Test results

After the suc­cess of 55″ TVs, Philips decid­ed to shake up the 65″ OLED seg­ment with the launch of the 65OLED873. How­ev­er, it suc­ceeds only par­tial­ly: despite the fact that the image qual­i­ty, equip­ment and func­tion­al­i­ty of the Smart-TV sys­tem turn out to be quite good, for Philips 65OLED873 this was not enough to get into the top 3 of our TV rat­ing. The rea­son for this was not the most opti­mal sound and a rel­a­tive­ly high lev­el of pow­er con­sump­tion.


excel­lent OLED pic­ture
Ambi­light on three sides
Android TV 7.0


rel­a­tive­ly high ener­gy con­sump­tion
slight flaws in sound

Philips 65OLED873 test results

  • Price-qual­i­ty ratio
  • Place in the over­all rank­ing
    5 out of 14
  • Val­ue for mon­ey: 80
  • Image qual­i­ty (50%): 93.2
  • Sound qual­i­ty (5%): 80.6
  • Equip­ment (25%): 89.6
  • Ergonom­ics (15%): 94.8
  • Ener­gy effi­cien­cy (5%): 67.5
Test results
Test Method­ol­o­gy
Edi­to­r­i­al rat­ing
User rat­ing
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Pleasure for the eyes

Philips 65OLED873: Perfectly used OLED and HDR
Philips 65OLED873: Per­fect­ly used OLED and HDR

We did­n’t expect any­thing else from an OLED TV: the Philips 65OLED873 demon­strat­ed a large col­or gamut and wide view­ing angles dur­ing our test runs. At the same time, it does not mat­ter where UHD-TV receives a sig­nal from an inte­grat­ed triple tuner (DVB‑C/S2/T2) or an exter­nal Blu-ray play­er. The image qual­i­ty is always very good. Even sim­ple SD con­tent is almost per­fect­ly upscaled by Philips to 4K res­o­lu­tion.

In the course of lab­o­ra­to­ry mea­sure­ments, this 65-inch giant also per­formed well: the max­i­mum bright­ness reach­es a very high (rel­a­tive to OLED tech­nol­o­gy) 598 cd / m2, and a checker­board con­trast ratio of 234: 1. HDR sup­port takes care of col­or sat­u­ra­tion, and the inte­grat­ed Ambi­light func­tion allows the room to be illu­mi­nat­ed with suit­able col­ors.

The home the­ater expe­ri­ence is round­ed off by two 15W speak­ers that sound bet­ter than the aver­age rat­ings at mod­er­ate vol­umes. How­ev­er, com­pared to mod­els equipped with 20W speak­ers or even an inte­grat­ed sub­woofer, the sound of the device we test­ed is not as deep. Here, some­one is used to what. If you place a high val­ue on sound, then you will have to spend extra mon­ey on a sound sys­tem. This is the only way to ratio­nal­ly use the DTS sup­port avail­able here.

Everything important on board

Android TV has prepared a huge number of applications and games for Philips 65OLED873
Android TV has pre­pared a huge num­ber of appli­ca­tions and games for Philips 65OLED873

With the excep­tion of the Ambi­light func­tion, the Philips 65OLED873 TV offers a few more “bonus­es” in its equip­ment. The TV can receive con­tent via four HDMI inter­faces and three USB ports, the lat­ter being espe­cial­ly use­ful thanks to the inte­grat­ed media play­er. It plays almost all major for­mats, includ­ing DivX and DTS. For those who want to col­lect rel­e­vant con­tent, there is a USB record­ing func­tion for cur­rent TV pro­grams.

The Philips mod­el can access the Inter­net via LAN or WLAN. As with pre­vi­ous TVs, the Ger­man man­u­fac­tur­er also uses Android TV as its oper­at­ing sys­tem in the 65OLED873. And that means a huge selec­tion of apps that stretch­es far beyond the stan­dard reper­toire of video-on-demand ser­vices like YouTube and Co. Through the Google Play Store, you can even down­load some games and then play them using the remote con­trol or mobile phone app.

Ambilight and OLED cost electricity

Obvi­ous­ly, an OLED TV can­not be ener­gy effi­cient. But still, 163 W in nor­mal oper­a­tion, even for a device of this size, is too much. How­ev­er, pow­er con­sump­tion can be reduced by using the ener­gy sav­ing mode or by turn­ing off the Ambi­light func­tion. The 0.3 W shown in Stand­by mode is already with­in the nor­mal range. But Philips still does not fit into the “A” ener­gy effi­cien­cy class.

The price of Philips 65OLED873 is about 210,000 rubles.

Alternative: LG OLED 65B7D

Philips 65OLED873 TV Test: The Shining OLED GiantThe LG OLED 65B7D also offers an OLED pan­el and pic­ture qual­i­ty. The sound from two speak­ers with a pow­er of 20 W is even bet­ter than the mod­el from Philips. In all oth­er areas, dur­ing the test tests, the LG TV had a more or less sig­nif­i­cant advan­tage. And all this despite the fact that with a price tag of about 150,000 rubles, it turns out to be much cheap­er than the new Philips 65OLED873.

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Specifications and test results Philips 65OLED873

Price-qual­i­ty ratio
Screen and back­light type
local dim­ming
Screen diag­o­nal
65 inch­es
UHD (3.840 x 2.160 pix­els)
Image qual­i­ty: HD TV
very good
Image qual­i­ty: Blu-ray
very good
Max­i­mum bright­ness
598 cd/m²
Max­i­mum Con­trast
Checker­board con­trast
HDMI 2.0
3D: tech­nol­o­gy
3D: glass­es includ­ed
Hor­i­zon­tal view­ing angle (1/2 max con­trast)
Ver­ti­cal View­ing Angle (1/2 Max Con­trast)
Pow­er con­sump­tion dur­ing oper­a­tion
163 W
Stand­by Pow­er Con­sump­tion
Ener­gy class
Pow­er sav­ing mode
Stand: swiv­el joint
Dig­i­tal Cable TV Tuner
1 tuner
Dig­i­tal satel­lite TV tuner
1 tuner
Con­nec­tors: HDMI
4 con­nec­tors
Con­nec­tors: Scart
Con­nec­tors: Com­pos­ite (FBAS)
1 con­nec­tor
Smart TV: Face­book
Smart TV: Ama­zon Instant Video
Smart TV: Net­flix
Smart TV: Max­dome
SmartTV: Youtube
Smart TV: Erweit­er­bar
Smart TV: Installing addi­tion­al soft­ware
Smart TV: Brows­er
HBBTV Ser­vices
2 con­nec­tors
USB: TV record­ing
Net­work: DLNA sup­port
Head­phone out­put
1 con­nec­tor
Dig­i­tal audio out­put
1 con­nec­tor
2 x 15W (Sinus), no sub­woofer
Dimen­sions (with stand)
146 x 90 x 28 cm
Width (with­out stand)
50 mm
The weight
no data
Test date
screen inch price
39.23 euros per inch

Philips 65OLED873 test results

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