HDR implementation is a bit lacking for the price. It’s not as punchy as we expected from a ₹87,500 monitor. For the same price, you can get a TV with better HDR implementation with 4K and 60Hz. It supports HDR10 and Vesa display HDR 600 but the colours feel a bit muted. Yes, this is still better than most gaming monitors when it comes to handling blacks and saturation but it also costs a whopping ₹87,500. And for that price, the HDR and brightness need to be better too.
On PC however, the Windows HDR implementation is worse so it’s better to play without HDR. Although, once the HDR is off the colour looks much nicer on the monitor. Having a 98% P3 colour gamut works wonders for us during magazine work, and with a MacBook attached you can even move over to the M-Book colour profile to match your MacBook’s colours.
However, BenQ’s profile colour options are slightly restrictive. They’re fully centred around gaming, and ironically there’s no option to toggle FreeSync. Presets like Cinema HDRi, DisplayHDR and HDRi don’t let you adjust the colour settings either. Heck, you cannot adjust any colour settings with HDR enabled.