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Dell S3222DGM Review

True Score

86
83
3

Experts

93
4,720

Consumers

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Testers hailed the Dell S3222DGM for its 165Hz refresh rate, low input lag, and high contrast levels. As a result, they agreed that it would be an ideal gaming monitor, save for just a few issues. They felt that its poor viewing angles and ergonomics were limiting, and its lack of support for HDR might discourage some buyers.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell S3222DGM is a 32-inch display that was released in 2020 as a mid-tier computer monitor. It has a 165Hz refresh rate that is quite common with some of the best gaming monitors, and high contrast levels that make it easier to view deep blacks in a dark room. Its 1440p resolution may not be as sharp as some of the best computer monitors on the market (e.g the Dell S2722QC’s 4K display), but it does have impressive motion handling courtesy of its 10.2ms response time. The monitor is relatively easy to adjust, and its color accuracy is pretty good after calibration – attributes it has in common with the Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165.

Best For

  • 1440P

  • 32-Inch

  • 75Hz

  • Cheap

  • Computer Monitor

  • Dell

  • Standing Desk Chair

  • Streaming

Consensus

our Verdict

Certified testers praised the Dell S3222DGM as a fantastic gaming monitor courtesy of its fast 165Hz refresh rate and impressively low input lag. Product reviewers from Rtings were delighted that they did not encounter any screen tearing during their experiments, and they also commended the display for its improved color accuracy after calibration. Even though it does not support HDR content like the Dell S3422DWG, critics from Tom’s Hardware were pretty happy with its high contrast levels and rendered it fit for viewing in a dark room. Also, its 1800R curvature may not be as deep as the Dell S2722DGM, but its brightness levels satisfied testers when they ran their experiments with standard SDR content.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Exceptional contrast levels
  • Good color accuracy
  • Fast refresh rate
  • Good reflection handling
  • Decent peak brightness levels

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor viewing angles
  • Limited ergonomics
  • No support for HDR content

Dell S3222DGM Specs

Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time2 ms
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)337.14
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)4,282.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)85
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.1
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)81.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)18.25
Response Time (ms)5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)27
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)28
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)27
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)26
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.4

All Tests

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Product Comparison

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True Score

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Market Context

The Dell S3222DGM is a 32-inch display that was released in 2020 as a mid-tier computer monitor. It has a 165Hz refresh rate that is…

The Dell S3222DGM is a 32-inch display that was released in 2020 as a mid-tier computer monitor. It has a 165Hz refresh rate that is quite common with some of the best gaming monitors, and high contrast levels that make it easier to view deep blacks in a dark room. Its 1440p resolution may not be as sharp as some of the best computer monitors on the market (e.g the Dell S2722QC’s 4K display), but it does have impressive motion handling courtesy of its 10.2ms response time. The monitor is relatively easy to adjust, and its color accuracy is pretty good after calibration – attributes it has in common with the Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165.

The Dell S3222DGM is no match for the Samsung Odyssey G7, as the Samsung monitor offers a faster 240Hz refresh rate and can render HDR…

The Dell S3222DGM is no match for the Samsung Odyssey G7, as the Samsung monitor offers a faster 240Hz refresh rate and can render HDR content. Its motion handling is also better thanks to a rapid 7.3ms response time, and its ergonomics are great for easy adjustability.

The Dell S3222DGM and the Dell S3220DGF are curved 32-inch displays that both have a 165Hz refresh rate, however, the latter is a better pick…

The Dell S3222DGM and the Dell S3220DGF are curved 32-inch displays that both have a 165Hz refresh rate, however, the latter is a better pick overall thanks to its better ergonomics, support for HDR content, and four USB ports.

The Dell S3222DGM may have an impressive 165Hz refresh rate, but it is ultimately beaten out by the Dell S3221QS thanks to its support for…

The Dell S3222DGM may have an impressive 165Hz refresh rate, but it is ultimately beaten out by the Dell S3221QS thanks to its support for HDR content and higher screen resolution.

The Dell S3222DGM is almost at par with the Gigabyte G32QC, save for its better ergonomics and black uniformity. The G32QC, on the other hand,…

The Dell S3222DGM is almost at par with the Gigabyte G32QC, save for its better ergonomics and black uniformity. The G32QC, on the other hand, offers a slightly higher peak brightness level and higher color accuracy.

Display Type

VA

VA

HDMI Inputs

2

1

HDR Format

n/a

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

VA

VA

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

240 Hz

Response Time

2 ms

1 ms

Screen size

32"

32"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

83

*.75

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Customer Score

93

*.25

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    67
    The Dell S3222DGM is a great gaming monitor. It has an excellent response time at… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Aside from its omission of HDR, the Dell S3222DGM has no flaws of consequence. For… Read More

    By:

    Shane Kuhn
  • Notebook Check
    74.45

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Allen Ngo