A comparison of the best OLED TVs, QLED TVs, 4K UHD TVs and 8K TVs of 2021


How to choose between an OLED TV, a QLED TV, a 4K UHD TV, a 8K Ultra HD TV or a Lifestyle TV when you want to buy a new television? There are so many different models that it is often difficult to find what you are looking for. Not to mention that the choice will be different depending on whether you primarily want a TV for gaming, a TV optimized for home theater, a TV that blends into the living room decor or an XXL TV.

TV comparison 2021

What are the best gaming TVs? QLED, OLED & Triluminos TVs

TV manufacturers are eyeing the gaming world: low input lag and automatic low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rate (VRR, G-Sync, FreeSync) and 4K / 120Hz compatibility are features that are increasingly promoted to appeal to gamers.

Do you want to connect your video game console (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 Pro, PS4, Xbox One S…) or your PC to a large TV screen?

Here is our selection of the best Gaming TVs of 2021:

Samsung QE55Q70T: the best value for money

The Samsung QE55Q70T and its 163cm and 189cm versions benefit from a very low input lag, even in 4K 120 FPS, offering optimal reactivity for video games.

Samsung QLED TVs have been known for years for their low input lag and the Samsung QE55Q70T is no exception with a very low delay time measured between 5.5ms and 6.9ms in gaming mode depending on the definition and the displayed frame rate. With its large 139cm screen in UHD 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) and its HDMI 4K/120 FPS and FreeSync (VRR) compatibility, this Samsung QLED offers one of the best price/performance ratios for gaming. If you want to play on a very large screen, there is also a 65” (163cm) version under the reference Samsung QE65Q70T and a 75” (189cm) version under the reference Samsung QE75Q70T.

Its HDR10+ compatibility and Dual LED backlighting that optimizes colorimetry also make it a great choice for watching your favorite movies and series. Thanks to the Quantum Processor 4K video processor capable of upscaling all kinds of video content to UHD, viewers can enjoy very detailed images with high realism. The 20-watt stereo audio section benefits from AVA and Adaptive Sound technologies to enhance the sound experience.

LG OLED48CX: for both gaming & home theater

The LG OLED CX TVs kill two birds with one stone with advanced gaming features and stunning images for movies and series.

The industry’s first 48″ (122cm) 4K OLED TV, the LG OLED48CX is 4K High Frame Rate compatible up to 120 frames per second via HDMI with an input lag measured between 5.9ms and 6.9ms. Gamers will appreciate the G-Sync/FreeSync and VRR (variable refresh rate) compatibility as well as the ALLM mode (automatic low latency mode).

As they are OLED models, the TVs in the LG OLED CX range offer infinite contrast with extremely deep blacks and are particularly suitable for home theater. Images are intense with rich, ideally saturated colors. Compatible with all current HDR technologies (HDR-10, HLG, Dolby Vision IQ, HGiG), LG OLED CX TVs also benefit from dynamic management of the brightness spectrum with HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro technology. The Dolby Atmos compatible audio section delivers very convincing surround sound.

The LG OLED CX 4K TV range includes the LG OLED48CX, the LG OLED55CX, the LG OLED65CX, and the LG OLED77CX. All of them are particularly suitable for both gaming and home theater sessions.

Sony KD-55XH9505: Perfect for Playstation

HDMI 4K/60 FPS, HDR10 & Dolby Vision, Triluminos display, Direct LED backlighting by zones: the Sony KD-55XH9505 TV has no shortage of arguments.

Perfect For Playstation certification, 10-bit Triluminos display, Direct LED backlight (Full Array LED), HDR 10 and Dolby vision: the Sony KD-55XH9505 is both a gaming TV and a TV suitable for viewing 4K HDR movies and series.

This Sony connected TV is also WiFi and Bluetooth compatible, has an Ethernet port and integrates Android TV to access Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video as well as many games and applications available in the Google Play Store online store. Finally, the audio section benefits from Sony Acoustic Multi Audio technology which improves sound spatialization.

This Sony XH9505 4K TV is also available in 75”/ 189cm (Sony KD-75XH9505) and 85”/ 215cm (Sony KD-85XH9505) versions.

What are the best OLED TVs?

Abyssal blacks, optimal contrast, intense colors: OLED technology is preferred by home moviegoers looking for an ultra realistic image that is faithful to the original master. Unsurprisingly, our list of the best OLED TVs features LG, Panasonic and Sony TVs as these manufacturers have many strengths to showcase in defending their OLED TVs.

LG OLED55CX & LG OLED 65CX: ultra-deep blacks

The infinite contrast ratio of the LG OLED55CX, LG OLED 65CX and LG OLED77CX TVsallows you to display incredibly intense images.

As proven by the many customer reviews, the LG OLED55CX, LG OLED 65CX and LG OLED77CX are the most popular 4K OLED TVs for those who love high-contrast images with intense blacks. These LG OLED TVs (2020) adopt the 4K LG α9 Gen3 AI Processor which detects the type of content viewed (sports, movies, cartoons…) to adopt the most appropriate picture settings. The Filmmaker Mode is included, providing a cinematographic rendering as faithful as possible to the intentions of the director without the viewer’s intervention in the settings menus. The audio section is Dolby Atmos compatible and has 40 watts of amplification power.

Perfect for home theater, LG OLED CX TVs are also among the best 4K/120 FPS HDMI gaming models thanks to their very low input lag and their support for VRR G-Sync (nVidia) and FreeSync (AMD).

Panasonic TX-65HZ1000E & Panasonic TX-65HZ1500E: OLED Cinema

The Panasonic HZ1000E TV range includes the Panasonic TX-55HZ1000E and Panasonic TX-65HZ1000E models.. The range The Panasonic HZ1500E range includes the Panasonic TX-55HZ1500E and Panasonic TX-65HZ1500E models.

The Panasonic TX-65HZ1000E and Panasonic TX-65HZ1500E televisions have the same Ultra HD 4K OLED display with extremely thin edges. Ultra HD Premium certified, they benefit from professional color calibration performed in partnership with one of Hollywood’s top colourists. Panasonic makes a point of offering viewers an image quality that is faithful to the vision of the director, which is materialized by the compatibility with the FilmMaker mode.

These Panasonic OLED TVs also include the HCX Pro Intelligent Processor with artificial intelligence. They are also compatible with HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ. More focused on home theater than gaming, the Panasonic HZ1000E and Panasonic HZ1500E OLED TV ranges are still ALLM compatible (Auto Low Latency Mode) and offer a latency of less than 20ms, which is very appreciable for video games.

The main difference between these two ranges is found in the audio section:

  • 2 x 15 watt stereo sound compatible with Dolby Atmos with the Cinema Surround Pro function for the Panasonic HZ1000E
  • 360° Dolby Atmos surround sound with integrated soundbar (80 watts of power) for the Panasonic HZ1500E series.
The Panasonic HZ1500 Series OLED TVs integrate an 80-watt Dolby Atmos soundbar below the screen.

Panasonic TX-65HZ2000E: Hollywood in your living room

The Panasonic HZ2000 Series OLED TV range is the most efficient from the Japanese manufacturer: a very bright professional OLED display and a 140-watt Dolby Atmos sound bar propel you into the heart of the action.

Flagships of the Japanese manufacturer, the Panasonic TX-65HZ2000E and its 55” (139cm) version the Panasonic TX-55HZ2000E feature a Professional 4K OLED display whose brightness has been optimized (1000 nits max.) to display even more sumptuous HDR images. This Panasonic OLED TV has the same video processing as the cheaper ranges, with the HCX Pro Intelligent Processor. The audio section is even more powerful: Dolby Atmos 360° surround sound with 140 watts of amplification and upward-firing drivers for vertical sound effects.

Sony KD-55A8: sound in the picture

Thanks to Acoustic Surface technology, the Sony KD-55A8 TV’s display plays sound that seems to come straight out of the picture.

This Sony Premium OLED TV which also exists in a 55” (Sony KD-55A88) and 65” version ( Sony KD-65A8) incorporates the latest generation Sony X1 Ultimate video processor and takes advantage of Pixel Contrast Booster technology to improve intra-image contrast. 4K/60 FPS HDMI connectors, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision compatibility, Android TV, Chromecast built-in and multimedia USB ports are all including.

Characteristic of the Sony KD-55A8 4K OLED TV, the Acoustic Surface audio technology uses the entire surface of the display to produce sound by making it vibrate like a driver membrane in a way that is completely invisible. Dolby Atmos as well as DTS are supported and the TV can perform an automatic acoustic calibration based on the room.

What are the best QLED, Mini LED & NanoCell TVs?

Samsung QLED TVs are renowned for their HDR images with high brightness peaks and vivid colors. Quantum Dot technology makes it possible to increase the brightness and extend the color range of the displayed images. Although it still dominates the premium QLED TV market, the Korean giant now faces competition from a Chinese challenger named TCL. The latter is determined to make an international name for itself with its TCL QLED TVs. LG also uses a Quantum Dot technology named NanoCell that extends the color space of all LG NANO 4K UHD TVs.

Here is our list of the best QLED, mini LED and NanoCell TVs:

Samsung QLED QE75Q95T: the best of QLED on a very large screen

Even in broad daylight, the TVs in theSamsung QLED Q95Trange give you a bright and well-contrasted image, without any annoying reflections.

Full LED 120-zone backlighting, a maximum brightness of 2000 nits and a 189cm screen: the Samsung QLED QE75Q95T has all the ingredients to offer a very large and beautiful HDR10+ image. Its 4.2.2-channel audio section with a power of 60 watts allows it to offer a sound experience that matches the image.

The Samsung QLED Q95T range features 55” (Samsung QE55Q95T), 65” (Samsung QE65Q95T), 75” (Samsung QE75Q95T) and 85” (Samsung QE85Q95T) models. Each model has four 4K/120 FPS compatible HDMI connectors and a very low input lag, which makes them perfect for Premium gaming. The anti-reflection filter is also a strong point of this Samsung QLED series which, with the very high brightness of the display, allows you to enjoy a very beautiful HDR image even in broad daylight, without unwanted reflections.

Samsung QLED QE65Q80T: a very efficient midrange model

At the heart of the Samsung QLED TV range, theSamsung Q80T TVsare not lacking in arguments to convince home moviegoers and gamers alike.

Awarded 5 stars from the specialist magazine What Hi-Fi ?, the QLED Q80T range reaches a peak brightness of 1000 nits, ensuring excellent HDR performance. Samsung QLED Q80T TVs are available in 55” (Samsung QE55Q80 ), 65″ (Samsung QE65Q80T), 75” (Samsung QE75Q80T) and 85” (Samsung QE85Q80T) versions.

The Quantum Dot technology of these Samsung QLED TVs offers very rich and well saturated colors. 4K/120 FPS compatible HDMI connectors, low input lag and FreeSync for gaming, 40 watt audio section for surround sound. The picture is complete!

TCL 65X10: QLED & mini LED!

Mini LED backlighting over 768 zones, 1500-nit brightness, HDR10+ & Dolby Vision, Atmos soundbar by Onkyo: the TCL 65X10 can hold its own in the face of the market leaders.

We expected Samsung to be first, but ultimately it was TCL that first released a QLED TV with mini-LED backlighting: the TCL 65X10. Hailed by the specialized press, the flagship of TCL’s 2020 TVs remains an excellent investment to enjoy a very beautiful 4K HDR image without straining your budget.

The high brightness (1500 nits) and the backlighting per zone guarantee an image that is both bright and well contrasted on both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision images. QLED technology boosts colors and the IPQ 2.0 Engine video processor performs quality 4K upscaling on SD and HD sources.

Android TV with Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos soundbar, USB media player, Bluetooth, WiFi and DLNA network playback complete the picture.

LG 55NANO81: NanoCell Display 4K

NanoCell technology allows the LG 55NANO81to display very rich images thanks to its wide color palette.

The large LG 55NANO81 TV features an HDR10 compatible 4K LCD display that benefits from NanoCell Display technology to improve the richness and precision of colors. The LG 55NANO81 Smart TV adopts the user-friendly and intuitive proprietary WebOS interface. It also exists as a 65” version under the reference LG 65NANO81.

Connected to the local network and the Internet, it can stream online video services such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV and Prime Video and can play files shared on the local network. The LG 55NANO81 TV comes with a Magic Remote control equipped with a microphone to be controlled vocally.

This LG 4K UHD TV is also compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa and can therefore be controlled vocally without using the remote control if you have a smart speaker with Alexa or a speaker integrating Google Assistant.

The LG 55NANO81’s connectors includes four 4K / 60 FPS compatible HDMI plugs (one with ARC function) and two USB ports for audio-video playback and TV recording. The stereo audio section (2 x 10 watts) adopts Ultra Surround technology to expand the sound field on movies and series.

What are the best Lifestyle TVs?

Lifestyle TVs shake up aesthetic codes to transform the television into a real decorative object or to facilitate its integration into interior decoration. Samsung is a master in this art with its range of Samsung The Frame televisions which hang on the wall like paintings and whose frame can be changed at will. It is therefore no surprise that our list of the best TV Lifestyle 2021 consists exclusively of TV Samsung The Frame models, but with a different and surprising Samsung model!

Samsung The Frame QLED LS03T: 4K TV & digital picture frame

Samsung The Frame QLED TVs are both high performance 4K HDR televisions and digital picture frames capable of displaying your personal photos or copies of famous works of art.

Samsung The Frame QLED TVs are available in 5 image sizes. The 43” (108cm) Samsung The Frame QE43LS03T, the 50” (125cm) Samsung The Frame QE50LS03T, the 55” (139cm) Samsung The Frame QE55LS03T, the 65” (163cm)The Frame QE65LS03T and the 75” (189cm)The Frame QE75LS03T .

Samsung The Frame QLED 2020 TVs blend into the background like decorative frames. Equipped with a bright and well-contrasted 4K UHD QLED panel, they are HDR10+ compatible to offer more nuance and readability in both the dark and very bright areas of the image.

Access to Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and Youtube as well as to many other online services is of course featured, as well as voice control via Google Assistant, Siri and Amazon Alexa, as long as you have a smart speaker integrating one of these voice assistants.

All the electronics and connections are deported in an external box connected to the screen by an almost invisible optical cable. Its 10-meter length gives the user great freedom for wall installation. Samsung The Frame TVs can also be mounted on a tripod, like paintings on their easels.

At the heart of this Samsung The Frame QLED Lifestyle TV range, the Samsung The Frame QE55LS03T and the Samsung The Frame QE65LS03T are positioned as best sellers in their category.

Samsung Sero QE43LS05T: swiveling 4K screen!

The Samsung The Sero 43 QLED is the only TV on the market with a swivelling 4K screen.

Samsung has proved once more that it is an innovative manufacturer with its Samsung The Sero 43 QLED 4K Ultra HD TV. Its 108cm 4K HDR QLED panel can in fact rotate to adapt to all content: landscape orientation for movies and TV series or portrait orientation for mobile content and applications streamed wirelessly from the smartphone and displayed without vertical black bands on its large screen. Enough to satisfy those who dream of having a smartphone screen as big as a TV!

With the Samsung The Sero 43 QLED TV, you can enjoy social media on a very big screen.

One of its kind, the Samsung The Sero 43 QLED 4K Ultra HD TV also surprises with its unique design with an integrated support stand and a very attractive navy blue finish. Compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa and AirPlay 2, this Samsung The Sero 43 QLED connected TV can be controlled by voice from its remote control with microphone and via a speaker with a voice assistant.

The 4K QLED display of the Samsung The Sero 43 QLED TV (139cm) benefits from the Quantum Processor 4K video processor capable of upscaling all kinds of video content to UHD. The 4.1-channel audio section is powered by 60-watt amplification and benefits from AVA (Active Voice Amplifier) and Adaptive Sound technologies to enhance the sound experience.

What are the best budget-priced 4K UHD TVs?

Are you looking for an inexpensive TV without sacrificing picture quality? Among the best UHD 4K LED TVs of the year at a budget price are the Panasonic HX600E and Panasonic HX810 ranges, which offer excellent value for money, but also to very large UHD 4K televisions such as the Philips 70PUS8505.

Panasonic HX600E: excellent entry-level TVs!

The entry ticket into the world of Panasonic 4K UHD TVs, the Panasonic HX600E allows you to enjoy a beautiful HDR image with access to Netflix and Prime Video in 4K.

Although these are entry-level 4K UHD TVs, TVs in the Panasonic HX600E range offer good image quality and advanced functions while benefiting from a sober and elegant design.

This range includes the Panasonic TX-43HX600E (108cm), the Panasonic TX-50HX600E (126cm), the Panasonic TX-55HX600E (139cm) and the Panasonic TX-65HX600E (164cm).

These Panasonic 4K Ultra HD televisions include four HDMI 2.0 standard connectors, USB multimedia playback, access to content shared on the local network (DLNA) and Smart TV functions including Netflix and Prime Video. The Panasonic HX600E range of televisions are also HDR 10, Dolby Vision and HLG compatible to produce a natural and very realistic picture. The 2 x 10 watt audio section is Dolby Atmos compatible.

Panasonic HX810: 4K HDR10 / Dolby Vision LED TV best-seller

HDR10 + and Dolby Vision compatibility, high luminance panel, HCX video processing: the TVs in the Panasonic HX810 range deliver a beautiful 4K HDR picture.

Genuine best-sellers from the Japanese manufacturer, the Panasonic HX810 TVs enjoy well-deserved success thanks to quality performance at a low price. This range includes the Panasonic TX-40HX810E (100cm) and the Panasonic TX-58HX810E (146cm).

The high-luminance 4K panel of this LCD TV with LED backlighting by zone will give you a bright and well-contrasted image on HDR10 and HDR10+ content, as well as Dolby Vision and HLG. The HCX in-house processor is also involved in orchestrating image processing and optimizing colors. Smart TV functions (Netflix and Prime Video), multimedia playback on USB and access to content shared on the local network (DLNA) are also included.

Regarding sound, the 2 x 10 watt audio section is Dolby Atmos compatible and offers convincing surround sound. The Panasonic HX810E range also offers full connectivity including three 4K / 60 FPS HDMI sockets for connecting a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, an AV network player or a video game console.

Philips 70PUS8505: immersion in the heart of the image

The Philips PUS8505 UHD 4K LED TV range is suitable for sporting events as well as movies and even video games (HDMI 4K/60 FPS, 20ms input lag).

If you are looking for a very big image and total immersion in the heart of the action, with films and sporting events, the Philips 70PUS8505 is ideal.

This 178cm LED-backlit Android TV features in-house video processing called P5 Perfect Picture Engine. It is responsible for optimizing the brightness, contrast, colors as well as the outlines and fluidity of images which gain precision and realism. HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and HLG are also supported to display wide dynamic range images. The Philips 70PUS8505 4K UHD TV will allow you to enjoy many streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, Rakuten TV and YouTube. Finally, the very large Philips 70PUS8505 UHD 4K TV is distinguished by the integration of Ambilight technology on 3 sides. This diffuses a halo of light with shades adapted to the displayed image around the screen (from the back), to increase immersion. In this range, Philips also offers the Philips 58PUS8505 146cm television.

What are the best 8K UHD TVs?

Ultra high definition 8K is an image of 33 million pixels, i.e. 4 times more than UHD 4K and 16 times more than Full HD 1080p. The finer and more detailed images allow you to enjoy better immersion by being closer to the screen without distinguishing the pixels. 8K UHD TVs are equipped with a high-performance uspcaling system with artificial intelligence, capable of magnifying 1080p HD and 4K UHD images. Samsung, LG and Sony are on the podium in this comparison, each with a very attractive 75” (189cm) model.

Samsung QE82Q800T: 82” QLED 8K TV

A QLED display compatible with HDR10+, HDMI 4K / 120FPS (ALLM and FreeSync) and 8K / 60 FPS, and a 4.2.2-channel audio section: the Samsung QE82Q800T 8K television is very appealing.

Equipped with the Quantum Processor 8K video processor with artificial intelligence, the Samsung QE82Q800T features a 207cm QLED LCD panel. HDR10+ compatible, using a very large color space and benefiting from Full LED backlighting, it offers wide viewing angles (Ultra Viewing Angle) and offers a very high image quality index (PQI 4500). Compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa and AirPlay 2, this very large Samsung QE82Q800T connected TV can be controlled vocally via its remote control with microphone or via a speaker with a voice assistant.

The 8K QLED technology of the Samsung QE82Q800T TV uses the Quantum Processor 8K video processor which can upscale all kinds of video content thanks to Artificial Intelligence. Viewers can enjoy extremely detailed images with absolute realism. HDMI inputs are 4K/120FPS (ALLM and FreeSync) and 8K/60 FPS compatible. The 4.2.2 channel audio section of this TV has 70 watts of amplification power.

The range also includes the Samsung QE65Q800T (163cm) and the Samsung QE75Q800T (189cm).

LG 75NANO99: 8K LCD NanoCell Display

Rich and lifelike colors, optimal contrast, HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatibility and a precise and detailed 8K Ultra HD picture. The LG 75NANO99 is one of the most popular 8K TVs.

Like Samsung’s QLED technology, LG’s NanoCell technology makes it possible to obtain higher brightness and broaden the color palette. The

75″(189cm) Ultra High Definition 8K LCD panel of the LG 75NANO99 offers a very bright image with rich and vivid colors. HDR10, Dolby Vision IQ and HLG compatible, this very large LG TV also benefits from Full Led Local Dimming Pro backlighting to improve contrast.

The LG 75NANO99 8K Smart TV adopts the proprietary WebOS interface which allows access to Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV and Prime Video, but also lets you play files shared on the local network. The LG 75NANO99 comes with a Magic Remote equipped with a microphone to be controlled by voice. It is also compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa for voice control via a speaker with Alexa or a speaker with Google Assistant.

Concerning connectivity, there are 4K/120 FPS and 8K/60 FPS compatible HDMI connectors with ALLM support in addition to the e-ARC and USB ports for audio-video playback and TV recording. The 60-watt, 4.2-channel audio section adopts Ultra Surround technology to expand the sound field in movies and series.

The range also includes the LG 65NANO99 (164cm).

Sony KD-75ZH8: Triluminos 8K Ready For Playstation 5

A very large 8K image optimized for home theater and gaming. The Sony KD-75ZH8 promises hours of entertainment in HDR 8K ultra high definition with an XXL picture.

A real demonstration of the technological expertise of the Japanese manufacturer, the Sony KD-75ZH8 8K television is one of the most efficient and innovative on the market. It is equipped with a Triluminos panel with extremely efficient Direct-LED backlighting thanks to the Backlight Master Drive technology and its very precise Local Dimming function. The HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision images displayed by the Sony KD-75ZH8 thus benefit from a very wide dynamic range and incomparable colorimetric richness.

The audio section benefits from Sony Acoustic Multi Audio technology which improves sound spatialization thanks to the speakers placed at the four corners of the screen, to move the sound according to the displayed image.

Extensive connectivity and a rich, user-friendly Android TV interface make this Sony KD-75ZH8 super-large 8K TV an excellent choice for watching movies, TV series and a host of digital content in even better conditions than at the movie theater. Its 4K/120 FPS and 8K/60 FPS compatible HDMI connectivity even makes it a partner of choice for Next Gen video game consoles like the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The range also includes the Sony KD-85ZH8, an 85” (215cm) model.

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