Are you looking for a high-performance office screen or a second control screen to place vertically? Look no further: the Huawei MateView SE will meet your expectations.
Choosing among the entry-level models on PC screens is not an easy task. This is perhaps the category in which it is the most difficult to sort, as there are still aging references that abound in the middle of the real bargains. But where does the Huawei MateView SE fit in all this? This is what we are going to try to determine.
Huawei MateView SE (2022)Technical sheet
|Model||Huawei MateView SE (2022)|
1920 x 1080 pixels
|Adaptive Sync Technology||
47.2 x 53.85 x 18.2cm
This test was carried out with a model loaned by Huawei.
Huawei MateView SE (2022)Design
On the design side, the Huawei MateView SE does not particularly stand out. Both in the good and in the bad. When most entry-level screens pay little attention to detail, the manufacturer has chosen here to draw inspiration from good examples to offer a screen that does not cheap, without of course equaling the top of the range. For example, there is a fairly narrow frame on the sides of the slab, which allows the latter to occupy 92% of the front surface.
Its square base is reminiscent of many references such as those of Iiyama, except that the screen does not have a horizontal pivot. The very tubular design of the foot recalls the references of LG (or Mike Oldfield, as desired). The whole thing is certainly made of plastic, but the latter is not of poor quality and does not sound hollow. This gives the MateView SE an impression of solidity and quality, for a mat look that will be perfect on any desk.
Huawei MateView SE (2022)Ergonomics
Out of this lack of horizontal pivot, we must recognize the Huawei MateView SE (CBA version) a certain flexibility which is not necessarily guaranteed in its category. The screen can be adjusted in height (from 0 to 110mm) and in inclination (from -15 to 18 degrees). But it can above all be turned vertically, although this will naturally require raising it to the maximum and playing with its inclination a little so that everything goes through.
Its foot clips in two points and can be removed very easily. You can also find on the back of the screen, when the foot is not fixed, 4 VESA mounting points in 100×100 if you want to integrate it into a more modular configuration. To access the OSD, you just have to play with the 5-way joystick located at the bottom center of the screen, which is functional without being a great revolution.
Considering the other references, few entry-level screens provide so many options, and all in such a visually neat package. A real success for the Huawei MateView SE.
Huawei MateView SE (2022)Connectivity and OSD
Entry level obliges, we are in front of a PC screen which does not seek to do more than that: to be a screen for your PC. Also, it only offers three connectors: the 24W power port, in a classic barrel format, an HDMI 1.4 port whose cable is supplied by default and a DisplayPort 1.1.
As for the OSD, we are once again on something very basic. The interface provided by Huawei is similar to any other, with panels opening from left to right on which to select its options. You have the right between several default display modes, an anti blue light filter, the activation of FreeSync or the creation of a personalized profile.
It is on this last point that there is a small disappointment. If the management of the levels of red, blue and green is present, this is not the case for the selection of the gamma which can however be essential to find the best settings.
Huawei MateView SE (2022)Our measures
The Huawei MateView SE has a 23.8-inch IPS LCD panel supporting a maximum definition of 1920 × 1080 pixels and a maximum refresh rate of 75 Hz (60 Hz by default). It is protected by a matte coating. In addition to the “eBook” mode, which switches the screen to black and white to counter eye fatigue, you are entitled to 4 default calibrations. Note that for all these configurations, the maximum brightness is always raised to around 220 cd / m², which is low even indoors. The manufacturer also indicates a maximum contrast of 1000:1, but our tests under DisplayCal were done without touching the default configuration of each mode.
The P3 mode is perhaps the one that disconcerted us the most when leaving the box. Default mode of the screen, which offers a contrast ratio of 250:1 here, it is however not the one that displays the best coverage of the DCI P3 space, which remains at 83.5%. sRGB is covered at 117.8%, and Adobe RGB at 81.2%. Its average color temperature is raised to 6137K, for an average Delta E00 of 1.4 (6.37 at the white point). This mode therefore has the most accurate colors on average, but is not necessarily the most efficient.
The sRGB mode is also somewhat strange, since it only covers 87.3% of the sRGB space compared to 61.9% of the DCI P3 and 60.2% of the Adobe RGB. It’s especially the contrast ratio that drops terribly, falling to just 139:1. We notice at least an average Delta E00 of 0.77 (4.15 at the white point), even if this is counterbalanced by a very hot average temperature of 6017K.
The game mode is on the verge of being the most interesting of the lot. It covers 123.5% of sRGB space, 87.5% of DCI P3 space and 85.1% of Adobe RGB space. It also boasts a better contrast ratio at 271:1, but sports a very cold color temperature of 7020k. Above all, its average Delta E00 at 3.3 makes it a nice gap on the previous modes. However, it has the same traits as the other game modes in this installment: it mostly seeks to brighten dark areas of the image to make it easier to see an enemy. It is therefore not particularly suitable for other uses.
But fortunately, there is the last mode of the screen which is not strangely activated by default: the HDR mode. This one is visually well above the rest, and remains as the one offering the best visual experience, beyond empirical measurements. It covers 127.1% of the sRGB space, 87.6% of the Adobe RGB space, and the famous 90% full of the DCI P3 space promised by Huawei. And if its Delta E00 measured at 2.02 (6.49 at the white point) is not the best of all, since the screen suffers particularly on the display of greens, it is nonetheless the preferred mode in front of all the others. It is obvious having the screen in front of you.
Note that the Huawei MateView SE is FreeSync compatible and allows you in each of these modes to boost the latency of the panel to reach 5ms, which is relatively respectable for this price bracket. However, a slightly less expensive model of the same screen has 8ms latency: be careful not to get the reference wrong!
Huawei MateView SE (2022)Price and release date
The Huawei MateView SE will be released during the month of August. It will be available in the standard version (CAA), without swivel support and at 8ms latency, for 159.99 euros, and at 169.99 euros for the low latency CBA version (5ms) with swivel support like the one in our test.