Most gaming monitor categories are well-stocked with choices. If you’re looking for a 27-inch flat panel, a 25-inch super-speed display or a 34-inch ultrawide, you can choose from dozens of different products at a wide range of prices. Truly unique displays are more rare, but Samsung has managed to create something we haven’t seen before. The 32-inch Samsung Odyssey G7 combines the best parts of all categories into a singularly functional, high-performance monitor.
If you’re looking for a large screen, the Odyssey G7’s 32-inch 16:9 panel will easily fill your view. Its 1000R curve and grand height immerses you in the gaming environment, and 1440p resolution brings plenty of detail and high frame rates. With 240 Hz refresh, blur is a non-issue. Flawless FreeSync and G-Sync operation, along with perfect overdrive means motion resolution stays smooth at all speeds.
A VA panel delivers good native contrast and makes effective use of local dimming, even though it relies on an edge backlight. Our HDR test measured over 17,000:1 contrast, putting the 32” Odyssey G7 in an elite group of monitors that render excellent HDR. With 85% DCI-P3 coverage, there is plenty of color to go around, along with deep blacks and bright highlights. And that color is extremely accurate. Calibration is completely unnecessary -- just turn it on and go.
Though Samsung lists the monitor for $800, we found it on the street for around $750. For what you get, that’s a decent price. With performance that nearly equals the fastest monitors we’ve tested and image accuracy that rivals premium professional monitors, the 32” Odyssey G7 is in a class by itself. It is indeed a product of extremes, but the most important fact is that it is an extremely good monitor in all respects.