Following my review of the superb Samsung C49RG90 I thought it would be worth looking at how it compares with other similar monitors on the market.
The Dell U4919DW and Philips 499P9H are the two notable options, both have the same screen size and resolution to the Samsung.
All three monitors are 49-inch and use a 5120 x 1440 resolution giving you the option to have two 2560×1440 screens snaped left and right. They all also have some form of a picture by picture allowing you to use two sources at one time with a 2560×1440 resolution.
The Samsung is the stand out model here with a 120Hz refresh rate and FreeSync™ 2 HDR while the others use 60Hz, depending on your usage this could well rule out the other two models.
Brightness and HDR
Again, Samsung has a massive edge here with DisplayHDR 1000 certification and a typical brightness of 600cd/m2.
The Dell has no HDR features, while the Philips is DisplayHDR 400 certified
Other Important Features
The Samsung is also the best at achieving the widest range of colour with an sRGB coverage of 125% and Adobe RGB Coverage of 92%. The Philips does well too though, only being fractionally behind.
This Philips display features a built-in USB 3.1 type-C docking station with power delivery. Its slim, reversible USB-C connector allows for easy, one-cable docking. Simplify by connecting all of your peripherals like keyboard, mouse and your RJ-45 Ethernet cable to the monitor's docking station. There is also the MultiClient Integrated KVM switch, you can control two separate PCs with one monitor-keyboard-mouse setup.
The Dell has similar docking and KVM features to the Philips but also has two upstream USB ports. It also uses a more gentle curve of 3800R. I have not used the Dell but the deep curve of the Samsung causes the monitor to take up a lot of table depth, so a gentler curve maybe more forgiving here.
With Samsung leading the way in most of the features, it probably comes as no surprise that it is the most expensive option. The Dell isn't far behind, and I suspect that is because they are targetting the business market more than consumers.
The Philips 499P9H looks cheap at comfortably under £900, over £300 cheaper than the Samsung. It is well specced too, it just depends how much you need the 120Hz refresh rate, it does have Adaptive-Sync which will improve things, but not to the same level as the Samsung.
If you can justify the expense I think Samsung is the clear best choice. The lack of a KVM, USB-C- and thunderbolt are a little disappointing but these are all things you can do with different peripherals. No other monitor on the market currently has the panel specification of this and therefore I think it is the best.
|Panel Coating||Anti-Glare with 3H Hardness||Anti-Glare with 3H Hardness||Anti-Glare, 2H, Haze 25%|
|Resolution||5120 x 1440||5120 x 1440||5120 x 1440|
|Refresh Rate||120Hz||60 Hz||60 Hz|
|Adaptive Sync||FreeSync™ 2 HDR||No||No|
|Brightness (Typical)||600cd/m2||350 cd/m²||450 cd/m²|
|Peak Brightness (Typical)||1000cd/m2||350 cd/m²||450 cd/m²|
|Contrast Ratio Static||3,000:1(Typ)||1000:1||3000:1|
|HDR(High Dynamic Range)||DisplayHDR 1000||None||DisplayHDR 400 certified (DP/HDMI)|
|Viewing Angle (H/V)||178º (H)/178º (V)||178º (H)/178º (V)||178º (H)/178º (V)|
|Color Support||1.07B||1.07B||16.7 M|
|Color Gamut (NTSC 1976)||BT. 709 Coverage: 99.67%*,|
|Color Gamut (DCI Coverage)||95%||DCI-P3 Coverage: 94.62%*|
|sRGB Coverage||125%||99%||sRGB 121%*|
|Adobe RGB Coverage||92%||75%||Adobe RGB 91%|
|Weight with Stand||14.6 kg||15.30 kg|
|Weight without stand||11.6 kg||11.4 kg||11.00 kg|
|Connections||2 x DisplayPort 1.4|
1 x HDMI
4 x USB 3.0
|1 x DisplayPort 1.4|
2 x HDMI
5 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0 Upstream
1 x USB Type-C
|1 x DisplayPort 1.4|
2 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C In
1 x USB Upstream
|Speakers||No||No||Yes & Webcam|
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