8K Monitor Review – Dell Ultrasharp UP3218K

In our 8K monitor review article today, we got an opportunity to test out the Dell Ultrasharp UP3218K monitor.

Dell has recently launched an Ultrasharp series monitor model in the market, UP3218K. It is an 8K monitor which has a resolution of 7680x4320p. The primary target market for this monitor is those customers who are professional photographers, video editors, and CGI or VFX Artists. All those who are into content creation will love the Dell Ultrasharp 8K monitor because of its super high resolution and colour accuracy.

Dell has previously released some 4K monitors, which received positive customer reviews. Everyone has widely used Dell, especially content creators, because of their excellent colour reproduction featuring the sleekest and best-looking monitor in the market. I love the look of Dell Monitors better than the HP Monitors. Their Gaming Lineup of Monitors from Alienware featured top-of-the-line hardware built for Gaming. But now, this is a direct step jump to a significant amount of resolution for more detailed pictures and videos.

So without further delay, let’s check out the Dell Ultrasharp UP3218K 8K monitor.

8K Monitor Review - Dell Ultrasharp UP3218K

Dell 8K Monitor UP3218K Review – Specs

Here are the details specifications of the Dell 8K UP3218K monitor

Display TypeLCD Panel with LED backlit/TFT active matrix
Size32 inch
Screen viewing area31.5 inch
Screen Panel qualityIPS
Screen Resolution8K resolution at 60Hz screen refresh rate
Display Protector2H hard coating with anti-reflective feature
Aspect Ratio16:9
Screen Response Time6ms from Gray to grey with a full native resolution
ColourBlack and White option
Horizontal and Vertical Viewing angle178 Degrees
Dimension28.4×8.5×24.3 inches

Dell UP3218K Price and Availability

Dell 8K Monitor UP3218K is available in the worldwide electronics market and all major online and offline retailers with a starting price tag of $4,024.99 or £4,114.56. But the actual price of this monitor, including the December 2022 Winter and Christmas Sell Discount offers, may vary from country to country.

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UP3218K Review – What are you getting inside the box?

Inside the Dell UP3218K Monitor, you get

  1. 1x power cable,
  2. 2x Display port cables,
  3. 1x USB 3.0 upstream cable.
  4. Manual book and warranty policy papers.

Dell UP3218K Ports and Connectivity

Dell has manufactured this 8K UP3218K monitor for connectivity with the following features.

  • 2 x Display ports
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Type A downstream for data transfer
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type A downstream for power supply
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Upstream Type B for data transfer
  • 1 x Audio Line out
Dell 8K Monitor Review - Ports and Connectivity

For the connectivity and the ports. We were expecting much HDMI port for this 8K monitor, but unfortunately, there wasn’t one. In this case, we can say that Dell could have manufactured this monitor with an HDMI Port because HDMI input is a standard for every other modern display device.

Not many people have a system with a Display Cable output, so it can be a disadvantage if Dell decides to make affordable 8K monitors without HDMI Ports. Display Cable is only required when you have a 120Hz panel.

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Dell 8K Monitor – Design and Build Quality

Dell’s this monitor comes with a slim bezel design with a durable whole-body aluminium build. You can find the DELL official logo at the bottom section of this monitor. With an 8.5 inches maximum thickness, it comes with the black and white colour of choice options.

Dell 8K Monitor Review - Design and Build Quality

The screen is manufactured with Anti-reflective features and 2H hard coating, which protects the screen from unnecessary scratches and provides a clear picture even under direct lighting conditions.

Dell has placed this monitor’s control buttons on the right corner side of the monitor. There are a total of 6 control buttons, including the main power button. For cable management, the stand of this monitor has a big hole from where you can pass the port and connectivity cables of this monitor. This monitor also has an option for 4.5-inch height adjustment and a full of 90 degrees rotational feature.

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Dell 8K Monitor Panel Quality

The panel of this monitor has been made with IPS-grade quality. The aspect ratio of this 31.5-inch viewing screen is 16:9. With a pick brightness level of 400cd/m², it holds an amount of 1300:1 contrast ratio.

This monitor has come colour-supporting features. Here are the details of it below.

Adobe RGB Color Gamut Support100%
sRGB Color Gamut Support100%
DCI-P3 Color Accuracy98%
Rec 709 Color Gamut100%
Colour Depth1.07 billion

The upper chart listed Color amounts with their accuracy level have been measured with 8K native resolution at 60Hz refresh rate. The monitor’s response time was 6ms from Gray Color to Gray colour (GTG). Both the horizontal and vertical viewing angle of this monitor is 178 degrees. Along with these, the external feature of this Dell monitor panel is TUV-verified flicker-free. The monitor is suitable for your eyes and emits less harmful blue rays.

From our perspective, the display looks quite bright and vibrant on this monitor. The colours are also very much accurate, and you can make out the difference between the blacks and the whites. For example, we found every precise detail even when we viewed and zoomed out an 8K image. Viewing that on the big screen was like viewing a tiny particle in a big screen microscope. Not only in photos, but I also found some edge-to-edge detailing in 8K videos.

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Dell 8K Monitor UP3218K Power Management and External Features

Dell’s this monitor requires AC 120/230V at 50Hz or 60Hz with a power supply of 87 Watt. The monitor is also certified with energy star ratings. The other external features of this Dell monitor features Kensington security slot lock and Anti-theft protection.

UP3218K Dell Monitor – FAQ

How much warranty does the Dell UP3218K monitor have?

Dell 8K UP3218K comes with three years of Advanced Exchange Service with a limited hardware warranty. And its premium panel also comes with a guarantee. Please consult with the shop owner from where you are buying or contact Dell USA to learn more about the RMA Processes.

Dell 8K Monitor UP3218KFinal Verdict


  • Native and outstanding 8K resolution
  • Bright, Fresh, Vivid, and Accurate Color
  • Dedicatedly made for Digital or Visual Picture grade works and CGI or VFX Cinema grade works.
  • Strong Aluminium Build Quality
  • Height adjustment and 90-degree rotational features
  • 2H rigid coating panel with Scratch proof quality


  • Very Very Expensive
  • Limited 8k features for not including HDMI cable
  • A dual-operational Display port is required for running this monitor.
  • Top-of-the-line GPU is needed to game on it.
  • Limited to 60Hz
  • It gets hot after prolonged usage.

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