LG 49WQ95C-W Review 2023: 144Hz Nano IPS Curved Ultrawide


The LG 49WQ95C-W is a premium 32:9 ultrawide monitor for professional use and gaming. It has maximum 144Hz refresh rate and the panel is curved for the highest level of comfort.

This ultrawide is one of the best monitors from LG because of its dual QHD screen resolution and 49-inch massive screen that offers superb screen real estate for your workstation setup.

Costing around $1200, the LG 49WQ95C-W is not approachable for many buyers, but those selected number of buyers who have budget can get this beast of a display.

I believe the Samsung Odyssey G9 is also a great choice at this price, so I recommend that you also check out that monitor as well.



Best Features

  • 49″ IPS Dual QHD Panel
  • 32:9 Aspect Ratio
  • HDR 10, DisplayHDR 400
  • USB Type-C with 90W
  • Height & Swivel Stand
  • Dual 10W Speakers
  • VESA Mount


LG 49WQ95C-W

The LG 49WQ95C-W is a $1000 ultrawide monitor with 32:9 super-wide aspect ratio and dual QHD screen resolution with 108 PPI for office and media creation.

It has rich connectivity, adjustable stand, HDR certification, and AMD FreeSync. The price is expensive, but I think it is a great ultrawide display for professional use.

The LG 49WQ95C-W has excellent screen real estate and clarity for office use.

Its Nano-IPS panel has 144Hz refresh rate for smooth gaming.

This monitor has speakers, and satisfactory HDR performance for entertainment and media creation.

The stand is also ergonomic making it great for professional use.







Media Creation


Design & Ergonomics


  • Monitor Type – Curved Ultrawide
  • Width – 121.51 cm
  • Height – 47.38 cm

The LG 49WQ95C-W has a very professional appearance from the front and the chassis comes finished in black.

The stand has silver finish and that mixes well with the chassis.

This monitor is extremely wide, requiring huge amount space on the desk.


  • Depth – 28.1 cm
  • VESA Mount – 100x100mm
  • Ports Position – Down-Facing

The LG 49WQ95C-W has a plain design from the back.

It comes finished in white color on the back with down-facing connectivity ports.

It is quite deep, so make sure you have enough space from the wall.

Also, it is wall-mountable with 100x100mm holes.


  • Thinness – N/A

The bezels on the LG 49WQ95C-W are thin from three sides.

However, the bottom bezel is thick like most other monitors.

In my opinion, the bezels do not matter here because ultrawide monitors are not ideal for dual setups.

Build Quality

  • Weight – 32.41 lbs

The build quality of LG 49WQ95C-W is excellent and it feels like a premium monitor to the eyes.

It is made up of plastic, but the construction and fitment feels solid.

The monitor is heavy at 32 pounds so make sure to buy a good quality of monitor arm if required.


  • Removable Stand – Yes
  • Cable Management – Yes

The LG 49WQ95C-W monitor has a removable stand so make sure to remove it while mounting.

It has a click mechanism for attaching and detaching the stand.

This monitor also has a cable management clip on the stand for routing the cables.

Hence, it is easy to make a cable-free setup with this monitor.

The stand is highly stable on the desk with no wobbles at all.


  • Tilt – 20° Backward
  • Swivel – 15° Left & Right
  • Height – 110 mm
  • Pivot – N/A

The LG 49WQ95C-W has decent ergonomics because it offers tilt, height and swivel functions.

It offers satisfactory ergonomic range.

This monitor does not have rotate function because it is not possible for a monitor that is this big.

Display & Performance


  • Panel Type – Nano IPS
  • Panel Size – 49-inch
  • Panel Curve – 3800R
  • Aspect Ratio – 32:9
  • Panel Depth – 8 bits

The LG 49WQ95C-W features a Nano IPS panel with 49-inch screen size.

It feels super comfortable and offers excellent visibility for coding and video editing use.

The panel has 32:9 aspect ratio with panel depth of 8 bits so it can display 16.7 million colors.

Its wide aspect ratio with 3800R curved design provides immersive office and gaming experience.

Screen Clarity

  • Resolution – 5120×1440
  • PPI – 108 PPI

The LG 49WQ95C-W monitor has Dual QHD screen resolution with 5120×1440 pixels resolution.

It results in decent 108 PPI on the 49-inch screen size.

The resolution is high, but the screen clarity is mediocre due to the large screen.

It is because of the loose arrangement of pixels.

One this I feel here is the curve is not that deep.

Hence, the effect of curve feels like lacking here.


  • Peak Brightness – 400-nits

The LG 49WQ95C-W has satisfactory 400-nits peak brightness and that is ideal for bright rooms.

There is an anti-glare coating on the panel which should eliminate most glares and reflections.

It is also perfect for HDR to shine.


  • Contrast Ratio – 1000:1

This monitor’s contrast ratio is 1000:1, which is standard for IPS monitors.

The blacks might appear grayish in the dark.

It might not bother most, but should get the job done for most.

Viewing Angles

  • Viewing Angles – 178°̉

The viewing angles are excellent on this Nano IPS panel.

The colors stay intact, and it is pefect for viewing from the sides.

Color Coverage

  • DCI-P3 – 98%

The color coverage is excellent with the 98% DCI-P3 on this monitor.

It is perfect for viewing HDR content, and produces vibrant colors bringing the viewing experience true-to-life.

It is also an ideal monitor for color-critical tasks.

Response Time

  • Response Time – 1 ms MBR

The LG 49WQ95C-W has 1 ms minimum response time only when MBR mode is activated.

It offers decent gaming performance with zero motion blur.

Refresh Rate

  • Refresh Rate – 144Hz

This professional ultrawide monitor can reach max 144Hz refresh rate.

It feels smooth for doing creative tasks as well as gaming.


  • Black Frame Insertion – Yes

The LG 49WQ95C-W has black frame insertion technology which LG calls Motion Blur Reduction.


  • HDR – HDR 10
  • HDR – VESA DisplayHDR 400

The LG 49WQ95C-W is HDR 10 and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.

I think it offers decent HDR performance, thanks to its wide color gamut.


FreeSync Premium Pro

It support AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

The FreeSync Premium Pro is perfect for high refresh rate gaming.

It also targets HDR gaming, and provides low latency.

Black Stabilizer

Black Stabilizer boosts contrast ratio of dark scenes so that you can see the visuals with utmost clarity.

It can be accessed via OSD menu.

Screen Split

This monitor has LG’s screen split feature for tiling up all your applications side-by-side.

It allows you to multitask upon multiple applications efficiently.


Crosshair feature displays a crosshair in the middle of the screen.

It provides ultimate accuracy while playing first person shooter gamers.

Dynamic Action Sync

Dynamic Action Sync decreases the input lag to the lowest so that you can have a responsive gaming experience.

HDR Effect

It has vaiours HDR effects for games and entertainment purposes.

Auto Brightness

This monitor has ambient sensor for automatic brightness function.

It makes your eyes feel comfortable in any lighting conditions.

Dual Controller

This monitor allows you to connect multiple devices on a single display for a dual setup experience.

You can also drag and drop files in-between them.

Built-in Speakers

The LG 49WQ95C-W houses dual 10W Maxx audio speakers.

It makes it perfect for entertainment.

The speakers are down-facing, and it provides loud effect.

Reader Mode

This monitor has a dedicated reader mode that removes harmful blue light from the screen.

If your eyes-strain, make sure to activate this feature from OSD menu.

Super Resolution+

The Super Resolution+ is an upscaling feature from LG.

It converts your low resolution visuals to high resolution.


You also get Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture on this monitor.

It is perfect for utilising the massive screen real estate of this monitor.


Video Inputs

  • 2x HDMI 2.0
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.4

The LG 49WQ95C-W houses dual HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DisplayPort 1.4 for video connectivity.

For the best video experience, I recommend using the DisplayPort 1.4 port.

USB, Other Ports

  • 1x USB (Type-C, DP Alt Mode, 90W PD)
  • 1x USB 2.0 (Type-B, upstream)
  • 2x USB 3.0 (Type-A, downstream)
  • 1x 3.5mm Audio Out

The LG 49WQ95C-W offers a single USB Type-C port with DP Alt Mode and 90W power delivery.

It provides USB 2.0 Type-B, and dual USB 3.0 Type-A ports for connecting accessories like hard-drive.

Apart from that, this monitor has a single 3.5mm audio out port for speakers.

That’s a Wrap!

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I think the LG 49WQ95C-W is an excellent ultrawide curved monitor for professional use. For around $1000, it is quite costly, but totally worth it for the price.

If high refresh rate gaming is your top priority, then there are better monitors available.

For office, coding and media production, I feel the LG 49WQ95C-W is a complete package with rich ergonomics, connectivity, and features.

LG 49WQ95C-W: Ratings



All Factors Considered


4.6/5 excellent

The display is fantastic, has superb screen real estate, and the curved screen makes it comfortable.


4/5 Good

The design is premium, and the stand offers swivel function as well.


4.6/5 excellent

It offers ample features with rich connectivity.

The Good

  • Fantastic screen real estate
  • Rich connectivity with USB Type-C
  • Stand offers tilt, height and swivel

The Bad

  • Expensive price-tag
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