Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 review: gorgeous curved OLED gaming monitor is Evnia's finest yet

Sharp, bright, responsive and a delight to use, it's my favourite curved monitor yet.

A Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 monitor on a wooden desk
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Our Verdict

The Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 is a premium ultrawide gaming monitor with fantastic colour coverage and great responsivity thanks to the brilliant OLED panel. With a relatively gentle 1800R curvature, the level of distortion becomes negligible for creative tasks such as video/photo-editing or graphic design, while retaining that immersive, enveloping sensation when watching films or playing games on the monitor, making it an ideal display for a creative person and gaming fan who wants to hit two birds with one stone. It's not the cheapest monitor you'll find, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a better one for under a grand...

For

  • Brilliant curved OLED panel
  • Minimal stretching or distortion
  • Impressive colour gamut
  • Refined design

Against

  • Pro-level price
  • No colour-temperature adjustment

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The Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 is one of the latest releases in a strong debut year for Philips' snazzy-looking gaming monitor brand, Evnia. We've already had a couple of their monitors march across our testing desks, but this 34-inch curved gaming monitor may be the specialty brand's flagship achievement so far. 

If you look at the best gaming monitors around, the competition is probably fiercer than ever, but even in a closer-fought market than ever, this Evnia model may have plenty to make it stand out.

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Screen size:34in/86.36cm
Screen type:QD OLED
Resolution:3440 x 1440
Brightness:SDR: 250 nits, HDR: 450 nits, peak 3% brightness: 1,000 nits
Contrast:1,000,000:1
Pixel response:0.03ms GTG
Refresh rate:175Hz (DP/USB-C), 100Hz (HDMI)
Display colours:1.07 billion
Inputs:2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x USB-C (supports power delivery), 1x USB-B 3.2 upstream, 4x USB-A downstream (1 for fast charge B.C 1.2)
Adjustment:Height adjustment: 150mm, Swivel: -/+ 20 degrees, Tile -5/20 degress
Weight:8.7kg with stand
Dimensions:813 x 553 x 295 with stand
The Verdict
4.5

out of 10

Philips Evnia 34M2C8600

The Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 is a premium ultrawide gaming monitor with fantastic colour coverage and great responsivity thanks to the brilliant OLED panel. With a relatively gentle 1800R curvature, the level of distortion becomes negligible for creative tasks such as video/photo-editing or graphic design, while retaining that immersive, enveloping sensation when watching films or playing games on the monitor, making it an ideal display for a creative person and gaming fan who wants to hit two birds with one stone. It's not the cheapest monitor you'll find, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a better one for under a grand...

Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.