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Owner Reviews Are Average
Based on 202 owner reviews the average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 77 out of 100.
A few Samsung S22D300HY owners mentioned that the Samsung S22D300HY was good in terms of HDMI connections. Three years ago Jeff S wrote on Amazon “Plug it in, plug in the hdmi cable and view! No problems at all, as one would expect from Samsung” and rated the Samsung S22D300HY 5 stars. Two years ago Kayleigh said in her review of the Samsung S22D300HY on Amazon “This is a really sleek nice looking monitor and has a VGA and HDMI port”. In the same month Lina wrote on Amazon “Good quality, both inputs (HDMI and VGA) are working perfect” in her Samsung S22D300HY review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
A number of customers considered that the Samsung S22D300HY was good in terms of connectivity. James Hall gave it a score of 4 stars and he said “Excellent value for money and has all the necessary connectivity” in his review of this PC monitor.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Samsung S22D300HY owners concluded that the Samsung S22D300HY had good picture quality. Amanda she wrote in her review of this PC monitor “She is a beauty! Works well, graphics are quite clean”. Mike Chat mentioned “Very good value for money, picture quality good.” in his Samsung S22D300HY review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Mr Baz gave it a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned “Good picture quality a few small issues though”.
Several Samsung S22D300HY reviewers said in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. N. Kemp said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Provided you can get a good viewing angle on it” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100. Three years ago S. Martin said in their review of this PC monitor “I've been very careful to shield the screen from specular reflections while testing this)The viewing angle horizontally is far better” but in spite of that they only gave the Samsung S22D300HY a score of 20 out of 100. Samm said “The worst thing about this monitor is the Viewing angle”.
Six Samsung S22D300HY reviewers considered that the Samsung S22D300HY had good colour saturation. Anon mentioned in their review of the Samsung S22D300HY on Amazon “Once adjusted, images are sharp and colours vibrant” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Mach3blackbird said on Amazon “That's not to say the colours are wrong - they are perfectly fine for ordinary tasks” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Podhunter wrote in their review of the Samsung S22D300HY two years ago “An excellent monitor with good image resolution and intense colours” .
Three Samsung S22D300HY reviewers concluded that it had clear images. James Anderson mentioned “Great monitor, wonderful clarity and colour representation”. One customer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had a flickering image. Chris Burgoyne said “My monitor is consistently flickering and is now up to the 3rd "warranty based repair”.
One Samsung S22D300HY owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a sharp image. R. F. Stevens gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The HD BBC Test Card shows that the brightness to contrast range and sharpness are all correctly set by default” in their review of the Samsung S22D300HY.
Easy to Use
A few Samsung S22D300HY owners concluded that the Samsung S22D300HY was easy to setup. David Grindrod mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Good monitor, very clear display, easy to set up”. Ethan Williams said in his review “Clear and easy to set up” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. James Bee rated it 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “If you need to.I'd consider another screen.) the packaging it came in was well done, great protection easy to set up”.
Several customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I play a lot of games on it and it also has its own game mode quality mode on its settings which is good for what I use it for” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Cathryn rated it as excellent and she wrote on Amazon “Oh and it has touch for power/menu/all that at the bottom, no buttons”. James Mitchell mentioned “The picture is still great and it's easy to change the settings too” in his Samsung S22D300HY review and rated this PC monitor 5 stars.
Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung S22D300HY was easy to use. Adam White mentioned on Amazon “It is really easy to use” in his Samsung S22D300HY review. Derek 66 wrote in February last year “A great monitor to use with my Raspberry Pi” in their review and rated it as excellent. I Review for You said in their review of this PC monitor “I like to use the game mode option as well for movies because there's more colour”.
Some customers who bought it mentioned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Two years ago Adam Curry gave the product an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon “Power and adjustment buttons are light touch sensitive, nice feature” in his review. Dave wrote three years ago “The on-screen adjusters are VERY touchy - touch sensitive actually, not buttons, so it is very easy to press more than one control” .
A number of Samsung S22D300HY owners concluded that it was easy to assemble. Benjamin said in his review “Fantastic 1080p definition, easy to assemble and configure” . A few customers wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr Aa Khan gave it a very good review and he wrote on Amazon “It's a comfortable viewing angle that doesn't need adjustment” in his review of the Samsung S22D300HY.
Thirty-eight Samsung S22D300HY owners concluded that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung S22D300HY on Amazon “Consider it very good for the price”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Great monitor for the price”. Three years ago Binion wrote on Amazon “Nice TV for the price and loads of features” in their review of the Samsung S22D300HY.
Several customers concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned “Feels cheap and causes the screen to wobble alot” in their review. Bootie Boot wrote “Cheap and very nasty, returned after one use” in their Samsung S22D300HY review. Chris Burgoyne wrote in his review on Amazon “Fine as long as you want a cheap monitor” although he rated it 20 out of 100.
A few Samsung S22D300HY reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was cheap. Chris Burgoyne wrote on Amazon two years ago “In spite of the fact it must be costing them a fortune to (not) repair it, Samsung are refusing to replace it”. Jebediah gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “As this is a budget monitor, there are very limited adjustment options, like swivel, height, or pivot”. Jebediah also mentioned “Very good budget 1080p monitor”.
Good Product Quality
A number of Samsung S22D300HY reviewers agreed that the Samsung S22D300HY was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “Great quality screen, very clear” in their review. Bootie Boot said in their Samsung S22D300HY review on Amazon “I'll stick to better quality items in the future” but they gave this PC monitor a score of 1 stars. C. Cartmel said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “While the picture quality is excellent, I am very disappointed with this monitor” but even so they only gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.
Four Samsung S22D300HY owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good height. James Bee said two years ago “The angle, though un adjustable it just right if you have a correct ergonomic desk for your height and seating position” in his review of this PC monitor. Mr Aa Khan wrote “No VESA mount or adjustable tilt/height and no speakers (not that I was expecting it to have any” and scored the Samsung S22D300HY 5 stars.
Several Samsung S22D300HY reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung S22D300HY was a good size. Keith Wilford wrote “A good size” . One person who purchased the Samsung S22D300HY thought it was a good depth. Adam Berry said on Amazon “Crisp picture, good colour depth and nice design” in his review of the Samsung S22D300HY.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung S22D300HY was tight. Two years ago C. Cartmel said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The tilt mechanism is VERY tight” yet they only rated it 1 stars. One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good physically.
One person who purchased it considered that it was a good width. Charles Hellyer said “The Samsung spec sheet provided with the Monitor says it is a 47cm (18.5”) screen size, which is the approximate measurement of the width of the real displayed area” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
One customer said in their reviews that the product was thin. Jamie Carbert said “Thin light and very good quality, could have been a” in his review. One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was thick. Two years ago Jebediah mentioned on Amazon “The glossy bezels are a nice and not too thick”.
A number of people said in their reviews that it was well made. Chris wrote “Not bad could of been a bit better in build quality” . Mr Baz mentioned “That's what counts for the most here, bar the couple of points above it's a solid offering and I can recommmend it”. Romparose said in their review on Amazon “Absolute nightmare to set this monitor up, with driver tweaks and endless fiddling with software settings and the built in settings” but they only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.
Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Mike Chat wrote “A little washed-out, stand not height adjustable & could be more sturdy” in his review of the Samsung S22D300HY. Squirrel mentioned in their Samsung S22D300HY review on Amazon “I dropped a star as having speakers would be a bonus” and rated it 4 stars.
Some Samsung S22D300HY reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Ace40464 wrote “Excellent screens, beautiful colour, significant improvement on the previous model (which I use alongside two of these for a triple monitor display” in their Samsung S22D300HY review. Demetris mentioned on Amazon “Good, solid monitor, at pretty decent price” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Jeff S said “Pretty straightforward to assemble the monitor on its stand”.
Five Samsung S22D300HY owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design. Adam Curry scored this PC monitor 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Samsung S22D300HY on Amazon “Quality high def screen and nice design”. Robin Waite wrote in his review on Amazon last year “The colour definition is absolutely spot on (we work in design”. Vickey T. mentioned on Amazon “Love the design and the screen clarity on very decent”.
A number of Samsung S22D300HY reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was smooth. Samm wrote in their review “Smooth Sleek and Lovely Functional”. Two years ago Soner Latif mentioned in their review on Amazon “> Excellent colour reproduction> Extremely smooth refresh> Looks quite nice> Bright backlight> Display can be fine tunedCONS”.
One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was ergonomic. One Samsung S22D300HY owner concluded that it was ugly. Jebediah said on Amazon “It doesn't look ugly” in their review of the Samsung S22D300HY.
A number of Samsung S22D300HY owners concluded that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Frank N Soutar rated this PC monitor as very good and he mentioned in his Samsung S22D300HY review “The bigger screen is a help”. In the same month James Bee scored it 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Came with some good instructions and an instructional DVD.I can't fault the display” in his Samsung S22D300HY review. Lee mentioned “Use - no problems there - the colours are sharp, crisp and clear (after manual adjustment) Cons - the stand is terrible” in his Samsung S22D300HY review but he only gave the Samsung S22D300HY a score of 60 out of 100.
Good Technical Features
One Samsung S22D300HY reviewer considered that the Samsung S22D300HY had good features.
Good Environmental Credentials
One person who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Hon T. L. Underhill said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “That it would not every so often put itself to sleep to save energy”.
Good Sound Quality
One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good sound quality. Paul rated it 5 stars and he wrote “Great picture and sound quality”.
Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
Based on 4,014 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its LCD screens. Samsung also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This LCD screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the S22D300HY is 18kWh, the highest is 120kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 47kWh. The Samsung S22D300HY has a fairly low annual energy consumption (only 31 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S22D300HY.
The lightest PC screen that is a comparable age to the S22D300HY is 2.6g weight, the heaviest is 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of only 2.7 kilograms, the S22D300HY is one of the lighter PC monitors of a similar age and type to the S22D300HY amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Only Mega Contrast Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
This LCD screen has a Mega Contrast contrast ratio (dynamic), which is the most frequently found contrast ratio (dynamic) on PC monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Samsung S22D300HY does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the S22D300HY also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider including the HP V212a (£77.89), the DELL S2216H (£83.94), or the Acer B226HQL which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Samsung S22D300HY does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens that came out more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay E221c (£99.99) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Samsung S22D300HY does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the S22D300HY also do not have a card reader integrated.
The S22D300HY is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the S22D300HY are also not 3D.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
The S22D300HY has a very narrow viewing angle, vertical (only 65 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the S22D300HY. The viewing angle, verticals of LCD screens that are a similar age to the S22D300HY range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
The viewing angle, horizontals of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the S22D300HY range from 18° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 90 degrees, the Samsung S22D300HY has one of the narrowest viewing angle, horizontals amongst LCD screens of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the PC displays of a similar age and spec to the S22D300HY the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Samsung S22D300HY has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
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Built-In USB Hub
Colour of Product
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Power Consumption (off)
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Power Consumption (standby)
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AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
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