Samsung S32D850T 32 WQHD LED LCD monitor review – how to setup?


What is the refresh rate in Samsung S32D850T 32 WQHD LED LCD monitor? The 1440p resolution is exactly 4x as many pixels as 1280×720, which is what many PS3/Xbox360 games are running at, as well as movies you are streaming or have downloaded. There are excellent options to adjust the height of the monitor(up and down), as well as the swing/pan left and right, and the tilt angle up and down. More covered in Samsung S32D850T 32 WQHD LED LCD monitor review.

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Pros & Cons


  • Versatile, sturdy design
  • Near-100% sRGB coverage
  • Superb contrast ratio and colour temperature
  • Decent Delta E
  • Impressive colour accuracy


  • Mediocre response times
  • Inconsistent brightness uniformity
  • Heavy construction

Specs – Samsung S32D850T 32 WQHD LED LCD monitor

  • Brand Samsung
  • Series S32D850T
  • Screen Size 32 inches (81 centimeters)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.86 cm x 74.17 cm x 44.2 cm
  • Screen Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels (1440p WQHD)
  • Weight 27 lb (12.25 kg)
  • 2.7 in x 29.2 in x 17.4 in
  • Colour Titanium Silver/matte Black

Samsung S32D850T 32 WQHD LED LCD monitor review


The bottom bezel is coated with a subtle brushed metal pattern, but the rest of its forward-facing surfaces are coated with an unassuming mottled finish. There are no sops to style on the stand, either, but it’s impressively sturdy – it anchors the 32in panel to the desk with barely any wobbling


With 130mm of tool-free height adjustment, plenty of horizontal swivelling and the ability to swing round into portrait mode. It’s a similar amount of versatility to the ViewSonic VP2772, which only just outreaches the Samsung with 150mm of height adjustment. The entire unit weighs a hefty 12kg, and it’s 279mm from front to back.


The back houses single dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 connections, and there are numerous USB ports – one to connect to the PC, and four USB 3.0 connectors to use for peripherals. There’s a pair of 3.5mm audio jacks, too. Aside from those audio connections, the ViewSonic offers a similar selection.


That’s not the only aspect of the Samsung’s setup that’s simple. This screen has physical buttons along its bottom edge, and they’re large with clear icons. One opens the main menu, and there are shortcut buttons for common settings such as brightness and contrast, plus another to open the Samsungs’s Eco Mode menu.

Display and resolution

The display size of this extra large monitor is 32 inches. When it comes to the all important specs the max screen resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels. This is a 1440p Samsung monitor. Images appear richly detailed, particularly those with subtle shading, and the measured 2698:1 contrast ratio is very high, making it perfect for viewing darker images, games and movies.

Blacks are inky dark, too; just 0.06 cd/m2 of light leaked through the panel when it displayed pure black images.  We measured a colour sRGB gamut coverage of 96.6 per cent out of the box, with most of that missing 3.4 per cent coming from bright reds and oranges. 

VA panel

Samsung has chosen VA technology – a choice it concedes has been made partially due to budget costs. VA panels make sense for business, as they traditionally have good viewing angles, high brightness levels and deep blacks. And while response times aren’t great, that’s less critical when it comes to office screens.

How to setup Samsung S32D850T 32 WQHD LED LCD monitor?

The S32D850T’s stand is technically impressive. Swivel, tilt and orientation adjustment are all controlled by a single ball and socket-style joint. This setup provides a generous amount of adjustment which can be performed very easily. It’s also height adjustable, so you’ll easily be able to find a position that suits you. 

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Screen Size & Aspect Ratio: 32 inches / 16:9Resolution: 4KPanel Type: IPSRefresh Rate: 144 HzResponse Time (GTG): 1msAdaptive-Sync : FreeSync & G-Sync Compatible


+Bright and sharp picture+Highly saturated color+HDMI 2.1 & DisplayPort 1.4/DSC+USB-C input


-Calibration reduces light output, contrast-Native contrast just average

The MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD offers an excellent combination of good performance that is backed by a wealth of features at a price tag that comes in below $900. In its favor, the 4K gaming display has excellent color saturation, is well-calibrated out of the box and it delivers stunning HDR quality at this price point.Advertisement

In addition, it rocks HDMI 2.1 and a 144Hz refresh rate along with a 1ms GTG response time. We measured peak SDR brightness of 424 nits and over 700 nits with HDR content. Likewise, its color gamut came in at 117% of DCI-P3.

Although the Optix MPG321UR-QD was one of the most colorful monitors we’ve ever tested, we do wish that that monitor had gamma presets, and properly calibrating the display resulted in drop-offs for contrast and light output.

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