Technology

OLED TV test: the best OLED TVs 2020

| by

OLED vs. QLED-TV: Which television technology to buy?

Large color space, wide viewing angles, high contrasts – OLED televisions are currently the measure of all things. But not every OLED TV is recommended. In our purchase advice, we reveal what you have to look out for when buying an OLED device and present the currently best models from our tests. We explain in the video how OLED differs from QLED and which advantages and disadvantages the technology entails.

OLED TV test: the best OLED TVs 2020

It is no accident that both our best list of the best TVs of OLED TVs. The reason for this are the strong contrast ratios in the test, a particularly rich black, precise brightness control and great colors. Because OLED relies on self-illuminating pixels that can also switch off completely. In contrast to classic LCD televisions, OLED models do not have their own backlight.

Further advantages of OLED technology are next to the large color space and the extreme wide viewing angle . In contrast to VA panels, you can easily look at the side of the TV without noticing a change in contrast and weaker colors. Therefore, OLED TVs are particularly suitable for families and people who like to watch TV together. Also practical: since no backlight is required, OLED televisions are thinner and lighter as comparable LCD models.

You will always see in the following leaderboard the ten best OLED TVs we tested. We generally only test devices in one size, but assume that the results can be transferred to the same models in a different display size. Below the overall grade you will find a link that leads you to the detailed test report with the most important information.

Many OLED TVs convince in addition to great picture quality with lavish equipment – such as the Philips 55 POS 9002 with Ambilight. Philips

LCD vs. OLED: All differences in detail

TV in the test

Panasonic TX-55GZW2004 BestCheck offer

  • Sound quality (1.7)
  • Image quality (1.0)
  • Facilities (1.1)
  • Energy efficiency (2.8)

Panasonic TX-65GZW1004 BestCheck offer

  • Sound quality (1.8)
  • Image quality (1.1)
  • Facilities (1.1)
  • Energy efficiency (2.2)

LG OLED 55C97LA Offer by BestCheck

  • Sound quality (2.2)
  • Image quality (1.3)
  • Facilities (1.0)
  • Energy efficiency (2.3)

Sony KD-55AG9 BestCheck offer

  • Sound quality (1.4)
  • Image quality (1.3)
  • Facilities (1.3)
  • Energy efficiency (2.3)

Sony KD-65AF9 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1,0)
  • Image quality (1.3)
  • Facilities (1.4)
  • Energy efficiency (2.6)

Sony KD-55AF9 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1,1)
  • Image quality (1.3)
  • Facilities (1.4)
  • Energy efficiency (2.6)

Philips 55OLED934 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.4)
  • Image quality (1.4)
  • Facilities (1.1)
  • Energy efficiency (3.1)

Philips 55OLED903 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1,2)
  • Image quality (1.4)
  • Facilities (1.3)
  • Energy efficiency (2.8)

Price

from 1. 799 00 €

price estimate

Acceptable (3.2)

Sony KD-65AF8 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.6)
  • Image quality (1.4)
  • Facilities (1.6)
  • Energy efficiency (2.2)

LG OLED 55E8L Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.5)
  • Image quality (1.5)
  • Facilities (1.4)
  • Energy efficiency (2.4)

To the complete leaderboard

Disadvantages of OLED technology

Despite the many advantages, OLEDs are TV but still in the minority. This is mainly due to the higher costs compared to TVs with classic VA panels. Attentive bargain hunters can often get the entry-level OLED models from LG cheaper in promotional deals, but they still have to be over 1. 00 pay 0 Euro. On the other hand, competitors' high-end LCD TVs are also very expensive.

A widespread rumor is that OLED TVs are more energy-hungry than their LCD counterparts. That is only partially true. The absolute power consumption the premium TVs are (regardless of the panel technology) largely the same and (depending on the model) lies in our tests between 140 Watts and 160 Watts (some outliers left down and up outside left). LCD TVs achieve a higher maximum brightness with comparable power consumption, so they work more efficiently. This is not noticeable on the electricity bill.

An actual disadvantage is the so-called Burn-in effect . In extreme situations, OLEDs run the risk that certain picture elements remain visible for a long time, for example if the TV displays static picture content for many hours or days without moving. Although LG, from whose factories all of the OLED panels originate, now uses technologies that are intended to counter this effect, OLEDs are not suitable for all applications, for example, use in airport terminals. Home users do not have to worry about this, as you usually have constantly changing content at home and the manufacturers have installed a screen saver in almost all cases. The bottom line is that OLED televisions are a real must for high-end fans.

What is the difference between OLED and Samsung QLED TV?

In the following video we explain the differences between OLED TVs and Samsung's so-called QLED TVs. All points at a glance and how QLED works, read in this post .

This is the difference between OLED and QLED

Marius Eichfelder

Marius Eichfelder

As an external author, Marius Eichfelder supports the editing of test and purchase advice in all areas and is particularly responsible for televisions, headphones and notebooks. He also looks after our practical tips page.

THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS

More

Our shopping vouchers

More

NEW TESTS AT CHIP ONLINE

More

Related Articles

Close