Best Affordable 55″ 4K TVs

Sure, you can spend big bucks for a state-of-the-art, flagship class TV, but you’ll pay dearly for the privilege. Sometimes you just want a TV that does what it does well, looks good doing it, and is big enough for your media center or bedroom dresser.

These days buying a budget TV does not mean you skimp on features: You get a smart TV that plays 4K HDR content no matter which option you choose. Check out our picks of budget 55″ TVs that get the job done with a price that’s right.


1. TCL 55″ Class 4-Series

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  • TCL 55″ Class 4-Series supports 4K resolution, as well as HDR. For resolution below 4K, the TV employs the 4K Creative Pro upscaling engine.
  • The TV comes equipped with Roku, allowing you to access all your favorite streaming services easily, as well as Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility for easy voice commands.
  • Inputs include 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, and Composite.

CNET says “TCL 55″ Class 4-Series is one of the least expensive smart TVs you can buy. Roku TV delivers the best smart TV experience on the market, with a simple, responsive user interface, thousands of apps and constant feature upgrades … the S425 series is still an excellent choice for budget buyers focused on streaming and simplicity.


2. TCL 55″ Class 5-Series

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  • TCL 55″ Class 5-Series supports 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR, as well as HDR. For resolution below 4K, the TV employs the 4K Creative Pro upscaling engine.
  • The TV comes equipped with Roku, allowing you to access all your favorite streaming services easily, as well as Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility for easy voice commands.
  • Inputs include 4 HDMI, 1 USB, and RF.

PC Mag says “Budget-friendly TVs cover a surprisingly wide range of price and performance levels, and TCL tries to span them all. The company’s 5-series sits between the remarkably inexpensive 4-series and the impressively bright 6-series, and takes elements from both. It features a sleek design and wide color range with good accuracy out of the box.


3. LG UK6090PUA Series

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  • LG 55″ UK6090PUA Series supports 4K resolution. For resolution below 4K, the TV employs LG’s upscaling engine.
  • The TV is compatible with both Google Home and Amazon Alexa, and comes with the LG Content Store and a full web browser.
  • Inputs include 3 HDMI, 2 USB, and RF.

Digital Trends says “At the reduced price of $300, the 50-inch LG UK6090PUA is one of the best budget 4K TVs on the market, with an LED screen that’s crisp, sharp, and has fantastic viewing angles, and an upscale engine that can spin HD content into 4K Ultra HD. So, what’s the difference between the $300 UK6090PUA and the $400 UM7300PUA? Well, there’s no voice control on the former and it doesn’t work with Google Assistant. But that’s about all that’s different, save for some minor cosmetic changes.


4. Samsung RU7100 Series

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  • Samsung RU7100 Series supports 4K resolution and HDR. For resolution below 4K, the TV employs Samsung’s upscaling engine.
  • The TV employs an on-screen universal guide to find streaming content, OneRemote to control all compatible devices, smart speaker expandability with Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility.
  • Inputs include 3 HDMI, 2 USB, Component, and RF.

RTINGS says “The Samsung RU7100 is a good 4k LED TV that has decent overall picture quality. It can deliver deep blacks, thanks to the high native contrast ratio, and it is good for a dim room.


5. Samsung RU7300 Series

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  • Samsung RU7300 Series is a curved-screen TV that supports 4K resolution and HDR. For resolution below 4K, the TV employs Samsung’s upscaling engine.
  • Curved screens improve edge-to-edge contrast of VA LCD screens when the viewer is seated in the center.
  • The TV employs an on-screen universal guide to find streaming content, OneRemote to control all compatible devices, smart speaker expandability with Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility.
  • Inputs include 3 HDMI, 2 USB, Component, and RF.

RTINGS says “The Samsung RU7300 is a good TV for most uses. It produces deep, uniform blacks, but lacks a local dimming feature. In SDR, it gets bright enough for most moderately-lit rooms and has decent reflection handling.


6. Hisense H8 Series

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  • The Hisense 55H8F supports 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR, and HDR10.
  • The TV employs Android TV, as well as Google Assistant, a voice control option, and a game mode with input lag that’s as low as 15 milliseconds.
  • Inputs include 4 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 RCA, Component, and RF.

TechRadar says “When it comes to raw picture quality, the Hisense H8F is simply the best TV in this price range. At $500, the TV offers a stellar image quality, with beautifully deep black-levels and crisp colors – all in a manageable 55-inch package. Sure, the audio leaves a lot to be desired, and you may or may not like Android TV, but you can always buy a Roku streaming stick or Apple TV, and use the TV with a stereo surround system or other speakers – leaving the Hisense H8F to do what it’s best at: display a great image.


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