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The 7 Best 4k TVs - Summer 2019
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Almost every new TV that has been released this year has a 4k resolution. Unless there is a specific reason that you're looking for a 1080p TV, you should be able to cover your needs with one of the 4k models that are available on the market.

We've tested more than 50 TVs in the last two years, and below are our recommendations for the best 4k TVs you can buy in 2019. See also our recommendations for the best TVs and the best smart TVs.



  1. Best 4k TV: LG B8 OLED

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.8
    Mixed Usage
    9.3
    Movies
    8.5
    TV Shows
    8.7
    Sports
    9.0
    Video Games
    9.0
    HDR Movies
    8.8
    HDR Gaming
    8.4
    PC Monitor
    Type : OLED
    Sub-Type
    :
    WRGB
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 55" 65"

    The best 4k TV we've tested so far is the LG B8. It has an excellent picture quality with perfect blacks that deliver an outstanding dark room performance just like the more expensive LG C8 and LG E8. It's a great choice if you have a large room with a wide seating arrangement, as the image remains accurate when viewed from the side. This TV has a wide color gamut and can get decently bright in HDR, displaying vivid colors and bright highlights. It has an almost instantaneous response time, so the image is crisp and fast-moving content has minimal blur. This can create some stutter in older content, which, however, you can remove using motion interpolation. This TV is also very responsive thanks to the very low input lag, which is great for gaming or for those times when you'll use the TV as a PC monitor.

    Unfortunately, OLED TVs run the risk of temporary image retention and the risk of permanent burn-in, and so does the LG B8. This is more likely to occur if you display static images over a prolonged period. We do not expect most people to experience this with normal varied use.

    Overall, this is an excellent TV with an excellent performance in most uses.

    See our review

  2. Cheaper LED Alternative: Vizio P Series Quantum 2018

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 65"

    If you're concerned about the burn-in risk of the LG B8 OLED and want something cheaper, then check out the Vizio P Series Quantum 2018. This TV doesn't have the perfect blacks or the wide viewing angles of the LG. It is, however, an excellent TV with impressive picture quality. It performs very well both in a dark room, thanks to the high contrast ratio and very good local dimming support, and in a bright room, as it can get very bright. HDR content is full of saturated colors and highlights that pop, and motion handling is excellent. Overall, this TV has excellent performance in most uses.

    See our review

  3. Best 4k TV For Color Accuracy: Sony X900F

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.3
    Mixed Usage
    8.5
    Movies
    8.2
    TV Shows
    8.1
    Sports
    8.6
    Video Games
    8.4
    HDR Movies
    8.5
    HDR Gaming
    8.3
    PC Monitor
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 49" 55" 65" 75" 85"

    If color accuracy is important for you, then check out the Sony X900F. The Sony is an LED TV that doesn't have the perfect blacks or the wide viewing angles of the LG B8 OLED. On the upside, the Sony is a great TV with impressive picture quality and very good dark room performance thanks to its deep blacks. It's also suitable for a bright room, as it can very bright and can handle reflections well. The TV can deliver HDR content with saturated color and bright highlights, thanks to its wide color gamut. Fast motion looks crisp with only minimal blur thanks to the very fast response time. Casual gamers will find the input lag good enough for their needs, but more competitive gamers might not find it satisfactory.

    Unfortunately, just like most LED TVs, this TV doesn't have wide viewing angles and isn't the best choice for a wide seating arrangement.

    Overall, this is an impressive TV with great performance in most uses.

    See our review

  4. Cheaper Alternative: Vizio P Series 2018

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 55" 65" 75"

    If the Sony X900F costs more than you're willing to spend, but you still want a great 4k TV, then check out the Vizio P Series 2018. You might find that reflections on this TV are a little more distracting, as the brightness levels cannot reach those of the Sony. On the upside, this TV has a great picture quality and a high native contrast ratio with local dimming support that allows it to deliver deep blacks in a dark room, greatly enhancing your movie-watching experience. This TV will do well in almost any use, and it's very responsive due to its low input lag. Gamers will also like the effective BFI feature that can make the image look crisper.

    See our review

  5. Alternative For Gaming: Samsung RU8000

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 49" 55" 65" 75" 82"

    If you want a TV with lower input lag the one found on the Sony X900F, then get the Samsung RU8000. You won't get a local dimming feature like you have on the Sony, and the overall performance isn't as good.

    On the upside, this TV is loaded with gaming goodies like FreeSync Variable Refresh Rate support for nearly tear-free gaming. It has a very low input lag, even with motion interpolation, and an auto low latency mode that switches to Game mode when it detects a game being played on a compatible device like Xbox One or PS4. This way, you should always have the lowest input lag.

    See our review

  6. Best Budget 4k TV: TCL 6 Series/R617 2018

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.0
    Mixed Usage
    8.0
    Movies
    7.7
    TV Shows
    7.6
    Sports
    8.6
    Video Games
    8.1
    HDR Movies
    8.4
    HDR Gaming
    8.3
    PC Monitor
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 55" 65" 75"

    If the Sony X900F is outside of your budget, the best budget 4k TV we've tested is the TCL 6 Series/R617 2018. This TV is the successor to the extremely popular TCL P607 and is also known as the R613 or R615, depending on where you buy it. It has mediocre gray uniformity that could be disappointing to sports fans.

    On the upside, this TV delivers very good picture quality and is just as bright as the Sony. The smart features aren't as advanced as those found on the more expensive TVs, but they're good enough for most people. Overall, it's the best 4k TV for the money.

    See our review

  7. Alternative For Movies: Hisense H8F

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 50" 55" 65"

    If you enjoy watching movies and want a TV with better dark room performance than the TCL 6 Series R617, then check out the Hisense H8F. The H8F can't reach the brightness levels of the TCL, but it's cheaper, it has better reflection handling, and has better black uniformity, which looks great in a dark room. Watching movies on this TV is a great experience and the TV performs very well in almost any use. Unfortunately, it has a slower response time and motion has some blur trail in fast-moving content, which might disappoint serious sports fans. Overall, it's a great TV that'll keep you happy with your choice.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG C9 OLED:  Excellent OLED TV, but very expensive; not worth it over the LG B8 or the C8 yet. See our review
  • Sony A9F OLED: Excellent OLED TV; more expensive but not much improvement over the LG B8. See our review
  • Sony Z9F: A great 4k TV, but the Vizio P Series Quantum is better and cheaper. See our review
  • Samsung Q80/Q80R QLED: Excellent TV. Slightly better than the Vizio. Get this if money isn't an issue. See our review
  • Samsung Q90/Q90R QLED: The best 4k LCD/LED TV we've tested so far. Still very expensive. See our review
  • Sony X950G: Impressive LED TV, but a lot more expensive than the Sony X900F for not much more. See our review
  • Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019: Excellent TV, but not worth the price difference over the 2018 P Series Quantum. See our review
  • Hisense H9F: Great TV, very similar to the Vizio P Series with better smart features, but still hard to find. Get this if you can find it. See our review
  • TCL 5 Series/S517 2018: Decent versatile 4k TV, but the Vizio E Series is a bit better. See our review
  • Vizio E Series 2018: Good TV, but the Hisense H8F is better for the same price. See our review

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 4k TVs to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that have a UHD screen. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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