The 55-inch television is the Goldilocks of all TVs – not too big, and not too small, it’s one of the most popular screens you can buy. It’s also why some of the best TVs in the market are 55-inch ones. They incorporate smart TV features, and the screen’s adequately large size produces incredible 4K picture quality – all at a price that doesn’t leave you feeling swindled. What can you expect from the televisions available in the market? We did the research so you wouldn’t have to. Here’s our curated list of the best 55-inch TVs, and check out our list of top 65-inch, 75-inch and more compact 50-inch TVs, as well. Get one with Amazon Prime for free and quick delivery. You can also book an in-home wall mounting service (with a free wall bracket) by a professional.
1. Best Overall: Samsung Q60A QLED 4K Smart TV (2021), Silver
- Slim, elegant design
- Spectacular brightness with QLED
- Impressive anti-glare ability
- New solar remote
- Reviewers say sound could be better
Samsung’s entry-level QLED TV – that's quantum dot technology with the precise control of mini-LED backlighting – is no doubt a solid choice. It has exquisite brightness, along with deep, rich colours that showcase the best of HDR (high dynamic range) content. The TV is extremely slim, thanks to Samsung's ultra-thin AirSlim design, yet still manages to integrate an array of smart features. But while the television uses Object Tracking Sound Lite technology to create a three-dimensional experience, reviewers say the speakers could definitely be better for the price. We’re not deterred – Samsung’s 4K resolution is as clear and vibrant as it gets, and its smart features make streaming your favourite shows as easy as pressing a button.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent installments and pay Dh194.07 for 12 months with select banks.
2. Best OLED TV: LG OLED C1 Series
- Stunning picture quality
- Best-in-class gaming performance
- WebOS is fantastic
- Great HDMI connectivity
- Reflective glass surface
With OLED technology, pixels produce their own light, rather than the need for a backlight to illuminate them, as in the case of LED/LCD screens. So, it results in deep blacks, stunning colour, and infinite contrasts – if you’re tempted by this unique feature, LG’s C1 Series is the way to go. This spectacular television gives you four HDMI 2.1 ports, which gamers will find useful, and its webOS has plenty to offer, from voice assistant capabilities, to AI-driven sports alerts, and even a game optimiser menu for gamers who want to adjust brightness and contrasts quickly.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent installments and pay Dh319.17 for 12 months with select banks.
Warranty: Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh227, 1-year accidental damage protection for Dh380, and 2-year damage protection with 1-year extended warranty for Dh484.
3. Best Mid-Range TV: Sony 55 Inch BRAVIA X80AJ
- Sleek design
- Excellent colour saturation
- Built-in Google TV
- Not ideal for gaming
- Contrast is not ideal
Sony is no stranger to producing incredible picture quality and vibrant colour displays. Thanks to its Triluminos display technology, the Bravia X80AJ has an expanded, elevated colour palette so that even older television shows or movies are presented beautifully. Its 4K HDR processor provides incredibly life-like detail and contrast, further adding to its appeal. While the TV doesn’t have any features to support gamers, it will suit the needs of the average television viewer. The experience of Google TV is a delight on this Sony device – the software is quick to load, navigation is intuitive and you get access to everything you want to watch at the click of a button.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent installments and pay Dh198.58 for 12 months with select banks.
Warranty: Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh142, 1-year accidental damage protection for Dh238, and 2-year damage protection with 1-year extended warranty for Dh303.
4. Best Budget TV: Hisense 4K UHD Smart TV
- Built-in voice command capability
- Incorporates Dolby Vision
- Great price
- Panel uniformity is poor
- Cannot be mounted to the wall
An affordable 55-inch TV with many of the smart features we’ve come to expect from television brands, this Hisense model doesn’t disappoint. With fantastic picture quality provided by Dolby Vision HDR, you can make the most of all the apps on the TV’s Vidaa 5.0 streaming platform. It also includes six picture pre-set modes, like Cinema Day and Cinema Night, for the discerning viewer. Built for entertaining, the television offers a lot of tech for a decent price.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent installments and pay Dh110.75 for 12 months with select banks.
Warranty: Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh86, 1-year accidental damage protection for Dh143, and 2-year damage protection with 1-year extended warranty for Dh182.
5. Best for Gaming: TCL 6-Series 4K UHD Roku TV
- Bright, vivid HDR and excellent QLED
- Roku TV offers huge app selection
- Great gaming performance
- Improved remote
- Audio is a little weak
- No warranty
TCL’s 6 Series is its best so far. Combining stunning 4K HDR with mini-LED technology, it produces greater brightness and contrast, with a full palette of rich colours. This TV is the world’s first to feature THX Certified Game Mode – a preset built in to ensure fast responsiveness and the smooth gaming experience that serious gamers expect. Those who aren’t into gaming won’t be disappointed either – Roku TV provides access to thousands of streaming channels, and its intuitive, easy-to-use navigation, along with the TV’s many other incredible features make it worth the price tag.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent installments and pay Dh603.01 for 12 months with select banks.
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