Samsung LC24F396FHNXZA/CF396 Review

By John Adebimitan

Hey there, welcome to my Samsung LC24F396FHNXZA review. I’m excited to share my experience with this game-changing 23.5″ 16:9 FreeSync Curved LCD Monitor from Samsung.

As someone who appreciates a truly immersive viewing experience, I was thrilled to try out this monitor which boasts a 23.5″ Vertical Alignment (VA) panel and an 1800R curved design. The result? A stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution that delivers incredibly detailed visuals.

So, if you’re looking for a monitor upgrade that truly enhances your workflow and entertainment experience, the Samsung LC24F396FHNXZA is definitely worth your consideration.

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Samsung LC24F396FHNXZA/CF396 Review

One of the things that truly impressed me was the support for 16.7 million colors and a 3000:1 static contrast ratio, ensuring accurate and vibrant images that really make your content come to life. And let’s not forget about the 4 ms (GtG) response time, 60 Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync support, all of which contribute to a smooth, seamless on-screen experience that’s perfect for gaming or watching your favorite movies.


One of the things that really stood out to me is how effortless it is to navigate the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu, all thanks to the well-placed joystick at the back of the monitor.

As you explore the settings, you’ll find all the standard options you’d expect, like brightness and contrast, sharpness, color temperature, and gamma (with three presets to choose from).

But what truly sets this monitor apart are some of the thoughtful additional features Samsung has incorporated. Take MagicUpscale, for instance – it works magic by enhancing the quality of lower-resolution images, making them appear much more detailed. And let’s not forget about the Eye Saver Mode, which filters out those potentially harmful low-blue lights, allowing you to work or play comfortably for extended periods.

In a nutshell, this monitor has much to offer in terms of functionality and user experience, ensuring you get the best possible visuals without compromising on comfort.

Use Cases

Whether you’re working remotely, creating music, or just looking to revamp your space, these monitors are an excellent option. Admittedly, as a huge Galaxy enthusiast, I might be slightly partial, but they genuinely exceeded my expectations. Delivering 1080p resolution, the picture quality is on point and accurately reflects the advertised performance.

For the more discerning gamers out there, it might be worth considering a higher-priced alternative offering improved resolution and frame rate. However, remember that the 60Hz refresh rate is more than adequate for the majority of users. I easily connected my Samsung Galaxy Flex Alpha to a Type-C docking station. It’s essential to verify whether your docking station supports a triple display setup, particularly if you’re using additional monitors or a Mac.

Getting these monitors up and running is a cinch – just connect an HDMI cable from each one to the docking station, and you’re all set! Although they lack built-in speakers, I typically use my JBL Flip or headphones for audio.

At first, I hadn’t intended to mount the monitors; however, the stands made it challenging to align them flawlessly side by side. My solution was to opt for a free-standing mount, resulting in a perfectly seamless alignment.

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