Samsung Odyssey G5 Review: A 144Hz Curved Display Option

Samsung Odyssey G5 Review

To help you make an informed buying decision, we have come up with this Samsung Odyssey G5 review. 

There is a growing hype regarding Samsung’s Odyssey monitor lineup, as they provide incredible picture quality with a large display. This gaming-focused product line offers a unique combination of top-notch features never seen before. 

While these monitors promise to provide a highly immersive gaming experience, they mostly come at a high price tag. This leaves the gaming fans who are on a budget feeling envious because they can’t afford them. Luckily, Samsung recently came Odyssey G5 which is a much more basic variant with a low cost.

Samsung Odyssey G5 32 is all about value for money rather than heavy-duty features and specs. Still, this gaming monitor has a superb picture quality and display on its wide 32 inches VA panel. Also, you can expect to have smooth gameplay with its 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 1000R curvature.

Our Verdict: Samsung Odyssey G5 review


  • Screen size: 31.5 inches
  • Resolution: 2560×1440 (QHD)
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Response time: 1ms (MPRT)
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Panel type: VA
  • Contrast ratio: 2500:1
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m²
  • Screen curvature: 1000R curvature
  • Speakers: No
  • Weight: 12.6 lbs

Being a gaming enthusiast, this is a must-have monitor for you with its sharp response speed and 1000R screen curvature. If you couldn’t afford the Odyssey G7, then you can purchase this 144Z monitor at a cheaper price. One of its main competitors is Gigabyte G32QC, which is also a cost-effective monitor. 

We think that it is a good choice for people who want to enjoy a seamless gaming experience without breaking their wallets. You shouldn’t expect a superior HDR experience, as it has a limitation in terms of its color gamut and brightness. Having a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and a 32-inch display, it promises high productivity. 

There is a caveat though: it has poor ergonomics and restricted viewing angles. It would not be a big issue for you if you are the sole user of your computer and don’t share viewing space with others.


  • With AMD FreeSync compatibility and 144Hz refresh rate, it provides a butter-smooth display
  • The extremely noticeable 1000R screen curvature provides a panorama-like view 
  • Having a 2560×1440 pixels resolution, it produces crisp images with a sharp tone


  • Low static contrast performance
  • It has subpar ergonomics with minimum adjustability options

Image Quality

The Samsung G5 monitor has a 2560×1440 resolution and 32 inches display, which delivers an excellent 93 PPI (pixels per inch). Due to its large screen, you can have better window management and reading comprehension during work. All thanks to its gigantic screen real estate, you will be able to view it from a far distance. 

Furthermore, instead of a 4K UHD display, it has a 1440p resolution that you can use on any decent GPU. Also, it has an impressive contrast ratio of 2500:1 that works well in any type of external light setting. With its vertical alignment (VA) panel, you would not have to deal with any white glows when viewing the screen in a dark room. 

You can max out its brightness to only 250-nits, which is considerably low compared to other gaming monitors. In a standard lighting condition, you would not face any low brightness issues with this monitor. However, if you have a lot of sunlight in your room, then you might have to cover the windows with curtains to avoid viewing difficulties. 
Additionally, this monitor has an 8-bit color depth and offers a ~100% of the standard sRGB color space. Unfortunately, this gaming monitor does not offer a wide variety of color gamuts.


The outlook of the Odyssey G5 is like that of a typical gaming monitor with two LED lights towards the base and a logo in the center of the lower bezel. With the help of the OSD control, you can change the color of these LED lights. 

Unlike the AOC CQ32G1, it comes with bezels that have a thickness of 9mm. If you are not fond of modern bezel-less screens, then you are going to love this monitor’s appearance. There is an OSD joystick located towards the base of the monitor that controls various functions of the device.

The back of the monitor is decorated with spiral runs that match the curve of the monitor. There is no blunt edge in its design and you will find the typical ring structure at the back found in most modern gaming monitors. 

The monitor rests on a firm stand with a Y-shaped base. While it might appear unstable near the pivot point, it would remain intact to the stand. It has a height adjustment option up to 4.7 inches, while you can tilt to the right side and left side up to 15 degrees. Additionally, you can also swivel it to a portrait angle for better reading and design view.

Gaming Performance

The 1000R screen curvature of this monitor comes as a boon for not only gamers but also for people who enjoy a wide-angle view. Having a diagonal length of about 31.5 inches, its screen pulls you closer while enhancing your peripheral visuals. With a screen so large, you can operate multiple windows simultaneously. Similarly, you will be able to see several pages of a PDF file and about 50 rows in a spreadsheet at once.

As far as gaming is concerned, you will not be disappointed with the Odyssey G5. With an AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, it runs at a refresh rate of 144 Hz. It can run high graphics games like Assassin’s Creed at approximately 140 FPS with minimal stuttering. Furthermore, its excellent panel response and low input lag make it a great choice for gaming.


In this Samsung monitor, you can find an OSD (on-screen display) joystick to adjust the appearance and characteristics of the device. From selecting the response time overdrive to switching to FreeSync mode, you can perform various actions with the OSD monitor button. To increase the monitor’s responsiveness, you can also adjust the low input lag setting. 

The Odyssey G5 C32G55T comes with well-balanced custom picture settings that deliver great results. Making OSD adjustments might not do much, as it already provides a next-level picture quality. If you want to experience a broader spectrum of colors, then you can switch to HDR mode. Similarly, to improve contrast when brightness is maxed out, switch the Local Dimming to Auto mode. 

You can find ports towards the rear side of the monitor. Port options include one HDMI port, DisplayPort, USB 3.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Since this monitor doesn’t have internal speakers, you would have to use external speakers for sound.

Conclusion – Samsung Odyssey G5 Review

All in all, this Samsung Odyssey G5 review shows that this monitor is not only for gaming but has versatile usage. The 32 inches screen enhances your visual experience whether you are playing a high graphics game or working on a design project. 

Get ready for an immersive gaming experience with this ultra-widescreen display. Its 1000R curved screen makes you feel like you are physically present in the screen visuals. Similarly, its 1440p resolution reduces your odds of viewing pixelated images and graphics.

For the price at which the Samsung g5 odyssey comes, it really is a wonder how it hosts so many features. In terms of its picture sharpness and response time, it can compete with some premium gaming monitors in the market. It is definitely an incredible 144HZ curved monitor that comes with a versatile range of features and specs.

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