Review of the monitor Huawei MateView GT

Table of Contents

Delivery set

  • Monitor
  • Power adapter
  • USB-C cable – USB-C
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • DP to DP cable
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

Specifications

DisplaySize: 34 inches
Matrix type: VA, White-LED + KSF Phosphor Layer
Resolution: 3440×1440 pixels
Aspect ratio: 21: 9 HDR10: yes
Color Gamut: 90% DCI-P3
Refresh rate: 48 – 165 Hz
Response time: 4ms
Rounding: 1500R
StandHeight adjustment 110 mm Tilt: -5 degrees to +20 degrees
Ports2 × HDMI 2.0
1 × DisplayPort 1.4
1 × USB Type-C (DP Alt mode, upstream, 10 Вт)
1 × USB Type-C (monitor power only)
1 × 3.5mm
MultimediaTwo 5W speakers
RGB lighting soundbar
SPROUTYes 100×100
Power SupplyYes, external, 135 W
Dimensions (edit)808×442 – 552×220
The weight9.9 kg

Introduction

Not so long ago on our resource there was a material about the Huawei monitor – MateView. A distinctive feature of this model was the aspect ratio of 3: 2, which was the best suited for work or study: more text in Microsoft Word, more convenient timeline in Adobe Premiere, easier content consumption in the browser.

In addition, MateView was made in such a way that it could partly compete with Apple monoblocks: a strict stylish design, an abundance of metal, an unusual hinge mechanism that holds the screen, built-in NFC for transferring data from mobile devices to a monitor, the ability to deliver 65 W of power for charge of laptops or smartphones.

Along with the announcement of the MateView monitor, the MateView GT was introduced. Interestingly, in the Huawei digging, it is not positioned as a gaming one: in front of you is just an ultra-wide monitor with a diagonal of 34 inches, with a screen refresh rate of up to 165 Hz and with HDR support.

However, the device contains the technology that was unveiled at CES 2020, AMD FreeSync Premium. It complements the core FreeSync technology: Mandatory Low Frame Rate Compensation (LFC) and a refresh rate of at least 120Hz at FHD resolution. Besides, the device has 5 modes of “monitor acceleration”.

One of the highlights of the MateView GT monitor is a stand with built-in speakers and RGB lighting. Moreover, the translucent strip, under which the LEDs shimmer, is equipped with a touch zone for adjusting the speaker volume. It is unusual, original and simply cool!

At the moment, Huawei MateView GT costs 42,000 rubles.

Appearance

Unlike the MateView monitor, the novelty with the GT index has a simpler appearance: the body color is only black, almost everything is made of plastic, the leg, although metal, is angular, as if an L-shaped shelf was screwed to the monitor.

The only unusual element is the RGB backlit tube stand with touch volume control and speakers. But first things first.

Screen width – 807 mm, height – 362 mm, depth – 240 mm (from the front of the “tube” stand to the rear of the console), the minimum distance between the table and the lower edge of the monitor is 75 mm, the maximum is 186 mm, from the table to the top of the screen is 545 mm. Screen curvature – 1500R. My main Philips 346P1 work monitor has the same bending radius. By the way, I recently began to hear a strange squeaking sound somewhere on the back of the device. I called the support service, and they promptly sent a courier behind the monitor for free and took it for diagnostics. I’m waiting for an answer on a possible problem.

I don’t think that there is any special meaning in the rounding of the monitor screen. But if you sit at such a display for a long time (a month or two), then flat matrix monitors will seem convex to you, like CRT TVs. Moreover, this effect lasts for two weeks!

The MateView GT weighs approximately 10 kg. I can’t say that this is a lot, but in view of the specific stand, I would recommend placing something flat under the “legs” of the console to distribute the load.

The “leg” is attached to the monitor quite easily: just insert three pins into the special grooves of the device. On the “leg” there is a contact pad for transferring data from the monitor to the “tube”. One of the advantages of the mounting system is VESA support (100 × 100 mm). But if you decide in advance that the monitor will be hung on the wall, then buy the MateView GT Standard Edition model without backlight and speakers. Save about 8,000 rubles. It is better to spend them on a high-quality VESA mount in the future.

The tilt angle of the screen is from -5 degrees to +20 degrees.

Connectors

They are located in the center area of ​​the bottom of the monitor. It is extremely inconvenient to get to them, since the connectors themselves are recessed deep into the body, and the monitor screen does not rise higher. Here either you need to somehow squeeze your head between the table and the screen, or you should tip the device away from you. Alas, an inclination of +20 degrees does not help.

Left to right: USB-C for power connection (you will find a relatively compact 135W power supply with non-detachable cables in the kit), two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DP 1.4 port, another USB-C for connecting a monitor to a PC to activate microphones (they never worked, they are not detected in the Windows system; there is a suspicion that those who indicated the quality of the microphones simply did not check their work!) or the charge of different devices. Nearby is a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

To adjust the monitor, use a special joystick in the central area under the screen. A translucent backlit ring is formed around it. In the operating mode, it is not indicated in any way, but in the standby mode it smoothly flashes and goes out. The brightness seemed to me high enough: at night I had to disconnect the monitor from the power supply, since the periodic flashes of white backlight that illuminated the bedroom did not let me fall asleep. I did not find the settings for disabling this disgrace.

RGB backlit monitor foot

Quite a strange thing for a monitor. However, the manufacturer, apparently, wanted to emphasize in this way that “we are also glad to the players.” It’s just not clear where the fashion for all these decorations in the form of backlighting of mice, keyboards and other devices came from. It seems to me that apart from taking a picture for Instagram or filming, they say, “Look how my gadget can do”, in other cases it is only a distraction from the game and not only.

The leg has a built-in strip 180 mm long. It is translucent, plastic, with touch controls. By default, it is set to change colors smoothly.

In the monitor settings there is a whole section GamingVision – “Lighting Effects”. You can choose between color flow, color ripple, or just flow.

There are a huge number of parameters: the backlight can be made to smoothly change colors from right to left, left to right, from sides to center, or vice versa; there is a one-color mode, ripple colors, adjustment of the speed of changing colors. In the end, you can choose to glow just one color (there are as many as 20 options!) Or turn off the backlight altogether.

Monitor settings

To call this menu, you must press the button below the screen.

Five points will appear in front of you:

  • GamingVision
  • Colour
  • Image
  • Input source
  • System Setup

In order not to load you with unnecessary information, I will show all the settings with photos. Separately, it should be said that the AMD FreeSync Premium parameter is activated by long holding the joystick away from you for 10 seconds. Next, the AMD FreeSync Premium option should be found in the “Image” section. For me, this point is completely incomprehensible: why hide a rather important parameter from the user?

Holding the button for a long time locks the joystick. Shift to the left – menu with enabling or disabling eye protection; shift to the right – brightness adjustment; self-shift – lighting effects; shift away from you – select the color display mode. The functions assigned to the joystick shifts can be changed.

Display and its parameters

Let’s start with the basic parameters. This is a VA matrix with LED edge illumination. The diagonal of the screen is 34 inches, or 795×332 mm. Screen frames top / right / left by 10 mm, bottom – 19 mm. The aspect ratio is close to 21: 9. The resolution is 3440×1400 pixels (UWQHD), the density is 109 PPI.

One of the chips is the frequency up to 165 Hz. The matrix is ​​capable of producing 8/10 bit color, but this depends on the frequency. At 165 Hz, only 8 bits. The maximum measured brightness is 370 cd / m2. These are not the highest values, but the picture is perfectly readable in room lighting. A semi-matt layer works with reflection.

After measuring the data, I came to the conclusion that the color range of the MateView GT is quite narrow, not even up to 90% DCI-P3.

I would not dwell on color accuracy in detail, as it is worth understanding that this monitor is not really for photo processing or an accurate color picker in some Adobe Premiere or Resolve. For such purposes, it is worth choosing non-gaming monitors. However, after calibration, you can still achieve more accurate data.

The uniformity of the white fill is almost perfect. Black is, of course, distorted. But the flare is noticeable only in complete darkness against a black background. In the photo below, I had to choose a shutter speed of about 1 / 10th of a second in order to somehow show the unevenness of the black fill.

Matrix response is not the best, for professional players it can be critical. The monitor itself has an “Overdrive” mode. There are five levels in total. It seemed to me that it is optimal to choose the second or third. The last level demonstrates already strong artifacts. But it almost completely removes “shadows”.

The Glow effect is fully present here. One has only to tilt the monitor up or look at the screen from a slight angle. Colors become dramatically pale, contrast drops.

PWM in this monitor model is not observed throughout the entire brightness adjustment.

If we are talking about HDR, then there is not enough matrix brightness to display such content. After all, you have a maximum of 370 cd / m2 in front of you. In this case, you just get support for HDR technology. For example, Huawei MateView received VESA DisplayHDR 400. There is no such thing in the MateView GT, since to obtain such markings, a brightness higher than 400 nits is required.

Games

Loudspeakers

There are two of them here, and they are hidden in a “tube” stand. They become audible from about 60 Hz, and the attenuation begins with a frequency above 16,000 Hz. There are few low frequencies, everything “went” to the middle, where the volume is so high that the speakers can be used for a mini-party. The speakers sound clean, without overload, without distortion, but flat.

Impressions

Had a great time with the Huawei MateView GT. What impressed me the most was the high refresh rate of the screen. Moreover, for comfortable work, it is not necessary to twist at 165 Hz, it is enough to have at least 100 Hz so that the system interface is smooth. 60 Hz is a thing of the past.

If we are talking about displaying information on the screen, then I have no questions: the brightness is normal, the color rendition is normal for such devices, there is HDR, the viewing angles are more or less comfortable.

Separately, it should be said about the “tube” with RGB-backlighting. She’s cool and a lot of people might like it. Easy to customize with many color options.

Of the minuses so far, it is worth noting the following:

  • I could not turn on the microphones in the monitor;
  • The brightness of the LED in standby mode is high (at night I had to stick the USB-C cable out of the monitor);
  • Poor response for a gaming monitor.

In general, for 42,000 rubles, the Huawei MateView GT device makes a good impression. Who needs only a screen without “color dots” – take a look at the model MateView GT Standard Edition for 34,000 rubles. They ask for a quite adequate price for it.


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