Comparison of premium QLED Fire TV Smart TVs — TCL Q6, Amazon Omni, & Hisense U6

When Fire TV smart TVs first launched in 2017, and for several years after, the available models sat strictly in the low-budget range of 4K TVs. Premium features, like quantum dot panels, full array local dimming, and Dolby Vision IQ, have finally started to become available in Fire TVs. Here’s a comparison of the three highest-end premium Fire TV Smart TVs: the TCL Q6 Class QLED Fire TV, Amazon’s own Omni QLED Fire TV, and the Hisense ULED U6 QLED Fire TV.

Bold = Better
 TCL Q6 QLEDAmazon Omni QLEDHisense U6 QLED
List Price43in: N/A
50in: N/A
55in: $449.99
58in: N/A
65in: $599.99
75in: $799.99
43in: $449.99
50in: $529.99
55in: $599.99
58in: N/A
65in: $799.99
75in: $1,099.99
43in: N/A
50in: $529.99
55in: N/A
58in: $599.99
65in: $749.99
75in: $1,149.99
CPU ModelAmlogic T962x3MediaTek T31MediaTek T31
CPU SpeedQuad-core
1.9 GHz
Quad-core
1.5 GHz
Quad-core
1.5 GHz
GPUMali-G31Mali-G52Mali-G52
GPU Speed800 MHz504 MHz504 MHz
RAM2 GB2 GB2 GB
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5
802.11ac
Wi-Fi 5
802.11ac
Wi-Fi 5
802.11ac
Ethernet10/100 Mbps10/100 Mbps10/100 Mbps
Internal Storage16 GB16 GB16 GB
Operating SystemFire OS 7
(Android 9)
Fire OS 7
(Android 9)
Fire OS 7
(Android 9)
Display4K Quantom Dot QLED4K Quantom Dot QLED4K Quantom Dot QLED
HDR TypesHLG
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HDR10+ Adaptive
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Refresh Rate60Hz
Fixed
60Hz
Fixed
60Hz
Variable
Backlight43in: N/A
50in: N/A
55in: Direct Lit
58in: N/A
65in: Direct Lit
75in: Direct Lit
43in: Direct Lit
50in: Local Dimming
55in: Local Dimming
58in: N/A
65in: Local Dimming
75in: Local Dimming
43in: N/A
50in: Local Dimming
55in: N/A
58in: Local Dimming
65in: Local Dimming
75in: Local Dimming
Dimming Zones43in: N/A
50in: N/A
55in: 1
58in: N/A
65in: 1
75in: 1
43in: 1
50in: 48
55in: 64
58in: N/A
65in: 80
75in: 96
43in: N/A
50in: 32
55in: N/A
58in: 32*
65in: 32*
75in: 220
Peak Brightness55in: 400 nits
65in: 380 nits
75in: 380 nits
~550 nits
(Via measured reviews)
600 nits
Video DecodingH.264 (AVC),
H.265 (HEVC),
AV1,
and more
H.264 (AVC),
H.265 (HEVC),
AV1,
and more
H.264 (AVC),
H.265 (HEVC),
AV1,
and more
HDMI Ports3
(1 x eARC)
4
(1 x eARC)
4
(1 x eARC)
Audio Ports1 x Optical
1 x 3.5mm Headphone
1 x Optical
1 x 3.5mm Headphone
1 x Optical
1 x 3.5mm Headphone
USB2 x USB 2.01 x USB 2.01 x USB 2.0
Speakers12W43-55in: 8W
65-75in: 12W
10W
Voice ControlRemote MicRemote Mic
Hands-Free Mic
Remote Mic
Extras• Auto Low Latency Mode• Auto Low Latency Mode
IR Blaster
Ambient Light Sensor
Presence Sensor
Fire TV Ambient Experience
• Auto Low Latency Mode
* The 50", 58", 65" Hisnese TVs all list 32 dimming zones while the 75" lists 220 zones. It seems likely that the 58" and 65" have more than 32 zones but someone just copy and pasted the 50" product page specs and forgot to update the dimming zone value.
9 comments
  1. Al says:

    Would the Amazon Ommi QLED be the pick of the litter?

  2. Shady says:

    Awesomely helpful table! Can you help (or link) what does Refresh rate “60Hz Variable” mean on the U6?

  3. Tj says:

    Variable refresh rate (VRR) technology is a feature some displays like monitors and TVs have to match their refresh rate with the frame rate of the signal when it’s constantly changing. It’s especially useful for gamers when the frame rate of the game fluctuates on the fly, and it helps reduce screen tearing. Usually, only higher-end TVs have VRR support, but it’s becoming more of a norm with mid-level TVs too.

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/motion/variable-refresh-rate

  4. Shady says:

    Thanks, but then if that is VRR, am i crazy or doesn’t the Omni have it?
    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/amazon/fire-tv-omni-qled-series
    “Like the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series, this TV is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, but unlike the previous model, this TV supports a variable refresh rate to reduce screen tearing.”

    • Tj says:

      Yup, they say it does on the 65″ and 75″. Maybe the smaller versions don’t have it?

    • I couldn’t find definitive info on if the Omni’s have VRR and/or which sizes have it, so I erred on the side of caution and left it out. I’d rather someone make a decision on this comparison and get an extra feature than make a purchase because of a feature and then find out they didn’t actually get it.

      Amazon makes no mention of VRR on the Omni QLED product page or the press release when it was announced. The Hisense is the only one of the three that explicitly mentions VRR on the product page.

  5. mrvco says:

    The Omni 4K QLED is the first FireOS television I’ve tried that doesn’t perform like a bottom rung budget TV.

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