Hisense A6G TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.6
Reviewed Jun 25, 2021 at 10:00 am
Hisense A6G Picture
6.5
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
5.8
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
7.3
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: none
6.8
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: none
6.4
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
5.5
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
6.5
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
8.0
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: none
Type LED
Sub-Type
IPS
Resolution 4k

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.

Our Verdict

6.5 Mixed Usage

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.

Pros
  • Low-resolution content is upscaled well.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Huge selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast.
  • No local dimming.
  • Different panel types with different sizes.
5.8 Movies

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.

Pros
  • Low-resolution content is upscaled well.
  • Very little stutter.
  • Huge selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast.
  • No local dimming.
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Different panel types with different sizes.
7.3 TV Shows

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.

Pros
  • Low-resolution content is upscaled well.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Huge selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Different panel types with different sizes.
  • Not very bright.
6.8 Sports

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.

Pros
  • Low-resolution content is upscaled well.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Huge selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Different panel types with different sizes.
  • Not very bright.
  • Relatively slow response time.
6.4 Video Games

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.

Pros
  • Outstanding low input lag, even outside of Game Mode.
Cons
  • No local dimming.
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Different panel types with different sizes.
  • Relatively slow response time.
5.5 HDR Movies

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.

Pros
  • Very little stutter.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast.
  • Bad HDR peak brightness.
  • No local dimming.
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Different panel types with different sizes.
6.5 HDR Gaming

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).

Pros
  • Outstanding low input lag, even outside of Game Mode.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast.
  • Bad HDR peak brightness.
  • No local dimming.
  • Disappointing black uniformity.
  • Different panel types with different sizes.
  • Relatively slow response time.
8.0 PC Monitor

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.

Pros
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Outstanding low input lag, even outside of Game Mode.
Cons
  • Different panel types with different sizes.
  • Relatively slow response time.
  • 6.5 Mixed Usage
  • 5.8 Movies
  • 7.3 TV Shows
  • 6.8 Sports
  • 6.4 Video Games
  • 5.5 HDR Movies
  • 6.5 HDR Gaming
  • 8.0 PC Monitor

Test Results

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Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The Hisense H6G is a basic entry-level 4k TV in Hisense's 2021 lineup. It sits below their ULED series TVs, starting with the Hisense U6G. Its main competitors are other entry-level models, like the Samsung AU8000, the Sony X80J, LG UP8000, or the TCL 4 Series 2020.

Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Hisense A6 Series has a very similar design to the Hisense U6G and Hisense U8G. The thin bezels and sleek design are nice in a budget model. Some of the larger sizes have a slightly different design, but this mainly affects the back panel and isn't really noticeable.

Design
Stand

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.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x300

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.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.35" (0.9 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.83" (7.2 cm)

This TV is much thinner than the Hisense H6570G.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

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.

Picture Quality
6.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,088 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

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.

5.3
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
195 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
250 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
251 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
252 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
253 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
254 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
251 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
252 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
253 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
254 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

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.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

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.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

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.

4.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Real Scene Highlight
203 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
267 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
269 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
267 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
268 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

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.

4.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Real Scene Highlight
203 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
266 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
266 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
268 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

There's no difference in this TV's peak brightness in or out of Game Mode, which is great.

6.8
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.932%
50% DSE
0.222%
5% Std. Dev.
0.594%
5% DSE
0.118%

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.

5.5
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.353%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

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.

7.8
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
38°
Color Shift
52°
Brightness Loss
37°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
51°

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.

7.1
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.8%
Indirect Reflections
1.5%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.3%

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.

6.5
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
3.94
Color dE
3.48
Gamma
2.15
Color Temperature
7,398 K
Picture Mode
Theater Night
Color Temp Setting
Low
Gamma Setting
2.2

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.

9.0
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.44
Color dE
1.70
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,961 K
White Balance Calibration
20 point
Color Calibration
Yes

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.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

480p content is upscaled well, and looks great.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content is upscaled well, with no noticeable issues.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content looks almost as good as native 4k content.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

Native 4k content is displayed perfectly, with no noticeable issues. Unlike the Hisense H6570G, we didn't notice any issues with crosshatching.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV, it can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels

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.

6.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
75.53%
DCI P3 uv
79.91%
Rec 2020 xy
54.31%
Rec 2020 uv
58.46%

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.

5.5
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
64.4%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
24.6%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
46.1%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
17.6%

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.

8.7
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.096
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.106
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.084
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.070

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.

10
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00%

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.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

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.

Motion
6.8
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
6.7 ms
100% Response Time
17.5 ms

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.

4.7
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
180 Hz

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'.

4.6
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
180 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
180 Hz

The Hisense A6G doesn't have an optional black frame insertion feature. Instead, the backlight flickers at a fixed frequency in all picture modes.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

This TV doesn't have a motion interpolation feature.

8.1
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
24.1 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.0 ms

Due to the relatively slow response time, the Hisense A6G has less stutter when displaying movies or other low frame-rate content.

7.8
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

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.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR support

This TV is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, and it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies (VRR), like FreeSync.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.5 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
55.0 ms
1440p @ 60Hz
10.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz
10.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
10.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
44.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1440p with VRR
N/A
4k with VRR
N/A
8k with VRR
N/A

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.

8.3
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

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.

Inputs
Advanced Console Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
PS5, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, Variable Refresh Rate
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
Xbox Series X, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, Variable Refresh Rate
No

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.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
Yes
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Unlike the higher-end Hisense U7G or the Hisense U8G, this TV doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 1 (incl. adapter)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0

Note: The 60, 70, and 85 inch models only have three HDMI inputs.

Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 1)
eARC support
No
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
No
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
Yes
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
Yes

This TV doesn't support eARC, so it can't passthrough the highest quality audio formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.

Sound Quality
5.6
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
142.54 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
5.68 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
5.60 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
6.90 dB
Max
90.3 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.53 dB

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.

7.5
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.149
Weighted THD @ Max
0.331
IMD @ 80
1.22%
IMD @ Max
3.24%

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.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Android TV
Version 10
Ease of Use
Average
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
3 s
Advanced Options
Many

The Hisense A6G runs the same smart interface as most of Hisense's 2021 lineup. The updated Android TV interface is fast, easy to use, and we didn't experience any bugs or unexcepted freeze-ups.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
Yes

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.

9.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The built-in Google Play Store has a huge selection of apps, so you're sure to find your favorite streaming service.

8.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Large
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App Hisense RemoteNOW

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.

Smart Features
TV Controls
Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote
  • Batteries
  • User manual
  • Composite adapter

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 71 W
Power Consumption (Max) 128 W
Firmware V0003.01.00A.L0302

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

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.

 Size US Model Canada Model International Model Panel Type HDMI Ports
43" 43A6G 43A68G  43A6GQ IPS 4
50" 50A6G 50A68G  50A6GQ VA 4
55" 55A6G 55A68G 55A6GQ  IPS 4
60" 60A6G 60A68G  60A6GQ VA 3
65" 65A6G 65A68G  65A6GQ IPS 4
70" 70A6G 70A68G  70A6GQ VA 3
75" 75A6G 75A68G  75A6GQ  IPS 4
85" 85A6G 85A68G  85A6GQ  VA

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.

Compared To Other TVs

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.

See our recommendations for the best 4k TVs, the best 55 inch TVs, and the best 4k gaming TVs.

Hisense H8G
50" 55" 65" 75"

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.

LG C1 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

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.

Hisense U6G
50" 55" 65" 75"

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.

Samsung TU7000
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75" 82"

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.

Samsung AU8000
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

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.

LG UP7000
43" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75"

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.

Sony X80J
43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

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.

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