The Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W offers E-Sports-grade gaming performance at a very affordable price point. It is impressive how the Evnia branding is blanketing the gaming monitor category with both budget and high-end models, so there’s a choice for everyone. Let’s take a closer look at the Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W to know what to expect regarding performance.
Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W Specifications
- Screen Size: 25 Inches
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 240Hz
- Response Time: 1ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 300 cd/m2
- Built-in Speakers: None
- Stand: Height – Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot – Yes
- VESA Compatibility: Yes (100 x 100)
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.4 x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 2, 3.5mm Jack x 1
- Dimensions with Stand (WxHxD): 21.93” x 20” x 9.41”
- Weight: 10.23 lbs
Design and Features
The Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W sports a minimalist design which would make some people think that it’s a business model. The device has a matte black and gray finish that’s opposite to what the high-end Evnia models have. The monitor has a bezel-free design, but it still has inner borders just like most other display products.
What’s great about monitors like this is that they are portable and easy to move around. The device only weighs 10.23 pounds, so it should be easy to move around or bring with you to gaming events or LAN parties. It needs 9.43 inches of depth from your desk, so it should fit together with other peripherals even if your desk is shallow.
It sits at the budget end of the Evnia lineup, but its build quality is more than just decent. The plastics used are thick and sturdy, with no cosmetic defects on any of its parts. The included stand is firm and stable, so the screen won’t sag or wobble while you’re gaming.
The Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W has a nice joystick at the back for easy access to its features and capabilities. It’s located at the back near the right-hand side of the screen, but it’s still quite easy to reach. Some models go as far as including remotes, but those aren’t essential, especially if the addition will raise the price.
The stand included in the package offers tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments for your convenience. It is easy to get a good angle, so neck and eye strain could be a thing of the past. It is also compatible with VESA mounts, but it’s mostly unnecessary unless you have multiple displays or a small desk.
The aspect where Philips cut out some features to help the price is on the I/O layout. It only includes DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 slots, and a 3.5mm jack. That’s enough for a PC and two other devices, but USB slots would have been handy for easier and cleaner cable management.
Another feature that took the axe is a pair of built-in speakers. However, that’s fine in most cases since its primary audience will most likely prefer headsets. They are better for focus and immersion, so it’s a no-brainer to get a decent set for competitive gaming.
Display and Performance
The Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W sports a 25-inch VA panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 240Hz resolution, and a 1ms response time. The backlight has a 300 cd/m2 output, while the contrast is listed at 3000:1 like most IPS panels. This model doesn’t advertise HDR certification, but it offers basic HDR10 support.
24-inch 1080p monitors are still popular since they don’t require scaling for regular use. it’s easy to read, browse, and process documents, plus visibility is excellent for games where they matter the most. It is also going to be easier to reach 240Hz with it, even if you have a midrange GPU, so it’s a great choice for wallet-friendly E-Sports builds.
The Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W covers 100% sRGB and 92% of DCI-P3 for great colors in games and movies. Its default accuracy had a deltaE average of 2.12, so it’s already good to go out of the box. Most users only have to apply a few tweaks, but professionals will want something better for their work.
Calibrating it reduced the dE average to 1.17, which is better for editing and content creation. However, it is not worth buying a colorimeter for it since it was not meant to be used for color-critical work. The gadget itself is more expensive than the monitor, so we only recommend getting it if it’s absolutely necessary for your work.
Its backlight reached 331 cd/m2 at 100%, so it should perform well even if its placed in a bright room. Its contrast peaked at 3899:1 at 35% brightness, so it’s capable of deep blacks and convincing dark scenes. This is its main advantage against its IPS counterparts, although those are more preferable since they usually have better color consistency and pixel response times.
Panel uniformity for the test sample didn’t have any major issues like backlight bleeding. It does have some inconsistencies in the backlight spread, but it is only an issue if the screen is black or if it’s showing dark scenes. Note that this can change between every unit made due to tolerances, so there could be better ones out there.
The Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W’s main weakness is its innately slower pixel response time which results in blurring. Some persistence or trails can become noticeable in fast and contrasting transitions, like when a jet streaks through the night sky. However, setting the overdrive to its Fast setting did help tremendously, making it good to go for E-Sports games.
The Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W is compatible with both FreeSync and G-Sync, so you don’t have to worry about tearing and stuttering. Dual compatibility is essential now, so you don’t have to get a new monitor if you switch GPU brands and would want to retain VRR. Input lag sits at a little over 3ms, so its fast and responsive enough for games like Valorant or CSGO.
Thoughts on the Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W
The Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W is an excellent choice thanks to its great performance and even greater price point. The screen offers fantastic contrast and color accuracy out of the box, so it should be good to go and excellent for any game category. We like its minimalist design and the build quality, which makes it seem less like a budget model.
However, there are some omissions that you may want to consider before pulling the trigger. It doesn’t have basic features like USB ports or speakers, but those matter less when compared to great gaming performance. It’s a great buy if you want to stay below a certain price point without sacrificing quality and gaming capabilities.
- Excellent Build Quality and Aesthetics
- High Contrast
- Great Colors
- No USB and Speakers
- Slower Pixel Response Time than IPS
About the Author: Paolo has been a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations; he believes that every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.