Dell UltraSharp 4K UP3216Q 31.5″ Screen LCD Monitor Review



The Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q is a massive 32-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor that delivers exquisite 4K image detail, along with very accurate colors.

PROS: Excellent UHD image detail. Accurate colors. Wide viewing angles
CONS: No side- mounted USB ports. Slightly crushed blacks


Dell introduces a heavy-duty 4K panel monitor with a breathtaking resolution of 3840×2160 pixels that will change the office experience. This is four times the pixel density we see in a full HD Monitor.

The Dell UltraSharp 4K UP3216Q 31.5″ Screen LCD Monitor incorporates a number of premium features including industry-standard color gamut. It also provides plenty of connectivity options including USB ports and Card readers and flexibility for home and office use.

The monitor improves on its predecessor the 32-inch UP3214Q which lacked 4K compatibility, support and content.

There are a few flaws here and there but none of them is a deal breaker. For instance, the monitor creates some IPS glow that delivers too much brightness along the edges of the display. The overall performance of the monitor is top-notch for professionals after video and photo editing.


The Dell UltraSharp 4K UP3216Q comes with an elegant design that is both professional and modern looking. It sports a silver, black and grey body design with a spacious 31.5 inch display that will impress both home and office users. It comes with a slightly thicker bezel than what we saw in the Dell 27-inch UP2716D. The monitor has a sturdy build up quality with a maximum height of 572mm.

The Dell UltraSharp has 90mm of height adjustment, either upwards or downwards to fit your needs. The monitor has a circular base that makes it possible for you to swivel the panel 45 degrees in either direction. It is also compatible with 100mm VESA mounts and it can as well tilt back and forward.


The Dell UltraSharp 4K UP3216Q is a performer in the 4K UHD PC monitors with its house in order. The monitor combines top of the range features to ensure that professionals who invest in this display hardware don’t get disappointed.

The monitor has an excellent colors performance thanks to the factory-color calibration using a DeltaE of less than 2 hence consistent and precise colors. Dell goes a notch higher by adding a wide color gamut augmented by its CustomColor and PremierColor features.

As such, the system is highly flexible while delivering a powerful performance. The system has a high refresh rate that keeps low motions blurs as compared to other monitors in the competition.

This dell is no gaming beast, as such serious gamers will not find this monitor exciting. The Monitor comes with a response time of 6ms that serious gamers might not prefer. This in particular affects those into Full HD high frame rate gaming.


The Dell UltraSharp 4K UP3216Q comes with a bank of connectivity options that will allow you to connect with most of your devices. It features a power connector, a Display port and a Mini display port, a 3.5mm audio jack and an HDMI port.

The HDMI 2.0 allows for enhanced picture quality with digital connectivity and copy protection. There are four USB 3.0 ports for connecting all your devices and peripherals. Additionally, you will get an upstream one USB3 upstream port.


The monitor comes with a breathtaking resolution of 3840×2160 pixels with an extraordinary precision of color. The display in the UP3216Q comes with a high quality anti-glare matte coating that is great in reducing light reflection. The IPS technology allows ultra-wide 178/178 degrees viewing angles. The display leaves little to be desired as it does a wonderful job in upholding contrast and color performance.

The Dell UltraSharp 4k UP3216Q offers excellent color precision. It Covers 99.5% of the Adobe RGB, 100% of the sRGB, 100% of the REC 709, and 87% DCI-P3 color spaces. Professionals interested in designing and photography will be happy with these features to get their job done. The 1000:1 contrast ratio makes an astounding difference for the display. It enables observing the pictures in high detail with up to 1.07 billion colors.

Other Features

The Dell UltraSharp 4k UP3216Q Monitor is environmental friendly having been TCO certified and it comes with an Energy star. It meets EPEAT Gold standard and 25 percent of the chassis is made of recycled material. Important to note is the fact that the LED panel is mercury-free.


The Dell UltraSharp 4K UP3216Q is an excellent monitor for users after refined color coverage and great display performance. Despite the many accolades this monitor receives, it lacks the oomph needed to pass across as a gaming monitor.

It comes with a slow response rate and an average color calibration 4K design. The color accuracy, contrast and gamut coverage levels are at its best in this monitor. This a high-quality office monitor that hits more than it misses. If you are not on a budget, considering the Dell UltraSharp 4K UP3216Q will be worth it for photo and video editing.

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