Innocn 15A1F Review: Portable OLED Monitor

The Innocn 15A1F is an affordable 15.6" 1080p 60Hz OLED monitor with an exceptionally wide color gamut and rapid response time.

Bottom Line

The lightweight Innocn 15A1F offers amazing image quality thanks to its OLED panel with infinite contrast, glossy screen surface, decent peak brightness and exceptional color gamut. Its instantaneous response time speed makes it a good option for gaming too.

Design:
(4.5)
Display:
(4.7)
Performance:
(4.0)
Price/Value:
(4.0)
4.3

Looking for a lightweight portable monitor with amazing image quality? The Innocn 15A1F might just be for you!

Image Quality

Innocn 15A1F Top Down View

The Innocn 15A1F uses an OLED panel, which provides you with an infinite contrast ratio as each pixel can individually turn off for true blacks. This makes for vivid details in the shadows of the picture and an overall immersive viewing experience, especially in dark rooms.

On top of that, the monitor has an exceptional color gamut with 100% sRGB, 100% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB color space coverage. It has an sRGB gamut volume of 178%!

As a result, you get saturated and vibrant colors with a wider shade variety than that of traditional monitors. Even some of the widest color gamut gaming monitors, such as the Redmagic GM001J, don’t have as wide gamut (it has around 157% sRGB volume).

While this means you’ll get amazing colors on the Innocn 15A1F, regular sRGB content will be over-saturated and inaccurate unless your device has good color management. For instance, in Windows, skin tones can appear as if sunburnt in YouTube videos.

Sadly, unlike the Innocn 15K1F model, the 15A1F doesn’t have dedicated sRGB and Adobe RGB color space clamps that would restrict the ~178% sRGB gamut volume down to 100% sRGB or the ~122% Adobe RGB gamut volume down to 100% Adobe RGB.

In Windows, you can use Radeon drivers for the sRGB clamp if you have an AMD card and the novideo_srgb tool in case you have an NVIDIA GPU.

Related:What Is sRGB Emulation Mode And Why Is It Important?

For a lot of content, the over-saturation won’t be an issue as most users will prefer the extra color vibrancy.

The Innocn 15A1F is also an excellent monitor for professional color grading after calibration and profiling with a colorimeter thanks to its wide color gamut, wide viewing angles and image consistency.

You also don’t get any backlight bleeding, blooming and glowing visual artifacts related to LED-backlit LCDs, but OLED displays have the risk of permanent image burn-in, so be careful not to leave an image with bright static elements for too long.

For instance, after playing a game with fixed elements (health bars, mini-map, etc.) for around four hours, you might want to play some other content so that the pixels “refresh” to avoid risking burn-in.

Moving on, the monitor has a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, which on the 15.6″ viewable screen results in a high pixel density of 141.21 PPI (pixels per inch) – similar to that of a 32″ 4K monitor.

However, these portable monitors use a different subpixel layout than the standard monitors, so text will have some minor fringing visible, but it’s not noticeable in games and videos. It’s also not an issue for office-related work at a normal viewing distance.

Next, the Innocn 15A1F has a strong peak brightness of 400-nits, meaning that it can get more than bright enough under normal lighting conditions.

Since it has a glossy screen surface, it’s quite reflective under direct lighting, so it’s not ideal for outdoor use, but the glossy surface makes for more vivid image quality as it doesn’t add any graininess as matte anti-glare coatings do.

Performance

Innocn 15A1F Portable Monitor

The Innocn 15A1F has a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz and no variable refresh rate support, so it’s not ideal for fast-paced competitive gaming.

Thanks to the instantaneous pixel response time speed of OLED technology, as well as its infinite contrast ratio and exceptional color gamut, games will still run and look great.

Input lag is low too as there’s no perceptible delay between your actions and the result on the screen.

The monitor also supports HDR10 and while its 400-nit peak brightness isn’t sufficient for the true HDR viewing experience, HDR content will still look excellent thanks to the true blacks and wide color gamut.

NOTE

HDR is only supported over the HDMI port on this monitor.

Lastly, the Innocn 15A1F uses PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) to regulate brightness below 20%. So, if you’re sensitive to flicker, make sure the brightness option is set to over 20/100 to avoid getting eye strain or a headache after prolonged use.

Features

Innocn 15A1F OSD Menu

At the top of the screen, there’s a power button and a volume rocker for navigation through the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu.

To enter the OSD menu, you need to press the power button, whereas holding the power button while in the menu closes it.

The volume rocker is used to navigate the menu. You use the power button as enter and hold the volume rocker to go back from a sub-menu. The navigation is a bit clunky, but there aren’t many settings you’ll need to adjust anyway.

You get a few picture presets (Standard, Text, Movie, Game, RTS, FPS), a low blue light filter, input source selection and the standard brightness, contrast, volume, color temperature, saturation and sharpness adjustments.

Design & Connectivity

Innocn 15A1F Monitor Side

The Innocn 15A1F weighs only 1.6 lbs (~725g), but it has a strong metal kickstand that can be set into portrait or landscape position with a bit of tilt adjustment available.

Further, the screen itself has an aluminum housing and doesn’t bend at all, though the bottom bezel is a bit on the thick side.

Connectivity options include one USB-C port for the 45W power supply, a USB-C port with DisplayPort Alternate Mode and a mini-HDMI 2.0 port. The monitor also has two 1.5W built-in speakers, but there’s no headphone jack.

Sadly, the Innocn 15A1F doesn’t come with a protective cover.

Price & Similar Monitors

The Innocn 15A1F price ranges from $300 to $350, while the 13.3″ version, the Innocn 13A1F, with the same specifications goes for around $250.

Overall, if you want a portable monitor with amazing image quality, it’s definitely worth the price. It’s also a great option for professional color-critical work once paired with a colorimeter.

In case you want something different, cheaper or with a higher refresh rate for a better gaming experience, check out our best portable monitors buyer’s guide.

Conclusion

Thanks to its OLED panel with instantaneous response time, infinite contrast ratio, decent peak brightness and exceptional color gamut, the Innocn 15A1F offers an immersive viewing experience in a portable and lightweight form factor.

Specifications

Screen Size15.6-inch
Resolution1920×1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeOLED
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Speakers2×1.5W
PortsMini-HDMI, USB-C (DP 1.2 Alt Mode),
USB-C (for the 45W power supply)
Brightness400 cd/m²
Contrast RatioInfinite:1
Colors1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)
100% DCI-P3, 99% Adobe RGB

The Pros:

  • Fast response time
  • Infinite contrast ratio
  • Exceptional color gamut
  • HDR support
  • Lightweight and slim design

The Cons:

  • Only 60Hz, no VRR
  • Flickering below 20% brightness
  • No headphone jack
  • Doesn’t come with protective cover
  • No sRGB and other gamut clamps

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Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.