Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49" WQHD 240Hz 1ms GTG Curved VA LED G-Sync FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS49AG952NNXZA)
- 49-inch screen with 5120 x 1440 WQHD native resolution produces clear and detailed images in fantastic clarity
- Dual QHD design looks like two QHD monitors sitting side by side to give you an all-round view in your FPS games
- 240Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time lets you see crisp and fluid frames in high-speed action scenes
- G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro support is compatible with your AMD or NVIDIA graphic cards for smooth and stutter-free visuals without any screen ghosting or screen tearing
- Quantum HDR 2000 technology offers 2000nits peak brightness and 1000000:1 MEGA DCR contrast ratio for amazing colour reproduction and deep blacks which give you an advantage especially in Ray Tracing games
- Quantum Matrix technology with Quantum Mini LEDs refines the visuals with 12-bit black levels and 2048 local dimming zones
- 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles make the screen visible from various locations
- 1000R curved screen with 32:9 aspect ratio adds to the immersion in your gameplay
- CoreSync has multiple color modes that match with your on-screen colours to make your gaming experience even more immersive
- Picture-by-Picture lets you view a second video source up to 25% of the screen so you can game, watch, and chat at the same time
- Auto Source Switch+ detects the connected devices and instantly produces the signals from those connected sources
- Tilt, height, and swivel stand with 100 x 100 VESA mounts offers plenty of viewing convenience
- One DisplayPort, two HDMI ports, one headphone port, and two USB ports for connecting video sources, audio devices, flash storage, and more
- Power Cable
- HDMI Cable
- DP Cable
- USB 3.0 Cable
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Of the 217 reviewers who responded, 135 would recommend this product.
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- Best monitor on the market- October 4, 2019
I bought this monitor back in June of 2019 on amazon, I upgraded from using asus' pg279q gaming monitor. And I have to say this was the best decision I have ever made. I was worried about it being free sync and not gsync because I read everywhere that gsync has less ghosting and tearing compared to free sync. This was not an issue with free sync 2. On nvidia control I was able to activate gsync on this monitor and I honestly cant tell any difference between asus' gsync monitors with smoothness of the screen other than the samsung having a much higher and better color range and brightness. The best part about this monitor is being able to play games in 32:9 format, it's an experience like trying VR for the first time. You will just be blown away.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Ultimate Monitor for Ultimate Gamers- December 15, 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] --- SETUP --- This monitor took me about 2 hours to set up. This includes reading the manual, separating all the parts, screwing what needs screwing, and asking for a second person to help carry it to its final location. --- FEATURES --- The monitor features a refresh rate of 240Hz, 5120 x 1440 Maximum, Native resolution, 1 millisecond response time, FreeSync Premium Pro (AMD Adaptive Sync), G-Sync Compatible (NVIDIA Adaptive Sync), and 49 inches to boast about. Additionally, it has 2 HDMI 2.1 ports, 1 1.4 Display port, 2 USB2.0 Type A ports, and a headphones jack. Height and tilt are adjustable. Supports HDR 10, and HDR 10+. --- EXPECTATIONS and PERFORMANCE --- When you open this monitor, your eyes will be stunned at the beauty of this monster. My monitor is white on the back, and with the giant circle where the arm of the stand goes, it almost looked like a Sci-Fi weapon from Halo. It included 1 HDMI cable, 1 display port cable, a USB cable, and the power supply cable. The instruction manual highly encourages you to plug every cable in before assembly, as part of the assembly includes connecting a cover to hide all the cables that may stick out from behind the monitor. The cover of the cables is a nice touch, but it will effectively shorten your cable length because it has to run down the stand before you can get enough length to use it. I tried the cover at first, but ended up removing it to get the extra length I needed for the various things I plugged this monito to. GAMING: For gaming, I plugged in my Xbox Series X on HDMI port 1 and my MSI Delta 240hz gaming laptop with Ryzen R7-5800H Processor, Radeon RX6700M graphics card, 16GB Memory. For comparison, I downloaded Halo Infinite on both my Series X and my laptop. It is truly a stunning view to behold! Since the HDMI port is a 2.1, my Xbox was able to open the game at 4K 120Hz and it looked stunning. Definitely a step up from my previous 1440/60 setup. Game animation was fluid and you can tell the difference between 60Hz and 120 Hz. I then switched over to my PC and played the same game. This time, at a 4K resolution, it left me breathless. It will be hard to go back to another monitor that isn’t this one. My wife happened to walk by when I was playing and she just uttered, “WOW,” looking at how gorgeous the landscapes looked. I then tried Forza Horizon 5 and you can tell this monitor gives you something extra special with racing games. Game after game, the monitor kept showing me what an extra wonderful experience gaming can be with the proper hardware and setup. One of my favorite features was the picture in picture mode. When I had to do some work from home, I would turn on picture in picture and use the Xbox on the left side of the screen while I had my work space on the right side of the screen. This allowed me to gradually make progress for my work between matches of Halo multiplayer. Just for testing, I really enjoyed the fact that I could have Halo on the left and Death Loop on the PC on the right side of the monitor. Definitely not the ideal way to play both games, but it is a fun concept and there might be a potential use for that. For now, my summer streaming setup will be much easier seeing as how now I have so much more desktop space to move windows when streaming with Streamlabs OBS. Finally, in preparing for this review, I read several comments from previous owners. There might have been an issue with an older model of this monitor. However, when mine arrived, there was a sticker that had a manufacturing date of August 2021. Also, the ports on this monitor are HDMI 2.1, so it will work great with your PS5 or Xbox Series X, if that’s what you game on. For PC, your best experience is to use a display port if you have one. --- APPROVAL --- If you want to be the ultimate gamer, have the ultimate gaming experience, and want to be fully immersed in your narrative, multiplayer, or simulation experiences, get this pronto!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Incredibly colors, fantastic HDR. Very immersive.- December 19, 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been looking for a good monitor that really brings out the HDR highlights in stuff. Reviews on this unit have been all over the place. Some say it's excellent, others say to stay away. So far my experience has been nothing but excellent. A little background on the build I'm using to drive this thing is a PC I built that has a 5800X, 32GB RAM, AMD Reference 6900 XT. I'm currently running the monitor over DisplayPort. Some of the complaints I've read were stemming from how the HDR didn't work. Samsung has been working on getting it to work properly and so far, I can report that it's working great. I've so far tested out a couple HDR enabled games. One thing to note, if you want to watch videos in your browser, be it Netflix, YouTube or any other streaming platform, you need to ensure that Hardware Acceleration is enabled in the browsers advanced settings. I made this mistake with Brave Browser and once I enabled it, I got the HDR option to appear in YouTube, from then on, everything worked perfectly. Forza Horizon 5 and it looks fantastic. I play the HDR games on the Dynamic setting through Samsung's OSD settings. Standard is still decently bright and good enough to bring out highlights, though Dynamic does feel a fair bit brighter. Outside of games and just on the desktop, things aren't near as washed out as they were previously. Mine unit arrived with the 1008 firmware which is the latest. I'll be routinely looking out for further updates. Response times are fantastic. Everything just feels very smooth. In some games I was playing on my other monitor, whenever I would drop below 60 FPS, it just would feel smooth, things felt stuttery. On this monitor, I don't see this at all. It does have G-Sync support, however as I'm using an AMD card, it offers FreeSync Premium Pro. I do have Anti-Lag and their other features on, which my other Ultrawide supported, but there's something else that just makes this monitor leaps and bounds better. With Destiny 2, the HDR just doesn't work right, so no fault of Samsung here. Borderlands 3 it looks great however due to some patches from last year scaling broke so certain UI things are offscreen and there's not been an update from them. No Man's Sky, I really have to say that this game just has to be seen with HDR on. With there being quadrillions of planets and Biomes with varying visuals, quite literally, seeing is believing. Another game I tested out with the HDR on was Cyberpunk 2077, and again as with No Man's Sky, you really have to see it for yourself. I almost forgot, but I did manage to test the HDR in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade on PC and there the HDR is hit and miss. In some areas I notice terrible blurring and or blooming, other areas looked absolutely fantastic. One common misconception, one I've been prone to believing is that with HDR enabled, color's appear washed out. This far from the case. So long as you have display that's capable of displaying the content the way it was mastered, this won't be something you encounter. While Windows itself doesn't support it on the desktop, which is why it looks "washed out", the things that do support and can take advantage of it work wonderfully. That said, the perception of it being washed out is due to the display not supporting HDR, or just not being capable enough of bringing out the colors and highlights due to insufficient brightness. Forza Horizon 5 and No Man's Sky seemed like it was suffering from this, however in their case it was due to the colors being more accurately represented. Without HDR, everything becomes less muted, but also more inaccurate, hence the washed out colors. Per Samsung's claim, this is supposed to be 2000 nit's capable. From everything I've researched, the unit only hit's half of that. I don't know if they measure it differently though. Either way, even at 1000, I can make out things so much more than on my previous HDR400 capable display. So, is this display perfect? No, certainly not, but there's not much I can really nitpick on. With the Mini-LED backlighting, I can say that on certain colors, such as grey, you can see what appears to be light bleed. It does seem there are a set number of zones of the LED's. You can see that they are in a square or rectangular grid. Taking a guess as I wasn't able to find information on it, there's 32 rows of LED's and 64 columns, which would bring it to 2048 Mini-LED's used for the backlighting. It can be noticed in some fast movement games where the screen takes moment to adjust. Other games I didn't really notice it such as RPG or RTS games. My biggest issue with the monitor is the inputs. From my research, the G9 that preceded this unit had 2 DisplayPort connections, this model sadly only has 1, but it has 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs if you opt to connect a console like the Xbox Series or PS5. I did not test my PS5 on it as for one, Sony doesn't seem to want to enable the use of anything outside 1080p or 2160p, so it would be wasted here. The Series X/S would be better suited since they can output at 1080, 1440 or 2160, so you could in theory run your PC on once side and your console on the other, or any other input device for that matter. I really am finding it hard to find any other cons as everything that most had issues with, are resolved, or are being resolved in firmware updates. There are 2 USB 3.0 Ports to connect your devices to which is a great feature. The ergonomics are fine. I do wish the stand went up higher as I'm on the taller side and I use a standing desk so it's a bit of give and take for comfort versus usability. It does tilt and swivel. You cannot rotate it, not that'd probably want to anyways since that much screen vertically would be awful! Overall, if you're looking for one massive screen, be it for work or play, this is really hard to beat. You get more than usable HDR for movies, games, TV shows etc, the enormous width give you plenty of space to multitask, though because of the curvature, sharing your screen with others is not ideal, but for productivity such as working in immense spreadsheets, this is a dream display. If you've got the money just lying around and want the best Ultrawide display available on the market, this is the way to go. I'm adding some screenshots, none are in HDR as you wouldn't be able to tell without a capable display and the screenshots don't really show what I'm actually seeing nor do the display justice, but if your store has one on display, you just have to experience it for yourself.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- What did you really expect? God-like display.- December 11, 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] There is NOTHING like this on the gaming market. How’s that for the opening line? The ultimate form of evolution of gaming, This is a multi-use monitor At 49 inches; the beautiful colors lash across this screen with MiniLED. This is the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9: The Real Future of Gaming Monitors. There is absolutely nothing like the Neo G9 because this is the pinnacle of PC gaming/entertainment. (My purpose of this monitor is completely gaming-related.) Design: There is no denying it. While it’s huge it certainly looks beautiful to my eyes. I like the white and black look to the Odyssey Neo G9 complement each other without alienating you. There’s a headphone stand that can pop out from the back of the monitor so you can place your headset on it. People don’t think it’s useful but I rather have it than not on something of this price point. You can take off the cover of the back to get to the inputs you need. The design is a gamer focus one but it’s not that over the top as a monitor in person… Well unless you count Samsung’s Infinity core lighting. A gigantic RGB ring on the back of the monitor. Yes. A feature I’m not even sure I care about but glad it’s there? The thing with the infinity core lighting is that I love the way it looks. Give the impression the G9 was designed by Aperture science because this looks like GLaDOS from Portal 2. But then comes the caveat of you not ever seeing the back of the monitor to really care what the RGB looks like. On top of the lights not bright enough to bounce off the wall; it’s a feature I don’t think gamers care about. But the point is I wish there was more RGB on the back or none at all. If RGB is bothering you just turn them off which you can do here. Infinity core can sync to the display colors and flashes the RGB ring on the back to those colors. But again they are not bright enough. You will need a reasonable amount of space to place this monitor down so I recommend having a big desk. This is a whole lot of hardware and one that really shouldn’t be moved that much once placed down. Odyssey monitor can swivel, tilt, pivot and there is height Adjustment. There is VESA mount support for the Neo G9 so you can use your arms on here as well. Display: A head-turner well not literally since you have a perfect curve display with a 1000R curve in front of your eyes but it's a head-turner. The colors HDR colors combine with the deep blacks of the mini LEDs look so nice. You can see the white pixels behind text on black screens if looking hard enough but the black of the display mostly stays in deep blacks. 5120 x 1440 @ 240hz is the resolution of this display. Samsung calls this DQHD as it takes two 2560 x 1440 and places them into one display. It’s just as beautiful as you can imagine; In-person watching your eyes wrap around the 32:9 display. But that isn’t just it as Samsung stuffed this monitor with features including tons that’s “gamer” focused. The text on the display is sharp and it just looks great. SDR is good as well as it gives vibrant colors and actually looks nice all around. The peak brightness is with the best of them at 2000 is truly the bright display I have ever seen. Better with that comes HDR which has been working wonderfully for me since I got this G9. HDR content is extremely impressive and a sight to behold but games are where the HDR shines. Every single color is at its truest form on this Odyssey. Your eyes just take it all in when you sit down. While Content is great; Windows OS itself is really lackluster when it comes to HDR with some programs just looking washed out; This isn't a knock against Samsung. As for the curve radius, it is very rounded that's for sure. It is very intimidating how long and curvy the monitor is at first but it’s so perfect when you’re playing games that benefit from a wide field of view. Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon, Cyberpunk 2077, GTAV, Doom Eternal, Quake II-RT, Tekken 7, Battlefield, Final Fantasy, and Star Wars Squadron all look extremely awesome with no break in the middle of the screen. Doom Eternal especially on the BFG stage where greens pop all over the place with endless particle effects. This monitor has 2,048 Local dimming zones with quantum mini LED. This is what is embedded into the display. Across the screen is evenly lit perfectly and while it’s not as black as OLED. They are extremely deep blacks that are downright beautiful on here. Mini LEDs are something you have to see to truly appreciate. It’s a colorful dynamically lit screen that never fails to impress. This is probably a good time to talk about picture in picture (PIP) and picture by picture. Two features that I’m glad that are in this monitor because they seem to be going away and most TVs are in the case of PIP. It is wonderful to have a second display hooked up to such an ultra-wide monitor. Whether you hook up an Xbox, Roku, PlayStation, or Apple TV it works fine. The HDMI-in uses auto power switching so it automatically detects when the power is input in the display from HDMI. Long story short switching inputs is a breeze, unlike other monitors. You can have two input sources going at the same time on split-screen. If you want your PC and Nintendo Switch going at the same time you can do that here. I also managed to test a PlayStation 5 on the display and it looked fantastic. I haven’t tested a game that runs at 120hz on the PlayStation though. If you want a one-stop shop for all your gaming needs for display purposes. PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The PS5 game developer has to SUPPORT 32:9! Otherwise, it won’t take up the full display! There ain’t many console games that will take full advantage of this display! G-Sync is incredible and has been working fine. Ports Included on the monitor: 2x HDMI 2.1 2x USB 3.0 1x DisplayPort. PC USB. Power out. 3.5mm Headphone out. Gaming: I can't run this monitor at its absolute best. Using an intel i7 11700k / Nvidia RTX 2070 Super / 32GB DDR4 at @240hz at the display resolution. Most games for me run fine at 3840 x 1080 and that's about as far as I can go for AAA titles. You are paying but you are also paying for the long-term ability and support of this monitor as well for future uses. I can’t hit the refresh rate in newer titles but old gaming titles like CS: GO looks stunning. Doom Eternal would probably be one of the showcase games of this monitor to anyone. It’s the one that supports a lot of the monitors' features such as HDR. Neo G9 is extremely excessive. Excessive to the point it just outright outclasses every other monitor. Every single visual fidelity like HDR, RayTracing, and Quantum Dot combined might even cause visual overload at once. Do you need it for gaming? No. No way. But I can tell you now everything that the G9 provides will completely shatter the experiences you have with other monitors ever. Back 4 Blood, Devil May Cry 5, Mortal Kombat 11, Hitman 3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Jurassic Park Evolution…they all just looked so great in ultrawide form. I was completely engulfed every time I move my head from side to side. like in batman where you can see all of Gotham City from a rooftop is breathtaking being this wide. On Mortal Kombat 11. Halo Infinite campaign was the most cinematic experience ever on the G9 Neo. A better experience I had beyond the movie theater. It ran buttery smooth and well…I don’t need to say more. It’s something you just have to witness with HDR. But it deserves its own column. Racing games is the experience I always wanted. I know I wanna invest in a good racing wheel because of this Neo G9 now. Driving a car on Forza Horizon 3/4 and Motorsport 7 is a downright great racing experience! I can’t believe how beautiful it is to play these games. Auto HDR made the game look spectacular at night with lights from the town showing off extremely bright on FH4 a very wow moment. But it was Forza Horizon 5 that just bright my eyes to tears. Everything started to make sense with gaming on this monolith monitor. Microsoft first-party games seem like it was made for this G9! The intro stage to FH5 was THE BEST-RACING GAMING experience EVER. One used case scenario for the G9 is Speedrunning. Something I’m slightly into. I was able to have my Retro consoles / Retropie on one side while watching multiple speedrunning tips on the other with a PC. There are many cases of scenarios where are you can use the extra screen real estate for your advantage in some way. Many ways to use the extra space outside of productivity. I had NO ISSUES with this monitor upon setting it up. I used all the cables that came with the Neo G9. I didn't have to update the monitor as it was on the latest firmware already. Everything worked fine with no dead pixels. The screen never bugged out to black in my uses. For 5120x1440 @240hz I used the Displayport cable that came with the monitor. There is nothing even close to something this wide right now with HDR. It’s always the 32:9 content that stops them and their eyes just become overwhelmed at the long display. If PC monitor manufacturers are competing in the background, they have some pretty big shoes to go up against because the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 isn’t going to be beaten anytime soon. The smiles when gaming is real for me. if your GPU can handle it this is the way to go. End of story.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cracked screen on arrival- June 24, 2022
beware of the risk of getting your display with a cracked screen on arrival, very hard to know where/how this happened, box seems fine, although, i wonder why they shipped in the product box with no additional protection whatsoever..., display's frame seems undamaged too, was the box dropped on its side while in transit? was this display broken before leaving the factory? one thing is for sure: after waiting for this product for -literal- years, it's broken on arrival, it was really disappointing. the ratings i'm placing are after the fact i didn't even power-up the display, i'd update this review when/if i decide to get a replacement that works.No, I would not recommend this to a friend.