Best high-end alternatives to OLED TVs

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 19 Feb 2020
Best high-end alternatives to OLED TVs

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With new innovations coming up every now and then in the TV industry, there is always a certain sense of confusion with regard to what the newest benchmarks are. For instance, you’re probably wondering if you should get an OLED or QLED or other UHD displays? OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode and each such diode used in a TV produces its own light individually. However, incorporating this technology into a big TV is an expensive affair. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, then the second best thing to do is to pick other high-end alternatives that give you OLED-like video at a much lower price point. To help you find the right TV, here are a few Smart TVs that you should consider buying on

Sony Bravia 138.8 cm (55 inches) 4K UHD Certified Android LED TV

Sony presents a 4K UHD LED TV that should produce beautiful pictures. What gives the TV its power to produce such images is the technology used in the TRILUMINOS Display like the 4K X-Reality Pro, X-tended dynamic range pro and 4K HDR that all work together to produce dynamic pictures with every colour and hue reproduced by each LED. The X-motion clarity helps the TV produce crisper pictures even when there is a lot of fast movement on-screen. On the audio front, this smart TV delivers a 20W output, which is decent enough without any additional speakers in a smaller room. However, since it comes with four HDMI ports, you can easily plug in your Blue-ray speakers or home theatre system as well.

Samsung 138 cm (55 Inches) 4K UHD QLED Smart TV 

If you have been looking for a TV with a high refresh rate, then this model from Samsung should definitely please you as it comes with a 120Hz display. Add to this the 4K UHD QLED curved display and you should be in for a treat with regard to the quality of images it produces. With a resolution of 3840x2160, the TV should offer decent colour quality and dynamic range. The TV produces 40W of sound output which is ideal for a living room. To connect your set-top box, home theatre system or gaming console, you have four HDMI ports and three USB ports for your external devices.

LG 139 cm (55 inches) 4K Ultra HD Smart NanoCell TV 

Here is a Smart TV from LG that the company claims can deliver OLED-like picture quality with NanoCell technology used in this 4K UHD display. The TV comes with a feature called Nano colour with full array dimming to give you sharp and accurate images with the right amount of colours. The AI picture and AI brightness should further improve picture quality. Furthermore, the display comes with a refresh rate of 100Hz, which is ideal for watching action-packed movies with heavy graphics and high fps values. The AI sound and AI acoustic tuning when coupled with the 40W output should be able to generate bright and vibrant sounds.

OnePlus 138.8 cm (55 inches) Q1 Series 4K Certified Android QLED TV 

The OnePlus Q1 Pro comes with a 4K QLED display that should be good enough to give one of the most holistic viewing experiences. Thanks to its Dolby Vision technology, the display supports HDR10 and HDR10+ picture quality to give you excellent video quality. With a whopping motion rate of 480Hz, this 55-inch TV should offer you incredible clarity even during fast image transitions. The Dolby Atmos technology and the 50W sound output, when coupled with the four-speaker system with two tweeters and two subwoofers, make it a smart TV that produces one of the best sounds in this segment. Furthermore, the TV comes with built-in Google Assistant, 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory with screencast features and OnePlus mobile sync technology to make it one of the best smart TVs in the market. 


Ashwin Nair

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