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If you’re searching for the best 4K TV that emphasises Android-supported apps, the Sharp LC-70UE30U 4K UHD TV makes an admirable effort. Featuring good picture quality—it is ultra HD, after all—enhanced by Sharp Aquous, and with a refresh rate of 120Hz, this LED TV is equipped to handle casual use. Whether you’re gaming or enjoying a movie, it’s a huge step above FHD by a mile.

Why We Like It – Sharp LC-70UE30U 4K UHD TV

As an Android TV, the Sharp LC-70UE30U 4K UHD TV provides a central hub to access streaming apps quickly and easily, while playing back everything in 4K with enhanced colors from Sharp Aquos.

Pros
  • Good picture quality; 120Hz refresh rate
  • Access streaming apps, easily
  • Enhanced colors with Sharp Aquos
Cons
  • Overpriced and old
  • Lacks true HDR

Performance

When we say the Sharp LC-70UE30U 4K UHD TV has “good picture quality,” it’s going a step up from the average, bare minimum of some 4K TVs. It plays back in 4K, yes, but it also does a little more through Sharp Aquos. This is the TV’s version of what’s essentially a form of HDR. It isn’t true HDR, but Sharp Aquos will provide extra colors that the 4K resolution doesn’t offer. It’s a welcomed improvement for cinema, while its 120Hz refresh rate provides a smoother experience for gaming. That still doesn’t stand against the Sony XBR-A1E OLED.

Design

The Sharp LC-70UE30U 4K UHD TV is a whopping 70-inches—but, in reality, it’s more like 69.5-inches. More importantly, the smart TV’s app interface is incredibly easy to use. Wielding the remote control to access Google Play, Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Hulu, YouTube, and more, is intuitive—similar to the Samsung Q7F. Of course, you’ll need to connect to your home network. This can be done via Wi-Fi or Ethernet in the back. You’ll also find component composite video, if component video is your thing, along with x3 USB ports and x4 HDMI 2.0 ports.

Value

The Sharp LC-70UE30U 4K UHD TV is, quite frankly, a slightly above average 4K smart TV. It doesn’t do much to justify its $2000 price tag. Does it have a great app interface? Absolutely, perhaps the best we’ve seen. It’s simple, intuitive, and quick to access. And Sharp Aquos provides a nice boost to color performance. Unfortunately, there are dozens of newer models that offer better specs for lower prices, like the TCL 55R617 for just under $1250.

Sharp LC-70UE30U 4K UHD TV Wrap Up

If we were still in 2015, we would’ve told you to jump on the Sharp LC-70UE30U 4K UHD TV. Having 4K UHD is 4K, and with enhanced colors a step behind HDR and 120Hz? It would’ve been a good budget 4K TV, but times have changed. Not even it’s great app interface can save it. If you can buy dirt cheap, use your best judgement.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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