BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review
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BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review

With a refresh rate of 165Hz, 1000R curvature and 1ms response time, the Mobiuz EX3210R is great for fast-paced gaming, entertainment and causal use.

The BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R is a 31.5-inch WQHD curved gaming monitor with a 165Hz refresh rate and a VA panel for blur-free performance. The monitor is designed for gamers with a high refresh rate of 165Hz, 400 nits of peak brightness, 90% DCI-P3 coverage and 1ms MPRT response time on a 1000R curved VA panel.

BenQ’s MOBIUZ monitors also include proprietary display tech like Black eQualizer to brighten dark corners and shadows and Light Tuner with optimization settings. The EX3210R also comes with 2.1CH speakers, a 5W subwoofer, and a DSP for selectable audio modes.

Specifications

Size31.5 inch
FeaturesAMD FreeSync Premium
Light Tuner
Black eQualizer
Color Vibrance
Connectivity2x HDMI (v2.0)
1x DisplayPort (v1.2) 1x USB Type B (Upstream) 2x USB 3.0 (Downstream)
Resolution2560×1440
Panel TypeVA
HDRHDR10,VESA DisplayHDR 400
Backlight TechnologyLED backlight
Brightness400
Native Contrast2500:1
Max Refresh Rate165Hz
Response Time1ms (MPRT)
Display Colors16.7 million colors
Color Gamut90% DCI-P3
Built-in Speaker2.1 Channel (2Wx2 + 5W woofer)
Ergonomics Tilt, Swivel, Height Adjust

Our review model is the BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R

Design & Connectivity

The monitor comes in a MOBIUS branded black carboard packaging. It features a large shot of the monitor on the front with all the branding and specifications on either sides and back. The overall packaging is sturdy and goes well with the overall aesthetic of the monitor itself.

BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review
BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review

Inside the packaging, all the components are well protected by foam. It contains designated pockets that safely packs all the parts and accessories. Packaged between the foam is the monitor itself.

The packaging includes:

  • The BenQ MOBIUZ EX3210R
  • The Stand
  • IO Cover
  • HDMI cable, a DisplayPort cable, USB-C to USB-A cables
  • Remote Control
  • Power Cable
  • User guide

The BenQ EX3210R is entirely made of plastic and has a premium finish. The build quality is good and the stand feels durable and study to support the weight of this 32-inch display and provide smooth movement. The monitor comes in a dark grey color while the base has a lighter gray metallic finish with an orange rubber strip. Overall, it has a minimalist look and the choice of colors along with the angular cut base makes it look modern.

For wall or other types of mounting, the display is also compatible with the VESA mount.

The EX3210R has narrow, 3-sided bezels. All the ports are located at the back and all the cables can be hidden using the included plastic I/O cover. Once the monitor is attached to the base, it can tilt from 5˚ – 15˚ and swivel 15˚ each side. The height can be adjusted via a slide system up to 100 mm. There is no pivot function.

BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review
BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review

It’s speakers and connectivity options are identical to that of the EX2710R. In terms of connectivity, there are 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, and 1x USB Type B ports. There is a 3.5 mm jack connection for headphones. External measurements for this monitor are – width 703.4 mm, depth 269.7 mm, height 488.5 to 588.3 mm, with a weight of around 9.7 kg.

The monitor also features a LED backlight system at the back using four LEDs in the shape of ‘X’. It can be adjusted using 9 different colors and 5 different effects something similar to  RGB motherboards.

BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review
BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review

OSD & Features

The OSD menu is controlled via an analog button and a 5-way joystick. The power button is located under the joystick. On top of the joystick key is another button to quickly switch between the video inputs. These buttons are located behind the screen on the right and are easy to reach.

On the front bottom-right corner there is just one button to switch between different HDRi profiles.

The inital OSD menu allows you to quickly adjust the settings and a detailed main menu can be opened by selecting the last item “Menu”. The layout is initially confusing and can take some time getting used to.

The monitor can also automatically adjust the screen brightness via a sensor located on the lower frame and is activated via the OSD menu. Brightness Intelligence detects the light around you and adjusts brightness and color temperature for longer, more comfortable viewing. The EX3210R also includes different blue light filters. Overall, the OSD menu offers plenty of configuration options, and the 5-way joystick is convenient to navigate with.

The BenQ MOBIUZ EX3210R supports AMD FreeSync with a variable refresh rate up to 165FPS, eliminating screen tearing and stuttering when used with a compatible graphics card. While the monitor is not officially certified as G-SYNC Compatible, FreeSync works without issues with compatible NVIDIA cards as long as you use the DisplayPort slot.

Display

Boasting the same curvature and colors as EX2710R, the EX3210R comes with a contrast ratio of 2500:1, brightness 400, and horizontal and vertical viewing angles of 180 degrees. Sporting a reaction time of 1ms (MPRT) / 2ms (GtG), and a high refresh rate of 165Hz.

The monitor has a 31.2″ VA panel with a 400-nit peak brightness, 2,500:1 contrast ratio and 90% DCI-P3 gamut. Color reproduction and image quality is great for gaming, watching videos and general use, the brightness is good enough for most conditions. The QHD resolution with 165Hz refresh rate lets you enjoy fast-paced gaming.

BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review
BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R Review

The BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R is a HDRi monitor, the HDR image is constantly analysed and tweaked to deliver the best results. However, it is not DisplayHDR-400 certified and does not offer true HDR performance. HDR on this monitor is software-emulated and it adds a virtual HDR visual effect to your content.

Finally, there are some BenQ-exclusive features present here too, and that makes a worthwhile addition to the EX3210R. They come in the form of the flicker-free technology, low blue light settings, and the Brightness Intelligence Plus (B.I.+). The latter is geared to automatically adapting and augmenting the on-screen picture, brightness and color warmth, depending on what is being displayed but also based on your real-life surroundings.

HDRI

With the EX3210R, BenQ is using what it calls HDRi technology. Essentially, HDRi is the extended range of colors and contrast HDR offers, mixed with some intelligence BenQ has built into the display to adjust the image based on your ambient lighting. According to BenQ, this results in less eye strain and, ultimately, a clearer picture that tones down overexposed areas of the screen and helps you pick out more detail in shadows. While HDR improves the contrast and dynamic range of a scene, HDRi seeks to further enhance HDR images. It has both hardware and software components.

A sensor on the monitor’s bottom bezel measures ambient light, letting the EX3210R adjust its screen brightness in response to changing conditions. In addition, HDRi generally brightens dark regions without overexposing bright areas, resulting in a more balanced image. It also automatically tweaks color balance and saturation, depending on the displayed content.

There are also several different emulated HDR modes for things like cinema and games, giving you a fair amount of control over how it looks. The emulated HDR certainly didn’t work flawlessly with every bit of content. However, it definitely made a lot of standard definition content much more vivid and engaging to watch. I even found myself leaving it on while working and enjoying the way it adapted to my normal workday.

Audio

The monitor hasa  2W x2 + 5W woofer system, designed by the treVolo audio, which are located in the lower frame. Different sound profiles can be selected in the OSD menu. The sound quality is good enough for small-medium sized rooms and works great for gaming.

Verdict

Offering a high refresh rate of 165Hz, 1000R curvature and 1ms response time, the BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R is great for fast-paced gaming, entertainment and causal use. This is made better with the built-in HDRi, Motion Blur Reduction and Eye Care features. Additionally, the futuristic design, cable management and speakers should satisfy gamers and help keep your desk clear.

9

BenQ Mobiuz EX3210R

fast-paced gaming, entertainment and causal use. This is made better with the built-in HDRi, Motion Blur Reduction and Eye Care features. Additionally, the futuristic design, cable management and speakers should satisfy gamers and help keep your desk clear.

THE GOOD
  • 165Hz Refresh Rate
  • 1ms response time
  • Great colors and viewing angles
  • AMD FreeSync Pro
THE BAD
  • Emulated HDR
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