Best cheap QLED TV deals for February 2021: Samsung and Vizio

If your old TV is looking a bit sad and you’re after something better, you might consider upgrading to a QLED TV. Compared to most LED TVs, QLED TVs are brighter with more vivid colors, thanks to the quantum dots that power QLED displays. The big downside of QLED TVs, however, is that they are typically rather pricey when compared to standard LED TVs. But we have been able to find some great QLED TV deals, including popular models like the Samsung Q60R and Vizio M-Series. You can even find some deals on enormous and high-resolution 8K TVs.

If you’re after an affordable entry into the world of QLED, then we can recommend the 43-inch Samsung 4K QLED TV which is on sale at Walmart for $530, a saving of $120 on its original price of $650. But if this is still out of your budget, then we have options for you too — have a look at our deals on 4K TV deals, with prices starting under $300. Remember that those will be LED TVs, though, so they won’t have the sharp images and bright colors of the QLED TVs shown below.

Today’s best QLED TV deals

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55-inch Samsung Q900R QLED 8K TV

$2,500 $3,500
8K TVs are far from the norm, but if you're itching to see what the next-generation of high-resolution programming is going to look like, now's your chance. Be warned, though: 8K content is sparse.
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55-inch Samsung Frame QLED 4K TV

$1,349 $1,800
Built with minimalism in mind, Samsung's Frame TV can be configured to showcase artwork when it's not in use. Watching something on Netflix? The QLED screen is a work of art in its own right.
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55-inch Samsung Q70T 4K TV

$850 $1,000
When OLED is out of budget, QLED is the best alternative, and one of the best ways to experience it is with the Samsung Q70T 4K TV, capable of rendering any media in beautifully picturesque quality.
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55-inch Samsung Q80T QLED 4K TV

$1,100 $1,200
This TV has a wide viewing angle so it's perfect for living rooms with lots of people watching together, plus it has a great quality picture thanks to its QLED technology and Tizen Smart TV features.
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75-inch Samsung 8K QLED TV

$2,998 $3,998
For the ultimate, highest resolution experience available, this 8K TV offers an incredible level of detail that has to be seen to be believed. Plus it's QLED and upscales content to 8K as well.
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55-inch TCL QLED 4K Roku Smart TV

$480
With a sharp QLED image and Roku operating system installed, this TV is an easy way to enjoy your favorite streaming content in beautiful quality with minimal setup required.
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43-Inch SAMSUNG Class FRAME QLED LS03 Series 4K TV

$798 $1,000
This Samsung TV not only displays stunning 4K visuals, but it's also able to transform into an art gallery. It comes with Alexa built in for easier control and convenient operation.
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75-inch SAMSUNG Class QLED Q90T Series 4K HDTV

$2,800 $3,800
This breathtaking Smart 4K UHD is equipped with 16X Quantum, a wider range of brightness and color for a strikingly vivid and cinematic picture. It also has Alexa built-in and at your command.
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55-inch Samsung Q70T 4K TV

$850 $900
Packed with world-class HDR and QLED technology, this 55-inch Samsung Q70T 4K TV is a visually impactful option for enjoying any and all multimedia in stunning detail and vivid colors.
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58-inch Samsung 4K QLED TV

$798 $900
With QLED technology for a sharp, beautiful picture with rich colors, plus smart TV features like support for streaming services and a game enhancer mode, this TV has everything you need.
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65-Inch Samsung QLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV, Q90T Series

$1,898 $2,698
This Samsung TV has a 4K Quantum processor at its core which is responsible for optimizing the picture scene by scene. Enjoy glare-free visuals with vibrant colors and great clarity.
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85-inch Samsung Q70T 4K TV

$2,800 $3,300
For a state-of-the-art home theater experience, the Samsung Q70T is fully loaded with every feature a hardcore cinephile could ever need, putting you directly in the director's seat of any film.
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65-inch Samsung Q70T OLED 4K TV

$1,200 $1,300
This 65-inch model is the ideal size for most living rooms, with a quantum processor for upscaling your content to 4K and an ambient mode which helps it blend into your room when not in use.
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65-inch Samsung Q800T QLED 8K TV

$2,000 $2,700
If only the best will do and you want QLED and 8K, then this Samsung Q800T is the TV for you. Stunning clarity and super high definition means content will look more beautiful and engaging than ever.
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65-Inch Samsung Class Q800T Series QLED 8K UHD Smart Tizen TV (QN65Q800TAFXZA)

$2,000 $2,700
Indulge in the mind-blowing 8K goodness of the Q800T series. It offers premium-quality visuals and sound, so you'll feel like you're watching in your own cinema. Action scenes are also blur-free.
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32-inch Samsung QN32Q50RA QLED 4K TV

$508 $657
Who says QLED TVs have to cost the a fortune? This Samsung model is small but mighty, with a beautiful QLED 4K display, game mode, smart features, and support for HDR formats.
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75-inch Hisense H6510G LED 4K HDR Smart Android TV

$650 $1,000
This TV was already a shockingly good price for a 75-inch TV, but now it's just insane. Dolby Vision HDR, Android TV, Chromecast, and Google Assistant voice commands makes this a great overall TV.
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65-inch TCL Roku Smart 4K QLED TV

$877 $1,300
This TV from TCL's 6 series has QLED technology for a stunning picture which is rich, deep, and colorful. The Roku operating system provides easy access to your favorite streaming services.
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75-inch TCL 8-Series 4K QLED Roku TV

$1,870 $2,200
The 75-inch variant of TCL's 8 Series 4K Roku TV is the biggest and visually best option they've got in their catalog, packed with advanced HDR, surround sound, and world-class QLED technology.

How to choose a QLED TV

Size. This is the first stop when choosing any new television. Measure the space available in the area it will reside, then write down the figure (we don’t want to make a mistake here). Next, make a note that screen size is not equal to the length of the television itself. You will need to consult the dimensions for this measurement, which takes us on to the next step: Gather a handful of QLED TVs that could do the trick, then check their dimensions.

Found a couple that will fit? Now, let’s start to tunnel in one the one that’s best suited to you. Because there are two main brands that make QLED TVs, this shouldn’t be too difficult. If it’s out-of-the-box streaming you’re after and cash is tight, opt for a Vizio. Rather have a television that’s bound to stand the test of time? Choose a Samsung. After all, it didn’t secure its title as the world’s largest television manufacturer by churning out slop.

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To be clear, this doesn’t mean that Samsung’s QLED TVs can’t stream content to boot. They’re armed with the latest version of its Tizen OS smart software, which offers one-click access to all of the top streaming services, like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix — and that’s bound to be more than enough for the average viewer. But if you have more niche viewing habits, the Vizio with its built-in Chromecast may be the better choice.

However, unless you’re shopping on a strict budget, we’d almost always recommend going with a Samsung. It’s the creator of QLED, and it licenses the name to other manufacturers that wish to adopt it, so it knows a thing or two about making them. The only difference is that you’ll be paying a premium to have a Samsung — Vizio’s models are considered more affordable alternatives. Plus, a $30 Roku will easily bridge the streaming gap.

Torn between the Samsung models? Here’s how they compare on paper:

Samsung Q60R Samsung Q70R Samsung Q80R Samsung Q90R
Backlight Edge-lit Full-Array Full-Array Full-Array
Dimming Zones 48 96 480
Refresh Rate 120Hz (Native) 120Hz (Native) 120Hz (Native) 120Hz (Native)
HDMI Ports 4 4 4 4
Smart Software Yes Yes Yes Yes
Q Ultra Wide Angle No No Yes Yes
4K Upscaler UHD Engine UHD Engine UHD Engine UHD Engine

Aside from the obvious design differences, the most notable differentiation is that the Q60R has an edge-lit backlight, so it can’t quite reach the same contrast levels as the other three — so it doesn’t make detail pop quite as well. But again, it’s in a different league to a standard LED TV. The other three all have what’s known as a full-array backlight, which can shut off individual sections of the screen to achieve a darker black level.

What sets them aside from each other is the number of dimming zones each model has. The Q70R has a total of 48, versus 96 on the Q80R and 480 on the Q90R. All this means is the Q90R can shut off smaller sections of the screen to produce more accurate contrast. It’s at this level that the differences will really only matter to die-hard film buffs. For the average viewer looking to spice up their viewing, the Q60R is bound to impress.

Those after the best experience Samsung has to offer will have their fate decided by budget — even on sale, there’s a considerable gap between the Q70R, Q80R, and Q90R.

Are QLED TVs better than OLED TVs?

In short, OLED TVs are better than QLED TVs. Why? Because they have better viewing angles, can reach a more obsidian-like black level, and consume a lot less power. They also have a faster response time, less input lag, and a higher refresh rate. But this best-in-class viewing doesn’t come cheap, which is why those who don’t necessarily need the best experience that money can buy (or can’t afford it) opt for second-best: A QLED TV.

In the real world, though, there’s little between them. Unless you had an OLED TV and a QLED TV in the same room, you wouldn’t even know what you’re missing out on. The fact of the matter is, if your run-of-the-mill LED TV isn’t cutting it anymore and you’re looking to breathe fresh life into your entertainment setup, a QLED TV is a fantastic way to go: The richer color and more accurate detail, even without HDR, is a monumental step up.

Do QLED TVs have HDR?

Yes, all QLED TVs have HDR. Remember: They are designed to represent some of the finest hardware manufacturers have to offer, so it wouldn’t make sense if they weren’t equipped with the latest software, too. After all, it’s HDR that draws richer detail and more accurate color from the scene at hand, bringing the picture to life. Samsung invented its own HDR format to do this: HDR10, which was later succeeded by HDR10+ — the latest version.

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