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Best cheap OLED TV deals for July 2022

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OLED TV deals are getting cheaper by the day. Whereas finding a sub-$1,000 OLED used to be near-impossible, now you can find multiple at that price point on just about any day of the week. 

In fact, today's TV deals are driving OLED TV prices to lows we've never seen before, which makes it an excellent time to buy. So we're gathering all the best cheap OLED TV deals in one spot for your convenience. (Also, check out our guide on the best 8K TV deals).  

One of our favorite OLED deals comes courtesy of Best Buy. The retailer has OLED TVs on sale from $799 (opens in new tab). The sale includes epic price drops on TVs of all sizes. Best Buy also has our favorite OLED TV (the LG G1) on sale at its lowest price ever. (Make sure to check out our guide to our favorite Best Buy deals for more sales). Plus, check out our initial thoughts on the new Samsung QD-OLED TV.

Not sure which OLED TV to buy? Check out our guide of the best OLED TVs.

Prime Day and OLED TV deals 

Get ready for Prime Day TV deals. Amazon has confirmed that Prime Day sales will begin on July 12, but there are a ton of early OLED TV deals that you can shop now. Make sure to follow all of our Prime Day coverage for the best sales of the season. 

Best OLED TV deals right now

LG A1 48" 4K OLED TV: was $846 now $739 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The A1 series is LG's entry-level line of OLED TVs. The TV offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in, and webOS 6.0, which gives you access to many major streaming apps like Disney Plus, Netflix, Apple TV, and more. It's currently the cheapest OLED TV deal we've ever seen. By comparison, Best Buy has it on sale for $799 (opens in new tab).

LG C1 48" 4K OLED TV: was $1,499 now $796 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG C1 is part of LG's 2021 lineup of OLED TVs. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, built-in Google Assistant/Alexa, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, and a variety of gaming-related settings for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners. Various sizes are on sale, but the 48-inch model is just $796, which is $100 cheaper than last week's price and the cheapest price we've ever seen for this TV. (We recommend the C1 over the entry-level A1 mentioned below). 

LG A1 55" 4K OLED TV: was $1,299 now $946 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG A1 is part of the company's entry level OLED lineup. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, AirPlay 2 support, and Google Assistant/Alexa/HomeKit compatibility. It also runs webOS 6.0 to bring you all your favorite streaming apps. Best Buy offers the same price (opens in new tab)

Vizio 55" OLED 4K TV: was $1,199 now $999 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Vizio's OLED TV is back on sale. The 55-inch 4K OLED TV packs Vizio's new IQ Ultra CPU and the company's new ProGaming Engine, which is designed for Xbox and PS5 gameplay. It supports Dolby Vision HDR, DTS Virtual X, Vizio SmartCast, and a host of digital assistants for hands-free control of your TV. It's on sale right now, but keep in mind it was $806 just a few weeks ago, so we recommend holding out for a lower price. 

Sony 48" A9S 4K OLED TV: was $1,299 now $998 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get a gorgeous and compact Sony OLED with the 48-inch Master Series A9S Android TV. This 2020 model puts incredible picture quality into a size that's perfect for smaller rooms and gaming setups, but still delivers plenty of smarts, with Google Assistant and Chromecast built in. Best Buy offers the same price (opens in new tab).

LG C1 55" 4K OLED TV: was $1,499 now $1,096 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG C1 is part of LG's 2021 lineup of OLED TVs. It's designed for those who want the best TV picture possible and are willing to pay for it. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, built-in Google Assistant/Alexa, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, and a variety of gaming-related settings for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners. It's now over $300 off and one of the best OLED TV deals we've seen. 

LG G1 55" OLED TV: was $1,999 now $1,299 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The LG G1 OLED 4K TV uses an all new LG panel called "evo." In our LG G1 OLED review (opens in new tab), the TV won the Tom's Guide Award for best TV design. (It measures just 0.8 inches deep). However, it also delivers on performance with consistently stunning images no matter what you're watching. With Smart TV and ThinQ smart home features, it'll quickly become the center of your entertainment setup. Plus, gamers will love it thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate and Game Optimizer menu. It's $100 cheaper than it was last week. 

LG C1 65" OLED TV: was $1,899 now $1,599 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This OLED deal takes a generous $100 off the original price. The LG C1 is the best OLED TV on the market, packing a powerful 9 4th-gen AI processor, a rich 65-inch 4K OLED display, and support for AI voice assistants.

Sony 65" A80J 4K OLED TV: was $1,999 now $1,629 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Sony BRAVIA XR A80J is one of the best OLED TVs on the market. The Editor's Choice TV features a powerful Cognitive XR processor, which adjusts brightness on the fly to boost lights and deepen blacks without losing detail. In our Sony Bravia XR A80J OLED review (opens in new tab), we noted that the TV offers superb contrast with colors that are rich and varied. Viewing angles are also impressive and it handles upscaling well. Best Buy offers the same price (opens in new tab).

Sony 55" A90J 4K OLED TV: was $2,299 now $1,999 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The A90J is Sony's best OLED TV. It features Sony's powerful Cognitive XR processor, which adjusts brightness on the fly to boost lights and deepen blacks without losing detail. You also get Google TV, HDR10/HLG/Dolby Vision support, built-in Alexa/Google Assistant, four HDMI ports, and more. The difference between the A80J and A90J is that the latter comes in a bigger 83-inch size, features a backlit remote, and packs Sony's heatsink tech, which results in brighter HDR pictures.

Samsung 55" 4K OLED TV preorders: was $2,199 now $2,099 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes, the Samsung S95B series uses the company's Neural Quantum Processor 4K, which is the same flagship CPU inside Samsung's Neo QLED TVs. The QD-OLED promises to deliver the pixel-perfect illumination of OLED panels with the brightness and life-like color of LCD panels, as well as beat the already impressive QLED tech when it comes to better backlight control. 

Why should I buy an OLED TV? 

Simply put: No TV technology can rival the performance of an OLED TV. OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, represents a completely different kind of display. No backlight is required in an OLED TV because the organic pixels emit their own light when activated. So each pixel can be completely turned on or off separately.

That means you don't get that afterglow and light leakage that you typically see in LCD TVs. As a result, OLED TVs deliver intensely deep blacks that even the best QLED TVs can't rival. Sure, QLED TVs can be brighter than OLED TVs, but for the most pristine picture possible: OLED is still king. 

Make sure to check out our QLED vs. OLED TV guide for more comparisons.

Tips on finding the best OLED TV deals

Unfortunately, there's no single retailer that offers the best OLED TV deals. Instead, it's a mix of retailers that includes Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Newegg. If you're shopping for an OLED TV, our best tip is to compare that model's price across various sites, including the retailers mentioned above. 

That said, Amazon tends to undercut Best Buy's prices, even if only by a few bucks. For instance, on numerous occasions we've seen the LG 55-inch CX OLED on sale for $1,399 at Best Buy, whereas Amazon would have it on sale for $1,349. Or in some instance, Amazon would bundle a free LG XBOOM speaker, whereas Best Buy wouldn't offer any freebies. 

What are the cheapest OLED TV deals we've seen?

During the holiday season, Best Buy had the Vizio 55-inch 4K OLED TV on sale for $899. It was the best OLED TV deal of all time. (Previously, OLED TV deals would max out at $999). However, prices have dipped even lower this year. We're consistently seeing 48-inch LG OLEDs for as low as $795. Sure, it's not as big as a 55-inch TV, but it's easily the least expensive OLED TV deal we've ever seen. 

Prime Day and OLED TVs

We're still weeks away from Amazon Prime Day, but we expect Prime Day TV deals to drop OLED prices to new lows. To date, the least expensive OLED has been the 48-inch LG A1 OLED priced at $795. While we don't think price will drop dramatically, we could see more 48-inch OLEDs at this price point. Likewise, we expect Vizio's 55-inch OLED to hit $899. Make sure to follow our Prime Day guide for hints on what to expect from Amazon this year. 

Are refurbished OLED TV deals worth it?

While there are refurb OLED TV deals you can take advantage of, the savings aren't as high as you may think. For instance, the LG 55-inch B8 OLED TV usually sells for $1,199 and has dropped as low as $999. Amazon sometimes sells the refurb LG 55-inch B8 OLED TV for $999 (opens in new tab). Sure, it's $200 off, but we've already seen new models hit this price point before, albeit, not very often. 

More importantly, you only get a 90-day warranty and if you dislike anything about your refurb TV (perhaps it might have more nicks and scratches than you like) return shipping might fall on your, which could quickly get expensive. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.