Today’s review will introduce you to a new product from Huawei – the flagship 4K monitor Huawei MateView. The review will be relevant for those who have completely switched to remote control and are thinking about changing their “working” monitor.
I didn’t just say that about remote work. Many people think that 4K monitors are only useful for creative tasks: retouching photos, motion design, streaming, or gaming. But in fact, even if you work with text or Excel spreadsheets, a good monitor improves the quality of your work. The same goes for extra-work tasks – be it playing games or watching movies.
Design and display
Well forgotten old.
The Huawei MateView is a 28.2-inch IPS monitor with a minimalist and uncluttered design. The frame is essentially a weightless edging. The square stand is made of aluminum, and the base is finished in silver, which emphasizes the futuristic and austere design of the device.
The aspect ratio of 3: 2 is not so common these days, and, to be honest, when I got it out of the box, I was still skeptical, but it turned out to be really convenient. A lot of space on the screen opens up new scope for work: you have a full text, a table, or several program windows in front of you.
The Huawei MateView does not have the ability to rotate the screen, but changes in height and tilt are available.
At the bottom, on the wide part of the frame, there is a touch-sensitive smart panel, with which you can set up the display parameter settings that are convenient for you.
You need to slide your finger across the panel to navigate the menu, and touching stops the selection at the desired setting. You quickly get used to buttonless control. I found this solution much more convenient than the standard one.
NFC connectivity is present, but it is only available for Huawei smartphone users.
With its help, it is easy to broadcast what is happening on the smartphone to the monitor.
The PC is connected to the monitor using USB-C. With its help, data transfer and power are carried out.
In addition to connecting to a Windows PC with a cable, you can also connect wirelessly. But in this case, the speed and quality of the image suffer – it will not exceed 2K resolution.
At the back are HDMI 2.0, MiniDisplay, and power connectors. On the cradle side are two USB-A 3.0 USB-C ports and a 3.5mm 2-in-1 headset and microphone output. This arrangement of connectors may and does eliminate cable clutter, but aesthetically, it would be more pleasant not to see them all the time. Another minor drawback is that the supplied power wires and MiniDisplay are not fully inserted.
Full 60Hz is only available for USB-C and MiniDP. The Huawei MateView has a 3840 × 2560p resolution with 1.07 billion colors and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, covering 100% sRGB.
These numbers speak for impressive color depth, and a peak brightness of 500 nits will be enough for most. The matte coating of the screen acts as a protection against glare in bright light, but in the direct sun, it does not save much.
The monitor has two 5W speakers. However, let’s be honest, they will fit for a work call or watching a video on YouTube, but for listening to music or watching a movie, it is better to use third-party speakers.
Speaking of work calls, the monitor also contains dual microphones, a rare solution from manufacturers, and Huawei can be praised.
The Huawei MateView monitor left a good impression of itself. The thoughtful design and the touch panel indicate that the manufacturer has included a minimalistic approach and thoughtful ergonomics.
It is perfect for work tasks thanks to its detailed image, aspect ratio, and necessary connectors. I tested the monitor in my standard browser work – handy. YouTube, by the way, opens to its full width. In some games, the interface “floats,” the elements run over each other. With films, I think it’s understandable.
- Large 4K screen with an interesting 3: 2 aspect ratio.
- Lots of ways to connect.
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, you don’t need a computer to work.
- Touch control SmartBar.
- There is no way to rotate the screen.
- Wireless connection with a maximum resolution of 2K.