Philips 55 inches 4K Ultra Slim Smart LED TV Review

On the off chance that you are hoping to spend between Rs 60,000 and Rs 70,000 on a TV, at that point chances are you can get something from premium brands like Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and more in the 4K brilliant TV space with sizes running from 50 to 55- inches. This is likewise where OnePlus has its entrance level TV estimated at Rs 70,000 approx. Today we have with us a TV from Philips. The TV carries with it a 55- inch 4K HDR-empowered board and the organization’s own SAPHI OS. Is it a commendable competitor in the shrewd TV space, or would you say you are in an ideal situation taking a gander at the other options?

Key particulars initially

Board Size: 55- inch 

Board Type: VA 

Board Resolution: 3840 x 2160 – 4K

Board Refresh Rate: 60Hz

10- bit board: Yes

HDR 10 uphold: Yes

Dolby Vision Support: No

HDMI Ports: 3

USB Ports: 2

Bluetooth: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

Ethernet: Yes

Speakers: 2 x 10W

Operating system: SAPHI OS

Value: MRP: Rs 119990, MOP: 70,400

Manufacture and Design

With regards to the work of the TV, it is all plastic yet isn’t feeble. It isn’t thin, however that is OK. The tabletop feet of the TV are short and made of plastic yet not all that short that a gaming console or set-top- box will hamper your review understanding. With regards to plan, the TV has moderately thick bezels. The OnePlus TV in the equivalent 70k value point comes with extremely thin bezels. The main drawback to the plan is the way that only one HDMI port and USB port are outward-confronting, so you might need to consider link the board on the off chance that you plan on divider mounting it. The remainder of the ports aren’t all together at the back. You have a little square that has the AV input and a hole at the base that houses the ethernet, and remaining HDMI ports.

By and large, the work of the TV is standard with what one would expect, bezels around the presentation are not an obstacle but rather not a visual treat either, and the tabletop stand holds the TV sufficiently tall to put a soundbar or a set-top- box underneath the TV, serenely.

Ports and availability

With regards to availability, the Philips 55PUT6103S/94 has 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports. One of the HDMI ports alongside a USB port and the earphones port are side confronting. There is a square that holds the administration port and the AV port at the back. Beneath this, in a cavity, we have the staying two HDMI ports, one of which is ARC empowered. We additionally have the radio wire port, ethernet port, one USB port and the optical out port. Generally, the network choices are not too bad and enough to take care of business.

Show board and picture quality

Talking about the board on offer on the Philips 55- inch 4K HDR shrewd TV, it is a 10- bit board made by BOE (CHINA). It is a VA board with a most extreme brilliance of 350 nits. The official statement shared by Philips says that the TV has miniature darkening which “Thanks to our special software that analyzes the picture in 6400 different zones and adjusts it accordingly, you’ll enjoy incredible contrast and image quality for a truly lifelike visual experience.” But when asked the number of physical diminishing zones does the TV have, the appropriate response that Philips gave us was “Numerous zones with nearby diminishing innovation”.

For content, the TV has the TV form of Netflix and Prime Videos application worked in. Tragically, there is no Hotstar and Philips has affirmed to us that they intend to dispatch the Hotstar application in Q1 of 2020. The TV runs on the SAPHI OS dependent on Linux and  Philips has built up the OS.

To test our standard slew of substance we not just utilized the Xbox One X as an outside source yet additionally the underlying streaming applications.

4K content HDR

Before we get into what content looks like on the TV, realize that the underlying Netflix application upholds HDR, yet the inherent Prime Videos application doesn’t and this is something to be thankful for. Allow me to expand. To watch content on the TV we played our standard slew of Netflix content which is in 4K SDR, HDR and HD. With regards to a show like Altered Carbon, there is an arrangement in season 1 scene 7 which has extraordinary activity in obscurity blended in with brilliant light rolling in from a stockroom roof. This succession is charming when played from the local application. Infact, the nature of substance from the local Netflix application is route better than what we saw from the Xbox. Successions which looked dull on the Xbox were fairly brilliant and lit when viewed from the local application. Moving over to Prime Videos, Jack Ryan season 2 is in HDR and a straightforward scene in the workplace toward the start of Season 2 scene 2 looked more obscure than we’d like when played off the Xbox One X in HDR. In any case, it looked entirely great when played utilizing the implicit application in SDR. It looked brilliant keeping up subtleties and great hues as opposed to looking dull and dim from the outside source.

Thus, if content from streaming shows like Netflix and Prime Videos is the thing that you watch, at that point realize that content from the implicit applications is the best approach. As we stated, Hotstar will go to the TV in Q1 2020 so you can anticipate that too.

1080p content

This is one spot where content from the inherent applications and the outer source, both looked great. Be it shows like Young Sheldon on Prime Videos or even Mission:Impossible on Netflix, the two of which are in HD taken a gander at standard when looking at the inside applications and outside source. The substance is by and large, brilliant, rich, loaded with hues and while tweaking the settings, you can get a decent punchy clear shading on the off chance that you comprehend what you are doing. The Standard and Vivid preset both function admirably for SDR content.

In general, SDR content on the TV looks incredible. Indeed, even 4K shows on Netflix like The Chef Show or even The Blacklist look extraordinary and charming.


At the point when the Xbox One X was associated with the TV, it promptly remembered it as a gaming console and the image modes accessible in the switch were HDR game, HDR Vivid, and so on which is acceptable. Games like Doom which is in 4K and SDR and Forza Horizon 4 which is in 4K however HDR looked extraordinary on the TV and just required a bit of tweaking in the image settings. Fate may look excessively clear, yet change the image mode and you will get a somewhat more quieted orange for the planet of Mars. The races in Forza Horizon 4 may do not have the brilliant feature achieved by the overhead sun, however that is alright as the remainder of the picture was entirely clear, sharp and looked beautiful.

On the off chance that there is one game that truly endured in dim successions, it is with Gears 5. Apparatuses 5 is our new benchmark for 4K HDR gaming and there is one arrangement where you have to stroll through a dull passage. Presently on a lead TV, the dim passage is dull, however it figures out how to hold subtleties which should be noticeable in obscurity. In Gears 5 on the Philips TV, it looked more obscure than it should.

The TV works superbly for gaming, however there are a few examples of gaming where we wish it were better.

Sound from the underlying speakers

Going to the sound from the Philips TV, the sound is uproarious and acceptable with the possibility to fill the normal estimated front room at about 50 percent volume. It doesn’t pop, vocals are clear and for regular TV seeing, the TV makes a fine showing. Be that as it may, it needs bass. So in the event that you anticipate that it should pack in a bang when watching films or messing around, you will be baffled. The TV offers diverse sound modes which changes the loyalty of the sound. You do get the standard slew of sound presets including Original, Movie, Music, Game, News and Expert Mode also.

Implicit administrations and UI

Most TVs today run on Android with their own UI overlaying it. We additionally have Samsung and LG bring their own OS and UI as Tizen and WebOS separately. The Philips TV has its own SAPHI OS which isn’t the best with regards to shrewd abilities yet is useful with regards to controlling picture settings. You just get Netflix and Prime Videos on the UI with Hotstar coming in 2020. The UI is straightforward and all the substance is introduced in 2 lines. The UI doesn’t carry with it any additional savvy capacities like voice associate, and so on. The application store likewise needs other neighborhood conspicuous web-based features.

Generally speaking, the UI is dull and fails to measure up to what exactly is on offer from Android TV-controlled TVs, Tizen, WebOS and then some.


Another frustrating part of the TV is the controller. The design of the catches isn’t ergonomic. For the most part, you’d anticipate that the number cushion should be at the top and playback controls at the base with the center overwhelmed by the directional controls and home catch. On the Philips TV, things are somewhat extraordinary. You have the number controls at the base, the playback controls directly at the top, beneath which you have the settings and the home catch. The middle has the D-cushion. In the event that you have to utilize the TV as a brilliant TV, the catches feel everywhere.

Going to the work of the controller, it is very much manufactured, tough and has a decent hold. The catches are rubbery. Thinking about the exceptional cost of the TV, we wish the far off was better.

Main concern

In the event that the Philips 55PUT6103S/94 were under 50k it is anything but difficult to suggest for the image quality alone. In any case, at the 60- 70k value point, it passes up vital highlights like shrewd capacities, UI and pinnacle splendor for HDR execution. In the event that you are searching for a TV with a decent board for ordinary review, at that point indeed, you can consi