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The best 4K TVs available in Australia in 2023
Set your expectations to stunned with these ultra-awesome 4K tele picks.
Disclaimer: Product prices and deals are subject to change and only accurate as of the last page update.
Sure, 8K TVs have been around for a while now, but there’s still not a whole lot of content to justify the fidelity boost. That’s why 4K TVs are still a great choice today. They’re a great mix of value and eye candy, with smart TV features that boost their versatility as media-streaming, gaming, and sports-watching devices.
Prices start at under $1,000 for 4K TVs and stretch to many thousands of dollars, with the main cost leap being screen size. Scroll on for our full breakdown of the best 4K TVs you can buy today in a handful of meaningful categories.
- : LG C2 OLED
- : Hisense A7HAU LED
- : Samsung QN90B QLED
- : Sony X90K LED
- : Samsung QN85B QLED
1. LG C2 OLED
Best 4K TV overall
If you want a gorgeous 4K tele that pretty much does it all, consider the LG C2. This 2022-model LG 4K TV comes in a variety of sizes, including 42-inch and 48-inch models for gamers seeking a massive-screen monitor upgrade. Speaking of gamers, the LG C2 has all the right gamer-friendly trimmings: HDMI 2.1 ports for playing at up to 4K resolutions at 120Hz, variable refresh rate (VRR), auto low-latency mode (ALLM) and G-Sync for PC gamers who want to avoid screen tearing. The LG C2 boasts a brighter screen than is typically available for OLED panels, while maintaining the rich blacks of OLED screens. This tele makes 4K content look great whether it’s streaming or via UHD Blu-rays, plus it boasts a wide viewing angle and even handles bright rooms (which most OLED panels don’t do well). Consider it our top pick for all categories except for the budget category on this page.
For an alternative, save money by opting for the LG C1, consider the Sony A90K for an OLED contender, or opt for the Samsung QN90B if you typically watch TV in a very bright room.
2. Hisense A7HAU (LED)
Best 4K TV under $1,000
If you’re upgrading from a 1080p TV or want a second tele in your home without having to pay an arm and a leg, the Hisense A7HAU TV is well worth considering. Hisense has a great reputation for cheap 4K TVs. Those savings come from using a LED panel (instead of OLED or QLED) and opting for either the 43-inch or 50-inch varieties in terms of RRP. That said, we found the 55-inch A7HAU 4K TV for comfortably under $1,000 at the time of writing. There are some compromises at this price—like three HDMI 2 ports that aren’t capable of 4K at 120Hz for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X gameplay—but this is a great starting point for 4K TVs at a great price. While it is missing some streaming services, you can fix that by adding a streaming box workaround. Impressively, the A7HAU handles a wide range of HDR content, including Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
For alternatives, consider the TCL P735 or FFalcon UF3. Alternatively, for a named brand 4K TV under $1,000, start comparisons with the LG UQ90, Samsung BU8000 or Sony X75K.
3. Samsung QN90B (QLED)
Best 4K TV for brightness
Bright rooms need brighter TV panels to combat screen reflection so you can spend more time watching what’s on tele and less time watching your reflection on the screen. The Samsung QN90B is a great set for viewing at any time of the day, with the lights turned up as high as you like. You can also enjoy excellent brightness coupled with vivid colours. A wide viewing angle means it’s as great viewing for those on the edges of the couch as those in the centre, too. Whether you’re streaming TV shows, watching UHD Blu-ray movies, playing games or watching sports, the QN90B is a premium 4K TV that’s built to keep up with whatever you throw at it. We also like that it has great intuitive upscaling for non-4K content.
For bright alternatives, consider the Hisense U8G for something cheaper or the Samsung QN85B for a premium replacement.
4. Sony X90K (LED)
Best 4K TV for gaming
If you want the best 4K TV for gaming, go with the LG C2. That said, you can pay a whole lot less and still get a lot of great gaming perks out of the Sony X90K. For regular viewing content, the X90K boasts great colours and contrast. Plus, it’s a cinch to use thanks to the Google TV operating system. For gamers, Google TV opens up the option of playing games directly on the Sony X90K care of access to the Google Play store. For more traditional gaming, there are four HDMI 2.1 ports, with included support for VRR and ALLM. It’d be great if the X90K had better handling of extremely bright rooms, but that can’t hold this set back from being a wholly recommendable and affordable gaming companion.
For alternatives, try the LG C1 or C2 (or go all out on an LG G2). Also consider the Samsung QN90B and Samsung QN85B.
5. Samsung QN85B (QLED)
Best 4K TV for sports
If you spend a lot of time watching sports on TV, you’re going to want a 4K TV that can keep up with the action. That means a TV set that handles on-screen movement well, while delivering image accuracy across a wide viewing angle, plus a bright enough panel for watching sports in well-lit rooms. Enter the Samsung QN85B. It’s like Samsung built this tele with sports in mind. The panel handles fast-moving action well, it’s super bright and it boasts a wide viewing angle. Naturally, the QN85B is also great at tackling regular TV content (including games), whether you’re streaming, watching Blu-rays or looking to upscale lower-fidelity viewing.
For alternatives, consider the Hisense U8G for a cheap option or the LG C2 for (slightly) darker rooms.
Compare the best 4K TVs
Screen sizes (inches)
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|Best 4K TV overall||OLED||42, 48, 55, 65, 77, 83||4x HDMI 2.1, 3x USB, LAN, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||WebOS 22, Google Assistant, Alexa, Miracast||"HDMI 2.1, VRR, ALLM, G-Sync"||$3,039 (55 inches)||See it at The Good Guys|
|Best cheap 4K TV||LED||43, 50, 55, 65, 75, 85||3x HDMI 2, 2x USB, LAN, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG||VIDAA U5 OS, DLNA, Google Assistant, Alexa||VRR, ALLM||$779 (55 inches)||See it at The Good Guys|
|Best bright 4K TV||QLED||43, 50, 55, 65, 75, 85||4x HDMI 2.1, 2x USB, LAN, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.2||Quantum HDR 32x, HDR10+, HLG||Tizen OS, DLNA, Google Assistant, Alexa, Bixby||HDMI 2.1, VRR, ALLM, FreeSync||$2,335 (50 inches)||See it at The Good Guys|
|Best gaming 4K TV||LED||55, 65, 75, 85||4x HDMI 2.1, 2x USB, LAN, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Android TV OS, Google Assistant, Alexa, Chromecast||HDMI 2.1, VRR, ALLM||$2,270 (55 inches)||See it at Amazon|
|Best sports 4K TV||QLED||55, 65, 75, 85||4x HDMI 2.1, 2x USB, LAN, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.2||Quantum HDR 24x, HDR10+, HLG||Tizen OS, DLNA, Google Assistant, Alexa, Bixby||HDMI 2.1, VRR, ALLM, FreeSync||$2,375 (55 inches)||See it at The Good Guys|
What to look for in a 4K TV
Your budget is the best place to start with a 4K TV. You can pay under $1,000 for a cheap 4K TV (or auxiliary TV set) or splash out many thousands of dollars on a cutting-edge, future-proofed model. After your budget is set, think about the room you’re putting it in.
Wide viewing angles are great for larger homes where not everyone will be sitting in front of the set. Similarly, if you watch TV predominantly during the day or in a bright room at night, you’ll want a bright panel to reduce glare. LED and QLED 4K TVs are brighter than OLED TVs.
That said, if you have a way to manage brightness in the TV room, OLED tellies generally have better overall picture quality with better detail in darker scenes. It’s also worth factoring in gaming features for extra versatility, including HDMI 2.1 ports alongside perks like variable refresh rate and auto low-latency mode.
How we choose 4K TVs
Our team has extensive experience with 4K TVs, including hands-on time with the biggest brands. Where possible, we base our category picks on first-hand experience. If that’s not an option, we use our knowledge of 4K TV features to inform the best picks, leaning on revered independent sites like Rtings to identify contenders, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
For our overall winner, we look at 4K TVs that impress on key everyday metrics: streaming TV, watching 4K Blu-ray movies, HDR content, sports and games. We like a 4K TV that offers a range of sizes to suit different needs, and the more user-friendly features, the better.
Our cheap category winner is capped at $1,000 spend, be that the RRP (ideally) or when we can comfortably source a sub-$1,000 price for a 4K TV with a higher RRP. The best TVs for bright rooms are ones with bright panels, and we pay particular attention to how they handle glare (LED and QLED tend to beat OLED here). For gaming and sports categories, there’s some crossover, with low latency and handling of fast on-screen action favouring best.
4K TV FAQs
Yes, it is absolutely worth buying a 4K TV. Prices start between $500 and $1,000 for a decent entry-level 4K TV but investing more unlocks larger screens and lifelike quality.
Whether you’re after a 4K TV or UHD TV, you’re looking for the same thing. UHD is short for ‘ultra-high definition’, which is another term for 4K.
We tend to favour the vivid colour and rich black tones of LG 4K TVs, but Samsung make great 4K TVs that are particularly good for bright-room viewing. For budget 4K TVs, consider Hisense, and for reasonably priced premium alternatives, look at Sony 4K TVs.
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