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The 5 Best Smartphones in the US in 2020 That Are Worth Your Money




Best Smartphones in the US 2020

It is safe to say that people cannot live a day without smartphones. Technically, you could, but your life will be so much better if you have one.

Having said that, there are so many phones on the market nowadays and it might be hard for you to choose one.

Luckily for you, I happen to know only the greatest ones out there so you do not have to go somewhere else to find the information that you need.

Today, I am going to talk about the best phones in the US in 2020.

1.iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro

Price: Starts at $999

We’ll start the list by talking about a phone from the company that started it all. The iPhone 11 Pro is what many people would consider the best phone in early 2020. Everything about it just makes it quite an appealing choice.

For starters, it has a solid build quality. It is made of an all-metal frame and is also known to have really strong battery life.

It is powered by the company’s in-house operating system, the iOS 13. Aside from that, its performance package is really great as well thanks to the A13 Bionic chip.

The phone’s CPU is the best processor around. It beats Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor and it can even go head to head with Qualcomm’s latest CPU in the form of the Snapdragon 865 in some tests.

People will also love its 5.8-inch ‘Super Retina XDR’ display. It is basically the company’s take on an AMOLED screen that supports HDR.

Because of the said panel, you will get crisp visuals, as well as amazing contrast in all of the media that you intend to consume.

Of course, the camera of the iPhone 11 Pro is also a huge upgrade from the previous version. It comes with three cameras: all 12-megapixel sensors for telephoto, wide-angle, and ultra-wide angle with various apertures to suit everyone’s tastes.

Its price of $999 might not be appealing to a lot of people. In that case, you can opt for its little brother, the iPhone 11, instead.

2.Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

Price: Starts at $1,199

When it comes to the smartphone industry, both Samsung and Apple are always the ones that go head-to-head and for good reasons.

You could say that as vast as the Android ecosystem is, Samsung is hailed as the champ and that is why it is always pitted against what Apple has to offer.

The company’s latest flagship device is quite an amazing addition to its product stack. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus truly deserves the acclaim that it’s been getting.

This phone has a very large 6.7-inch screen and it also comes with the company’s patented Infinity-O AMOLED display.

Aside from the superior picture quality of the display, people will be happy to know that the S20 Plus now also comes with a screen that has a refresh rate of 120hz.

While the default resolution of the phone is 3200×1440, if you are to take advantage of the higher screen refresh rate, you will have to scale down to Full HD+ resolution. Still, that is perfect for most people.

As for its performance package, the phone comes with Qualcomm’s latest offering in the form of the Snapdragon 865. It is also coupled with 12GB of RAM and storage capacity of 128GB-512GB (internal) with an option to expand it via MicroSD (up to 1TB).

The S20 Plus also comes with a hefty 4,000 mAh battery which can last a while and its included fast charger tops you off quickly as well. If you have a wireless charger, the phone supports it too.

Another main feature of the S20 Plus is its array of cameras. Its headline sensor is the 64-megapixel telephoto lens with up to 3x optical zoom.

Without a doubt, pictures and videos are quite crisp and clear and the software makes it really stand out.

In addition, you also have the ability to record 8K videos at 24fps, though you have to make sure that you have ample space as the resulting file will be so massive.

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is what I would consider the best Android phone in early 2020. The only thing that might turn you off is the price ($1,199), but for what it’s worth, you really won’t be disappointed.

3.OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro

Price: $900

OnePlus was the first smartphone company that created what people would call the ‘flagship killers’ or devices that kill flagship phones by offering them at a more affordable price.

Even though the company has reached the flagship territory in terms of pricing, the OnePlus 8 Pro is still quite a solid option and one that I would recommend if you want a somewhat affordable flagship device.

Its strongest suit is the company’s own OxygenOS. It is basically a reskin of Android 10 but what makes it great is its almost vanilla-like, buttery-smooth experience.

OnePlus is also one of the first companies to implement a high refresh rate screen. True enough, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 120Hz AMOLED screen with HDR10 certification. This provides crisp details like the ones similar to the iPhone 11 and Samsung’s flagship devices.

The phone’s performance is also top-notch as well. Aside from having the Snapdragon 865 chip, it also comes with 12GB RAM and UFS 3.0 storage (128GB and 256GB options are available).

It can also last more than a day thanks to its 4,510 mAh battery. I am also happy to say that it comes with the company’s 30-watt Warp charger. If you can spend some extra money, you can opt to buy the company’s 30W wireless charging cradle instead.

Despite its amazing performance and great battery life, the phone does have its downsides in the form of its cameras.

For one, the camera bulge is so pronounced that it cannot fall flat when you put it on a desk. Aside from that, its camera software needs improvement, though recent updates have fixed the majority of issues.

Even with its shortcomings, I would still recommend the OnePlus 8 Pro.

4.Google Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4 XL

Price: $849

Ever since Google veered away from third-party manufacturers to create their phones, its devices have been equipped with the best smartphone cameras on the market.

The Google Pixel 4 XL is the latest flagship device from the company that is famous for its amazing search engine.

While its performance is middling compared to the other phones listed in this article, where it truly excels is its cameras.

You see, what makes the Pixel 4 XL’s cameras great is not only because of its hardware but also because of its software as well.

At the time of writing, the Google Pixel 4 XL is still the best phone to get if you want the best possible cameras in a smartphone on the market.

However, I put it later down the list simply because only its cameras are its strongest suit. Its battery life is so-so, its 90Hz OLED display is okay (but nothing to brag about), and its design is lackluster, to say the least.

5.ASUS ROG Phone 2

ASUS ROG Phone 2

As mobile games become more and more demanding, you will need to be using hardware that is capable of handling any game out there. That is where the ROG Phone 2 comes in.

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is the second version of the company’s highly-acclaimed ROG mobile lineup.

This is a gaming phone that not only has a high refresh rate screen but it also comes with programmable shoulder buttons to help give you an extra edge.

As a gaming device, it dissipates heat effectively thanks to its included vents and built-in cooling system.

The performance of this phone is top-notch thanks to its use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ flagship processor, as well as 12GB of RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.

Its hefty 6,000 mAh battery also ensures that you can play even the most demanding games and never have to worry about running out of battery at all as it can last the whole day.

And, if you want to recharge it, its included 30W charger should give it enough juice in a short amount of time.

While this phone comes with an array of cameras, their performance is mediocre at best. Truly, its main purpose is to provide mobile gamers with a device that they can rely on.

Honorable Mentions

A.iPhone SE (2020)

iPhone SE (2020)

Would you believe me if I tell you that you can buy a brand new iPhone for just under $400? That is correct, you can get an iPhone SE 2020 edition for just $349 at the time of writing.

Unlike Apple’s flagship product stack, the iPhone SE is a smaller device that comes with a 4.7-inch (1334×750) retina display and a respectable 3GB of RAM. But, what makes it appealing for a budget device is it still comes with the company’s A13 Bionic chip, so from a performance standpoint, it is definitely no slouch.

Its camera is also pretty good. You get a 12-megapixel snapper that, when coupled with the OS, gives you the best possible photos in a budget smartphone.

Although devoid of Apple’s newer features, the iPhone SE (2020) is definitely worth considering for the price.

B.Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

With a price tag of $1,399, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra might not be for everyone but it is indeed one of the best phones out there if you want an amazing smartphone with great camera capabilities.

The phone is highlighted by its 108-megapixel wide-angle lens coupled with a 48-megapixel telephoto lens.

Samsung touts this phone to be able to do a 10x lossless zoom and with its 30x digital zoom, you can still capture a good quality photo regardless of the presence of some photo noise.

This smartphone is also 5G-enabled and although your network might still be putting up their 5G infrastructure, at least this one is already capable of handling the new technology.

If you are wondering how this one compares to the other S20 phones in Samsung’s product stack, it is basically the same as the S20 Plus but with better cameras and a slightly larger screen (6.9 inches).

C.Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

People that want to use their smartphones for productivity purposes should definitely look into getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

Although it comes with last year’s flagship processor (Snapdragon 855), its performance package still works really, really well in this day and age.

Its highlight feature is the included S-Pen which is a vast improvement over its first version.

While some of Samsung’s flagship devices do not have a headphone jack anymore, you will be pleased to know that the Note 10 Plus still has one.

With a highly competitive S-Pen, vivid and color-accurate display, as well as a bevy of useful features for productivity, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is also a great buy.


Top Alienware Gaming PCs That Will Take Your Gaming Experience to the Next Level




Alienware PCs

I think that by now, people are aware of Alienware. That is the gaming division of Dell and it specializes in creating out of this world gaming systems- from pre-built PCs to laptops.

The company is aiming to provide quality gaming machines at relatively inexpensive prices (at least, when compared to its competition).

If you want the aesthetics of the company’s PCs, do read on to find out our recommendations for the top Alienware Gaming PCs that will surely take your gaming experience to the next level.

Top Alienware Gaming PCs

1.Alienware Aurora R11

Price: $1,950

Alienware Aurora R11

Intel has just released its 10th generation Intel Core processors and most of the new chips are pretty good for gaming.

The Alienware Aurora R11 costs less than $2,000 and for what you are getting, I think that the price is actually pretty good.

For the CPU, you will be getting the Intel Core i7-10700K processor which is an overclockable chip that allows you to eke out more performance by manually dialing down some settings.

The GPU solution is the Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super graphics card which is a pretty good performer. It can handle any games you throw at it and it can deliver considerable frame rates, even when you are playing the most demanding titles.

In addition to the aforementioned components, you will also be getting 16GB DDR memory, 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, and the CPU is water-cooled to ensure that it can run at high speeds without reaching its thermal limits.

It is also worth noting that the company also included a Windows 10 Home OEM license with this machine so you no longer have to worry about the OS once you receive the package.

Do keep in mind that unlike the Asus ROG Gaming PCs, you will not get a mouse and keyboard bundled in the box.

Still, the Alienware Aurora R11 is one that you should consider if you want to go Intel with considerable gaming capabilities.

2.Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition

Price: $1,849

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition

As much as I like Intel processors for gaming, the problem with the company’s new chips is that they are only good for that purpose and mediocre at other workloads. That is part of the reason why people go for AMD chips nowadays because you get the best bang-for-the-buck performance in both gaming and professional tasks.

That is why I’ve also included the Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen edition on this list. This is what I would consider to be one of the best gaming desktops in the market in 2020 because it has some pretty solid specs at a sub $2,000 price point.

First of all, this configuration comes with the Ryzen 7 3700X which is an 8-core, 16-thread processor that can handle any games that you throw at it plus it can help you render some videos with pretty fast results.

In addition to the competitive CPU, this system is also equipped with the Nvidia Geforce 2080 Super graphics card. It is lower compared to its Ti counterpart in terms of performance, but it is definitely one of the best graphics cards on the market at the time of writing. It can handle any games without problems and the aesthetics of the GPU are also quite nice as well.

The Aurora R10 Ryzen edition also comes with 16GB of system memory, and a hefty 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD.

If you want a pretty good Ryzen-based gaming machine, the Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition is a great contender.

3.Alienware Aurora R9 

Price: $1,650

Alienware Aurora R9 

One of the reasons why people love Alienware gaming systems is that they are pretty inexpensive but offer superb gaming performance for the price. The Aurora R9 definitely fits that bill.

Priced at just $1,650 for the highest configuration, you are getting an Intel Core i9-9700K for the processor and an Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super for the graphics card. Although it is packed with the last generation chip from Intel and a lower tier-graphics card from Nvidia, both of them perform admirably well and you can expect considerably high frame rates even in demanding games.

For the storage solution, you are getting a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD plus an additional 2TB hard disk for most of your games. It has 16GB of RAM that should be adequate for most scenarios.

Despite this being a compact form factor, I am surprised by how much this system weighs. At 39.2 pounds, it is definitely one of the heaviest systems out there, though that is okay since there is a semblance of quality in heavier rigs.

4.Alienware Aurora R8

Price: $1,000

Alienware Aurora R8

So, what if you are on a tight budget but you still want a good gaming desktop nonetheless? If so, you should get the Alienware Aurora R8.

For the price of $999.99, you are getting a pre-built system that is equipped with the Intel Core i5-9400 processor and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660Ti 6GB graphics card.

The performance package should allow you to play your favorite games at medium to high settings, though keep in mind that the CPU is not an overclockable component.

This budget gaming PC also has 16GB of RAM, 512GB M.2 NVMe storage, and it already comes with Windows 10 Home edition OEM installed.

Now, if you can spend a little bit more money, you can get an additional hard disk drive for $60 and a better CPU for an additional $400.

However, this performance package, albeit modest, should still perform really well in most of the games out there.

Why Choose an Alienware PC?

So, why should you choose an Alienware pre-built gaming system? Well, for starters, people who like the aesthetics of a game console would surely love what the company has done to their PCs.

All of the gaming systems that were mentioned on this list look nearly identical but that is actually a good thing as that has been the signature branding of the company.

What I love personally about Alienware gaming desktops is that they look like game consoles. In fact, Sony might have taken some notes from the company that the Playstation 5 looks nearly the same as Alienware pre-built PCs.

Another thing that people love about this company is that you can actually open the system and replace it with different parts as you see fit.

Other companies do not allow you to do such a thing as doing so will void your warranty immediately. But, not with this one.

Although there are some components that are sealed tight, you can easily add more RAM, storage drives, and even replace the graphics card if you have the money to upgrade to a much better one (so long as it is compatible with the system).

Last but not the least is the cost. Most companies out there provide amazing gaming rigs but offer them at a steep price.

With Alienware systems, you can get a pretty good gaming machine for less than two grand, which is pretty good considering that other companies offer theirs at prices upward of $2,500.

Why Choose a Pre-built PC?

There seems to be a divide in the PC gaming community about getting a pre-built and building your own machine. While both of them have their own pros and cons, there is really nothing wrong about buying a system that is already made by a reputable company.

You see, one of the prevailing arguments against the purchase of gaming pre-built systems is that they are pricier than building your own PC. I admit, that is true, but not a lot of people are savvy enough to put everything together.

If you look at community forums such as Reddit, for example, you will find that there are a lot of gamers that are struggling to make their PCs work because they just do not know how to plug things together.

Furthermore, actually getting the right components can be a chore as well. You have to consider the compatibility, how powerful the parts are, and of course, the price.

Buying a pre-built system gives you that peace of mind and convenience unlike any other. Getting one just means that you can play your favorite games right out of the box.

Sure, you are paying more mainly for convenience, but I think that that is something that people are willing to make.

Hopefully, if you see or know someone that is thinking about getting an already-made system, do not bash him or her and just be happy that they are getting their own gaming PCs.

Alienware PCs

Intel or AMD for Gaming?

To be honest, both of the processors from team blue and team red are pretty good. The Intel Core i9-10700K, for example, is a pretty good chip for gaming and you can also overclock this processor to eke out more performance.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is also good for gaming as well. Although it doesn’t beat Intel processors in this arena, it can still help create frames that will not bottleneck any graphics card that you pair it with.

So, if you see any pre-built systems that come with processors from either company, do not worry as both of what they have to offer to the public are generally good for gaming and even for other purposes.

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The Top Asus ROG Gaming PCs of 2020- Only the Best of What Asus Has to Offer




ROG Huracan G21

Do you want to not go through the hassle of building your own PC? If so, just buy a pre-built system instead.

Asus is one of the best companies when it comes to computer components, but did you know that they also offer pre-built gaming PCs as well?

In this article, I will be going over some of the top Asus ROG Gaming PCs of 2020.

Best Asus ROG Gaming PCs

1.ROG Huracan G21

Price: $2800

ROG Huracan G21

If you want the absolute best from the ROG lineup of gaming desktops, then look no further than the Huracan G21.

This PC has got everything that you need to play even the most demanding games. First, it is equipped with Intel Core i9-9900K as the heart of the build and it is coupled with Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super as the graphics card. Both of them provide a great one-two combination and they can play whatever games you throw at them with ease.

Since you are getting a competitive CPU, the company also included 32GB of RAM as well. That is pretty hefty and you can consider doing some editing and rendering work on the side too.

I am also happy to report that this unit also comes with a 1TB NVMe SSD, as well as a 2TB HDD for all of your storage needs.

Lastly, the company is kind enough to include its ROG Strix Flare keyboard and Gladius II mouse to complete the package.

Although I love the overall aesthetic of this gaming PC, I do have some concerns about it. Because it has an asymmetrical design, it might not be the most ideal when it comes to dissipating heat from the system. You can rectify that by manually setting the fan curves as you see fit, though that will be at the cost of higher noise levels.

Still, the Asus ROG Huracan G21 is the most expensive gaming PC and the best one that the company has to offer in 2020.

2.ROG Strix GL12

Price: $2780

ROG Strix GL12

A little bit cheaper than the previous recommendation, the ROG Strix GL12 is the next best thing. It is packed with the Intel Core i7-9700K processor, Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 graphics card, 256GB NVMe SSD plus 2TB hard drive, and 16GB of DDR4-2666MHz memory.

The case that the company used for this build is pretty good. Although it has a bit of asymmetry at the front of the case, the rest of the build is symmetrical. You do not have to worry about thermals because you can visibly see the vents on the front panel, which means that airflow will not be an issue with the included case fans.

The side panel is a smoked tempered glass that is a bit darker than what other companies will usually use. I do understand why the company did this because it can help accentuate the RGB lighting of the system.

Speaking of the RGB, the company has included some RGB case fans on the inside, as well as some lighting strips on the front panel itself. I guess that this is the direction most companies are headed when it comes to creating ‘gaming’ products.

Just like the gaming system above, you will also get the ROG Strix Flare keyboard and the Gladius II mouse which, for the price, are welcome additions.

3.ROG Strix GL10DH

Price: $2,000 or $2,200

ROG Strix GL10DH

This next gaming desktop from the company is quite interesting because you actually get to choose between two main configurations.

The most expensive of the two is packed with a Ryzen 7 3700X which is a competitive gaming CPU for the price and a modest Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660Ti, which is a mid-range graphics card.

The other option would be that you get a beefier graphics card in the form of the AMD Radeon RX 5700XT which can go head-to-head with Nvidia’s RTX 2070 GPU. It is then coupled only by the Ryzen 5 3600X which is still a great chip, albeit only being a 6-core, 12-thread processor. It is still great for gaming, but I am surprised that there is a bit of a downgrade when it comes to the CPU.

Only the graphics card and the CPU are changed between configurations though because the other components will remain the same. You get 16GB of DDR4 memory, 512GB NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD, and this system also has an included WiFi AC adapter as well.

The motherboard that is included in this gaming PC is pretty good because it also provides you with an amazing audio DAC that can help enable DTS: Headphone X. Fans of 7.1 surround sound, especially in gaming, will surely love this addition.

Although I do not have complaints about this gaming pre-built system in general, I just want to point out that the cooler for this one is an air cooler.

Don’t get me wrong, the AMD Ryzen processors can actually run well on air. But, at the price of $2,000, I am expecting a beefier cooler than this.

Still, I would recommend this for people that want a Ryzen-powered gaming machine that is capable of playing even the most demanding games out there.

4.ROG Strix GA15DH

Price: $1,050

ROG Strix GA15DH

It is understandable that not a lot of people have the money to spend more than $2,000 on a gaming rig and if you are part of that demographic, I have another recommendation that will certainly be the right one for you.

The ROG Strix GA15DH is a pretty good mid-range performer as it is equipped with the Ryzen 5 3600X processor and Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660 Super graphics card. This performance package will allow you to play AAA games at medium to high settings. Of course, you can get more frames if you are playing games like Valorant or CS:GO.

In addition to the aforementioned components, you will also be getting a 256GB SATA SSD, 1TB hard disk drive, 16GB of RAM, and there is also a Windows 10 Home OEM operating system already installed which is a nice plus.

The chassis looks pretty good with the ROG logo clearly imprinted on the front panel of the case. Although the motherboard that is included in this package can support the company’s Aura Sync technology, you only get RGB fans at the front and the rest of the case only gets non-RGB variants. Still, this is a compromise that you will have to be willing to make if you are on a budget.

Although this isn’t exactly a huge negative, this gaming package doesn’t come with a bundled mouse and keyboard, though that is understandable considering the lower asking price.

5.ROG Strix GA35

Price: $4,000

ROG Strix GA35

If you want the best that the company has to offer, then look no further than the ROG Strix GA35. The only reason why I ranked it last on this list is that the price is just too steep for most people, but if you want the best specs placed inside a beautiful chassis, then this is the right one for you.

When I say the ‘best specs’, I truly mean it. The GA35 is packed with some powerful components.

For the CPU, you get an AMD R9 3950X which is a 16-core, 32-thread processor. This is not only great for gaming, but you can throw some professional workloads on its way and it will handle it with aplomb.

The graphics card on this machine is the Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080Ti from Asus. It is their Strix graphics card so you can expect it to not only perform well but also look good too.

To tame the machine’s beast of a processor, the company has included its own AIO liquid cooling solution into the mix. Although I wouldn’t recommend overclocking the already powerful chip, you can still do so thanks to the included cooler.

To complete this system, you get a whopping 32GB of DDR4-3600 memory, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, 2TB 7200 HDD, and the gaming rig already comes with Windows 10 Pro OEM installed.

Other nice additions include a WiFi AC adapter, Bluetooth receiver, hot-swappable SSDs, USB Gen 3.2 ports, and you also get the Flare and Gladius II keyboard and mouse, respectively.

All in all, this machine is worth the money, but you will have to be spending a lot of it if you want to get your hands on this behemoth.


There is nothing wrong with getting a pre-built gaming system. In fact, if you do not want to go through the hassle of building your own, getting a gaming desktop right out of the box is the best option for you.

That being said, Asus’ ROG line of gaming pre-built systems are pretty good. Although some of the processors the company used still utilize the 9th generation Intel processors, they still perform really well in this day and age.

But, if you wait a little longer, perhaps the company would sell their new systems that will be packed with the 10th generation Intel chips.

Still, all of the PCs on this list are pretty good, especially the last one. If you have the money to spend, go for it.

I am also happy that Asus was kind enough to include their gaming mouse and keyboard in most of the configurations mentioned above, except for the most budget offering.

All in all, Asus has really done an amazing job of providing the public with some really good gaming systems offered at competitive prices.

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LG 27UD58-B Review- A Good 4K Gaming Monitor for the Xbox




LG 27UD58-B Review

What do you usually use for a display when you are playing either your Xbox or Playstation console? I am willing to bet that you are probably using your TV just for that.

While it is true that most people would rely on their SmartTVs when they are playing their game consoles, it is still good to be getting a competitive gaming monitor.

Read further to find out why the LG 27UD58-B is a good 4K gaming monitor for the Xbox and Playstation.


The LG 27UD58-B has a rather simple design. It has an all-black aesthetic and has an arched monitor stand so that you can easily put things like a TV soundbar or probably your controllers when they are not in use.

While the stand itself is quite sturdy despite it being made of plastic, the problem is that you can just tilt the display and nothing else. It would have been nice if it could provide more ergonomic options, but I think that is a compromise you will have to be willing to make.

If you are not comfortable with using the monitor stand due to its lack of ergonomics, you could opt to mount it to your wall via its VESA 100×100 mount support at the back.

The bezels of the display are quite thin at just 2.3cm which provides you with a lot of screen real estate. This is great if you want to see a lot of different things when you are playing your favorite games.

If you decide to mount the monitor to the wall, it is quite okay given that it only has a thickness of just 1.8 inches. It is relatively thin and should fit your wall nicely without any problems.

Because of its all-plastic exterior, the build quality of this display is passable, though it could have been improved.

For the ports, you get one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and a headphone jack. It would have been nice if it had USB ports, but since you get the option to mount this to the wall, I think I know why LG didn’t include them.


LG 27UD58-B Review 2020

This gaming monitor is a 27-inch IPS display with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and 8-bit color depth. As expected with IPS panels, you get vibrant colors all throughout. This is perfect if you want to play adventure games with vast open worlds for you to explore.

It has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and its refresh rate is locked at just 60Hz. That is understandable since this is a 4K display anyway. Higher refresh rate monitors with 4K resolutions are typically priced higher than this.

Because its contrast ratio is quite low compared to other gaming monitors, it might not be ideal to use in dark rooms or in poorly-lit environments. Brightness is capped at 220 cd/m² so it is in the average range.

Since this is an IPS panel, viewing angles are pretty good. No matter where you look at the display, the picture quality remains consistent across the board.

I do love the fact that the LG 27UD58-B is pre-calibrated out of the box. This means that you no longer have to touch its color settings since it looks pretty good already. Of course, you do have the option to tinker with them, though there is no need for such.

Its sRGB color space rating is 99% which is pretty good. And, because it is an IPS display, you get punchy and vibrant colors no matter what the graphical elements are displayed on the screen.


For us to gauge whether a monitor is good for gaming or not, we have to measure its responsiveness and input lag. Fortunately, this gaming monitor has passed my tests.

The LG 27UD58-B has a pretty fast response time for a 4K display. At 16.8ms, you can play fast-paced games on this monitor without missing a beat.

How about input lag? I am happy to report that this monitor’s input lag is quite low at just 8.8ms. The performance across the board is so great for the price.

Do keep in mind that while the LG 27UD58-B is FreeSync compatible, you can only take advantage of the feature if you use the DisplayPort which means that you cannot use it if you are playing your game console. You can enable that if you are playing with your PC though.

Lastly, the monitor comes with the company’s Super Resolution+ and Black Stabilizer features which just upscales the images and increases or decreases the display’s gamma depending on the environment, respectively.

LG 27UD58-B


The LG 27UD58-B is a pretty good gaming monitor for your Xbox or Playstation consoles. That is because it has pretty snappy response times and very low input lag, so even if you are playing fast-paced games, it will have no problems displaying all of the graphical elements on the screen.

Its 4K resolution coupled with the fact that it uses an IPS panel just makes the display even more vibrant than other gaming monitors out there.

Of course, it doesn’t support HDR so if you are using this to stream your favorite shows, you might not get the best picture quality out there.

Still, at just $419, the LG 27UD58-B is a 4K display for game consoles that is tough to beat.

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