The buttons of the screen menu
The keys of the screen menu are classic, i. e. via small buttons under the screen on the right. The ON/OFF button is illuminated.
The Dell U3219Q connectivity
This 32-inch of the new Ultrasharp 2018 range features the classic HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and the famous USB-C, so practical. So it was very good at the end of 2018, when this screen was launched.
What is the Dell U3219Q monitor worth after calibration with the i1 Display Pro?
I calibrated this screen - like all the screens I test - with the best current sensor (except the superlative and very expensive Discus) in an excellent price/quality ratio: the i1 Display Pro + i1Profiler software (version 1.8.2) in order to be able to locate this new panel compared to the other screens on the market. I connected it with the HDMI to HDMI cable on the PC and DP to DP on the Mac.
Note on display quality before calibration - This is increasingly a noticeable quality of Dell Ultrasharp series displays: their color display is already more than correct at the factory, as evidenced by the factory calibration report. I must admit I was less impressed with this screen. The calibration really did him good so the purchase of a calibration sensor is necessary here.
I choose the following screen settings:
- Color mode: Standard
- Brightness: 29% for 90 Cd/m2 targeted,
- Contrast: 75%.
Essential! Be sure to reset the factory settings AND choose the generic profile of your computer before calibrating on Mac or sRGB on PC!
And as target values in i1Profiler (1.8.2 at the time of this test) in advanced mode...
- Display technology: white diodes,
- D65 or possibly a little less if you want a slightly warmer screen. (Note that at D55, the screen turns yellow rather than warm, unlike high-end displays),
- Luminance : 90 Cd/m2 or more depending on your main use (printing or web) and especially the brightness of your room,
- Contraste : Native,
- Gamma : 2,2 – Standard curve,
- ICC norm: V2 (to avoid incompatibility problems with some image viewing software (images too dark) and obviously V4 if you know what you are doing).
And the result is?
First subjective impressions after this calibration...
Even out of the box, the panel displays neutralized grays so it can only be even better after calibration but the base is "healthy" even if it lacks a hair of homogeneity without it being really embarrassing on my test copy.
What does the final report say after calibration:
The colour temperature (CT) of 6505 K for 6500K target represents an excellent score, even on a medium/high range display! The 614:1 contrast is in the "low" range of white LED panels but a black dot at 0.15 cd represents an already deep black. That said, to retouch photos is also perfect.
Now, let's move on to the famous Delta E after calibration according to the 2000 standard which I use for the calibration of all the screens on this site:
The average Delta E standard 2000 is 0.72 so very good without being exceptional but really, everything is fine!
The Delta E of 2.33 for the worst patch is, in the absolute not insignificant for a high-end screen or Ultrasharp but there is nothing to worry about in practice because a single patch lowers the overall average a little (see below)!, this color is not a flesh or sky color. And strangely enough, only this patch is really in the wind. All the others are in an excellent average.
Now the luminance uniformity tests:
Important! It is essential to activate the "Uniformity Compensation" option in the OSD menu of the screen, otherwise we will not obtain such results.
The last Dell Ultrasharp tested hadn't gotten me used to such results! We're at the level of the Eizo screens. On a 32-inch Dell it's a big surprise, but, I repeat, only if you activate the "Uniformity Compensation > Calibrated" function of the screen correctly, otherwise the results are the same as those of a standard office screen.
... and the color temperature:
This time, the results are significantly worse... without this being embarrassing in any way. But since Man loves to classify... So if we compare them with Eizo it is significantly less homogeneous and regular but if we compare them with the other Dell Ultrasharp 2018 that I tested, it is really very good or even excellent because always below 2 (highest value: 1.87), threshold of sensitivity of the human eye. Yet another great achievement for this Dell U3219Q.