jack for headphones. It doesn’t carry valuable extras like USB slots, but that’s okay since your PC will surely have some anyway.

DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 1 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI No
VGA 1
DisplayPort Out No
USB No
USB C No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply External Brick

Viewing angle

The Samsung Odyssey G3 has okay horizontal viewing angles. It’s better than most VA panel monitors because there isn’t too much color washout or shift at wide angles, but the image becomes noticeably darker when viewing from the side. It’s not very ideal for sharing your screen with others.

Ergonomics features

The stand included with the Samsung Odyssey G3 offers tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustments by default. The design of the monitor is excellent with ultra-thin bezels and an ergonomic stand capable of up to 130mm height adjustment, +/- 30° swivel, -5°/20° tilt, and 90° pivot.

It’s easy to get a viewing angle that suits your setup and posture, so using aftermarket mounts won’t be necessary. However, VESA mounts can still be used, although you’ll only need them if you have multiple displays or if space is very limited.

Resolution

The Full HD resolution results in a decent pixel density of ~92 PPI (pixels per inch).

  • Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • Megapixels 2.1 MP
  • Pixel Density  82 PPI
  • Screen Diagonal 27.0″
  • Screen Area 310 in²

The 27 inch Samsung G3 has enough screen space for multitasking, but the 1080p resolution results in low pixel density. The smaller 24 inch model would have a higher pixel density, but we didn’t test it.

Brightness

The peak brightness amounts to 250-nits, which is fine under normal lighting conditions, but if you’re using the screen in a really bright room without any blinders or curtains, it might be too dim to mitigate glare even at its maximum brightness setting. Depending on the unit though, the F24G35T is capable of reaching even a bit beyond 300-nits.

Next, the Samsung F24G35T monitor supports 8-bit color depth without dithering and covers ~99% of the sRGB color space.

Contrast ratio

This new generation of flat-screen VA panels also brings improved contrast ratio of ~4,000:1. Even though Samsung specifies a maximum contrast ratio of 3,000:1 for the F24G35T, it goes beyond 4,000:1. Other monitor manufactures using the same panel actually specify a 3,500:1 or 4,000:1 contrast ratio for their models.

Refresh rate & Response time – Samsung 27 Odyssey G30A gaming computer monitor

The Samsung Odyssey G3 has a mediocre response time. The total response time is very slow, resulting in motion blur and smearing. Although VA panels can have noticeable smearing, this one is worse than other monitors like the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T.

Best Overdrive Setting: On
Rise / Fall Time: 7.5 ms
Total Response Time: 23.4 ms
Overshoot Error: 7.9%
Dark Rise / Fall Time: 10.1 ms
Dark Total Response Time: 28.8 ms
Dark Overshoot Error: 4.2%

Added features

You can improve motion clarity a bit by enabling the MPRT option in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu.

MPRT is a Motion Blur Reduction technology that uses backlight strobing to reduce perceived motion blur at a fixed refresh rate of 85Hz or higher.

Input lag performance, on the other hand, is very good at ~4ms of delay, which is not perceptible.

However, it introduces flickering (though invisible to the human eye), reduces picture brightness, and can’t be active at the same time as variable refresh rate.

Performance

The Samsung Odyssey G3 LF24G35T renders 99% sRGB gamut which is on par with most monitors in the same price category. It’s decently vibrant for games, and its default accuracy only has a dE average of 2.77. It’s not dead-accurate like prosumer displays, but most users won’t notice the differences or errors unless they have a better monitor beside it for comparison.

Alternate of Samsung 27 Odyssey G30A gaming computer monitor

Sceptre C305B-200UN 30-Inch Ultrawide Gaming Monitor

WHY WE LIKE IT: Gaming monitors tend to break the bank when it comes to budget, but this top pick from Sceptre delivers all the performance and none of the pain. Sceptre offers a large 30-inch display, 200Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync technology.Pros

  • Excellent curved 30-inch immersive display
  • Fast refresh rate up to 200Hz
  • Pleasantly affordable option

Cons

  • VESA mount is cumbersome

When it comes to computer monitors, Sceptre isn’t a company that will usually jump to the front of your mind, but the C305B-200UN shows us exactly why we are wrong. Sceptre produces an exceptional ultrawide gaming monitor for a price tag that is lower than many traditional ultrawide monitors. The 30-inch display feels large and immersive, with vibrant colors; the 200Hz refresh rate keeps everything feeling smooth while browsing the web or taking out your enemies in your favorite FPS.

Sceptre offers the C305B-200UN with a 2560×1080 resolution display — not a jaw-dropping option, but one that does more than suffice for gaming applications. The integrated AMD FreeSync technology also helps to smooth out video and prevent screen tearing when playing fast-paced video games. The one bit we found cumbersome was installing the VESA mount, but with some patience, it can be installed without issue. If you’re buying this as a second monitor, you might want to pick up the best dual monitor stand while you’re at it.

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