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When we talk about gaming setups, TheGeekyThings authors traditionally emphasize the flexibility and comfort of transportable and portable solutions like laptops, except when it comes to console gaming. However, there has been a growing trend to study really huge game environments for some time now. This shift in focus has led many people searching for the optimal gaming monitor to consider the benefits of curved monitors as an important upgrade to their gaming workstations. The Philips Evnia 49M2C8900 from the Evnia 8000 series, featuring a 49" QD OLED curved display with a 3-sided Ambiglow illumination, entered the market a few weeks ago, ready to elevate the gaming experience with its advanced technology. The Evnia series is Philips' new venture into the high-end gaming monitor scene, designed for gamers and pros looking for top-notch visuals.

So - is it the game changer? 

If briefly - whether it is a "game changer" would depend on individual preferences and needs, that's why you need to dive into some features of Envia. Here's our quick take on this massive screen.

Philips Evnia QD OLED Curved Gaming Monitor

Exceptional Visuals:
  • Using the latest QD OLED tech, the Evnia 49M2C8900 brings you super vibrant colors, deep blacks, and amazing contrast on a 49-inch screen. It wraps gamers up in a 32:9 dual QHD resolution (5120x1440) curve, making everything look incredible.
  • It nails 99% DCI-P3 and 153.1% sRGB color ranges, backed by DisplayHDR TrueBlack 400, so you get spot-on colors in every scene and shade.
Peak Performance: 
  • Gamers get to experience smooth, no-tear gameplay thanks to AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, all thanks to its 240Hz refresh rate and super quick 0.03ms GtG response time.
  • Just one USB-C cable does it all – it handles your data transfer, and video output, and can even charge your laptop up to 90W. Simple, right?
ambiglow feature of Philips monitor
Ambiglow and Ergonomic Design:
  • The cool 3-sided Ambiglow feature cranks up your gaming vibe, making it perfect for setting the right mood for movies and games.
  • With four DTS speakers, your gameplay turns into a full-on cinematic experience, and the KVM switch lets you effortlessly juggle between two devices.
  • An adjustable stand lets you tweak the height, swivel, and tilt to get just the right comfort level for those long gaming marathons.

User Manual: PDF

Spec Description
Model Philips Evnia 49M2C8900
Size 48.9 inches
Aspect Ratio 32:9
Resolution 5120 x 1440 @ 240 Hz
Display Curved
Contrast Ratio 15,000,000:1
Color Support 1.07 billion colors (10 bit)
HDR HDR True Black 400 certified
Refresh Rate 240 Hz
Response Time 0.03 ms (GTG)
Viewing Angle 178º (H) / 178º (V)
Brightness SDR: 250 (APL 100%) nit, HDR: 450 (APL 10%) nit, HDR E/P: 1000 (APL 3%)
Sync Technology AMD FreeSync™ technology Premium Pro
Speakers 7.5 W x 2 tweeters, 7.5 W x 2 woofers with flow port, 30 W DTS Sound
Connectivity HDMI 2.1 x 2, DisplayPort 1.4 x 1, USB-C x 1 (DP Alt mode, Power Delivery)
HDCP 1.4 (HDMI / DisplayPort / USB-C), HDCP 2.2 (HDMI / DisplayPort / USB-C), HDCP 2.3 (HDMI / DisplayPort / USB-C)
Audio out
USB version 3.2 Gen1 / 5Gbps, USB-B upstream x 1, USB-A downstream x 4 (with 2 for fast charge B.C 1.2)
VESA Mount 100x100 mm
Curved Philips Evnia monitor on purple background

More About Next-Level Gaming

I took a bit of time to dig up some more details on this Envia model, and I learned that Philips Evnia 49M2C8900 rocks the same QD-OLED panel as the Samsung G9 OLED monitor, minus some of the headaches Samsung's had with quality control and smart TV features. Looks like the Evnia might give you that awesome image quality seen on the G9, but possibly with fewer glitches.

When you pit it against other ultrawide monitors, the Evnia 49 stands out with its massive 49-inch 32:9 aspect ratio and zippy 240Hz refresh rate. Most other ultrawide top out at 144Hz, so if you're into gaming, the Evnia steps it up a notch in the refresh rate department.

On the PC side of things, especially for work and gaming, the Evnia 49 is getting thumbs up for its crisp image quality and expansive field of view. However, some folks have pointed out that text isn't as sharp as what you'd get on a traditional WOLED panel, like the LG C3.

But, there's a bit of a snag when hooking it up to consoles. The ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio doesn't play nice with the PS5, for example, leading to a stretched image. But we look at this novelty in PCs's gaming lights, today, and perhaps with time there will be support for ultra-wide displays from console manufacturers, but for now only 16:9 without stretching.

Overall, the Philips Evnia seems like a top choice for anyone after an ultrawide experience. Curved monitors offer a more immersive feel and great color, but you'll need to sit right in front for the best view, unlike flat monitors. Also, think about setup needs and costs before going for a curved screen. 

Important - for those who are worried about QD-OLEDs burning out for the year, Philips has you covered with a 4-year warranty.

And if you're looking for something even better, the Philips Evnia 49M2C8900 is the next level for gamers and creatives wanting an awesome visual vibe.

PHILIPS Evnia 49M2C8900 49'' Curved Gaming Monitor

Evnia product card
  • PHILIPS Evnia 49M2C8900 49'' QD OLED Curved Gaming Monitor
  • Wide Dual QHD, 240Hz
  • AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
  • USB-C Docking
  • Built-in KVM
  • Height Adjustable
  • Xbox PS5 Switch Compatible
  • 4-Year Warranty