Hisense ULED U6G TV Review| Is Hisense QLED TV better than other budget TVs? Is Hisense QLED TV better than Samsung AU8000, Samsung AU9070 or Sony X80J?

Hisense ULED U6G TV Review

Is Hisense QLED TV the best TV in 2022?


Is Hisense QLED TV the best TV in 2022? How is the Hisense ULED U6G TV? Is its brightness really 700 Nits? Is it truly better than other budget QLED TVs? Can we give preference to Hisense ULED TV over Samsung Au8000, AU9070 and Sony X80J? Is this Hisense TV at par with the Full-Array local dimming TVs of the higher brands? Is this Hisense QLED TV better than the other good budget brands TVs like Nokia, Motorola, Toshiba & Vu? And, if yes, how much is the difference? You will get the answers to all these questions, here, in this article!


Hisense QLED 55 Inch

Price: ₹56,999

Hisense QLED 65 Inch

Price: ₹84,999

Unboxing Hisense ULED U6G

Hisense U6G is a QLED TV that gets delivered in this company-branded box. After Samsung, Hisense and TCL are the two brands that have started manufacturing their own QLED panels. Hisense has termed its QLED TV as ULED, mentioned on this box, too. This box also carries other highlights of this TV and has been declared as a MADE IN INDIA product. Inside the box, apart from the TV,

there is a grey coloured two-piece metallic table-top stand, a set of two triple A-batteries, a short AV cable, a remote, a warranty card and a user manual guide.

The built quality of the TV though not very good can be termed as decent. Leaving aside the stand, it has been fully constructed out of plastic. Despite, the plastic construction, the TV is elegant in looks. From three sides, this TV is bezel-less and the lower bezel, too, is very slim, on the Centre of which Hisense comes printed. On the lower bottom, at the back, the TV bears a self-designing on its plastic body and the ports are located on the right side of the TV.


Apart from 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports, this TV comes with an Ethernet port, an AV-in port, a SPDIF port, a headphone jack and an RF input port. It has dual-band Wi-Fi and comes with Bluetooth v5.0. HDMI CEC and ARC are there on this TV. 

 Specifications Hisense ULED U6G 

Let's first talk about the company mentioned specifications. This QLED TV comes with DLED Full-Array backlighting that exhibits local dimming. It comes with an A+ grade 60 Hz refresh rate, 8-bit dithering VA panel. For motion handling, it has Smooth Motion Technology. According to the company, this TV has 72 dimming zones and its peak brightness is 700 Nits. It comes with the support of all three, Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10. According to the company, the Hi-View Engine on this TV carries out a high-speed graphics' processing and to optimize the picture quality, it works individually on the enhancement of every pixel.

On the audio front, this TV comes with two 24 Watts speakers that support Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital. This QLED TV also has a multi-channel surround sound system. This is an Android Smart TV, which comes with a QuadCore Cortex A-53 64-bit processor. It has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB Storage, apart from having Google PlayStore on it. Built-In Chromecast is also a feature of this TV.

Real Performance

Now let's talk about the real performance of this Hisense ULED U6G TV. This is a 4k QLED TV, the only difference between a 4k & QLED TV is that in a QLED TV the lights of its LEDs are passed through a Quantum Dot film, which in turn enhances the brightness and colours of the TV. This Hisense ULED U6GTV comes with Full-Array Local dimming! For those who are unaware of local dimming, I would like to apprise them that in this TV, LEDs are aligned all over the back surface. Whenever, there is a requirement for brightness in any part of a picture, the LEDs related to that area keep on lighting, whereas, wherever there is a requirement for less brightness the lights get dimmed and for complete darkness, the lights shut off completely so that a realistic image is obtained.

For example, if a dark sky is filled with stars, you will get a more realistic image of this scene on a Full-Array local dimming TV. In this Star Wars' intro, stars will appear brighter and more in numbers on a TV exhibiting local dimming. Local Dimming enhances the contrast ratio of a TV, due to which, Blacks appear deeper, and the white portion appears brighter on it. This is why it is easier to obtain a dynamic picture in a Full-Array local dimming TV.

Though this Hisense TV is much brighter than all other TVs of the budget category, it does not mean that its brightness is 700 Nits! The peak brightness of this Hisense QLED TV is around 450 Nits. But, at this value too, it is the brightest TV under Rs 1 lakh.


 Local Dimming Hisense ULED U6G 

Coming to its local dimming feature; It has 64 and not 72 dimming zones as claimed by the company. The foreign website Rtings gives an approximate number of 32 dimming zones for the 55 inches Hisense QLED TV as the TVs sold there, with the same model numbers, are different in specifications and performance from their Indian counterparts. To know the dimming zones, you need to keep the TV on its brightest and highest Local dimming settings apart from keeping the TV in a complete darkroom.

On this TV, there are 8 zones on its horizontal row and the same 8 zones are seen on its vertical column. Multiplying the number of zones in the horizontal rows with those in the vertical columns give you the number of total zones, which are 64 on this TV. However, this is not an exact number as dimming zones are not evenly distributed on a budget category Full-Array TV. The more, dimming zones on a TV, the more accurate and better would be its performance. A TV with a minimum of 100 dimming zones is considered a good Full-Array TV. However, the 64 dimming zones on this TV are also decent for the price point.

 Samsung QLED TVs Vs Hisense U6G 

Though on this TV you don't get that vibrant colours as seen on Samsung QLED TVs, the colour accuracy is pretty good. And, you get to see more details in the images. On Samsung QLED TVs, Blacks are deeper than on this Hisense QLED TV, but, they are very overpowering and tend to hide the finer details behind them. Whereas, on this Hisense TV, you will not find any such problem.

 Hisense U6G Vs Samsung AU8000 

On this ULED TV, you get to see a detailed and dynamic picture. For example, the Playground scene in Squid Game, through which you will come to know the difference between a Full-Array local dimming TV and a normal 4k TV. On this Samsung AU8000 TV, the different areas of the field did not show much demarcation as that seen on the Hisense TV. The dark brown coloured patches were more visible on the Hisense TV than that on the Samsung TV. Even in the coloured background, the different shades, which the Hisense TV was able to exhibit were being missed by the Samsung TV. On the Hisense TV, all details were well-accentuated whereas, on the Samsung TV they were getting lost. Due to local dimming on the Hisense TV, dark and light shades were getting beautifully displayed as LEDs apart from getting dimmed were switching on and off according to the requirement of the scene.

 Where Hisense ULED U6G Lags 

However, some details were still more visible on the Samsung TV than the Hisense TV. This is due to the fact that the local dimming on Hisense TV is not very effective. When scenes change with a very fast pace, the local dimming of this Hisense TV fails to keep pace with that swiftness. It fails to differentiate between brightness and darkness that swiftly because of which the LEDs of the dimming zones do not get switched on or off that rapidly. However, this difference is not so glaring and can be overlooked as only an expert can see through it. Overall this Hisense TV beats Samsung AU8000 in details, brightness and colour accuracy. Yes, it is definitely a fact that this Hisense QLED TV does not display the Blue colour as beautifully as Samsung or any other good simple 4k TV can do. But this is the case with all QLEDs as in them Blue colour does show a variation.

While watching normal SDR videos, the uniqueness of this Hisense TV might not be that much evident as marked while watching HDR content. Though the HDR peak brightness of this TV is not different from its SDR peak brightness, its brightness is better than all the budget TVs and even the entry-level branded TVs cannot beat it in brightness. Because of this, the dark scenes of HDR10 and Dolby Vision content get played more beautifully on this Hisense TV. Details in Dolby Vision scenes that you would miss on other TVs are very much detectable on this Hisense TV. Dark scenes, too, are enjoyable.
Hisense U6G Vs Other Budget QLED TVs

In the Motorola QLED TV, hardly any details were visible during the dark scene of Lost In The Space, but, this Hisense TV is capable of displaying much better details even in darkness. So, this is the difference between this TV and other budget QLED TVs.

Though motion blur is not very much noticeable on this TV, it is unavoidable during the fast action scenes. It would be better to switch off the motion settings while watching normal content as picture clarity gets compromised without bringing any effective change in the motion blur status.

Now, if you compare this Hisense TV with any higher brand Full-Array backlit TV, Hisense would score low as it has fewer dimming zones. Apart from this, the TV's performance also depends on the quality of the LEDs used. The higher brands Full-Array TVs have more dimming zones and even the quality of their LEDs is superior. But, considering the price point at which this Hisense TV is being sold, it is an excellent performer. 

 Hisense U6G Vs Toshiba U5050 

When I compared this Hisense TV side by side with its own company's best performing Toshiba 4k TV, I could easily mark the difference in brightness and richness in displaying details during the dark scenes of Dolby Vision content. This Hisense Full-Array TV easily beats Toshiba U5050 in both these aspects. Though Sony X80J has good brightness, this Hisense TV beats it in brightness. While watching HDR10 and Dolby Vision content, details are more visible on this Hisense TV.


Coming to its audio; the sound of this TV though pretty loud is not refined. The bass is hardly audible and there is nothing that makes its audio stand apart. Though the picture quality of the Motorola QLED TV did not appeal to me much, its audio had a richness accompanied by a good bass too. On this Hisense TV, you don't get to hear any Dolby Atmos effect. In fact, during action scenes, the sound appears jumbled.


This Hisense QLED TV is an Android Smart one that comes with Android 9. The OS, though, two-generation old does not affect the browsing experience. All applications play smoothly without any lag. You can play almost all applications on it and even use it as a PC monitor. As a monitor, this TV's performance is pretty good. Chromecast, too, works smoothly on it, you can enjoy your phone content on the big screen of this TV.

 Gaming Performance 

 Playing games on this TV is a pleasant experience, as its brightness is pretty good, it has low input lag and a fairly good response time. Though its HDR peak brightness is not different from its SDR brightness, HDR gaming is more enjoyable on this TV than other budget TVs as it has a good brightness.

Though the 60 Hz refresh rate fails to stop the motion blur during fast action scenes of normal content, in the game mode, motion blur looks more controlled even during the fast action scenes.


In the end, I would conclude by saying that this Hisense TV not only beats the other budget category TVs by its performance, but it also gives a tough competition to the entry-level TVs of the branded category. It leaves them behind or performs equally good.

Though this Hisense QLED TV comes with Dolby Atmos and by connecting it to any good Dolby Atmos home Theatre you can get the full experience of Dolby Atmos sound, absence of HDMI eARC or HDMI 2.1 is certainly a drawback for this TV. And then, the Android 9.0 OS is two-generation old. Banding on light Blue Sky or plain grey background is also occasionally visible on this TV. This banding is very rare even in the entry-level TVs of the higher brands.

No doubt the picture quality of this TV is remarkable, which you don't get to see on any other budget category TV, when it comes to aftersales services, they are highly unresponsive. The company's dependency on a Third-party for services, makes even this good picture quality TV, a dull package. Samsung and Sony TVs come with reliable aftersales services, which you will never ever get with this TV. So you have to compromise somewhere!

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