Rodger: Man there are hundreds of great options and a never-ending list for gaming monitors in the market. But I tell you if you really need to dip your head in a magic world and you have no budget constraint, then check out the latest model in the Samsung family, named Odyssey Neo G9. Here is what I have experienced.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Review
A curve to gawk, clarity to marvel at, build like a monster, and charismatic look; we are talking here about the new Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 ultrawide curved gaming monitor. It’s time to level up your expectations and taste the game changer of 2021. We have seen the Odyssey G3, G5, G7, and G9 up till now, but the Odyssey Neo G9 Quantum Dot Mini LED monitor has taken all the attention.
It’s a new addition to the Samsung Odyssey monitor, it comes under the model tags of Odyssey Neo G9 or Samsung G95NA. It’s all about getting better and better with each new model. This time we are getting HDR 2000, which means 2000 nits peak brightness along with the advanced gaming features; a whole new sense of immersion and strength to deliver to gamers.
Specifications of Odyssey Neo G9
- 48.8 inches VA panel
- 1000R curved
- 5120 x 1440p resolution
- 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms GTG response time
- 300cd/m2 (minimum), 240cd/m2 (default) and 2000cd/m2 (peak) brightness
- 32:9 aspect ratio
- FreeSync Premium Pro and G-Sync compatible
- 1,000,000:1 static contrast ratio
- 125% sRGB, 92% Adobe RGB95% DCI P3 and 88% NTSC color saturation
- HDR 2000 (HDR10 +)
Features of Odyssey Neo G9
- Quantum Matrix Technology: Helps to reproduce the most accurate colors, the very precise pitches to match the requirement of the content
- Adaptive Sync: Matches the frame rates and refresh rate of the monitor in order to reduce distortion
- Low Blue Light: Blue light filters to reduces eye fatigue for long hours
- Picture-by-picture & Picture-in-picture: Helps to multitask and accelerates productivity level
- Black Equalizer: Reduces the darkness in the darkest areas and helps to locate the hidden enemy
- Low Input Lag Mode: Fast responding to each action, reduces lagging visuals
- Quantum Dot Colors: Intense red and green colors
- Color Mode: Privilege of separate colors (modes) for each type of content
- Refresh rate optimizer: Overclock the refresh rate, which is more than the default refresh rate
- Super Arena Gaming UX: Accessing game details vs OSD to the next level
- Auto Switch Source
- Infinity Core Lighting
My experience from Odyssey Neo G9
What an incredible spell bounding visual it has. Your eyes will be engulfed with the full coverage of the screen in a moment that immerses you in gaming like no other. The breathtaking details, the clarity shouting at the gamer, never freed the user from its hold. Everything from colors, contrast, and brightness, each of the properties seems so well managed, you hardly find yourself leaving the grip.
Its 1000R curvature on a 49-inch widescreen has the capability to bring the best view angles you haven’t experienced before. The 240Hz fast refresh rate and 1ms response time lock you with high frame rates, which is very feasible for most demanding game titles. One thing is pretty much clear that no ordinary PC fits well with this beast. Instead, to squeeze out the maximum juices and to extract the real pleasure this gaming monitor is built for, you need a powerful gaming PC as well, that has the potential to justify this legacy.
Talking about its looks, the borders are similar to its predecessors, neither too broad nor very thin. The screen has an anti-glare coating with a matte finish. This monitor has 45.18 inches width, 16.3 inches depth, and 16.4 inches height including the stand. It weighs 14.1kg (31.1 lbs.). Indicated a pretty heavy and huge size, which means you have to clear up a good amount of space before bringing this at home.
As for ports, there are 2 USB 3.0 (i.e. Type A, downstream), 2 HDMI 2.1, a DisplayPort 1.4, and an Audio Port 3.5mm. I have tested my new PS5 via HDMI and it gets connected instantly without any extra clicks and experience-wise, it performs too well. Back to how it looks, there is nothing that distinguishes design-wise from the Odyssey G7 or G9 apart from its gigantic build. The back of the monitor has the same glowing RGB ring by Infinity Core Lighting that syncs with your desktop.
Its sturdy build and quality are all showing off heavy-duty structure and its ability to haul hours of intense gaming. In addition, being heavy doesn’t mean you have limitations and can’t fix this on a wall. Instead, it is mountable on the wall via a 100 x 100 mm VESA interface. Although it can tilt, swivel and if placed on the table you can adjust its height too.
Price of Odyssey G9 Neo
There are only two obstacles to reach this beast, one is being expensive, and the other is the unavailability currently. We have seen Odyssey G3 27 inches at the cost of $289.99, Odyssey G5 34 inches at $599.99, Odyssey G7 34 inches at $799.99, Odyssey G9 49 inches at $1,599.99. In 2021, Odyssey G9 Neo 49 inches is going to cost you $2,499.99, that is a huge amount to pay. Its pre-booking has already started from 29 of July 2021, however, due to huge demand consumers are facing short of supply and you might also, hopefully, more units will add up before the end of this year.
Although it’s going to pull out every penny from your pocket, however, gamers usually are free from budget constraints. The Odyssey G9 Neo has nailed the level of expectations for other competitors too, anything lower than this might not attract the way this has already done and calls all the audience towards itself.
It’s the first time we have seen a 1000R curve on a 49 inch huge screen before it was always experienced on a 27 to 34 inch screen. Samsung has also brought in the HDR 2000, which is indeed a huge leap in performance, especially for HDR gamers.