Today we’ll explore the OnePlus TV U Series which is brought by a leading smartphone manufacturer. OnePlus is currently a known brand in the smartphone business as it has made its name by continually providing high-quality flagship smartphones, year after year. But, this is not it, OnePlus is also spreading its arms in the TV market. OnePlus marked the beginning of its career in the television market by launching the OnePLus TV Q1 in the premium segment, last year and obviously, this did not attract a lot of customers or even the number of customers that it was supposed to attract.
This did not bring OnePlus down and they learned from their mistake and rectified it by releasing two budgets and a mid-range TV. It is also the mid-range TV, the OnePlus TV U1 that has attracted some serious attention. The OnePLus TV U1 has more or less, similar features as those in the OnePlus TV Q1 but you get them at a more affordable price.
- Excellent color reproduction in HDR and SDR contact
- Neat and smooth UI
- Functional remote control
- Build quality is good
- The panel is extremely reflective
- The remote control feels cheap and plastic-like to some
OnePlus TV U Series – Summary
Whenever we mention design, the OnePlus TV U1 is of top-notch quality. The display at the top is just 6.9 mm thin and the device’s internals such as the motherboard and other components are located at the bottom of the TV. The form factor achieved by the TV is magnificent and is rarely observed even in premium TVs in the market.
The TV also has a good amount of ports which include the three HDMI inputs (one of those supports HDMI ARC), two USB ports, an AV in-socket that can be used with an adapter, an RF socket for an antenna, an optical audio output, an Ethernet port for wired internet connectivity. The 3.5mm audio jack has been removed but Bluetooth is provided for wireless speakers and headphones.
OnePlus TV U Series – Display
The TV features a huge 55-inch, 4K (native 3840 x 2160-pixel) resolution display that uses LED-backlit technology. The screen to body ratio of 95% is remarkable so the panel steals the show here. It is called a Cinematic display as it comes with support for Dolby Vision and other features. These features aim at not only improving the picture quality but also the sound quality.
The TV promises real-time image quality optimization and features such as Super Resolution and MEMC. The default color output of the OnePlus U1 TV is fairly decent and the panel processes the blacks much better than most of the VA and IPS panel. The TVs powerful processing engine makes sure that Full HD and 720p contact is upscaled well, however, the Ultra-HD Dolby Vision contact provided the best viewing experience.