In the world of televisions, the Philips OLED+908 stands out in several aspects. Its SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) display is almost perfect, the compact remote control is a hit, and the sound is powerful and clear. For gamers, it offers support for ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), and 4K at up to 120fps, although it comes with ‘only’ two HDMI 2.1 ports. With the help of MLA (Micro Lens Array) technology, this TV provides ample power to showcase immersive HDR (High Dynamic Range) images, and the well-functioning Ambilight feature completes the viewing experience. While its peak brightness and HDR color accuracy may slightly lag behind the competition, the Philips OLED+908 remains an excellent choice for those seeking an intense viewing experience.
Compared to luxury models from renowned manufacturers such as Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic, it is clear from the onset that the Philips OLED+908 may not measure up to the peak brightness and color volume of Sony and Samsung’s flagship models. The latter two utilize QD-OLED (Quantum Dot OLED) technology to enhance brightness and display more vibrant colors in the lighter range. On the other hand, the LG G3 and Panasonic MZW2004 do not have a quantum dot filter but instead employ WOLED (White OLED) panels with MLA technology that bundles light and delivers higher peak brightness. While not as high as QD-OLED TVs, they do offer a comparable viewing experience.
To make a fair comparison, we primarily need to compare this Philips TV against the LG G3 and the Panasonic MZW2004. While the OLED+908 may not be as bright as Sony’s XR A95L, the price difference between the two models is enormous. Another unique aspect of the Philips OLED+908 is its Ambilight system, which is not found in the other mentioned competitors.
Currently, the 65-inch version of the Philips OLED+908, which we tested, is available for approximately 2400 euros. With its excellent picture quality, powerful sound, and unique features, the Philips OLED+908 offers an affordable alternative to the luxury models in the market.