The Samsung 27-inch S80UA is the most colorful budget 4K monitor we’ve tested and accurately handles both DCI-P3 and sRGB color. There are cheaper rivals with similar performance, but a USB-C hub helps seal the deal for shoppers seeking more.
Believe it or not, budget and 4K are often spotted together these days. You no longer have to completely break the bank to enjoy 4K and even HDR on your monitor. The Samsung 27-inch S80UA delivers that with a $430 MSRP, a good price for a high-resolution IPS screen. But for about $100 cheaper, you can find similar performance from some of the best budget 4K monitors. So how does the S80UA make its plea?
If you’re after something more from your monitor, the Samsung S80UA is the most colorful budget 4K monitor we’ve tested yet. And if you want greater functionality, the monitor’s easy navigation and USB-C hub that adds 3 USB-A ports to your setup are wins. There are no speakers, and you’ll have to pay more for a worthy HDR experience. But without needing to do any calibration for a quality image with both DCI-P3 and sRGB color, the gains outweigh the potential wants.