The best TVs on Amazon November 2022

Best TVs on Amazon Buying Guide: Welcome to What Hi-Fi?'s round-up of the best TVs you can buy on Amazon in 2022.

As one of the biggest e-tailers in the world, Amazon sells just about everything – and that includes TVs. But with so many models on offer it can be tricky to sort the televisual treats from the TV also-rans – especially with so many deals swirling around. To help you make the right choice, we've compiled this handy list of the very best TVs on Amazon.

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You'll find TVs of various sizes, budgets and technologies, from 55-inch TVs to OLED TVssmall TVs to cheap TVs, and even 8K TVs. If gaming is your priority, you'll want to choose a set with HDMI 2.1 and support for VRR (Variable Refresh Rate). Take a look at our round-up of the best gaming TVs you can buy, which goes into extra detail on game-specific features to look out for. 

Bigger is usually better, if you budget stretches that far. But it's worth remembering that you'll need enough room to sit far enough back to enjoy the spectacle. If picture quality is a priority, it's worth checking if your chosen TV supports high-end HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10+, or both). And if the biggest TV isn't quite big enough, check out our list of the best projectors.

So, without further ado, here are the best TVs on Amazon... 

Best TVs on Amazon: Sony XR-55A95K

The A95K is a new type of TV – a QD-OLED – and it's absolutely superb. (Image credit: Future / Netflix, Clark)
The world’s first QD-OLED TV is a credit to Sony.

Specifications

Screen size: 55 inches (also available in 65in)
Type: QD-OLED
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Operating system: Google TV
HDMI inputs: 4 (2 x 48Gbps HDMI 2.1)
Gaming features: 4K/120, VRR, ALLM
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 71 x 123 x 4.3cm

Reasons to buy

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Supremely natural, authentic picture
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Bright highlights that others miss
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Excellent sound by TV standards

Reasons to avoid

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LG OLEDs are better for gaming
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Not outright brighter than an LG G2
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Bravia CAM's usefulness is dubious

QD-OLED, which is (broadly speaking) designed to blend the best qualities of both OLED and QLED – from perfect blacks to ultra-thin panels. 

The picture is impressively natural, exhibiting all of the fine detail, sharpness and three-dimensionality that Sony's flagship 2021 OLEDs offers. And while the A95K necessarily brighter than the brightest traditional OLED TV, it does deliver better bright highlights with subtle shades and colours that its non-QD-OLED rivals miss.

The bundled Bravia CAM – a camera that magnetically attaches to the rear of the set and peeks over the top of the screen – isn't terribly useful now and possibly never will be, but for picture quality the A95K is a star. It sounds great by TV standards too, thanks to its bespoke Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology, which utilises actuators that imperceptibly vibrate the whole screen to make sound.

In short, for movies and TV shows, in SDR and HDR and at all resolutions, the Sony A95K is exceptional. Hardcore gamers, particularly those on Xbox Series X, will still be better served by the LG G2, which has Dolby Vision game mode and an HGiG setting, but for everyone else, this is the best TV on Amazon right now.

Read the full Sony XR-55A95K review

Best TVs on Amazon: LG OLED65C2

While the G2 is even better in terms of picture quality, this C2 is the LG OLED to buy in 2022. (Image credit: Future / Netflix, The Bubble)
LG’s C-series OLED is still the model to buy in 2022

Specifications

Screen size: 65 inches (also available in 42in, 48in, 55in, 77in, 83in)
Type: OLED
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Operating system: webOS 22
HDMI inputs: 4 (4 x 48Gbps HDMI 2.1)
Gaming features: 4K/120, VRR, ALLM, Dolby Vision game mode, HGiG
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 83 x 144 x 4.5cm

Reasons to buy

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Bright and punchy but also authentic
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Unbeatable gaming specs
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Engaging sound

Reasons to avoid

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The best OLEDs are brighter
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Slight bass rattle

While there are certainly reasons that you might want to opt for a rival, LG's OLEDs have been the go-to premium TV of choice for most people for years now. 

While not as bright as the G2 (below), the new C2 is brighter than all of last year's LG OLEDs. There is noticeably more punch to the whole image, which pops much more effectively, and there is significantly greater contrast and dark detail. Crucially, there’s no down side, either. There is nothing artificial to the image – it’s lifted, but naturally, with no detriment to the colours or black depth.

The C2’s punchier, more attacking delivery is a definite improvement over the C1, too, although there is also a slight rattle from the speaker cabinet when the set is challenged by very deep bass, which is a bit of a shame.

As is now expected of LG's premium OLEDs, the feature set is practically flawless, particularly where next-gen gaming is concerned.

Those with seriously discerning tastes and the budget with which to satisfy them will find it worth levelling up to the G2 or Sony’s A95K, but the C2 is the current performance-per-pound champ of 2022.

Read the full LG OLED65C2 review

Best TVs on Amazon: Sony XR-48A90K

Sony's top 'small' OLED for 2022 is a consummate performer. (Image credit: Future)
An astonishingly good ‘small’ OLED TV

Specifications

Screen size: 48 inches (also available in 42in)
Type: OLED
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Operating system: Google TV
HDMI inputs: 4 (2 x 48Gbps HDMI 2.1)
Gaming features: 4K/120, VRR, ALLM
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 62 x 107 x 5.9cm

Reasons to buy

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Extraordinarily sharp, solid, detailed
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Effortless naturalism
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Good HDMI 2.1 feature set

Reasons to avoid

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Not as bright or insightful as some
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LG C2 has even better gaming specs
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Very expensive in the UK

For reasons unknown, Sony didn’t launch a new 48-inch OLED TV last year. Instead, 2020’s A9 (A9S in the US) was tasked with holding the fort against increasingly large ranks of rivals for almost two years.

Thankfully, relief is finally at hand in the form of the Sony XR-48A90K – Sony’s flagship OLED for those who don’t have the space for its new A95K QD-OLED (above), which isn’t available below 55 inches.

Has the A90K been worth the wait? And does it deliver a true flagship performance? It’s a resounding yes to both questions.

The 48-inch Sony A90K OLED is a force to be reckoned with. It might not quite have the flawless gaming feature set of an LG OLED, but it’s close, and a very good gaming TV in its own right, particularly if you’re a PS5 player.

If you want near-flawless picture quality from a 48-inch panel, we'd adjudge the A90K to be the best TV on Amazon right now.

Read the full Sony XR-48A90K review

Best TVs on Amazon: LG OLED65G2

The G2 is LG's brightest-ever OLED, and a worthy rival to new QD-OLED tech. (Image credit: Future / Netflix, The Adam Project)
LG dazzles with its finest, brightest OLED yet

Specifications

Screen size: 65in (also available in 55in, 77in, 83in)
Type: OLED
Backlight: not applicable
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Operating system: webOS 22
HDMI inputs: 4
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 82 x 144 x 2.4cm

Reasons to buy

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LG’s brightest OLED pictures yet
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Typically deep blacks, rich colours
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Improved Gallery design

Reasons to avoid

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Substantially pricier than the C2
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Not as bright as premium LCD TVs
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No stand in box

The OLED65G2 is easily LG’s best OLED TV yet. Its sound is a solid improvement over LG’s 2021 built-in audio, while the extra brightness it achieves thanks to its new heat sink and accompanying new processor delivers nothing but positives, enriching everything from basic HD SDR to sparkling 4K HDR and the finest graphical wares of the latest gaming consoles and PCs. All without anything looking forced or like ‘brightness for brightness's sake’.

The extent of the improvements over the new C2 panel is more gentle than dramatic, perhaps raising questions for many about whether the OLED65G2 is worth £600 more than the OLED65C2. The cost issue is even more worthy of thought if you are not wall-mounting and will therefore need to budget for the optional stand. 

While not truly extreme, though, the OLED65G2’s advantages are not only easy for anyone to see, but also, crucially, they lift pretty much every image frame to a higher level. So if you are an enthusiast who just can’t rest unless you know you are getting the best home cinema experience available, the OLED65G2 is going to be the best TV on Amazon.

Read the full LG OLED65G2 review

Best TVs on Amazon: Samsung QE65S95B

Samsung's first QD-OLED is a vibrant delight – and surprisingly well priced. (Image credit: Future / Netflix, Hustle)
Samsung’s first Quantum Dot OLED TV makes a dazzling debut

Specifications

Screen size: 65 inches (also available in 55in)
Type: QD-OLED
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
Operating system: Tizen
HDMI inputs: 4 (4 x 48Gbps HDMI 2.1)
Gaming features: 4K/120, VRR, ALLM, HGiG
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 83 x 144 x 4cm

Reasons to buy

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Spectacularly vibrant and dynamic
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Peerless viewing angles
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Excellent gaming support

Reasons to avoid

-
Needs tweaking for best results
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Imperfect skin tones
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Some brightness instability

Samsung has marked the arrival of its first QD OLED TV with quite the design statement. The S95B really is incredibly thin over the vast majority of its rear – just a couple of millimetres deep, in fact.

Connectivity is impressive. In particular, all four of the provided HDMI ports are true 2.1 affairs that are able to handle 4K/120Hz, VRR and ALLM, and there's an HGiG mode for better HDR accuracy with games. Dolby Vision isn't supported. of course, for gaming or for movie content.

The S95B boasts phenomenal contrast. On the one hand it instantly delivers the sort of immaculate, ultra-deep blacks long associated with the best of the OLED world, while on the other it delivers levels of brightness – both in small highlights and, even more noticeably, across the whole screen – that we haven’t seen before on any regular OLED TV. Including LG’s brilliant new G2 series. It 'pops' more than the Sony A95K, too.

Basically Samsung, as usual, seems more prepared than its rivals to take the brakes off, and while that means it's not quite as subtle or accurate as the best sets here (skin tones in particular look a bit off at times), it does provide unparalleled thrills. It sounds surprisingly decent, though bass is rather lacking and you would be wise to partner a picture this good with a soundbar or home cinema system.

Read the full Samsung QE65S95B review 

Best TVs on Amazon: Samsung QE65QN95B

Samsung's top Neo QLED can do things that no OLED can. (Image credit: Samsung / Netflix, Locke & Key)
Samsung’s flagship 4K Neo QLED proves OLED still isn’t the only high-end TV option

Specifications

Screen size: 65 inches (also available in 55in, 75in, 85in)
Type: QLED
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
Operating system: Tizen
HDMI inputs: 4 (4 x 40Gbps HDMI 2.1)
Gaming features: 4K/120, VRR, ALLM, HGiG
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 83 x 145 x 1.7cm

Reasons to buy

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Spectacularly bright and colourful
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Unprecedented contrast for LCD TV
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Sleek, monolithic design

Reasons to avoid

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Weak new smart system
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Viewing angle limitation
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No Dolby Vision

Samsung’s second generation of Mini LED TVs, as represented here by the QN95B, arrives with the weight of serious expectation on its shoulders. Can it improve on the already high standards we saw in 2021? And does it hold its own against the ever-swelling ranks of premium OLED-based opposition? It's a resounding yes on both counts.

The QN95B produces the finest picture quality we’ve ever seen from a 4K LCD TV. In fact, if you’re into the sort of brightness levels and colour volumes that are currently exclusively the domain of high-end LCD TVs, it’s the finest picture quality of any TV, listed on Amazon or not. 

The set also looks beautiful, it has a standalone OneConnect box for connections that can be attached to or detached from the TV as desired, gaming features are plentiful, sound is decent and the operating system, while less user-friendly than before, is second-to-none for streaming service apps.

So while we remain rather baffled at this point by Samsung’s oddly noncommittal approach to its new and very impressive QD-OLED TV above, on the evidence of the QN95B it’s easy to see why it  has no intention of quitting on Mini LED any time soon.

Read the full Samsung QE65QN95B review

Best TVs on Amazon: Samsung QE75QN900B

The QN900B is an 8K worth considering even if native 8K content never materialises. (Image credit: Samsung / Netflix, Athena)
Samsung’s latest flagship TV isn’t just another 8K TV.

Specifications

Screen size: 75 inches (also available in 65in, 85in)
Type: QLED
Resolution: 8K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
Operating system: Tizen
HDMI inputs: 4 (4 x 40Gbps HDMI 2.1)
Gaming features: 4K/120, VRR, ALLM, HGiG
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 95 x 165 x 1.5cm

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly bright, dynamic pictures
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Exceptional detailing and sharpness
+
Gorgeous premium design

Reasons to avoid

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No 8K content worth watching
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No Dolby Vision
-
Frustrating new smart system

The QN900B is Samsung’s flagship TV for 2022. A situation it justifies in all sorts of ways, but most notably with an 8K resolution, a premium metallic design that features speakers built into its edges, a high-end implementation of Samsung’s Mini LED backlighting technology, and specialist AI-supported picture processing.

Samsung has thrown a confusing spanner in the works once again by making its latest 8K high-end TV even better, by a margin, than its excellent 4K flagship for 2022 (the QN95B above). In fact, the QN900B is a truly spectacular viewing experience that continues what feels like an annual Samsung theme of redefining what we consider LCD TVs to be capable of.

The lack of actual 8K content remains a serious issue, of course, but the QN900B makes 4K look sharper and more detailed than it does from any native 4K TV, putting its extra pixels to good use even in the pre-8K age. It goes brighter than any other TV we've tested, too.

Add the usual Samsung gaming features and streaming smarts, plus a truly gorgeous design, and you've got one of the best TVs on Amazon, regardless of whether native 8K content ever materialises.

Read the full Samsung QE75QN900B review

Best TVs on Amazon: Philips 48OLED806

A thrilling TV with Ambilight. It's just a shame it's listed on Amazon UK but not Amazon US. (Image credit: Philips/Prey, Netflix)
Simply the best picture around at this size.

Specifications

Screen size: 48in (also available in 55in, 65in, 77in)
Type: OLED
Backlight: not applicable
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, HDR10+
Operating system: Android TV 10
HDMI inputs: 4
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 62 x 107 x 6.8cm

Reasons to buy

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Sharp and punchy but natural
+
Full apps and HDMI 2.1 features
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Dolby Vision and HDR10+

Reasons to avoid

-
Sound can be bettered
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Tricky to adjust for the best picture

This 48-inch Philips OLED, which is currently on sale at Amazon UK only, delivers genuine flagship performance at a respectable price. It's also a convenient size and sure to fit in most spaces. 

It takes more effort than most to find the best picture settings, but with a bit of tweaking the OLED806 can be made to look both very accurate and supremely sharp and punchy. The performance is further enhanced by the four-sided Ambilight technology, which extends the onscreen action to the wall around the TV in the form of coloured light.

Unlike LG and Sony sets, this Philips supports both the Dolby Vision and HDR10+ dynamic HDR standards. If gaming features are important to you, the OLED806 is fully stocked with two 48Gbps HDMI 2.1 ports with support for VRR, ALLM and 4K@120Hz.

In short, this is one of the best TVs on Amazon right now – if you're in the UK. US buyer should check out the stunning Sony OLED TV below.

Read our Philips 48OLED806 review

Best TVs on Amazon: Sony XR-55A80J

Not the best model for gamers, but a fabulous OLED TV nonetheless. (Image credit: Sony)

10. Sony XR-55A80J

Sony’s step-down OLED is one to watch.

Specifications

Screen size: 55" (also available in 65", 83")
Type: OLED
Backlight: not applicable
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Operating system: Google TV
HDMI inputs: 4
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 28" x 48" x 2.1"

Reasons to buy

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Super-sharp and detailed
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Punchy and vibrant but natural
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Superb motion handling

Reasons to avoid

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Incomplete HDMI 2.1 feature set
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Missing UK catch-up apps

This Sony OLED offers most of what makes the flagship A90J (a places below) great, but at a more competitive price. Indeed, this outstanding pound-for-pound performance earned the A80J a 2021 What Hi-Fi? Award.

It might not be quite as bright and punchy as its flagship sibling, or as sonically weighty, but it's a remarkably crisp, detailed and dynamic performer for the money, with a superior sound system to those of its price rivals.

Hardcore gamers will still be better served by the LG C1 (also below), but if your priorities are movies and TV shows, the A80J is the sweet spot. Simply put, it’s one of the very best TVs on Amazon.

We've tested the A80J in its 55-inch size. Amazon also sells the 65-inch and 77-inch models. We've not yet reviewed those bigger sizes but you'll find the latest, lowest prices available for each version below.

Read the full Sony XR-55A80J review

Best TVs on Amazon: LG OLED65C1

This 2021 LG OLED remains one of the best TVs you can buy on Amazon right now.  (Image credit: Future / Assassins Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft)
The 2021 C1 remains a stellar OLED TV at a very competitive price.

Specifications

Screen size: 65in (also available in 48in, 55in, 77in, 83in)
Type: OLED
Backlight: not applicable
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Operating system: webOS 6.0
HDMI inputs: 4
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 83 x 145 x 4.7cm

Reasons to buy

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Superb all-round picture quality
+
Near-flawless feature set
+
Better remote and menu system

Reasons to avoid

-
Marginal gains on last year’s CX
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Unengaging audio

LG’s C-series model has been the go-to pick of its OLED range for several years, offering the company's best picture processing tech at an affordable price. The 2021 C1 is a small upgrade on the 2020 CX, but there wasn’t much that needed improving.

Picture performance and features are top notch, and LG has thrown in it's latest Cinematic Movement motion processing for good measure. You also get a better menu system and a more complete app selection (all UK catch-up apps are present).

The 2021 LG G1 offers a sharper picture than the C1, but we're not talking huge margins. For our money, the C1 is the ultimate in performance-per-pound terms. LG has announced its successor, the C2, which is due out in 2022. For now, the C1 is not just one of the best TVs on Amazon, it's one of the most recommendable TVs on the market.

We tested the C1 in its 65-inch size, but it's also available as a 48-inch, 55-inch, 77-inch and 83-inch model.

Read the full LG OLED65C1 review

Best TVs on Amazon: Sony XR-55A90J

It's not cheap, but this 2021 OLED TV continues to deliver outstanding picture quality.  (Image credit: Sony)
It's expensive, but if you want the best, the A90J nails it.

Specifications

Screen size: 55in (also available in 65in, 83in)
Type: OLED
Backlight: not applicable
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Operating system: Google TV
HDMI inputs: 4
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 71 x 122 x 4.1cm

Reasons to buy

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Outstanding picture quality
+
Superb motion handling
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Impressive sound

Reasons to avoid

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No VRR (yet), buggy 4K@120Hz
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Missing UK catch-up apps
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Expensive

In performance terms, the Sony A90J is an absolute stunner. It takes OLED picture performance to new, thrilling levels while maintaining the authenticity for which Sony is justifiably renowned. It also sounds significantly better than all of the other TVs you might be considering and the user interface is good, too. 

This model is missing UK catch-up apps (not for much longer, though) and hardcore, next-gen gamers might want to wait for the latest VRR update to iron out a handful of 4K@120Hz wrinkles. 

But if movies and TV shows are your priority, and you have the budget, the Sony A90J is among the best TVs on Amazon – and the best TVs we've tested. It’s pricey, but it’s also a clear cut above the competition. Do check out the Award-winning A80J at the top of this before handing over your money, though, as it offers much of (but not all) the A90J's excellence at a significantly lower price.

We've tested the A90J in its 55-inch and 65-inch sizes. It's also available as an 83-inch model, which we've not yet reviewed. You'll see the latest, lowest prices available for each version below.

Read the full Sony XR-55A90J review

Read the full Sony XR-65A90J review

Best TVs on Amazon: Samsung QN55QN90A

Punchy picture quality – but no support for Dolby Vision.  (Image credit: Samsung)
Samsung's top 4K Neo QLED TV is a winner.

Specifications

Screen size: 55" (also available in 50", 65", 75", 85")
Type: QLED
Backlight: Mini LED
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HLG, HDR10, HDR10+
Operating system: Tizen
HDMI inputs: 4
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 123 x 71 x 2.7 cm

Reasons to buy

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Terrifically bright, punchy picture
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Superb detail and sharpness
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Excellent TV operating system

Reasons to avoid

-
Light control not perfect
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Good, not great, sound
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No Dolby Vision

Samsung’s first range of Neo QLED TVs went down a storm. The extra-fine level of lighting control that mini LED brings to the table has put LCD’s high peak brightness to sophisticated use. Contrast is exceptional.

The QN90A was Samsung’s top 4K TV for 2021, but it still has plenty to offer buyers in 2022. It's practically bursting with features as well as raw performance power. From next-generation gaming potential to a full suite of apps and services, it’s still ready to impress.

Picture quality is compelling and the sound isn’t bad for a TV. A Sony or LG OLED might look better in some scenes, but there’s something quite addictive about the brightness of this set. Its super-contrasty and punchy HDR delivery is ever so more-ish. 

There’s still no Dolby Vision support but you’ll be getting so much from HDR10 alone that it will hardly be on your mind. A great TV and a terrific buy at Amazon.

Read the full Samsung QN55QN90A review

Best TVs on Amazon: LG OLED65G1

LG's 2021 'Gallery' OLED TV looks stunning from every angle.  (Image credit: Future / Coming To America 2, Amazon Prime)
LG’s 2021 'OLED Evo' TV is a stunning set, but it comes at a price.

Specifications

Screen size: 65in (also available in 55in, 77in)
Type: OLED
Backlight: not applicable
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Operating system: webOS 6.0
HDMI inputs: 4
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 83 x 145 x 2cm

Reasons to buy

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Brighter, punchier and sharper
+
Beautiful when wall-mounted
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Improved remote and app offering

Reasons to avoid

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No feet or stand in the box
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Sound lacks excitement

The G1 boasts LG's OLED 'Evo' display, hence why it takes the picture performance of the C1 and improves upon it in almost every way, particularly in terms of brightness, sharpness and detail. 

The G1 is also packed with apps and next-gen HDMI features, including 4K@120Hz on all four sockets. Another key feature of the G1 is its design. It's part of LG's 'Gallery' series of TV, meaning it's ultra-slim and primarily designed to be wall-mounted like a piece of art (you don't even get stand or feet in the box).  

Sound quality isn't particularly strong impressive, but if you are planning to combine your new TV with a separate sound system, and the design suits your needs, the G1 should be seriously considered. 

LG has unveiled a replacement, the 2022 G2, which is better still. But if you can get the G1 at a discount on Amazon, it might be worth considering.

Read the full LG OLED65G1 review

Best TVs on Amazon: Samsung QE65QN95A

Samsung's flagship for 2021 is still worth considering, especially if you can pick one up cheaply. (Image credit: Future / Halo Infinite, Xbox Game Studios)
Samsung’s first Neo QLED is a force to be reckoned with

Specifications

Screen size: 65in
Type: QLED
Backlight: Mini LED
Resolution: 4K
HDR formats supported: HLG, HDR10, HDR10+
Operating system: Tizen
HDMI inputs: 4
ARC/eARC: eARC
Optical output: Yes
Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 83 x 145 x 2.6cm

Reasons to buy

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Superbly bright, punchy and sharp
+
Exhaustive feature set
+
Lovely design

Reasons to avoid

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Artificial boost to dark detail
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Reticence with extreme contrast
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Still no Dolby Vision

Samsung has combines its Mini LED tech with its existing Quantum Dot tech to create a range of premium TVs that it calls Neo QLEDs. The QE65QN95A is Samsung's flagship 4K set for 2021, and doesn't disappoint.

In real-world performance terms, Mini LED might not quite be the revolution that Samsung is pitching it as, but it is still a substantial upgrade to an already excellent range of TVs. The overall contrast offered is staggering, and the QN95A combines near-OLED black levels with awesomely crisp white highlights and fabulously vibrant colours, all while retaining an effortless sense of naturalism.

Throw in the best, most app-packed operating system in the business, a delightfully slim design and a full set of next-gen HDMI sockets and this is (a lack of Dolby Vision support aside) as complete a package as can be imagined.

We tested the QN95A in its 65-inch size. It's also available as a 55-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch model. 

Read the full Samsung QE65QN95A review

How we test TVs

Here at What Hi-Fi? we review hundreds of products every year – and that includes loads of TVs. So how do we come to our review verdicts? And why can you trust them?

We have state-of-the-art testing facilities in London, Bath and Reading, where our team of expert reviewers do all of our testing. This gives us complete control over the testing process, ensuring consistency. 

All products are tested in comparison with rival products in the same price category, and all review verdicts are agreed upon by the team as a whole rather than an individual reviewer, again helping to ensure consistency and avoid any personal preference.

The What Hi-Fi? team has more than 100 years experience of reviewing, testing and writing about consumer electronics.

From all of our reviews, we choose the best products to feature in our Best Buys. That's why if you take the plunge and buy one of the products recommended below, or on any other Best Buy page, you can be assured you're getting a What Hi-Fi? approved product.

Tom Parsons has been writing about TV, AV and hi-fi products (not to mention plenty of other 'gadgets' and even cars) for over 15 years. He began his career as What Hi-Fi?'s Staff Writer and is now the TV and AV Editor. In between, he worked as Reviews Editor and then Deputy Editor at Stuff, and over the years has had his work featured in publications such as T3, The Telegraph and Louder. He's also appeared on BBC News, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and Sky Swipe. In his spare time Tom is a runner and gamer.