PRISM+ Q55 TV Review
PRISM+ is not a newcomer to the television market after launching their E series of Smart TV back in November 2019.
Just a few weeks back, PRISM+ launched their new Q Series TVs.
PRISM+ Q Series TVs are based on Android TV, and you might have guessed it, PRISM+ is the first Singaporean company to get an Android TV certification.
It is worth noting that Skyworth is probably the OEM for the PRISM+ Q series, and they are already Android TV certified. So I guess that PRISM+ rides on the same certification.
Nevertheless, I hope to see their name being mentioned on the official Android TV website soon.
There is three models available, PRISM+ Q55 for 55″, PRISM+ Q65 for 65″ and PRISM+ Q75 for 75″.
The prices are very affordable, with Q55 going for S$699, Q65 going for S$999, and Q75 going for S$1,599.
You can use the discount code lesterchan25 and you will be entitled to S$25 off any PRISM+ Q series Android TV. The code is valid till Monday, 30th November 2020.
I have with me the PRISM+ Q55 TV.
- Display: 3840 x 2160 (60 Hz) with Active HDR10 with Dolby Vision
- Display Panel: IPS
- Audio: Dolby Audio & DTS TruSurround
- Ports: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 3x HDMI (1 with ARC support), Antenna, AV In, SPDIF, and Ethernet
- Wireless: Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 2.4GHz
- OS: Android TV 9.0
- CPU: Arm Cortex-A53 Quad Core
- GPU: Mali-450 Quad Core
- RAM: 2.25GB
- Storage: 16GB
- Dimensions (With Stand): 122.8 x 24.6 x 74.8 (cm)
- Weight (With Stand): 11.15 kg
I just bought a Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4S 55 and hence I will be putting the PRISM+ Q55 TV in my Games Room, replacing my Samsung Series 5 32″ Slim LED Smart Television (UA32ES5500M) that I have gotten 8 years ago.
In my Mi TV 4S 55 article, I was recommending the PRISM+ E55 if you do not need an Android TV as it is more value for money.
With the launch of PRISM+ Q55, you will have another value for money option for Android TV.
The form factor of the television is known as ZeroBezel. The outer bezel is closed to zero, measuring at 0.2 cm, while the display bezel is 0.6 cm.
The chin bezel measures 1.4 cm.
The stand is slanted at an angle rather than being perpendicular to the television.
Most of the ports are located on the side. Ethernet, SPDIF, 3x HDMI (1 with ARC support), 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, Antenna, and AV In from left to right.
Only the power port is on the back.
PRISM+ Q55 has lesser ports than Mi TV 4S 55. It lacks a satellite receiver port and A/V (Red/White/Yellow) ports. To most people, those missing ports don’t really matter.
Also, there are only two USB ports vs. three on the Mi TV 4S 55.
The 4K display panel is IPS, and it supports HDR10 with Dolby Vision.
I heard some complaints about HDR flicking issues on the PRISM+ E55, but it seems to be isolated to the E55 as on the PRISM+ Q55, it works fine.
I am not really particular about television colors as long as they don’t look too off. Most of the video content I consumed is on YouTube, Plex, and Netflix.
Since video streamed on YouTube and Plex are always compressed, Netflix is probably the only platform that can showcase the quality. So the image quality doesn’t really play a huge part in my purchase decision.
Given the price, I have no issues with the picture quality on my PRISM+ Q55. In fact, the quality is similar to my Mi TV 4S 55.
Like most television out there in the market, television audio is generally flat. The PRISM+ Q55 is no different. In fact, I find the audio flatter than the Mi LED TV 4S 55 despite having two 10W speakers.
I would recommend getting a soundbar for your television.
PRISM+ Q55 supports audio output via HDMI ARC, Bluetooth, SPDIF, and AV In.
The remote control is connected via Bluetooth to your television, like most Android TV.
PRISM+ Q55’s remote control is large and functional. That is why it doesn’t look as sleek and minimal as Mi LED TV 4S 55 remote control.
There are four shortcuts on the remote control that allows you to directly launch Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and Google Play. I find it pretty handy.
Considering the sale price of Mi TV 4S 55 is S$559, and the non-sale price of PRISM+ Q55 is S$699, the difference is just S$140. With the S$140 difference, you get a 3-year onsite warranty vs. a 1-year carry-in warranty.
It is definitely worth paying the difference for an onsite warranty. Whether it is PRISM+ or Mi, it will still be cheaper than any Japanese or Korean brand televisions.
With the launch of PRISM+ Q Android TVs, Mi TV resellers in Singapore will be feeling the heat. Now when you want to get value for money, Android TV, it will be either PRISM+ Q55 or Mi TV 4S 55.
Since both of them have almost the same specifications but PRISM+ Q55 is priced slightly higher. The only area where PRISM+ can shine is the 3-year onsite warranty.
My only complaint about the PRISM+ Q55 specification is the lack of 5 GHz support on the WiFi.
If you consider design, the PRISM+ Q55 looks sleeker and has a more premium feel than the Mi TV 4S 55.
And of course, PRISM+ is a trusted and well-known brand in Singapore. When you get the television, you are getting it straight from the company instead of through resellers. There are so many resellers for Mi TV in Singapore, and as a consumer, I will need to do my due diligence on them before I purchase anything. That creates friction in the purchase process.
Mainly this television will be used by my PlayStation 4 (PS4).