Like a G6
Back in June, Chinese television manufacturer Skyworth joined forces with Japanese electronics and semiconductor giant Toshiba in launching a new series of Android televisions. The Skyworth G6 is the product of the said partnership. This series consists of Tv models with display sizes ranging from 43 inches to 75 inches. For the Philippine market, Skyworth priced the 49-inch variant of the G6 (49G6) at PHP 35,000, and this is the subject of this review.
The panel weighs 12.2kg. it may sound light, but taking into account the 49-inch size, you might need a company when setting up the 49G6. The unit is bundled with two L-shaped metal stands that are quite hefty, giving you an assurance that they can support the entire display panel. A metal frame with brushed finish borders the panel, while below it, conspicuous is a metal grille that is almost as broad as the width of the panel. This component represents the G6’s Geek soundbar. We’ll talk about its performance later.
inspecting the back, there’s the usual set of connectors that you’ll find in Tvs these days. Most important of these are HDMI and USB ports. internet connectivity is supported through an ethernet port.
running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you get a plain Android Tv user interface with the 49G6. in spite of this, you actually get everything that you need, but if you are missing something like a streaming app or a media player, simply donwload it through Google Play.
The 49G6 comes with four picture presets: Cinema, Sport, vivid, and Hi-bright. Out of the box, we noticed that its picture quality has softer colors compared to the other 4K tvs that we reviewed before. Mad Max: Fury road, notable for its warm and intense colors, looked more subdued on the 49G6. nevertheless, some viewers will find it satisfactory as softer tones are relaxing to the eyes.
The Geek soundbar, 49G6’s integrated speaker system, made a modest performance, particularly with songs that put more emphasis on voice and instruments like Shawn Mendes’s Stitches and Sam Smith’s Writing’s
On The Wall. However, bassy titles, like The Crystal Method’s Cherry Twist, may sound shallow with the Geek soundbar. it even missed several details of the piece during our test. you should consider getting a separate sound system for the tv if you are particular about audio.
With a price lower than PHP 40,000, the Skyworth 49G6 is one of the cheapest 4k Tv models out there. it is an attractive deal for the budget-minded consumers.