The Hisense A6G is a basic, entry-level 4k TV. It's available in a wide range of sizes, from 43 to 85 inches, and the exact specs vary between sizes, which can be a bit confusing. The unit we tested has an IPS panel, which delivers wide viewing angles but low contrast. It also has sub-par black uniformity, and there's no local dimming feature, so it's not a good choice for a dark room. Some of the other sizes use VA panels, which should perform better in a dark room due to higher contrast, although there's still no local dimming on those. On the other hand, all sizes run the same great Android TV interface as the higher-end Hisense models, and the interface is smooth and easy to use, and it has a huge selection of smart apps. It also has incredibly low input lag, even outside of Game Mode, but the relatively slow response time makes it a mediocre TV for gaming.
The Hisense A6G is an okay TV overall. The wide viewing angles and decent reflection handling make it a decent choice for watching shows during the day, but it might not be bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room. Despite the low input lag, it's mediocre for gaming, as it has a slow response time and no advanced gaming features. If you like to watch movies in the dark, stay away from the models with IPS-type panels, as they have a low contrast ratio, sub-par black uniformity, and no local dimming feature.
The Hisense A6G is disappointing for watching movies in a dark room. It has a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray in a dark room, and the unit we tested has sub-par black uniformity. It can't improve either of those, as it lacks a local dimming feature. On the flip side, it upscales low-resolution content well, and it can remove judder from the native apps or native 24p sources. The sizes with VA panels should be much better for movies due to higher contrast and likely better black uniformity.
The Hisense A6G is a decent TV for watching shows during the day. Like all TVs with IPS-type panels, it has good viewing angles, so you can move around without the image degrading. It upscales lower resolution content well, so older TV shows look great, and the built-in Google Play Store has a huge selection of streaming apps, so you're guaranteed to find something to watch. Although it has decent reflection handling, it might not be bright enough to overcome glare in a bright living room.
The Hisense A6G Series is okay for watching sports. It has good viewing angles, making it a good choice for watching the big game with a large group of friends, and it upscales cable sports well, with no noticeable issues. It also has a huge selection of streaming apps, including dedicated sports streaming apps. Although it has decent reflection handling, it might not be bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room, which may be distracting.
The Hisense A6G is mediocre for gaming. It has a fairly slow response time, so fast-moving objects are a bit blurry. It doesn't support any advanced gaming features like variable refresh rate (VRR) support, but it does have outstanding low input lag, even out of Game Mode. There's no difference in picture quality in or out of Game Mode, which is nice, but the low contrast and lack of a local dimming feature mean this isn't the best choice for late-night gaming in a dark room.
The Hisense A6G delivers a disappointing HDR movie experience. It has mediocre contrast, so blacks look gray in a dark room, and there's no local dimming feature to improve it. It has bad peak brightness in HDR, so most HDR content doesn't look the way the director intended, and small highlights don't stand out. On the other hand, due to the relatively slow response time, there's very little stutter when watching movies, and it can remove judder from external 24p sources or the native apps.
The Hisense A6G is just okay for gaming in HDR. It has outstanding low input lag, even outside of Game Mode, but other than that, HDR doesn't add anything. It's not bright enough for HDR to stand out, has a low contrast ratio, and sub-par black uniformity. The response time is decent but relatively slow, so it's not the best choice for fast-paced action games. It also doesn't support any advanced gaming features, like variable refresh rates (VRR).
The Hisense A6G is a great choice for a PC monitor. It has wide viewing angles, so the edges of the screen remain accurate if you're sitting close to it. It also has outstanding low input lag, ensuring cursor movements feel responsive. On the other hand, the response time is relatively slow, so there can be some noticeable blur. It has decent reflection handling but might not be bright enough for a bright home office.
The stand is very similar to the Hisense H6570G, and unfortunately, it wobbles quite a bit. The feet can be installed in two configurations.
Footprint of the 65 inch model as shown: 50.3" x 11.7".
The alternate position, as shown here, has a footprint of 25.2" x 11.7". Regardless of which configuration you choose, the TV sits 3.1" above the table, so most soundbars should fit without blocking the TV.
The back is metal on the top and plastic on the bottom section. The inputs face to the side, so they should be easy to access if you wall-mount the TV. There are tracks on the back that look like they could be for cable management, but they don't hold the cables very well. We're not sure if that's their intended purpose or not, though.
This TV is much thinner than the Hisense H6570G.
Overall, the Hisense A6G has decent build quality. There's a bit of flex in the back panel, and the stand wobbles a fair bit. The materials used feel decent, though, especially the metal portion of the back.
As expected for an IPS-type panel, this TV has a low contrast ratio. This results in blacks that look gray in a dark room. It isn't noticeable in a bright room; if you often watch TV in the dark, a TV with a VA panel like the Hisense U6G is a better choice. The exact contrast can vary between units, but these results are about average for an IPS-type display.
Note: The 50, 60, 70, and 85 inch versions of this TV likely have VA panels. If so, they probably have much better contrast but worse viewing angles. If you prefer a 65 inch TV with a VA panel, check out the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series.
Unfortunately, this TV has poor peak brightness in SDR. It's not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright living room, and is best-suited for a room with low levels of indirect lighting.
We measured the peak brightness after calibration, in the 'Theater Night' Picture Mode with the Backlight Level set to 'Max'. Changing the Picture Mode to 'Standard' and setting Active Contrast to 'High' results in a slightly brighter image, but it's not as accurate.
This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video is for reference only, so you can see how the local dimming feature on other displays compares to one without local dimming.
This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video is for reference only, so you can see how the local dimming feature on other displays compares to one without local dimming.
Unfortunately, this TV has bad peak brightness in HDR. It isn't any brighter than in SDR and isn't bright enough to show off HDR as it's meant to be seen. Small highlights don't stand out at all. On the other hand, it follows the target luminance pretty well, and most scenes are displayed at the correct brightness up to the TV's peak brightness.
We measured the peak brightness before calibration in the 'HDR Theater' Picture Mode. Unfortunately, that's also as bright as this TV gets. Even with the Picture Mode set to 'HDR Standard', the peak brightness is about the same, but some darker scenes are boosted a bit, as shown in this EOTF.
There's no difference in this TV's peak brightness in or out of Game Mode, which is great.
The Hisense A6G has okay gray uniformity. Four sections of the screen are noticeably darker than the center, which can be distracting when watching sports. Near-dark scenes are a bit better, but there's still some noticeable cloudiness and backlight bleed. Note that gray uniformity can vary between units, so let us know if you get one with better uniformity than this.
The Hisense A6G has sub-par black uniformity. Nearly the entire screen is cloudy, and there are patches of backlight bleed in a few spots. Note that this may vary between units, so let us know if you get one with better uniformity than this.
Note: The 50, 60, 70, and 85 inch versions of this TV likely have VA panels. If so, they might have better black uniformity.
As expected for an IPS-type TV, the Hisense A6 has very good viewing angles. This makes it a great choice for a wide seating arrangement, as the image remains accurate at an angle.
Note: The 50, 60, 70, and 85 inch versions of this TV likely have VA panels. If so, they probably have much better contrast but worse viewing angles.
Like the Hisense H6570G, the Hisense A6G has decent reflection handling. The semi-gloss coating doesn't disperse reflections very well, so direct reflections are very noticeable and can be distracting. It handles moderate amounts of light well, but we don't recommend it for well-lit environments.
Out of the box, this TV has okay accuracy, but this can vary between units. The white balance isn't very accurate, and almost all shades of gray have noticeable inaccuracies. The color temperature is cool, giving everything a bluish tint. All highly saturated colors have significant inaccuracies, and we expect even non-enthusiasts to notice it. Finally, gamma doesn't follow our target curve for a dark room, and most scenes are brighter than they should be.
The Hisense A6G has fantastic accuracy after calibration, for the most part. The white balance was difficult to calibrate, but after calibration, it's extremely accurate. Gamma is much closer to the target, and most colors are accurate. The color temperature is still a bit cool, but it's not very noticeable.
You can see our recommended settings here.
Native 4k content is displayed perfectly, with no noticeable issues. Unlike the Hisense H6570G, we didn't notice any issues with crosshatching.
Unlike VA-type TVs, the ADS panel (similar to IPS) used in the Hisense A6G uses a standard RGB subpixel layout. This is usually only important if you're planning on using the TV as a PC monitor, as the more common BGR subpixel layout can cause issues with text clarity. You can read more about this here.
Note: the 50, 60, 70, and 85 inch models likely have VA panels. Those models likely have a BGR subpixel structure, which is less optimal for text.
The Hisense A6G has a decent color gamut, but it can't display a wide color gamut for HDR content. It has very good coverage of the more commonly used DCI P3 color space but can't display the full range of reds or greens.
This TV has disappointing color volume. It's limited by the narrow color gamut, and due to the low contrast ratio, it can't display dark saturated colors.
This TV has surprisingly excellent gradient handling. There's very little banding in areas of similar color. Although this TV has Noise Reduction and Digital Noise Reduction features, they didn't appear to do anything. We don't recommend leaving those settings enabled all the time, as they can cause a loss of fine details.
There are no signs of temporary image retention on the Hisense A6G we bought. This can vary between units but usually isn't very noticeable with real content.
Although some IPS and similar panels can suffer from temporary image retention, this doesn't appear to be permanent as seen in our long-term test.
The Hisense A6G has an okay response time. There's very little difference in the pixel response time between different transitions; they're all just okay. This results in some noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. The backlight flicker also causes image duplication.
Note: Some Hisense TVs, including the Hisense U8G, have an issue with red ghosting in some scenes. We didn't notice anything like this on our Hisense A6G, but if you do, let us know in the discussions below.
The backlight isn't flicker-free, unfortunately. Like the Hisense H6570G before it, the Hisense A6G's backlight flickers at a fixed frequency. This causes noticeable duplications in motion and may bother some people. The backlight flickers at all backlight levels except '100'.
The Hisense A6G doesn't have an optional black frame insertion feature. Instead, the backlight flickers at a fixed frequency in all picture modes.
This TV doesn't have a motion interpolation feature.
Due to the relatively slow response time, the Hisense A6G has less stutter when displaying movies or other low frame-rate content.
The Hisense A6G automatically plays back 24p content from native 24p sources, including some external players or the native apps. No additional settings are required. Unfortunately, it can't remove judder from 24p sources that send a 60Hz signal, like most cable boxes.
This TV is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, and it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies (VRR), like FreeSync. If you want something that has VRR support, check out the higher-end Hisense U6GR.
The Hisense A6G has outstanding low input lag, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience. Even outside of Game Mode, the input lag is reasonable, and it's definitely playable for some games that don't require fast reaction times.
This TV supports most common resolutions, but only at 60Hz. 1440p is supported, but it has to be forced, either through a custom resolution on a PC or by manually setting the resolution on some game consoles.
Although this TV doesn't support any advanced gaming features or a 120Hz input, it does have Auto Low Latency Mode. If you enable Content Type Auto Detection, the TV will automatically switch to Game Mode when it detects a game being played from a supported source.
Note: The 60, 70, and 85 inch models only have three HDMI inputs.
This TV doesn't support eARC, so it can't passthrough the highest quality audio formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.
This TV has a disappointing frequency response. The low-frequency extension (LFE) is very high, resulting in almost no bass response. Above the LFE, the sound profile is fairly well-balanced at moderate volume, resulting in clear dialogue. Unfortunately, there's a bit of compression at max volume.
The Hisense A6G has good distortion performance. There's very little difference between moderate and max volume levels. Most people won't hear any issues.
Update 12/15/2021: We incorrectly stated that this TV runs Android 10. It's still on Android 9.
Unlike the higher-end 2021 Hisense TVs, the Hisense A6G runs Android TV 9. The Android TV interface is fast, easy to use, and we didn't experience any bugs or unexcepted freeze-ups. If you want an entry-level TV that uses the new Google TV interface, look into the TCL 4 Series/S446 2021.
Unfortunately, like almost all TVs on the market, there are ads throughout the home page, although we couldn't capture a picture of one. There are rows of suggested content as well, and although there's an option to opt-out, this replaces them with random ads that aren't based on your history.
The built-in Google Play Store has a huge selection of apps, so you're sure to find your favorite streaming service.
The Hisense A6G comes with the same remote as the Hisense U6G. It has six programmable shortcut buttons for your favorite streaming services, and the built-in mic gives quick access to Alexa or Google Assistant. You can use the voice controls to change inputs, launch apps, or search, but you can't use them to change picture settings on the TV.
We tested the 65 inch Hisense A6G (65A6G), and we also expect our results to be valid for the 43 inch model (43A6G), the 55 inch model (55A6G), and the 75 inch model (75A6G). The 50 inch (50A6G), 60 inch (60A6G), 70 inch (70A6G), and 85 inch (85A6G) models are a bit different, as they use a different panel type from the 65 inch we've tested. Most of our results should still be valid, but those models likely have better contrast but worse viewing angles. They also appear to have fewer HDMI inputs, which is strange.
In Canada, this model is known as the Hisense A68G; we expect it to perform the same. There's also an international variant known as the A6GQ. It appears to be the same TV, but we don't know for sure.
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If someone comes across a different type of panel or their Hisense A6G doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests like the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.
The unit we reviewed was manufactured in February 2021, and you can see the label here.
The Hisense A6G is an okay budget TV, but it has limited features and just okay picture quality. It's an okay choice for a secondary display in a bedroom or office, but there are much better options available within the same price range.
The Hisense U6G is better than the Hisense A6G overall, but as they use different panel technologies, the A6G might be a better choice for some people. The U6G uses a VA panel, resulting in much better contrast and better black uniformity, making it the better choice for a dark room. The A6G uses an IPS panel, so it might be a better choice if you have a wide seating arrangement, as the image remains accurate at an angle.
The Samsung TU7000 and the Hisense A6G use different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses. The Samsung is a better choice for a dark room, as its VA panel has better contrast and better black uniformity. The Hisense, on the other hand, is a better choice for a wide seating arrangement, as the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle.
The Hisense H8G is much better than the Hisense A6G we tested. The A6G uses different panel types with different sizes, so the exact performance difference may vary. The H8G has a full array local dimming feature and much higher peak brightness in SDR and HDR. Thanks to the VA panel, the H8G also has much better contrast and better black uniformity, but this comes at the expense of viewing angle, as the A6G remains accurate to a much wider viewing angle.
The Hisense A6G and the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021 are both okay entry-level TVs. The units we tested of each have the same panel type, but they both have variants with different panel types too. Although picture quality isn't good on either, the Hisense does a better job at upscaling low-resolution content like from DVDs and cable boxes, and it gets a bit brighter. The Hisense has a few more features like the ability to remove judder from 24p sources and display chroma 4:4:4, which the Toshiba can't do. The Fire TV platform on the Toshiba is easier to use than Android TV, but the Android TV is more customizable.
The Samsung AU8000 and the Hisense A6G use different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses, but the Samsung is much better overall. The A6G uses different panel types with different sizes, so the exact performance difference may vary. The Samsung has much better contrast, better black uniformity, so it looks much better in a dark room. The Samsung also has much higher peak brightness and better reflection handling, but the Hisense has better viewing angles.
The LG C1 OLED uses a different panel technology than the Hisense A6G, but despite this difference, the LG is much better. The LG displays perfect blacks, with no blooming or uniformity issues, making it a better choice in a dark room. The LG also has much better reflection handling, higher peak brightness, and a nearly instantaneous response time. On the other hand, the LG does have a risk of permanent burn-in, but this shouldn't be an issue for most people.
Although there aren't many significant differences between them, the LG UP7000 is slightly better than the Hisense A6G. Both of these TVs use different panel types with different sizes, so the exact performance difference may vary. The LG is a bit brighter, but the Hisense is more accurate out of the box. The Hisense has more HDMI ports than the LG, which might be a factor depending on the number of sources you're looking to connect.
The Hisense A6G and the TCL 4 Series/S446 2021 are both okay entry-level TVs. The 65 inch models we tested both have IPS-type panels, but each TV is available in a variety of sizes, and some have VA panels instead. Picture quality is similar between each, except the reflection handling is better on the TCL. The TCL also has motion interpolation and backlight strobing features, both of which the Hisense doesn't have. The Hisense uses Android TV while the TCL has Google TV, and while they're essentially the same interface, Google TV is an upgraded version, so apps and settings open more quickly.
The Sony X80J is better than the Hisense U6G. The A6G uses different panel types with different sizes, so the exact performance difference may vary. The Sony is a lot brighter, has better gray uniformity, and a faster response time. The Sony also has much better accuracy out of the box, but this can vary between units. On the other hand, the Hisense can remove judder from native apps, but the Sony can only remove judder from external 24p sources.
The 65" Hisense A6G and the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series use different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses, but the Amazon is better overall for most people. The Amazon TV has much better contrast, better black uniformity, and it's a bit brighter. The Amazon TV can remove judder from any source. On the other hand, the Hisense has much better accuracy, even after calibration, as the Amazon TV has no calibration settings. The Hisense also has better viewing angles. Note that there are some variants of the A6G that use VA panels; we expect them to perform closer to the Amazon TV.
The Hisense A6G and the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series use different panel types, each with strengths and weaknesses. The Amazon TV is better for a darker environment, as it has better contrast and better black uniformity. The Hisense has much better viewing angles and much better accuracy, but it's better suited for a room with a bit of lighting, as it has low contrast but can't get bright enough to overcome glare.
The Hisense A6G and the Vizio D3 Series 2021 use different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses. The Hisense is a better choice for a brighter room with a wide seating arrangement, as it's a bit brighter and has better viewing angles. The Vizio is a better choice for watching movies in a dark room, as it has much better contrast and better black uniformity. On the other hand, the Vizio is limited to a 1080p resolution in most sizes, and it doesn't support HDR, so the Hisense is a better choice if you want to enjoy the latest formats.