AOC U3277PWQU & Philips 328P6VJEB review: the bar is rising

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Philips 328P6VJEB

The Philips model is a completely different story in terms of design. It has the well-known design of their business series, with black edges and base. For this design, Philips took a hard look at the Dell UltraSharp series at some point, but now both design have evolved into their own style. All in all, the 328P6VJEB looks more basic than the AOC. Which one of the two you prefer is up to you.

Philips 328P6VJEB

The Philips also has a solid, ergonomic base. The panel is height adjustable and can tilt, rotate and turn. In our opinion this is slightly better than the U3277PWQU. The connectivity is exactly the same as the AOC: vga and dvi for – we presume – primarily diagnostic purposes, hdmi 2.0 and displayport 1.2 for the actual supply of the full resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate. This Philips, like the AOC, does not offer a synchronization technique: Freesync and G-sync are both absent. In our opinion this is not a great loss: these are not gaming monitors. We do find audio in- and outputs here, built-in speakers and the usb 3.0-hub with four ports and one that has the quick charge functionality.

Philips 328P6VJEB Philips 328P6VJEB

The 328P6VJEB also comes with a 31.5 inch, 3840x2160 pixels va-panel – in all likelihood this is the exact same panel as the one used in the AOC model. At least the test results strongly suggest this. Despite the seemingly identical scaler and the same panel, both models do turn out to differ quite a lot when we look at the actual performance. Time to do exactly that.


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two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

AOC U3277PWQU

31.5 inch, 3840x2160, 140 ppi, AMVA, 60 Hz, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 4 ms, 350 cd/m², 3000 : 1

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£441.98

Avg. £471.99
5 shops, 5x stock

Philips 328P6VJEB

31.5 inch, 3840x2160, 140 ppi, VA, 60 Hz, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 4 ms, 300 cd/m², 3000 : 1

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£465.25

Avg. £489.96
4 shops, 4x stock

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