Huawei MateView GT Review – Ultrawide Goodness
Monitors. The backbone of a working/playing setup that lets you see what your computer or console is doing. A vital part in making the beeps and boops of a computerized machine make sense visually.
There are many pretty good monitors in the market right now, all in different shapes and sizes. One of which is from our friends at Huawei. Their latest entry within the Monitor market is the MateView GT, a wide-screen monitor with the unique distinction of having a soundbar below the stand. An interesting addition within its monitor design.
So our question now is, is it a good choice?
If we’re speaking about monitors, first we have to talk about the resolutions sizes and boy is the MateView bringing in the big numbers. At 3440x1440P, it’s basically the perfect resolution for my own personal console, the Xbox Series S, and perhaps even the other current-gen consoles or powerhouses of PCs that want to play or do stuff in 1440P with HDR enabled.
The colors quite pop within the monitor screen as well, thanks to some of the settings you can enable within the menus to enable HDR. Although I couldn’t enable it on the Xbox, the PS4 did capture the HDR colors rather well, (though it looked rather washed out with normal images).
Built-quality side, it is quite of a towering behemoth of a monitor with a metallic stand holding the monitor along with the soundbar. It’s huge and retractable so you can angle the monitor to your desire.
A small button protrudes the monitor that helps you navigate the menus and powers on/off the monitor. It works fine with its joystick-Esque movements but I feel it could be better as it does feel finicky at timers.
The soundbar is quite a game-changer for modern-day monitors, its audio quality is exquisite with the ability to do sporadical 3D audio quite fine. But my only complaint about this is that the volume sliders are quite sensitive to touch.
For example, when I tried to touch the power button to adjust a setting, my palm would accidentally touch the slider. A small nitpick of a cool addition really.
During our time with the monitor, we have noticed that some of the settings have made gaming better, like RTS to FPS settings that change the colors to pop better and sometimes have added the benefit of frame-rate smoothing. The same can be said of the HDR mode, which also makes some game’s color palette stand out and makes it quite sharper at times too.
But some elements feel rather lacking. All of the Gaming Assist modes are just gimmicks that work in some game genres like shooters.
But other modes have no uses whatsoever, even the framerate counter doesn’t work at all when you’re playing a game at 30fps and the ticker doesn’t acknowledge that during the test. So really, the Gaming Assist (for me at least) has not a lot going on.
At its current market price, the MateView GT will cost you around 2,488 MYR. This coupled with a quite solid soundbar to boot, makes it quite of a great pick for a PC/Console build that you have or currently building, though it is priced at the higher end of the price range.
Although other brands have similar or even better resolution/color grading than the Mateview with a cheaper price point, I still think this could be the dark horse of the monitor market due to its fascinating add-on.
The Huawei MateView GT is an exciting piece of technology if you can afford it. It’s rather worth the money in my view due to its extended resolution size which makes it rather perfect for video gaming, video editing, and so on.
Quite a looker and one that can very well tie a Battlestation rather well. Pick it up if you want to feel the WIDE.
Review unit provided by Huawei.