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Dell S3220DGF Review

Dell S3220DGF Review

True Score

81
80
4

Experts

87
189

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

Low input lag, high refresh rate, great images, and good contrast ratio were praised by reviewers. They concluded the monitor is best suited for single-player games. Its flaws include a slow response time, narrow viewing angles, and average black uniformity.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell S3220DGF is the brand’s mid-level model released in 2020. Thanks to its low input lag and high refresh rate, it promises to deliver a fast gaming experience compared to other mid-level models.

It also has greater gradient handling than its competitor, the Gigabyte G32QC. It’s an excellent monitor not only for gaming but for those working on multimedia projects where color accuracy is paramount.

In addition, the Dell S3220DGF has superior color accuracy, a larger screen size, and an impressive contrast ratio.

Keep reading our Dell S3220DGF review, and don’t forget to check out the top-ranked computer monitors available now.

Consensus

our Verdict

Critics loved that the Dell S3220DGF has very low input lag, a high refresh rate, excellent image quality, and a good contrast ratio.

They concluded that the monitor is suited for mainstream gaming, with a specific focus on single-player titles.

Its main drawbacks are a slower than average response time, narrow viewing angles, and mediocre black uniformity.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Low Input Lag
  • High Refresh Rate
  • Fantastic Image Quality
  • Good Contrast Ratio

Reason to Avoid

  • Slower Than Average Response Time
  • Narrow Viewing Angles
  • Mediocre Black Uniformity

Dell S3220DGF Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs (Total)2
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync, AMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)331.9675
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)3,588.1
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)82.6667
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)99.7
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)81.3
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)104.7333
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)64
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)17.55
Response Time (ms)6.6333
Reflections % (Total Reflections)6
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)28
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)27
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)28

All Tests

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

80

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

87

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

81

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The Dell S3220DGF is an impressive gaming monitor. It has a very low input lag,… Read More

    By:

    Dimitris Katsaounis
  • Tom’s Guide
    85.11

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    With bright colors and a pleasant curve, the Dell S3220DGF Gaming Monitor performs well, but… Read More

    By:

    Marshall Honorof
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Dell S3220DGF is an ideal jumbo monitor for users needing a practical work and… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • Trusted Reviews
    81.47

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Dell S3220DGF gaming monitor offers superb core image quality inside an immersive, rock-solid and… Read More

    By:

    Mike Jennings

Customer Scores