Artist/Designer Review: Dell U3219Q 4K IPS Monitor


Big thanks to Dell Singapore for providing me with the review unit. This is the first time I’m using a 32-inch 4K monitor.

Price at the time of review is US $899 or SGD 1,199.

01:30 – Design, build quality
03:06 – Vertical format, page design
05:50 – Text legibility, 4K scaling
11:00 – USB C
12:08 – Photo editing
13:39 – Colour support
17:05 – Video editing
19:06 – Input lag
20:43 – Backlight bleed, black colour uniformity
23:00 – HDR
24:01 – Conclusion

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  1. Thanks for your review… JUST GOT MINE. For those interested, I'm upgrading from the DELL U3216Q that I had for 3 years (previous 4K generation from DELL/same size) and now will be using the older one somewhere else. I wasn't expecting such an improvement but the colors are much more vivid and I can't see any pixelation. The text on white is much more clear and haven't noticed any light bleeding at the edges on regular use, but this reviewer is a Pro so go with him — I'm just saying you won't notice it unless the whole screen is completely black. This is definitely a top-of-the-line monitor. I use it mainly for work, everyday use (internet, music, you-tube) and multi-player gaming (not a Pro-gamer, just enthusiast) – and I can really notice the improvement. The bezels of the monitor are thinner and it just looks a lot more modern overall. Easy to adjust position and has lots of ports. So unless you're a professional graphics editor I'd say this is one of the best.

  2. one of the best and most useful reviews of a monitor I've ever seen, made after real usage for video and image editing, and covering also the issues like glare and blacklight bleed. Thank you so much.

  3. bought it on 26 March 2020 at Hong Kong : Kowloon Golden Computer shopping mall “CENTURY” official Dell dealer shop & walk-in price $7725HKD (around $1410SGD/997USD) with 3 years 1 to 1 exchange warranty 😃👍🏻 thanks for the view ! especially for watching NETFLIX 4K HDR & 4K HDR 60Hz gaming SUPERB !

  4. I know this was 1 year ago, but regarding photoshop scaling on large resolution screen, try this: Right click on PS icon, proprieties/compatibility/change for all users/check Override High DPI scaling behavior. Should work on Win 10/64

  5. Hi, Good review. Just wanted to ask your opinion on the best way to go between the dell u3219q and benq pd3220u. The dell is around £200 cheaper but from what i am reading a lot of reviewers are saying it only gets good after calibration which means having to factor a calibrator into the cost. The benq seems to be calibrated straight out the box. It will be used for graphics and 3d applications as well as being for entertainment – movies etc. What do you think is the best way to go? Im happy to go the extra 200 on the benq if it future proofs me more and is a better quality machine. But just wanted to get your thoughts.

  6. Is it possible to view two os from two different sources side by side and can navigate mous keyboard.ex left side windows and right side mac.If posdible how to do that

  7. hello.. thnaks for the details update.. i am planning to buy a monitor for ocassional photo and video editing, more of 4K video editing.
    how does this monitor compares with BenQ PD3200U 32" 4K monitor? Which one do you advise?

  8. Hi Teoh. Thank you for your video. It really helped me to buy this monitor. I bought it on Monday but I have some concerns.
    1- Backlight bleeding. This is really frustrating. I thought I didn't mind about it but it keeps me get annoyed.
    2- Screen burn-in. I was opened a WhatsApp Page about 4 hours but when I close the page and went to twitter I was still seeing the Whatsapp page on Twittter's solid blue color. By the way after closing it for 3 to 4 hours the WhatsApp Page went invisible from solid colors.

    What should I do about these concerns? Should I return the monitor or Should I keep it.

  9. hey mate. nice video!….you can also make the icons and bar bigger on osx by the high resolution scale, just go to Finder and Show View Options (Command J) and there you can manualy rescale Text and Icons on the Desktop and Finder interface;)

  10. Really great coverage, thank you! It would be great to start seeing 75-100hz refresh rates for office/productivity monitors of this size and up. 60hz is just getting old real fast for these large format high res displays.

  11. Hi, i was looking to buy this monitor, but the light bleeding scared me, is it really that bad to the naked eye or it's just like any other IPS panel ?

  12. Hello Teoh Yi Chie, What is the minimum distance between me and this Dell UltraSharp 32 4K USB-C Monitor: U3219Q to be in total comfort to produce ??? Because I hesitate with the 43 inch U4320Q THX

  13. Hi, I am between this three models Samsung JG50 27" 1440p, Samsung J590 32" 4k and a Lenovo P27H 27" 1440p. I will use it mainly for 3d rendereing and some photoshop. I need the colors to be accurate but not that much as a proffesional photographer. Also I want to see 1080p youtube videos sharper and more detailed. I currently have a 23" inch LG TN FHD. What is your recommendation?.

  14. Hi Yi Chie, I understand the Dell U219Q has a built in LUT. I'm new to this; if you calibrate with your Spyder, will the monitor automatically store it in its LUT? And if you disconnect your monitor and connect it with another PC, will the monitor retain the same calibration?

  15. Is there a similar dell monitor that you would say is better than this? Especially in black light bleed ? Color Uniformity

  16. Hi, when you use mac with usb-c, does it support 4k 60hz?
    20:10 my finding is, your monitor actually support 4k 60hz, but macbook pro on usb-c does not support it. Macbook pro on displayport support 4k@60. You need to check monitor status about the actual resolution at runtime. So I want to confirm with you

  17. Sorry but, you're 100% wrong about scaling within macOS.
    In fact, OSX was the first system that introduced scaling as that's what the "retina" screens are built around, i.e. 200% scaling where one pixel is represented by 4 physical pixels.
    Windows 10 does a better job at scaling at non even (so other than 200%) values because it smooths things out better, but it does a horrible job at scaling of UI, where in dialog boxes things can look like pile of shite at anything higher than 125%.

  18. Hi Teoh, have you by chance come across a Lenovo Thinkvision 32inch display. They are supposed to be 100% Adobe RGB and 4k with thunderbolt connectivity. Cant find many reviews though.

  19. Thank you for the great review. After having the monitor for a year… what are your thoughts? Would you buy it again?

  20. About that Mac scaling – as far as I know it tells you resolution it will be emulating, but what it does is actually scaling image just as Windows does. Much better tho than Windows.


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