Which is the best smart affordable television

TV test: the great TV purchase advice

The best televisions - the most important features

Frederik Niemeyer & Martin Jäger

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The TV manufacturers usually bring numerous new televisions and new top models onto the market every year. The search for the right television is therefore not exactly easy. In our TV test we tell you which features really matter and which models offer the best picture quality. We give price-conscious buyers our price-performance tip and a compact TV recommendation. We reveal in the video what you should look out for when buying a TV.

TV test: Our purchase recommendations

Our TV test team regularly checks the latest TV sets of all sizes and price ranges and, after extensive measurements, classifies them in our list of the best. We have put together the best recommendations for you from this fund. The focus is on the screen diagonals 55 inches and 65 inches. These are currently the most popular screen sizes in German living rooms.
In the following overview tables you will find our top recommendation as well as a cheaper alternative and the price tip. You can also see our suggestion for more compact televisions here. In the first table you will find shop offers for the 55-inch versions (or 43 inches for the compact TV tip), in the following mini-table you will find shop offers for the 65-inch versions. Then we go into more detail about the individual TV sets and inform you about their strengths and weaknesses. This is followed by extensive purchase advice in which we tell you which features you should look out for when buying a TV. Finally, we will explain our television test procedure to you in detail.
Can't find the right product for you in our recommendations? Then try our personal step-by-step advisor below the table to find the right TV for you.

Top 4K TVs in the test (selection)

Test winnerPrice tipTop TV (alternative)Best LCD TVCompact TV

model

model

Sony XR-A90J

Samsung Q60T

LG CX

Samsung Q95T

LG 43UN73906LE

Overall rating

Overall rating

1.2 (very good)

2.3 (good)

1.3 (very good)

1.3 (very good)

2.6 (satisfactory)

tested in

tested in

65 inches

65 inches

55 inches

65 inches

43 in

picture quality

picture quality

1.2 (very good)

2.5 (good)

1.1 (very good)

1.2 (very good)

2.8 (satisfactory)

Furnishing

Furnishing

1.0 (very good)

2.3 (good)

1.2 (very good)

1.6 (very good)

2.6 (satisfactory)

Sound quality

Sound quality

1.4 (good)

2.0 (good)

2.0 (good)

1.5 (very good)

2.3 (good)

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

1.6 (good)

1.3 (very good)

2.0 (good)

1.7 (good)

1.8 (good)

Panel type

Panel type

OLED

LCD: VA (Edge LED)

OLED

QLED-LCD: VA

IPS LCD

Most popular shop (up to 55 inches)

Most popular shop (up to 55 inches)

from € 2,359

TO THE SHOP (Otto)

from € 729

TO THE SHOP (Amazon)

from € 1,403

TO THE SHOP (Amazon)

from € 1,719

TO THE SHOP (Amazon Marketplace)

from 381 €

TO THE SHOP (Amazon Marketplace)

Cheapest shop (up to 55 inches)

Cheapest shop (up to 55 inches)

from € 2,339

TO THE SHOP (Euronics)

from 599 €

TO THE SHOP (Euronics)

from € 1,188

TO THE SHOP (Euronics)

from € 1,199

TO THE SHOP (Alternate)

from 381 €

TO THE SHOP (Amazon Marketplace)

Compare prices (up to 55 inches)

Compare prices (up to 55 inches)

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Offers in 65 inches

Best TV: Sony A90J