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Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Review

True Score

73
72
4

Experts

79
163

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

Testers liked the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB’s big 43-inch screen and high brightness level. On the flip side, they complained that its refresh rate was relatively low, its viewing angles were not as good, and its local dimming feature was just bad.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is a premium 43-inch display released in mid-2018. It is more of a TV that can be used as a monitor, and it has an impressive DisplayHDR 1000 rating that is also difficult to find among the best computer monitors. The display has an impressive 4K screen resolution that delivers an immersive viewing experience just like the HP U28K, and since it can get as bright as 720 nits, it is ideal for use in a brightly lit setting. It handles reflections very well thanks to its glossy screen, and with a pixel density of 104 PPI, text clarity is also quite good. With an 88.1% coverage of the DCI P3 color space, the Philips display is capable of a wide color gamut, delivering a more saturated mix of colors than the LG 32UL950-W.

Consensus

our Verdict

Reviewers hailed the Philips 436M6VBPAB for the high amount of screen real estate that its 43-inch screen offers and its astonishing brightness level of 720 nits. Product testers from Display Ninja were delighted with its high native contrast ratio of 6888:1, as they found out that during their tests, the display’s black levels were a lot higher compared to the Samsung Odyssey G7, which has a contrast ratio of 1336:1. Also praised by reviewers from PC Monitors was its low input lag of 9.7ms. Because of this, command prompts were executed quickly, and there wasn’t any delay between devices. The display’s ultra-high resolution was also a point of discussion, as critics were very impressed with its detailed images and the results they got from testing it for its text clarity.

However, product testers also established that the display’s 60Hz refresh rate was not ideal for gaming and that its local dimming feature was also terrible. They were also not impressed with its viewing angles, as they thought they were pretty narrow.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Exceptional contrast ratio
  • High brightness level
  • Low input lag
  • Great text clarity
  • Wide color gamut

Reason to Avoid

  • Low refresh rate
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Bad local dimming feature

Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Specs

Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Screen size43"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)859.1
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)4,135.7333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)92.1
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.7
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)92.75
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)75
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)49.35
Response Time (ms)13.2333
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)34
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)37
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)30
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)32
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.4

All Tests

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Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB Review

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Market Context

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is a premium 43-inch display released in mid-2018. It is more of a TV that can be used as a monitor,…

The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is a premium 43-inch display released in mid-2018. It is more of a TV that can be used as a monitor, and it has an impressive DisplayHDR 1000 rating that is also difficult to find among the best computer monitors. The display has an impressive 4K screen resolution that delivers an immersive viewing experience just like the HP U28K, and since it can get as bright as 720 nits, it is ideal for use in a brightly lit setting. It handles reflections very well thanks to its glossy screen, and with a pixel density of 104 PPI, text clarity is also quite good. With an 88.1% coverage of the DCI P3 color space, the Philips display is capable of a wide color gamut, delivering a more saturated mix of colors than the LG 32UL950-W.

The Philips 436M6VBPAB is outmatched by the Gigabyte AORUS FV43U since the latter has a faster 144Hz refresh rate compared to its 60Hz refresh rate…

The Philips 436M6VBPAB is outmatched by the Gigabyte AORUS FV43U since the latter has a faster 144Hz refresh rate compared to its 60Hz refresh rate and a rapid 11.6ms response time compared to the 17.5ms response time that the Philips display is capable of.

While the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB was released in 2018, it has a 4K screen resolution just like the Philips 438P and is also capable of…

While the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB was released in 2018, it has a 4K screen resolution just like the Philips 438P and is also capable of a much higher brightness rating of 720 nits compared to the Philips 438P1’s 400 nits. Additionally, its 6888:1 contrast ratio is much higher than the 438P’s 1200:1, making it more ideal for dark room viewing.

The Philips 436M6VBPAB has an exceptional contrast ratio of 6888:1, making its blacks appear much darker compared to the LG 43UD79-B, which has a contrast…

The Philips 436M6VBPAB has an exceptional contrast ratio of 6888:1, making its blacks appear much darker compared to the LG 43UD79-B, which has a contrast ratio of 859:1. The Philips display also has support for HDR content and has a much higher peak brightness level of 734 nits compared to the LG’s 292 nits, but the LG monitor comes equipped with four (dual HDMI 2.0 and dual HDMI 1.4) HDMI ports compared to the 43M6VBPAB’s two HDMI 2.0 ports.

Display Type

VA

VA

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Panel Type

VA

VA

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

4 ms

1 ms

Screen size

43"

43"

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

72

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

79

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

73

Any product with a True Score above 80 is a Absolutely Fresh

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    73
    The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is a decent monitor for most uses. It’s ideally suited for… Read More

    By:

    Adam Babcock
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    If you’ve considered using a TV as a monitor, the Philips 436M6 offers the best… Read More

    By:

    Gerald Lynch
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB attempts to be your go-to screen for both console and PC… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Notebook Check
    74.45

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is a massive 43-inch monitor with 4K and HDR support. The… Read More

    By:

    Klaus Hinum

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