Huawei MateView SE review: Small and colorful monitor

test conclusion

A blessing for hobby graphic designers: The Huawei MateView SE is a decent monitor that scores with good image quality. If you want to use the device in the home office, you have to take into account that a separate webcam, a USB hub and speakers are required. Cost: 60 euros. If that’s too much for you, you should take a look at the all-rounder Viewsonic VG2440V for 180 euros.

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Per

  • Very high color fidelity
  • Lots of adjustment options
  • Overall good picture

against

  • A bit dark and lacking in contrast
  • Speakers are missing

Let’s be honest: The Huawei MateView, which costs 145 euros, is of no interest to gamers. The refresh rate (60 hertz) is much too low for that and the switching time of the pixels (also called response time) is too lame with an average of 14.6 milliseconds – gaming monitors are significantly faster. It’s still enough for enjoying films without streaks, but the monitor’s strengths clearly lie elsewhere. It is made for hobby graphic designers. Why? Find out in this test.

color fox

The compact 24-inch monitor from Huawei does not have any curvature (curve), the narrow display edge gives the product a valuable touch. And the picture quality is surprisingly good for the price range. The color rendering takes care of that. The color fidelity is nice and high at 97.5 percent, and the monitor also covers 100 percent of the sRGB color space. Shortcoming: The maximum brightness of 284 candelas per square meter is too low. The IPS panel’s black reproduction is okay, but the contrast (884:1) is too low. Nevertheless, for the price it is quite acceptable.

Huawei MateView SE review: Small and colorful monitor The Huawei has HDMI and DisplayPort (red), but there are no USB sockets.

The Huawei has HDMI and DisplayPort, but there are no USB sockets.

Users who want to edit vacation photos with Photoshop, for example, can use the Mateview SE without hesitation and should have a lot of fun. The Full HD resolution is common in this price range, but 1920×1080 pixels is too low for graphic artists. Professionals need larger monitors (from 27 inches) and a sharper image (e.g. with 4K resolution, 3840×2160 pixels; from 250 euros).

master of change

Good: The Huawei can be adjusted in height, rotated to portrait mode, swiveled and tilted, which makes it very versatile. In no time at all, users maneuver the screen into the desired position. If required, the monitor can be attached to the wall with a Vesa mount of the 100×100 standard. Matching frames are available from 10 euros.

Huawei MateView SE review: Small and colorful monitor The height of the monitor can be adjusted, but it can also be tilted.

The monitor can be adjusted in height, but also tilted.

Hidden costs

If you are looking for a well-equipped monitor for the home office, you will be disappointed: Huawei has cut back on the equipment. If you don’t already have speakers (30 euros) and webcam (15 euros), you’ll have to retrofit these accessories. A hub (15 euros) with USB sockets for a mouse, keyboard or external SSDs is also missing. After all, HDMI and DisplayPort are important image signal connections.

  • Very high color fidelity
  • Lots of adjustment options
  • A bit dark and lacking in contrast
  • Speakers are missing

Huawei MateView SE in the test: the conclusion

A blessing for hobby graphic designers: The Huawei MateView SE is a decent monitor that scores with good image quality. If you want to use the device in the home office, you have to take into account that a separate webcam, a USB hub and speakers are required. Cost: 60 euros. If that’s too much for you, you should take a look at the all-rounder Viewsonic VG2440V for 180 euros.

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