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Should You Buy a Philips TV?

Matthew
Updated 14 February 2021
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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 150,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,000 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs.

The average price of a new Philips TV is $420.

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. 12 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 12th best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
104,637 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
241,357 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
5,037 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
4,629 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
2 reviews
#6
Japan
76%
76%
1,965 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
73%
73%
1,114 reviews
#8
71%
71%
3,297 reviews
#9
Element
70%
70%
39 reviews
#10
PROSCAN
69%
69%
6 reviews
#11
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#12
Netherlands
66%
66%
11,861 reviews
#13
China
65%
65%
4,403 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,733 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,328 reviews
#16
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#17
Sylvania
63%
63%
8 reviews
#18
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
8 reviews
#19
Neovo
Taiwan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#20
NEC
Japan
52%
52%
0 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 $420, 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 81%.

The average review score for a Philips TV is 81%.

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 1 Philips TV currently on the market in the US.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$818
$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
$420
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
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
494
4 stars
494
3 stars
98
2 stars
11
1 star
6
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
7,392
4 stars
1,805
3 stars
325
2 stars
245
1 star
469
Philips has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 90% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Philips TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 93% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Philips TVs frequently mentioned that the product was nicely designed, easy to use and had good connectivity. 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%
206 reviews
77%
169 reviews
77%
32 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
43 reviews
81%
179 reviews
80%
93 reviews
75%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
156 reviews
81%
98 reviews
83%
31 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
129 reviews
79%
72 reviews
80%
31 reviews
83%
13 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
96%
94 reviews
81%
70 reviews
82%
33 reviews
87%
9 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
96 reviews
67%
68 reviews
78%
18 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
122 reviews
80%
37 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
8 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
54 reviews
90%
59 reviews
89%
36 reviews
91%
15 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
84 reviews
63%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
38 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
85 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
56 reviews
81%
54 reviews
65%
20 reviews
74%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
65 reviews
82%
33 reviews
88%
20 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
57 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
21 reviews
81%
6 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
38 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
54 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
52 reviews
73%
43 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
19 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
59 reviews
76%
24 reviews
50%
2 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
81%
37 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
10 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
1,327 reviews
76%
1,070 reviews
76%
359 reviews
78%
312 reviews
68%
99 reviews
Average
82%
2,927 reviews
79%
2,328 reviews
75%
769 reviews
80%
538 reviews
71%
283 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 215 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 215 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
119
27
17
7
7
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
92
28
10
14
4
Techradar logo
60
50
22
2
12
Trusted Reviews logo
81
23
16
5
11
Lydogbilde.no logo
29
52
36
14
3
reviewed.com logo
61
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
13
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
23
18
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
15
21
9
4
areadvd.de logo
14
16
10
7
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
23
19
2
4
01net.com logo
12
21
5
2
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
22
8
11
4
CNET.com logo
20
21
3
prohardver.hu logo
8
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
10
3
3
EISA.eu logo
13
10
5
1
hardware.info logo
17
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
6
4
Which? logo
8
12
4
Other Expert Sites
207
184
54
54
4
Total
898
591
215
139
63

How Reliable Are Philips TVs?

We checked over 150,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips TVs. over 130 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% 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

Tucked away in its beautifully built bodywork is Philips' most powerful
Pocket Lint
Wrapped in both the finest brushed metallic build quality around
Techradar
Philips has put together a mightily attractive package for your £2500
whathifi.com
the build quality is excellent
avforums.com
With an awesome build quality that extends to unusually good quality speakers
techradar.com/au/
the company has been providing some dependable televisions for many years now
indiatoday.in
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 sound
amazon.co.uk
the other catch up services built in (Netflix etc) are offered with a simple interface that works well
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

Mine broke very easily during assembly
Amazon
Was wary that the refresh rate wouldn't be up to scratch
Argos.co.uk
the cheap remote control is broke
Walmart.com
Good tvWorkNot broke yet
ao.com
scratch very easily so be careful what you use to clean it
amazon.co.uk
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