Huawei unveiled a couple of MateView-branded monitors in China recently, now the company is launching them in multiple regions around the world. One is a curved gaming monitor, the other is a flat and optimized for productivity.
Huawei MateView GT
This is Huawei’s first gaming monitor and it is also optimized for multimedia, so you can do video editing on it. It has a 34” LCD panel with 21:9 aspect ratio (3,440 x 1,440 px resolution) and a curvature of 1500R.
It has 165Hz refresh rate and gaming features like Crosshairs and Dark Field Control (it crushes overexposed and dark areas to help you spot your opponents more quickly). The display promises 350 nits of typical brightness and 4,000:1 contrast ratio.
Image quality is pretty solid with HDR10 support, 90% DCI-P3 coverage and 121% sRGB coverage. The panels are calibrated to deltaE < 2 (for P3, if you use the sRGB color space then deltaE is below 1).
165Hz at 1440p isn’t easy to stuff down a cable, so the monitor comes with a DisplayPort 1.4. For lower refresh rates you can also make use of the two HDMI 2.0 ports and there’s fully-featured USB-C port, plus another Type-C port used as power input.
The monitor has a built-in soundbar with stereo speakers, 2x 2.5W. There are also two mics, so you can use it for voice chat (or you could plug in a headset into the 3.5 mm combo jack). The soundbar has an RGB-backlit touch control that can be used to adjust the volume, but also offers customizable lighting effects.
The stand height can be adjusted by 110 mm (4.3”) and you can tilt the display -5º-20º. There’s a standard VESA100 mount too. In the box you’ll find a powerful 135W adapter (enough for the monitor, but also to power devices hooked up to the USB-C port) and several cables.
The Huawei MateView GT will be available in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Nordics, Russia, Japan, the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and other regions.
If you’re not running a gaming YouTube channel, the MateView may be the better monitor. It has a flat 28.2” IPS LCD with 3:2 aspect ratio and a higher resolution to boot, 3,840 x 2,560 px.
Besides being sharper, it is also brighter at 500 nits (typical), with a DisplayHDR 400 certification and flicker-free DC dimming. Contrast is not as good, though, 1,200:1. Still, this one also supports 10-bit color depth, covers 98% of DCI-P3 and 100% of sRGB. These panels are calibrated to deltaE < 2 (or if you use sRGB, deltaE < 1).
This monitor can be the central hub of your desk. It has a USB-C with video in support and 65W charging, meaning you can plug in your phone or laptop with a single cable. There is an optional OneHop wireless connection (this only works with certain Huawei phones with Kirin 980 or later and EMUI 12.0 or later), so you can mirror your phone's screen wirelessly.
To hook up a desktop, you also have access to a mini DisplayPort 1.2 and an HDMI 2.0 port (note: HDMI 2.0 is limited to 50 Hz at full resolution, use DisplayPort or USB-C if you want to run at 60 Hz). The monitor has two USB-A 3.0 ports as well and if you have a keyboard and mouse plugged in, it could act as a KVM switch.
This model has better speakers too, 2x 5W, in addition to two microphones that can pick up your voice from as far as 4m (13 ft). Or you could use the 3.5 mm combo jack with a wired headset.
The monitor comes with a 135W power adapter, which is what makes it possible for the USB-C port to output 65W.
You can set up Windows refresh rate manually to 60hz in Settings > Display > Advanced Display Settings, and yes, there is also a way to adjust the refresh rate from the monitor's settings.
Can you reduce the Refresh rate to a normal 60Hz in order to last longer? I want to use it for CAD not for gaming and the price is attractive.