Philips Brilliance 252B9: is it worth your purchase?
Unlike other monitors on the market, the brand prioritizes color accuracy with its IPS panel, the Brilliance 252B9 with wider energy angles, and maximum energy efficiency, with reading modes that do so on paper.
When you leave your site or get up, incorporating the PowerSensor mode on your front is the most successful. The ergonomic base also does an excellent job with adjustments in height, tilt and angle of rotation to allow for comfortable working.
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Review Philips Brilliance 252B9
With the launch of this new 25 “monitor, the brand aims for quality in performance, a wide variety of uses, as well as a wide compatibility of usage with different computers or devices that connect.
To do this, it has all kinds of video connections, such as DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, and even VGA, so you can use it with any type of device, whether it is the latest generation or the one with more stove. Computer and laptop.
Price and availability
The Brilliance 252B9 monitor can be purchased in Spain at a recommended price of € 259 and at the same price through both the official Philips distributor and Amazon.
You should know that the monitor is equipped with a zero-watt switch that completely cuts off the power of equipment components, so we make sure that the monitor does not consume any energy when it is not being used.
Design and build quality
Before examining the quality of your screen’s display, we look at its finish and the type of base, as small details count and a lot is said about the product we carry.
In this sense, the base of the Brilliance 252B9 is comprehensive and robust ergonomic with a system that also allows the management of connection cables. Philips calls it SmartErgoBase because it is adjustable in both height and tilt, as is its angle of rotation.
To raise the monitor to modify the viewing angle in the horizontal direction, many monitors in the market omit this last aspect. The height adjustment is 150 mm with the possibility of tilt between -5 degrees and 30 degrees.
The pedestal also rotates 175º horizontally, so that you can show your colleagues the visual image with minimal effort, simply by moving the screen slightly.
If this screen is too steep for anything, it is due to the frame that surrounds the panel, which we are being used to see in a new batch of laptop screens, in which the maximum viewing surface is used is.
Only the bottom of the monitor has a bezel, where the presence sensor is located in its front center, and the OSD control button on the right is formed by five buttons that facilitate configuration adjustments.
Connectivity and OSD
All video signal connectors are located at the back next to the power supply, whose power supply is integrated into the screen to avoid having more cables in between.
An integrated VESA pattern provides additional flexibility to mount the monitor, using hundreds of compatible solutions, either on the wall, or assisted by an adjustable assist arm.
Already on the left side, we appreciate a complete port connection hub, four of them of type USB 3.1 type A and another type B in order to connect peripherals of the type printers or scanner.
Note that the monitor is equipped with two 2 x 2 W speakers, somewhat basic, but that improve the sound quality integrated into any PC or laptop. The volume is clear and crisp to make communications or videoconferences in a professional environment, with output also to connect headphones.
With regard to the DSB, it is most intuitive. Pressing one of them allows you to directly access SmartImage with the possibility to move between the 7 factory default settings to watch videos, office environment, low blue mode, or even game, varying the color temperature.
Another button allows you to quickly switch between the different input signals that you may have connected to the monitor, with the possibility of jumping from the signal of a PC to that of a laptop. It manages the VGA, DVI, HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort connection ports.
We miss some additional functionality, such as the possibility of configuring ‘Picture in Picture’, mixing two signals from different sources or playing with them to visualize them in boxes. But in general, the OSD takes advantage of the potential offered by the monitor.
The Low Blue Mode, for example, has 4 different levels of brightness so you can adjust it to your liking and how comfortable you are. Together with EasyRead, it is designed so that you can read long documents on the screen with the best brightness and contrast ratio.
Performance and image quality
With a matte panel finish, it is clear that the Brilliance 252B9 is made part of the network status of the company’s worker, which does not mean that if you spend many hours in front of a computer you can use it in your home as well can do. .
With this finish, it completely eliminates the presence of screen reflections or glare, which favors its use in office environments or where video content or games are usually not controlled.
It presents a 16:10 frameless format on its three sides, as we have already advanced. It is equipped with an IPS panel with viewing angles up to 178 with 90 is pivot mode. It should be noted that if you want to configure a multi-screen desktop it supports portrait or landscape positioning.
It is equipped with techniques that improve comfort for viewing content during long hours of work, such as flicker-free mode, or lowblue for greater well-being. Also mention EasyRead which guarantees the most enjoyable reading experience.
The configuration is completed with a response time of 5 milliseconds and a contrast ratio of 1000: 1. The brightness of the panel is satisfactory with 300 cd / m2 showing images without flicker. The native resolution may be higher, but Philips decides to keep the price at 1920 H 1200 at 60 Hz.
They are not a great value for playing games with an optimal refresh rate, but it is clearly intended for other purposes.
In our tests with the SpiderXPro screen calibrator, we found that the monitor showed a brighter image up to 286.4 cd / m2, close to the manufacturer-marked value, bright enough for its profile.
Aided by the tool, we got the monitor to reach 99 percent of the sRGB color space and an impressive 85 percent of the Adobe RGB color space after calibration. Its color accuracy is also remarkable.
Efficiency and consumption
Philips has highlighted the implementation of special power sensor sensors with which it is possible to detect human presence using infrared signals to automatically reduce screen brightness or even shut off when the user is absent from its position. is.
This is an additional measure with which it is possible to save energy consumption. We verify that this apparently works well, though occasionally and by managing a certain height adjustment the screen activated the mode without any reason. It returns to normal due to a slight movement.
This sensitivity is also adjustable with five different levels, so you can modify the waiting time and sensitivity. It is also possible to completely deactivate it.
Comparing with energy standards such as EnergyStar 7.0, EPEAT, WEEE and RoHS, the monitor has 85% recycled plastic material and a packaging material that is 100% recycled to reduce the carbon footprint of the product.
- Display: 25-inch IPS panel
- Native resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Aspect Ratio: 16: 10
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Pixel Density: 91 dpi
- Response Time (GtG): 5 ms
- Technologies: LowBlue, Flicker Free, EasyRead and PowerSensor
- Brightness quoted: 300 cd / m2
- Brightness tested: 286.4 cd / m2
- Contrast Ratio: 1000: 1
- SRGB tested: 99 percent
- AdobeRGB tested: 85 percent
- Video input: HDMI 1.4, VGA, DVI-D and DisplayPort 1.2. Audio output.
- Connectors: 4 USB 3.1 Type A and 1 USB Type B ports
- 2 x 2 W speakers
- VESA mount: yes 100x100mm
- Dimensions: 546 x 541 x 206 mm
- Weight (including stand): 5.09 kg
- Cables included: D-sub, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, audio cable and power cable
- 1 year warranty
It is clear that the Philips Brilliance 252B9 is designed for professionals and companies who want the greatest convenience and productivity with a determined mind to guarantee energy efficiency, which is completely shut down in the absence of the individual.
This is extremely useful in cases where employees leave their monitors 24 hours a day without worrying about system administrators knowing that these events can cost electricity bills.
Beyond the many modes of use, and the variety of connections demonstrated for use with any computer signal, including older computers with VGA video connectors, the Brilliance 252B stands out for its ergonomics and functional design.