Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Philips 55PUS8601

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Philips 55PUS8601. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and sound are generally positive. The image quality and reliability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the black level and remote control.

usability, reliability, image quality, sound, durability

remote control, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 55PUS8601 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Philips TVs

Review analysis

(Based on 104 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 2 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (102)

Expert review by : John Archer (

Philips 55PUS8601


The 55PUS8601 is the the most "serious" TV I've seen from Philips in the UK for some time. As well as boasting a native 4K Ultra HD resolution, this £1,700 55-inch set features a startling "Razor Slim" design, a four-sided version of Philips' Ambilight...

Stunning design ; Excellent sound from the detachable speakers ; 4K images generally look pretty good

Black level performance isn't great ; Upscaled HD images look a bit processed ; Smart interface can be tedious

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : John Archer (

Philips 55PUS8601 review


Philips gets serious about TV again

Gorgeous-looking TV ; Excellent audio quality ; Sharp, colourful pictures ; Relatively robust Android implementation

Complicated to use ; Contrast isn't the best ; Android interface is unhelpful ; HDR still months away

The design of the 55PUS8601 is a delight, especially thanks to its four-sided version of Philips' Ambilight technology and ultra-slim detachable speakers. Picture performance is mostly very good, and excellent in the case of native 4K content. The...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:DTS
Audio decoding technologies:DTS Studio Sound
Built-in audio decoders:DTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Detachable speakers:Y
RMS rated power:50


Color of product:Silver
Signal strength indication: Yes


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:700
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.7
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Motion interpolation frequency:1800
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:Zoom
Screen shape:Flat

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240 / 220-240
Annual Energy Consumption:160
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):115


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On/Off timer: Yes

Management features

Firmware upgradeable via:Auto upgrade wizard, Network, USB
Picture mute (for radio):Y
Programming period:8


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.83
Package height:36.8
Package weight:57.8
Package width:53.9


Ambient light sensor: Yes
Ambient lighting:Y
Ambient lighting type:4-sided / 4-sided sensor
Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, JPS, MPO, PNG, PNS / JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PNS, MPO, JPS
Local dimming: Yes
Processor cores:6
Subtitle formats supported:ASS, SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB, TXT / SUB, SRT, TXT, SSA, ASS, SMI
Subtitles function: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVC, AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, VC-1, AVC, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, H.264, MKV
Video formats supported:AVC,AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVI,VC-1,AVC,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV9,H.264,MKV

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF connector type:IEC
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240 / 220-240
Annual Energy Consumption:160
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):115

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV):Y
Interactive TV: Yes
Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Music apps:Spotify
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1 Lollipop
Smart TV: Yes
User memory:16
Video apps:NetFlix,YouTube / YouTube,NetFlix
Video on Demand (VOD) support:Y

Technical Details

Light sensor: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM / PAL, NTSC, SECAM
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.94
Height (with stand):29.8
Package depth:7.83
Package height:36.8
Package weight:57.8
Package width:53.9
Weight with stand:45.4
Width (with stand):48.3 / 51.9