Best Samsung Curved TVs Reviewed & Rated for Quality
Criteria Used for Evaluation
First things first, it is important to remember how to measure a TV to know which size you are getting. TVs are measured from diagonal corners, NOT horizontally or vertically. Don’t be surprised when you get a 55 inch TV only to have the bottom measurement not quite come up to 55 inches. It's measured on the diagonal, which is effectively the viewing area.
On this list, and in the rest of real life, there are really only 3 size options for a curved TV currently. The smallest you can get is a 49 inch TV, the middle is 55 inches and the largest is 65 inches. There is a good possibility they’ll get bigger in the future, as they are often used in movie theaters at this point, but the supply and demand for behemoth TVs just aren’t that great. All are good options, bigger really is better with a curved TV. There are several perks when you opt for a bigger size including a widened viewing area, a larger sweet spot where there are no distortions, and the ability for more people to watch at once. While getting the biggest size possible is the recommendation, don’t get something that is too big for your space, or even worse, your price range.
As Curved TVs tend to be among the premium variety of TVs there are somewhat limited resolution options. Most are 4K with some fancy version of HDR, the more expensive the TV the more upgraded the HDR is. There are a couple on this list, though, that do have 1080p. There is nothing wrong with 1080p, but 4K is literally twice as awesome and is the direction Samsung is heading with all of the latest versions. You do save a decent amount of money with a 1080p option and it could be a good way for you to match your need for a curved TV with the demands of your budget.
The Benefits to a Curve
Some of the pros include a greater ability to see color and contrast. A flat-screen will never look quite as brilliant after you view a curved screen. They are also pretty, not that it needs to be a reason or will be for everyone, but aesthetic appeal is a real thing. When viewing a curved TV you will feel more immersed, get a wider viewing angle, and it’s easier and more comfortable on your brain to view a rounded image rather than a flat one.
The Drawbacks to a Curve
Not everything about a curved TV is appealing, just like not everything about a flat TV is appealing. Some common complaints include the fact that you need to be sitting just at the right angle to get the best experience. While this is true to an extent and you can’t effectively watch a curved unit from anywhere in the room, it really isn’t too noticeable as long as you are in the general middle plane of the curve. If you are 30 degrees or so from the wall, the images will start to get distorted. Anywhere inside of that though and you are doing okay. They also tend to make more reflections, much like what happens when you look in a curved mirror. And finally, the bigger the better! The curve benefits only increase with size, which isn’t necessarily a drawback but can be if you don’t have the room for a huge TV.
For a very long time, the gold standard in backlighting has been LED. Every TV for years has been made this way. But as will all things technological, advancements are constantly being made and eventually LED will be upgraded. In fact, that process is already starting. In more premium and pricey units, you can get what is called QLED. That first initial varies based on brand, but QLED is specific to Samsung. It stands for quantum dots and means that the color scheme includes a billion colors. I bet you didn’t learn the names of all of them as a young child! That being said, LED is still the standard and is likely to be so for a while still so don’t feel like you are getting shortchanged if you don’t opt for the latest and greatest. Color is still phenomenal and let’s be real, do we really even have the ability to see and differentiate between a billion different colors? Price can be influential here too as QLED is significantly more expensive the LED at this point.
Well, simply put, Samsung holds the market for curved TVs. While there were a couple other large TV companies that also produced them initially, they have since stopped for whatever reason. Samsung, however; continues to see increases in sales on the curved TVs which means that obviously consumers like them and are pulled to them. In fact, I own a Samsung curved TV and love it! Maybe their curved technology just works better or they simply sell more because they make more and as we all know, practice makes perfect. So, if you’re on the market for a curved TV look to Samsung and bask in the brilliance of color and immersion effect created by the curve.
10 Best Samsung Curved TVs
1. Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED
This is a great curved TV that you won’t want to stop watching. It has 4K ultra HD that gives stunning images like you’ve never seen before. Because it is curved, you’ll be pulled right in. It processes images incredibly fast with a motion rate of 120. Best of all, you’ll be able to control everything connected to it all with one remote.
It Is All Connected
You will be able to find and use everything you need in the fancy Samsung Smart Hub that is found in almost all of their smart TVs, this one included. Because it connects to wifi or by ethernet port, you will have access to Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, HBO Go, and Netflix all with the push of a button.
The 4K Experience
Watching TV on one with 4K resolution really is an experience like no other. You will be pulled right into the picture, colors are more vibrant, dark scenes still show incredible amounts of detail, there is an incredibly clear definition on even the most intricate scenes, and light and dark transitions are smooth, fluid, and easily distinguished.
Cost and Value
Surprisingly, this TV is very affordable. It has a lot of fancy upgrades so you still pay a pretty penny for it, but all things considered you are getting a great deal. It is a 49 inch TV which makes it smaller than a lot of curved counterparts, particularly those on this list, and likely influences its relatively low price.
2. Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D
This unit has a lot to offer. You get a 65 inch LED screen, High Definition at 1080p, 240hz refresh rate, and smart functionality. Its processor is a quad core so you can browse quickly and stream interrupted. Because it is a 3D curved TV, you get a great sense of depth in addition to the stunning picture quality.
The screen found here isn't just any screen. It allows you to switch it over to a dual screen. This will let you have two live screens at once - you can watch live TV while browsing the internet all while not having to move your head and check separate screens. In addition to that, you can screen mirror. This way you can view your photos, videos, or games on your TV because let's face it, things are always better on a 65-inch screen than they are on a 6-inch screen.
This TV does a great job at minimizing screen glare. It does so by absorbing any ambient light with minimizes reflections and really lets the picture shine the way it was meant to. No additional light rays or beams interrupting your viewing. In addition to that, it will adapt the light intensity according to the light in the room so it is always appropriate no matter what time of day.
Cost and Value
Great TVs don't come cheap. However, this one is still reasonably affordable. You won't have to sell your car to get it, but you will need to be pretty committed to owning it in order to do so. Ultimately, it will elevate your TV viewing experience and if that is what you are looking for then you will be more than satisfied.
3. inch 49NU8000
This isn’t just HD, it’s super HD at a really affordable price. The 49-inch screen is plenty of room to see everything in the kind of clearer than life imagery we’ve come to expect from our TVs. This is a fully wired, LED-backed TV that’s going to change the way you look at, well everything. So if you’re looking for one of those TV’s your neighbor has but can’t quite afford the price tag, or don’t the truck space to get something bigger home, this will do just fine.
We like this because it’s meant to enhance all of the imagery you see on screen, not just the fully immersive content of the modern age. The colors on classic movies will pop and the grey scale on the really old stuff is crisp as a cracker.
Easy to Browse Navigation
The bane of everyone’s modern viewing experience: can the parent’s use it. This promises easy navigation and movement between TV, your apps, and general web browsing, and while we’re savvy enough to find our way through the most un-user-friendly remotes, this one really holds true with easy navigation through the modern cornucopia of media choices.
Cost and Value
Well, this is on our best value list for a reason. You’ve got almost everything you could ask for in a TV but at a price that’ll make your hoity-toity friend weep for the cost of his giant, giant, screen. Samsung has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to TV technology evidently cheap is now cutting edge.
4. Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED 1
To truly understand the beauty of this TV, you need to experience it yourself. It is large and in charge at 65 inches and combined with the 4K Extreme Ultra HD it features, you will be seeing pictures like never before. Plus, it moves just as fast as any scene you may be watching and probably even faster with its 240hz refresh rate.
This TV is built with a clean, sleek design. The base of the TV is where all of the connections can be found. Your TV can, and will, always look nice from all angles. This makes it the perfect addition to the main living space as it will never be an eyesore whether it is on or off.
It would seem that we as humans are never quite satisfied and always searching for more and for better, more innovative products. This TV will soothe us there for a while at least because it has Extreme 4K HD. This means that there are over one billion, yes with a b, more shades of color than a standard 4K TV. Not quite enough to give it it’s own class of high def, but close.
Cost and Value
For all that it offers, this TV is very reasonably priced. It runs mid to high on the list, as it should since it is a 65 inch TV. It is a great TV that will give you hours of entertainment and look good even when not in use. It’s worth the price tag.
5. Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED 2
This TV is the younger sibling of the one we just discussed. It is an awesome TV that has great features, but just doesn’t quite have all the features you see above. That being said, you get high-quality 4K Ultra HD, it has a 65 inch LED screen and is a smart TV. If you don’t need every single most up to date feature, then this is a great option.
With this TV, you get more color. More brilliant blues, reds, and greens but also more defined blacks, greys, and whites. You will see things the way they were meant to be seen and greatly appreciate the difference. It's hard to unsee once you've made the conversion.
The remote that comes with your TV is capable of controlling all of your devices as long as they are all connected to the same wifi. It is a simple, straightforward remote that is easy to use. It will sense everything that is connected to your TV and be able to control it with no additional programming on your part.
Cost and Value
This is a big TV for not as big of a price tag. It has amazing features that will make it well worth your money but won't break the bank. It is a great compromise between cost and quality because you won't really feel like you are missing anything when you buy this TV.
6. Inch Monitor CHG90
This is a bit different than the other monitors we’ve focused on since it’s meant to be a gaming monitor but then again, TV is TV. And in this case, this 49-inch curved monster is meant to be a gaming monitor but in fact, it will take just about any signal you can send its way. It promises pure, bright colors and a high refresh rate.
Locate at the back of the monitor this LED will brighten and soften as the sounds of your game or show liven up. This is really a smart little feature and puts the smart into the idea of smart TV.
Quantum Dot Technology
This is a really fancy way of saying your colors will be super vibrant and clear. And this is what you want from your TV as well as your gaming experience. Your yellows will be yellower, greens greener and in more and subtler shades as well.
Cost And Value
We really like the price on this here monitor as well. It’s below a grand (barely but still) and for what you’re getting that’s a lot of monitor for your dollar. The curved super long screen allows space for multiple computer screens or it just gives you an amazing wide angle viewing experience. So if you want the perfect gaming viewing hybrid at a semi-affordable price, well look no further.
7. Inch Monitor CHG90
This is a beautiful 55 inch curved TV that has a no bevel design which means more screen and less border. That gives you more viewing room to be captured by over one billions quantum dots in the QLED lit screen. You will see more color than you ever imagined and more contrast in black and white scenes - just like you do in real life.
Remote wise, you have options with this TV. This is a good thing because remotes are one of the most frequently lost items in any household - particularly if you have young children who like to carry them around for various reasons. The remote that comes with a TV is the standard OneRemote that comes with all of the Samsung TVs featured here, but it also has an app that, once connected, can function as your remote. Odds are good that you know where your phone is, or at least have the ability to find it easily, and you can rest easy knowing that you will always be able to control your TV.
Quantum dots are all the rage with this TV. That is what the “Q” in QLED stands for. This is about as good as technology gets currently and you won’t get a brighter or better color, more contrasting, more immersive TV than you will with this one.
Cost and Value
New and awesome technology costs money to develop and thus, costs money to own. This is one of the more expensive TVs on our list, though it isn’t unreasonable. If you really want to up your TV game and see sports, movies, etc., like you never have before as well as impress all your friends, this is your TV.
8. inch 4K Ultra HD Smart QLED
This TV is essentially just like the last one we discussed but bigger - and bigger often means better! You'll still love the stunning 4K QLED picture with a fast refresh rate of 240hz, bright and vibrant color, as well as well defined darks but all just a little bigger and more lifelike!
Only the best TVs earn themselves a premium certification and this one does just that. In order to be Premium Certified, a TV has to pass very strict performance levels that judge the high dynamic range (ability to see very light lights and the darkest darks on the same screen at the same time with no loss of resolution or signal), resolution, and a wide color array - which is more than covered here.
A Billion Unique Colors
You thought you had it made when you got the 96 pack of crayons as a child, didn't you? Well, the color range of this TV puts that admirable box of crayons to shame with the billion unique colors that it features. Scenes will come to life as you watch this TV and admire all of its color capabilities.
Cost and Value
This is one of the most, if not the most expensive TV on our list. It is also the biggest and arguably had the most upgrades. No other TV here will fully meet the viewing experience of this one without compromising in one of those areas. If you want the biggest and best Samsung Curved TV and are willing to pay the price, this is it and you will not regret your purchase for even a second.
9. Inch 55NU7300
This monster of a 55-inch screen has everything you could ever want in a Samsung and a bit more. It has an incredibly high dynamic range. It also boasts what it calls an ultra slim array which is a fancy way of saying it color balances to true black for amazing contrast.
This is a huge upgrade from Samsung Voice that helps you do just about anything you want with just your voice remote, dictate, find channels whatever you want. Bixby is really a pretty cool app and as soon as you have it downloaded and installed your surfing experience should be as smooth as the Beach Boys on a California day.
Dynamic Crystal Color
Millions of shades they say. Millions, we answer skeptically. But they’re as good as their word, the Crystal Color System really does expand the palette that your TV is prepared to offer.
Cost and Value
The cost here is a real crowd pleaser. It’s not even close to some of the other huge systems on our list and you can end up with it in your shopping cart for a pleasingly small amount of money.
10. quot; 4K UHD 8 Series Smart
If you can't really decide which size of TV you want, a 55 inch is a good middle ground. This one has all the bells and whistles too. It is a smart LED TV, comes with 4K Ultra High Definition, and features the Samsung One Remote.
The color and detail is controlled by an ultra slim array that allows amazing contrast. You will see more clarity in dark scenes and more vibrancy in bright scenes. The lighting is beautiful and perfectly enhanced.
At 55 inches, this TV is perfectly sized. It isn't too big to be overwhelming or overpower the room, but it is still big enough to immerse you in the content that you are playing. It also isn't small enough that you will regret not going with a bigger model. You'll be pulled in, also thanks to the curve, and really feel like you are a part of the action.
Cost and Value
This is still a fairly expensive TV, as it is the latest model and has a lot of neat features. However; it isn't nearly as expensive as the QLED TVs and is a good money saving option. The slightly smaller size of 55 inches also helps it to be priced well.