Samsung C49HG90: decadent thoroughbred in 32:9

Extraordinary gaming monitor offers everything, except a good price per pixel ratio


Brightness  and contrast

With the brightness we are immediately faced with a surprise: the Samsung C49HG90 does not exceed 263 cd/m². You might be thinking that this will hurt its HDR capability - but you would be wrong, because in HDR-mode ('High brightness') the monitor is able to produce a total of 654 cd/m², by far the highest measured brightness that we have ever seen on a monitor. That is why this graph does not matter all that much - for regular use 250 cd/m² is more than enough, if it would be more than that we would consider it undesirable. 

Moving on to the minimum brightness: white with only 15.5 cd/m², at least you do not have to worry about being blinded in a dark room. 

For black at 150 cd/m² of white we note 0.06 cd/m² - not an extremely exciting value, because aside from the LG all competitors have a va-panel. Va is the new ips, you read it here first. On the other hand, the maximum vlaue of black is the lowest. As a colleague said: it is not as pretty as the black of my oled-television, but it is certainly pretty black. 

Depending on how we perform the measurement, the contrast is extremely good to excellent. 


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Samsung C49HG90

49 inch, 3840x1080, 81 ppi, VA, AMD FreeSync, 144 Hz, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 1 ms, 600 cd/m², 3000 : 1

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Avg. £946.92
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