Best Black Friday TV deals: top 2021 UK offers on Samsung, LG and Phillips smart TVs

, Best Black Friday TV deals: top 2021 UK offers on Samsung, LG and Phillips smart TVs, The Evepost News

Are you looking to upgrade your TV in the Black Friday sales? You’re in the right place – major retailers including Argos, Amazon, Currys and AO.com have already started offering their seasonal discounts.

As with other tech (such as iPads and tablets), Black Friday is a great time to shop for a new television, whether you want a bigger screen or better picture quality. The Telegraph team will be constantly updating this page with all the best Black Friday TV deals as they roll in. We’ve also compiled a jargon-busting guide to everything you need to know about finding the television that’s right for you, including the difference between LED and OLED. 

Don’t forget that BT, Virgin Media and Sky TV deals are also released on Black Friday, often as a bundle with broadband and mobile plans.


The best Black Friday 32 inch TV deals for 2021

Hisense 32 inch TV: 32A4GTUK HD Smart TV

Was £249, now £209, Amazon

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Hisense’s 4K TV was featured in the Telegraph’s guide to the best TVs. Tech writer Jack Rear said: “While [Hisense] might not have the same pedigree as the likes of Samsung or Sony, it’s a very solid device for the price… Those who’ve been thinking about making the 4K upgrade but don’t want to spend a fortune, look no further.” It doesn’t offer the picture quality of its more expensive counterparts, but it has impressive speakers and voice control via Amazon’s Alexa.

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The best Black Friday 40 inch TV deals for 2021

Samsung 40 Inch TV: UE40T5300 Full HD HDR LED Smart TV

Was £329, now £279, Argos

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This 40″ full HD TV is one of Argos’ stand-out Black Friday deals. It’s a slim, stylish design, with HDR picture quality and instant access to Samsung TV Plus, which provides extra (totally free) movies, entertainment, sports, news and children’s channels. The best part? You can save an extra 10 per cent off all of Argos’ TVs with the code TV10. 

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The best Black Friday 48 inch TV deals for 2021

LG 48 Inch TV: OLED48C14LB 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV

Was £1,399, now £999, Very

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You can save a whopping £400 on this LG OLED 48″ TV, which boasts exceptional picture quality and a full cinema experience with Dolby Atmos sound and super-smart streaming capabilities (including Freeview Play, NOW TV, Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and more). The 55-inch version of this TV is in Currys‘ Black Friday sale, down from £1499 to £1199.

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The best Black Friday 55 inch TV deals for 2021

Sony Bravia 55 Inch TV: XR55X90JU 4K Ultra HD HDR LED with Google Assistant

Was £1199, now £899, Currys

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The early Black Friday sale at Currys includes discounts on some fantastic TVs. Sonia Bravia came top of the list of the Telegraph’s best 4K TVs, and now this 55″ model is discounted by £300. It has a stylish, slim bezel design and enhanced colour contrast which means the picture looks great from any angle, and features Sony’s ‘ambient optimisation technology’, which automatically adjusts the picture and sound to the environment and the programme or film you’re watching. As a plus, it also comes with a hands-free voice controlled remote (compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa). 

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Sony Bravia 55 Inch TV: XR55A84JU OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR with Google Assistant

Was £1499, now £1299, Currys

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What’s the difference between this and the cheaper Bravia above? It’s all about OLED — organic light-emitting diodes. Each microscopic pixel can be activated or turned off completely, allowing much greater range between light and dark for more accurate detail, depth and textures. This 55-inch model also has “acoustic surface audio”, where the sound seems to come from where the action is happening onscreen. And now it’s £200 cheaper at Currys.

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Philips 55 Inch TV: 55OLED706/12 Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR with Google Assistant

Was £1399, now £979, Currys

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This 55 Ultra-HD model from Philips has an OLED system for sharp colours and picture quality that will make your favourite films and TV shows look even better. It also has LED lighting round the edge of the TV that adjusts in time with what you’re watching and will cast your whole living room in an ambient glow. It’s enhanced with Google Assistant, so to change channels or operate the LED lighting, you don’t even need to pick up the remote. 

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Samsung 55 Inch TV: QN94A Neo QLED 4K HDR Smart TV

Was £1499, now £1299, John Lewis

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For those considering stepping up to the big league, a £200 discount on this 55-inch QLED (“quantum dot LED” — Samsung’s version of OLED) might be the incentive you need. They claim it’s their sharpest 4K viewing yet, with clear-cut lights and incredible blacks, an anti-reflection screen and even object-tracking sound. The discount is also available at Currys.

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The best Black Friday 58 inch TV deals for 2021

Toshiba 58 Inch TV: 58UK3163DB Smart 4K UHD HDR LED Freeview

Was £529, now £449, Currys

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Toshiba’s 58 inch 4K TV uses a system called HDR10 to improve the dynamic range of its LED screen, making whites brighter, blacks deeper and intensifying colours. It boasts Dolby Atmos sound, “TRU” picture upscaling and built-in wi-fi, Freeview and YouTube, plus easy access to Prime, Netflix and other subscription streaming services.

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The best Black Friday 65 inch TV deals for 2021

Samsung 65 Inch TV: UE65TU7020KXXU Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED

Was £629, now £549, Currys

, Best Black Friday TV deals: top 2021 UK offers on Samsung, LG and Phillips smart TVs, The Evepost News

This year, interestingly, 65 inch TVs are the most searched-for. At 3ft 2in high and 5ft 3in wide, Samsung’s UE65 is certainly a statement — and you need a screen this big to really appreciate the incredible picture quality and dynamic range of its crystal-clear 4K Ultra HD display. It also offers deep, immersive sound and streaming apps like Netflix, Apple TV and Disney+ built in (you will need a subscription).

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LG 65 Inch TV: OLED65C14LB Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED with Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa

Was £2299, now £1699, Currys

, Best Black Friday TV deals: top 2021 UK offers on Samsung, LG and Phillips smart TVs, The Evepost News

The stonking 65 inch version of the 48 inch OLED at the top of this list, LG’s imposing 65C14LB claims infinite contrast and 100 per cent colour fidelity, as well as Dolby Atmos sound. Gamers will appreciate the screen’s one millisecond response time, for super-smooth action and low input lag. Currys’ Black Friday discount is also available on the 77 inch and gargantuan 83 inch models. 

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The best Black Friday 70 inch TV deals for 2021

Samsung 70 Inch TV: UE70AU8000 Smart 4K Ultra HD

Was £799, now £699, AO.com

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AO have already released a wide range of Black Friday deals. You can save £50 on this huge Samsung 70 inch Ultra HD TV, which has ‘Dynamic Crystal Colour’ for realistic picture quality and a processor that automatically upgrades films to 4K. As with the others on this list, it’s a smart TV, so it offers all the catch-up and streaming services you could need in one place. 

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What to look for when buying a TV

Screen size

While bigger isn’t always better, it’s worth noting that manufacturers often reserve their premium technology, such as OLED and QLED (see below) for larger screen sizes. As such, Telegraph tech writer Jack Rear recommends going for a TV that’s at least 55 inches. Remember, this is the distance from the bottom left to the top right of the screen, not its width. 

The screen should be parallel with your eyes. You should not have to tilt your head any more than 15 degrees upwards or downwards, or 40 degrees to the left or right.

Picture quality: What is 4K and Ultra HD?

The term 4K refers to ultra high-definition picture quality, and is interchangeable with the term Ultra HD (or UHD on some models). The picture on a 4K or Ultra HD screen is made up of eight million pixels, which is four times as many as the picture on an HD TV. This means you get a crisper picture on the screen.

In general, you should aim for a 4K television, as they are the highest-quality – aside from the 8K televisions. However, there are only a handful of 8K models on the market thus far, and they are both very large and very expensive. Very little entertainment is being broadcast in 8K yet.

Until 8K becomes more mainstream it’s best to stick to 4K TVs. Nearly all of these models have the ability to ‘upscale’ standard HD content, and premium 4K models might include HDR (High Dynamic Range), a contrast-boosting system that makes colours more vivid on the screen. 

You may see other terms when researching a TV, such as “Full HD” and “HD Ready”. To clear up any confusion, the below is a hierarchy of TVs, ranked from the best picture quality to the worst:  

  • 8K
  • 4K/Ultra HD
  • Full HD
  • HD Ready
  • Standard Definition

Other terms to know: OLED, QLED and LED

The brightness of the TV screen depends on whether it is an LED, OLED or QLED device. An LED television uses a backlight and turns off areas of light during dark scenes. If you combine this with high dynamic range, you can get better screen resolution because of the contrast of colours. 

OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) TVs have a more complex system. The pixels in these TVs emit their own light when electricity passes through, as opposed to relying on a backlight for brightness. As such, the pixels turn off their own colour during dark scenes – so dark colours appear darker and bright colours appear stronger. This method also means that OLED devices have a lower power consumption than LED TVs.

QLED (Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diode) technology was designed by Samsung and announced in 2018. QLED televisions use pixels that are able to radiate far more colours at a greater brightness, as they have a microscopic particle filter. 

What is a Smart TV?

A Smart TV will incorporate apps, catch-up services, streaming channels (such as Netflix, Disney+ and YouTube), and will give you access to the internet.

Sound

As screen size continues to get thinner, there is less space on the models for front-facing speakers. Therefore, we suggest either investing in a model with Dolby Atmos sound (for a cinematic effect) or finding a soundbar – which are commonly discounted in Black Friday sales, too. 

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