Hisense U8KQ (55U8KQ) Review: Not a bad choice

Hisense 55U8KQ Review
Hisense 55U8KQ Review
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Hisense continues to surprise with its high-end televisions that they have released for this year due to the variety of features that we can find in its main sections, obviously they are functions worthy of their category that will improve performance at a general level.

This is precisely what we want to talk about in this review, since the Hisense 55U8KQ seeks to give users the best possible experience, obviously it is not fully achieved due to certain aspects that we also believe are worth mentioning, but in general terms we have a complete television that It adds a good performance and for its price it is even more worth it.

Exterior design

Hisense 55U8KQ implements some details that make the television look even more attractive
Hisense 55U8KQ implements some details that make the television look even more attractive

Let’s start by talking about the design of this television because it stands out for its appearance, obviously you couldn’t expect less from a high-end model, but this one stands out a little more for certain details that give it superior appeal. We are looking at the 55-inch model which, due to its dimensions, will be the ideal option to have in medium-sized rooms due to its integration.

We always have the option of acquiring the VESA support that can provide a better placement according to the taste of each person. This tool allows you to adapt the television directly to the wall so that the front part has a better view, which will be positive in this case due to the thin bezels that it integrates , generating elegance regardless of the angle.

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The back offers practically the same by not having a space as bulky as others, we practically see a fine television that combines with everything. Being of a higher range, its construction uses better quality materials . Being resistant and an option that will surely last for many years, there is no doubt that the appearance of this model is something that stands out a lot.

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It was obvious that the connectivity would be very good, it really does not have different connectors than what we are used to seeing, however, the difference is noticeable in the version of some ports that improves and that causes better quality and performance when connecting external devices. For example, this television has four HDMI inputs that will undoubtedly be the most used.

Hisense 55U8KQ Back Panel
Hisense 55U8KQ Back Panel

Here we find that two are version 2.1 which among its main advantages supports higher resolutions, as well as higher frame rates. The other two use version 2.0 which is typical from the mid-range. This same difference is found in the USB ports , which will be two, but one in version 3.0 that improves the data transmission of large files in a short time.

These ports are used to play and record content, which makes its connectivity even more worthwhile. It comes as a slight surprise to us that it still uses the composite (AV) input which even at the low end is not often seen as much anymore. The rest of the connections are normal to see in many models. At the wireless level, it gives us a Wi-Fi connection , Bluetooth 5.1 and DLNA .

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Image quality and functions in general

The  Hisense 55U8KQ has a powerful image that promises to give good quality regardless of the content, first of all, it has a 4K resolution that already has interesting power to show better precision, however, what makes this model worthwhile is that it integrates a panel Mini LED that, unlike other panels, adds good benefits that we will mention below.

Among many we highlight an improved brightness, a better contrast, a wider range of colors. In general, enriched images are achieved that bring us closer to a realistic and intense view. Its VA panel ensures that it remains within the aforementioned parameters. We must mention that this television works with a frequency of 144 Hz that grants totally fluid and precise scenes.

At this point, the image is quite good, however, we still have to add the enhancement technologies that also bring improvements to the essential parameters of the image. We highlight the presence of Quantum Dot Color , Wide Color Gamut and Digital Noise Reduction . We cannot forget about other equally important options such as HDR10+ , HLG , and Dolby Vision .


It integrates a maximum power of 40W that is nice to listen to content clearly. Added to technologies such as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Audio (MS12)  we will receive surround and precise sound at all times, even the dialogues will be clear and precise. The audio ends up being another strong point, although we recently reviewed another model with higher quality.

Software analysis / Smart TV and more noteworthy features

It offers its own system that stands out for implementing certain improvements that help make it a slightly more complete system.

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The  Hisense 55U8KQ works with VIDAA U7.0 , which is the most recent version of the system created for this firm’s televisions. However, for certain reasons we consider it as one of its weak points. It does not mean that it is bad, but because the other systems have better optimization and security. It is true that with each update they seek to improve, but there is still work to be done.

Its application store includes the most popular options today, in addition, we can use other interesting applications, obviously its variety is not great, but for entertainment issues it is fine. The good thing is that it has compatibility with Google Assistant and Alexa that allow you to create voice commands in order to easily control and access certain functions.

From here the only interesting thing is the functions it has for the gaming section. In the above paragraphs we mentioned its frequency that provides fluid movements. To this we must add improvement technologies such as AMD FreeSync Premium , Game Mode Pro and Gaming Bar that provide a better configuration so that each game is seen in the best possible way.

Hisense 55U8KQ: Pros and cons


  • Design
  • connectivity
  • powerful image
  • enhancement features
  • Sound
  • voice control
  • Gaming Options
  • Price


  • upgradeable system
  • energy class


Hisense 55U8KQ Specifications:

Make model Hisense 55U8KQ
Size 55″ (139.7cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 48 – 144 Hz (hertz)
backlight Mini LEDs
Smart TV Yes, VIDAA U7.0
Integrated Wi-Fi Yeah
bluetooth Yeah
3D No
usb recorder Yeah
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
  • 40W (watts)
  • 2.1.2 CH
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Audio (MS12)
  • NICAM Stereo
Dimensions without stand (H x W x D) 734 x 1233 x 77mm
Dimensions with stand (H x W x D) 784 x 1233 x 300mm
Weight (Without / With support) 19.4kg / 24.5kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 400 x 300mm
HDMI ports 4
USB ports 2
other connectors
  • DLNA
  • RJ45 Ethernet
  • Satellite input (F-type female)
  • Composite input (AV)
  • Optical output for audio
  • 3.5mm audio output
  • Antenna (RF) (female)
CI+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy class Category G
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • power cord
  • user’s Guide

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