OLED vs QLED vs NanoCell. Which TV should you buy?

Ready for the purchase of a new TV, but overwhelmed with all the latest technology? Discover what differences they are and which one suit you best.

Previously flat-screen TVs came with CCFL-backlit LCD panels or plasma, but both
technologies have lost their commercial footing and faded away. Then arrived a new
technology with three revolutionary screens: OLED television, QLED television, and
NanoCell. These televisions have become increasingly popular for their stunning image
quality and commercial availability.

If you wish to buy any of these TVs, their different technologies may seem confusing, and
terms like OLED, QLED, and NanoCell may all sound the same to you. To simplify things,
remember that these terms refer to various panel types.

In this article, we have outlined these three types of screens and will help you make an informed decision before buying. Each of the TV comes with different image quality and unique features.


Organic Light Emitting Diode or OLED in short is the first technology on this list. OLED television is the most easily available screen type among the three.

OLED is a pioneering technology with visually pleasing images. These TVs do not have a backlight and can thus create ideal dark or black for a perfect contrast. You can also view the images clearly from any angle.

The high-quality picture of OLED is mainly due to the self-emitting diodes used in these TVs. Besides, the TVs can switch off completely when not required; along with lightning-fast refresh rates ideal for watching movies and gaming.

Despite all the excellent features, OLED TVs have one major drawback, as these TVs are not as bright as an LED or QLED TV, and the HDR content does not achieve the peak brightness naturally as it does for other types of TVs. However, an OLED television can more than make up for the low brightness issue with better image quality.

When it comes to pricing, OLED TVs are perhaps one of the most expensive in the market. Premium brands, including Sony, Samsung, and LG have OLED TVs with quite a steep price range.


The full form of QLED is Quantum Light Emitting Diode, and it is considered as the “golden mean” or the middle-ground between LED and OLED television.

Technologically, a QLED television is closer to LED TV considering the hardware involved. We can say that QLED TVs are more like LED TVs but comes with a quantum-dot filter between the LCG layer and the LED backlight, which enhances the image quality. 

Some of the LCD TVs in the market that have quantum-dot film, for example, Samsung Q-LED TV, still uses a backlight. It means the screens of a QLED television cannot have the same thinness as an OLED TV. 

QLED Televisions have a higher level of brightness and better colours than LED and many OLED TVs. However, QLED TVs fall short when it comes to the deep blacks and contrast levels of OLED TVs.

The costs of producing QLED TVs are high, which means the brands find it commercially viable to start with 43 inches screen. Currently, Samsung produces the most modern QLED TVs. Other than that, One Plus, Vu, and TCL also make QLED TVs in India after sourcing panels from Samsung.

The NanoCell TV.

The advanced design of NanoCell technology results in precise image quality. A NanoCell television comes with a nearly 1 nm-sized integrated nanoparticle into the panel, instead of a colour sheet like the QLED technology. These nanoparticles make a breathtaking image and enhance colour purity by filtering dull colours.

In short, due to their innovative technology, NanoCell TVs have excellent benefits like:

· Colour: With 4K HDR support and more than one billion display colours, NanoCell televisions can offer a spectacular visual experience.

· Accuracy: The superior image quality with wide-viewing angles ensures that viewers enjoy every image.

· Dolby Audio: Dolby audio takes the sound quality of these TVs to another level and provides a cinema-like experience.

· Local Dimming: Excellent deep blacks and great contrast levels add depth and intensity to dark scenes.

· Alexa-controlled Remote: By using the Alexa-controlled remote, you can command your TV to run other Alexa devices. You can turn on NanoCell television by talking to the speaker or dialling the thermostat and speaking into the remote control.

NanoCell technology offers unadulterated colours such as yellow, orange, and others. This is why you will not experience any issue of instability in colours.

Which you should buy.

The bottom line is OLED, QLED, and NanoCell TVs have their advantages and disadvantages. Due to differences in panels and additions of new technologies, these TVs have different image quality and price ranges.

Considering the features such as brightness, contrast, visual appeal, audio quality, and budget, you can make your buying decision. Regardless of which one you pick, all these TVs can provide a stunning cinematic experience!