Best 55-inch TVs: which model to buy in 2021?

Although 65-inch and larger TVs are increasingly popular, 55-inch TVs remain extremely popular. Whether it’s your main TV in the living room or a second TV in a bedroom, a great 55-inch model will provide all the features a Smart TV can give you, with a screen big enough to enjoy. 4K image quality and a relatively low price.

Best 55 inch TVs
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55-inch televisions are ideal for enjoying good picture quality in 4K, in a room where larger televisions would not make sense. Rest assured, there are a lot of Smart TVs with a size of 55 inches. Whether it’s your main TV in the living room or a second TV in a bedroom, a 55-inch TV can offer all the modern features of a Smart TV: a screen big enough to enjoy 4K, advanced technologies, good sound, etc.

In 2021, however, there are a lot of models on the market. You will therefore have to sort it out and determine the elements you need the most. It all depends on your use and viewing conditions: if you tend to watch movies in fairly dark rooms, OLED screens may be the solution; however, if you want to place your TV in a well-lit environment, LED TVs will be brighter.

There is no such thing as an absolutely perfect TV and most of the time choosing one model over another will just depend on your personal preferences. No more chatter: we’ll help you choose 55 inch TV you need, with a selection of five of the best models. Also find our file of the best 32-inch TVs in 2021 as well as our 2021 buyer’s guide to the best OLED TVs.

Selection of the best 55-inch TVs in 2021

Hisense 55U7QF

Hisense 55U7QF
Hisense 55U7QF

The Hisense brand H55U7QF television is a good compromise in terms of value for money. It features 4K QLED technology, 8.9mm thick design, bezel-less display and metal finish. There is an Edge LED backlight with Local Dimming technology, a frequency of 60 Hz and four HDMI ports, two USB ports and an RJ45 socket.

It also offers a complete cinema experience, with images in HDR (compatible with all formats on the market: HDR10 +, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG) offering a convincing level of detail, accompanied by spatialized Dolby Atmos sound. The TV has the functionality of Vidaa U (4.0), an interface that is both simple and customizable. The remote control has a microphone with buttons for direct access to Netflix, Youtube, Prime Video and Rakuten.tv.

  • Give her : QLED
  • Resolution : 4K UHD
  • Frame rate: 60 Hz
  • Connectivity : 4 HDMI (2.0), TV antenna, Stereo RCA, Digital Optical, PCMCIA, 2 USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi compatible 802.11 ac, Bluetooth
  • Assistant vocal : Alexa
  • Energy class : B (G with HDR)
  • Dimensions and weight (with stand): 770 x 1227 x 250 mm
  • Price : 589 €

TCL 55C725

TCL 55C725
TCL 55C725

Here is a highly regarded television set that will suit a wide variety of uses. Versatile, it will adapt perfectly to all players thanks to its three HDMI 2.1 ports and its ALLM mode which reduces latency. Thanks to Quantum Dot technology, this TCL TV also offers excellent rendering for watching your favorite movies and series. Supplied with Google Home and Google Assistant, you can watch freshly released movies, view match results, and control your indoor lighting with peace of mind. The ONKYO loudspeakers also offer particularly convincing Dolby Atmos sound.

  • Give her : QLED
  • Resolution : 4K UHD
  • Frame rate: 60 Hz
  • Connectivity : 3x HDMI (2.1, HDCP 2.2), TV antenna, Stereo RCA, Digital Optical, PCMCIA, 2x USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi 2.4 / 5 Ghz MIMO, Bluetooth
  • Assistant vocal : Google Assistant
  • Energy class : G (G also with HDR)
  • Dimensions and weight (with stand): 765 x 1227 x 300 mm
  • Price : 620 €

Philips 55OLED855

Philips 55OLED855
Philips 55OLED855

The Philips 55OLED855 television benefits from a magnificent 55 ″ OLED panel, with 139 cm diagonal. There is a 4K definition in addition to Ambilight 3 technology, which allows the colors of the image to be broadcast in real time on the walls behind the screen. This Smart TV is equipped with a panel with 100 Hz refresh rate, in addition to HDR10 +, HDR HLG and Dolby Vision. Google’s voice assistant is available, but also Alexa. A price-performance ratio that’s hard to beat to enjoy a beautiful OLED screen on Android TV!

  • Give her : YOU ARE
  • Resolution : 4K UHD
  • Frame rate: 100 Hz
  • Connectivity : 4x HDMI, TV antenna, Stereo RCA, Digital Optical, PCMCIA, 2x USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Assistant vocal : Google Assistant, Alexa
  • Energy class : B
  • Dimensions and weight (with stand): 772.2 x 1227.8 x 235.6 mm
  • Price : 999 €

Samsung QE55QN90A NEO QLED (2021)

Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA
Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA

Despite its somewhat barbaric name, Samsung’s QN90A Neo QLED TV has a lot of elements in its favor. It takes advantage of Samsung’s Quantum dot technology with strict control of the mini-LED backlight, delivering vibrant colors and excellent brightness. Samsung pairs the set with a host of genuinely smart functions and features, like a solar-powered remote control that eliminates the need to replace batteries (on the 2021 model).

There is also powerful Dolby Atmos sound, HDMI 2.1 connectivity and 12.6 millisecond latency for a good gaming experience.

  • Give her : Neo QLED
  • Resolution : 4K UHD
  • Frame rate: 100 Hz
  • Connectivity : 3 HDMI, 1 HDMI 2.1, TV antenna, Digital Optical, PCMCIA, 2 USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi compatible 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Assistant vocal : Google Assistant, Bixby, Alexa
  • Energy class : F (G with HDR)
  • Dimensions and weight (with stand): 768 x 1227.4 x 235.2 mm
  • Price : 1499 €

Sony Bravia XR-55A80J

Sony Bravia XR-55A80J
Sony Bravia XR-55A80J

Here is the best entry-level 55-inch OLED TV, the Sony Bravia XR-55A80J, released in April 2021. For a little over 1500 euros, it benefits, in addition to Google TV, from an exceptional picture thanks to with its infinite contrasts (OLED obliges) in addition to an almost irreproachable audio quality for this price. Despite the 4K at 120Hz, however, we don’t recommend it specifically for video games since it has around 18-19ms of latency. On the other hand, it will be perfect for TV, movies and series.

  • Give her : YOU ARE
  • Resolution : 4K UHD
  • Frame rate: 120 Hz
  • Connectivity : 2x HDMI (2.0), 2x HDMI (2.1), 1x mini-A / V, TV antenna, Stereo RCA, Digital Optical, PCMCIA, 3x USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi compatible 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, bluetooth 4.2
  • Assistant vocal : Google Assistant, Alexa
  • Energy class : G (G also with HDR)
  • Dimensions and weight (with stand): 735 x 1227 x 330 mm
  • Price : 1799 €

That’s all for this selection of the best 55-inch televisions available for purchase in 2021. Obviously, this selection is not exhaustive. You are free to go in search of a model specifically tailored to your budget and your needs. Also find our pick of the best 4K TVs running Android TV, our 2021 buyer’s guide to the best LG TVs and our 2021 buyer’s guide to the best Samsung TVs.

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