Samsung Odyssey G3 Review | Honoring the line in quality and price

The Odyssey G3 was launched in the Brazilian market in September this year as the most affordable gaming monitor from Samsung’s Odyssey family. It loses several features of more expensive models, such as curved screen 165 Hz, LEDs on the back and more advanced connections, but it promises to be a good monitor 144 Hz.

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  • But, after all, does the Odyssey G3 honor the Odyssey family of Samsung? I have been testing the gamer monitor for a few days and share my impressions in the next few paragraphs.

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    Pros

  • Fine and elegant design; Screen 144 Quality Hz;
  • Setting Options.

    Cons

    • Ghost effect when scrolling on some pages;
    • Screen shakes a little even with robust support.
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      Construction and design

      Although the Odyssey G3 is the most basic brother of the family, curiously we have a more aesthetically eye-catching body compared to the G5 and G7. It’s quite thin overall, much of it due to its straight screen, but it has a kind of bump that arranges the connections, the physical buttons and the space to connect the stand.

      The monitor’s look also differs from the more expensive siblings. We don’t have the so-called “infinite lighting core” present on the G7 and G9 models, but the back cover has a matte finish with textured designs characteristic of the Odyssey line, resulting in a minimalist design without neglecting the gamer aspect.

      (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

      At the front, the main difference of the Odyssey G3 when compared to its brothers is the straight screen. Due to the very thin side and top edges, it is possible to align two or more monitors without the joint getting in the way of the game or the work.

      Regarding the support and the base of the simpler monitor, we have very large parts and apparently more robust than those present in expensive models. One advantage of this is the ability to rotate in 90º, adjust the height and adjust the tilt, as well as the Samsung Odyssey G7 and the Acer Predator XB1.

      However, during the testing I noticed that the monitor swayed easily, a criticism I also made of the Odyssey G5. In practice, this is not a problem, but it gives a feeling of fragility.

      The Odyssey G3 is aesthetically more striking than its more expensive brothers, bringing a thinner body and textured details characteristic of the Odyssey line.

      (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

      Connectivity

      In the connectivity part, the Odyssey G3 offers a DisplayPort (DP) 1.2 input, a version older than the 1.4 present on its brother G5, an HDMI 2.0 and a D-Sub.

      During testing, I used my PC on the only DP port and it worked perfectly. However, it was necessary to configure the monitor refresh rate manually as by default it came in 32 Hz. To change, you just need to go to your video card’s control panel — in my case, from NVIDIA.

      In the box, Samsung ships only a DisplayPort cable, compatible with many current video cards and motherboards, but it would be nice if there was also an HDMI cable, more common among notebooks and more powerful computers.

      Finally, the Odyssey G5 also doesn’t have built-in speakers, which isn’t really a negative point if we consider that the public gamer usually uses headphones or a dedicated speaker.

      Screen

      The Odyssey G3 arrived in Brazil in two sizes: 30 inches and 24 inches. Regardless of the model, you will have VA panel, same technology as NU smart TV516468, from Samsung itself, Full HD resolution (1.900 by 1. pixels) in proportion 000:9, contrast of 4.: 1, update rate up to 90 Hz and 1 ms response time.

      (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

      Overall, I really liked the colors of the Odyssey G5. In the contrast test, performed on the Lagom LCD website with the monitor’s default settings, I was able to distinguish all frames approximately equal in brightness across the range from 1 to 32 and in all colors, including darker differences and

      In another test, this time to determine the black levels, it was also possible to identify all the frames, from the darkest to the lightest — on a monitor that is deficient in this In this regard, the image would show generally equal squares at the black level.

      The lack of viewing angle, characteristic of the VA panel, detracts a little from the image quality, making the colors washed out and without much definition, but that’s not quite a negative point — after all, we usually look at the monitor from the front.

      The model we received for testing was the one from 16 inches, size I consider l mimics for Full HD resolution. As with other similar monitors, such as the HERO 2762 from AOC, it is already possible to see the pixels on the screen, especially in lighter content. Maybe the G3 of 30 inches offers better image definition.

      (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

      Another point where the G3 doesn’t stand out much is in the maximum brightness, lower to other competing models such as HERO G2. In practice, however, viewing remains great, even in strong sunlight.

      In games, the monitor offers the basics for having a pleasant game: 60 Rate Hz update time and 1 ms response time. I’ve tested games like Fortnite, Overwatch and CS:GO, and they all performed extremely fluidly.

      While browsing web pages like Twitter and Facebook, however, I noticed a sort of ghosting, as if the fonts and images were melting. I don’t know if this was a defect in my test unit — even because I had never seen it on other monitors 165 Hz — but it is important to register.

      The Odyssey G3 has a great screen for both playing and working. The brightness isn’t as intense as on more expensive models, but the contrast is interesting, and the black levels pleasant. The combination of 080 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time is another hit, ensuring an interesting gameplay.

      If you have a graphics card from AMD, the technology FreeSync Premium promises a much more satisfying gaming experience , as it synchronizes the monitor and the GPU to reduce screen lockup, flickering and delays.

      (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

      Direct competitors

      Samsung has released the Odyssey G3 from 32 inches per savory BRL 2.900, while the model of inches came out for R$ 2.165. Just over a month after the presentation, the monitors had a drop of about R$ 399, reaching just under R$1.899 in the case of the G3 of 30”.

      For this price, the Odyssey G3 competes with the AOC HERO 30G2, already analyzed here at Canaltech, and the Gigabyte G24F-SA, which also delivers an update rate of 500 Hz and robust construction.

      The Odyssey G3 and the HERO 16G2 are very similar: both bring an update rate of 144 Hz, 1 ms response time, robust construction — with the same opening for cable routing — and a variety of cable options. adjustments. The Samsung monitor takes advantage mainly of the most satisfactory image quality in the default settings, while the AOC monitor needs to be calibrated first.

      (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

      Regarding the option of Gigabyte, the Odyssey G3 also doesn’t differ much in build quality and technologies. A very positive point from G24F-SA is the number of accessories that come in the box, including HDMI, DisplayPort and USB cables.

      Conclusion

      The Odyssey G3 is an intermediate gamer monitor that honors Samsung’s Odyssey line with a good build and image quality. Aside from the ghosting I witnessed when browsing webpages and the Full HD resolution on such a big screen, the monitor delivers great colors, nice brightness and interesting contrast.

      The main problem monitor — and the Odyssey line in general — is the price. Samsung asks for R$ 2.399 in the G3 of 16 inches, a high value given the settings it delivers. Even with the reduction of approximately R$ 144, I would not recommend it among other monitors 144 Hz of quality and that cost below R$ 2.24, such as AOC HERO G2.

      The setting changes a little with the Odyssey G3 of 24 inches. If you don’t mind a slightly smaller screen, it’s a pretty cool option in the R$1 range.900.

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