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Review: Philips Brilliance 328P6VJEB

by Parm Mann on 24 January 2018, 14:00

Tags: Philips (AMS:PHIA)

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Conclusion

...users can look forward to a wide colour gamut, excellent contrast, good viewing angles and a matte finish that helps minimise reflections.

Philips has expanded its range of home or office monitors with the introduction of the £535 Brilliance 328P6VJEB.

Employing a 31.5in VA panel armed with a 3,840x2,160 resolution, the display sets its sights on prosumers seeking greater desktop real estate in a well-rounded package that doesn't break the bank. Such users can look forward to a wide colour gamut, excellent contrast, good viewing angles and a matte finish that helps minimise reflections.

As is to be expected on a 4K 31.5in panel at this price point, Philips does leave room for improvement. The stand, albeit versatile, is prone to wobble with a screen of this size, and the touch-sensitive OSD controls aren't a whole lot of fun.

Bottom line: eager to spread out and work on a 4K desktop? The Brilliance 328P6VJEB ticks enough of the right boxes to be worthy of consideration.

The Good
 
The Bad
4K UHD works well at 31.5in
Wide colour gamut and contrast ratio
Height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustment
Integrated USB 3.0 hub
Three-year warranty
Competitive pricing
 
Cumbersome touch-sensitive controls
Stand exhibits signs of wobble



Philips Brilliance 328P6VJEB

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16:9. That's just daft.
“16:9. That's just daft.”

Why is that?
Touch sensitive OSD controls…I've learnt from my Samsung how **** they are and won't be buying another monitor with them on.
Agreed - they are a compromise design that have value in certain cases (like touchscreens and hygiene-critical hard control surfaces) but it has been and still is a poorer user experience than real tactile switches. It's like some products manage to evade basic industrial design standards.

Also in the “nope” category for me on this monitor - poor uniformity, poor colour accuracy (it would be nice if the review could try and calibrate to show how much the panel can deliver when calibrated, as even when calibrated not all panels come up to scratch), lack of adaptive sync, poor stand quality and finally it's aimed at productivity and has a USB hub but no KVM?
Namor
“16:9. That's just daft.”

Why is that?

16:9 is a great resolution for movies because that's very close to the ratio they're filmed in, but for actual work - which this monitor is clearly aimed at - vertical resolution is much more valuable than horizontal. Once you're used to 16:10 monitors you realise how short and squished 16:9 ones feel.