Best Samsung TVs of 2018

By Staff

When it comes to consumer tech, Samsung has a stake in pretty much every category, but TVs have always been one of the Korean giant's points of pride. Indeed, it has been the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006, and has consistently stayed at the forefront of new display tech.

Odds are, if you're looking to outfit your living room or home theater with the latest and greatest, a Samsung TV is going to be at the top of your list—for good reason. Not only does Samsung consistently deliver a quality viewing experience, but it offers fashion-forward designs that look great whether the TV's on or off.

We've tested dozens of Samsung TVs in our state-of-the-art labs, and selected the best models around. Want to know more about a specific TV? Just click through to read our full review.

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Updated January 11, 2018

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Just as we expected, the Q9 flagship is a knockout set. This TV packs in all the hot tech from 2017: quantum dot color, High Dynamic Range compatibility, and 4K resolution. Where 65-inch sets are concerned, the $3,500 Q9 is one of the year's top choices for big-spenders and videophiles.

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The Q7F is an extremely impressive TV, and easily one of the best HDR series to come along so far. The 55-inch will set you back about $2,600, while right now our 65-inch test model demands another $1,000 on top of that. Those prices are in line with the market for everything you're getting, and this TV exhibits high quality in every aspect, from its design, to its features, to its picture quality.

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Samsung UN65MU9000

While it might be a little pricier than most buyers would like, you can't argue with this TV's quality. Testing revealed a huge set of advantages, including excellent picture quality, a good smart platform experience, and very attractive design elements. Drawbacks are minimal, meaning only HDR-crazy buyers will want to up the ante and buy into the brighter, more colorful Samsung QLEDs.

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Samsung UN65MU8000

Whether it's one of the flat MU8000s or one of the curved MU8500s, you can be sure you're getting a good-looking TV, both inside and out. The highly refined materials and stylistic polish featured on these TVs are lived up to by their reliable picture quality. Other than a couple small nitpicks, we couldn't be happier with how the MU8000/MU8500 TVs look.

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Samsung UN50KU6300

This isn't the TV to buy if you're looking for really impressive HDR performance. It's not very bright, and the added color saturation doesn't extend much beyond standard performance. However, for a slice of all the snazzy new 4K/HDR content out there, the KU6300 won't hold you back—and it looks great playing everything else.

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