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Best 85-inch TVs in 2022

If your motto when it comes to TVs is “the bigger the better”, then our pick of the best 85-inch TVs will prove your point nicely.

Whether you’re enjoying the big game, supersizing your gaming experience, or just enjoying a cinematic experience from the comfort of your home, the sheer size of an 85-inch 4K smart TV will deliver a truly immersive viewing experience. 

There’s no doubt you’re going to need the space to accommodate it, but if you have it, an 85-inch TV can be a real showstopper – as long as you pick the right one. 

Your choice tends to be a little more limited at this screen size, but the best TV brands all offer 85-inch TVs with flagship features to match any of the best 4K TVs. That means high-dynamic range (HDR) for great contrast and color and 120Hz refresh rates for crisp motion. They all include smart platforms, with apps for your favorite streaming services so you don’t need a separate streaming device. And while 85-inch TVs tend to be more expensive than their smaller siblings, you can often find a great deal to make it worth it. 

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Before you spend thousands of dollars on an 85-inch TV, make sure you have space for it and can sit far enough away to properly enjoy it. The general guidelines for viewing distance for a 4K 85-inch TV are the TV should be 10-12 feet from where you sit. 

What are the best 85-inch TVs?

Due to sample availability, we rarely get the chance to test 85-inch TVs specifically. However, when a manufacturer makes a great large screen TV at 65 or sometimes 55 inches, we expect the 85-inch model will be just as good. 

Based on our experience with the smaller versions, we’ve pulled together this list of the best 85-inch TVs. It’s looking a little on the slim side at the moment because of the time of year. There isn’t as big a selection compared to models at 65- or 75-inch screen size, but we’re also waiting on 2022’s range of TVs. The stock on last year’s TVs is getting low now, but if you absolutely can’t wait, there are still some great options to choose from.

Our top pick is the Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV (QN85QN90AAFXZA) – the winner of the 2021 Tom’s Guide Award for Best TV. It has every feature you want in a top-of-the-line TV, such as 120Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1. Most importantly its Neo QLED screen rivals OLED TVs for intense color and deep blacks, while producing an incredibly bright picture with mini-LED backlighting. 

That makes it an excellent TV for sunny rooms and watching TV in the daytime. It’s also a great TV for gamers since it has low lag time and supports the best features of the latest game consoles. 

If you want that same giant screen size without the equally-huge price, then the TCL 4-Series Roku TV (85S435) is our value pick for 85-inch models. It delivers great 4K performance and decent HDR support, not to mention reliably excellent Roku TV smarts. Even better, it does it all for less than some smaller premium 4K TVs.

The best 85-inch TVs in 2022

Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review

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1. Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV (QN85QN90AAFXZA)

A flagship TV with a gorgeous picture

Specifications

Screen size: 85 inches

Screen type: QLED

Refresh rate: 120Hz

HDMI ports: 4 (1 ARC, 1 HDMI 2.1)

Size: 74.5 x 42.6 x 1.1 inches

Weight: 98.1 pounds

Reasons to buy
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Beautiful, thin design

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Neo QLED delivers incredible brightness

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Impressive anti-glare abilities

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New solar-chargeable remote

Reasons to avoid

Visible blooming at times

Just one HDMI 2.1 port

No Dolby Vision support

The Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV combines Samsung’s highly refined quantum dot technology with the tight control of mini-LED backlighting, resulting in one of the best TV displays you’ll ever see. Brilliant color and unmatched brightness make for superb performance, and Samsung pairs that with a bounty of smart TV functions and genuinely intelligent features, like a solar-powered remote control that eliminates the need to swap out batteries – delivering eco-friendly design and unbeaten convenience at the same time.

The whole thing is packed into a gorgeous 1-inch-thick design that contains a huge array of smart features, potent Dolby Atmos sound and some of the best performance we’ve ever seen. HDMI 2.1 connectivity comes standard, along with gamer-friendly features and impressive 12.6-millisecond lag time for an unparalleled gaming experience. It’s the best 85-inch TV we saw last year, and it continues to be a great choice in 2022. It was the winner of the 2021 Tom’s Guide Award for Best TV, and won a second award as the best gaming TV of the year.

Read our full Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review.

TCL 4-Series Roku TV 85S435

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2. TCL 4-Series Roku TV (85S435)

A big screen, with big savings

Specifications

Screen size: 85 inches

Screen Type: LED

Refresh Rate: 60 Hz

HDMI ports: 3 HDMI 2.1 (1 ARC)

Size: 74.9 x 43.1 x 3.9 inches

Weight: 101.4 pounds

Reasons to buy
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Excellent value-priced 4K

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Good color fidelity

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Solid Roku skills

Reasons to avoid

No Dolby Vision support

Minimal sound adjustments

Picture adjustments are difficult to find

The 85-inch TCL 4 Series Roku TV 85S435 is one of the best TV values you’ll find in any size. It has good color accuracy and supports HDR10 — but not Dolby Vision — for improved contrast. It uses Roku’s system software, which provides one of the best smart TV experiences available and has plenty of apps to choose from. With a low lag time of 14 milliseconds, this set also will handle fast-paced gaming well. And with a price of $1,599 it’s one of the most affordable 85-inch TVs we’ve seen.

In exchange for the great price, the TCL 4 Series is missing a few features that more expensive TVs deliver. It lacks local dimming, so the HDR performance isn’t as good as it could be. It also has weak speakers, with little bass and limited power. If this is going to be your main TV, consider adding a soundbar to overcome the sound issues.

Read our full TCL 4-Series Roku TV (S435) review

Best 85-inch TV: Samsung Q70T 4K QLED TV (QN85Q70TAFXZA)

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3. Samsung Q70T 4K QLED TV (QN85Q70TAFXZA)

A solid and affordable QLED TV

Specifications

Screen size: 85 inches

Screen type: QLED

Refresh rate: 120Hz

HDMI ports: 4 (1 ARC, 1 HDMI 2.1)

Size: 74.7 x 42.6 x 2.4 inches

Weight: 104.7 pounds

Reasons to buy
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Crisp picture and vivid colors

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Deep black levels

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Multiple voice assistants

Reasons to avoid

Some dimming at edges

Weak audio

If you’re set on a QLED TV but don’t want to pay the premium for the Samsung Q90T, the Samsung Q70T 4K QLED TV offers many of the same advantages for considerably less. Its QLED screen delivers vivid colors and deep blacks, and details are particularly crisp. As with other Samsung TVs, it doesn’t support Dolby Vision but it does handle HDR10+. And you get Samsung’s excellent Tizen smart OS along with support for several voice assistants: Samsung’s Bixby, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. 

The Samsung Q70T 4K QLED TV uses a dual LED backlight instead of the full array found in the other TVs on this list; as a result it has some issues with viewing angles and dimming at the edges of the screen. Gamers won’t be impressed with its lag time, but will appreciate its HDMI 2.1 support. 

Read our Samsung Q70T review.

How to choose the best 85-inch TVs for you

When looking for an 85-inch TV, follow our TV Buying Guide tips. If you put some thought into what you need from a TV, you’ll be able to enjoy your purchase for years to come. 

Size: First, decide if you’re locked into an 85-inch model. You’ll find more options in 65- and 75-inch models and often better values.

And remember to fit the TV to the room it’s in. For an 85-inch 4K TV, you’ll be dealing with a TV that measures 75 inches across, and you’ll want to be sitting at least 85 inches from the set to get a good viewing experience. (Learn more in our article What size TV should you buy?)

Price: Expect to pay anywhere from $1,700 to $5,000 for these 85-inch TVs, although you may be able to find some models on steep discount if you buy at the right time, like around the Super Bowl or Black Friday.

Installation: Plan to have at least one extra set of hands around when setting up an 85-inch TV; all the TVs on this list weigh more than 100 pounds and are really large.

But don’t rule out wall mounting. The models here will work with standard VESA mounting brackets, including the best TV mounts.

Ports and features: All these TVs have four HDMI ports, which is generally the most you’ll find on any TV, and several have at least one port that supports HDMI 2.1, the latest standard. If you plan to use a sound bar, pick a TV that supports HDMI ARC, which lets you connect to the soundbar with a single cable. You may also want a TV that supports Bluetooth so you can listen on your headphones without disturbing people around you. 


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