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Reviewed on May 17, 2019 , Simon Barbier, Yannick Khong

Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB
MONITOR REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

Test Benches:

  • 1.0: Fall 2017
7.3
Mixed Usage
Score components:
Size : 43 "
Resolution : 3840x2160
Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
LCD Type
What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
:
VA
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
:
FreeSync

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is a decent 43", 4k monitor with outstanding peak brightness, deep blacks, and one of the widest color gamuts we've ever measured. It has an extremely fast response time, low input lag, and it supports FreeSync, which is great for gaming or watching movies. Unfortunately, like most VA monitors, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, and there is noticeable crosshatching and sub-pixel dithering, so it isn't ideal for daily desktop use.

Test Results
Design 7.0
Picture Quality 7.2
Motion 8.1
Inputs 9.0
Pros
  • Deep, uniform blacks.
  • Outstanding peak brightness.
  • Great wide color gamut.
Cons
  • Bad local dimming.
  • Noticeable crosshatching that can be distracting for desktop use.

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Design

Score components: Subjectively assigned
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Design Picture
Curved : No
Curve radius : N/A
Weight (without stand)
What it is: The weight of the monitor when mounted. This is with the stand removed, and if necessary any VESA mounting bracket attached.
When it matters: When choosing a mount for a monitor/
:
30.6 lbs (13.9 kg)
Weight (with stand)
What it is: The weight of the monitor including the stand any any input covers.
:
32.6 lbs (14.8 kg)

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB has a decent design. It has good build quality with a solid metal stand, but it wobbles quite a bit when nudged. There are no signs of any serious issues or defects with the monitor, and the borders around the frame are thin enough that they aren't distracting.

Stand
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Stand picture
Width
What it is: The width of the stand.
When it matters: When using a small desk, for those who require a monitor with a small footprint.
:
33.0" (83.8 cm)
Depth
What it is: The depth of the stand.
When it matters: When using a small desk, for those who require a monitor with a small footprint.
:
10.4" (26.4 cm)

The stand is large, and supports the monitor well, but does wobble quite a bit. It is nearly the same width as the monitor, so you'll need a large desk if you aren't planning on VESA mounting it.

1.7 Ergonomics
What it is: How much the position of the screen can be adjusted to match the viewing preference of the user.
When it matters: All usages, but especially office and gaming use.
Score components:
  • 46% Height Adjustment
  • 18% Switch portrait/landscape
  • 18% Swivel Range
  • 18% Tilt Range
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Ergonomics picture
Height Adjustment
What it is: The amount of vertical travel or adjustment of the display.
:
N/A
Switch portrait/landscape : No
Swivel Range : N/A
Tilt Range : -10° to 5°

The Philips 436M6 has bad ergonomics. The stand has a narrow tilt range, and can't swivel or rotate to a portrait orientation.

Back
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Back picture
Wall Mount : VESA 200x200

The back of the monitor is very plain. The central portion of the screen is thicker than the rest, leaving room for the vents on the top and inputs on the bottom.

Borders
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Borders picture
Borders
What it is: The distance from the left edge of the display to the start of the image.
When it matters: When using multiple monitors side-by-side.
:
0.7" (1.8 cm)

The borders of the monitor are thin, and don't stand out when using it.

Thickness
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Thickness picture
Thickness (with stand)
What it is: How far the front of the screen protrudes when placed as far back as possible against a wall.
When it matters: When the monitor is placed back against a wall.
:
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
What it is: How far the front of the screen protrudes when the stand has been removed. For monitors which require a bracket to VESA mount this measurement includes the thickness of the bracket.
When it matters: When mounting a monitor with the stand removed.
:
2.7" (6.9 cm)

The monitor is a bit thicker than average due to the large size, but when VESA mounted it doesn't stick out much.

7.5 Build Quality
What it is: How well built and sturdy the monitor is, and how good the materials used to build it are.
When it matters: All usages.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Build Quality picture

Good build quality with no major issues, but the grill that covers the top vent doesn't seem very solid. Although the stand is metallic and well-built, the monitor wobbles quite a bit when nudged.

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB delivers decent overall picture quality. It has an outstanding contrast ratio, the best we've ever measured on a monitor, and it can get extremely bright in both SDR and HDR. This monitor can also display a wide color gamut, and has one of the widest HDR color gamuts we've ever measured. It displays gradients almost perfectly, with very little banding, and has no significant color bleed. Unfortunately, this monitor uses a different subpixel structure from most monitors, which causes noticeable crosshatching and fringing on text. This makes it a less than ideal choice for daily use as a desktop.

9.3 Contrast
What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Checkerboard Picture
Native Contrast
What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
:
6888 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with local dimming turned on (maximum) with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
:
N/A

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB has an outstanding native contrast ratio, by far the best we've ever measured on a monitor. This results in excellent dark room performance. As local dimming is only available in HDR, we were unable to measure the SDR contrast ratio with local dimming.

1.0 Local Dimming
What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
:
Yes
Backlight
What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit monitors have more uniform blacks than some full-array monitors.
:
Edge

The Philips Momentum 436M6 has a local dimming feature, but it is very bad. It is edge-lit from top and bottom and has a limited number of dimming zones. When a bright object moves quickly across the screen, the local dimming zones aren't able to keep up, causing a glowing trail behind it. The local dimming feature is only available in HDR and, unfortunately, it can't be disabled.

8.8 SDR Peak Brightness
What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Real Scene
What it is: The maximum luminosity the monitor can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. Our Real Scene was selected to represent a more regular movie condition. All measurements are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming on, max backlight and with an SDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies and TV shows in SDR.
Good value: > 300 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 30 cd/m²
:
659 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time
:
733 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time
:
734 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
734 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
734 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
734 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent during a scene.
:
732 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent during a scene.
:
733 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
733 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
733 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
732 cd/m²
SDR ABL
What it is: The standard deviation of the SDR sustained brightness, after linearizing for noticeable differences in luminosity
When it matters: Content with large bright areas, such as for PC or video game use, and sports such as hockey
:
0.000

Outstanding SDR peak brightness, the best we've measured so far on any monitor. There is no noticeable variation in brightness with different content, which is great. There should be no issues using this monitor in even the brightest of rooms. Peak brightness was measured using our calibration settings.

8.6 HDR Peak Brightness
What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with HDR content.
When it matters: HDR content
HDR Real Scene
What it is: The maximum luminosity the monitor can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more realistic movie condition. All measurements are made with the monitor set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over HDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in HDR.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
773 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
844 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
What it is: TThe maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
841 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
844 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
847 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
843 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
844 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
840 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
843 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
846 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 550 cd/m²
Noticeable difference: 80 cd/m²
:
842 cd/m²
HDR ABL
What it is: The coefficient of variation of the HDR sustained brightness, after linearizing for noticeable differences in luminosity
When it matters: HDR content with large bright areas, such as HDR gaming
Good value: <0.07
Noticeable difference: 0.01
:
0.000

Outstanding peak brightness in HDR. Small highlights aren't as bright as on the Acer Predator X27, but unlike the X27, there is no variation in brightness with different content (also known as ABL).

We measured the HDR Peak Brightness with the 'VESA HDR1000' HDR mode. When the monitor is first turned on or the HDR mode is changed, the peak brightness of the 'UHDA' and 'VESA HDR1000' HDR modes is initially much higher, between 1019 and 1100 cd/m². After 2 minutes, the brightness drops off to the posted numbers, and the monitor will never go back to that brightness unless you turn the monitor off or change HDR modes. We are only showing the lower numbers here because the monitor is not usable for any length of time at the higher brightness.

The 'Normal' HDR mode doesn't do this, and remains at a constant brightness, slightly lower than the other two modes.

4.6 Horizontal Viewing Angle
What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Horizontal Color Shift Picture
Color Shift from Left
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your left
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
28 °
Color Shift from Right
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
30 °
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Horizontal Brightness Picture
Brightness from Left
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your left.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
37 °
Brightness from Right
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
43 °
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Horizontal Black Level Picture
Black Level from Left
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
9 °
Black Level from Right
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
9 °
Curve Radius : N/A

Like most VA monitors, the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB has poor horizontal viewing angles. Even slightly off center, the image quickly gets washed out by the rising black levels. At moderate angles, colors lose accuracy and the image starts to fade. If wide viewing angles are important to you, check out the LG 43UD79-B.

4.6 Vertical Viewing Angle
What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the top or bottom.
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Vertical Color Shift Picture
Color Shift from Below
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
25 °
Color Shift from Above
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor when standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
24 °
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Vertical Brightness Picture
Brightness from Below
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
32 °
Brightness from Above
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor while standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
31 °
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Vertical Black Level Picture
Black Level from Below
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
8 °
Black Level from Above
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor while standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
8 °

The vertical viewing angles are very similar to the horizontal viewing angles. The brightness starts to decrease sooner, and colors lose accuracy when even slightly off angle. The image gets quickly washed out by the increasing black levels.

7.3 Gray Uniformity
What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
4.399 %
50% DSE
What it is: Dirty Screen Effect. High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
:
0.174 %
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB 5% Uniformity Picture
5% Std. Dev.
What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 5% gray.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 1.15%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
1.858 %
5% DSE
What it is: Dirty Screen Effect. High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 0.116%
:
0.081 %

Decent gray uniformity. The sides of the screen are noticeably darker, and there is some dirty screen effect throughout, which isn't ideal for browsing the web or playing sports games.

7.1 Black Uniformity
What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: <2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
:
1.237 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks with Local Dimming enabled
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: <2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
:
N/A

Decent black uniformity on the Momentum 436M6VBPAB, one of the best we've ever seen on a monitor. There should be no issues watching dark scenes in a dark room. Unfortunately, we weren't able to measure the black uniformity with local dimming in SDR, as local dimming is only available in HDR.

5.9 Pre Calibration
What it is: Monitor's color accuracy before a full calibration. The measurements are taken with out of the box 'factory setting'.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Pre Calibration Picture Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Pre Gamma Curve Picture Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Pre Color Picture
Picture Mode
What it is: The picture mode that was used to do the pre-calibration reading. We usually go for the picture mode that gives us the more control over all the picture quality setting.
:
Gamer 2
Luminance
What it is: The luminance at which the pre-calibration reading was done. This represents the luminance of the monitor when it is at the factory default settings.
:
510 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
What it is: The luminance settings, often named 'Brightness' on monitors, usually range from 0 to 100.
:
80
Contrast Setting
What it is: The monitor contrast setting, usually ranging from 0 to 100.
:
50
RGB controls
What it is: This is the value for each color (red, green, and blue) used in the monitor internal RGB cuts/gains controls. If the monitor does not have an internal RGB cuts/gains controls, then the color temperature setting will be used instead, and the color temperature that gives us the best result will be used.
:
100-93-84
Color Temperature
What it is: The color temperature is a measure of the color of light. A colder color temperature (7000K) will look bluer and a warmer color temperature (4000K) will look yellower/redder. 6500K is the standard color for PC monitors and also for the sRGB color standard.
When it matters: When you care about color reproduction and accuracy.
Good value: 6500K
Noticeable difference: 400K
:
5537 K
White Balance dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
5.17
Color dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
3.37
Gamma
What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.18

Out of the box, the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB has disappointing accuracy. Gamma is relatively flat, close to 2.2, and does not follow the sRGB target curve. The color temperature is noticeably warm, and there are noticeable inaccuracies in shades of gray. Colors aren't very accurate either, and some might notice issues.

9.7 Post Calibration
What it is: Monitor's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All graphics and video content on a monitor that has been professionally calibrated.
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Post Calibration Picture Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Post Gamma Curve Picture Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Post Color Picture
Picture Mode
What it is: The picture mode that was used to do the calibration reading. We usually go for the picture mode that gives us the more control over all the picture quality setting.
:
Off
Luminance
What it is: The luminance at which the calibration was executed. We aim for a luminance level of 100 cd/m².
:
102 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
What it is: The luminance settings, often named 'Brightness' on monitors, usually range from 0 to 100.
:
1
Contrast Setting
What it is: The monitor contrast setting, usually ranging from 0 to 100.
:
50
RGB Controls
What it is: This is the value for each color (red, green, and blue) used in the monitor internal RGB cuts/gains controls. If the monitor does not have an internal RGB cuts/gains controls, then the color temperature setting will be used instead, and the color temperature that gives us the best result will be used.
:
100-96-99
Color Temperature
What it is: The color temperature is a measure of the color of light. A colder color temperature (7000K) will look bluer and a warmer color temperature (4000K) will look yellower/redder. 6500K is the standard color for PC monitors and also for the sRGB color standard.
When it matters: When you care about color reproduction and accuracy.
Good value: 6500K
Noticeable difference: 400K
:
6442 K
White Balance dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.60
Color dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.40
Gamma
What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.19

After calibration, the Momentum 436M6VBPAB has excellent accuracy. Gamma follows the sRGB target curve almost perfectly, and the color temperature is much closer to the target of 6500K. Color accuracy and white balance are significantly improved, and we don't expect anyone to notice any issues.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and should not be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.

9.6 SDR Color Gamut
What it is: The palette of colors the monitor can display
When it matters: General content consumption or production
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Color Gamut sRGB Picture
sRGB xy
What it is: Coverage of the sRGB colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Almost all content. Includes websites, standard windows environment and SDR movies
Good value: > 95%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
99.6 %
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Color Gamut ARGB Picture
Adobe RGB xy
What it is: Coverage of the Adobe RGB colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Professional photography.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
92.9 %

sRGB Picture Mode: Off
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Off

Outstanding SDR color gamut, one of the best we've ever measured, similar to the Acer Predator X27. It has essentially perfect coverage of the sRGB color space. It also covers almost all of the wider Adobe RGB color space, but the gamut does not line up with the target. It produces a wider range of reds and magentas than the gamut supports, but can't produce the full range of greens.

9.8 SDR Color Volume
What it is: How much of the SDR color spaces the monitor can reproduce
When it matters: General usage and SDR media creation
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB sRGB Color Volume ITP picture
sRGB in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the sRGB colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: Most content, including web, SDR video games, and SDR media creation
:
99.5 %
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Adobe RGB Color Volume ITP Picture
Adobe RGB in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the Adobe RGB colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness.
When it matters: Professional media creation
:
96.4 %

sRGB Picture Mode: Off
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Off

Nearly perfect color volume in SDR, similar to the Acer Predator X27, which is incredible. Like most LED/LCD displays, it can't produce very bright blues.

8.1 HDR Color Gamut
What it is: The monitor's ability to reproduce HDR color spaces
When it matters: HDR content consumption or media creation
Score components:
Wide Color Gamut
What it is: Whether the monitor can support wider color gamuts
When it matters: HDR content and media creation
:
Yes
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture
DCI P3 xy
What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy
When it matters: When consuming or producing HDR content.
:
88.0 %
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Color Gamut Rec.2020 Picture
Rec. 2020 xy
What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: When consuming or producing HDR content.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
75.0 %

DCI P3 Picture Mode: Off - VESA HDR1000
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode: Off - VESA HDR1000

Great HDR color gamut, one of the best we've ever seen. The 436M6 can display a wide color gamut, which is important for HDR content. In the wider Rec. 2020 color space, it can display most of the reds and blues, but not the more saturated greens.

7.6 HDR Color Volume
What it is: How much of the HDR color spaces a monitor can display at different luminosity levels.
When it matters: HDR content consumption and production. Includes streaming services, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB P3 Color Volume ITP Picture
DCI-P3 in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness output.
When it matters: HDR content.
Good value: 80%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
79.9 %
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB 2020 Color Volume ITP Picture
Rec. 2020 in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the Rec. 2020 colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness output.
When it matters: HDR content.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
72.5 %

DCI P3 Picture Mode: Off - VESA HDR1000
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode: Off - VESA HDR1000

Very good color volume. Like most LED/LCD TVs, this monitor can't display very bright blues, and can't display dark saturated colors very well.

10 Image Retention
What it is: How much a static image is retained on a monitor screen after a certain amount of time.
When it matters: When working or playing video games on your PC monitor.
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Image Retention Picture
IR after 0 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured right after the static image exposure, without recovery time.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 2 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 2 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 4 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 4 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 6 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 6 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 8 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 8 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 10 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 10 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %

There are no signs of temporary image retention on the 436M6, which is great.

9.6 Gradient
What it is: How finely levels of color can be displayed.
When it matters: Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Gradient Picture
Color Depth
What it is: Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.
When it matters: HDR content like HDR video games or HDR UHD movies. Won't matter for regular Blu-ray movies, SDR video game or desktop environment content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.
Good value: 10-bit.
Noticeable difference: 1 bit.
:
10 Bit

Outstanding gradient handling on the Momentum 436M6VBPAB. There is only slight banding in darker shades, which most people won't notice.

9.8 Color Bleed
What it is: How much the color from one area of the screen affects the color in another area of the screen.
When it matters: All usages, but especially media creation.
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Color bleed horizontal
Pixel row error
What it is: The amount of bleed that appears across the screen horizontally.
When it matters: General usage of a PC monitor, can appear when browsing the web or with media creation like graphics.
Good value: <0.2%
Noticeable difference: 0.1%
:
0.001 %
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Color bleed vertical
Pixel column error
What it is: Amount of color bleeding that appears across the screen vertically.
When it matters: Most uses of a PC monitor. Can appear while browsing the web or when editing images or graphics.
Good value: <0.2%
Noticeable difference: 0.1%
:
0.042 %

There is only some very minor color bleed when displaying large areas of uniform color, and it shouldn't be noticeable.

6.0 Reflections
What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Average room Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Average room off picture Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Bright room off picture

The Momentum 436M6VBPAB has a glossy screen, which is rarely seen on monitors and is more common on TVs. This type of screen finish is not bad at removing reflections, but may be distracting in a bright room.

8.1

Motion

Score components:

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB has great motion handling. It has an excellent response time, so fast-moving objects look great and have very little blur. This monitor also supports FreeSync, although the 60Hz refresh rate may be a bit limiting to some gamers. The backlight isn't technically flicker-free, but the flicker frequency is extremely high and shouldn't bother most people.

9.6 Motion Blur
What it is: The performance of the pixel response time. Poor response time causes trails to follow moving objects. Response time is one of a few sources of motion blur.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Score components:
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Motion Blur Picture Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Response Time Chart
80% Response Time
What it is: How quickly pixels can reach 80% of a full transition from one color to another.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Good value: < 8 ms
Noticeable difference: 4 ms
:
3.4 ms
100% Response Time
What it is: How quickly pixels can fully transition from one color to another.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Good value: < 20 ms
Noticeable difference: 10 ms
:
9.1 ms
Best Overdrive Setting
What it is: If the monitor has adjustable pixel overdrive settings, which one produces the best response time with minimal overshoot.
When it matters: When adjusting the monitor's settings to get the least possible motion blur.
:
Off

SmartResponse Off
SmartResponse Fast
SmartResponse Faster
SmartResponse Fastest

The Philips Momentum 436M6 has an outstanding response time. We strongly recommend setting the Smart Response to 'Off,' as there is significantly more overshoot in higher settings. Even with it set to 'Off,' there is significant overshoot in the 0-20% transition, which can cause some ghosting in dark scenes.

7.5 Image Flicker
What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Nearly all the time during PC monitor use, but especially during fast movement such as video games
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Backlight Picture
Flicker-free : No
PWM Dimming Frequency
What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz). Frequencies that are multiples of 60Hz are better.
:
>1000 Hz
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in motion
Good value: Yes
:
No
BFI Maximum Frequency
What it is: Highest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye-tracking blur in motion
Good value: Matches the native refresh rate
Noticeable difference: 20 Hz
:
N/A
BFI Minimum Frequency
What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye-tracking blur in motion
Good value: 60 Hz
Noticeable difference: 20 Hz
:
N/A

The Momentum 436M6 is not technically flicker-free, as there is a very high frequency wobble in the backlight, even at max backlight. It does not have an optional black frame insertion feature.

7.6 Refresh Rate
What it is: How frequently the monitor can refresh and show new frames, and whether it can vary its refresh rate in real time using technologies like G-sync and FreeSync.
When it matters: Mostly for gaming, but does provide a little better motion during normal usage.
Native
What it is: The frequency at which the monitor is capable of displaying images every second
When it matters: General usage, but better results are most important for gaming
Good value: >100 Hz
Noticeable difference: 15 Hz
:
60 Hz
Factory Overclock
What it is: The frequency at which the monitor's can be boosted to using its internal menu.
When it matters: Gaming and other usages where high frame rate content is consumed.
Good value: >100
Noticeable difference: 15
:
N/A
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
:
FreeSync
G-SYNC Compatible
What it is: We test for FreeSync compatibility with an NVIDIA GTX1060. We check for any excess blur, screen blanking, or excess tearing, and confirm the variable refresh rate range.
When it matters: If you have an NVIDIA graphics card.
Good value: Yes
:
Yes
VRR Maximum
What it is: The maximum frequency covered by the Variable Refresh Rate feature of the monitor.
When it matters: Any time the VRR feature is enabled.
Good value: Matches Refresh rate
Noticeable difference: 10 Hz
:
60 Hz
VRR Minimum
What it is: The lowest frequency covered by the monitor's Variable Refresh Rate feature.
When it matters: When using the VRR feature of the monitor at lower frame rates.
Good value: 30 Hz
:
48 Hz
VRR Maximum With OC
What it is: The maximum frequency covered by the Variable Refresh Rate feature when the monitor's overclocking feature is used.
When it matters: When both the overclocking and VRR features are used.
Good value: Matching the overclocked refresh rate.
Noticeable difference: 10 hz
:
N/A
VRR Supported Connectors : DisplayPort, HDMI

The Momentum 436M6VBPAB supports FreeSync, even when connected to a recent NVIDIA graphics card with a DisplayPort cable. It is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, though, which may disappoint more serious gamers.

9.0

Inputs

Score components:

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB has excellent low input lag, and the 43", 4k screen is great for multitasking. It has a great selection of inputs, and the built-in USB hub is great for keeping your controllers charged.

8.8 Input Lag
What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: General usage of the mouse and gaming.
Native Resolution
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying its native resolution at its native refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage and while playing video games.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
9.7 ms
Non-Native Res @ Native Refresh
What it is:

Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an alternative resolution at its native refresh rate. The non-native resolution tested depends on the native resolution of the monitor, following this pattern unless otherwise specified in the Input Lag text:

Native Resolution Non-Native Resolution Tested
4k UHD QHD
QHD FHD
FHD 1600x900
3440x1440 2560x1080
2560x1080 1920x1080
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
9.9 ms
Native Resolution @ 60 Hz
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying its native resolution at a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
9.7 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is using its Variable Refresh Rate feature at its native resolution.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
10.0 ms
HDR
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an HDR signal at its native resolution and refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
9.5 ms
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when BFI is enabled and the monitor is displaying a signal at the highest supported BFI refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB has excellent low input lag. To get the lowest input lag, the Low Input Lag setting has to be enabled. Once enabled, this automatically sets the SmartSize setting to 'Panel Size,' and it isn't possible to change the monitor's upscaling or lock it to a fixed aspect ratio.

9.4 Resolution and Size
What it is: The number of pixels the monitor can display, and the surface area of its screen.
When it matters: All usages, but especially for office and media editing.
Score components:
Native Resolution : 3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Megapixels : 8.3 MP
Pixel Density : 104 PPI
Screen Diagonal : 42.5 inches
Screen Area : 772 sq inches

The Philips 436M6 has an excellent, 43", high resolution 4k screen that is great for watching TV or playing games.

Unfortunately, there is a noticeable crosshatching pattern in some content, and red fringing on the edges of text, as shown here. Tuning the 'ClearType' setting on your PC fixes the fringing on text, as shown here, but doesn't fix the other issues. Philips officially recommends turning ClearType off on your PC, but we didn't find this to help much (shown here with ClearType off).

There is also subpixel dimming that causes shadows to display as the wrong color (original) in some games, similar to the TCL S517. This may be caused entirely by the strange BGR sub-pixel structure, but we don't know for sure.

Depending on how close you're sitting to the monitor, your usage, and your sensitivity to these kinds of issues, this might be considered a deal-breaker for some users.

Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort : 1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort : 1 (DP 1.4)
HDMI : 2 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI : No
VGA : No
DisplayPort Out : No
USB : 2 (USB 3.0)
USB C : 1 (USB, USB PD, DP Alt Mode)
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 1
Microphone In 3.5mm : 1
Digital Optical Audio Out : No
Analog Audio Out RCA : No

Update 05/21/2019: Some older versions of this monitor have only 1 HDMI port.

This monitor has a good selection of inputs, including 2 USB 3.0 ports. The USB-C port can be used as an upstream port to connect to your PC, and according to the manual, supports DisplayPort Alt mode, but we didn't test this.

Features

The Philips 436M6VBPAB has a few additional features. It supports both Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture, which is great. It has a unique bias lighting feature known as Ambiglow, but during testing we found this feature to be a bit distracting at times, as it is slow to react to scene changes on the monitor.

Additional Features
What it is: Additional features found on the monitor
Speakers
What it is: Whether or not the monitor features standalone speakers.
When it matters: When using your computer without headphones or a dedicated pair of speakers.
:
Yes
HDR10 : Yes

The Philips 436M6VBPAB has a few additional features, including Philips' unique Ambiglow bias lighting feature. The Ambiglow feature is supposed to light up bias lighting strips along the bottom of the monitor that match the approximate color of the nearest pixels, but in our testing we found the effect to be very subtle, and very slow to react to changing scenes.

The monitor also supports both Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture, great for multitasking.

On-Screen Display (OSD)
Controls
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Controls picture

There is a joystick located on the back of the monitor, but we found it to be very confusing and difficult to use. We preferred controlling the monitor with the included remote control. Note that the sensor for the remote is located under the power light on the right hand side.

In The Box
Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB In The Box picture

  • Remote
  • Batteries
  • USB-C Cable
  • USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • DisplayPort Cable
  • Manual
  • Power Cable

Differences between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 43" Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB, which is the only size available in this series.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their 436M6 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.

Update 05/21/2019: Some older versions of this monitor have only 1 HDMI port.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
436M6VBPAB 43" 4k 60Hz FreeSync

The 436M6VBPAB we reviewed was manufactured in December 2018.

Compared to other Monitors

Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Group Shot Picture
Left: LG 43UD79-B. Middle: Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB. Right: Acer Predator X27.
Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The Philips Momentum 436M6 is a decent 43" monitor, but there are better monitors for less. See our recommendations for the best 4k monitors, the best 4k gaming monitors, and the best large monitors.

LG 43UD79-B

The Philips 436M6VBPAB and the LG 43UD79-B use different panel types, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The Philips monitor uses a VA panel and looks great in a dark room, but the image degrades when viewed at an angle. The LG has an IPS panel, which doesn't look as good in a dark room but remains accurate when viewed at an angle. Besides these differences, the Philips 436M6VBPAB supports HDR, is a lot brighter, and supports FreeSync.

LG 27UK650-W

Despite the difference in panel technologies, the LG 27UK650-W is much better than the Philips 436M6VBPAB. The 27UK650 uses an IPS panel, which has much better viewing angles and much better gray uniformity. The 27UK650 also has a more versatile stand with better ergonomics. The Philips uses a VA panel, so it looks much better in a dark room, and delivers a better HDR experience than the 27UK650-W.

BenQ EW3270U

The BenQ EW3270U is a bit better than the Philips 436M6VBPAB. The BenQ has slightly better viewing angles and better reflection handling. The Philips is much brighter, and has a faster response time.

Acer Predator X27

Although they use different panel technologies, the Acer Predator X27 is significantly better than the Philips 436M6VBPAB for most uses. The X27 uses an IPS panel, and the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. The X27 also has a faster refresh rate, great for gaming, and has a more versatile stand with better ergonomics. The Acer X27 also has a much better local dimming feature with hundreds of local dimming zones, compared to a few dozen on the Philips. The Philips 436M6VBPAB has a VA panel, and looks much better in a dark room thanks to the much better contrast ratio.

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7.3Mixed Usage
Score components:
The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is a decent monitor for most uses. It is ideally suited for console gaming, thanks to the fast response time, low input lag, and great HDR performance. There is noticeable crosshatching, due to the strange subpixel structure, so it isn't as well suited for office use or media creation.
This is a decent monitor for office usage. The 4k, 43" screen is great for multitasking. Unfortunately, there is noticeable crosshatching, especially in areas of uniform color, that may be distracting for office use.
The 436M6VBPAB is a good monitor for gaming. It has excellent low input lag, a fast response time, and supports FreeSync, which is great for console gaming. The built-in USB ports are useful for keeping your controllers charged. The 4k resolution is great for gaming, and allows you to see more fine details in your favorite games, but the 60Hz refresh rate might be too limiting for some gamers.
Decent monitor for multimedia. HDR movies look great, thanks to the incredible peak brightness, wide color gamut, and excellent contrast ratio. Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, so it isn't ideal for watching movies with a few friends.
Decent monitor for media creation, as the high resolution, large screen allows you to see more of your work without scrolling around or zooming. Unfortunately, it has terrible ergonomics and poor viewing angles, and there is noticeable crosshatching, which could be distracting.
This is a good monitor for HDR gaming. It has an outstanding native contrast ratio, excellent peak brightness, and can display a wide color gamut, so HDR games look their best. It also has low input lag and a fast response time. The built-in USB ports are great for keeping your controllers charged. Unfortunately, the local dimming feature is bad, and may be distracting.

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