Best Cheap 4K TVs 2021: Our Top Budget Picks!

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If you're after the best cheap 4K TV around, there are a ton of options out there, especially in 2021, but finding a set that delivers on quality, price and performance can be challenging.

But the good news is, there are some options which, we think, are more than enough for watching movies, gaming, and more - and the best part is, they don't break the bank.


We've taken a look at what's out there and picked some of what we feel are the best cheap 4K UHD TVs around, and of course, what we think makes them worth your time.

These TVs are all good choices if you're sticking to a budget, or looking to add a second affordable screen to your home.

Whether you're looking for the best option under 500 with the Samsung 43" TU8500, or want a big screen thanks to the Panasonic TX-55HX580B, we've got you covered right here.

Best Cheap 4K TVs 2021

Best Cheap 4K TV Under 500: Samsung 43" TU8500

Best Cheap 4K TV 2021 Samung
CRYSTAL CLEAR - 4K Resolution and stunning clarity await

Samsung produces some cracking TVs, and more often than not they're very reasonably priced and feature quite heavily in the sales.

It's a smart TV and wireless, meaning you can stream and connect your phones, tablets, and more to it with ease.

For gaming or watching sports, you're looking at a 60hz refresh rate, which is great if you've got a PS4 Pro, Xbox One X or any of their next-gen iterations.

Remember, you'll be capped at 60fps, which is still very good considering not many console games support 120fps/120Hz yet!

Describing itself as Crystal UHD (a term that could mean 4K or 8K - but in this case is 4K), the Samsung TU8500 looks fantastic thanks to the laws of pixel density, and when you combine that with HDR, you've got a real winner here when it comes to vivid colour and immersive lifelike visuals.


And let's face it...for the price, Samsung has knocked it out of the park in the looks department.

Best Cheap 4K TV 55": Panasonic TX-55HX580B 55"

Best Cheap 4K TVs 2021 Panasonic
BUDGET FRIENDLY - High performance and affordable

If you want to go big, but keep the quality then this Panasonic 4K TV could be the one for you.

You'll find all the usual suspects here as you would with most 4K TVs, including a solid 60hz refresh rate for a smooth viewing experience.

HDR, wireless connectivity, supports YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Video, and again looks fairly stylish, which is a must-have for any TV this big.


We'd say if you want that cinematic, immersive feel, then this a good choice that won't break the bank, especially when compared to an 8K TV.

Best Cheap 4K TV Under 300: Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 43"

Best Cheap 4K TV 2021
SUPER AFFORDABLE - Without skimping on quality

This Insignia TV is almost unbelievably affordable and packs a fairly impressive resume too.

It's a little bulkier around the edges than some of the other entries, but that's easy to ignore at this price range.

Again, this TV can be connected via wifi and be used to stream from your favorite apps. You've also got that trusty 60hz refresh rate for gaming and sports, and it even comes with Alexa!


One of the cheapest 4K TVs we've come across, we'd say this could be a great low-cost addition to an extra room, bedroom or study.

Best Cheap 4K TV Under 400: Philips 43PUS7805/12 43" - £379.00

Best Cheap 4K TVs 2021
UNIQUE - Add some style to your setup for less!

The best way to looks at this TV is by seeing it as two separate products in one.

First off, you've got a brilliant 4K, 60hz Smart TV with HDR10+ for stunning visuals, but you've also got ambient lighting from a company renowned for their exceptional Philips Hue lights.

The Ambilight TV works to extend colour around your TV and onto the wall behind it. It looks amazing and also doubles up to reduce eye strain when watching in low light.


Alex controlled and works with the most popular streaming apps, this TV could be a good choice for those looking to introduce a little atmosphere to their gaming and movie nights...all for a very reasonable price.

So there you have it, a few of our top picks for the best cheap 4K TVs for 2021. We'll be updating this list regularly with the latest and greatest, so be sure to check back in with us soon.

And if you're looking to increase your budget, why not take a look at some of our top TV picks for PS5 below, or take a look at the latest and greatest HDMI 2.1 monitors, right here.

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