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Should You Buy a Philips TV?

Matthew
Updated 29 January 2020
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should you buy a Philips TV?

Philips is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its irons, PC monitors and fryers.

If you are thinking about buying a Philips TV then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of TV brands is compiled by analysing over 160,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,100 TVs.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $316 for the 32PHS4503 which has a display diagonal of 32", a thickness of 77.3mm and is a wxga TV and go up to $800 for the 65PUS6162 which has a display diagonal of 65", a thickness of 71.4mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Philips TV is $516.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning TVs.

Is Philips the Best TV Brand?

So are Philips 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.

Philips is ranked the No. 9 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 9th 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 Philips 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
Philips TVs

At an average purchase price of $516, Philips TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands. Philips also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Philips TV being 80%.

The average review score for a Philips TV is 80%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Philips TV is $25 (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 Philips TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 3 Philips TVs currently on the market in the US.

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
$516
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $10,099
Price Distribution of Philips TVs

What Do the Philips TV Reviews Say?

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

Philips logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
399
4 stars
393
3 stars
82
2 stars
9
1 star
5
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,148
4 stars
1,108
3 stars
188
2 stars
149
1 star
290
Philips has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 89% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for Philips TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Philips TVs frequently mentioned that the product was nicely designed, easy to use and easily connectable to other devices. Their TVs have also won 210+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Philips 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
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
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
135 reviews
79%
73 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
99 reviews
81%
73 reviews
83%
33 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
107 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
130 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 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
tweakers.net logo
81%
65 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
93 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
63 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
66 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 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
parentesis.com logo
75%
53 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
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
Average
82%
3,163 reviews
79%
2,352 reviews
76%
802 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 210 industry awards for Philips TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by Philips to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Philips has won 210 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
125
28
17
6
7
Techradar logo
66
51
26
2
12
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
Expert Reviews logo
37
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
areadvd.de logo
17
16
10
6
1
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
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
Total
966
588
210
131
64

How Reliable Are Philips TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips TVs. over 140 of these reviews mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% of reviewers think Philips TVs are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

solid build quality
avforums.com
the company has been providing some dependable televisions for many years now
indiatoday.in
Philips has put together a mightily attractive package for your £2500
whathifi.com
Tucked away in its beautifully built bodywork is Philips' most powerful
Pocket Lint
Having a comprehensive built in book for complete guidance on all matters I discovered a help line phone number for support
amazon.co.uk
Wifi built in is great
Amazon
Pluses Slim design Full connectivity spectrum including Bt Screen size HDMI ARC Image quality once tweaked Android Ambilight Minuses Inconsistent light bleeding Built in sound flat Sound delay over Bluetooth Picture quality average out of the box
Argos.co.uk
built in Amazon Video
ao.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

QUALITY 100% AS IT SEEMED CHEAP I THOUGHT IT MAY BE NOT UP TO SCRATCH
Argos.co.uk
Good tvWorkNot broke yet
ao.com
scratch very easily so be careful what you use to clean it
amazon.co.uk
Mine broke very easily during assembly
Amazon
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