TV Comparison should I buy OLED or QLED

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Panasonic TX-55FZ802B 55″ OLED TV

User Review: Panasonic TX-55FZ802B 55″ OLED TV


A comparison of two competing TV technologies: OLED and QLED

But which television should you buy?

Despite their names looking similar – OLED and QLED are not the same. But in this post, we won’t go into the technicalities (you can see our other more-technical OLED vs QLED article here) – we will try to help you with your own buying decision with this interactive guide below.

Assuming each factor has equal weighting, this is how we would select. Click away!

OLED

QLED

Deeper, better blacks
Brighter pixels
Cutting-edge tech
More proven tech
More authentic colours
Punchier colours
Thinner screens, better for wall-mounting
More choice, flat or curved (good in a corner)
Lower power consumption
Wider choice and better prices
Faster, smoother, less blur
More screen sizes available
Better viewing angles
More vibrant colours

Our humble opinion

We think both QLED and OLED are terrific, and actually we would be happy with either.
QLED is lower cost and had more choice (at the time of writing) whereas OLED is the latest tech and promises better blacks; so it’s a tough choice. If we had the money, OLED would probably have the edge for us.

Update: Latest OLED TVs

These are some newer OLED TVs we have recently spotted. These would be our first choices as they are OLED, big! and are Ultra HD Premium Certified and under £2,500. Of course, you may not want all of these features or want to spend more; but this would be our personal preference.

Don’t forget, you can usually buy QLED TVs at a lower price point, and choose from a wider range.

PANASONIC TX-55FZ802B 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV

£1,499.00 from Currys

PANASONIC TX-55FZ952B 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV

£1,899.00 from Currys

Listings correct as of 26th November 2018


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