Samsung S25HG50 Review: A new Suprise? Why Samsung releases a Full HD 144Hz Gaming Monitor with a TN display in 2017?
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Contrast, Brightness, and Black Point:
Presets and Measurements:
Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):
Measurements after calibration:
Ufo-Testimages/ Text-Inversion and Color Temperature artifacts
Currenty no updates.
Pros & Cons
- Excellent image quality out of the box
- Very good blacks for a TN panel
- Very good contrast
- Very good colors for a TN monitor
- Freesync with a range from 48-144 Hz
- Good build quality
- Very good OSD overview
- 3 macro buttons for own presets
- Cable management solution
- Black Equalizer
- Not the best overdrive settings (Still, it's very hard to see a difference in games - so it's not a big deal)
- No backlight strobing feature from Samsungs CFG70 or CHG70 model
- Matte panel coating (still better compared to the Asus PG278QR for example. All monitors within the Freesync tournament have close to the same panel coating)
- No USB hub
- The "release price" of 380€ / 360$ is just too high
- Backlight bleed on the bottom on my unit. Pretty clearly visible in dark image content
- Clouding in the center, but very barely visible. MUCH less compared to current TN G-Sync WQHD monitors like the Asus PG278QR and the Dell S2716DG
- As you could see in the whole review, the monitor isn't really flicker-free (PWM)
- Color temperature artifact issues on the Samsung clearly more obvious compared to other monitors within this Freesync-Tournament. In games, I couldn't recognize them but for sure there will exist games where you will see them in a certain level or similar.
- Green, blue, or red tint in viewing angles, depending on color temperature. Artifacts can be eliminated when using the native color temperature.