- 43.3inch ultra-widescreen (32:10 aspect)
- 3840 x 1200 pixel resolution
- 3x USB 3.0 ports
- 1x HDMI port
- 1x DisplayPort
- USB Type-C ports
- 3000:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness (typical)
- 16.7m colour support
- 120Hz refresh rate
- Eye-saver mode
- 5ms response time
- 2x 5w speakers
- Weight: 28.66lbs (with stand) / 12.99kg
Samsung CJ890 – You can comfortably use three windows side-by-side if you have the patience to neatly arrange them.
“Curved for comfort” however, the monitor is so wide (compared to a standard 16:9/16:10 monitor) you’ll find yourself regularly moving your head from one side to the other. Although this would be the same with two monitors, so if you’re used to using two monitors then this may not be an issue for you.
It’s big – really big – 106cm x 52cm x 31cm with the stand – easily taking up a whole desk by itself.
The resolution looks fairly standard with a 1200 high resolution, it isn’t as high as saying a 27inch monitor with a 2560×1440 resolution or a 27inch monitor with a 4K resolution (3840×2160). This means the text is large enough for you to comfortably sit quite a distance away from the monitor without straining.
You can swivel the monitor (left and right), although not much. You can adjust the tilt a small amount. There’s a good amount of height adjustment. The monitor is VESA compatible so you can use standard VESA mountings if required.
The “Eye Saver Mode” gives you muted view, with lower contrast and a yellow / brown image, with less blue light.
The monitor has a matte finish, to reduce reflections.
The speaker quality doesn’t seem to be very good, although they can be turned up quite loud (they don’t sound particularly good if you do).
Samsung CJ890 Controls – Under screen controls. The joystick under the screen also operates as the on/off switch.
Using Samsung’s “Easy Settings Box” app – we ran into a few problems, as it doesn’t work with a number of apps. Annoyingly, our most used app, Google Chrome, didn’t like the idea of co-operating so we had to manually arrange the windows. DisplayFusion could be a useful alternative, even if just for the Window snapping feature, letting you line up windows next to each other.
Connecting cables is fairly straightforward, however, due to the deep recess, you’ll need to use the provided Samsung L-shaped power cable, as normal kettle power leads will not easily bend into place.
We used an NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card and it had no problems delivering the resolution required by the monitor.
Samsung CJ890 Menus
It can take a while to get used to the menu operation, with the joystick control under the screen. You can find the calibration report for the monitor in the menus, and they are quite clear and easy to read. Colour settings let you adjust Red, Green, and Blue.
Switching between the standard model and Picture-By-Picture can be a little slow at times, and the monitor also seems to have the habit of prioritising the USB-C connection, even though there is nothing plugged into this.
The stand for the monitor is quite large, although no doubt this is necessary for such a large monitor.
Samsung CJ890 Performance
The performance section is where we look at the performance of the monitor. Additional photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.
Samsung CJ890 – Bezels remain quiet small.
The monitor comes pre-calibrated from the factory but appeared a little bit blue in colour tone before calibrating the monitor. However, after calibration, the image was a little warmer.
We used the Spyder 5 Elite to evaluate the performance of the monitor.
Colour Gamut – There is no information on the Samsung website as to what colour standards it conforms to, simply stating “N/A” against all the colour standards. Other companies and monitors will, for example, say they offer 100% sRGB, or 97% AdobeRGB. The Samsung CJ890 does not say it offers this, so let’s find out what it can actually offer, by using Spyder 5 Elite.
We measures 97% sRGB, 76% NTSC, and 78% AdobeRGB. This will most likely be why there is “N/A” on the website, as 97% of sRGB isn’t particularly anything to boast about. However, if you’re simply looking for an sRGB monitor, then this is reasonable, being close to 100%.
Colour accuracy performance – Colour accuracy is very good, with a maximum deviation of 3.19 (Delta-E), which means the majority of colours are accurately displayed on the screen. There was only a slight difference between colour reproduction straight out of the box compared to when the monitor was calibrated. The monitor was calibrated by Samsung, and the results from this show 2.23 Gamma, and a max deviation of 2.66.
Colour Uniformity – Uniformity is good, with a maximum difference of 1.3. When sitting in the middle of the screen, and turning your head to view the left and right edges of the screen, it’s easy to see a slightly darkened area towards the last 1.5inches of the screen. However, this changes slightly depending on how far away you are from the screen. The brightness level measured at 100% is 335cd/m2, with a contrast ratio of 1400:1.
Samsung CJ890 Pros
- Multiple modern connection ports (although see cons)
- Very large 32:10 screen
- Good uniformity
- Good colour accuracy
Samsung CJ890 Cons
- No DVI connection
- Only one HDMI socket
- “Easy Setting Box” doesn’t work with all apps
- 97% sRGB (not 100%)
- No HDR support