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Samsung - UJ59 Series U32J590UQN 32" LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor - Dark Gray/Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor viewing angles = icing on cake.

    Posted
    Electrosoft
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am currently using an HP ZR30w 30" IPS QHD monitor which I've had near zero complaints about going on ~8 years. I've reached a point with work and online media that 4k makes sense now as my main driver. I decided to start low (bang:buck ratio) and work my way up in the 4k realm. My primary criteria is 4k, 32" FreeSync, sub 7ms response time and excellent Adobe spectrum coverage with good viewing angles as cheap as possible. Having read numerous positive personal online reviews, I gleefully tossed this into my BB basket and set up a pickup order from one of our local BB that had it in stock. Once we arrived at the store, before picking it up, I wandered over to the monitor display section to see it in person. The writing was on the wall as it was sitting next to the LG IPS 27" 4k display, showing the same content, and the LG absolutely destroyed it in visual performance. This wasn't the top end model LG either. Still, with a proper calibration things could be different, right? Once I arrived back home I eagerly unboxed this beast. Size wise, this is definitely bigger than my older display and much lighter. Build quality is not that great but passable. My display had no bad pixels or any outward screen defects. From a distance (2+ yards away) media looked very nice in 4k. This display would be great for a dedicated console and program viewing from at least 2+ yards away as view angle issues lessen when viewed this way on a VA panel. Gaming on this display is pure joy compared to my HP ZR30w that I never realized I needed in my life in terms of synchronization. The problems are as follows: HDMI screen kept timing out while gaming (screen would go blank, disconnect, reconnect and then display) intermittently when connected to my Radeon Vega 64. This only happened while gaming and not in normal desktop use. I tried to duplicate this on an older 27" HP 1080p display I keep as a backup and did not have this problem. I switched to display port and the issue went away. No HDR (which makes sense, see next) Very poor brightness. The product listing says 270cd/m2 which it is not. Some online reviews have measured it at ~210-220cd/m2 and this seems more inline. It's passable but certain games with dark lighting (Diablo 3 for example) or movies lacked that bright "pop" when needed. Color coverage was not on par with my ~8-9 yr old display which does 94% Adobe (which is to be expected to a degree based on cost). This display is right around 83% and it showed. Certain image tests showed pronounced banding whereas my older display showed none. This was post calibration. Both displays boast 10-bit color. Even calibrated, reds are a little overpowered in classic Samsung style. Finally, and most importantly, the viewing angles are pretty horrific. Sitting straight on, left and right sides of the screen are mildly washed out. Actual viewing angle on this display is 20 degrees at best horizontally before your image starts to cloud/degrade. While gaming, I actually would move my head side to side and watch the immediate content in front of my clear up like magic while anything to my immediate right or left became cloudy and washed out. Online reviews back this up. This isn't only a Samsung issue for low to mid level 4k displays. It is a problem with some VA panels that this display uses. While it is a step up from the older TN panels, IPS is really preferred for minimal image degradation while viewing/working up close. It is because of the reasons listed above I will be returning this display and continue my hunt for the best bang:buck. I'll be shifting my next price point by $300 upward and begin anew. I know my standards might be outlandish, but I figure I'll be using whatever display I end up with for 5+ years (if not more), so I want to make sure it is something that won't drive me batty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Electrosoft:

      I am very sorry to see that you have encountered issues with the Samsung U32J591 Monitor and have returned it

      Your feedback is very important to us and will be shared with our product team.

      Should you ever decide to give Samsung Monitor products another try and have concerns or questions, please know we are always here to help. You contact Samsung Customer Support via:
      1) Phone: 1-800-SAMSUNG (ask for Monitors)
      Available 8AM - 12AM EST (Mon-Fri) / 9AM - 11PM EST (Sat-Sun)
      2) LiveChat or Email:  https://www.samsung.com/us/support/#contact_us_for_support
      3) Facebook Messenger:  https://www.facebook.com/samsungsupport
      4) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SamsungSupport
      5) The Samsung Monitor Community is also a great resource for getting help from Samsung moderators and customers:  https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Monitors/bd-p/monitors

      Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and provide us with information that helps improve our products. We hope to regain you as a customer in the near future.

      - Samsung Solutions Samsung

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase

    Posted
    Aztecking
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I looked at this monitor vs a 28inch 4k monitor and went into the store to look at them both. I ended up taking home this 32-inch 4k unit and I love it. At first, I thought the 32 inch would be too big but its just right. I have my PC and Xbox one x on this unit and image quality is amazing. The product notes no headphone jack but it does have one that is hooked up to my beats for sound. My only dislike about this monitor is that the little joystick in the back to navigate is not very responsive to my liking also would be nice to be able to select a source from a dedicated button without having to use this little joystick. But overall very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning, Crisp Monitor by A Brand We All Love

    Posted
    Dereck
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I used to have a 28 inch monitor that was 2560 x 1440 and the extra resolution over 1080p was nice. I bought this and have had it for some months now. First off, 32" is huge for a monitor and most people will think it's a TV. 4k is amazing for a monitor and gives you much increased productivity and a new high definition crisp that is night and day from 1080p. The price is more than fair for what this is.Monitors are a better choice than using a cheaper TV in place, as long as you aren't after something larger than 32". Home entertainment, work, or gaming this monitor won't let you down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Crisp Screen

    Posted
    rvnvoor
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me start saying that this screen is huge and it looks great. I had to get used to viewing on one screen instead of viewing using 2 screens like had before. I have no issues with this Samsung 4k 32 inch monitor. Works well. The only gripe I got is that there is no display software available for this monitor. I verified this with Samsung support. I think that is stupid. In my device manager it says Generic PnP Monitor. Other than that I'm happy with the monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall good monitor

    Posted
    LDJ4
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This item was great to wall mount in my smaller room. I am able to lay down and watch Netflix on it, and it also delivers great quality while gaming. I use it for both pc and console with no problems. One thing I did wish it had was it’s own speakers for when I am watching Netflix. (I had to get a soundbar so I could play movies and tv on it). Other than this one small detail it was great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung 32" LED 4K UHD

    Posted
    AMMO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this monitor for a conference booth. Table space was limited so the compact stand design was key to my purchase decision. The stands ability to move up/down and for the screen to tilt back proved optimal for customer's viewing of our presentation. I received may comments about its picture quality. Ultimately one lucky conference attendee walked away with this monitor as it was also a door prize.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor

    Posted
    prairiedawg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I like this monitor because it's not really a matte screen, but it's not real glossy. I watch a lot of movies and videos and this is just as clear and great color. I like the size because as we get older our eyes aren't as good as they used to be. The text is easy to read not blurred. Samsung makes good monitors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor for Work and Play

    Posted
    Steve
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Pros: Great Picture No bad pixels. Fast response rate. Great for gaming and very crisp, readable type for Cons: It uses a small external power brick. Would prefer internal power supply. The power connector from brick to monitor would occasionally slip out. Easily solved by soft piece of foam cut to keep power connector from falling out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming/computer monitor

    Posted
    Kluyster
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have my computer and PS4 both hooked up to this. It has an audio jack (3.5mm) which it didn’t mention on store shelf, nice surprise. Looks great for PS4. Computer also good, I don’t use computer as much, wanted to consolidate my gaming and computer space into one. Satisfied with this monitor, I should mention I got it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality, easy setup, great value

    Posted
    Spiritbear
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In my dealings with Samsung I find them to be of excellent quality. This monitor is awesome, very clear and easy to setup, just uses and HDMI cable. I do photography work using Photoshop and it works flawlessly with excellent resolution and speed. I would highly recommend this monitor. I am retired and have no affiliation with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor panel uniformity

    Posted
    Hellfire
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The good: It can do 4k. The bad: Panel uniformity was terrible on the left 1/3 of the screen. It was bad enough that my games and videos/movies would be washed out on that side of the monitor. There was also a minor uniformity issue on the right side that I could overlook but due how bad the left side was I am going to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Hellfire:

      I am very sorry to see that you had panel uniformity issues with your monitor and have returned it. Your feedback is very important to us and will be shared with our product team.

      Should you ever decide to give Samsung monitors another try and have issues or questions, please know that we are always here to assist.

      For your convenience, you can reach Samsung Customer Support via any of the below options:

      1) Phone: 1-800-SAMSUNG (ask for Monitors)
      Available 8AM - 12AM EST (Mon-Fri) / 9AM - 11PM EST (Sat-Sun)

      2) LiveChat or Email:  https://www.samsung.com/us/support/#contact_us_for_support

      3) Facebook Messenger:  https://www.facebook.com/samsungsupport

      4) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SamsungSupport

      5) The Samsung Monitor Community is also a great resource for getting help from Samsung moderators and customers:  https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Monitors/bd-p/monitors

      We hope to regain you as a customer in the future.

      - Samsung Solutions Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality for the price

    Posted
    Novan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great monitor. Its 4k with freesync. I've been using it with the Division 2 and my Xbox One X and it looks beautiful. I only have 1060 in my gaming pc so the 60hz refresh rate is ok, but I wish it had 75, 120, or 144 so I am ready if I upgrade. But I also understand that is what I get for the price. Well Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple use and setup. Quality build

    Posted
    Ddale
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Monitor is a definite improvement over replaced HD monitor. Do most of computer work doing photography projects Have found that extreme close up work is easier done on my 4k laptop screen. Color accuracy is excellent but clarity less than desired. I would recommend this monitor to a friend with the aforementioned precaution

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great picture

    Posted
    Loki515
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Picture quality is what you would expect from Samsung it better. This is coming from someone who has it hooked up to a pretty top notch pc. I9-9900k, 2070 RDX Water cooled pc over locked and pushing everything to it its limits. Not a five star because has no ability to move up or down.. Nor side to side. Only complaints I have of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent monitor

    Posted
    jjrogers
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this monitor to replace an older 1080 monitor. I needed the vesa mounting to work with my configuration. I've used Samsung for years and found their equipment to be reliable. I bought from Best Buy because I always get the extended warranty just in case. This monitor has really enhanced my computer set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big help

    Posted
    kindy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The size of the screen facilitates side-by-side of document drafts and large-format research images. The resolution and clarity are superb. If I need to use a magnifier to view an indistinct character it does not pixellate as previous monitors have done. If I have one complaint it is that the contrast is not as sharp as I might like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor

    Posted
    Scott
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this to replace a 1080p 22.5" LCD Samsung monitor. The monitor was definitely an upgrade. I used the HDMI cable in the box and was able to use the 4K resolution, albeit only 30Hz. When i got a newer HDMI cable I was able to do 60Hz. Monitor looks great and content watched on it looked great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's the perfect monitor for me

    Posted
    Mimi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I use this monitor everyday with my Xbox 1 X mainly & sometimes my ps4. The colors are really vivid and everything looks amazing on it. 4k content looks amazing but even non 4k content still looks very beautiful.The only downside to this monitor is that it does not have any speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    Posted
    Momstillgames
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Love this monitor. I was looking for screen size over bells and whistles, and boy did I ever get what I wanted. I hooked it up for the first time and was absolutely amazed. I made my whole family come in and look at it... and told them they weren't allowed to touch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic with newer Asus laptop

    Posted
    blusdrumr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I tried this with an old Alienware laptop and it wouldn't work properly. However it was easy and quick to hookup and use with my newer Asus laptop via HDMI cable. Instead of using the blue light saver which seemed to darken the screen too much I adjusted the main light in settings to 50% .

    I would recommend this to a friend