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Best 65-inch 4K TVs 2019: the best big screen TVs for any budget

Best 65-inch 4K TVs 2019: the best big screen TVs for any budget

Best 65-inch 4K TVs 2019: the best big screen TVs for any budget

Best 65-inch 4K TVs 2019: the best big screen TVs for any budget

Best 65-inch 4K TVs 2019: the best big screen TVs for any budget

Best 65-inch 4K TVs 2019: the best big screen TVs for any budget
Best 65-inch 4K TVs 2019: the best big screen TVs for any budget
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If you're on the hunt for a bigger television screen, you could do a lot worse than a 65-inch TV. You'll need a decent amount of space in your living room to fit a 4K television of that size, of course, but if you have the room to spare, a 65-inch TV could be just the thing to take your home entertainment setup to the next level.

Why go as big as 65 inches, we hear you say? Well, Most smart TVs nowadays will pack in 4K resolutions, while many feature color and contrast improvement with HDR (high dynamic range), and a 65-inch TV can help show off those enhancements in far more detail than a meagre 40-inch TV set. If you want to go even larger, you can also consider these 75-inch TVs – or make a real statement with the Samsung Q950R, which measures a whopping 98 inches.

The trouble is, getting a bigger screen can also just show off the imperfections in a TV's processing even more clearly – which is why we've brought together the best 65-inch TVs in this handy guide, to make sure you won't regret investing in a big-screen set. With the top picks from the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG, you know you're getting the very best 65-inch 4K TVs out there.

With the end of 2019 near, the next wave of new TVs won't be until the CES 2020 expo in January – but we'll be sure to update this page as we get the chance to review new 2020 models. For now, these are the best 65-inch 4K TVs out there.

  • If a 65-inch TV is going to be far too big for your home, then take a look at our top pick of the best best 55-inch and best 40-inch TVs instead.

Best 65-inch TV sets: making a choice

The sets in this list give you a wealth of choice at the popular 65-inch TV size, but as we've said, sometimes a lot of choice gets confusing. That's why we're here to try and help you answer the question: which one is right for you?

Currently, our favorite 65-inch 4K TVs are LG's series of OLED TVs, boasting exceptional black levels and premium HDR in the form of Dolby Vision. On the other hand, they aren't the best option for brightly lit rooms. 

If your living room's ratio of windows to doors is too high, you might want to consider Samsung's QLED TV series for your 65-inch 4K TV purchase instead. In comparison to the LG models, these are bright and colorful, and pack in technology that helps them cope with overly bright environments. 

Of course, Sony TVs come with both OLED and LED panels, and you can't go wrong with these either – so you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking out the best 65-inch TV set.

Don't forget 60-inch TVs either – we haven't highlighted any in particular in this list, but you still get a decent-sized set, all the benefits of a 4K resolution, and the usual set of smart TV features too. Oh, and they're a little bit cheaper.

As you consider what you can afford, how bright your room is and where it'll look best in your living room, let's take a look at our favorite 65-inch 4K TVs right now. Each one in this list has been tested and approved by our expert team of reviewers, so you can make a well-informed decision.

Best 65 inch 4K TVs at a glance

  1. Best 65-inch TV: LG OLED65C9
  2. Runner up: Philips OLED 804
  3. The LCD champ: Samsung Q90 QLED TV
  4. HDR Hero: Panasonic TX-65GZ2000
  5. LG's fancier OLED set: OLED65E9
  6. Master upscaler: Sony A9G/AG9 OLED
  7. Master of motion: Sony XBR-65X900F
  8. Best entry-level OLED: LG OLED65B9
  9. For lower budgets: TCL 6-Series Roku TV
  10. For UK viewers: Hisense U8B ULED TV

Best 65 inch 4K TVs of 2019


Image Credit: LG

The big question this year for 65-inch 4K TV buyers with money to spend is QLED or OLED? QLED is Samsung's LCD-based screen tech, while LG makes not just the panels for its own OLED TVs but the other makers too.

An OLED like the OLED65C9 is hard to beat for a cinema-like environment. This 65-inch TV actually has much better contrast, and probably color, than your local cinema screen.

With the well-organized webOS smart platform giving you easy access to the smart TV's many apps and services, and the OLED panel and upgraded a9 Gen 2 processor to make those images really pop, there's very little to criticize in this excellent 2019 LG TV.

Cinematic images, smart software and slick design – what more could you want? Well, as you're asking, Samsung's QLED TVs are much brighter (which does wonders for HDR), and their motion handling is a little better too. However, for the image quality fundamentals of color and contrast, the LG OLED65C9 still wins in our opinion. 

The sloped TV stand used in the C9 also works to funnel sound from its downward-firing speakers toward the viewer; not quite a replacement for the LG E9's 4.2 channel speakers, but a sign of the C9's persistence to offer the best experience it can with the parts provided.

Read the full review: LG C9 OLED (OLED55C9, OLED65C9, OLED77C9)


Why pick the Philips 804 OLED over another OLED TV, when there are so many these days to choose from? The answer is probably Ambilight.

Philips' proprietary Ambilight technology basks the room around the TV in an ambient glow, meaning your TV comes with built-in mood lighting. It's a gorgeous effect, even if it's largely an aesthetic one.

But the 804 OLED isn't just for show: thanks to Philips' beefy P5 Picture processor, its able to give real force to OLED images, with enhanced contrast and spectacular colors – even when upscaling from HD/SDR. Philips improves on last year's 803 model too with both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support, meaning you won't have to choose between a dynamic HDR format.

The lack of Freeview Play may be frustrating for UK viewers, without catch-up provision for the likes of ITV and BBC, while the Android TV interface also isn't the smoothest experience on offer. But given what you do get, and the highly competitive price, makes this a 65-inch OLED very much worth your while.

If you really have the budget to spare, this Philips OLED+984 features four-sided Amiblight and a built-in Bowers & Wilkins soundbar for high-end home cinema display – but at £4,999 it isn't quite as affordable.

Read the full review: Philips OLED 804


Samsung Q90 QLED TV

Samsung's flagship 4K QLED for 2019 has somehow managed to outdo last year's Q9FN, and well deserves a place on this list.

As the top model in Samsung's QLED range – 8K models like the Q950R aside – the Q90 offers a truly dynamic picture with market-leading picture processing and incredible HDR images. Not to mention a dazzling peak brightness of 1,600 nits (double that of most OLEDs). And with a sleek, bezel-less design, and the OneConnect box to tidy away all your cables, the Q90 is as nice to look at when the TV is off as well.

But one of the most impressive innovations with the Q90 is the viewing angles: something that LCD panels traditionally struggle with, given that backlighting usually faces directly forwards. Samsung has tackled the problem admirably, with its Ultra Viewing Angle technology meaning that contrast and color are as strong off-axis as they are head-on, correcting one of our main complaints for the Q9FN.

Add to that the built-in Bixby voice assistant and comprehensive smart platform, and you have a top-class television full able to compete with the OLED TVs out there.

Read the full review: Samsung Q90 QLED TV


Best 65-inch 4K TVs Panasonic

Few televisions released this year have quite the swagger of the Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED. Sitting at the very top of Panasonic’s 2019 TV range, this flagship TV offers the best of the company’s HCX Pro Intelligent processing, with a custom-made OLED panel to distinguish it from the cheaper Panasonic GZ1500 and GZ950 / GZ1000 models.

That’s not to mention the broad HDR format support Panasonic has introduced across its mid-range and high-end sets. However, while even the sub-£1,000 GX800 model packs in the likes of Dolby VisionHDR10+, and HLG, it’s the GZ2000 that should really show off these formats at their best.

Another standout feature is the 140W Dolby Atmos speaker system, involving both a built-in soundbar and upward-firing speakers, with incredibly precise audio location across the screen – meaning you're getting both precision and power from your television's drivers.

You won't find this one in the US, despite its popularity among professional Hollywood colorists – but those of you in the UK can nab the 65-inch model for £4,399.

Read the full review: Panasonic GZ2000



LG'S OLED 65E9 doesn't stray too far from the C9 model we also saw this year, though the design is a bit more ambitious, with a gorgeous bezel-less glass panel that appears to simply float above the TV stand.

You're getting an equivalent picture and 2nd-gen a9 processor, and in terms of getting bang for your buck, the C Series is generally the better option. But for those wanting something with the wow factor – even when you're not watching anything on it – and a boosted audio system packed in, the E9 is certainly the premium option.

But the OLED65E9 will add a good few hundred dollars (or pounds) to the cost of your OLED television, which aren't cheap to begin with, so we advise you think carefully about whether the upgrade is worth it for you.

Read the full review: LG OLED65E9


Why buy the A9G OLED? The 2019 model excels when it comes to upscaling, with SD and HD images looking as polished and detailed as you could hope for on the A9G’s 4K display – while the OLED panel manages to draw out incredible color and contrast performance. 

Sound is also a key feature, with Sony’s premium Acoustic Surface+ Audio technology emitting audio out of the panel itself, rather than jutting out of rear-firing speakers.

There are some specific flaws worth noting, including the lack of Freeview Play – the on demand service for British broadcasters. While you get premium Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos formats, there’s also no HDR10+, which may be an issue depending on which streaming services and HDR sources you use. The A9G is, however, IMAX Enhanced certified for those keen on the cinematic aspect ratio and DTS-mixed audio that affords. 

Previous models were burdened with a frustrating smart platform, but the latest Android interface is simpler, stripped back, and much faster to load. Sony's decision to ditch the AF9's tilted panel design is also a great improvement. Just stay clear of the Netflix Calibrated Mode: as it stands it tends to harm rather than help the picture.

Read the full review: Sony A9G Master Series OLED


Best 65-inch 4K TVs Sony motion control TV

The Sony XBR-65X900F was one of the first 65-inch 4K TVs of 2018, taking over from 2017's Sony XBR-65X900E

Improvements include greater brightness, which improves HDR performance, and even better motion handling. In fact, we doubt you'll find smoother motion handling on any other set.

Image quality is also fantastic, with great black depth and insight – even SD content looks good. As this is an LCD you don't quite get the perfect blacks of OLED, but it gets as close as LCD can. 

Like previous Sonys, the Sony XBR-65X900F uses Android TV, which can be frustrating at times. However, it does give you access to masses of apps, games and streaming services. Sound quality has improved too, although this TV's speakers won't, of course, make an action movie's explosions shake your floorboards. 

In the UK this 65-inch TV set is known as the KD-65XF9005.

Read the full review: Sony BRAVIA XBR-65X900F


Want an OLED TV experience without the price tag? The LG B9 OLED may be the television for you.

Sitting at the bottom of LG's 2019 OLED range, the comparatively budget set forgoes the a9 Gen 2 processor of its more expensive siblings (like the C9) for a simpler a7 Gen 2 model.

You have to be careful going for the cheapest OLED TVs out there, as some like the Hisense O8B simply don't get the balance between bargain and baseline quality. The LG B9, though, still manages to achieve a dynamic picture with the infinite contrast and vibrant colours in keeping with the rest of the range – even if some mild video noise creeps into the darker sections of the screen.

Overall, though, its £1,299 starting price (for the 55-inch model) makes it the best 'budget' OLED out there.

Read the full review: LG B9 OLED TV


65-inch TCL 6-Series Roku TV

There's no doubt in our minds – the TCL P6-Series was hands down the best budget TV of last year in the sub-$1,000 price range. It made our Best TVs of 2017 list, as well as our Best 4K TVs of 2017 list, alongside OLEDs from Sony and LG, and QLED TVs from Samsung – all of which cost two, three, four or even five times as much as TCL’s budget-friendly series.

If there was a downside to last year's models, one that could've and should've been fixed by year's end, it was the fact that the TVs were limited to one size – a paltry 55-inch screen. Worse, production couldn’t keep up with the heavy demand once word got out how spectacular those TVs were. 

Thankfully that's all changed this year and the TCL 6-Series is now available in a gorgeous, affordable 65-inch TV size that not only looks phenomenal, but goes easy on your wallet as well for a 4K screen.

Read the full review: TCL 6-Series (R615, R617)


Hisense H8B ULED

Hisense is a TV brand known for bringing some real budget prices to even some of the biggest screens, and the U8B proves it. Sold only in the UK, this edge-lit 65-inch 4K TV bundles a host of different patented technologies that make up Hisense's ULED panels – essentially a jacked-out LED display, rather than a different type of technology altogether. 

Why so cheap? The edge lighting won't make for the most consistent brightness across the screen – compared to a full array backlight – but it does keep the panel wonderfully thin. With a silver trim and imposing stand, too, this is a television designed to have an impact.

The Hisense U8B ULED has a clean and straightforward UI, through its Vidaa U smart platform, with plenty of streaming and catch-up apps – including FreeView Play. With Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, there's plenty of premium format support too – though sadly not HDR10+.

You won't get quite the picture quality of other entries on this list, but it's not quite a straggler, either. This is a fully-fledged 4K panel, with crisp images and decent motion handling – even if the edge-lighting and dimming zones can lead to blooming around bright areas of the screen. For the price, definitely a 65-inch TV to consider.

Read the full review: Hisense U8B ULED TV review

Everything you need to know about the new TV launches of 2019:

The Philips TV range 2019: everything you need to know from OLED+ to ‘The One’

Sony TV lineup 2019: every Sony Bravia and Master Series set coming this year

LG TV catalog 2019: here’s every LG TV model coming this year

Samsung TV catalog 2019: here’s every new Samsung TV coming in 2019

Panasonic TV lineup 2019: the one Panasonic TV we've seen so far

Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: what’s new with the latest Google smart speaker?

Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: what’s new with the latest Google smart speaker?

The Google Nest Mini has officially been unveiled as the successor to the company’s most affordable smart speaker, the Google Home Mini. 

Launched in 2017, the original Google Home Mini delivered all the smarts of Google Assistant in a compact form, allowing it to act as a cheap hub for your smart home, as well as nifty little speaker. 

While popular, the Google Home Mini did have its issues; namely poor audio quality, which the tech giant is hoping to rectify with the new Nest Mini. 

So how does the new model stack up against its predecessor? While we haven’t had the chance to test the Google Nest Mini extensively yet, we’ve poured over the specs to compare Google’s cutest smart speakers.

Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: price and availability 

One of the most attractive aspects of the Google Home Mini is it’s low price; at just $49 / £49 / AU$79, it’s one of the most affordable smart speakers on the market. Nowadays you can typically buy it for just $19 / £19 in the US and UK, which is outrageously cheap. 

Happily, the new Google Nest Mini costs exactly the same as the Home Mini's RRP, so you won’t be paying a premium to get your hands on the newer Google Assistant speaker. 

The Google Nest Mini will be available to buy from October 22, and it’s not clear whether the original Google Home Mini will be discontinued to make way for its successor. 

Google Home Mini

The original Google Home Mini

Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: design

Design-wise there’s not a huge amount of difference between these two smart speakers; they’re exactly the same size and shape, with the same chic fabric grille and four-LED display. 

However, the Google Nest Mini’s fabric grille is now made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, while the external enclosure is made from “at-least 35% post-consumer recycled plastic”, according to the company. 

Like the original Google Home Mini, the new Nest Mini comes in Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral, as well as a new color, Sky (in case you hadn’t guessed, this is a light-blue shade). 

Both speakers feature capacitive touch controls, which allow you to control your music playback, while a microphone switch enables you to turn off active listening, stopping Google Assistant from constantly picking up your voice.

New to the Google Nest Mini is ultrasound technology; this means that when audio is playing, the LEDs will light up as you approach the speaker to help you see the volume buttons. According to Cnet, it does this by emitting tiny inaudible chirps that “bounce off objects in the environment, reflect back to the microphones and tell the device if someone is near”.

You can also now play/pause your music by tapping the top of the Google Nest Mini. 

Unlike its predecessor, the Google Nest Mini is wall-mountable, making it a cool design focal-point for your home, as well as a hub for all your smart gadgets. 

Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: features

As they’re both powered by Google Assistant, you’ll find the Google Home Mini and Google Nest Mini share many of the same features, allowing you to control your smart home devices hands-free with your voice. 

The things Google Assistant can do are incredibly varied; the powerful voice assistant is capable of anything from answering your general knowledge questions, to checking your emails and appointments. 

It’s getting smarter all the time, using artificial intelligence to learn and adapt, maturing and becoming more useful with every passing day

For example, both speakers can place calls for free in the US, a feature that's also recently launched in the UK, as well as stream music through an assortment of music apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, iHeartRadio and more. The new Nest Mini has been updated to support Bluetooth 5.0, which offers a stable connection when playing music wirelessly from your device.

Thanks to Google Assistant, the Home Mini and the Nest Mini can also send requests to pull up a YouTube video over to your Chromecast-enabled TV and control Internet of Things (IoT) devices like smart lights, smart security cameras, and more. 

One new feature that’s coming to the Google Nest Mini (and all other Nest smart speakers and displays), is the ability to use it as an intercom; this allows you to talk to anyone in your home using your phone or another Nest speaker.

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Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: sound

Audio fidelity was never the Google Home Mini’s strong point, but as a desk buddy, the audio works just fine. Its 40mm driver won’t exactly blow you away with powerful bass and the 360-degree sound that Google promised back in 2017, but this mini speaker can get fairly loud.

Google says that the new Nest Mini has twice the bass power of the original Home Mini, with “a richer and more natural sound that allows you to hear more detail and is authentic to the artist’s intent”.  

This boosted bass is made possible by a custom 40mm driver that’s designed to bring those bass frequencies to the forefront of the soundstage, while the company’s proprietary tuning software helps to “perfect the sound”. 

Need a bigger sound? Both speakers can be grouped with other Google Home or Nest speakers to fill your entire home with music. New to the Google Nest Mini is the ability to pair two speakers for true stereo sound, bringing it in line with the third-gen Amazon Echo Dot.

Google Nest Mini vs Google Home Mini: takeaway

Without having thoroughly tested the Google Nest Mini, it’s difficult to say whether it will represent a huge improvement over the Google Home Mini. However, Google has introduced a few quality of life features that are sure to make using the Google Assistant speaker easier than ever before. 

Subtle design changes, like the ability to wall-mount and the use of eco-friendly materials are a step in the right direction, while ultrasound technology makes the Nest Mini smarter than its predecessor. 

We can’t exactly speak to the audio quality without listening to the Nest Mini, but Google certainly sounds confident in the sonic changes its made – whether they make a tangible difference to the bass response of this diminutive speaker remains to be seen.

iD Mobile launches its Christmas phone deals with free PS4s, headphones and more

iD Mobile launches its Christmas phone deals with free PS4s, headphones and more

December is now officially upon us and that means one thing and one thing only - big savings on tech. While we're sure some other big events will be occurring this month, our eyes are fully set on seeing what bargains will be on offer. And just a few days in, iD Mobile is kicking it all off.

And when we say 'kicking', we mean more of a full blown punt, as iD has gone all out on its Christmas saving deals, with everything from low monthly bills on handsets through to free PS4s, Airpods, Nintendo Switch Lites and data boosts.

Our personal favourite promotion of it all comes in the form of a Sony Xperia 10 deal and free PS4 from just £22.99! But while there are some absolute bargains to be had here, it is a case of sorting them from the duds.

In typical iD fashion, the low data plans and more affordable handsets tend to be where you'll find the best offers. Venture into the big data iPhone 11 deals and Huawei P30 Pro deals and you'll notice a sharp increase in price.

To help ease the stress of sorting it all, we've scoured the iD site and picked out the truly outstanding deals for you and listed them below. Or, to compare it all in one place head straight over to the iD Mobile site.

iD Mobile's best mobile phone deals:

What is iD Mobile?

iD Mobile is owned by the high street company everyone knows - Carphone Warehouse. That relationship means you don't have to worry about iD Mobile being some dodgy company you need to be wary of. 

But on the complete opposite end of the price spectrum to Carphone, iD Mobile is one of the cheapest options around for both your phone and SIM. In fact, iD currently has the UK's cheapest SIM only deal - it's a title it has held for some time, too.

Samsung Galaxy A51 Render Leaks, Tips Hole-Punch Design, Thin Bezels

Samsung Galaxy A51 Render Leaks, Tips Hole-Punch Design, Thin Bezels

Samsung Galaxy A50 was launched in India earlier this year, a model that was followed up by the Galaxy A50s that was launched a couple of months ago. The Galaxy A series has found a lot of followers thanks to its premium build quality and features such as the in-display fingerprint scanner. It seems that Samsung is already working on a successor called the Galaxy A51. We've seen multiple leaks and rumours about the Galaxy A51 and now a press image has leaked out courtesy popular tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks. The leak comes close on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy A 2020 launch teased by Samsung Vietnam.

The press image leak courtesy Evan Blass gives us a proper look at the front of the Samsung Galaxy A51 which is said to sport a 6.5-inch display. This display panel has a hole-punch display right at the centre just like Samsung designed the Galaxy Note 10. The bezels also appear to be thinner on all sides.

Since only one press image has leaked out it is hard to say what the Galaxy A51 looks like. However, previous leaks do show a rectangular camera module with a quad-camera setup. The primary sensor is tipped to be a 48-megapixel sensor. It is also said to sport a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, it is said to house a 32-megapixel selfie shooter.

The Galaxy A51 is said to pack a 4,000mAh battery. This smartphone was also spotted on Geekbench which revealed its Exynos 9611 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. the Galaxy A51 is said to run OneUI 2.0 on top of Android 10.

As we mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy A 2020 launch was teased by Samsung Vietnam to take place on December 12. We can expect the Samsung Galaxy A51 to be unveiled at this event, as the smartphone is easily the most-leaked of the next generation of Galaxy A-series smartphones. The company is expected to launch at least eight Samsung Galaxy A-series phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy A21, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A61, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A81, and Galaxy A91.

It'll be interesting to see how the Samsung Galaxy A51 fares as its predecessors, the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A50s have made it to our list of best phones under Rs. 20,000 and best phones under Rs. 25,000 respectively.


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