Best 4K TVs

Whether they are referred to as 4K TVs, UHD TVs, Ultra High Definition TVs, or Ultra HD TVs they all mean essentially the same thing – that the resolution of the display is 4x that of HD resolution or 3840 x 2160 pixels.

These models are getting more popular and affordable and are the future instead of standard 1080p HDTVs. While there is still very little content available in 4K, these displays will also upconvert standard HD content to 4K which means you can watch anything with confidence that it will look good, although some models do this better than others.

Prices are a bit more expensive than HDTVs and you can expect to pay anywhere from about $500 to $4000 depending on size, picture quality, and features. However, there are many models that provide a good value by fitting into that sweet spot between price and performance.

We graded dozens of 4K TVs on picture quality, 4K performance (including upscaling), viewing angle, features, and more plus factored in other user reviews and price to come up with our final ratings for Ultra HD TVs.

Below we review the best 4K TVs in 3 different size categories.


55-Inch and Bigger


9.6
#1)

LG 55EG9600

Best 55″ 4K OLED TV
Estimated Price: $3997.99
Size & Type: 55″ OLED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / NA
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: B
3D Performance: B
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Unlimited
Energy Cost Per Year*: $27.51


9.4
#2)

Sony Bravia XBR-65X930C

Best 65″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $3498
Size & Type: 65″ LED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 1440
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: C
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $28.63


9.2
#3)

LG 65UF9500

Estimated Price: $2797.99
Size & Type: 65″ LED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 240, 60
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: D
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $22.92


9.1
#4)

Samsung UN65JS8500

Estimated Price: $2997.99
Size & Type: 65″ LED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 240
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: B
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $44.71


9
#5)

Samsung UN55JS8500

Best 55″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $1997.99
Size & Type: 55″ LED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 240
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: C
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $28.7


8.9
#6)

Samsung UN60JU7100

Best 60″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $2097.99
Size & Type: 60″ LED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 240
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: D
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $31.1


8.8
#7)

LG 55UF7600

Best Value 55″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $1197.99
Size & Type: 55″ LED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 120
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: B
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $17.41


8.7
#8)

LG 60UF7700

Best Value 60″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $1497.99
Size & Type: 60″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 240, 60
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: B
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $19.95


8.6
#9)

Vizio M55-C2

Best Cheap 55″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $849.99
Size & Type: 55″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 360
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: C
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $28.24


8.4
#10)

Vizio M60-C3

Best Cheap 60″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $1390.43
Size & Type: 60″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: C
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $37.89


8.4
#11)

LG 70UF7700

Best Value 70″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $2797.99
Size & Type: 70″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 240
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: B
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $24.04


8.3
#12)

Vizio M70-C3

Best Cheap 70″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $1998
Size & Type: 70″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 720
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: C
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $51.21


43″ – 54″


8.9
#1)

LG 43UF7600

Best 43″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $797.99
Size & Type: 43″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 120
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: B
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $11.6


8.7
#2)

Samsung UN50JU7100

Best 50″ 3D 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $1297.99
Size & Type: 50″ LED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 240
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: C
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $28.27


8.5
#3)

Samsung UN50JU6500

Best Value 50″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $847.99
Size & Type: 50″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 120
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $31.68


8.5
#4)

Samsung UN48JU6700

Best 48″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $1047.99
Size & Type: 48″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 120
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $30.69


8.4
#5)

Vizio M50-C1

Best Cheap 50″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $748
Size & Type: 50″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 360
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: C
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $34.43


8.3
#6)

Sony Bravia XBR-49X830C

Best 49″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $998
Size & Type: 49″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 960
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: B
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $15.88


8.2
#7)

Vizio M43-C1

Best Cheap 43″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $548
Size & Type: 43″ LED 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: C
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $26.79


42-Inch and Smaller


8.8
#1)

Samsung UN40JU7100

Best 40″ 4K LED TV
Estimated Price: $1097.99
Size & Type: 40″ LED 3D 4K Ultra HD
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 3840×2160 / 240, 60
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: A
3D Performance: B
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $19.19


* Energy cost per year – we estimated the energy cost per year based on 5 hours a day turned on and 19 hours off (or standby mode). The figures were based on using a TV optimized for the best picture quality, not on an energy-saving mode.

If you need more information or purchasing advice see our television buying guide. You might also be interested in our reviews of the Best Overall TVs, LED TVs, 3D TVs, OLED TVs, or Plasma TVs.


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