Not everyone can or wants to afford the largest 4K TVs in the world with all the features and special features. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy high resolution and good screen quality for little money. Affordable TVs still exist! We will show you the best devices that can be bought in the price range from $300 to $500!
TCL 4 series S425
The TCL S425 series is one of the most sought after TV series right now. It’s an interesting choice for gamers who are looking for an affordable 4K TV for their console. Also, the S425 is great for watching movies and TV shows, but has its troubles with HDR content.
As for the price, however, this is to be expected. Roku TV makes for great Smart Features, which enable Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu and more. It delivers a wonderful price-performance ratio and is rightly one of the best affordable TVs at the moment!
|TCL 43S425||43"||4K (3840 × 2160)||229.99 €|
|TCL 50S425||50"||4K (3840 × 2160)||269.99 €|
|TCL 55S425||55"||4K (3840 × 2160)||299.99 €|
|TCL 75S425||75"||4K (3840 × 2160)||799.99 €|
Toshiba LF711U20 – Fire TV Edition
The Toshiba LF711U20 is the brainchild of a collaboration between Amazon and Toshiba. The result of this partnership is a capable TV with Fire TV built in, so there’s no need for an additional stick. It’s being updated continuously, too. The most popular apps like Netflix, Prime Video, HBO or Hulu and more are pre-installed or can be downloaded on demand.
Some variants have Dolby Vision and are equipped with an Amazon Alexa Voice Remote, so using the TV is incredibly easy and user-friendly. It is available in 43, 50 and 55 inches, so there should something for every room. You should know, however, that Fire TV can be somewhat slow sometimes.
|Toshiba 43LF711U20||43"||4K (3840 × 2160)||249.99 €|
|Toshiba 55LF711U20||55"||4K (3840 × 2160)||379.99 €|
Hisense H8F – perfect choice for dark rooms
The Hisense H8F, which we have covered before, is one of the most capable 4K TVs of 2019. Since it has a VA panel, it can deliver deeper blacks and better uniformity than most other affordable TVs. This results in a limited viewing angle, which you should be aware of. It’s slightly weak in terms of Motion Handling and can have some Motion Blur at times, but with regards to the price, this is to be expected.
It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR content should look good due to the VA panel and resulting contrast ratio. Generally, it is a great choice for movies, TV shows, and gaming and certainly belongs to the best affordable options for a 4K TV right now.
|Hisense 55H8F||55"||4K (3840 × 2160)||399.99 €|
|Hisense 65H8F||65"||4K (3840 × 2160)||599.99 €|
Sceptre U518CV-UM – The cheapest TV on the market?
Based in California, Sceptre is known for manufacturing affordable displays and TVs. Part of their line up is the U518CV-UM, an extremely affordable 4K TV. At just shy of $200, it delivers a 4K resolution – but not much more. There are no extra features and most importantly no Smart Interface, which, given the price, isn’t too bothersome. At the end of the day, this TV is only $199.
If you want to retrofit it with Smart Features, you can use an Amazon Fire TV Stick or a Roku device without any issues. Blu-ray players or video game consoles can be hooked up as well. Otherwise it should be noted that its sound is extremely lackluster and might bother some people.
Sony X800G – Great smart features
We’ve had a look the Sony X800G before and can confidently tell you that it is a good and affordable TV made by a brand with a lot of expertise. The X800G is the cheapest TV in the Bravia line up and scores with a fantastic smart interface with great features. Due to its IPS panel it has sufficient brightness and a very wide viewing angle, which makes it a great choice for well lit rooms. If you are looking for an option for very dark rooms, the Hisense H8F might be a better alternative.
Movies, TV shows and gaming simply look great here and combined with its very use to use smart interface, the X800G is a decent choice for all those who aren’t afraid to spend a little more money for better quality.
|Sony XBR43X800G||43"||4K (3840 × 2160)||598.00 €|
|Sony XBR55X800G||55"||4K (3840 × 2160)||698.00 €|
|Sony XBR65X800G||65"||4K (3840 × 2160)||898.00 €|
|Sony XBR75X800G||75"||4K (3840 × 2160)||1,023.94 €|
The bigger brother of the TCL 4 series is – drumroll, please – the 5 series. Compared to the S425, the S525 delivers a crisper picture and handles HDR content a lot better. There is also support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG. Additionally, it supports a Wide Color Gamut. The smart features are further improved and allow for voice control capabilities. Gamers might enjoy that there is an Auto Low Latency Mode.
|TCL 43S525||43"||4K (3840 × 2160)||299.99 €|
|TCL 65S525||65"||4K (3840 × 2160)||549.99 €|
Samsung RU7300 Curved
The Samsung RU7300 is a real eye catcher and stands out of this selection for a distinct reason. It has a curved display, which is meant to improve the viewing experience. Consequently, it isn’t very well-suited for a wide viewing area. The VA panel has several benefits and can deliver deep and uniform blacks.
Unfortunately it can’t get bright enough for HDR content and cannot display a wide color gamut, but it’s a great choice for gamers who are looking for a different kind of display, since it has a super low input lag and enhances the immersion of video games with its curved screen.
|Samsung UN55RU7300FXZA||55"||4K (3840 × 2160)||727.99 €|
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