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Hisense U8G – FALD 4K ULED TV with great value for money

Published 07/01/21
Update 09/30/21

The Hisense ULED U8G is the top model of the 2021 lineup from Hisense. The TV works with Quantum Dots and is therefore a QLED device. Thus, the name ULED does not refer to a new technology, but is merely a brand name of Hisense. Due to the high contrast ratio and the good Full Array Local Dimming feature, you receive a great picture quality. The maximum brightness and the high color space coverage also provide a great cinema experience. With an HDMI 2.1 port, FreeSync and a GSync compatibility, the TV is also ready for next-gen consoles.

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The U8G has a timeless design

The Hisense U8G has a modern and timeless design. On its backside, it has a plastic panel that has been given a grid design. Due to the materials, the TV is not heavy and can be transported easily. The display has barely visible edges, which makes the picture look a bit bigger. Cable holders at the back ensure easy cable routing, so that the cables don’t hang loosely on the back wall.

The stands have been placed centrally. When you bump into the TV, it wobbles slightly, but otherwise it has a solid stand. By removing the feet, you can also place the TV well on the wall, giving it a great look.

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Design
  • Timeless Design
  • Cable management
  • Thin Borders
  • Sligtly wobbles
  • Made out of plastic

Great Picture Quality due to a high contrast ratio

The ULED U8G from Hisense impresses with a great picture quality. The Chinese manufacturer’s ULED technology ensures great image quality. However, the name is slightly misleading because the TV uses conventional QLED technology.

It uses a 10 Bit VA panel, which is well known for a high contrast ratio and deep blacks. However, the viewing angle is limited with these displays, and the U8G is no exception. Unfortunately, the TV lacks an additional layer to widen the viewing angle.

Thanks to a high brightness value of up to 1600 Nits, the picture quality is really great even in bright surroundings. The contrast ratio is the main feature for a good picture quality in HDR. This value is quite high on the Hisense at 7900:1 due to the well implemented Full Array Local Dimming feature. The color space coverage is also very large, so the colors look vivid and realistic.

The Hisense U8G not only features HDR10+, but also Dolby Vision. Therefore it can dynamically improve HDR content from scene to scene, which makes a huge difference!

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Picture Quality
  • 10 Bit VA Panel
  • Contrast Ratio 7900:1
  • Max. Brightness 1600 Nits
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Viewing angle
  • Dolby Vision & HDR10+

Great Motion Handling - Without Judder

The 4K TV uses a 120Hz Panel that shows an excellent motion handling.  The very low response time of just ~4 ms ensures that hardly any motion blur is visible. However, stutters can occur in the content with a low frame rate during slow camera movements. The backlight flickers at 960 Hz and is thus almost flicker-free.

Judders can be removed for all native content and motion interpolation @60 Hz content can be found as well. Only the black frame insertion feature is weakly developed. This feature inserts black frames between the images to further reduce motion blur. However, since the response time is very low, this is not very noticeable.

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Motion Handling
  • 120 Hz Panel
  • Response Time ~4ms
  • No Judder
  • No flickering Backlight
  • Motion Interpolation
  • Black Frame Insertion Feature
  • Stutter

Ready for the latest consoles

Gaming on the Hisense U8G is simply great for every gamer. The all-round TV has all sorts of connections and extras, so every Gamers needs should be satisfied. An HDMI 2.1 port, G-Sync and FreeSync are all there to help you get the most out of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. With an input lag of 15 ms, the TV isn’t as fast as others, though this number is still low enough that you’ll barely notice a delay between the input on the controller and movement on the screen.

The Auto Low Latency Mode of the device also detects when you start a game and automatically turns on the gaming features to keep the input lag as low as possible. The low response time also ensures that fast games like shooters or racing games can be played smoothly without too much motion blur.

As if that wasn’t enough, the TV has an analog video input. With this, retro consoles like the Nintendo 64 can also be connected. So you can spend a cozy evening with your friends and relive childhood memories. Only the viewing angle would be a slight deficit, since it is quite limited.

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Gaming
  • HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Forum VRR
  • G-Sync compatible
  • FreeSync
  • Analog video input

Sparse sound on the Hisense U8G

The biggest problem of the Hisense U8G is definitely the audio output. The 2.1.1 speakers with a power of 10 watts each ensure that dialogues can be heard clearly. However, almost no bass is audible and the balance between treble and midranges is also lacking. Therefore sound is not really the parade discipline of the U8G.

As a result it is recommended to add a soundbar to the TV. Thanks to the HDMI eARC connection, uncompressed Dolby Atmos quality can be transmitted with a soundbar, so you can enjoy the Hisense U8G to the fullest. DTS can also be played. Thus, the whole world of Soundbars and Hifi systems is open to you!

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Sound
  • 2.1.1 Speakers
  • Dolby Atmos
  • HDMI eARC
  • DTS
  • No bass
  • No well tuned treble and midranges

A Smart TV thanks to Android 10

The operating system of Hisense is still Android. Thus, the new Android 10 is also used in the 2021 model. The selection of apps is large and the operating system runs smoothly. You also find your way around very quickly as you navigate through the menus. Unfortunately, there are ads that cannot be disabled. Furthermore, the remote control has changed visually. It is now slimmer and has been given a matte gray finish. Furthermore, the buttons for fast access have been changed. Direct access for Youtube, Disney+, PrimeVideo, Netflix, peacock and tubi are now found on the remote.

The Hisense U8G can also be operated via voice control. The TV is compatible with Alexa and the Google voice assistant and can also be controlled via them. The Hisense U8G does not have a twin tuner, but at least the USB recording function is supported – but not TimeShift.

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Smart TV
  • Android 10
  • Voice Control
  • Alexa compatible
  • Google Voice Assistant compatible
  • Large selection of apps
  • Ads
  • No Twin Tuner & TimeShift

Great allround TV for Movies and Gaming

The Hisense U8G is an excellent all-round TV, with a high contrast ratio of 7900:1, a maximum brightness of up to 1600 nits and a well-developed Full Array Local Dimming Feature. The picture quality is great, especially HDR-Content looks fantastic. The large color gamut and Dolby Vision ensure rich and vivid colors, which represent the quality of the TV very well. However, the viewing angle is quite narrow due to the VA panel. Thus, you have to expect slight quality losses if you have a wide sitting area.

The excellent picture quality also contributes to a great gaming experience. Equipped with an HDMI 2.1 port, VRR, ALLM, FreeSync and a G-Sync compatibility, the next-gen consoles, namely the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, can be fully utilized, but not only the latest consoles can be used, since you can also play with retro consoles like the Super Nintendo or the PlayStation 2 on the TV thanks to the analog video input.

Only the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. However, with the help of a Soundbar, this problem can be easily solved.

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PROS
  • HDR-Performance
  • Gaming Performance
  • FALD
CONS
  • No Bass
  • Viewing angle
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Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
70%
Hisense U8G 55"
57%
Hisense 55"
89%
Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 55"
46%
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Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
44%
Hisense U8G 55"
39%
Hisense 55"
74%
Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 55"
39%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
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SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
84%
Hisense U8G 55"
83%
Hisense 55"
71%
Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 55"
76%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
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HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
80%
Hisense U8G 55"
79%
Hisense 55"
63%
Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 55"
59%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
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Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
87%
Hisense U8G 55"
82%
Hisense 55"
75%
Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 55"
70%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
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Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
93%
Hisense U8G 55"
76%
Hisense 55"
96%
Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 55"
94%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
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Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
67%
Hisense U8G 55"
65%
Hisense 55"
73%
Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 55"
64%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
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Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
73%
Hisense U8G 55"
62%
Hisense 55"
80%
Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 55"
78%
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Hisense 55U8G technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal55 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1232 x 716 x 98 mm
Weight without stand17 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1232 x 780 x 259 mm
Weight with stand17.8 kg
Footprint (WxD)721 x 260 mm
VESA Norm400 x 300 mm
Removable standN/A
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerHisense
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution4K
Contrast ratio7900 :1
Color space coverage82 %
REC 202070 %
Average brightness790 Nits
Maximum brightness1600 Nits
BacklightingDirect LED
Local dimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming Zones132
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 4 ms
Input Lag< 15 ms
Frequency120 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)N/A
Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
Energy efficiency class
Smart TV
Operating systemAndroid 10
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
TimeshiftN/A
Picture-in-pictureN/A
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin TunerN/A
Audio
Audio Channels2.0
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.02
HDMI 2.12
HDMI ARC
USB 2.01
USB 3.01
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack1
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.40
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Hisense 65U8G technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal65 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1450 x 804 x 104 mm
Weight without stand24.2 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1450 x 903 x 345 mm
Weight with stand25.4 kg
Footprint (WxD)898 x 345 mm
VESA Norm400 x 400 mm
Removable standN/A
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerHisense
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution4K
Contrast ratio7900 :1
Color space coverage82 %
REC 202070 %
Average brightness790 Nits
Maximum brightness1600 Nits
BacklightingDirect LED
Local dimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming Zones360
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 4 ms
Input Lag< 15 ms
Frequency120 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)N/A
Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
Energy efficiency class
Smart TV
Operating systemAndroid 10
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
TimeshiftN/A
Picture-in-pictureN/A
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin TunerN/A
Audio
Audio Channels2.0
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.02
HDMI 2.12
HDMI ARC
USB 2.01
USB 3.01
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack1
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.40
All information without guarantee.

Frequently asked questions about Hisense U8G

The Hisense 55U8G has 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs and 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, an HDMI eARC, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a digital optical TOSLINK output, an analogue video input e.g. for older gaming consoles
The Hisense U8G is dimensioned without stand as follows (WxHxD):
  • 55 Inch: 1232 x 716 x 98 mm
  • 65 Inch: 1450 x 804 x 104 mm
The Hisense U8G is compatible with the following wall mounts:
  • 55 Inch: 400 x 300 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 65 Inch: 400 x 400 mm
    Flat Pivotable
The Hisense U8G costs as follows:
The Hisense U8G needed for 1,000 hours of use with SDR image 240 kWh and 280 kWh for HDR image.
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