While Televisions are generally used as a source of the medium of entertainment through a cable connection or movie streaming, Smart TVs have somewhat changed the way we watch our TVs. With features like YouTube Streaming, Built-in App Store, and a whole new separate OS for TV, the experience is always bound to improve. On the contrary, Smart TVs has also been accused of leaking secret information in the past but that was particularly with some select models. Nevertheless, keeping the smartphones aside for today, let’s look at India’s Top 5 Smart TVs at the moment.
Samsung 50KU6000 50-inch 4K Smart TV – Rs 1,03,999
Samsung has been up there in the TV segment ever since it introduced its first TV in India. The South Korean giant is known for its really good quality display panels along with a solid customer service which always induces the audience in numbers. For the best Smart TVs in India, Samsung’s 50KU6000 is probably the best choice in the premium category. Being a Smart TV, this TV is powered by the Quad-Core processor inside with large options of apps to choose from such Web Browser, YouTube, select Samsung Apps etc. As evident from the name, the TV sports a 50-inch Ultra HD (4K) LED display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Video features include Micro Dimming, Contrast Enhancer, Auto Motion Plus, Film Mode and a bunch of other video modes for the overall enhanced viewing experience. For connectivity, we get 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, 1 Component In port, 1 Ethernet (LAN) port, 1 Digital Audio Output and 1 Composite In (AV) port. In the audio department, the TV boasts 2 speakers which can push a sound output of 20 watts (RMS) coupled with Dolby Digital Plus technology. Additional features include Connect Share (via USB 2.0 and HDD), Picture-in-Picture mode, Game Mode, Time Shift, Ultra Clean View etc. The TV measures at 1128.9 x 654.4 x 63.2 mm and weighs at 12.2 Kg without any table stand or wall mount. Inside the package, we get the TV Unit, User Manual, Remote Control with Batteries, Mini Wall Mount, Vesa Wall Mount, Power Cable and Slim Gender Cable. Samsung is giving away 1 Year warranty for the unit and free transit insurance as well.
Sony Bravia KDL-43W800D 43-inch 3D Smart TV – Rs 60,999
The next option in our list is a relatively cheaper model from Sony in the name of the KLV-43W800D model. The TV boasts a 43-inch Full HD LED display along with 3D and Smart TV capabilities. Being an Android TV, this particular model comes Google Play Store on board along with Smart TV Apps such as Netflix, Bigflix, Sony Liv, YouTube etc. You get built-in Wi-Fi for connectivity along with 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, 1 headphone jack, 1 composite audio video port and all the basic connectivity ports. For video, Sony has given in X-Reality Pro picture engine with 178-degree viewing angles combined with a refresh rate of 800 Hz. In terms of audio, we have 2 Bass Reflex Speakers which are capable of a sound output of 20W. We also get S-Force Front Surround along with Dolby Digital audio technology. The TV comes in a bunch of vernacular languages with a dedicated light sensor, IR blaster, USB Play option etc. For the dimension, the TV measures at 962 mm x 565 mm x 59 mm and weighs at 10.9 Kgs. Launched in 2016, Sony KDL series is surely one of the best for its price range. Sony is giving away a 1-year domestic warranty for the unit.
LG 43LH576T Full HD Smart TV – Rs 39,990
Dipping even down in the price range, LG has a solid option for us with some decent feature to price ratio. The LG 43LH576T comes with a 43-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) LED screen up front with very thin bezels on the sides and equally thin chins at the top and bottom. This LED TV is also a Smart TV so it comes with built-in Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, App Store, India Specific Apps, Miracast, Network File browser, Netflix, YouTube etc. There is also a Motion Eco sensor and we get a total of 18 OSD languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu.The TV comes with LG’s Triple XD Engine for enhanced picture quality and the display on this one can offer 16:9, 4:3, and 14:9 aspect ratios. For audio, we get 2 speakers which are capable of pulling out an output of 20 RMS combined with Dolby Digital Decoder and Virtual Sound Plus technology. In terms of connectivity, there is 2 HDMI ports (1 side and 1 rear), 1 USB port (side) 1 headphone jack, 1 RD Input, 1 digital audio output, 1 composite video input, and other basic ports. The TV also comes with Smart Energy Saving functionality which will help it to be easy on your electricity bill. The TV weighs about 8.4 Kgs and measures at 975.5 mm x 583 mm x 81.5 mm. Note that, these measurements are without any accessory such as wall mount or stand as you don’t get any of these in the sales package. You get 1 year of LG India Domestic Warranty which covers, all defects arising out Faulty or defective material.
Micromax Canvas 40-inch Full HD Smart TV – Rs 27,999
Micromax has tapped the TV segment quite a bit and even though the company didn’t receive the kind of feedback it expected, recent launches from Indian firm has proved to be otherwise. One such product is the 40-inch Canvas-S which sports a Full HD LED display that supports 178-degree viewing angle, a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a contrast ratio of 3000:01:00. Being an Android Smart TV, this model from Micromax is powered by a 1GHz MSD 628 Quad Core A7 Cortex coupled with a Quad-Core Mali 450 GPU, 1GB RAM and 4GB eMMC flash drive. Further, it comes with all the apps which are generally preloaded on a Smart TV such as an App Store (Google Play Store), Browser etc. For the audio, we get 2 Speakers which are capable of 24 W sound output. In the connectivity department, we get 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, Built-in Wi-Fi and all the other necessary ports which we usually see in a Smart TV. Other internet features include Quick Boot, Media, Frequently Visited Apps, Home Share, Miracast. The TV measures at 908 mm x 540.5 mm x 72 mm and weighs as about 7 Kgs which is relatively light for a TV this big. We get 1 year of manufacturer warranty which covers Panel, Power Supply, Main PCB and Sub PCBs.
Vu 32D6475_H Full HD Smart TV – Rs 18,999
The cheapest in our today’s list of Smart TVs is yet again from the California-based company, Vu. One of the most sold TVs from the brand is Vu 32D6475 which is currently available for Rs 18,990 on Flipkart (Original Price – Rs 20,000). Apart from the affordable price, this is a Smart LED TV meaning, you get built-in Wi-Fi and Mobile HD Link which lets your stream, browse and access other services such as YouTube, Netflix, Kidoz, Facebook etc right from the TV itself. The TV packs in a quad-core processor and a dedicated Games centre for the gaming enthusiasts. Further, it sports a 32-inch HD Ready (1366 x 768-pixel resolution) display with 178 degrees of viewing angles. The display can offer 60Hz refresh rate and also come with features like Backlight Control, Adaptive Backlight, Digital Noise Reduction etc. Inside the box, we get the TV unit, Remote Controller with batteries, Power Cable, User Manual, Vesa Wall Mount and warranty details. Talking about the warranty, Vu is offering a 3-year domestic warranty for this device which only covers manufacturing defects. Coming to connectivity, the TV offers 2 USB, 2 HDMI, 1 headphone jack, 1 RF Connectivity input etc. Lastly, for the audio, the TV boasts four speakers with Dolby Digital technology and can manage an output of 12 RMS.
Note – This story was written during Flipkart’s Electronic Sale (March 22nd – 24th). So the prices might change later.
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