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Review: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW

by Parm Mann on 7 June 2017, 09:00

Tags: Philips (AMS:PHIA)

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Test Methodology

A monitor review based on descriptive visual analysis will always have the underlying problem of subjectivity; assessments of panel quality will vary from user to user depending on their normative expectations. To get around this we’re deploying Datacolor’s Spyder 4 Elite professional monitor analyser to return a quantitative assessment of display quality.

These numerical results, we feel, add extra utility to our reviews allowing us to more accurately benchmark the following display characteristics:

  • Colour gamut relative to sRGB and AdobeRGB industry standards
  • Brightness levels and contrast ratios
  • Colour uniformity
  • Luminance uniformity
  • Colour accuracy (Delta-E)

Comparison Monitors

Model Panel Size Panel Type Resolution Refresh Rate Adaptive Sync Reviewed Price
Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW 40.0in VA 3,840x2,160 60Hz - £585
Asus RoG Swift PG348Q 34.0in AH-IPS 3,440x1,440 100Hz G-Sync £1,000
iiyama ProLite XUB3490WQSU 34.0in AH-IPS 3,440x1,440 75Hz - £500
Philips Brilliance 349X7FJEW 34.0in VA 3,440x1,440 100Hz FreeSync £760
BenQ EX3200R 31.5in VA 1,920x1,080 144Hz FreeSync £460
AOC AGON AG271QX 27.0in TN 2,560x1,440 144Hz FreeSync £400
iiyama ProLite B2783QSU 27.0in TN 2,560x1,440 75Hz FreeSync £250
iiyama ProLite GE2788HS-B2 27.0in TN 1,920x1,080 75Hz FreeSync £170
Asus MG248Q 24.0in TN 1,920x1,080 144Hz FreeSync £270

HEXUS PC Monitor Test Client

Hardware Components Product Page
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K intel.com
Motherboard Asus Z170 Pro asus.com
Graphics Card Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream palit.com
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-2400 crucial.com
Power Supply be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W bequiet.com
Primary Storage 256GB Samsung 950 Pro samsung.com
Secondary Storage 512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300 skhynix.com
Chassis Fractal Design Define R5 Windowed fractal-design.com
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit) microsoft.com

Benchmark Suite

Gamut Percentage of sRGB and AdobeRGB
Colour Accuracy Average colour accuracy recorded as Delta-E
Brightness Maximum brightness recorded as candela per square metre (cd/m2)
Black Level Black level at 100 per cent screen brightness, recorded as candela per square metre (cd/m2)
Contrast Ratio Measured at 100 per cent screen brightness
Colour Uniformity Measured at 100 per cent screen brightness
Luminance Uniformity Measured at 100 per cent screen brightness
Power Consumption Measured at the mains with 50 per cent screen brightness when displaying a white screen and 0 per cent brightness when displaying black