32-inch Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor

DisplayNinja staff

 

Introduction

The LG 32MA70HY-P is an inexpensive 32′′ 1080p IPS display making it an excellent choice for gamers with Xbox One and PS4 consoles.

It’s great for watching movies too, but due to its low pixel density, we don’t recommend it for standard PC use.

Image Quality

The LG 32MA70HY is based on an IPS panel and delivers more accurate and consistent colors than alternative panel technologies (TN and VA). The display allows true 8-bit depth for 16.7 million colors as well as advanced color calibration adjustments.

With a response time of 5ms no prominent ghosting or motion blur will be visible in fast-paced games.

Although the response time isn’t as quick as that of certain TN panels with 1ms, it’s more than quick enough for casual gaming. More importantly, it won’t cause smearing and trailing in dark scenes like it’s the case with most VA panels.

The IPS panel also has the best 178-degree viewing angles, so no matter the angle you’re looking at the screen, the picture won’t shift in color/contrast.

Now:

For a monitor of this screen size the Full HD resolution is fairly low. Small text appears smudgy and barely readable with a pixel density of around 70 PPI (Pixels Per Inch), which is why we don’t recommend the 32-inch LG 32MA70HY-P monitor for PC use.

However, this problem will be much less emphasized for gambling and watching the screen from a distance, allowing you to appreciate the vibrant display colors and smooth performance in video games and movies.

Performance

The LG 32MA70HY-P has a glossy screen surface, unlike most monitors which have matte screen coating. Although this brings more bright colors, it also makes the screen more reflective.

Moreover, as the display has a somewhat limited peak brightness of 250-nits, you will need to dim the lights to eliminate the glare of the screen; however, the image quality of the monitor is flawless in dark rooms.

As previously noted, the response time speed of the monitor is top-notch. In addition, the LG 32MA70HY-P input lag is only ~10ms which will ensure responsive and immersive gameplay.

Those sensitive to flicker won’t have to worry about headaches as this 32-inch LG monitor is flicker-free and has a low-blue light filter integrated.

The refresh rate maxes at 65Hz which is more than adequate for console gaming. Unfortunately, the monitor does not support AMD FreeSync which would allow Xbox One consoles to get a variable refresh rate.

Features

The LG 32MA70HY-P IPS monitor is going on and provides many useful features.

To access the OSD (On-Screen Display), you can either use the user-friendly joystick at the bottom of the screen or use the desktop application for on-screen control.

There are various adjustments in the OSD menu, including 6-axis colour, gamma and pre-calibrated picture presets (Two Reader modes, Photo, Cinema, Colour, Weakness, and Game).

Other features include Black Stabilizer which offers better visibility in dark scenes and Response Time Control for the response time speed overdrive.

Design & Connectivity

The LG 32MA70HY-P architecture consists of a chassis made of black plastic with relatively thick bezels. It may also be mounted via 200 mm x 100 m VESA mount pattern on a wall or third-party stand.

You’ll find an HDMI port, a VGA port, a headphone jack and even a DisplayPort connector at the back of the panel, but there are no built-in speakers. The screen can be rotated to -5/10 degrees, too.

Price & Similar Monitors

The price of the LG 32MA70HY-P is around $192 MSRP which makes it the best monitor under $200 for PS4 and Xbox One – unless you’re exclusively competing in gameplay.

Visit our dedicated guide for more 1080p Monitors for console gaming.

You can also find the LG 32MA68HY-P on Amazon which is the same display but with an additional dual-USB 2.0 hub as well as the LG 32MP58HQ-P with an anti-glare coating but no DisplayPort.

Overall, we find the LG 32MA70HY-P to have the best value for the money out of these three 32″ Full HD IPS displays.

Conclusion

The LG 32MA70HY-P 32-inch Full HD IPS monitor is perfect for 1080p console gaming thanks to its large screen size, vivid colors, affordable price and smooth response time and input lag performance.

Because of its low pixel density, however, it is not intended for use on PC except for playing movies or occasionally web-surfing and email checking.

LG 32MA70HY-P Specifications

Screen Size 31.5-inch
Resolution 1920×1080 (Full HD)
Panel Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms (GtG)
Ports DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other Ports Headphone Jack
Brightness 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000:1 (static)
Colors 16.7 million (true 8-bit)
VESA Yes (200x100mm)

What We Loved

  • Great value for the price
  • Vibrant colors
  • Smooth performance
  • Has a DisplayPort
  • Glossy screen causes reflections, but also more vivid colors in dimly lit rooms
  • No AMD FreeSync
  • Tilt-only design
  • Low pixel density for PC use

LG 32MA70HY-P Review

  • Design – 8.5/10
  • Display – 7/10
  • Performance – 8/10
  • Price/Value – 9/10
  • 8.1/10

Summary

The LG 32MA70HY-P is the perfect monitor for a gaming experience on the responsive and immersive consoles. If you use your PC to read or type a lot, it’s also decent for occasional PC usage, but not recommended.

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