Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB review: look into the future

Despite some flaws, this big monitor is an excellent choice with true hdr


Brightness and contrast

The maximum brightness of white for the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB is about 684 cd/m² - a lot more than the second model in this test field, and only a little less than the 720 cd/m² promised by Philips. The minimum brightness of white is also quite bright at 93 cd/m², but we assume that you will not be sitting a small distance away from this monitor when it is pitch dark. 

  • Max. brightness white
  • Min. brightness white

This Philips has a va-panel which often means it has a good black value. We are not disappointed, as we measure 0.04 cd/m² in the middle of the screen at a brightness of white of 150 cd/m². At maximum brightness, the black value is a bit higher than we are used to with vertical alignment­ monitors, without doubt due to the brighter backlight. However, the value is still well below the competitors with an ips-panel and a much lower maximum brightness.

  • Brightness black 150 cd/
  • Brightness black max.

With a brightness of 150 cd/m² this results in a contrast of more than 3800:1, in the checkerboard test the monitor even exceeds 4000:1. 

  • Contrast 150 cd/m²
  • Checkerboard contrast
  • Contrast max. brightness


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Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB

43 inch, 3840x2160, 102 ppi, VA, AMD FreeSync, 60 Hz, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 4 ms, 720 cd/m², 4000 : 1

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