Up until last year, if someone asked you to suggest a Smart TV for under Rs 20,000 in India, you’d be blatantly mocking them for the lack of options. Things have now changed, especially with the entry of Xiaomi, which sparked the inception of Thomson, Vu, Kodak and TCL in the television market. With Samsung, LG and Sony all fighting for the high-end flagship TV spot, the options aren’t short when searching for a budget smart TV in India. Here’s a list of the top 5 Budget TVs in India which are priced in and around Rs 20,000 and are readily available.
Xiaomi 32-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4A PRO @ Rs 12,999
Xiaomi is offering its cheapest Mi LED Smart TV 4A PRO for a price of Rs 12,999 on Mi.com, Mi Home Stores and Flipkart. The 32-inch TV offers an HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 6.5ms dynamic response and a viewing angle of 178 degrees. It’s powered by a quad-core Amlogic Cortex-A53 processor with 750MHz Mali-450 MP3 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
The Mi LED TV 4A PRO 32 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Android TV and Xiaomi’s PatchWall interface. The TV equips 20-watt stereo speakers and features an intuitive Bluetooth remote, which features a built-in microphone, allowing for easy control with the addition of Google Voice Search. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, three HDMI ports, two USB ports, an ethernet port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Kodak 40-inch XPRO Full HD LED Smart TV @ Rs 16,999
Kodak brand licensee, Super Plastronics announced the new Kodak XPRO series in India last month with the 40-inch Kodak 40FHDXSMARTXPRO selling for a price of Rs 16,999 on Flipkart. The TV comes with Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Kodak XPRO is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz along with Penta-core ARM Mali 450MP GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The TV runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and comes loaded with some pre-installed apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube, Gmail, Facebook, Hotstar, Easy-Share etc. Kodak’s XPRO Full HD LED Smart TV will also be equipped with a maximum audio output of 20W and comes with different sound modes including standard, music, movie, sports and user.
Vu 40-inch UltraSmart Full HD LED Smart TV @ Rs 18,999
Vu expanded its TV catalogue with the launch of three new TV series last month, the cheapest of which came in the form of Vu UltraSmart TV lineup. The 40-inch Vu UltraSmart TV comes at a price of Rs 18,999 on Flipkart and offers a Vu VOD Upscaler technology which combines multiple advanced machine learning algorithms with digital signal processors to provide high-end, cinema-quality video/audio playback for VOD content played on Netflix, Youtube and Amazon Prime.
The Vu Ultrasmart Full HD TV comes loaded with licensed Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube apps – all immediately accessible on its 4-Hotkeys remote. With a unique Smart Interface, the Vu Ultrasmart offers an enjoyable and easy way to access smart content. The High Bright Panel and built-in Dolby and DBX-TV audio deliver an incredible picture and sound quality, all housed in a sleek piano design body.
iFFALCON 40-inch Full HD LED Smart 40F2A Android TV @ Rs 18,999
TCL subbrand iFFALCON announced the second iteration of the 40-inch Android TV with the launch of the iFFALCON 40F2A Smart TV in India last October for Rs 33,999. The 40F2A TV’s has however gone down and it’s now available for as low as Rs 18,999. The iFFALCON 40F2A features a 40-inch A+ Grade Full HD Panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60Hz refresh rate, 320nits brightness and 4000:1 contrast ratio.
The Smart TV is powered by a quad-core processor and it sports 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The TV is certified with Google and runs Android 8.O Oreo. It features Google Assistant, Play Store, Google voice search, built-in Chromecast and Dolby audio. In terms of app compatibility, the TV comes preloaded with Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar, Voot, ZEE5, Alt Balaji, Sun NXT, Hungama Play, Eros Now, Jio Cinema and Sony Liv apps.
Thomson UD9 40 inch Ultra HD 4K LED Smart TV @ Rs 20,999
Thomson introduced the 40-inch UD9 4K Smart TV in March this year which is available on Flipkart for Rs 20,999. The TV comes running Android 7.0 with 6 pre-loaded apps including YouTube which can play videos at 4K. The TV also plays content from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and offers an Easy Share cast feature to mirror content from your phone to the big screen.
The 40-inch Android TV comes with a 3-day weather report and also displays the latest and trending content about movies, TV Shows and music in 18 different languages. Speaking about the panel on the front, the TV features a 40-inch A+ Panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60 Hz refresh rate, 550 nits brightness and 400000:1 contrast ratio. It’s powered by a dual-core A73 processor with Mali-T720MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage.