I’ve also included a comparison above against two gamer-orientated screens, both featuring heavily overdriven TN Film panels, and Hz technology. The screen behaves as it should, with a reduction in the backlight intensity controlled by the reduction in the OSD brightness setting. PCMag reviews products independently , but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Decent all round performance in most areas thanks to IPS panel. Color quality was impressive; reds, greens and blues were well saturated and rich in tone, and blacks appeared solid and dark. Support US If you have enjoyed this review and found it useful, please consider making a small donation to the site. The above photos give you more views of the front and back of the screen.

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AOC i2353Ph – IPS for a nice, low price

This is different to regular 8-bit IPS matrices, but this is a measure taken to achieve a lower price point for these modern lower-cost displays. Performance wise the default setup was reasonable and at least offered a pretty good gamma and white point. On the top of the base there are small subtle labels for the OSD menu. Limited and stiff ergonomic adjustments available from the stand meaning it could be difficult to obtain a comfortable position for movie viewing in some scenarios.

There aren’t any USB ports on this monitor nor is there a webcam. The i looks very sleek and minimalist I must say, helped by its incredibly thin profile.

I have provided a comparison of the i first of all above against 4 other 23″ screens we have tested which use IPS panel technology and W-LED backlighting.

Standard settings of 50 per cent brightness and 50 per cent contrast work like a charm and not much tweaking was required. Black depth was lowered as you reduced the backlight intensity as it should be, ranging from 0.


You can also control their ‘DCB mode’ which is designed to bring out certain aspects of the images you are viewing, and enhance things like skin tones, green fields and blue skies. 2533 resulting image was very cinematic indeed and one that, honestly, I could totally live with in a non-critical viewing setup.

Click for larger versions Above: There are six presets including standard, text, internet, game, movie, and sports. 23533 is ao and images and websites appear clearer and more acutely rendered when compared to my older model LCD monitors.

This should not be confused with pixel response time which describes the speed at which a pixel can change from one orientation to another. Some form of software profiling using a colorimeter would of course be beneficial to correct some of the colours.

AOC iPh Overview – CNET

These are useful for connecting external devices like cameras and printers and it was a shame there were none available. There is a grey coloured AOC logo here near the top as well.

With its splinter-thin cabinet and metallic trim, this inch monitor oozes style. A welcome touch is that both the bezel and screen are a matte finish so I had no real issues with glare from the lights in my room.

However we found that screen uniformity left a lot to be desired, as obvious bleeding of light from the edges was visible during black screen tests. Cons Tilt only stand.

The panel is free from any off-centre contrast shift which you see from VA matrices, and this is why IPS technology is so highly regarded in the colour enthusiast and professional space.

Many high end gamers still use CRT’s as well for high refresh rates and frame rates and so the move to a TFT can be worrying, especially when you start throwing in a conversation about lag of the output image.


In some places this makes it feel a little separated and creaky, but overall the buttons work quite well.

AOC i2353Ph

The default mode is gamma 1 and this produced a gamma of 2. Default Settings, User mode. I used the iPh as both a PC monitor and a movie-watching monitor in a small bedroom-type system. Dynamic contrast ratio involves controlling the backlight of the screen automatically, depending on the content shown on the screen.

The iPh boasts a group of image and picture adjustments, including basic CMS, though I doubt many users will dive into these,-instead opting for one of the AOC’s image presets, of which there are many. Sadly there is no height, pivot or rotate adjustments available.

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The iPh required 31 watts of power during testing, which is a tad high for an IPS panel of this size. Dell UltraSharp 49 is a big monitor matched by a big price. It would have also been good to see some USB ports included on this model which are sadly missing. The programs can introduce a degree of error if vsync is active and due to 2D native refresh rate settings of 60Hz.

Black depth – we aim for as low as possible to maximise shadow detail aooc to offer us the best contrast ratio. On a positive note, the design is very attractive and the brushed aluminium finish, ultra-thin profile and attractive base and stand looked very nice on the desk.