47.62"
26.79 "
55"
6'2"

Hisense 55U8G

ABOUT THIS TV

Hisense 55U8G 400x400 Image Hisense 55U8G

Launched in the year 2021, the 55U8G is a 55" 4K TV from Hisense. It features a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.

The max. resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 80 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the next important spec to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction (defined by its color gamut specification).

The Hisense 55U8G is rated with a DCI P3 color gamut coverage of 97%. Incase you're wondering, this is equivalent to 132.27% sRGB coverage. The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike!

Understanding Color Gamut

Color gamut specification of a display indicates the range of colors that it can show.

Put Simply, it determines the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A panel with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.

It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few.

For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified in DCI P3.

But don't worry, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Other than color accuracy, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality substantially.

What is Static Contrast ?

A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep enough blacks and can bleed backlight as shown below:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

The above TV's static contrast is 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. More the better.

Also note, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.

If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.

This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 5000 : 1., well enough to produce deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming backlight which is a plus.

Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.

As for brightness, it is capable of producing a maximum luminance of 1500 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming). This amount of brightness is good enough even for a room with sun's rays in!

Gaming Performance

If you are going to use the TV other than watching videos — say as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, you should take a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming, both the input lag and response time affects the performance.

The input lag on the Hisense 55U8G is 5.8 ms and its minimum response time is 4 ms. Pick this one if you are a gamer.

What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?

This lag is the amount of time at which your key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.

But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Now, speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 400 x 300 mm is provided for wall-mounting. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.

The width of this TV is 48.5 inches while its height is 30.67 inches.

It is 3.86 inches thick.

Overall the TV weighs 17.8 KGs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 17.3 Kilograms.

Hardware and Audio

The Operating System on this TV is Android 10.

For display connectivity, there are four HDMI 2.0 (b; ARC; CEC) ports and one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port on this TV.

For connecting USB devices, you have — 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

For wireless connectivity on this TV, you will have — Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth.

Now, speaking of speakers, Hisense has provided 2 x 10W built-in speakers on the 55U8G.

In terms of power usage, this TV uses 61W on average and 0.5W on standby.

For powering this unit, you will require an 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Hisense
Type
Smart TV
Size
55" (inches)
Model Series
U8G
Model Number
55U8G
Operating System
Powered by Android 10
Launch Year
2021
DISPLAY
Panel
55" 10 bit VA Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~80 ppi
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Response Time
9 ms
Input Lag
5.8 ms
Brightness
600 Nits
Backlight Source
Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming)
Static Contrast
5000 : 1
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
Anti-glare/Matte
Color Gamut
sRGB: 132.27% (eq.)
DCI P3: 97% (eq.)
NTSC 1953: 94.89% (eq.)
Rec 2020: 75% (Rated)
Adobe RGB: 87.3% (eq.)
HARDWARE
Display Ports
  • 4 x HDMI 2.0 (b; ARC; CEC)
  • 1 x AV Composite In (Video + L/R)
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • 1 x Cable/Antenna In (F-type)
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out ,
1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: N/A
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 61 W
Maximum: 240 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
N/A
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: 480 MR
Technology: Motion Rate
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 47.62 " (inches)
Height: 26.79 " (inches)
Diagonal: 55" (inches)
Body
Width: 48.5 " (inches)
Height: 28.23 " (inches)
Depth: 3.86 " (inches)
Weight: 17.3 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 48.5 " (inches)
Height: 30.67 " (inches)
Depth: 10.24 " (inches)
Weight: 17.8 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 400 x 300 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: -15 °C - 45 °C
Operation: 5 °C - 35 °C
Humidity
Storage: 10 % - 70 %
Operation: 20 % - 80 %