At this level nubia’s Crimson Magic has forged traditions within the gaming smartphone section and it felt assured sufficient to undertaking into the wider gaming international.
The Redmagic4K Gaming Observe 27″ is the corporate’s first track and it is a beast. It impresses with a state-of-the-art miniLED panel that boasts prime most brightness, great distinction and 1,152 dimming zones for correct HDR revel in. If truth be told, the panel helps HDR1000 same old, which is beautiful spectacular for a PC track.
And because this can be a gaming track, it has the entire hertzes and pixels. The 4K (3840 x 2560px) show can cross as much as 160Hz and provides low latency too.
Clearly, with all that top rate tech on board, the Redmagic4K Gaming Observe does not come affordable. With a release worth is $869 it looks as if Crimson Magic is assured sufficient about its product to place it as a top rate track, so let’s take a deep dive and spot if its price your cash.
Unboxing the Redmagic4K Gaming Observe
The track ships in a large field with the whole thing you’ll wish to set it up. The instrument ships with an HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C and USB-A to USB-B cables. The facility adapter is exterior, which is beautiful large and hefty but when it is going bust, you’ll simply alternate it for a brand new one as an alternative of getting to fix or exchange the entire track.
There also are 4 bolts for a VESA 75 x 75mm wall mount.
Design, ergonomics, stand
We might name the track’s design beautiful constrained or even formal for a gaming-centric instrument. There are not any funky design parts or flashy LEDs, aside from the RGB LED-illuminated triangle at the again, which is beautiful stealthy anyway. And you’ll simplest see it from in the back of, so it would possibly not be distracting in any respect. You’ll’t see it from the entrance even in a depressing room.
The enclosure is forged plastic with matte end and it is great to touch. Sadly, the stand could also be completely made from plastic. Positive, it is strong and purposeful, however it could were great to have a forged piece of steel preserving the track upright.
Nonetheless, the stand permits you to are compatible the track in just about any running surroundings. It supplies vertical changes, it will possibly swivel, tilt and rotate the track in portrait mode. And because the track has a integrated accelerometer, it robotically switches between the correct modes in Home windows.
On the other hand, you’ll mount the show at the wall the usage of the supplied extenders. It natively helps 75 x 75mm VESA mounts.
Moreover, the track includes a integrated stand to your headphones and the plastic peace comes off so you’ll do correct cable control. You’ll run the cables throughout the stand as an alternative of leaving them putting round.
There is a joystick at the again used for OSD menu navigation however it is positioned manner too a long way up the again, so you’ll have to achieve for it each and every time you want to arrange one thing.
Joystick for navigation and fast shortcut buttons
The 3 shortcut buttons are even additional away and tougher to achieve. The highest one toggles the HDR mode on or off, the second is used to modify between assets (if in case you have multiple instrument hooked up to the track, you’ll transfer between them at the fly) and the 3rd one is a handy guide a rough shortcut to the show modes, refresh price adjustment and a toggle for the integrated crosshair. The ones are the default assignments anyway, however you’ll customise those shortcuts on your liking.
The Redmagic4K Gaming Observe boasts a variety of connectivity choices however they’re all beautiful onerous to achieve. We had a troublesome time surroundings it up since the connectors are in a small compartment so plugging within the cables is just a little of a problem.
Anyway, the track has 2x HDMI 2.1 ports, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C connector that helps as much as 90W charging, knowledge switch and video enter. There also are two USB-A three.0 ports and a three.5mm audio jack.
Remember the fact that the usage of the HDMI 2.1 connectors would prohibit the refresh price to 120Hz at 2160p, so if you wish to have the quickest conceivable refresh price at 4K, you can use the DisplayPort.
Gaming options and show modes
There are many gaming-specific options to head via, however most likely a very powerful ones to bear in mind are the 160Hz refresh price, 1ms reaction time, overdrive of four.5ms (most certainly gray-to-gray) and fortify for FreeSync. And because Nvidia unfolded its API a few years again, you’ll nonetheless use the variable refresh price with an Nvidia GPU.
Gaming-related modes and lines
The track allows you to tinker with maximum of the ones choices. You’ll arrange the refresh price, the reaction time and allow/disable FreeSync.
Expectedly, the show has a few gaming profile presets, relying at the style. It has MOBA and FPS. There is additionally a integrated body price counter and a large number of crosshairs. Shall we say you do not just like the crosshair design in a specific sport or you might be are an avid AWPer in Counter-Strike and you want that crosshair for more straightforward no-scopes. The Redmagic4K track has you coated.
The remainder of the colour presets are sRGB, AdobeRGB, DCI-P3 and Eye care mode. however extra on the ones within the subsequent segment.
To our marvel, we were not ready to show at the automated brightness, nor the dynamic distinction options. No longer that we might stay them on, however nonetheless.
Most likely that is the place we bitch concerning the general OSD menu navigation. It is far and wide. Urgent down at the joystick key turns the track off and on, you’ll’t use it for menu variety. A proper press selects the mode, the left one takes you again whilst up and down cycle between modes/menu alternatives. It is very unintuitive and bizarre. We additionally did not just like the menu translations. A few of them are complicated, even.
Symbol high quality
For the reason that track includes a miniLED panel, we had prime hopes for the full high quality. MiniLED panels are a extra complex model of the usual LED-backlit panels with extra backlight diodes. This allows extra lighting fixtures zones (1,152 on this case) and better most brightness. The backlight nonetheless shines via a colour filter out, regardless that, so the underlying show generation remains to be IPS LCD. That is why miniLEDs are a long way nearer to conventional panels than microLEDs.
microLEDs are nearer to OLEDs in a way that they don’t want a colour filter out and each and every diode is self-emitting.
In the end, the marketed specifications are moderately spectacular. Crimson Magic lists 650 nits most brightness and 1,300 nits spot brightness when observing HDR content material, 1,000:1 distinction ratio, 10-bit shade intensity and 99% protection of all shade areas – AdobeRGB, sRGB and DCI-P3. For the reason that panel has 1,152 lighting fixtures zones and prime most brightness, the track is HDR100-certified. It is not the very best one however we imagine it as a correct HDR same old.
The show seems to be nice. It provides brilliant colours, deep blacks and even if the anti-glare floor is not supreme, the Redmagic4K will get shiny sufficient to compensate. With out additional ado, let’s get to the check rankings.
Brightness, distinction, shade replica
We examined the colour replica, brightness and distinction within the sRGB, AdobeRGB and DCI-P3 shade modes as a result of checking out the colour accuracy within the Film, Eye care or within the gaming modes is needless. It is glaring that shade accuracy is not the concern in those 3 modes. The Film, MOBA and FPS gaming modes colours are oversaturated moderately just a little.
Let’s get started with probably the most recurrently used sRGB mode. With the Usual shade temperature preset, we were given a median dE2000 of three, which is ok however we did not just like the purple-ish tint of the grays and whites. Additionally, the utmost brightness used to be simply 474 nits. It is not unimpressive however it is a long way from the marketed 650 nits. Distinction is not impressive both – 929:1.
The excellent news is that the Heat shade temperature preset fixes nearly the whole thing. Brightness went as much as 532 nits, distinction used to be 1009:1 and the common dE2000 used to be near-perfect at 0.7. We’re specifically inspired by means of the utmost deviation – simply 1.5.
We ran the similar check at 200 and 140 nits to ensure the consistency is excellent. We’re satisfied to file that even at 140 nits, the common dE2000 used to be beneath 1. So in case you are planning on doing some color-sensitive paintings or paintings on tasks that require design for bodily prints, the Redmagic4K Gaming Observe will do the activity simply fantastic.
sRGB preset, Heat: 140 nits • 200 nits
We had identical revel in within the AdobeRGB and DCI-P3 modes as properly. The Usual shade temperature makes the whites and grays too pink and/or pink-ish. That is why we propose you keep on with the Heat preset always.
Then again, shade accuracy in the ones two modes is not supreme, however it is beautiful forged nevertheless. In AdobeRGB, the show peaked at 521 nits, 996:1 distinction and dE2000 of two.5. The utmost dE2000, regardless that, is just a little too prime. The reds and vegetables, particularly, are oversaturated.
The DCI-P3 with the Heat preset provides higher accuracy at 522 nits (once more 991:1 distinction) with moderate dE2000 of simplest 0.9. The reds spoil the near-perfect ranking however that is the one noticeable anomaly.
All in all, the Redmagic4K Gaming Observe proves to be excellent no longer only for gaming however for color-sensitive paintings too, particularly within the sRGB mode. Video games, motion pictures, design paintings – it will possibly do all of it.
HDR revel in
In comparison to the usual IPS LCD panels, the HDR revel in is forged for probably the most phase. The variation between non-HDR and HDR content material at the display is not putting however it is undoubtedly noticeable. The darkish portions of the scenes in motion pictures are well-pronounced and video games like Cyberpunk 2077 glance moderately great in HDR mode.
Then again, leaving the HDR mode lively always might not be the most efficient concept, particularly when surfing or simply navigating via Home windows. Distinction turns out low more often than not and colours are washed out. The track does not let you alternate the colour mode when Home windows’ HDR toggle is lively.
Regardless of the small problems, we imagine the HDR1000 implementation within the Redmagic4K track is excellent for gaming and not-so-amazing for the whole thing else. Do not be expecting OLED-level HDR revel in however be expecting a significantly higher one than maximum LCD panels in the market.
Positive, there are many choices within the $800-1,000 worth vary however just a handful of them be offering a miniLED panel that may cross as much as 160Hz at 4K answer. The ThundeRobot LU27F160M is one in all them along side the ViewSonic VX2781-4K-PRO and the Innocn 27M2V. If truth be told, all of them use the similar miniLED panel so the adaptation between the ones is beautiful minimum. They may be able to even be discovered at kind of the similar worth.
On the other hand, the Coolermaster Tempest GP27U may spark your pastime as it will possibly do just about the whole thing the remainder of the miniLED-powered screens can however it tops them with a Quantum Dot filter out layer, G-Sync certification and it is promoting within the mid-$800s. Sadly, the native dimming zones are simply 572, albeit HDR1000 is within the specifications sheet.
We might additionally suggest looking on the LG UltraGear 27″ OLED Gaming Observe. It is a forged sub-$1,000 choice with a awesome OLED panel. It has the next 240Hz refresh price, HDR10 same old and it is G-Sync-certified. The drawback is the decrease 2560 x 1400px answer. In spite of everything, OLED is OLED and that Grey-to-Grey reaction time of 0.03ms is beautiful darn spectacular. To not point out the very best blacks.
In contrast to the Crimson Magic telephones, the Redmagic4K Gaming Observe would possibly not marvel you with affordability. It might value you simply up to identical miniLED screens. However its efficiency greater than justifies the top rate.
In case you have the danger to grasp one, we will be able to simply suggest it. It is not simplest appropriate for gaming with its prime answer, brilliant colours, low reaction time and speedy refresh price, however it is usually appropriate for HDR content material (HDR gaming too!) and color-sensitive paintings. We simplest wanted for a greater OSD menu navigation (the joystick navigation is a multitude and it is too a long way up the again making it tougher to achieve) and sturdier stand.