Best 4K TVs

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Wondering where to start with a 4K Ultra HD TV? We've done the hard work for you, running the rule over all the major TVs released to sort the wheat from the chaff. Here we're highlighting only the best of the best, so you know you're getting top bang for your buck.

After all, there's no other way to feast your eyes on all the Ultra HD content that's becoming more common - you can now watch it on Amazon, Netflix, Sky Q and BT Sport Ultra HD. Plus you can buy 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays. There's never been a better time to go 4K.

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Under £500

Philips 50PUS6272

Great picture quality from an affordable 50in Philips TV.

SPECIFICATIONS

4K | HDR10, HLG | Ambilight

Reasons to Buy
Impressively punchy and dynamic picture quality for the price
Strong detail and definition
Good selection of apps
Ambilight
Reasons to Avoid
Looks dreadful out of the box and is a pain to calibrate
Fairly poor viewing angles
OS is a faff to use

Under £750

Philips 50PUS6703

A punchy, insightful picture for the money, with the bonus of Ambilight. Whatever you're watching, this 50in 4K Philips TV is a great bet.

SPECIFICATIONS

4K HDR | Smart apps | Ambilight

Reasons to Buy
Popping, dynamic image
Great handling of detail
Good range of streaming and catch-up apps
Ambilight
Reasons to Avoid
Dull user interface
Amazon Prime Video isn’t HDR
Uninspired remote
Difficult to set up

Under £1000

Samsung QE49Q7F

Samsung has produced another quality QLED at a size that OLED doesn't touch. The QE49Q7F produces a vibrant, colourful picture that's tough to beat at this price.

SPECIFICATIONS

4K | HDR10, HDR10+, HLG | QLED

Reasons to Buy
Punchy, bright and vibrant pictures - particularly in HDR
Fabulous detail and definition
Great operating system
Excellent for gaming
Broad selection of apps
Reasons to Avoid
Iffy viewing angles
Can be beaten for motion
Sony rival is cheaper and more subtle

Under £1500

Philips 55POS9002

This Philips OLED is one of the finest TVs currently available. HDR content looks sensational and it has the added appeal of Ambilight technology, which makes for an eye-catching television.

SPECIFICATIONS

4K OLED | 4 HDMI inputs | Supports HDR10, HLG

Reasons to Buy
Stunning HDR performance
Ambilight is as lovely as ever
Decent sound
Nicely balanced delivery of non-4K content
Reasons to Avoid
Glaring app omissions
Some rivals offer greater nuance
Motion processing isn’t quite perfect

Under £2000

LG OLED55B8PLA

The most affordable 2018 OLED TV we've seen so far this year - and it's a brilliant bargain.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dolby Vision | Dolby Atmos | ThinQ AI

Reasons to Buy
Rich, refined colour palette
'Lights-out' black levels
A benchmark user experience
Voice control support
Price
Vast HDR format support - including Dolby Vision
Reasons to Avoid
More expensive 2018 LG models offer slight picture improvements
Peak brightness second to Samsung QLEDs

Under £3000

LG OLED55C8PLA

Possibly the best pound-for-pound LG OLED that we've seen, the 55in C8 is nice to use and delivers a class-leading 4K picture.

SPECIFICATIONS

4K | HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision | OLED

Reasons to Buy
Brighter, punchier and sharper than last year’s models
Fantastically natural images
Amazing upscaling
Loads of apps
Stylish design
Reasons to Avoid
Motion processing could be better
Setting menus are confusing
Mediocre sound for the money

Under £4000

Samsung QE65Q9FN

There's no shortage of reasons to buy the QE65Q9FN, from the stunningly bright and punchy picture to the excellent user interface. It's a significant step for QLED.

SPECIFICATIONS

4K | HDR10, HLG | Direct LED backlight

Reasons to Buy
Astonishingly punchy, bright and vibrant images
Deep, detailed blacks
Loads of apps and features
Genius evolution of OneConnect
Strong handling of motion
Reasons to Avoid
Sony does even better motion
OLED offers even deeper blacks and better viewing angles