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The 6 Best 4k TVs - Fall 2022 Reviews

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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. There are many factors you have to consider when looking for the best TV with a 4k resolution, including where you're going to watch TV. 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.

We've bought and tested more than 375 TVs over the last nine years, and below are our recommendations for the best TVs you can buy with a 4k resolution. Also, check out our picks for the best TVs, the best smart TVs, and the best 4k gaming TVs.


  1. Best 4k TV

    The best 4k TV we've tested is the Samsung S95B 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 the scene. It also has much brighter, more vibrant colors than traditional OLED TVs like the LG C2 OLED. It runs Samsung's Tizen OS smart interface, which is easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps and games available.

    It's also great for gaming thanks to its near-instantaneous response time, so there's no noticeable ghosting behind fast-moving objects. It has fantastic low input lag, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience, and it has a few great gaming features, including FreeSync variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. Finally, it supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its HDMI ports, meaning you can take full advantage of the Xbox Series X and PS5, including 4k @ 120Hz support.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range 4k TV

    If you're not in a completely dark room, the benefits of the Samsung S95B OLED aren't as noticeable, so an upper mid-range 4k TV like the Samsung QN90B QLED 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 the S95B.

    It's a great TV for pretty much any use. It has a great selection of gaming features, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI inputs, meaning you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the new-gen consoles. It also supports Xbox Cloud Gaming, so you can enjoy some of the latest Xbox hits without investing in an expensive console.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range 4k TV

    If you want something a bit cheaper than the Samsung S95B OLED, the best mid-range TV we've tested is the LG C2 OLED. It's an incredible TV that delivers similar picture quality to the S95B. It uses an older type of OLED panel that delivers the same perfect blacks in a dark room, but colors aren't as bright and vibrant, and HDR content doesn't stand out as well due to its lower peak brightness.

    It's a fantastic choice for gamers, thanks to its wide range of gaming features. Like the Samsung TV, it supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its HDMI ports and supports both FreeSync and G-SYNC variable refresh rates (VRR), ensuring a nearly tear-free gaming experience from any source that supports VRR. That said, it's not as good as the Samsung S95B OLED in a bright room, so if you're looking for something that can handle a bit more glare, check out the Samsung QN90B QLED instead. It's a similarly-priced mid-range TV, but instead of an OLED panel with deep blacks, it uses an LED backlight, allowing it to get significantly brighter.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range 4k TV

    If you want a TV that offers excellent value, then a cheaper mid-range option like the Hisense U8H is a great choice. It's a great TV with impressive picture quality in dark and bright rooms. It comes with the easy-to-use Google TV as its smart platform, and you can either watch apps directly on the TV or cast content from your phone. While it doesn't deliver the same perfect black levels and perfect black uniformity as the LG C2 OLED or the Samsung S95B OLED, it displays deep blacks with an impressive Mini LED local dimming feature. It means there's almost no blooming around bright objects.

    Unlike the top two TVs on this list, this one supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR formats, so you can take full advantage of the content you're watching, no matter which format it's in. It also displays a wide range of colors in HDR and gets bright enough to make highlights pop and colors look vivid. It also has a great selection of gaming features, including FreeSync support to reduce tearing, and it supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, but only on two of its four HDMI ports.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 4k TV

    The best budget 4k TV we've tested is the Hisense U6H. It's a great TV overall, and even though it's a bit less feature-packed than the Hisense U8H, it still delivers great picture quality. It lacks any extra gaming features like FreeSync variable refresh rate support, and you're limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, so it's best suited for gamers who prefer visually impressive games over fast-paced action.

    It has great peak brightness and decent reflection handling, so it can easily fight glare in bright rooms. Even in a dark room, its VA panel displays deep blacks with fantastic black uniformity, and the full-array local dimming feature helps improve the picture quality in dark scenes. However, the local dimming isn't as good as high-end TVs, so you'll see more blooming around bright areas of the screen. It has the same Google TV interface that lets you easily stream your favorite content.

    See our review

  6. Best Cheap 4k TV

    The best cheap 4k TV we've tested is the Insignia F50 QLED. It's a surprisingly good cheap TV with much better picture quality than most comparable cheap TVs. It uses the same Quantum Dot technology usually found on far more expensive TVs, allowing it to display a much wider range of colors than most comparably-priced TVs. It delivers decent picture quality, with an excellent contrast ratio and great accuracy out of the box.

    It's still a cheap TV, and there are some noticeable downsides compared to the more expensive models on this list, including the Hisense U6H. The F50 has limited processing, so lower resolution content isn't upscaled as well as other TVs, and there's significantly more banding in areas of similar color. It also has limited extra features, with no local dimming feature and almost no advanced gaming features. It's fine for casual gamers, but if you mainly play fast-paced games or you play online, a more advanced TV with a faster response time would be a better choice.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony A95K OLED: The Sony A95K OLED delivers a very similar experience to the Samsung S95B OLED, as they share the same underlying panel technology. The Sony offers Dolby Vision support and better processing, so you'll enjoy a more accurate movie-watching experience, but it's not worth the significant price difference for most users. See our review
  • TCL 6 Series/R655 2022 QLED: The TCL 6 Series/R655 2022 QLED is an impressive TV overall, but it's not as good as the Hisense U8H for most users. If you can stretch your budget a bit, the Hisense is a better choice overall. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Dec 02, 2022: Added the Samsung QN90B QLED as the 'Best Upper Mid-Range 4k TV', and added the TCL 6 Series/R655 2022 QLED to the Notable Mentions.

  2. Oct 03, 2022: Restructured the article for consistency with our other recommendation articles, and to make it easier for readers to find the best product for their needs.

  3. Jul 08, 2022: Restructured article to reflect user needs and for consistency; renamed the LG C1 to 'Best 4k TV', the Hisense U8G to 'Best Mid-Range', the Sony A90J to 'Best For Home Theaters', and the Samsung QN90A as 'Best For Bright Rooms'; added the Samsung QN85A.

  4. Mar 16, 2022: Updated text for clarity and added the Sony X85J to Notable Mentions.

  5. Feb 18, 2022: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text.

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.

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