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Dell G3223Q Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed May 12, 2022 at 11:15 am
Dell G3223Q Picture
8.2
Mixed Usage
8.3
Office
8.7
Gaming
7.9
Media Consumption
8.5
Media Creation
7.0
HDR
Size
32"
Resolution
3840x2160
Max Refresh Rate
144Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDR10
Yes

The Dell G3223Q is Dell's first 4k gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. It's a 32 inch display, and is currently the only 4k monitor in Dell's G Series gaming lineup. It has a Console Mode that allows you to play 4k games up to 120 fps from the PS5 and Xbox Series X thanks to the HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. It also has native FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing, and the G-SYNC compatibility mode works on it, even if NVIDIA doesn't certify it. It has a few extra features like a dedicated sRGB mode if you need accurate colors, and there's an edge-lit local dimming feature, too, but it only works in HDR.

Our Verdict

8.2 Mixed Usage

The Dell G3223Q is great overall. It's an excellent gaming monitor thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and quick response time for smooth motion handling. It also has low input lag and variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. It's impressive for the office and excellent for content creators with its 4k resolution and large screen, and the remarkable out-of-the-box accuracy means you don't need to get it calibrated. It's very good for watching multimedia content with a few friends since it has wide viewing angles, but it's only decent for HDR because it has a low contrast and a terrible local dimming feature.

Pros
  • 4k resolution and 32 inch screen provide sharp text.
  • Remarkable out-of-the-box accuracy.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Good performance in bright rooms.
Cons
  • Can't rotate into portrait mode.
  • Low contrast ratio.
8.3 Office

The Dell G3223Q is impressive for office use. The large 4k screen delivers clear text, and there's enough space to open multiple windows at once. It also has okay ergonomics and wide viewing angles, making it easy to share the screen with someone next to you. You won't have issues using it in a bright room either as it gets bright enough to fight glare and has good reflection handling.

Pros
  • 4k resolution and 32 inch screen provide sharp text.
  • Remarkable out-of-the-box accuracy.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Good performance in bright rooms.
Cons
  • Can't rotate into portrait mode.
8.7 Gaming

The Dell G3223Q is excellent for gaming. It has a high 144Hz refresh rate with a 4k resolution and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, meaning you can play high-frame-rate games from consoles or a PC without issue. It also has a quick response time across its entire refresh rate range, and there's VRR support to reduce screen tearing. Sadly, it isn't good for dark room gaming because it has a low contrast that makes blacks look gray, and even if it has a local dimming feature, it performs terribly and only turns on with HDR games.

Pros
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.
  • 144Hz refresh rate and VRR support.
  • Quick response time at any refresh rate.
  • Low input lag with high-frame-rate signals.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
7.9 Media Consumption

The Dell G3223Q is very good for watching multimedia content. The 4k resolution allows you to watch your favorite 4k movies and shows, and the 32 inch screen provides an immersive viewing experience. It's good for viewing in bright rooms with a few friends because it has good reflection handling, and the wide viewing angles mean that everyone sees an accurate image. However, it doesn't perform well in dark rooms because blacks look gray and the local dimming feature is terrible, and it only turns on in HDR.

Pros
  • 4k resolution and 32 inch screen provide sharp text.
  • Remarkable out-of-the-box accuracy.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Good performance in bright rooms.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Terrible HDR local dimming feature.
8.5 Media Creation

The Dell G3223Q is excellent for content creators. The 4k resolution and 32 inch screen help deliver sharp images and you can see more of your work area at once. It also displays a wide range of colors in SDR and the out-of-the-box accuracy is simply remarkable, meaning you don't need to get it calibrated. The okay ergonomics and wide viewing angles also make it easy to share the screen with a client next to you as you can turn the screen and see the same image from the side.

Pros
  • 4k resolution and 32 inch screen provide sharp text.
  • Remarkable out-of-the-box accuracy.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Good performance in bright rooms.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Terrible HDR local dimming feature.
7.0 HDR

The Dell G3223Q is unremarkable for HDR. It has a wide HDR color gamut, but the tone mapping is off, so colors don't appear how they should. It also has decent HDR peak brightness, but most highlights don't pop enough for a satisfying HDR experience. Unfortunately, blacks look gray in the dark due to the low contrast, and even if it has a local dimming feature that automatically turns on in the DisplayHDR 600 mode, it performs terribly as it doesn't improve the contrast or make small objects stand out.

Pros
  • Decent HDR peak brightness.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Terrible HDR local dimming feature.
  • HDR tone mapping is off.
  • 8.2 Mixed Usage
  • 8.3 Office
  • 8.7 Gaming
  • 7.9 Media Consumption
  • 8.5 Media Creation
  • 7.0 HDR
  1. Updated May 13, 2022: Fixed a mistake that said the backlighting can be turned off, but it's always on.
  2. Updated May 12, 2022: Review published.
  3. Updated May 09, 2022: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Dell G3223Q has a rather simplistic design with a silver and black body. It also has blue backlighting around the hinge in the back, and since you can't turn it off, it might be distracting in a completely dark room or if you want to use it in an office environment.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is great. It's well put-together and there aren't any obvious flaws. It's entirely plastic, which feels solid and only flexes a bit in the back. The hinge on the stand is sturdy and supports the monitor well. Overall, it feels better built than other plastic monitors.

6.8
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
3.9" (10.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-21° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
No
Swivel Range
-30° to 30°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The Dell G3223Q has okay ergonomics as you can adjust it any way you like it except rotate into portrait mode. However, it has a narrow swivel range and limited height range, meaning it's a bit harder to place in an ideal position compared to other monitors. There's a cutout in the stand for cable management to help keep your setup clean.

Design
Stand
Base Width
13.5" (34.2 cm)
Base Depth
9.6" (24.5 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
6.6" (16.7 cm)
Weight (With Display)
19.4 lbs (8.8 kg)

The stand has a large base that takes up a good amount of space, and because the top is a bit slanted, it's hard to place stuff on it. The stand also supports the screen well as there's minimal wobble.

Design
Display
Housing Width
28.5" (72.5 cm)
Housing Height
16.8" (42.6 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
13.2 lbs (6.0 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.3" (0.8 cm)
Design
Controls

The joystick helps you navigate the on-screen menu and you can customize three of the buttons to shortcuts if you want to quickly change a setting or switch inputs. There's a power button on the bottom right side.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Power cable
  • USB-B to USB-A cable
  • User guides and manuals

Picture Quality
6.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,236 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
1,102 : 1

The Dell G3223Q has a low native contrast ratio, meaning blacks look gray in the dark. Even with local dimming on, the contrast is worse because all the dimming zones turn on. If you want a similar display with better dark room performance, check out the Gigabyte M32UC instead.

2.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Edge

The Dell G3223Q has an edge-lit local dimming feature, and it's terrible. It automatically turns on in the 'DisplayHDR 600' Picture Mode and you can't disable it, but you can use other HDR modes if you don't want to use it. There are eight large dimming zones and they're all on at the same time with most content, so it's not actually doing anything and the contrast is worse than in SDR. If there's content that forces a zone to turn off, like with the test pattern, then the uniformity between zones is awful and distracting. Also, the algorithm is slow and it struggles to keep up with fast-moving objects.

8.2
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
373 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
431 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
432 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
432 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
433 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
433 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
430 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
432 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
432 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
433 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
433 cd/m²
ABL
0.000
Minimum Brightness
45 cd/m²

The SDR peak brightness is great. Scenes are consistently bright enough to fight glare, but small highlights on dark backgrounds don't pop much. These results are from the 'Custom Color' Picture Mode after calibration with the Brightness at its max.

7.4
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 600
Real Scene
501 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
449 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
597 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
597 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
631 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
643 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
448 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
596 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
596 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
630 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
642 cd/m²
ABL
0.020

The Dell G3223Q has decent HDR peak brightness, but it isn't enough to deliver a satisfying HDR experience. The monitor processes HDR differently based on the source, as some content is dimmer than others, and only certain content uses the display to its full capabilities. Overall, it's inconsistent with its HDR peak brightness, and larger areas are brighter than smaller ones because the local dimming fails to make small highlights stand out.

The EOTF follows the target fairly well until the extremely sharp roll-off at the peak brightness, causing a loss of fine details in bright scenes. This was measured with Smart HDR set to 'DisplayHDR 600'.

7.3
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
43°
Color Washout From Right
43°
Color Shift From Left
44°
Color Shift From Right
45°
Brightness Loss From Left
48°
Brightness Loss From Right
49°
Black Level Raise From Left
35°
Black Level Raise From Right
38°
Gamma Shift From Left
39°
Gamma Shift From Right
39°

The horizontal viewing angle is decent. It's good enough for sharing your screen with someone sitting next to you as the image remains accurate from the sides.

7.8
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
34°
Color Washout From Above
37°
Color Shift From Below
45°
Color Shift From Above
46°
Brightness Loss From Below
36°
Brightness Loss From Above
39°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
55°
Gamma Shift From Above
58°

The Dell G3223Q has a good vertical viewing angle. Besides a bit of color washout and brightness lost, the image remains accurate when viewing from below, which is good if you want to eye-mount the display above eye level.

7.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.872%
50% DSE
0.138%

The Dell G3223Q has very good overall gray uniformity. The edges are a bit darker, which you'll notice if you have a full-screen webpage or document open, but there's very little dirty screen effect in the center.

There's a uniformity compensation setting available in the 'Creator' Picture Mode only, and it raises the black level to hide any uniformity issues on the sides. The contrast is worse because of this, but the overall brightness doesn't change. You can see the uniformity results from it here:

  • Score: 8.4
  • Photo
  • 50% Std. Dev.: 3.872%
  • 50% DSE: 0.125%

There are reports of users experiencing bad temporary image retention. We tested it to see if there's noticeable image retention, and even if it shows signs of it, it's minor and disappears quickly. If you notice bad image retention, let us know.

Time (Minutes)PhotoRetention
0 minPhoto0.27%
2 minPhoto0.00%
4 minPhoto0.00%
6 minPhoto0.00%
8 minPhoto0.00%
10 minPhoto0.00%

6.3
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.386%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
3.916%

The black uniformity is mediocre. The screen looks blue due to the low contrast, but there's no blooming around bright objects with local dimming off. In HDR with local dimming on, the edges of the screen are darker, but there's a lot more blooming.

There's a uniformity compensation setting available in the 'Creator' Picture Mode, and it raises the black level. With it enabled in SDR the contrast is even worse, and you can't enable it in HDR. You can see the uniformity results from it here:

  • Score: 5.8
  • Photo
  • Native Std. Dev.: 1.772%

9.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Creator (sRGB)
sRGB Gamut Area xy
99.8%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.66
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,490 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
0.50
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
2.2
Brightness Setting
75
Measured Brightness
251 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The out-of-the-box accuracy on the Dell G3223Q is remarkable. You can access the sRGB mode in the 'Creator' Picture Mode by selecting 'sRGB'. The Dell G3223Q does an incredible job at clamping the colors to the sRGB color space, and the colors, white balance, color temperature, and gamma are all extremely accurate. The sRGB mode only locks the Hue, Saturation, Gain, and Offset settings, so you can still adjust the brightness and other settings. There are other picture modes where you can adjust these settings, but they're less accurate and colors are over-saturated.

9.8
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom Color
sRGB Gamut Area xy
100.4%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.52
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,485 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
0.37
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
100-100-94
Gamma Setting
2.2
Brightness Setting
32
Measured Brightness
101 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is incredible, but it isn't that much improved from before calibration. The main advantage of getting it calibrated is that you can control the few settings that are locked in the sRGB mode.

9.6
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.9%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
89.3%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The Dell G3223Q has a fantastic SDR color gamut. It has perfect coverage of the sRGB color space used in most web content, and it has great coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in some photo editing programs. However, some colors like red are over-saturated in Adobe.

9.6
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.4%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
92.8%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The color volume is fantastic. It displays colors as bright as pure white, but due to the low contrast it doesn't display dark colors well.

8.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
95.3%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
DisplayHDR 600
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
71.3%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
DisplayHDR 600

The Dell G3223Q has an excellent HDR color gamut as it displays a wide range of colors in the commonly-used DCI-P3 color space, but its tone mapping is off. It's limiting the color space when tone mapping DCI-P3 content, and even sending a lower stimulus doesn't change anything. Also, it has disappointing coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space, meaning it isn't future-proof because more content will come out in that color space.

7.5
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
75.8%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
DisplayHDR 600
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
71.0%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
DisplayHDR 600

The Dell G3223Q has a good HDR color volume. It displays bright colors well, but it's limited by the incomplete color gamut and low contrast ratio.

7.6
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.0%
Indirect Reflections
2.7%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.3%

The Dell G3223Q has good reflection handling. Although reflections from strong light sources can get distracting, it has high enough peak brightness to fight glare and you won't have any issues with it unless you place it opposite a really bright light source.

9.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The Dell G3223Q has fantastic text clarity thanks to the high pixel density. Enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) makes the letters bolder and easier to read.

9.8
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The Dell G3223Q has incredible gradient handling and you won't notice any banding with shades of similar colors.

Motion
8.3
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
144 Hz

The Dell G3223Q has a fast refresh rate that you can achieve with HDMI 2.1 graphics card that support Display Stream Compression, but since all HDMI 2.1 graphics cards support compression, you won't have any issues.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI

Although NVIDIA doesn't certify the Dell G3223Q as G-SYNC compatible, it still works over its entire refresh rate range with HDMI and DisplayPort connections. FreeSync also works over both inputs.

9.2
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
3.5 ms
Total Response Time
6.2 ms
Overshoot Error
0.5%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
4.5 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
8.9 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
2.8%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Dell G3223Q has a very fast response time at its max refresh rate. Motion looks smooth with the 'Fast' Response Time setting, which performs the best because 'Super Fast' and 'Extreme' each have slower total response times with more overshoot, leading to inverse ghosting.

8.9
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
3.5 ms
Total Response Time
7.9 ms
Overshoot Error
2.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
4.5 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
12.7 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
7.9%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The response time at 120Hz is excellent, meaning motion looks smooth when playing console games at 120 fps. Like with its max refresh rate, the 'Fast' Response Time setting has the quickest overall response time with the least amount of overshoot.

7.8
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
3.5 ms
Total Response Time
14.2 ms
Overshoot Error
4.4%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
4.4 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
23.1 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
18.1%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Dell G3223Q has a good response time at 60Hz. It's slower than at higher refresh rates, meaning you see more motion blur, but it's still good. There's also some overshoot in dark transitions, which causes a bit of inverse ghosting. Once again, the 'Fast' setting performs the best, which means you can leave it on that setting and not worry about changing it if the frame rate of your game drops.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No BFI
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

The Dell G3223Q doesn't have a backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The Dell G3223Q uses a completely flicker-free backlight at all brightness levels, which helps reduce eye strain and image duplications.

Inputs
8.7
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
4.1 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
4.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
23.2 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The Dell G3223Q has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience with high-frame rate games. Sadly, it increases a lot more with 60Hz games, and while it's still fine enough for casual console gamers, it's still worse than other monitors at 60Hz.

9.0
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
8.3 MP
Pixel Density
138 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
32.0"
Screen Area
438 in²
10
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1440p @ 60Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The Dell G3223Q has a Console Mode that doesn't have any issues playing games from the PS5 thanks to the HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. As the monitor is limited to 24 Gbps of bandwidth instead of the full 48 Gbps of HDMI 2.1, it displays chroma 4:2:0 instead of 4:2:2 because the PS5 doesn't support compression. This makes text clarity a bit worse, but it doesn't affect the gameplay experience.

10
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The Dell G3223Q displays all signals from the Xbox Series X as long as it's in Console Mode.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.1)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
24Gbps (FRL 6x4)
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No

As the Dell G3223Q's HDMI 2.1 bandwidth is limited to 24 Gbps, your graphics card needs to use compression for signals that require a higher bandwidth, like 4k @ 120Hz.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
2
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
Yes
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No

You can use the two USB ports to plug in peripherals like your mouse and keyboard, as long as you connect the USB-B cable to your computer.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The Dell G3223Q works well with recent MacBooks as VRR and HDR work, but there are some connection issues. At times, windows go back to the MacBook screen when waking up from sleep, but there are times where they stay in place. Also, sometimes it simply loses the connection after you put the MacBook to sleep, so you need to unplug and reconnect.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
Fixed (On)
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP
KVM Switch
No

The Dell G3223Q has a few extra features, including:

  • Color space: You can choose either the 'DCI-P3' or the 'sRGB' color space in the 'Creator' Picture Mode.
  • Console mode: Provides the best compatibility with the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
  • Dark stabilizer: Adjusts the gamma so you can see opponents better in dark games.
  • Display alignment: Displays a virtual grid making it easy to line up the display next to another.
  • FPS counter: Shows your current frame rate.
  • Timer: Displays a timer on the screen.
  • Uniformity compensation: Meant to provide better screen uniformity, but it just raises the black levels.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 32 inch Dell G3223Q, and the results only apply to this variant. It's the only 4k monitor part of Dell's G Series gaming lineup, and you can see the differences between each monitor below. Dell has other 32 inch 4k monitors available too, like the Dell S3221QS and the Dell U3223QE, but they're part of different lineups.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate G-SYNC Compatible Certified Stand Adjustments USB Hub
G2422HS 24" 1080p 165Hz Yes Tilt, Height No
G2722HS 27" 1080p 165Hz Yes Tilt, Height No
G2723HN 27" 1080p 165Hz Yes Tilt No
G3223D 32" 1440p  165Hz Yes Tilt, Height, Swivel USB-C, USB 3.0
G3223Q 32" 4k 144Hz  No Tilt, Height, Swivel USB-B, USB 3.0

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their G3223Q doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit of the Dell G3223Q was manufactured in January 2022; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Dell G3223Q is an excellent 4k gaming monitor that has all the gaming features you need like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and variable refresh rate support. It also has remarkable color accuracy, which is great if you care about accurate images or want to do some photo editing on the side. It's one of the better 4k @ 144Hz gaming monitors we've tested, but there are also cheaper options available like the Gigabyte M32U.

Also see our recommendations for the best 4k 144Hz monitors, the best PS5 monitors, and the best monitors for the Xbox Series X.

Gigabyte M32U

The Dell G3223Q and the Gigabyte M32U are both excellent 4k gaming monitors. They're very similar overall as they each have a 144Hz refresh rate, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and a quick response time, but the Gigabyte has a backlight strobing feature, which the Dell doesn't have. However, the Dell gets brighter, so it's better for well-lit rooms, and the out-of-the-box accuracy is much better, too.

LG 27GP950-B

The LG 27GP950-B and the Dell G3223Q are similar 4k monitors with 144Hz refresh rates, but there are a few differences. The Dell has much better reflection handling, so it's a better choice for well-lit rooms, and it has much better out-of-the-box accuracy. They each display a wide color gamut in HDR, but the LG has much better tone mapping so colors look better. The main difference between them is that the LG supports 48 Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.1, while the Dell has 24 Gbps, so the LG doesn't require compression for high-frame-rate signals.

Dell U3223QE

The Dell U3223QE and the Dell G3223Q are different types of 4k, 32  inch monitors. The G3223Q is a gaming monitor with a much higher refresh rate, VRR support, and quick response times, while the U3223QE is an office monitor with much better ergonomics and a bigger selection of inputs. Besides the different features, they have similar picture quality, but the G3223Q has much better reflection handling.

Gigabyte M32UC

The Dell G3223Q is better than the Gigabyte M32UC for most users. The Dell has a faster response time, resulting in much clearer motion, especially in dark scenes. The Dell also has much better viewing angles, so the image looks the same even if you're not sitting directly in front. If you're in a dark room, though, the Gigabyte is a better choice, as it has a much higher contrast ratio, resulting in darker, more uniform blacks.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75

The Dell G3223Q and the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 are both excellent gaming monitors with different panel types with strengths and weaknesses. The overall picture quality is better on the Samsung as it delivers deeper blacks with much better local dimming and makes smaller highlights pop more in HDR. However, the Dell is better for co-op gaming thanks to its wide viewing angles. If you care about image accuracy, the Dell has much better out-of-the-box accuracy and better motion handling with high-frame-rate signals.

Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70

The Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70 and the Dell G3223Q are both excellent gaming monitors. Overall picture quality is a bit better on the Dell because it gets brighter and has better reflection handling, so it's a better choice for well-lit rooms. Also, it has much better out-of-the-box accuracy and quicker response times, especially at lower refresh rates. However, the Samsung has better ergonomics because you can swivel it, and it supports higher HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, meaning your graphics card doesn't need compression for high-frame-rate signals.

Gigabyte M28U

The Gigabyte M28U and the Dell G3223Q are very similar monitors, with the big difference being that the Dell has a larger screen. Besides that, they each have a 4k resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate, VRR support, and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and you won't have issues playing games from consoles on them. The Dell displays a wider HDR color gamut, but it has worse tone mapping anyways, so colors in HDR look better on the Gigabyte. They each have smooth motion handling, but the Gigabyte has a backlight strobing feature, which the Dell doesn't have.

Sony INZONE M9

The Dell G3223Q is a bit better than the Sony INZONE M9. The Dell has a wider range of ergonomics, so it's easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. The Dell also has much better accuracy out of the box, as colors aren't oversaturated, and there are no noticeable issues. Finally, the Dell model offers better build quality, as there are a few issues with the construction of the Sony monitor's stand, and there have been reports of quality control issues with the Sony model.

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