Hisense and Samsung are among the largest and the most popular TV manufacturers in the world. Most TVs from these brands receive positive responses. That is why both Samsung and Hisense stay in demand.
Comparing Hisense vs Samsung, it’s worth saying that both companies are quite successful. Of course, Hisense doesn’t have such a reputation as Samsung. Despite the fact that Hisense can offer some high-end models, it’s mainly seen as a budget-oriented manufacturer. In addition, many people think that TVs from Hisense are of low quality because of their affordable prices. However, in fact, this is not true: many of their TVs provide truly good picture quality.
The TVs from Samsung are primarily known for being highly technological. Over the years, the company has developed a lot of technologies to improve the performance of their TVs. Besides, in recent times, Samsung issues more and more budget models.
When it comes to features, it’s worth noting that Samsung always offers really universal TVs that can be used for almost any purpose. Firstly, Samsung offers Bixby — its own virtual assistant, controlled by voice commands. Some TVs also use a multi-voice system, with both Alexa and Bixby built-in. For gamers, Samsung offers such a feature as an Auto Game Mode which automatically optimizes the screen for games, turning it into a gaming monitor. Universal Guide is another unique feature from Samsung: it offers a list of content, personalized just for you. A patented Ambient Mode is a unique feature that turns the screen of Samsung TV into a part of the interior.
Hisense TVs work on the quad-core processor which ensures fast TV work. For gamers, it offers a low-latency Game Mode which reduces input lag and provides faster response. Some models are equipped with a Hi-View chipset which effectively boosts the power and picture quality of the TV. Hisense also provides some models, equipped with a Hi-View chipset which uses artificial intelligence to automatically adjust the picture and sound based on the content you are watching.
Both models offer a decent set of features. However, since Samsung has more of its own exclusive technologies, it’s fair to say that it’s better than Hisense in this aspect. Let’s compare two models: the Hisense 50H8G and the Samsung UN50TU8000FXZA. They are similarly priced and have the same screen sizes, but Samsung offers more features that ensure better performance of the TV.
That is why the Samsung UN50TU8000FXZA wins in this part of Hisense TV vs Samsung comparison.
Each company uses various technologies to provide a realistic and vivid picture. Both Hisense and Samsung can offer both Full HD and 4K TVs with UHD, HDR, HDR10, HLG support.
Except for traditional LED and 4K HDR TVs, Hisense can also offer OLED and ULED models that are significantly cheaper than Samsung models. Its OLED TVs have superior contrast, providing a sharp and realistic picture. While the ULED TVs from Hisense ensure smooth motions on fast-moving content and have a wide color gamut.
Quantum Dot technology, implemented in some of Hisense’s TVs, provides ultra-bright 4K picture. Thanks to full-array local dimming, some TVs from Hisense show deeper black than Samsung TVs.
Many of Hisense TVs use Dolby Vision which is one of the best technologies for a cinema-quality viewing experience. Its large models are also equipped with HDR10 which provides more natural color and contrast.
TVs from Hisense are also great for gamers as there are many models that provide 240-image processing that minimizes picture lag.
Samsung’s QLED TVs is an analog of Hisense’s ULED TVs. QLED technology uses special filters that enhance the colors. Its QLED TVs work on the 4K Quantum Processor which provides exceptional brightness. They are also very vivid and handle reflections with ease, so they are perfectly suitable for installation in a well-lit room. Such screens boast very wide viewing angles.
Samsung also uses such technology as Crystal Display. TVs, equipped with this technology, have fine-tuned colors and a crisp picture. Another great technology is PurColor which reveals more color shades.
The TVs from both brands provide great picture quality until it comes to a side-by-side comparison. This way, comparing the Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA and the Hisense 50R6090G, it becomes obvious that the model from Samsung is much brighter.
This way, in this Hisense 4K vs Samsung 4K picture quality comparison, the Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA appears to be in a winning position.
Hisense TVs use numerous audio enhancement technologies, such as DBX Total Sonics, DBX Total Surround, DTS TruSurround, DTS Studio Sound, etc. They significantly improve the sound quality of their built-in speakers. Samsung, in its turn, usually uses only such well-known surround sound technologies like Dolby Atmos and DTS. So, it’s fair to say that Hisense pays more attention to sound quality.
This way, if we compare the 16W speakers with DTS Studio SoundDTS Studio Sound from the Hisense 50R6090G with the usual 20W speakers from the Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA, it becomes obvious that the model from Hisense has a much more cinematic, clear sound.
That is why the Hisense 50R6090G is better in terms of sound reproduction.
Starting this Hisense VS Samsung Smart TV OS comparison, it should be marked that both brands can offer Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, as well as access to the most popular streaming services (Hulu, Netflix, YouTute, HBO, Amazon Prime, Disney , Apple TV, etc.).
Most Samsung TVs use Tizen which is an operating system developed by Samsung specifically for its smart TVs. It works fast and reliably. Most Samsung TVs also come with a remote control called OneRemote which ensures easy menu navigation and also allows controlling other devices, connected to your TV (home theater system, Blu-ray player, etc.).
Hisense’s own operating system is called VIDAA U. However, for now, it’s implemented in not so many of its TVs: most of Hisense’s models are still Android-based. It has a simple and very easy interface and allows you to launch any app quickly.
The operating systems of both brands provide all the smart functions that a modern TV should have. However, comparing the Hisense H6570G which works on the Android base, and the Samsung UN50TU8000FXZA which uses Tizen, the Android-based Hisense H6570G appears to be simpler and more convenient.
So, the Hisense H6570G wins here.
Samsung and Hisense usually have identical sets of HDMI ports: 3 for mid-sized TVs, and 4 for larger ones. Most TVs from both brands also can offer such connectivity options as Ethernet, audio out, composite and component video inputs. However, Samsung TVs are frequently equipped with more USB ports. This way, the Hisense 50R6090G has one USB port while the Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA has 2 USB ports.
This way, the Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA appears to have more ports.
Of course, there are some models from both brands that are not really reliable and fail after a few years. However, as a brand, oriented on providing cheaper TVs, Hisense can’t provide superior durability and longevity. Otherwise, their TVs would have cost more. So, there is no doubt that Samsung TVs are more durable.
For instance, the Samsung UN65TU8000FXZA is built of sturdier plastic than the Hisense H6570G, despite the fact that the TVs stand on similar stands and both have a thin-frame design.
Thus, the Samsung UN65TU8000FXZA wins in this category.
The high-end models from Hisense that have really great picture quality cost around $1000 – $3000. The budget 4K models from this brand will cost you from $250 to $350. Of course, there are also Full HD models with small (40 inches and less) screen sizes that will cost less than $200.
The prices for Samsung TVs are noticeably higher, especially when it comes to the premium segment: their large-sized flagship models cost tens of thousands of dollars. It’s hard to find high-end models from Samsung that cost similarly to Hisense’s high-end models, so it’s fair to say that Samsung can’t offer such a great range of affordable models as Hisense. The prices for the cheapest models from Samsung start from $300.
Despite the fact that Hisense doesn’t issue models that cost several thousands of dollars, it still offers many good-quality TVs with attractive and useful features. Its high-end models can make a real competition to Samsung’s middle-class models.
If we take two similar 50-inch models from both brands into price comparison, the Samsung UN50TU8000FXZA and the Hisense R6090G, the second one appears to be cheaper.
That is why the Hisense R6090G wins the price competition.
In the final of this Samsung vs Hisense competition, I can say that Hisense is a really good manufacturer when it comes to budget and middle-end models. Sure, it doesn’t make the most high-quality and sophisticated TVs on the market, but when it comes to “quality for the money”, Hisense does great. Samsung, in its turn, will ask you to overpay some amount of money even when you buy its cheapest model.
Of course, Samsung provides better picture quality and more techy features, but when it comes to better built-in speakers and a more convenient operating system, Hisense can offer more.