Samsung 32" Odyssey G5 Review - Best Budget Gaming Monitor

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Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 Gaming Monitor Review

Richie’s Verdict – ★★★★★

The Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 is an entry-level curved gaming monitor with excellent performance and aesthetics for the price. It has good connectivity supporting HDMI and DisplayPort and a 144Hz refresh rate (2K, 2560×1440 resolution). It’s HDR10 compliant with a 10-bit color depth for an immersive, realistic gaming experience. If you’re gaming on a budget, the Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 is a great choice, and I’ve given it a full 5-stars.

Pros/Cons

Pros Cons
🤩 High contrast ratio 🥱 Tilt-only stand
🤩 FreeSync Premium 🥱 Minor ghosting in fast moving games
🤩 144Hz refresh rate
🤩 HDR10

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Overview

The Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 is designed for gamers on a budget with its 1000R curvature, 32-inch wide-screen, and WQHD 2K 2560×1440 resolution, which will satisfy most gamers. The G5 also has a 1-ms response time, a contrast ratio of 2500:1, and a refresh rate of 144Hz (max. 165Hz). Connectivity on the G5 consists of 1x HDMI v2.0 and 1x DisplayPort v1.2.

The Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 also has support for AMD FreeSync Premium for effortlessly smooth gameplay. FreeSync uses adaptive technology that reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. The G5 is a HDR10 compliant monitor which uses a 10-bit depth for immersive, realistic gaming.

The Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 is VESA compatible with a 75×75mm mount and dimensions of 27.96 × 17.3 × 5.35 inches without the stand. It pulls a maximum of just 59 watts and as low as 0.5 watts on standby.

I have rated the Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 a full 5-stars. I highly recommend for budget-gamers given its size, resolution, and price/performance ratio (approx. USD$315).

Suitability

The Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 is best suited for:

  • Entry-level gaming
  • Content creators
  • General use

Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 Specifications

Screen Size 32-inch
Curvature 1000R
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution WQHD 2560×1440 (2K, 1440p)
Response Time 1-ms (MPRT)
Brightness 200
Contrast Ratio 2,500:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega ∞ DCR
HDR HDR10
Refresh Rate 144Hz (165Hz max.)
Colors 16.7M
Inputs 1x HDMI (v2), 1x DisplayPort (v1.2)
Color Mode Custom/FPS/RTS/RPG/AOS/Cinema/Dynamic Contrast
VESA Mount 75×75mm
Dimension with Stand (WxHxD) 27.96 × 21.01 × 10.73 inches
Dimension without Stand (WxHxD) 27.96 × 17.3 × 5.35 inches
Power Consumption 59w max.

Images/Video

Samsung G5 Odyssey 32-inch gaming monitor - front promo SAMSUNG 32” Odyssey G5 - Front SAMSUNG 32” Odyssey G5 - Back SAMSUNG 32” Odyssey G5 - Side SAMSUNG 32” Odyssey G5 - Ports

Conclusion

The Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 would have to be my favorite budget gaming monitor given it’s price and features, plus it’s a Samsung who manufacture quality gear. If you’re gaming on a budget, the Samsung 32” Odyssey G5 is a great choice. If you require a larger screen size, SAMSUNG also have a G5 34-inch version available.

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