Samsung Odyssey G5 (LC32G55T) gaming monitor assessment 2022

Nice colours and wonderful image high quality are two of the primary components that assist create immersion whereas your gaming. While that is the case, gaming screens don’t all the time calibrate the colour to what’s deemed correct inside sure shade spectrums – sRGB/Rec.709 for instance.

We like to check every monitor for shade replica to see how they’d carry out in color-accurate 0scenarios.

Listed below are the outcomes for the Samsung Odyssey G5.

Like all the time, we began off by testing the monitor in its native ‘out the field’ settings. For this monitor they have been as follows; Image mode set to customized, brightness 236 candelas, and shade tone set to ‘regular’.

As you may see from the outcomes above, the Samsung G5 really carried out fairly effectively within the shade accuracy division. While white level was just a little low (6164K), each black depth and distinction ratio have been strong. Extra impressively, nonetheless, was the colour accuracy – coming in at a really cheap 1.69 on common. Gamma was set to 2.21.

The G5 affords quite a lot of completely different shade presets, nonetheless, few have been value testing for shade accuracy. That mentioned, we nonetheless ran the Dynamic distinction and the FPS presets, simply to see what they might provide from an accuracy standpoint.

The Dynamic Distinction preset was the very best of the 2, providing a 6167K white level, low 0.12 black depth, and acceptable 2258:1 distinction ratio. Common DeltaE wasn’t the worst I’ve ever seen, clocking in at 2.26 on common.

We examined the FPs preset subsequent and, right away, you could possibly see the outcomes weren’t going to be on the facet of correct. The preset had a blueish hue that was unmistakable. That mentioned, white level was excellent (6648K), as was black depth (0.12). A 2128:1 distinction ratio was the bottom we measured and three.2 common deltaE was the worst. Gamma was 2.17.

We wasted no time and began the calibration course of on this monitor, primarily to see how correct it may change into after a colorimeter was used.

We used the ‘customized’ image mode, alongside ‘customized’ shade tone – adjusting the RGB to 47/44/50. 

Beneath are the outcomes after the calibration course of was full:

The calibrated outcomes have been an enormous enchancment over the manufacturing unit defaults. As you may see from the chart above, after calibration, white level was close to excellent at 6484K, as was black depth at an all-time low of 0.06. Distinction ratio did take a little bit of successful, however common deltaE benefitted massively – boasting a powerful 0.24 common and 1.28 most.

After calibration, I’d fortunately advocate this monitor for gentle modifying of each picture and video. Pre-calibrated, the monitor doesn’t provide the degrees of accuracy required for skilled modifying.

Panel Uniformity

Panel uniformity is a take a look at we run to examine how uniform the luminance and shade is throughout everything of the display. Throughout this take a look at, the middle sq. is used because the reference area. Each different sq. is then examined to see how far it differentiates from the reference.

In a super world, we wish each sq. to be inexperienced, that means it hasn’t damaged the differential threshold – one thing we are able to set initially of the take a look at.

Notice: outcomes will differ from panel to panel.

The Samsung G5 scored extremely excessive within the panel uniformity checks, getting a near-perfect rating (bar one quadrant). As you may see from the graph above, nearly each quadrant has scored inexperienced – wonderful by way of luminance and shade uniformity.

That is nice for people that wish to play video games or watch content material that has giant blocks of strong shade – soccer video games for instance.

Viewing Angles

The viewing angles of this panel aren’t the very best I’ve ever seen – primarily because of the VA panel that sits on the coronary heart of this monitor. When viewing from round 35 levels, brightness begins to darken and a few colours start to shift – altering the visible expertise fairly dramatically.

Having mentioned this, the viewing angles are nonetheless higher than TN options – so it comes right down to what you prioritize.

Shade Gamut

As a part of the calibration course of, the DisplayCal will give an correct measurement of the colour gamut the monitor can present. Beneath are the outcomes of the colour gamut take a look at:

Color gamut volume

The Samsung G5 didn’t provide up an enormous shade gamut – particularly when it got here to the Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 spectrums. Moreover, the G5 fell wanting the marketed 99% sRGB however 5% – solely providing 94.5%.

Color gamut graph 3

Trying on the bodily shade gamut graph, you may see the place the G5 fell wanting the sRGB spectrum. With poor blue/pink protection, it will be laborious to advocate this monitor for skilled editors.

Most And Minimal Brightness

We ended the colour accuracy and film high quality testing by checking the utmost brightness, minimal brightness, and 120 candelas factors on this panel. The outcomes are under:

Brightness Candelas
100% Brightness 255cd/m²
0% Brightness 36cd/m²
36 Brightness 120 cd/m²

Calibrated Profile

For individuals who wish to use our calibrated shade profile, you can find a hyperlink under the place you may obtain the zip file.

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