Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
South Korean tech giant Samsung has been on the market for 80 years, and most of that time is well known far beyond its home country. In recent years, Samsung has earned huge consumer confidence due to its quite successful competition with Apple in the field of modern electronics, especially in wearable gadgets. Today's rating-review is devoted to monitors of this brand, which our experts considered the best today in terms of a set of basic characteristics.
Rating of the best Samsung monitors
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best Samsung monitors||1||Samsung C49HG90DMI||RUB 61 839|
|2||Samsung C34F791WQI||44 190 RUB|
|3||Samsung C32HG70QQI||34 410 rub.|
|4||Samsung U28H750UQI||RUB 23 550|
|5||Samsung U28E590D||RUB 13,680|
|6||Samsung C32F391FWI||RUB 12,790|
Let's start with the brightest model with outstanding parameters. This is a widescreen monitor with a full 4K resolution matrix, which is recommended by the manufacturer and independent experts for equipping gaming computers.
This is the most expensive and concurrently largest monitor in the current review – 48.9 diagonal, the technical quality of the matrix is 3840×1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 32: 9. The screen is characterized by a concave shape, the surface is provided with an anti-reflective coating.
The matrix type used here is VA. Recall that matrices of this type operate on the principle of vertical alignment of liquid crystals (VA is an abbreviation for Vertical Alignment). Without getting into technical details, this solution produces deep, 'real' blacks and striking contrast. The picture quality in such monitors easily gives odds even to IPS-matrices, although in terms of viewing angles it still cannot compete with them – here this parameter is 178×178 degrees.
The imaging capabilities are as follows: advanced QLED sensor; Flicker-Free highlighting; brightness – up to 350 cd per square meter; contrast ratio – 3000: 1; support for high dynamic range (HDR); full coverage of the sRGB spectrum; displaying at least a billion different shades; suppression of the blue part of the spectrum 'heavy' for vision.
The 'mechanics' of drawing a picture is characterized by the following parameters: frequency of picture redrawing – up to 144 Hertz (FreeSync supported); response – 1 ms. The functionality of the device and the stock software allow you to easily calibrate the correct colors.
The monitor has a fairly wide selection of connection ports in both directions. In addition to the main video ports – DisplayPort (plus one Mini) and two HDMIs, there is also a whole USB 3.0 distributor for two connectors and separately two USB Type A ports, one USB Type B. The case has enough high-quality stereo speakers.
The device is equipped with an integrated power supply. In normal operating mode, it consumes up to 71 W of power grid power (0.3 W in standby), at maximum speed – up to 113 W.
Physical dimensions of the monitor – 1203x526x382 mm, net weight – 15 kg. It can be adjusted in height while on a standard stand, and a set for mounting the monitor on the wall is included in the delivery set. Mounting size – 100×100 mm.
- VA matrix with all the advantages of technology in terms of picture quality and black depth;
- update frequency;
- very stable stand;
- curved shape adds an immersive effect;
- 4K resolution with panoramic sides;
- The long horizontal shape allows the gamer to train peripheral vision.
- annoying rocking of the monitor on the stand, if the table is not standing like a glove.
The second example of one of the best Samsung monitors in the rating from – a model with slightly less impressive characteristics than the previous one, but still not nearly “passable”, but at a price – significantly cheaper.
The screen diagonal here is 34 inches, but the resolution is also 4K, even with a slight increase in vertical direction – 3440×1440 with an aspect ratio of 21: 9. Despite the smaller diagonal, in this case this circumstance can even work as a plus for many consumers, since even the best vision is no longer able to distinguish individual pixels – the arrangement of pixels with a pitch of 0.232 mm in both directions. The shape of the screen is also curved.
The type of matrix in this case is the same as that of the above-described top model – VA with exactly the same viewing angles – 178 degrees each. Likewise, there is support for QLED, uniform non-flickering backlighting, one hundred percent coverage of the sRGB range; suppression of the blue part of the spectrum.
Some image reproduction parameters are noticeably weaker than those of the previous model, but only technically, since not every human eye can catch this difference. So, the maximum refresh rate of the picture is 100 Hz (interlaced – up to 151 Hertz), the maximum brightness – 300 cd per square meter; response – 4 ms; contrast – 3000: 1; reproduction of 16.7 million shades; bandwidth – 544 MHz. The functionality allows you to calibrate the color of the reproduced image.
The model in question is quite noticeably different from the previous one in terms of connectivity and peripheral capabilities. So, for example, the monitor is powered from the mains, but the adapter is external, and not built into the case. Consumes up to 70 W of power when fully on, up to 0.5 W in stand-by and up to 0.3 W in sleep mode. Of the interfaces, there is HDMI version 2.0 – 2 pcs., DisplayPort, a typical headphone / headset output, two USB type A and one type B, USB gen 3.0 distributor for two slots.
The physical dimensions of the device are 809x516x309mm, the net weight is half that of the previous model – 7.60 kg. The monitor has built-in stereo speakers. Adjustment of the position on the rack in height is provided.
- 4K resolution;
- complete invisibility of pixelation;
- curved shape;
- deep blacks and contrast.
- the refresh rate of 100 Hz works only at the maximum resolution.
The third number in our rating is another monitor, which Samsung itself positions as a gaming one. In terms of key parameters, this model is practically not inferior to the previous one, except for the diagonal, and even then only slightly. But at the price – another quarter cheaper. The series 'not overvalued' is noted on the positive side by many users.
The diagonal of the monitor is 31.5 inches with physical dimensions of 724x622x381 mm and a net weight of 9.60 kg. Equipped with a 2560×1440 VA matrix with an aspect ratio of 16: 9. The shape of this monitor is also curved, and the surface is equipped with an anti-reflective coating. Consumes in normal operation up to 64 W of electrical power; at 'maximum speed' – up to 78 W; sleeping – no more than 0.3 watts. The power module is integrated into the housing. The mount is designed to flip to portrait orientation, and a set for fixed wall mounting is included as standard. In the desktop version, the vertical positioning can also be adjusted.
For a whole list of technical characteristics regarding the image, this is practically a brother of the C49HG90DMI described at the very beginning, the difference is only in the dimensions. See for yourself: maximum image repainting frequency – 144 Hz (variable – FreeSync); brightness – up to 350 cd / m2; response time characteristic – 1 millisecond; contrast – 3 thousand to 1; view typical for VA technology – 178 degrees in any direction; the ability to distinguishly reproduce a billion colors or more; HDR support; flickering backlight; QLED technology; weakening blue; color calibration is provided.
The communication capabilities of the device are as follows: two HDMI video inputs, one DisplayPort, an audio interface for an external headset, two USB Type A connectors, one USB Type B, USB distributor for two 3rd generation ports.
- laconic but stylish design;
- the ability to turn 90 degrees;
- improved quality ULMB mode, CRT emulation;
- high matrix performance;
- fair price.
- the stand requires 40 cm distance from the wall at the back (the advantage over CRT is reduced to zero).
The rating is continued by an even more simplified and one third more affordable model. There are already fundamental and significant differences in terms of image quality from the solutions described above.
The diagonal of the monitor is 27.9 “, the matrix at first glance is very decent – with a resolution of 3840×2160 and an aspect ratio of 16: 9. But this advantage pales against the background of the technology itself – here it is a budget TN. which such a price would have been impossible.Dimensions of the device – 654x476x243 mm, net weight – 5.20 kg.A wall mount with dimensions of 100×100 mm is provided, the corresponding set is included in the delivery set.
Since in this case we are dealing with a TN matrix, you cannot expect such rich colors and such real deep blacks from the monitor that VA technology can provide. Viewing angles are also typical for TN technology – horizontal 170 degrees and vertical 160. Contrast – 1000: 1. The refresh rate limit of the screen is also not impressive – 60 Hz, but the frequency is variable – FreeSync.
The rest of the characteristics regarding the image are very, very good: QLED technology; Flicker-Free backlight without flicker; brightness – 300 cd per square meter; response – 1 ms; a billion or more shades; 100% sRGB coverage; suppression of blue; the functionality allows you to calibrate the color.
The set of interfaces, in comparison with the examples described above, is already quite limited: two HDMI connectors, one DisplayPort; headphone output. The monitor is powered by an external power supply, consuming up to 34 W of power in operation, up to 59 W 'at maximum speed' and no more than 0.3 W in sleep mode.
- relatively affordable price;
- a fairly clear picture;
- good color rendering, like for a TN matrix;
- extended vertical resolution.
- no HDR and 144 Hz support.
Now let's take a look at the last Samsung monitor with a 4K matrix resolution in our rating. This is a device with a diagonal of 28 “and a matrix resolution of 3840×2160 with an aspect ratio of 16: 9. The type of matrix itself is TN, as in the case of the previous model.
Device dimensions – 661x469x187 mm, net weight – 5.28 kg. Operates from the mains through an external power supply unit, while consuming up to 38 W of mains power in operation and no more than 0.3 W in standby. Meets Energy Star 6.0 energy efficiency standard. Structurally, in addition to the desktop stand, there is a wall mount 75×75 mm – a mounting kit is included in the delivery set.
The main characteristics regarding image reproduction: type of backlight – WLED, variable with Flicker-Free support; increased maximum brightness – 370 cd per sq. meter; dot pitch in both directions – 0.161 mm; contrast ratio – 1000: 1; response time – 1 ms; reproduction of over a billion shades; viewing angles typical for TN-matrix – 170 degrees horizontally and 160 vertically; blue attenuation function; possibility of manual color calibration.
The set of interfaces in this model is extremely laconic: there are two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort and an external headset output.
- nice design;
- matrix speed indicators (including the refresh rate, which can be increased to 70 Hz via the driver);
- hdmi 2.0 cable with ferrite rings included;
- one of the highest quality and most productive matrices
- no USB interfaces.
And the top of our rating is a monitor, which is larger in size than several previous models, and at the same time significantly cheaper, even though the matrix is not a budget TN, but a more advanced VA. This would seem like an advantage, but everything falls into place when we pay attention to the resolution – here it is no longer 4K, but the usual HD – 1920×1080 with an aspect ratio of 16: 9.
The size of the monitor screen in the diagonal is 31.5 “, the dimensions of the whole device are 724x522x248 mm, the net weight is 6.20 kg. In operation it consumes up to 35 W of power, in sleep mode – up to 0.3 W. The power supply is external. The wall mount is 75×75 mm. The shape of the screen is curved, as in the case of the first in the list, the most expensive models.
The key matrix parameters here are not record-breaking, but quite decent, as for a device of this class with its affordable price: brightness – up to 250 cd. per sq. meter; contrast ratio – 3000: 1; flicker-free WLED backlight; response time – 4 ms; viewing angles typical of a good VA matrix – 178 degrees in both directions; reproduction of 16.7 million colors; weakening blue to rest the eyes; possibility of manual color calibration.
The set of interfaces in this model is even more limited, as in the case of the previous solution: one HDMI and DisplayPort, plus an output to an external headset.
- high-quality, as for this class, color rendering;
- competitive matrix parameters, except for resolution;
- the most affordable price in the group.
- not very stable stand.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.