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[Review] Hisense 43H5500G: A Nice Full HD Smart TV

Hisense 43H5500G: review
  • 43-inch display with Full HD resolution
  • Integrated Android TV platform
  • Integrated Google Assistant
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Not compatible with AirPlay 2
  • The panel is not 4K nor IPS
With an outstanding trajectory behind it, the Chinese manufacturer Hisense has renewed its catalog of low-cost Smart TVs, with 32, 40, and 43-inch televisions aimed at an audience that is not so demanding when it comes to enjoying the most popular multimedia platforms and don't need features such as a 4K panel or Airplay TV.

With that in mind, today we've opted to review the Hisense 43H5500G, the largest model within the H55 lineup, a 43-inch smart TV that has taken the market by storm thanks to its competitive price point and rave reviews from buyers. But, should you but it? Is it your next TV? That's what we're here to help you figure out!


Who's it for?

The Hisense 43H5500G is perfect for you if you want to upgrade your living room TV for an inexpensive Smart TV, and you are not necessarily looking for a 4K model with upper-mid-range specifications, also if you're sitting quite close to the TV (ie less than 7 feet apart) then you'd be well served with a 43-inch Full HD television as you wouldn't really notice the difference as much visually between this model and a 4K model when being that close. 

That said, despite its reasonable price, this TV actually boasts some very useful features such as voice control via Google AssistantBluetooth connection to connect external soundbars or headphones, and HDR support for compatible content.

Technical specifications

Make modelHisense 43H5500G
Dimensions37.6 x 3.4 x 22 inches
Weight13,9 pounds
DisplayLED (43-inch)
ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Refresh rate60 Hz, 120 MR (Motion Rate)
HDR SupportYes
Operating SystemAndroid TV
Sound2 x 7W (DTS Studio Sound)
VESA SupportYes (200 x 200 mm)
Voice controlYes, Google Assitant
ConnectivityBluetooth | Wi-Fi 4
RCA | HDMI (x2) | ARC | CEC
USB (x2) 
Headphone jack
Optical audio
RF connector

An entry-level smart TV that looks high-end

Hisense 43H5500G: 43 '' Full HD Smart TV with Google Assistant, Android TV and integrated Bluetooth
To adapt to current trends in design, the 43H5500G has seen its side and top bezels reduced to a few millimeters, and in this way give the end-user that pleasant feeling of immersion when watching movies and series from the sofa. 

Although its thickness of 3.4 inches does not make it so thin when compared to other 43-inch models, it is true that its weight of just 13.9 pounds facilitates its installation in any corner of the home. 

In addition, its matte black chassis and the pair of legs that support it enjoy an elegant appearance and adequate solidity, respectively. And to enable its mounting on the wall, you will need a VESA bracket such as this one, which is another way to go. 

Hisense delivers the clarity, sharpness, and color you are looking for

The screen integrated within this model measures about 43 inches in diagonal, and benefits from a Full HD resolution of 1080p and a refresh rate of 120 MR (Motion Rate), responsible for reproducing clear and fluid images, especially in sports and fast-paced action scenarios. 

This would make this particular TV-set a good option for gaming, for example, though it should be noted that the refresh rate on this model is 60 Hz which is not the recommended refresh rate for AAA gaming. 

In addition, the integration of High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology will be reflected when playing compatible content and video games, with high color fidelity and more defined contrasts.

Overall, the image quality is good, with crisp colors a solid contrast and a quality that's well above what you'd expect when you look at the price point yet far away from what you experience with more high-end models such as the recently reviewed LG 50UN7300PUF

The most comprehensive entertainment platform ever created

Access your ideal content in seconds

Packed with a catalog of more than 500,000 multimedia contents, among which we find series, movies and popular applications such as Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney +, the well-known software, Android TV, debuts on the new Hisense 43H5500G

In this sense, it is worth referring to the opinions of its buyers , who positively value the super fast and easy-to-use interface that this operating system boasts, without neglecting the great utility represented by the integration of Google Assistant when searching for content via voice commands. 

A sound experience of enormous potential

Let's not kid ourselves, this TV is far from perfect and you can't expect it to deliver a supreme sound with its double 7W speaker system with DTS Sound technology. However, audio isn't half bad as many customers have attested to, and in the event that it's not to your taste (it's still a TV sound system) there are plenty of affordable soundbars to fix the issue for you for 100 dollars or less that will give you a far more immersive sound system experience. 

A well-represented connectivity suite

Connect your entertainment devices seamlessly

The connectivity section, from the outset, brings together plenty of solutions to take advantage of all the functions of this Smart TV, starting with Wi-Fi 4 and high-speed Bluetooth wireless technologies 

In addition, it incorporates 2 HDMI outputs compatible with ARC and CEC, a conventional RCA output, 2 USB ports , an RJ-45 port, an RF connector, headphone and optical digital audio outputs, and analog and digital tuners (ATSC / QAM) .

Verdict: Should you buy it?

Sure, the Hisense 43H5500G reviewed is not perfect, it hasn't got the latest 4K resolution, it doesn't come with a butler that cleans your house while you're watching downtown abbey. 

However, when it comes down to it this is a good TV set at an affordable price point that more than delivers with a good quality image, HDR support, extensive connectivity options,  and Bluetooth support to connect peripherals wirelessly, all in all making this TV set a great option for many Americans. You'd be hard-pressed to get a better deal than this one.