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Should You Buy a Hisense TV?

Matthew
Updated 05 May 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 8,200 TVs by objectively and impartially analysing over 170,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Hisense are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $255 for the 40H4 which has a display diagonal of 40", a thickness of 81.2mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $1,171 for the 65H9 which has a display diagonal of 65", a thickness of 53.34mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Hisense TV is $713.

Hisense are recognised for their good selection of mid-range 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. 8 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Hisense is the 8th best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
69,975 reviews
#2
South Korea
94%
94%
170,566 reviews
#3
United States
88%
88%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
3,538 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
77%
77%
2,139 reviews
#7
74%
74%
3,322 reviews
#8
China
69%
69%
2,352 reviews
#9
Curtis
Canada
68%
68%
1,114 reviews
#10
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#11
Sylvania
67%
67%
8 reviews
#12
Netherlands
65%
65%
7,570 reviews
#13
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#14
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,254 reviews
#16
United Kingdom
63%
63%
989 reviews
#17
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#18
PROSCAN
58%
58%
0 reviews
#19
Coby
56%
56%
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

At an average purchase price of $713, Hisense TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands. Hisense also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Hisense TV being 71%.

The average review score for a Hisense TV is 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.

There's a smaller selection of Hisense TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 2 Hisense TVs currently on the market in the US.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,043
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,499
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$713
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $11,999
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
1,606
4 stars
360
3 stars
78
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 91% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Hisense TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had good connectivity and was solidly made. 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%
218 reviews
77%
167 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
52 reviews
81%
183 reviews
80%
99 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
167 reviews
81%
100 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
133 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
32 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
80%
6 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
100 reviews
81%
72 reviews
83%
33 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
105 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%
56 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%
89 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
65%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
60 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
89%
66 reviews
83%
35 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
62 reviews
80%
41 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
77%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
68%
57 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
72 reviews
88%
40 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
parentesis.com logo
75%
53 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
80%
63 reviews
77%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,446 reviews
76%
1,075 reviews
76%
369 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
76%
30 reviews
Average
82%
3,147 reviews
79%
2,350 reviews
74%
809 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
68
52
26
2
12
1
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
96
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
33
53
42
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
82
23
15
4
11
reviewed.com logo
63
22
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
37
15
6
3
3
1
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
areadvd.de logo
17
17
10
6
1
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
23
9
10
4
prohardver.hu logo
7
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
17
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
20
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
233
183
46
49
5
3
Total
964
589
215
131
64
11

How Reliable Are Hisense TVs?

We checked over 170,000 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

Despite its relatively low cost the M7000 is extremely well made
avforums.com
built around a decent smart platform with some fun functionality
Trusted Reviews
I find it more reliable to hardwire things like this
Bestbuy.com
Has Netflix built in capable of 4k streaming which works fine
Amazon
good sturdy weight
amazon.co.uk
The dolby digital built in sound provides really clear audio
Walmart.com
the built in media player
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

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
Black scenes appear to have faint cloudsEither remote or TV randomly stops responding for several secondsRange of speakers is limitedHDMI Arc is unreliable often losing lip syncHDMI Arc volume randomly pops up screen as 10 when volume hasn't changedHDMI CEC won't allow other devices to turn it off or onVery heavy for its thicknessVery fragile during movingOpera TV OS lacks appsThe 65H9D Plus is Hisense's answer to OLED TV's where you can get the quality of OLED without the premium price
Bestbuy.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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