(LC32G75TQSNXZA) Samsung Odyssey G7 Review

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8.6 Total Score
EXCELLENT

The Samsung Odyssey G7 (LC32G75TQSNXZA) is a stellar 32-inch gaming monitor with great colours, a buttery smooth 240Hz refresh rate and an immersive 1000R curve, with both AMD Freesync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync support.

PROS
  • 240Hz refresh at 1440p
  • Great HDR
  • Impressive VA Panel
  • G-Sync and FreeSync
CONS
  • No speakers
  • OSD controls awkwardly placed

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is a dream monitor for gamers full of firsts in the world of gaming monitors. It’s the first screen we’ve seen to rock an extreme 1000R curvature and the first VA (Vertical Alignment) panel that boasts a 1ms GTG (grey to grey) response time.

Disruptive as these features are, however, they are not the only impressive features on this monitor. The Odyssey G7 model we’re reviewing – the LC32G75TQSNXZA, or simply LC32G75T- has a refresh rate of up to 240Hz, supports Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync, and has a QLED Quantum Dot panel that reproduces up to 95% of the DCI-P3 colors. Samsung has truly elevated PC gaming to a new level here.

Samsung Odyssey G7 Specs

  • Panel size: 32-inch
  • Panel type: VA
  • Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
  • Brightness: 350 nits
  • Contrast: 2,500:1
  • Pixel response: 1ms
  • Refresh rate: 240Hz
  • Curvature: 1000R
  • Weight: 18.08 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.37 x 27.96 x 17.29 inches

Price and Configurations

Despite the splendid feature set, the cost of the Samsung G7 monitor isn’t sky-high. Indeed, the list price for the 32-in we’re reviewing is under $800 (check the link below for the exact price), and the 27in (LC27G75TQSNXZA) costs much less. That’s decent value compared with other HDR gaming monitors we’ve reviewed recently.

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Both the Asus TUF VG28UQL1A and Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ cost slightly more than the Odyssey G7 and yet have some inferior specifications. The former is certified at HDR400 and has a 144Hz IPS panel. The ROG Swift has a 175Hz IPS panel.

Design – A gaming behemoth

The Odyssey G7 in this review is a pretty big piece of kit. It measures 31.5in diagonally and the large V-shaped stand is a whole 30cm deep. If you need it smaller, it’s also available as a 27in monitor with the same resolution and feature allocations. Well, we’ve seen bigger monitors like the Dell S3422DWG at this price range, with a 34-inch VA panel, by the G7 gets a curve that’s never easy to spot in the market.

Despite the big size, Samsung didn’t think of pushing it into the 4K class. While many would’ve wished to have 4K here, it’s, however, in many ways a relief. The lower resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 ensures that your games look reasonably sharp without the need to hit 4K. Plus, you won’t have to spend lots of money on a top-end graphics card in order to satisfy your craving for high frame rates.

Samsung Odyssey G7 front

High-end monitors like the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ (3840 x 2160) deliver the luxury of 4K gaming, but they cost hundreds of dollars more. Again, you’ll need an equally high-end gaming PC like the HP Omen 30L (Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU) that can push high frames rates on modern titles like Battlefield 1 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. A pretty expensive gaming combination right there.

However, if you already own or thinking of a midrange gaming PC like the CyberPowerPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 (GeForce RTX 3060) or the Skytech Shiva (RTX 3080) with satisfying 1440p gameplay, the Samsung Odyssey G7 is worth investing.

As you might expect with gaming monitors, the LC32G75T has a generous array of connectivity options. It doesn’t have a USB-C port, but you do get a two-port USB hub with fast charging, a 3.5mm headset jack, a pair of DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, and one HDMI 2.0 input. Another less exciting feature is the RGB lighting at the rear surrounding the pivot on the ergonomic stand.

Performance – Crisp image quality on a 1000R curve

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is a VA panel with a matte finish, which all but eliminates the worst glare and, in normal use even without the fancy HDR mode enabled, delivers excellent image quality.

Among its many impressive features, the Samsung LC32G75T is HDR600 certified, reaching up to a rated 600cd/m2 peak brightness with HDR-enabled games and video content. Well, that’s below the brightest HDR TVs, but at close quarters (the point where you typically look at the monitor from), it’s reassuringly bright enough.

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The LC32G75T’s extreme 1000R curve is a real asset here, not only for gaming but for general use too. While a 21:9 or 32:9 screen is enough to cover more of a user’s peripheral vision, the sheer height of a 32-inch monitor really draws you in while providing a familiar shape for workday tasks. You can see a full page in a word processor or 60 rows of a spreadsheet, but these things are difficult to accomplish on a 34-inch ultra-wide. Image distortion is never an issue on the Samsung G7.

With the monitors’ local dimming mode turned off and sRGB mode enabled, the panel reaches a peak brightness of 351cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1,862:1 with 99.5% coverage of the sRGB gamut. Enabling Dynamic Brightness raises the contrast to an eye-popping 2,393:1 (but you sacrifice color accuracy), while the peak brightness tops out at 551cd/2 with local dimming and Windows HDR mode.

Assuming your graphics card is capable of pushing high frames, this is pretty all you need for stunning-looking content with HDR content. Everything from Netflix shows to HDR-enabled games like Resident Evil 7 will look eye-popping colorful and bright.

Samsung Odyssey G7 back

The panel’s responsiveness is equally impressive. With a 1ms GTG response time (super-fast for a VA panel), and 240Hz refresh rate ensures that there’s absolutely no smearing or blurring when gaming.

Both AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility work well, running at 240Hz with HDR through the DisplayPort input. For instance, frame rates in Tomb Raider hit 201 frames per second (fps) a few times, with sustained speeds of around 180 fps. Coupled with super-fast panel response, this results in motion and input lag that are free of artifacts or distractions.

The only drawback on the Samsung Odyssey G7 is the stand that’s quite deep and occupies lots of desk space, around 30 cm from front to back. Plus, I’m not a fan of having OSD controls in the center and right below the display, I’d prefer them on the right -right or left- hand, for easy access.

Verdict – Extreme in every way

The Samsung Odyssey G7 brings a number of firsts in the popular world of PC gaming and productivity. It’s the first VA monitor with a 1ms GTG response time and the first to feature a dramatic 1000R curvature. Beyond that, it has impressive image quality across the board, looks wonderful in HDR, plus it’s super responsive and is very smooth on modern, fast-paced games.

Couple that with a very palatable price, for both the 27 -in and 32-in models and the Samsung Odyssey G7 is an instant hit. If you’re looking for high frame rate gaming but not ready to sacrifice color quality, it’s fine to invest your money here.

Last update on 2022-12-09 at 12:51 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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(LC32G75TQSNXZA) Samsung Odyssey G7 Review
(LC32G75TQSNXZA) Samsung Odyssey G7 Review
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