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Should You Buy a Philips TV?

Matthew
Updated 12 February 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.

The average price of a new Philips TV is $316.

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%
70,259 reviews
#2
South Korea
94%
94%
153,157 reviews
#3
United States
88%
88%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
85%
85%
3,539 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
82%
82%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,139 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
74%
74%
1,114 reviews
#8
72%
72%
3,297 reviews
#9
Avtex
United Kingdom
69%
69%
179 reviews
#10
TCL
68%
68%
1,057 reviews
#11
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#12
Netherlands
65%
65%
7,561 reviews
#13
China
65%
65%
2,342 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#15
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#16
Japan
63%
63%
591 reviews
#17
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#18
Naxa
62%
62%
1 review
#19
China
62%
62%
243 reviews
#20
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
7 reviews
#21
PROSCAN
59%
59%
0 reviews
#22
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 $316, 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 1 Philips TV currently on the market in the US.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$912
$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
$316
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $9,899
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
414
4 stars
396
3 stars
83
2 stars
9
1 star
5
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,432
4 stars
1,151
3 stars
196
2 stars
153
1 star
293
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 90% 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%
221 reviews
77%
166 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
51 reviews
81%
185 reviews
80%
99 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
168 reviews
81%
100 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
135 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
32 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
103 reviews
80%
72 reviews
83%
34 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
108 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
131 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
57 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
94 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
63 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
93 reviews
70%
43 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
67 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
63 reviews
80%
39 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
59 reviews
78%
40 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
55 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
40 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
benchmark.pl logo
81%
61 reviews
77%
26 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,439 reviews
75%
1,079 reviews
76%
369 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
Average
82%
3,164 reviews
79%
2,349 reviews
74%
810 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 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
126
28
17
6
7
Techradar logo
66
52
26
2
12
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
32
55
42
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
83
23
15
4
11
reviewed.com logo
66
22
2
Expert Reviews logo
38
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
17
22
9
4
areadvd.de logo
17
17
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
26
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
20
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
6
4
EISA.eu logo
12
10
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
7
8
2
6
Other Expert Sites
232
185
46
49
5
Total
968
592
215
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 91% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

91% 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
Tucked away in its beautifully built bodywork is Philips' most powerful
Pocket Lint
Philips has put together a mightily attractive package for your £2500
whathifi.com
Time will tell if it's reliable
Argos.co.uk
The only down side is that although this tv has a built in sub
amazon.co.uk
Its well built great sound
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

Mine broke very easily during assembly
Amazon
The picture has a "plasticky" over-processed look to it making real people look like CGI
Argos.co.uk
ambi lights were good until they broke after a month
amazon.co.uk
a little too much plasticky finnish
ao.com
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