4K TVs are more affordable than ever. The assortment includes dozens of different models. We will tell you about the most affordable, but at the same time, the most functional TVs with 4K.
LED DEXP U43F8000E / G
How cheap can it be to watch movies in ultra-clear 4K resolution? On the example of DEXP, such a pleasure will cost less than 20 thousand rubles. The U43F8000E / G model, although in terms of functionality, does not reach the level of products from LG and Samsung, but is ideal for watching TV programs and movies.
43 “(108 cm) TV LED DEXP U43F8000E / G gray 21 999 *
A 43-inch TV is suitable for small rooms. The HVA matrix has excellent contrast, which in many scenes will provide a rich picture. Compared to IPS, the matrix used has only one noticeable drawback – a small viewing angle.
Smart TV is represented by the domestic development “Yandex.TV”. Despite the absence of a Play Market and a browser, the system is convenient and easy to use, which is especially appreciated by the elderly. Yandex.TV presents the main streaming services, YouTube, as well as the ability to control voice through the assistant Alice. The built-in player is friendly with formats such as MP3, WMA, MKV, JPEG.
To this it is worth adding support for five versions of DVB tuners and the presence of three HDMI ports, so you can connect smart set-top boxes with wider functionality. Users note that this is an excellent option in terms of price / quality / functionality ratio.
LED iFFALCON 43K61
If you want the same affordable 4K TV, but with a full Smart TV, then this iFFALCON 43K61 is literally a couple of thousand more expensive than DEXP. The brand, of course, is not so well-known, but, judging by the reviews, it is quite reliable.
43 “(108 cm) TV LED iFFALCON 43K61 black 23 999 *
It is also a 43 “VA model with full digital tuner support. However, the iFFALCON 43K61 has several fundamental advantages over the previous TV. Firstly, there is pure Android TV here, which means that almost all applications from Google Play and many other useful features of the OS are available to you. And this is against the background of more RAM and internal memory.
Secondly, this model supports Micro Dimming and Dynamic Color technologies, which combine to improve image quality, even when upscaling from Full-HD to 4K. A nice bonus is the MagiConnect application, with which the TV can be easily turned into a control center for a home multimedia system.
Among the tangible shortcomings for such a price, one can only note the presence of only one USB output and not the most convenient remote control according to customer reviews. iFFALCON 43K61 will not suit movie fans, but among 4K TV up to 20 thousand is one of the best solutions.
In the segment of affordable 4K TVs, you can also find products of famous brands. For example, Samsung UE43TU7097U costs about 20 thousand rubles. For this amount, you will receive not only high resolution, but also many branded bonuses from the manufacturer.
43 “(108 cm) TV LED Samsung UE43NU7090 black
This Samsung is able to offer a bright and colorful picture for several reasons. If all predecessors had a VA matrix, then here you get IPS, which offers not only the best color reproduction, but also wide viewing angles. Samsung also has support for the latest HDR10 + standard, which will fully unleash 4K resolution, especially in content from major streaming services such as Netflix and Disney +.
Such a cheap model has an improved sound – Dolby Digital Plus. The main feature of the “plus” version is support for 7.1 systems, so the TV can also be bought for a small home theater. Tyzen OS is known for its functionality, and also allows you to include a number of proprietary technologies: UHD Dimming, Mega Contrast and Pur Color. With their help, you can customize the image to your taste. The latest technology improves the smoothness of color transitions when upscaling to 4K.
The developers saved only on the number of ports – one USB and a pair of HDMI are available, so if you have a lot of media equipment, you won’t be able to connect all of it. There is no Bluetooth in the TV, so wireless headphones cannot be connected.
If you are a fan of LG products, there is an interesting 43-inch model in the range of inexpensive 4K TVs – 43UM7020. Customers note the extremely stable operation and high image quality, even with Full-HD content.
43 “(108 cm) TV LED LG 43UM7020 black 32 999 *
LG’s main advantage over the rest of the options is its proprietary webOS shell. Users praise not only the simple setup, but the fast performance of the entire operating system. Additionally, the developers regularly release updates. The TV smoothly reproduces 4K content both from the Internet and from various media.
In all other respects, this is an excellent alternative to the previous Samsung: 43 inches, IPS-matrix, HDR support. LG has not forgotten about rich sound and bass – support for Ultra Surround, DTS HD and Dolby Digital technologies is declared. This model can be called a winning one due to the larger number of ports, including three HDMI and two USB outputs.
Another important feature is the proprietary LG ThinQ system. It allows you to turn any smartphone into a voice control panel. The function is extremely useful, considering the not the most convenient and reliable complete remote control.
Haier 50 Smart TV BX
With a budget of up to 30 thousand rubles, you can buy a 4K TV with a diagonal and 50 inches, which is suitable for larger rooms. Haier 50 Smart TV BX is one of the best budget solutions.
50 “(127 cm) TV LED Haier 50 Smart TV BX black
First, pay attention to the design – the Haier 50 has thin frames on three sides, which is especially important if you are going to hang the TV on the wall. Frames will practically not distract when viewing.
The TV uses a VA matrix with a high contrast ratio of 5000: 1. With the right settings, you can achieve color reproduction that is no worse than that of a TV with IPS matrices. The Haier 50 runs pure Android with Chromecast support, so you can stream directly from your tablet or smartphone.
The Haier 50 Smart TV BX has as many as four HDMI ports on board, which will allow you to connect one or more set-top boxes and even a pair of Blu-Ray players. A nice bonus – the TV has an SD card slot, so you can expand the built-in memory and put more applications. The most noticeable drawback is only 1.5 GB of RAM, which in some cases causes Android to slow down.
You can watch 4K on a large diagonal and not pay much. The main advantage of Prestigio PTV58SS05X is the 58-inch screen. In the price category up to 30 thousand, this is one of the few solutions, and probably one of the best.
58 “(147 cm) TV LED Prestigio PTV58SS05X black 29 299 *
A large diagonal for such a price forced the developers to make a lot of compromises. For example, the PTV58SS05X claims a high contrast ratio of 160000, but lacks HDR support. Android TV is used as the operating system, which opens up opportunities for configuring and downloading software. From the factory, the TV is wired with Android 7.0 Smart, but in new versions the TV is already supplied with Android 9.0, and if necessary, you can update yourself.
We managed to fit three HDMI ports into the case, but they all have not the newest version 1.4. Also Prestigio PTV58SS05X cannot boast of support for some video codecs, but third-party players can solve this drawback. Despite all these compromises, Prestigio offers the largest diagonal with 4K in its price segment, and most of the disadvantages for ordinary users will not cause any problems in long-term operation.
The UE55RU7300 is another great buy. At an affordable price, you get 55 inches, 4K, and Samsung branded software. The main highlight of the model is the curved screen.
Most are accustomed to the fact that curved displays are found only in premium products for hundreds of thousands of rubles. As Samsung shows, this is far from the case. The curved screen of the model offers the viewer a greater level of immersion. And that’s not to mention the unique design. Most importantly, such a TV can also be wall-mounted – VESA mounts are provided.
55 “(138 cm) TV LED Samsung UE55RU7300 black
In terms of functionality, Samsung offers a full range of technologies – HLG and HDR10 +, support for more than 15 video codecs and formats, Wi-Fi 4 (2.4 GHz) and 5 (5 GHz), Micro Dimming and Dolby Digital Plus. It is also one of the few models in this price range with Airplay 2 support, thanks to which the TV can be friends with Apple technology.
Together with a good margin of brightness and game mode, the Samsung UE55RU7300 will suit both film fans and fans to play on their Play Station or XboX. However, be aware that there may be slight bleeding on the sides as it is using Edge LED backlighting.