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Philips 55OLED854: one of the few Oled TVs with a rotating stand

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The Philips 55OLED854 is one of the few televisions on the market to stand on a rotating stand. It naturally retains the originality of high-end Philips televisions, such as the Ambilight lighting system and the display quality of the Oled models.

Positive points

Image quality (contrast, etc.)

Viewing angles.

Best compensation engine on the market.

P5 processor still as efficient.


The originality of the Ambilight system.

The possibilities offered by Android TV (applications, Chromecast, etc.).

Rotating foot.

Bad points

Delay in display a little higher than among competitors.

Basic cable routing system.


Our review


The Philips 55OLED854 TV is close to the Philips 55OLED804 that we have already tested. It embeds the same 10-bit 100 Hz Oled panel displaying an Ultra HD definition of 3,840 x 2,160 px and still covering 99% of the DCI-P3 color space. It is necessary to count on a maximum brightness peak of around 750 cd / m². This model integrates the original Ambilight ambient lighting system and Android TV, which is now available in version 9. This model has the third version of the Philips P5 processing processor and a new, more powerful ARM processor to run Android. The Philips 854 stands out above all by the integration of a rotary stand, an accessory that has become very rare on televisions, and even more on high-end models.

The Philips 55OLED854 TV is sold for around € 2,000. It is also available in a 65-inch version under the Philips reference 65OLED854 for a price of around € 3,000.

Image quality

According to our measurements, the Philips 55OLED854 displays exactly the same image quality as the Philips 55OLED804 model that we tested. We therefore refer you to the latter's test. Image quality is simply excellent and the motion compensation engine is the best on the market.

Philips 55OLED804: Oled and Ambilight TV switches to Android 9


Same observation for the HDR part whose measurements are identical to those noted on the Philips 55OLED804; we therefore refer you to the test thereof. To summarize, the rendering is excellent, and we can simply blame the peak brightness limited to 728 cd / m², a value more or less similar to that of all Oled TVs on the market, except for the Panasonic TX- 55GZ2000.

Philips 55OLED804: Oled and Ambilight TV switches to Android 9

Video games

Again, the Philips 55OLED854 television displays the same results as the 55OLED804. The afterglow of Oled technology is unmatched, but the delay in displaying 32 ms is a little behind compared to the competition (Panasonic drops to 21 ms, Samsung to 15 ms and LG to 13 ms). Fortunately, the colors are good in game mode after some manual adjustments.

Philips 55OLED804: Oled and Ambilight TV switches to Android 9


As with all Oled TVs on the market, each pixel is managed individually, so there is no clouding. Banding effects (horizontal or vertical bands) are also absent. We measured the average difference in white homogeneity over the entire 55-inch panel at only 6%. This very good result is explained by the use of Oled technology whose variations on white are very limited.

From now on, in all Oled TV tests, we are talking about labeling. Extensive tests have shown that the marking of modern Oled tiles is limited during everyday use. On the other hand, continuous news channels displaying banners with saturated colors (red, blue or green) can clearly be a problem, especially when the brightness is pushed to the maximum. This risk exists and cannot be totally overlooked. Remember that you must switch off the television using the remote control and that it is not recommended to disconnect it completely from the power. The television performs maintenance operations on the screen when it is in standby in order to preserve uniformity, and precisely to avoid marking problems.


The Philips 55OLED854 sports a sober and unadorned design. The main originality of this television lies in the central rotating foot ± 30 °. This feature has almost disappeared from the market and is very rare on high-end televisions. Recently, the only TV we tested with a center stand was the Edenwood ED55D00UHDOLED.

In profile, we notice that the foot is more imposing on the front than on the back of the TV. Without the stand, the TV is only 5.2 cm thick, but as always, it is the footprint that reflects the space occupied on the TV stand. A depth of 24.3 cm must be provided to accommodate the foot. This TV is thus perfectly comfortable on our reference TV stand measuring 160 x 40 cm.

The Ambilight system allows you to light the wall at the back of the TV with colors suited to the content displayed. This system - according to Philips - reinforces immersion. In any case, it always has its small effect and clearly marks the difference with other Oled TVs on the market.


The audio part is identical to that found on the Philips 55OLED804. It consists of two 10 W tweeters and a 30 W rear woofer. They deliver good sound, well above the average television set. We particularly appreciate their ability to descend into low mids. The sound is clear and sufficiently powerful. The frequency response curve is visible on the test of the Philips 55OLED804.


We measured consumption at 96 W on our target with a white set at 150 cd / m², a little less than the 100 W measured on the Philips OLED804. However, the relative consumption remains still as high with 115 W / m², which is higher than the average of the TVs tested (around 100 W / m²) and therefore results in a score of only 2. This Philips TV consumes more than its main competitors. The Panasonic TX-55FZ800 is content for example with 81 W, or 97 W / m², about as much as the LG 65C9 - 65 inches - and its 99 W, or 85 W / m². This is far from the Sony KD-65XE8505 LCD television, the category record holder with a consumption of only 56 W / m². Standby consumption is always less than 1 W. Consumption increases by ten watts by activating the Ambilight system.


Like the Philips 55OLED804, the Philips 55OLED854 television barely misses the fifth star because of too high consumption and a delay in display greater than that of the competition. For the rest, it delivers a simply perfect image in SDR and excellent in HDR. The P5 processor - one of the best on the market - offers the best in scaling and motion compensation, and Oled technology is still unmatched in terms of contrast, responsiveness and viewing angles. Finally, the Philips 854 stands out with its rotating foot, an endangered feature, and the Ambilight system which always has its small effect and which marks the difference compared to other brands.