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BENQ BL3201PH 4K Monitor Review in 2017

Those who prefer to work on various graphic rich software tools like CAM or CAD etc. will find BENQ BL3201PH best for their needs. This 32 inch monitor ensures incredible color distribution on screen with impressive out of box features. The IPS technology delivers sharp details and the wide range of peripheral connectivity options make this monitor really good. You will not find it cheap but people love its stunning quality that satisfies their professional needs. There are so many incredible features to discuss about BENQ BL3201PH, keep reading the review below to get best details about this classic monitor.

Pros

  • It offers wide range of connectivity options.
  • There is wide range of image quality control options.
  • You will be impressed with its awesome color distribution abilities.
  • People rate is affordable unit for all incredible features.

Cons

  • Design is not much attractive.
  • Little wobbly stand.
  • It is still required to have little improvement for on screen controls.
  • Gamma and contrast settings are average.

Accessories in the Box:

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The best part to know about BENQ BL3201PH is that it offers great collection of accessories with the package itself. The basic one includes BenQ, stand, base and panel but in addition to this you will be able to get mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort, audio cable-3.5mm, USB A-B cable, HDMI Cable, DVI-D cable, OSD Controller, Driver/Manual Disc, Wire Holder, Quick Start Guide.

BENQ BL3201PH Design Quality

1.Design Style

This 32 inch display panel is stored inside attractive matte black cabinet that has maxim dimension of 17.2x29.1x2.6 inches whereas the overall weight goes up to 25 pounds. You will find 5 touch sensitive buttons that can handle all major functions whereas the power switch is placed on right side of lower bezel. Here is one big difference in port placement as compared to other rivals; here you will find all input ports on right portion of the cabinet. If you mount in on wall then you will find these ports easy to access but for that you may have to place your PC closer to this monitor as length of cables is not so long.

A versatile stand is connected to this monitor that supports all three major movements like swivel, tilt and height. Users can pivot their monitor up to 90 degrees while enjoying view in portrait mode, you will be glad to know that it allows automatic adjustment of screen orientation for pivoted panel. This monitor holds 5 watt speakers so you can expect quire loud output along with satisfactory bass adjustments. There are three different buttons on monitor that assists users to make settings between 4-way directional toggle, menu button, picture mode and Ok button.

2. Ports and Connectivity

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You will find several options for peripheral connections on this monitor that can assist users to make easy connections with external world. There are numbers of video input choices such as mini DisplayPort 1.2, Display Port, 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, one DVI-DL input option. It does not have standard VGA input of 16 pin and this is really sad because VGA caps are essential for all 4K designs. BENQ BL3201PH offers impressive connectivity options with its five different USB 3.0 ports and also supports one headphone jack. The SD card reader is allowed to be connected for easy transfer of data. All these connection options are just fine for professional editors as well as gamers because it can handle their most of needs.

Features and Performance:

1.OSD and Settings

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This 32” monitor also possesses OSD controller that assists in easy and quick settings on interactive menu. It is also possible to program keys that are three in number and can be customised to handle specific dedicated functions. There is a ‘S.Switch’- the signature option from BenQ and the OSD control, that offers easy assistance to speed up all controls while optimizing navigation options as well as several picture settings. The middle scroll can be accessed to immediately activate over menu items.

If we talk about the picture setting option then here you will find 11 picture modes as well as few special modes for applications like presentation, animation and CAM/CAD etc. Same as the other popular 4K rivals, this monitor also contains low blue light mode that users can access for easy calibration for blue lights so that eye strain can be reduced. Other essential settings in the list include features like saturation, hue, color temperature, gamma, sharpness, and contrast and brightness adjustments. If you move to ergonomics menu then you can access the eye protection settings where a highly active sensor senses the backlights to make eye supportive adjustments.

2. Color and Image Quality

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There are wide ranges of controls available for image quality adjustments. You can access five different levels of gamma with 3 levels of color temperature. People love to make easy calibrations for various color ranges like red, blue and green, also, the sharpness, contrast and brightness can be customized to get fine details on device. The sRGB color coverage goes up to 100% with finest quality but Adobe RGB provides little decayed performance with 79% coverage.

Professionals love to make application specific adjustments for its contrast and color performance but they cannot improve much on the basis of accuracy, depth and breadth. BENQ BL3201PH offers great settings for backlight where whole screen manages brightness equally good even on edges. In simple words we can say that everything is well balanced for optimum performance. The gray scale performance is also quite satisfactory for BENQ BL3201PH where lighter shades are always displayed well but little difficulties are observed for darker ones.

3.Responsiveness:

Those who are searching for a high end monitor that can handle their favourite 4K games will find this monitor little disappointing with little input lag. The IPS technology here leads to 4ms response for inputs that is not much good for games but yes for simple video exposure, this PC can response better.

BENQ BL3201PH possesses one highly fast and sensitive camera unit as well as one small utility that is named as SMTT 2.0; it provides access to latency of the monitor. After so many tests, the overall input lag with this monitor for inputs was recorded to be 6.85ms and this delay occurs as a result of both pixel responsiveness issues and signal delays. With all such settings, it is observed to provide lowest range of input lag for UHD ranges.

Watch the video below to get more information about the BENQ BL3201PH 4K Monitor.

Conclusion

BENQ BL3201PH is designed with all solid graphics and ensures great accuracy for color information. You can enjoy great results even for wider viewing angles and the selection options for peripheral connections are also good. It has very crisp BENQ BL3201PH image adjustment option where volume and bass follow decent adjustments. With high quality IPS panel, this monitor can ensure satisfactory results for color distributions on screen and easy switching between different modes make it more user friendly. With all such features and the suitable mid range designs, this monitor can ensure satisfactory service for long run. If you are planning to buy a new monitor for your office then it can serve you with up to mark performance.

Nov 23,2017 14:12 pm
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