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Samsung Odyssey G9 Review Rundown

SamsungPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 93%
Pros**
  • DisplayHDR 1000
  • Ultra-wide form factor
  • 1000 curvature
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments
  • High 2500:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • High 96.03 % screen-to-body ratio
Cons**

    Summary

    The Samsung Odyssey G9 is a super ultrawide gaming monitor with a curved 49-inch screen that gets incredibly bright while delivering smooth motion and vivid color. The monitor's Nvidia G-Sync Compatible adaptive sync appears to work very well, keeping up with frame rates that exceed the monitor's native refresh rate. It has a VA panel, but its contrast ratio is only decent, making blacks look grayish in the dark. The Samsung has a bigger screen for a more immersive gaming experience.
    This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

    Rundown

    pcmag[1]

    Sentiment Score[*] 83%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
    The Samsung Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor is expensive. It offers an incredible (and huge) picture thanks to its class-leading brightness and contrast. It handles fast motion very smoothly, and while input lag is slightly higher than we like to see in a high-end gaming monitor, it's still quite low and should satisfy most gamers.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Class-leading brightness and contrast
    • Superb color accuracy
    • Excellent motion handling
    Cons[**]
    • Input lag could be lower

    rtings[2]

    Sentiment Score[*] 45%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
    The Samsung Odyssey G9 is an overall good monitor. It has great gaming performance thanks to its low input lag, fast response time, and high refresh rate. Its large screen provides plenty of space to work comfortably, and it has a high pixel density to render text clearly. Unfortunately, it has sub-par ergonomics and narrow viewing angles, which isn't ideal for sharing content or playing co-op games.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Large screen and high resolution
    • Low input lag
    • High pixel density
    • Wide color gamut
    Cons[**]
    • Sub-par viewing angles
    • Mediocre contrast ratio
    • Terrible local dimming feature

    t3[3]

    Sentiment Score[*] 69%
    Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
    Odyssey G9 is the best ultra-wide gaming monitor on the market. Its 109ppi, 5120x1440 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate will require a serious gaming machine to fulfil its potential. PBP (picture-by-picture) mode also deserves a shoutout, and should interest streamers, YouTube tutorial obsessives and anyone gaming with friends on video chat.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • G-sync and FreeSync
    • Bright, vibrant screen
    • Excellent PBP (picture-by-picture) mode
    Cons[**]
    • Very heavy
    • No built-in speakers

    techradar[4]

    Sentiment Score[*] 90%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
    The Samsung Odyssey G9 is an absolute masterclass when it comes to productivity. The wide field of vision helps boost immersion in games like Assassins Creed Odyssey. Samsung has also included built-in picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture support. The 5,120 x 1,440 display resolution isn't quite 4K, but it's close.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Gorgeous design
    • Built-in picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture support
    • Great value for money
    Cons[**]
    • Expensive for a gaming monitor

    tomsguide[5]

    Sentiment Score[*] 78%
    Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
    Odyssey G9's gaming-focused features were a delightful plus in almost every scenario. Its 1ms gray-to-gray response time kept our interactions in games snappy. The large amount of space is not universally well utilized. If you have a high-end graphics card, a spare $1,700 or so, an excess of desk space (or a sizable hunk of wall), you probably won't be disappointed.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Sleek, premium design
    • Gorgeous 4K display
    • High refresh rate (up to 240 Hz)
    • Comfortable keyboard and mouse
    Cons[**]
    • Expensive for what you get

    tomshardware[6]

    Sentiment Score[*] 83%
    Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
    The 49-Inch Odyssey G9 ships in its Custom picture mode and does not require calibration. Normal color temp is right on D65, and gamma mode 1 is perfectly in line with 2.2 spec. Color gamut accuracy is also excellent for both DCI-P3, plus sRGB if you choose the sRGB mode.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Incredibly bright
    • Excellent color gamut accuracy
    • Good speakers and headphones
    Cons[**]
    • No HDR
    • No HDR

    trustedreviews[7]

    Sentiment Score[*] 78%
    Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
    The Samsung Odyssey G9 is one of the most ambitious gaming monitors on the market. The 49-inch diagonal dominates any desk, and it’s paired with a 32:9 aspect ratio, a vast 5120 x 1440 resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate and the 1000R curve. Build quality is rock-solid, and the panel has two DisplayPort connectors, an HDMI port and two USB 3.0 ports. It works with AMD and Nvidia graphics cards and delivers butter-smooth performance in the fastest games thanks to the latest syncing technology.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Super-wide design
    • Great contrast
    • Great value for money
    Cons[**]
    • Mediocre backlight bleed

    References

    1. ^ Samsung Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor Review. pcmag. 2020-12-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    2. ^ Samsung Odyssey G9 Monitor Review. rtings. 2020-10-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    4. ^ Samsung Odyssey G9 review. techradar. 2020-12-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    5. ^ Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor review: Ridiculous in the best possible way. tomsguide. 2021-07-12 Retrieved 2021-07-14.
    6. ^ Samsung 49-Inch Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor Review: Big Screen, Big 1000R Curve. tomshardware. 2021-06-15 Retrieved 2021-06-18.
    7. ^ Samsung Odyssey G9 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
    **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
    ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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