Best 55-Inch TVs for 2023: Samsung, TCL and More Tested and Reviewed
There are so many different models in the TV market, finding the best TV for your space can be overwhelming. Your first thought is that bigger is better, but that’s not always the best bet. “Big” is relative, and you’ll want to make sure you pick a size that’s not going to awkwardly overwhelm the room. To help you find the right model for smaller spaces, we’ve rounded up the best 55-inch TVs of 2023 below.
Most modern 55-inch televisions come with plenty of features and are smart TVs, so you can enjoy streaming your favorite shows and films on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus and more. And higher-end examples offer all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect, including full-array local dimming, OLED screens, 120Hz refresh rate, 4K UHD resolution, high dynamic range, a plethora of HDMI ports and even high-end gaming features — including variable refresh rate — to go with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. The list below represents some of our favorite 55-inch TVs right now.
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Other TVs we’ve tested
LG C3 series OLED TV: The C2 from 2022 and C3 from 2023 were basically identical in our tests. Since the price difference between the two LG OLED TVs remains hundreds of dollars, we’re recommending the C2 over the C3 for now. Read our LG C3 OLED TV review.
Sony KD-X80K series: Sony is a prominent brand and its higher-end TVs like the X90J do well in reviews, but the entry-level TV in its 2022 lineup, the X80K, didn’t make the list. It costs around the same as the TCL 6-Series and Samsung Q60 TVs, and had a worse picture than both, with lighter black levels and contrast. It’s definitely not a bad TV, and we liked its Google smart TV system, color accuracy and connectivity, but you can definitely do better for the money. Read our Sony KD-X80K series review.
Amazon Fire TV 4-Series: One of many Fire TVs available for sale, this one is typical of the breed: so-so image quality and a smart TV system that lags behind Roku and Google TV. If you’re a big fan of Alexa voice or see this TV at a really low price it might be worthwhile, but otherwise go for the TCL 4-Series. Read our best budget TVs roundup.
How does CNET test TVs?
Our TV reviews follow a rigorous, unbiased evaluation process honed over nearly two decades of TV reviews. Our primary TV test lab has specialized equipment for measuring light and color, including a Konica Minolta CS-2000 spectroradiometer, a Murideo Sig-G 4K HDR signal generator and an AVPro Connect 8×8 4K HDR distribution matrix. We use Portrait Displays CalMan Ultimate software to evaluate and calibrate every TV we review. In every CNET TV review, three or more similar TVs are compared side-by-side in various lighting conditions with different content, including movies, TV shows and games, across a variety of test categories, from color to video processing to gaming to HDR. Our reviews also account for design, features, smart TV performance, HDMI input and gaming compatibility and more.
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Hisense 55″ 4K Quantum Dot QLED Smart Google TV (55U8H)
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The Best All-Around TV
We’re bringing Quantum Dot Color to the people. Enjoy over one billion colors, without worrying about how many commas are on the price tag. You’re welcome.
The great value U8H makes lots more premium tech readily available too. Like 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR and Full Array Local Dimming zones. Sounds like science, looks like a way more expensive TV.
4K ULED ™
ULED technologies boost color,
contrast, brightness, and motion. This suite of
patented hardware and software technologies
delivers an engaging and completely unique picture
that can only be delivered by Hisense.
Quantum Dot Color
Quantum Dot produces purer, richer,
more brilliant and accurate colors than a
regular LED TV. Creating over a billion
color combinations bring vibrant images
to life in a way non-QLED TVs can’t.
Peak Brightness & Full Array Local Dimming Zones
The average TV is 250-350 nits. Anything over
500 nits is extremely good. This television is
up-to-1500 nits peak brightness across
up-to-336 local dimming zones. Above average
peak brightness and local dimming are critical
to correctly reproducing HDR content.
Dolby Vision HDR * picture and Dolby Atmos
sound are cinema technology for your home.
They provide amazing realism you can see
and hear in every scene.
Smooth Motion & 120Hz Native Refresh Rate
Smooth Motion removes the digital ‘noise’ that can affect moving objects. The TV’s native 120Hz refresh rate is the foundation for its 480 motion rate. These technologies work in concert to make fast-action scenes to ensure moving objects have minimal blurring.
Game Mode Pro
All the most advanced gaming tech, all in this TV. HDMI 2.1 inputs recognize gaming sequences to automatically adjust settings for smooth, uninterrupted play. The automatic low-latency mode (ALLM), 120Hz variable refresh rate (VRR) minimize input lag, screen jitter, and frame tearing.
By disabling all post-processing (e.g. motion smoothing) and preserving the correct aspect
ratios, colors and frame rates, Filmmaker Mode
enables your TV to display the movie or
television show’s content precisely as it was
intended by the filmmaker.
The Google Assistant* is built into Google TV. Tell it to turn on the lights, change the thermostat, add stuff to your grocery list, or just play your favorite video. And with universal search, it’s easy to get recommendations with Google TV.
Metal Stand, Bezel-less Design
A bezel-less design gives this television a sleek aesthetic that won’t ‘overpower” the room with an unnecessarily large frame. The metal stand provide sturdy support for this feature-packed television.
Great tech, great value.
We want more people to enjoy the best picture quality and performance. So we’re making premium features like 4K ULED and Quantum Dot Color available to everyone. Check out the full specs to get all the details.
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