Advertisement

Sign up for our daily newsletter

Advertisement

Eizo FlexScan EV3895 review: A consummate professional monitor

Tim Danton
28 Oct 2021
Expert Reviews Recommended Logo
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
1,554
inc VAT

A 37.5in curved monitor that would grace any executive’s desk, although you pay for the features and quality

Pros 
Versatile height adjustment and tilt
Built-in KVM
Five-year warranty
Cons 
No HDR support
Mediocre speakers
Advertisement

Featuring a 2300R curved 37.5in IPS panel with the 3,840 x 1,600 resolution, the Eizo FlexScan EV3895 is a whole lot of monitor. Where some similarly designed competitors utilise their expansive size for gaming (such as the LG UltraWide 38WN95C), the Eizo is professional to the nth degree, and that means frivolous activities such as gaming aren’t in its sights: a 60Hz refresh rate won’t satisfy ardent players anymore.

Buy now from Jessops


Eizo FlexScan EV3895 review: Design and display

Instead, the Eizo’s promise is to deliver everything a professional needs. We can start with colour accuracy, with a pre-calibrated sRGB mode ensuring that you can be confident of the colours you see. It covers 95.2% of that gamut out of a 96% volume, which means that only 0.8% of the colours displayed fall outside of sRGB. Couple that with an average Delta E of 0.44 and you have effectively perfect accuracy.

If you’re looking for punchier colours, you must switch to the Movie preset. This is the DCI-P3 gamut by another name, with 94.2% coverage out of a 97.5% volume. Colour accuracy remains excellent, with an average Delta E of 0.68.

Still, the EV3895 wouldn’t be my top choice for Netflix nature documentaries because it doesn’t support any HDR standards. That’s reflected in a maximum stated brightness of 300cd/m² and, as with almost all Eizo screens we’ve tested over the years, our measurements back up Eizo’s claims: the highest level we measured was 307cd/m².

Eizo screens always top our charts for usability. Take the onscreen display (OSD), where the company still has a clear lead over rivals. It relies on six touch-sensitive buttons that sit to the left of the power button on the bottom bezel. Press one and a context-sensitive menu instantly pops up, with shortcuts to control brightness, speaker volume, choice of inputs or colour profiles. Or you can head into the full menu, which is blissfully easy to navigate.

There are four preset colour modes: sRGB, Movie, Paper (sepia for reading) and DICOM. If you want to take finer control, you have two presets to play with, letting you take adjust in minute detail the gain, sharpness and hue to name but three. What you don’t get is the granular level of control offered by Eizo’s ColorEdge screens, which makes sense as this isn’t a display designed with creators in mind.

Buy now from Jessops


Eizo FlexScan EV3895 review: Stand and connectivity

Along with its lesson on how to design an OSD, Eizo could also deliver advice to other monitor manufacturers on how to create height-adjustable stands: the contoured design here is reminiscent of Sydney Opera House. That not only ensures the EV3895 would make a bold statement on a business’s front desk but also that the astonishing 193mm of height adjustment is smooth. I also appreciate the solidity of the base and the generous amount of tilt.

Keeping that neat desk ethos in mind, note the USB-C connector with 85W of power delivery. That’s enough to feed all but the most power-hungry of laptops. It’s also great to see two USB-B inputs. With a built-in KVM, you could attach two other computers to this screen but only need one keyboard and mouse between them (the EV3895 detects which is active). There’s a flexible choice of picture-by-picture modes too. This is where the high number of inputs comes in useful: one DisplayPort and two HDMI alongside the USB-C.

A four-port USB hub is located on the left-hand side of the screen alongside a 3.5mm audio jack. There is a pair of speakers in the EV3895, but they’re weedy and best left for video calls.

READ NEXT: These are the best external speakers to buy right now

Eizo FlexScan EV3895 review: Verdict

On top of its gloriously wide screen and sharp image quality, the Eizo is an easy recommend for its range of business-friendly features, whether for its greater height adjustment, the KVM or a reassuring five-year warranty. If, however, you'd like to use your monitor for gaming and HDR content, or don't particularly want the additional expense of external speakers, you're probably better off going with something like the LG UltraWide 38WN95C.

Buy now from Jessops


Read more

Reviews