Philips 55OLED705 Review: Crystal clear images combined with impressive ambilight

Philips 55OLED705

OLED TVs are one of the best options if you want to enjoy incredible image quality. Philips has been adding this type of model to its catalog for some time, therefore, it turns out to be one of the best firms to make such a powerful television. This time we want to analyze what the Philips 55OLED705 / 12 offers us .

This turns out to be an attractive team for the amount of benefits it promises to deliver, although in this review we will try to also mention those aspects that are not so favorable. So you can know if the Philips 55OLED705 is really worth it and can meet your expectations or you should keep looking among other televisions.

Exterior design of the Philips OLED705 / 12

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A special design that will look pretty good in any position

The first thing we highlight is that it has an interesting design that will look quite good and easily adapts to almost any environment. And that is because we are facing the 55-inch version that offers us a suitable size . Another notable point is that its chassis is presented in a black color that will generate a greater presence on the television.

Among the most pleasant we have that its front presents us with thin bezels that give the equipment greater elegance, in addition, this serves so that the content that is going to be reproduced has better dimensions , and that is due to the fact that the useful space of the screen allows us to avoid images with obstacles, so we have a more defined view.

Its two supports are small and thin, therefore, they do not interfere at all, on the contrary, they are so inconspicuous that we focus only on the television.  What we advise is to remove it  and  use the VESA to place it on the wall , thus enjoying a better integration with the decoration in the room. Without a doubt, the design ends up being a positive point.

Connectivity

This TV offers us really interesting options to connect , first of all, we have an Ethernet input, a satellite input, an optical output for audio and an antenna for the digital transmission of the equipment. The most relevant are its four  HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC)  and its two  USBs  with the possibility of recording content.

The advantage is that one of those two ports is a version 3.0  that gives us a better transmission with very large files. In the wireless we find a  Wi-Fi Direct connection  to surf the internet, likewise, we have  Bluetooth  and  DLNA  that offer us a cable-free connectivity, in addition, the experience will be more efficient.

Image quality and general functions of the Philips 55OLED705

The Philips 55OLED705 / 12  offers us a totally immersive image quality that pleases us no matter what we see, for this it has an OLED panel   and 4K resolution   that give us a first-class experience with more visible details and better worked realism with the different technologies that have been implemented in this model.

For example, we find  Natural Motion  and  Reality  that allow us to observe a fairly fluid image, with a clarity that is capable of eliminating the jitter that is usually very common in lower quality televisions. In short, we can enjoy much more precise movements  that adapt to any content.

The most interesting thing in Philips 55OLED705 is the inclusion of the fourth generation P5 Pro Perfect Picture processor that allows all technologies to work perfectly. In addition, it is accompanied by well-known functions such as  Micro Dimming  and  Ultra Resolution  that will show content with a very striking level of sharpness.

If all this does not convince you, you should know that it has compatibility with  Dolby Vision  and  HDR10 +  that will further detail the image shown, the idea is to reach a level similar to that which exists on cinema screens, so we can enjoy movies and series at impressive quality. As if that were not enough,  it has a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Sound

Audio is another of the positive points that we have found, it is true that its speakers offer us the typical 20W that we have seen in a large number of televisions, however,  in this case what allows us to have a much more pleasant experience is its 30W subwoofer  that provides excellent quality bass and bass.

In addition, Philips 55OLED705 includes different technologies that will offer a considerable improvement, however, the most important are  Dolby Atmos  and  DTS HD  that allow us to listen to a more surround and clean sound that has the necessary clarity to listen to the dialogues without any problem. Without a doubt,  the audio ends up being another advantage to consider .

Smart TV / software review and more highlights

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Enjoy a lot of benefits thanks to the inclusion of the Android TV system

The cherry on the cake ends up being the inclusion of the Android TV system   that offers us excellent possibilities, for example, we are going to enjoy the most complete catalog of applications that currently exists, therefore, a large number of options for our entertainment, in addition,  it has compatibility with Alexa  and  Google Assistant .

Two virtual assistants that allow us to better control the Philips 55OLED705  using our voice. We cannot forget the  Ambilight +,  a spectacular technology that offers us a three-sided lighting that offers us to visualize a more immersive content,  since these lights transmit the color according to what we are visualizing.

Unlike its predecessors, this TV from the 7 series has a better behavior with video games, since it offers us more natural movements, in addition, it  has a game mode that greatly improves the experience . It is true that it does not yet include  VRR  or  FreeSync,  which are more complete options, but what is offered gives us a good performance.

 

Philips 55OLED705 / 12: Pros and Cons

 

PROS:

  • Attractive design
  • Good connectivity
  • Image quality
  • OLED panel
  • HDR compatible
  • Good sound
  • Android TV
  • Ambilight technology
  • Compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa

CONS:

  • Price
SPECS
Make model Philips 55OLED705 / 12 – Philips 55OLED705
Size 55 ″ (139.7 cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect ratio 16: 9
Frequency 40 Hz / 120 Hz (Hertz)
Backlighting OLED
Smart tv Yes, Android TV
Integrated Wifi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D Not
USB Recorder Yes
Tuners
  • Analog (NTSC / PAL / SECAM)
  • DVB-T
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S
  • DVB-S2
  • DVB-T2 HD
Sound
  • Speakers: 2 x 10 W (watts)
  • Subwoofer: 1 x 30 W (Watts)
  • 2.1 CH
  • AI Sound
  • Clear Dialogue
  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS HD
  • Night mode
  • Multiroom Audio
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 705.6 x 1227.8 x 49.3 mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 716.6 x 1227.8 x 230 mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 21.2 kg / 21.5 kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 300 x 300 mm
HDMI ports 4
USB ports 3
Other connectors
  • DLNA
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • Satellite input
  • Optical audio output
  • Antenna (RF)
CI + Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class
Contents / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • power cord
  • user’s Guide
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