AOC CQ27G3S Review – 165Hz, 1000R, Poor Brightness

AOC CQ27G3S Review – If you are searching for a curved gaming monitor with a 165Hz refresh rate and adaptive sync technology, then the AOC CQ27G3S is perfect. It has 27 inches 1000R curved panel with 99% sRGB rate for better image quality,

it supports both FreeSync and G-Sync, and the stand is adjustable so you can adjust the height of the monitor to a comfortable viewing position also You can use tilt and swivel to get a perfect viewing position. The 165Hz refresh rate is super fast and helps get a flickering-free gameplay experience.

AOC CQ27G3S Front view
AOC CQ27G3S Front view


And the price tag is also perfect for these specs, but before choosing this monitor, doesn’t forget to check its competitors so you will get a better overview of the market that helps you to choose the right product for your need, so check our competitor’s table to get all details of the market.

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AOC CQ27G3S Review

The AOC CQ27G3S comes with a 27 inches 1000R curved display with 165Hz refresh rate, Adaptive sync, adjustable stand, and better image quality, and you can play heavy games on this monitor without any issues such as screen tearing, flickering, or blurry visuals.

The playback is smooth and responsive due to its 165Hz refresh rate and Adaptive sync technology, the best thing about this monitor is the image quality is impressive due to its 99% sRGB rate, but there is no HDR, so you can’t enjoy the HDR gaming in this monitor otherwise there are no significant drawbacks.

Read: GIGABYTE G32QC Review – 165Hz, Weak HDR

Build and Design

The body of the AOC CQ27G3S is made from plastic that feels sturdy but not premium, The V-shaped stand supports the height, swivel, and tilt adjustments, but you can’t rotate to pivot mode due to its 1000R curved design. The 1000R curved display looks excellent, and the stand easily handles the weight of the monitor also, it saves lots of space below the monitor so that you can keep accessories below the monitor.

AOC CQ27G3S side view
AOC CQ27G3S side view

The design is very similar to many AOC models, and the build quality is not premium at all but at this price tag, it’s reasonable and perfect for many users.

AOC CQ27G3S Back-side view
AOC CQ27G3S Back-side view

The weight of this monitor is around 5.9 Kg with the stand, and the dimensions are 605.02 x 531.9 x 258.8

Image Quality

The AOC CQ27G3S has an 27 inches 1000R curved VA panel with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, the image quality is suitable for a gaming monitor but not for professionals, and the 99% sRGB rate work well, but the brightness and contrast are not optimized, and the horizontal/vertical viewing angle so are little weak, so there are some improvements otherwise there are no major display quality issues.


Talking about the performance of the monitor, the monitor gives you a full-on gaming experience with a 165Hz peak refresh rate and adaptive sync and provides stable and smooth playback without any screen tearing, flickering, or blurriness, Still, you will be disappointed as it doesn’t support HDR so you can’t expect HDR gameplay.


The monitor has HDMI, DisplayPort, USB HUB, and audio ports.


1000R curved display, 165Hz refresh rate, Adaptive Sync, Adjustable stand.


Weak viewing angles, brightness/contrast not optimized, decent build quality.

Price Trends

AOC CQ27G3S Price Trends
AOC CQ27G3S Price Trends




These are the main competitors of the AOC CQ27G3S –

1. ViewSonic VX3218-PC-MHD 

The ViewSonic VX3218-PC-MHD offers a 32-inch 1500R curved display with a 165Hz refresh rate, and adaptive sync technology gives you super smooth visuals. The show is enormous, and the price tag is very impressive and better than the AOC model. The downside of this monitor is the stand is not fully adjustable. There is a tilt-only stand.


The GIGABYTE G27FC is another great monitor that you can choose over AOC CQ27G3S because it has a 128% sRGB rate for better image quality as well as an 27 inches 1500R curved display with HDR support, it’s an allrounder monitor with unique capabilities, and the most important thing is the price tag is impressive.

3. Asus VG24VQE

Asus VG24VQE has a 24-inch 1500R curved display with a 165Hz refresh rate and adaptive sync technology. The best thing about this monitor is the price tag is very low compared to both monitors and the best in this segment. The downside of this monitor is the stand is not fully adjustable, and the image quality is not as impressive as the Gigabyte model.

Final words

The AOC CQ27G3S is an excellent monitor, but the price tag is not that good because you will get the better option in this price range such as the Gigabyte model, this is better than the AOC model and justifies the price tag. If your budget is very low then go for the ASUS model otherwise you can choose the Gygabyte G27FC or the Viewsonic model.

I hope this helps you to choose the right monitor for your needs, bookmark this site goo get updated information about the market.

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