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The 8 Best 4k TVs - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best 4k TVs

Most TVs sold these days have a 4k resolution, except for a handful of 8k options and a few 720p or 1080p TVs. Since a lot of streaming content is in 4k, it's beneficial to have a 4k TV because it doesn't have to upscale anything. You have to consider many factors when looking for the best TV with a 4k resolution, including where you'll watch it. OLED models are ideal for watching content in dark rooms, while LEDs get much brighter if you want to use them in a well-lit room. Choosing one TV over the next can come down to personal preference, and there's no perfect choice.

Even though 2024 models are being released and starting to become available, they're usually not worth buying in the first few months as they're significantly more expensive than previous year's models, but they do eventually drop in price. On top of that, last year's models tend to drop to their lowest price point after the new models have been released. You can learn more about price changes in our when to buy a TV article. You can also vote on which new models you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2024 models, check out our 2024 TV lineup page.

We've bought and tested more than 425 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best 4k TVs you can buy. Also, check out our picks for the best TVs, the best smart TVs, and the best 4k gaming TVs.

  1. Best 4k TV

    Current Deal: The Samsung S90C OLED 65" has dropped in price by $150 at Get Deal

    The best 4k TV we've tested is the Samsung S90C OLED. It's an incredible 4k TV that looks amazing in a dark room, as bright highlights in HDR content stand out incredibly well, with no distracting blooming or haloing around bright areas of a scene. Its QD-OLED panel has much brighter and more vibrant colors than the WOLED panels found on some other OLEDs. It runs Samsung's Tizen OS smart interface, which is easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps and games. Unlike some other TVs, the Samsung model doesn't support Dolby Vision HDR, nor does it support advanced DTS audio formats. It does support Samsung's less widely used HDR10+ format, which looks just as good as Dolby Vision.

    This TV is also great for gaming thanks to its near-instantaneous response time, so there's no noticeable ghosting behind fast-moving objects. Its input lag is extremely low, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience, and it has a few great gaming features, including variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing. Finally, it supports up to 4k @ 144Hz on all four HDMI ports or 120Hz on the 83-inch model, so you can take full advantage of the latest gaming consoles and graphics cards. It's available in four sizes: 55, 65, 77, and 83 inches, but the 83-inch model uses a WOLED panel. It has a higher-tier model, the Samsung S95C OLED, but it's more expensive, and even though it's brighter than the S90C, the cheaper model is the better buy for most people.

    The Samsung S90D is the 2024 follow-up to this TV. It has a new gaming feature called Auto AI Mode, which is supposed to automatically adjust the picture settings depending on the game genre, and it's available in more size options. Samsung's 2024 OLED lineup is confusing due to their decision to release TVs with the same model number with both WOLED and QD-OLED panels, with no easy way to identify what type of panel you're getting.

    See our review

  2. Best 4k TV For Home Theaters

    If you want the absolute best TV for a basement home theater, get the Sony A95L OLED. It's significantly more expensive than the Samsung S90C OLED, but it's better for a home theater setup as it has wider format support than the Samsung TV and delivers a more accurate image overall, especially in HDR. Compared to Samsung's HDR10+ format, the Sony TV supports the more popular Dolby Vision HDR, so you'll enjoy the most advanced HDR experience possible from almost any source. Sony's processing does a better job following the content creator's intent, so the brightness and colors of HDR content look the way they're supposed to.

    It also supports more advanced audio formats than the Samsung, like Dolby DTS:X passthrough over eARC, so you don't have to worry about the audio formats that your favorite movies use. It displays an incredibly wide HDR color gamut and looks stunning in a dark room thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio, delivering perfect blacks with no distracting blooming around bright areas of the screen. It also gets very bright, so HDR content stands out, and colors are bright and vibrant. It's only available in three sizes: 55, 65, and 77 inches. The A95L is very expensive, so if you want a Sony OLED specifically for its processing capabilities, the Sony A80L/A80CL OLED is much cheaper. Still, it's a big step down in brightness and color vibrancy.

    See our review

  3. Best Bright Room 4k TV

    If you're not in a completely dark room, the benefits of the Samsung S90C OLED or Sony A95L OLED are less noticeable, so an LED TV like the Sony X93L/X93CL might be a better choice. This TV delivers excellent picture quality, with deep blacks and very bright highlights that stand out the way the content creator intended. It's a fantastic choice for a bright living room thanks to its high peak brightness and superb reflection handling, so glare isn't an issue. It looks good in a dark room, but it relies on a Mini LED backlight to produce deep blacks, so there's more noticeable blooming around bright objects than on the Samsung.

    It's a great TV for any use. It has a great selection of gaming features, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its four ports, meaning you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz gaming from recent consoles or a recent PC GPU. It also has an excellent response time and fantastic input lag for a very responsive gaming experience. It supports HDMI Forum VRR and G-SYNC, so VRR works with any source. It's available in three sizes, from a 65-inch size to a huge 85-inch model; all sizes deliver incredible picture quality, with an adequate viewing angle, deep blacks, and a wide color gamut for HDR content. For those with deep pockets, the Sony X95L is the best LED TV on the market, but it is only available in an 85-inch size in North America. Plus, and as amazing as it is, it's not worth the price increase over the X93L for most people.

    See our review

  4. Best Upper Mid-Range 4k TV

    Current Deal: The LG C3 OLED 65" has dropped in price by $238 at Get Deal

    If you want a good home entertainment OLED but don't want to get the expensive Sony A95L OLED, check out one of the best upper mid-range TVs we've tested, the LG C3 OLED. It's an incredible TV that delivers picture quality similar to that of the Samsung model. It uses a different type of OLED panel that delivers the same perfect blacks in a dark room, but its colors aren't as bright and vibrant as those found on QD-OLED TVs, and HDR content doesn't stand out as well due to the LG's lower peak brightness. The LG partly makes up for it with its versatility, as it has very good image processing, has Dolby Vision HDR support with Dolby Vision gaming at 120Hz, and can pass through advanced DTS audio formats. Like the Sony TVs, the LG supports Dolby Vision HDR, which is more widely used than Samsung's competing HDR10+. It's available in a wider range of sizes, from a small 42-inch up to an impressive 83-inch size.

    Thanks to its wide range of gaming features, it's a fantastic choice for gamers. All four of its HDMI ports have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, all of which can do up to 4k @ 120Hz. It also supports all VRR technologies, ensuring a nearly tear-free gaming experience from any VRR-compatible source. Plus, it has nearly instantaneous response time and low input lag, so it's truly a gaming standout. If you love this TV but wish it were more vibrant, consider the more expensive LG G3 OLED. The G3 is one of the brightest OLEDs on the market and is certainly brighter than the C3, but the price difference is not worth it for most people.

    The LG C4 OLED is the 2024 successor to this TV and will be available soon. It can do up to 4k @ 144Hz, has a new processor, and is supposed to be brighter than its predecessor.

    See our review

  5. Best Mid-Range 4k TV

    If you want something cheaper but still want high-end features and great performance, a mid-range TV like the LG B3 OLED is an excellent choice. The TV has all the features of the more expensive LG C3 OLED, but the B3 is dimmer and has only two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports. It still delivers outstanding picture quality, especially in a dark room, with its near-infinite contrast ratio delivering deep, inky blacks with no distracting blooming. Its built-in webOS platform is just as fast on this lower-tier model, and it still has very good image processing, so it has no issues upscaling lower-resolution content if you watch DVDs, cable boxes, or Blu-rays. It also has Dolby Vision HDR and supports DTS advanced audio formats, which is great for physical media as it tends to use DTS for their audio tracks.

    Its viewing angle is fantastic, so viewers can watch the TV from all over the room without degrading their viewing experience. Like the C3, this TV has a wide color gamut and is extremely accurate without any calibration, so movies look as the content creator intended. This TV is also great for gaming, as it's compatible with every VRR technology, has a fantastic response time, and has extremely low input lag. Its two HDMI 2.1 ports have up to 4k @ 120Hz support, although unfortunately, like on the Sony X93L/X93CL, one of its HDMI 2.1 ports also doubles as the TV's eARC port, leaving you with only one high-speed port if you have a soundbar connected through eARC.

    The LG B4 OLED will be out this year and will bring some improvements with it. The TV has a new processor that brings the AI Picture Pro feature to it, has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its ports, and is available in a 48-inch model meant for smaller rooms.

    See our review

  6. Best Lower Mid-Range 4k TV

    If you want high-end performance but don't want to spend high-end prices, check out the Hisense U7K. It's cheaper than anything recommended up to this point but delivers picture quality that is almost as good as the more expensive choices. It has a great Mini LED backlight, letting it simultaneously provide incredibly bright highlights and deep blacks, with barely any blooming around bright objects in dark scenes. HDR content looks great, and it supports both Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+ for the best HDR experience possible, as well as advanced audio formats, like DTS:X over eARC, for the best sound when watching content on physical media. And just like the more expensive LG TVs, the U7K has very good image processing overall, making it a cheaper standout for a home entertainment setup.

    Unfortunately, its viewing angle is sub-par, making it a bad choice for a wide seating arrangement. It runs the Google TV interface, which is fast and easy to use, and it has a great selection of streaming features, so you're sure to find your favorite shows. It's great for gaming thanks to its Dolby Vision HDR 120Hz support and two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports, both capable of up to 4k @ 144Hz gaming with VRR. This makes the TV a standout choice for PC gamers with powerful rigs and fully compatible with recent consoles. If you love this TV but want it to be even brighter, consider the Hisense U8K, which is just a bit brighter than the U7K.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget 4k TV

    The best budget 4k TV we've tested is the Hisense U6/U6K. It's a good budget TV with surprisingly good picture quality and a wide selection of additional features. It's impressive for watching movies in a dark room thanks to its excellent contrast ratio, so dark scenes look amazing with little blooming around bright areas of the screen. It also has good peak brightness in SDR and decent reflection handling, so glare isn't an issue in a brighter room. It has an excellent color volume, making this TV very colorful overall. It's bright enough in HDR for a pleasant viewing experience, and just like the Hisense U7K, it supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR, although it doesn't support advanced DTS audio formats.

    Unfortunately, its image processing is significantly worse than on the U7K, so there's visible digital noise when watching low-bitrate content from streaming platforms. By going with a budget model like this one over the more expensive Hisense, you're sacrificing a bit on picture quality, but the biggest difference is for gamers, as it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. It's still great for gaming with its superbly low input lag and VRR support for a responsive, nearly tear-free gaming experience. However, it can't take full advantage of an Xbox Series X, PS5, or powerful gaming PC.

    See our review

  8. Best Cheap 4k TV

    If you want something cheap that gets the job done, the Roku Select Series is the best cheap 4k TV we've tested. It's a decent TV with satisfactory reflection handling to help reduce the appearance of glare in a bright room. It has fewer features than the Hisense U6/U6K, as it doesn't have any form of motion interpolation, lacks a local dimming feature, and has inadequate image processing. It's also not the brightest TV in HDR, but it's decent for watching movies in a dark room with its adequate contrast, great black uniformity, and excellent color and HDR brightness accuracy. Plus, the TV has very good peak brightness in SDR, which results in a pleasant viewing experience in SDR content.

    Still, it has a great response time and very low input lag, so it's still a great gaming TV if you don't care about advanced features like VRR or a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with the great Roku TV smart platform, which is extremely fast, simple, and easy to use, with a great selection of streaming channels. It has a good remote with an integrated microphone for voice commands, or you can also give commands through the Roku companion app on your phone. You can also plug headphones into the remote, a great feature at this price point. If you're a Costco member, you'll instead want to get the much better Hisense A6/A65K, which is brighter and more colorful.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • TCL QM8/QM850G QLED: The TCL QM8/QM850G QLED is a great TV and is one of the brightest TVs we've tested. It competes with the Sony X93L/X93CL and LG B3 OLED. The Sony is more expensive and dimmer than the TCL, but it has significantly better image processing and is a far more accurate TV. And while it's much brighter than the B3, it's hard to beat an OLED when it comes to pure visual impact in a dark room. See our review
  • Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED: The Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED is a great TV and a strong competitor to the Sony X93L/X93CL. Still, the Sony is more well-rounded; it has better image processing and advanced audio and video format support. Ultimately, the Samsung is slightly better for bright rooms or users with multiple HDMI 2.1 devices, while the Sony is somewhat better for everyone else. See our review
  • TCL Q5/Q550G QLED: The Best Buy exclusive TCL Q5/Q550G QLED is a decent TV from TCL and directly competes with the Hisense U6/U6K. The Hisense is a bit better overall and can emphasize highlights better due to its local dimming. Still, the TCL is the better gaming TV due to it outputting 1080p @ 120Hz and 1440p @ 120Hz, with a wide VRR range through resolution halving on the 55-inch and 65-inch models. See our review
  • TCL Q7/Q750G QLED: The TCL Q7/750G QLED competes with the Hisense U7K. Still, the Hisense is the better TV overall due to its vastly better color accuracy, wider color gamut, better image processing, and superior reflection handling. See our review
  • Roku Plus Series QLED: The Roku Plus Series QLED is a strong competitor to the Hisense U6/U6K but falls a bit short due to the better color accuracy of the Hisense. The Hisense also has more features overall, such as VRR and 24p judder removal from more sources, which makes up for the Roku's slight edge in picture quality. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Mar 14, 2024: Mentioned the upcoming LG B4 OLED, LG C4 OLED, and Samsung S90D in the 'Best Mid-Range 4k TV,' 'Best Upper Mid-Range 4k TV,' and 'Best 4k TV' categories, respectively. We also refreshed the text in the introduction.

  2. Feb 16, 2024: Confirmed that picks are accurate and available, updated the intro text, and clarified that the TCL Q5/Q550G QLED is a Best Buy exclusive.

  3. Dec 19, 2023: Replaced the Hisense U8K with the slightly better LG B3 OLED as the 'Best Mid-Range 4k TV', the Hisense U7K is the 'Best Lower Mid-Range 4k TV', and the Roku Select Series replaces the TCL S4 as 'Best Cheap 4k TV' due to the Roku being much better overall. Also, the newer Sony A95L OLED and LG C3 OLED replaced the Sony A95K OLED and LG C2 OLED, respectively.

  4. Oct 23, 2023: Replaced the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED with the Sony X93L/X93CL due to the Sony being a bit better overall for most people. Due to availability issues, we also replaced the Hisense U8/U8H, TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED, and Hisense A6/A65K with the Hisense U8/U8K, Hisense U6/U6K and TCL S4/S450G respectively.

  5. Aug 24, 2023: Replaced the Hisense A6H with the Hisense A65K as the 'Best Cheap 4k TV' and refreshed the text for accuracy and consistency.

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 4k TV reviews. 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.