In addition to its Ultra HD+ panel with a 3:2 ratio, Huawei’s MateView 28.2 monitor supports HDR with an interesting peak brightness announced at 500 cd/m², enough to start enjoying HDR content in good conditions. It remains to be seen whether the factory calibration is up to scratch.

<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]> Le Huawei MateView 28,2 au banc de test HDR.

The Huawei MateView 28.2 on the HDR test bench.

The Huawei MateView 28 monitor stands out for its 28.2-inch IPS panel with a 3:2 ratio displaying an UltraHD+ definition of 3840 x 2560 px, its sleek aluminium chassis and its complete connectivity, including wireless compatibility

. The other special feature of this display is HDR compatibility, with a claimed peak brightness of 500 cd/m² and 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space.

A very well-calibrated HDR mode that suffers from the low contrast of the IPS<

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HDR10 EOTF curve, 10% window

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HDR luminance curve, 10% window.

In HDR, the Huawei monitor performs very well. The reference curve (in yellow) is well respected up to 50% luminance before the signal is smoothed out to the monitor’s maximum capabilities. A very healthy behaviour which allows to keep details in the very bright areas of the HDR image. On the other hand, it can be seen that the IPS panel and its limited contrast are not able to correctly reproduce the luminance below 20%. The peak brightness measured at 501 cd/m² is good for a PC monitor, as few models can boast this level of brightness. This reproduces a fairly good image dynamic range and begins to show the beginnings of good HDR content.

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<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]>Colorimétrie HDR

In addition to respecting the EOTF curve, the Huawei monitor has the luxury of displaying colors that

with a Delta E of less than 3 – can be considered faithful, which is very rare in HDR on PC monitors and worth noting.

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DCI-P3 color space coverage

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Rec.2020 color space coverage

Regarding color coverage, again, it’s a small feat of the Huawei monitor that displays 90% of the colors in the DCI-P3 color space. The latter is mainly used by the cinema industry for films and series. This puts the monitor on a par with the best LCD TVs and even OLED models in this respect. With 66%, the Rec.2020 coverage is a little less good, but few screens do much better today. The TCL 65C815 surprised us last year with its 76% Rec.2020 coverage

, the best ever measured in the lab, which is still far from the 90% needed to render the majority of the colours in this space.

In the end, the HDR rendering produced by the Huawei monitor is surprisingly faithful. Of course, it still lacks a bit of punch to compete with Oled TVs (LG 55CX, LG 55C1, etc.) and the best LCD models (Samsung QE65QN95A, Sony 65XH9505

), but it remains very convincing on a PC monitor market that still struggles to display a convincing HDR rendering.

See you on Monday for the full review of the Huawei MateView 28.2 monitor.