Hisense’s latest 8-series TVs—namely, the U8G series—feature outstanding color, a ton of brightness, and excellent image processing. It’s also an excellent mid-range TV for gamers, with 120Hz HDMI 2.1, variable refresh rate, and Freesync support. It’s a very nice set, although we missed the deep black performance we’ve seen in some competitors outfitted with mini-LED backlights.
Design and features
The U8G-series is available in both 55-inch ($950) and 65-inch ($1,300, reviewed here) sizes. It uses a 120Hz, 10-bit, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) panel featuring quantum dots for extremely accurate color. The TV is a bit on the heavy side, weighing close to 53.4 pounds on the wall (with VESA 400 mm x 400 mm mount), and 56 pounds including the stand. The bezel is thin, and there’s a classy look to the whole deal. Truth be known, I like its appearance better than most.