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Should You Buy a Philips PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 16 May 2021
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should you buy a Philips PC Monitor?

Philips is one of the most popular PC monitor brands as well as being well known for its TVs, irons and blenders.

If you are wondering how Philips PC monitors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 4,500 PC monitors by objectively and impartially analysing over 200,000 user and expert reviews and over 3,800 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at $108 for the 223V5 which has a display diagonal of 21.5" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $1,387 for the 499P9H which has a display diagonal of 48.8" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 5120 x 1440. The average price of a new Philips PC monitor is $329.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors.

Is Philips the Best PC Monitor Brand?

So are Philips PC monitors any good? We give every PC monitor a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all PC monitors we are able to impartially rank all the PC monitor brands.

Philips is ranked the No. 13 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 13th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
17,888 reviews
#2
Taiwan
95%
95%
24,654 reviews
#3
Taiwan
95%
95%
26,159 reviews
#4
United States
94%
94%
19,555 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
6,585 reviews
#6
HP
United States
93%
93%
9,492 reviews
#7
South Korea
91%
91%
14,953 reviews
#8
Taiwan
91%
91%
19,328 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
669 reviews
#10
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
12,062 reviews
#11
China
87%
87%
1,712 reviews
#12
MSI
86%
86%
1,705 reviews
#13
Netherlands
82%
82%
3,705 reviews
#14
Japan
81%
81%
1,320 reviews
#15
78%
78%
74 reviews
#16
Alienware
United States
77%
77%
1,644 reviews
#17
Gigabyte
75%
75%
274 reviews
#18
ELO
75%
75%
4 reviews
#19
Sceptre
74%
74%
436 reviews
#20
GeChic
72%
72%
181 reviews
#21
V7
72%
72%
34 reviews
#22
Japan
71%
71%
3,138 reviews
#23
Aopen
68%
68%
7 reviews
#24
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#25
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
2 reviews
#26
67%
67%
649 reviews
#27
Japan
66%
66%
0 reviews
#28
AG Neovo
65%
65%
1 review
#29
Viotek
64%
64%
11 reviews
#30
Viewera
63%
63%
0 reviews
#31
Taiwan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#32
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Tatung
61%
61%
0 reviews
#34
Elo TouchSystems
60%
60%
5 reviews
#35
DoubleSight
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
ZOWIE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
CTL
58%
58%
0 reviews
#38
AVUE
57%
57%
0 reviews
#39
57%
57%
0 reviews
#40
Mimo Monitors
56%
56%
0 reviews
#41
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Wacom
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Philips PC monitors compare to the other PC monitor brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All PC monitor Brands
Philips PC Monitors

Philips have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a Philips PC monitor being 75%.

The average review score for a Philips PC monitor is 75%.

There's a smaller selection of Philips PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with only 23 Philips PC monitors currently on the market in the US. Philips PC monitors also tend to be more expensive than most other PC monitor brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Philips PC monitor is $20 (based on a person typically using a PC monitor for 8 hours per day), which makes them less efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$244
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $13,699
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$329
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $6,349
Price Distribution of Philips PC Monitors

What Do the Philips PC Monitor Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Philips PC monitor to work out the average distribution of reviews for Philips and then compared this to the other PC monitor brands.

Philips logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
251
4 stars
300
3 stars
65
2 stars
9
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,329
4 stars
478
3 stars
198
2 stars
105
1 star
173
Philips has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its PC monitors than most other brands.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 79% of user reviews for Philips PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of Philips PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product was robust, carefully designed and had a good price. Their PC monitors have also won 270+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Philips PC monitors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other PC monitor brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score AOC Asus Benq Philips LG
prad.de logo
60%
17 reviews
69%
44 reviews
70%
28 reviews
66%
20 reviews
77%
40 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
89%
31 reviews
89%
29 reviews
92%
32 reviews
91%
13 reviews
91%
33 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
22 reviews
79%
19 reviews
79%
29 reviews
78%
23 reviews
84%
11 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
78%
24 reviews
84%
28 reviews
87%
12 reviews
79%
17 reviews
74%
13 reviews
kitguru.net logo
83%
30 reviews
84%
28 reviews
80%
7 reviews
82%
19 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
81%
29 reviews
75%
13 reviews
79%
17 reviews
76%
17 reviews
87%
3 reviews
playwares.com logo
81%
8 reviews
79%
13 reviews
82%
33 reviews
78%
8 reviews
81%
15 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
83%
32 reviews
84%
1 review
80%
19 reviews
81%
24 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
86%
40 reviews
89%
6 reviews
89%
2 reviews
86%
23 reviews
91%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
86%
19 reviews
90%
10 reviews
94%
7 reviews
90%
10 reviews
88%
26 reviews
PC Mag logo
73%
18 reviews
79%
16 reviews
76%
21 reviews
72%
5 reviews
77%
11 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
21 reviews
82%
17 reviews
79%
11 reviews
75%
17 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
8 reviews
82%
19 reviews
79%
5 reviews
66%
7 reviews
77%
27 reviews
Digital Versus logo
80%
17 reviews
91%
14 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
11 reviews
76%
11 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
82%
19 reviews
75%
10 reviews
73%
15 reviews
80%
5 reviews
72%
5 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
88%
10 reviews
91%
14 reviews
84%
2 reviews
89%
9 reviews
90%
18 reviews
gadgetreview.com logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
19 reviews
90%
10 reviews
77%
11 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
13 reviews
88%
12 reviews
87%
6 reviews
83%
8 reviews
87%
6 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
17 reviews
80%
9 reviews
76%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
82%
4 reviews
komputer.dk logo
86%
19 reviews
84%
14 reviews
93%
4 reviews
84%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
63%
753 reviews
61%
636 reviews
69%
443 reviews
64%
342 reviews
68%
284 reviews
Average
80%
1,155 reviews
82%
971 reviews
82%
723 reviews
79%
590 reviews
81%
522 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 279 industry awards for Philips PC monitors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Philips to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Philips has won 279 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards AOC Asus Benq Philips LG
hardware.info logo
23
22
21
17
19
kitguru.net logo
28
28
6
18
uk.hardware.info logo
20
13
12
9
11
prad.de logo
11
20
13
7
12
greentechreviews.ru logo
26
19
17
ua.gecid.com logo
11
19
2
12
3
altomdata.dk logo
13
13
8
7
1
tomshardware.com logo
8
9
14
2
4
chip.com.my logo
8
12
11
3
3
HEXUS.net logo
14
9
5
7
1
Expert Reviews logo
14
7
8
5
2
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
10
11
2
3
xfastest.com logo
6
16
7
3
megaobzor.com/ logo
16
1
13
prohardver.hu logo
3
3
1
21
gamezoom.net logo
16
1
10
benchmark.pl logo
6
2
7
10
SweClockers.com logo
10
7
4
2
1
xtremehardware.com logo
11
4
4
5
Digital Versus logo
4
9
7
2
1
Other Expert Sites
386
468
211
136
115
Total
644
692
337
279
220

How Reliable Are Philips PC Monitors?

We checked over 200,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips PC monitors. over 130 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% of reviewers think Philips PC monitors are reliable.

So, most people think that Philips PC monitors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Philips PC monitors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

dependable which can handle the basics with minimum fuss
itpro.co.uk
swivel is a mechanism built into the b
ld2.ciol.com
this thing feels sturdy all throughout
gadgetsmagazine.com.ph
with a great build quality
kitguru.net
it faces very tough competition from the likes of the ViewSonic VP2770-LED
Digital Versus
It's well made
Expert Reviews
Philips has put together a great looking monitor that's easy on the eyes
Techradar
excellent build quality
tomshardware.co.uk
sturdy monitor with internal speake
techpatrl.com
The pair of 2W speakers are built in are adequate for use with Skype
gadgetspeak.com
excellent build quality running it on a Geforce GTX970 at 144Hz
Amazon
we use external speakers for sound so cannot comment on the built in ones
amazon.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Build quality is very cheap
Amazon
I realised that since the screen is what's broken
amazon.co.uk
Speaker sound system built inn cheap sound system
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips PC Monitor?

Philips E Line 325E1C

$339.99
eBay
Philips E Line 325E1C
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Philips E Line 325E1C
31.5"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$61
OVER 5 YEARS
B

A great mid range choice, priced at $339.99 is the Philips E Line 325E1C, which has a Kagoo Score of 74.

Features We Love:
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Big display diagonal (31.5")
Faster than average response time (4ms)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Supports NVIDIA G-Sync

An award winning and very economical to run 31.5" flatpanel monitor, with a very good spec. It has an HDMI and an HDCP, supports NVIDIA G-Sync and features Plug & Play.

88
Reviews
8 Reviews + 3 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
91
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips E Line 325E1C has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 72%.

ua.gecid.com Optimal Ratio
greentechreviews.ru Editor's Choice
megaobzor.com/ Gold Award
Philips 325E1C Review: Surper-Curved Frameless Monitor, Quad HD 2K
Philips 325E1C Review: Surper-Curved Frameless Monitor, Quad HD 2K
Philips 325E1C 32" Surper-Curved Frameless Monitor, Quad HD 2K ? (Review)
Philips 325E1C 32" Surper-Curved Frameless Monitor, Quad HD 2K ? (Review)

The cheapest price that we could find for the E Line 325E1C in the US is $339.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Ultimate Philips PC Monitor?

Philips P Line 499P9H

$1,386.99
Newegg US
Philips P Line 499P9H
Buy Now
Philips P Line 499P9H
48.8"
5120 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$314
OVER 5 YEARS
B

For those with an unlimited budget then the Philips P Line 499P9H is the best Philips PC monitor out there. At $1,386.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 73.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (48.8")
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Built-in camera

Customers report that this LCD screen has a good screen, it has good features but it's expensive. It's a display diagonal and multi award winning LCD screen, with reasonable running costs and a good spec.

90
Reviews
46 Reviews + 9 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
66
Running Costs
$320 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Philips P Line 499P9H has very good expert reviews but average user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 46 reviews.

in.pcmag.com Editor's Choice
kitguru.net Worth Buying
HEXUS.net Innovation
windowscentral.com Recommended
gadgetgear.nl Gold
techzine.nl Bronze
hardware.info Excellent
in4.pl Recommended
pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice
megaobzor.com/ Gold Award
ua.gecid.com High Functionality
gagadget.com Recommended
prad.de Very Good
Is Super Ultrawide Too Wide? [Philips 499P9H Full Review] | The Tech Chap
Is Super Ultrawide Too Wide? [Philips 499P9H Full Review] | The Tech Chap
The SUPER MEGA ULTRAWIDE 5K Monitor! - Philips 499P9H Review =D
The SUPER MEGA ULTRAWIDE 5K Monitor! - Philips 499P9H Review =D
Philips 499P9H Curved-Monitor Test | riesiger 49? Business Monitor | deutsch
Philips 499P9H Curved-Monitor Test | riesiger 49? Business Monitor | deutsch
????? ???, ???????? ??? ?????! - Philips 499P9H Review
????? ???, ???????? ??? ?????! - Philips 499P9H Review
Philips Brilliance 499P9H 32:9 Ultrawide monitor review
Philips Brilliance 499P9H 32:9 Ultrawide monitor review
Philips 499P9H - Die 49" Kommandozentrale für den Schreibtisch - Test
Philips 499P9H - Die 49" Kommandozentrale für den Schreibtisch - Test
Ultra Widescreen Monitor Philips 499P9H/00 im Test - Der breiteste Monitor ever?
Ultra Widescreen Monitor Philips 499P9H/00 im Test - Der breiteste Monitor ever?
SUPER ULTRAWIDE - What the?? Philips 499P9H Review
SUPER ULTRAWIDE - What the?? Philips 499P9H Review
Philips 499P9H display vs JBL Clip 3 [sound comparison test]
Philips 499P9H display vs JBL Clip 3 [sound comparison test]
$1000 SuperWide 32:9 display Review [Philips 499P9H]
$1000 SuperWide 32:9 display Review [Philips 499P9H]
Philips 499P9H 49" SuperWide Curved Monitor Review
Philips 499P9H 49" SuperWide Curved Monitor Review
Ich teste einen MONSTER MONITOR: 49 Zoll, Philips 499P9H im Hands On | Flo TV Hands On
Ich teste einen MONSTER MONITOR: 49 Zoll, Philips 499P9H im Hands On | Flo TV Hands On
Philips Brilliance 499P9H Review
Philips Brilliance 499P9H Review
49" Super Ultrawide Unboxing! Philips 499P9H/00
49" Super Ultrawide Unboxing! Philips 499P9H/00
Philips 499P9H opinion
Philips 499P9H opinion
Philips Brilliance 499P9H Review en Unboxing
Philips Brilliance 499P9H Review en Unboxing
Philips 499P9H review - my take on this $1299 monitor
Philips 499P9H review - my take on this $1299 monitor

The cheapest price that we could find for the P Line 499P9H in the US is $1,386.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Philips PC Monitor?
Is Philips the Best PC Monitor Brand?
What Do the Philips PC Monitor Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Philips PC Monitors Received?
How Reliable Are Philips PC Monitors?
What is the Best Mid-Range Philips PC Monitor?
What is the Ultimate Philips PC Monitor?

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