Samsung C27JG50 Review – Curved WQHD 27” Gaming Monitor

Samsung C27JG50

Samsung C27JG50 is a curved WQHD gaming monitor with VA panel which aims to deliver good gaming performance with its super fast refresh rate, low response time, pin-sharp image quality as well as few cool & useful gaming centered features, solid color performance with superb contrast ratio and classy design to go along. However, it misses out on few important things. So how Samsung C27JG50 perform in all areas? Lets find out:

Samsung C27JG50

 

Specifications:

  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440p (WQHD);
  • Panel type: VA;
  • Screen size: 27”;
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz;
  • Response time: 4ms (gtg);
  • Curvature radius: 1800R;
  • Brightness: 300nit;
  • Contrast ratio: 3000:1;
  • Backlight: W-LED;
  • Panel bit depth: 8 bits;
  • Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort, 2 x HDMI, 1 x 3.5mm audio jack;

Strong points:

  • Pin-sharp WQHD resolution on 27” screen with 109 ppi (pixels per inch) pixel density deliver crystal-clear and pristine image quality with superb level of clarity and detail on-screen;
  • Blazing-fast 144Hz refresh rate create super-smooth and fluid gameplay experience with very sharp and highly responsive in-game transitions between each player motion. Users have option to choose between 60Hz, 120Hz and 144Hz modes in the OSD menu settings;
  • Samsung JG50 is a curved monitor with 1800R curvature radius which makes gaming world more believable and compelling with greater sense of depth and immersion. Curved screen also greatly benefits user’s viewing comfort by maintaining a constant eye focus across the entire screen compared to flat screen which leads to small but continual focus shifts that can lead to eye fatigue during long sessions;
  • Thanks to 4ms response time, JG50 is able to deliver clear and fast graphics rendering, therefor making transitions between fast-mowing objects & scenes on-screen appear highly detailed and crisp without the annoying effects of ghosting or smearing which cause image blur; Samsung C27JG50
  • JG50 comes with Game Mode feature which offers users a variety of different pre-calibrated pre-set modes which optimize black gamma levels, contrast ratios, color value settings and sharpness for different game and movie genres for unique visual experiences;
  • Black Equalizer feature improves visibility in dark areas and scenes in-game by brightening them (it increases contrast in those dark places) to highlight more visibility and clarity at the expense of the accurate shade reproduction. Rest of the image is not affected by this feature;
  • Brightness level of 300nit will leave users with vivid and bright images on-screen;
  • Flicker-free technology enhances user’s viewing comfort by eliminating screen flickering which is known to cause headaches, eye strain and other possible sight related issues that might occur from big amount of screen flicker;
  • Low Blue Light technology further improves comfortable viewing experience by filtering out harmful blue light emitting from the monitor, which can cause insomnia, headaches and sight related problems if absorbed in big large quantities;
  • Compatible with VESA mounting (75 x 75mm);
  • Low Input Lag reduces signal latency to produce highly responsive and snappy gaming action with sharp and rapid response to controller or mouse & keyboard;
  • JG50’s design is simple, yet elegant & professional-looking with sleek matte black finish used on the rear of the monitor and titanium grey accent used on the front and base of JG50. It’s a bezel-free design, however there are very thin black panel borders on both sides; Samsung C27JG50
  • Good viewing angles. At more subtle (by subtle I mean not far away from the center of the screen) viewing angles users can enjoy beautiful picture quality without distortion and color shifting. Picture quality at more extreme angles manages to remain pretty solid, although slight color shift and distortion will appear but nothing that would significantly distract from the experience;
  • Light matte anti-glare screen surface used here greatly preserves image quality and vibrancy of the colors;
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio delivers excellent deep & oily blacks with bright & clear whites, while also delivering wider color gamut with greater color depth, accuracy and richness, making colors appear more life-like;
  • A true 8 bit VA panel with 95% sRGB coverage distributes good color reproduction, which is capable of providing natural-looking, well saturated and dense colors while being relatively accurate and consistent;

Negative points:

  • No variable refresh rate technology such as FreeSync or G-Sync;
  • Lack of swivel, pivot and height adjustable stand. Users only have option to tilt the monitor;
  • Instead of implementing OSD joystick, users are stuck with regular tactile buttons which are not so comfortable to use compared to joystick;
  • No USB ports;

Conclusion:

To sum up, Samsung C27JG50 is a well-performing 1440p curved gaming monitor which is capable of delivering good gaming performance with its super-high refresh rate of 144Hz, 4ms (gtg) response time, razor-sharp and clear WQHD resolution alongside few cool & useful gaming centered features. On top of that, users are getting superb 3000:1 contrast ratio, solid color reproduction, good brightness level and few other whistles and bells like Eye saver mode and support for VESA mounting to go along. The price of this monitor is actually pretty good considering its 2K, curved monitor with VA panel.

Unfortunately, one big downside of C27JG50 is lack of variable refresh rate technology. Achieving such high refresh rates at 1440p resolution is pretty demanding on the hardware, so the addition of FreeSycn or G-Sync would help out a lot here to smooth out the experience. It would make sense to lower visual settings in order to achieve more stable, high framerate to minimize stuttering and screen tearing, or to lock framerate at lower refresh rates, for example 60Hz or 120Hz, whatever Your GPU is capable of running. Another addition to C27JG50 which would be very appreciated is the fully adjustable stand, which unfortunately this monitor is lacking.

All in all, the C27JG50 is good 1440p curved monitor with great specifications and performance while also having a reasonably good price tag and maintaining elegant look.

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6 Replies to “Samsung C27JG50 Review – Curved WQHD 27” Gaming Monitor”

  1. Thank you for this great review on the Samsung curved gaming monitor.
    My friend has a curved TV and I can see how all her visitors can have a great view of the TV from lots of different spots in the room. It actually looked a bit funny at first, but now I can see the benefits that the curve brings and I actually quite like it.
    Based on this initial TV technology I can appreciate how “gamers” would want their own versions.
    I can see how a refresh rate and a response time could be really important features in a gaming TV. It’s a shame that they don’t have G-Sync or similar type technology in this monitor yet. Perhaps the upgraded model will come with those features?
    I was just wondering if this monitor can be wall mounted or if you have to buy something else as well?

    1. Hey Glenys 😉
      I’m extremely sorry for such late reply.
      Thank You for taking Your time to read and comment on my article, I appreciate it!
      In fact there is a Samsung CHG70 gaming monitor which is significantly improved, upgraded and more capable version over c27jg50, which also supports HDR, FreeSync 2 and 1440p resolution. Here is my review of CHG70 if You are interested 😉
      Have a nice day and feel free to message me if You have any questions. Once again, I am sorry for late reply 🙁
      Cheers,
      Evald

    1. Hey there,
      Samsung C27JG50 doesn’t support any blur reduction strobing feature and this monitor is flicker (PWM)-free, therefore it lacks pulse-width modulation (PWM) for brightness control. If You are looking for backlight strobing feature for motion clarity, check the Samsung monitors that come with ”MBRT” (motion blur reduction technology). I hope this helps and if You have any questions feel free to message me anytime.

  2. Hey, thanks for the quick information on Samsung curved gaming monitor. I’m looking for a new screen and thought I would check what people were saying about Samsung monitors.>>I like having the option of picking my Hz, and agree that 1440p resolution will be tough on most hardware. So being able t lower it a good thing.But not having an USB connection is horrible. How new is the Samsung C27JG50?

    1. Hello LeNard

      Before I get to the comment itself- I want to apologise for a such late reply, I’m sorry about that.

      The release date of Samsung C27JG50 was August 1st 2018, so it’s not far away from being 1 year old. I would say that it’s still pretty new and fresh on the market. It is also highly popular, and there is a big demand for this monitor at the moment.

      Let me know if You need any help LeNard, I will do my best to help You out. Feel free to contact me anytime. 

      Have a great day.

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