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Should You Buy a Hisense TV?

Matthew
Updated 22 January 2020
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should you buy a Hisense TV?

Hisense is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its fridge freezers, fridges and washing machines.

If you are wondering how Hisense TVs compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 8,100 TVs by objectively and impartially analysing over 160,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Hisense are recognised for their good selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $799 for the 65H9 which has a display diagonal of 65", a thickness of 53.34mm and is a 4K TV and go up to $823 for the 55H8C which has a display diagonal of 55", a thickness of 83mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Hisense TV is $919.

Hisense are recognised for their good selection of premium and award winning TVs.

Is Hisense the Best TV Brand?

So are Hisense TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

Hisense is ranked the No. 10 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Hisense is the 10th best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
66,927 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
154,807 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
85%
85%
3,538 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,139 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
76%
76%
1,114 reviews
#8
74%
74%
3,295 reviews
#9
Netherlands
72%
72%
7,188 reviews
#10
China
71%
71%
2,341 reviews
#11
Element
69%
69%
39 reviews
#12
Avtex
United Kingdom
69%
69%
179 reviews
#13
Japan
69%
69%
5,923 reviews
#14
China
68%
68%
243 reviews
#15
TCL
68%
68%
1,057 reviews
#16
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#17
Naxa
67%
67%
1 review
#18
Sylvania
66%
66%
8 reviews
#19
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#20
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#21
Japan
63%
63%
591 reviews
#22
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#23
PROSCAN
62%
62%
0 reviews
#24
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#25
Coby
57%
57%
5 reviews

Let's look at how Hisense TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
Hisense TVs

Hisense have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Hisense TV being 71%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Hisense TV is $34 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

The average review score for a Hisense TV is 71%.

There's a smaller selection of Hisense TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 3 Hisense TVs currently on the market in the US. Hisense TVs also tend to be more expensive than most other TV brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$863
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$919
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $10,099
Price Distribution of Hisense TVs

What Do the Hisense TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Hisense TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for Hisense and then compared this to the other TV brands.

Hisense logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
12
4 stars
47
3 stars
13
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Hisense logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,598
4 stars
359
3 stars
77
2 stars
58
1 star
135
Hisense has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 82% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Hisense TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Hisense TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, easily connectable to other devices and reliable. Their TVs have also won 10 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Hisense TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba Hisense
CNET.com logo
77%
222 reviews
77%
170 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
53 reviews
81%
182 reviews
80%
96 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
165 reviews
81%
99 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
135 reviews
79%
73 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
80%
6 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
99 reviews
81%
73 reviews
83%
33 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
107 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
60%
2 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
130 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
85%
4 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
95 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
57 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
77%
3 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
93 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
65%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
81%
65 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
computerbild.de logo
80%
63 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
77%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
66 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
56 reviews
78%
40 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
73%
3 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
53 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
39 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
4k.com logo
82%
64 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,445 reviews
76%
1,075 reviews
75%
368 reviews
78%
306 reviews
68%
101 reviews
76%
30 reviews
Average
82%
3,163 reviews
79%
2,352 reviews
76%
802 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews
76%
63 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Hisense TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 11 industry awards for Hisense TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by Hisense to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Hisense has won 11 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba Hisense
avforums.com logo
125
28
17
6
7
4
Techradar logo
66
51
26
2
12
1
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
34
52
39
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
83
23
14
4
11
reviewed.com logo
66
23
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
37
14
6
3
3
1
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
1
areadvd.de logo
17
16
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
9
10
4
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
19
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
7
8
2
6
Other Expert Sites
232
185
45
49
5
3
Total
966
588
210
131
64
11

How Reliable Are Hisense TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Hisense TVs. over 130 of these reviews mention reliability of which 93% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Hisense TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

93% of reviewers think Hisense TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that Hisense TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Hisense TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

built around a decent smart platform with some fun functionality
Trusted Reviews
Despite its relatively low cost the M7000 is extremely well made
avforums.com
very robust
amazon.co.uk
the built in buttons on the remote are very useful
Walmart.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
wish I could link it to my Echo somehow or it had Alexa built in
ao.com
on demand all built in
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Do not try to set this up yourself because this is really thin so it can easily be damaged if not handled properly
Bestbuy.com
just not quite up to scratch for what I wanted
amazon.co.uk
can't speak to reliability at this point
Walmart.com
sound ( no need for a soundbar) good sturdy stand no worries of it falling over
ao.com
The build quality has an overall plasticky feel to it
Amazon
Other issue is the stand is fragile looking
Argos.co.uk
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