Samsung 28” Odyssey G7 4K flat gaming monitor – 144Hz and FreeSync Premium Pro

Odyssey Gaming Monitor

The Samsung 28” Odyssey G7 joins the ever-expanding Odyssey range from the G3 24” to a massive 49” Neo G9 with a 1000R curved screen, 240Hz, HDR2000/HDR10 and 1ms performance.

Gamers are out over whether flat or curved is the go, especially in sub<32” monitors. So, there are now three Samsung Odyssey G7 monitors – this flat 28” panel plus a 27 and 32” 4K Curved.

Brief specs

Samsung 28” Odyssey G7 Model LS28AG700NEXXY a.k.a. S28AG700NE

Manualhere (ZIP file in Downloads)
Res4K UHD 3840×2160, 16:9 format, 8-bit 16.7M colours, HDR400, 178° FOV
PanelIPS supporting 144Hz, G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
Brightness300nits typical, 400nits peak (for certified HDR400)
Gamut90% DCI-P3 (more than 100% sRGB)
StandV-shape with glowing rear CoreSync gaming light
Height adjustable, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot and 100×100 VESA
Lag1ms GTG and 2ms input lag
Inputs2 x HDMI 2.1 for 4K@120Hz
DP 1.4 required for 144Hz PC connection
3.5mm combo headset/mic
FeaturesImage can adjust to 21:9 letterbox
Super Arena Gaming UX – three push-button settings
Factory colour calibration report
USB-B 3.0 upstream port in and two USB-A downstream ports
ModesCustom/High-Brightness/FPS/RTS/RPG/AOS/sRGB/Cinema/Dynamic Contrast
MissingSpeakers, USB-C connection
Size636.9 x 574.1 x 247.0mm x 7.9kg with stand – uses a separate power brick
OtherYou can read GadgetGuy Samsung news and review here

GadgetGuy’s take

$1300 is a lot for a monitor, but it should support Sony PS5 and Xbox Series X via genuine HDMI 2.1 ports. PC Gamers will appreciate the DP 1.4 port that supports 144Hz variable refresh. It has minuscule response times and both AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC.

Interestingly it is a 4K IPS screen instead of Samsung’s signature QLED quantum. It can reach 400nits for 1% of the screen to deliver HDR400.

Initial overseas reviews have had had some issues connecting Xbox One X at 1440p@120Hz, but apart from that, it appears to be a gamer’s dream!