BEST SMART TV DEALS AND REVIEWS
What you should look out for when buying a Smart TV can be such a task!, as TVs has lots of features that are quite difficult to understand or differentiate and lots of options, hence a lot of us tend to chunk our money just for anything that seem fancy and cheap – which may actually be the worst TV to buy.
So this article would be navigating your way through the best smart box you should consider.
WANT AN UPGRADE? TOP 3 SMART TV
So, let’s dive right in:
1. Samsung Q90R QLED TV
If you were buying a smart TV last year, Samsung Q9FN would have been the best option, as it had the best image quality, an improved platform as it came with Bixby support, and several Smart things that you can imagine. However, it wasn’t perfect, as it had issues with its viewing angles such that it cast shadows on the images. This is why Q90R is your best shot. Samsung took all the brass in Q9FN and gave gold in Q90R.
Screen Sizes: 55-, 65-, 75-, and 82-inches
Panel technology: QLED
Smart TV: Yes
Dimensions: 1450 x 922 x 284mm (WxHxD)
Inputs: 4xHDMI, 3xUSB, 2xRF, optical, Ethernet, CI slot
● It has superb picture quality
● Wider viewing angles
● Incredible HDR performance
● Attractive design and well built
● And a comprehensive smart platform.
● No Dolby Vision support
● No Dolby Atom speakers
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Samsung Q90R has the latest version of Samsung smart platform, this means the best one was built here. It has a sophisticated and embracive platform that includes iTunes, a Universal guide and Bixby voice assistant. Since the major purpose of this Box is to watch content, it has full video playing options to choose from, from Netflix, YouTube, Now TV, Rakuten, and several others. And with the Universal guides which help to collate games and apps into a single user-friendly interface, you wouldn’t need to worry about overload! It also has the intelligence to collate files based on your interest. (This is too much sophistication)
HOW LOUD IS IT?
With Q90, you would enjoy the awesome sound, as it has the ability to sound like four speakers, two suns and 60W amplification into the panel. Hence, it has a five-star audio performance with very good stereo separation, deep bass and clear dialogues that you would hear every word said. It also has the ability to adjust its audio depending on the environment and content, this means that if you are watching football, for instance, the commentaries are well pronounced and the crowd is enveloped or in your movies, you would have the music and effects well defined and well-differentiated dialogues.
HOW BEAUTIFUL IS IT THE IMAGE?
The Q90 has its images delivered with natural colors, deep blacks, bright highlights and we’ll define shadows. The images are particularly terrific, as you get to see every picture in its true form. Definitely, Q90 was impressively made. It corporates all the right features in the right places.
2. LG C9 OLED Series
Screen Sizes: 55-, 65-, 77-inches
Tuner: Freeview HD, satellite HD
Panel technology: OLED
Smart TV: Yes, WebOS and ThinQ AI
Dimensions: 1228(w) x 738(h) x 251(d)mm
Inputs: 4xHDMI 2.1, 3xUSB, 2xRF, optical, analogue, headphones, CI slot
● It has a superb picture quality
● Terrific black levels and contrast
● Dolby Vision and Atoms
● Al-enhanced smart platform
● Brilliant design
● Lacks HDR10+ support
● Limited HDR brightness
HOW SMART IS IT?
LG C9 has the latest iteration of webOS with a few tweaks. Additionally, to the launcher tier is s second tier that allows you to assess content quickly and also with an Al Preview that makes recommendations based on your interests and habits. There is also this intelligent edit feature that lists your Apps based on the frequency. You should also know that, C9, just like many smart TV has a full range of applications to choose from, like Netflix, YouTube, Now TV and other catch up services. The intelligence Edit feature also has the ability to analyze your viewing habit based on not just the content but also the best view for that time if the day. Indeed, C9 is full of sophistication, isn’t that what you are looking out for? With the webOS, and Al-enhancements and voice control that can be used as an assistant. It is definitely the peak of smartness.
HOW LOUD IS IT?
LG C9 has a beautiful sound. It doesn’t have enough room for speakers, but with the aid of its AI-enhancements which provides acoustical assistance. This means that you can optimize the sound based on the room you are using the TV for, you can set up accordingly and compare with the previous sound, and you still adjust the bass to suit your personality. This setting is very clear and not vague in any way. The sound quality is definitely remarkable, coming from such small speakers (in other to maintain its slim body).
HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THE IMAGE?
Aside from disappointing us with not having HDR10+, C9 gave all the best picture quality you could expect from an OLED TV. It gave pictures in its natural form and perfectly saturated. Also, because LG is the king of sophistication, it has a deep learning AI enhancement, that has a huge impact on the image quality. That is it assess a database of several content examples and uses this in analysing and determining the type and quality of content. Yes, this process is very legit. Also, since OLED is self-emissive, that is each pixel is individually controlled, this allows it to deliver an uncommon level of detail. Also, because of C9 AI value, it can tone map content accurately, ensuring that these highlights have every detail. For instance, watching the scene in First Man where Apollo 11 spacecraft first went in to orbit around noon. The TV’s screen was completely black and then the lunar surface appears, this is something that only an OLED can do and C9, didn’t fail us. Definitely, LG C9 is the king of OLED evolution. It has improved it’s every performance with its artificial intelligence and awesome pictures. It is definitely a must buy.
3. Sony Master Series A9F OLED TV
Screen Size: 65 inches
Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160
HDR: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, IMAX Enhanced
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Ports: 4 HDMI, 3 USB
Audio: Acoustic Surface Audio+ (3.2 channel)
Smart TV Software: Android TV 8.0
Size: 57.1 x 32.9 x 3.4 inches [w/ stand closed]
Weight: 60 pounds [w/o stand]
● It has a superb OLED display
● Impressive HDR performance
● The Acoustic Surface Audio and sound system is amazing
● Android Oreo improves smart TV experience.
● The lean-back design is awkward
If great picture, quality sound system and improved version of Android TV is your fantasy, Sony Master Series A9F OLED TV is your best option.
HOW SMART IS IT?
A9F definitely gave their best in their smartness, as it has the newest version of the smart OS. In this new version, navigation is much faster and moves like a fluid. The home screen is much more customized and allows an option for contents of your interest. It has cool features built in like the Google Chromecast, which makes it easy to share content between your smartphone and the TV, and also allows you to play content from Netflix and Spotify. It also has the Google assistant feature, which allows you to find content online and even control your smart-home devices. If you even want a more intuitive interaction, Sony TV works with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices.
HOW LOUD IS IT?
Sony Master Series A9F’s sound is particularly impressive and rich! It has an updated version of an impressive sound form screen audio technology. The result is amazing, the dialogues are particularly beautiful, with every word coming onto the screen and every music and effect sound realistic. It definitely has a way of putting sound where it ought to be. For instance, listening to Ariana Grande’s “Thank you, Next”, the clarity of her voice was something that would leave you to shun and the bass was impressively resounding.
HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THE IMAGE?
With Sony Master Series A9F, you would experience a combination of sophisticated video processing hardware with a beautiful OLED panel, that offers the best viewing experience you can ever imagine. For instance, the movies “The Shallows”, when viewed on A9F, every color was uniquely defined, you could spot every detail in the picture.
It has about 130.8 percent of the Rec. 709 color gamut which makes it much better than Samsung Q9FN and LG 65SK9500. A9F also boasts of HDR10 and HLG, Dolby Vision and a brand-new IMAX Enhanced format.