The 48OLED807/12 is a 48 inch 4K TV from Philips, launched in the year 2022. It features a True 10-bit OLED panel. The max. resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a pixel density of 92 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important feature to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).
The Philips 48OLED807/12 comes with a DCI P3 gamut coverage of 99%. Incase you're wondering, this is equivalent to 135.0% sRGB. The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike!
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a display is a measure of the range of colors that the display can produce.
A display with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated/washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
In case of this TV, it is specified in DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality substantially.
Understanding Static Contrast
There are two types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio. Dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio < 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Apart from that, such TVs are also prone backlight bleeds that will impact your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Other than black levels, a TV with high constrast ratio lets you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of Infinity:1. That's a plus point of owning an OLED TV. So no need to worry about this at all.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HDR and HDR10+ Adaptive.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits.
If you aren't interested in gaming, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you should take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on the Philips 48OLED807/12 is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. For a TV, its the best you can get for gaming.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which device inputs changes the content of your display. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, get a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 300 x 300 mm. Tilt or Pivot are not supported on this TV, but it does support Swivel.
The width of this TV is 42.94 inches while its height is 26 inches. In total, it weighs approximately 11.2 KGs. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by Quad Core (MediaTek MT9970B) CPU and comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM.
The Operating System on this TV is Android 11.
For display connectivity, Philips has provided two HDMI 2.0 ports and two HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, it includes 2x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 20W built-in speakers. It also comes with a built-in sub-woofer. So you don't have to invest on an external sound system.
In terms of power usage, it uses 50.21 Watts on average and 0.3 Watts on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll need an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.