When it comes to affordable and reliable TV brands, Hisense and Vizio are the biggest brand names. They are comparable in specifications (spec) and features. Features like ultra high definition (UHD), High dynamic range (HDR) and smart TV functionality.
But they have their own unique features even though they are on the same level. Depending on what you are looking for, each brand’s feature can attract you. This article highlights some of the important things to consider if choosing Hisense Vs Vizio, or which one is better in specs and features.
Hisense Vs Vizio
Let’s start with the picture quality between the both brands. It is hard to pick which of them has the best picture quality, however, Vizio for me has the best screen picture quality. In color uniformity and color contrast, Vizio is the best. It can distinguish between dark and lighter colors and make them even more distinctive, they display any color better, and have better viewing angle.
Hisense, on the other hand, is better when it comes to brightness and reflections, they perform better in brighter rooms. While Vizio has up to 400 – 600 peak brightness, Hisense has 1000. Hisense has good dimming features. But Vizio delivers better picture quality, color accuracy, color uniformity and performs well in dark rooms.
Hisense makes use of Android TV, Roku TV and VIPAA OS. While Vizio TV makes use of Smart cast. If you are into gaming and downloading apps, with Hisense you can visit Google play store or Roku smart to download games and apps. It’s also easier to navigate the apps because of their smart system.
Android OS offers smoothness when playing games, an impressive motion rate for fast moving scenes in your games, has a higher refresh rate effective for video games. Vizio TV does not really have these features, but with the Smart cast OS, you can connect to Airplay 2. No apps can be downloaded but it supports Google assistant, Siri, and Alexa.
Both have their own unique smart features. For Hisense, it will be a built in AI capable of adjusting pictures and audio based on the content you are watching, either a live sport stream, music concert and so on. With Hisense tv remote, you can access apps which is pretty difficult for Vizio. Also, Hisense has built in microphone so voice navigation is easy with Alexa and Google assistant.
Hisense panels are LCD, OLED, and QLED which makes it easier for image processing, smooth video streaming and quick response. While Vizio uses LCD and OLED, it uses IQ active and IQ ultra to process images.
Nevertheless, Vizio has other cooler features like built in voice control, easy to connect with Apple Air Play, and Apple TV.
If you are planning to watch with family and friends, viewing angle matters a lot. Hisense has a narrow viewing angle which makes the image distorted if viewed from the side. Vizio is better in this aspect.
Hisense usually comes with two USB ports and four HDMI ports. Vizio has one USB port and four HDMI ports. If you have to connect a lot of devices to your TV, Hisense is the best. Moreover, both can connect to WiFi properly and have good Bluetooth connection.
Hisense has low sound quality, you have to use with an external sound bar to support the sound system. But Vizio has good and decent sound technology for a good user experience.
Hisense is less expensive than Vizio and still offers 4k video resolution. If you aren’t bothered about picture quality, and color representation, HDMI or other things; then you can go for Hisense which has a cheaper price. 50 inches and above for Hisense is cheaper than that of Vizio. Hisense’s best-selling 50H8F model is cheaper than Vizio’s 50” M-Series Quantum Smart TV.
To further illustrate these differences, let’s analyse two models from each brand to see for ourselves which is better . The models are Hisense 55U7G and Vizio M55 Q8 H1:
|Vizio M55 Q8 H1
|4 HDMI 2.0
|4 HDMI 2.1
|2 USB 3.0 and 2.0
In conclusion, Hisense offers excellent value for money and has a range of high resolution TVs, if you like smart features and apps, as well as Android OS; then Hisense is good for you but no great sound and picture quality. Whereas Vizio offers good pictures and sound quality But you can’t really do much with it’s OS.
From the comparisons, Hisense seems to be the best option but a user have their own choice. If Vizio can give you your desired results then you can go for it, personal choices matters just make sure you check out the specs and features and see if it’s what you want.
This article was first published on July 1, 2022 10:08 p.m. WAT
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