While most of our daily media consumption takes place on a smartphone, televisions offer a different side to the same view. A smartphone can never take over the joy of watching your favourite content on the big screen. We are currently witnessing two different trends in the television industry. On one side, companies are bringing up their latest innovation by introducing extremely beautiful TVs with even better displays. While on the other hand, we have products like Amazon Fire Stick or Google Chromecast which can quickly transform your idiot TV into a smart TV with many exciting features.
Here we present to you Top 5 televisions which you can consider as your next buy.
Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4 (55 inches) 4K Ultra HD TV – Rs 39,999 (Review)
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 was launchedlast week for Rs 39,999. The TV sports a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels) LED panel with very minimal bezels on all four sides. The design is, perhaps, the best part of this Smart LED TV but at the same time, it is prone to accidental damage because of the sleek profile. The refresh rate is 60Hz and Xiaomi has added dual down-firing speakers which are capable of an 8W Dolby Audio/DTS-HD output. For the connectivity, it comes with 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, High-speed ethernet, Dual-Band WiFi( 802.11ac) and Bluetooth 4.0.
It is powered by Quad-core 64-bit TV processor with Mali-T830 GPU. It comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. The TV comes with Mi Remote control with an 11 button design similar to that of Amazon’s Firestick minus voice navigation. Besides, the Mi TV 4 features Xiaomi’s “Patch Wall” software, which is an AI system that can predict content based on what you’ve watched already.
Panasonic TH-49EX600D 4K Ultra HD TV (49 inches) – Rs 81,500
Panasonic has been regularly upgrading its TV lineup, and last year’s Panasonic TH-49EX600D has today made up to the list. Starting with the display, the television comes with 49 inches measured diagonally with the screen resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. Further, it gets the refresh rate of 1500 Hz. In the Audio department, we get two speakers capable of a sum output of 20 W along with a VR-Audio True Surround.
Connectivity options include 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, one headphone jack, Built-in Wi-Fi and other necessary connectivity options. And yes, this is a Smart TV too, so we do add features like Swipe and Share, Screen Mirroring, access to various Apps, Double USB sharing etc. The warranty here is one year domestic Panasonic protection.
LG OLED55C7T 4K Ultra HD TV (55-inch) – Rs 1,88,990
Companies like Samsung, Sony and LG, have been pioneers in TV. So, dipping even down in the price range, LG has a solid option for us with some decent feature to price ratio. The LG OLED55C7T comes with a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels) OLED screen, with Active HDR. On the upfront, the television comes with very thin bezels on the sides and equally thin chins at the top and bottom. Further, the is equipped with the Motion Eco sensor and get a total of 25 OSD languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu.
For audio, it has two speakers which are capable of pulling out an output of 40W RMS combined with Dolby Digital Decoder and Virtual Sound Plus technology. Regarding connectivity, there are 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB port, a headphone jack, a digital audio output, a composite video input, LAN and other primary ports. The person will get a year of LG India Domestic Warranty which covers, all defects arising out Faulty or defective material.
Sony Bravia KD55X9500E 4K Ultra HD TV (55-inch) – Rs 2,59,999
Next model in our list is from Sony in the name of Bravia series KD-55X9500E which is priced at Rs 2,59,99. Similar to what we saw with LG, this TV comes with a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD display with the resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. However, the LG spots an OLED panel, while Sony has a LED screen. The TV is wrapped with the thin bezels at the top and bottom, while the sides get bulky bezels with forward firing speakers.
The display is powered by Sony’s 4K X-Reality Pro engine with an impressive 800 Hz refresh rate. Moreover, Sony has also not ignored the Audio in this mode. It comes with four speakers and a subwoofer with Dolby Digital Plus technology offering an audio output of 60W RMS.
For the connectivity, 3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, one headphone jack, 1 Audio In/out, 1 RF Input port, Ethernet port, WiFi, etc. Further, it supports features like Screen Mirroring, Multi-format USB Play and regular apps like Web-browser, YouTube, Facebook etc which runs on built-in Wi-Fi functionality. The tv comes with a year Sony domestic warranty with this model.
Samsung 65Q8C 4K Ultra HD Curved QLED TV (65-inch) – Rs 3,89,999
Samsung has vast a portfolio of televisions ranging from high-end Curved QLED TVs to standard full HD TVs. Today we have chosenSamsung 65Q8C 4K Ultra HD Curved QLED TV for this list. It comes with a 65-inch 4K UHD curved display (3840 x 2160 pixels) and bezel-less design around the corners. It comes with Samsung’s Q-engine which quickly analyses the content for optimum picture quality, HDR (High Dynamic Range) 1500, Micro Dimming, Auto Depth Enhancer, Auto Motion Plus etc.
Being a Smart TV one gets the ability to access apps, games, built-in browser and a tonne of other features such as Mobile to TV mirroring, Sound Mirroring, Analog Clean View, Advanced Sports Mode, Voice Recognition etc. It comes with a Quad-Core processor inside and also comes with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, 1 Digital Audio Out port, 1 Component In (Y/Pb/Pr) port, 1 RF In (cable input) along with an HDMI Quick Switch.
For audio, we get four speakers which can throw out an audio output of 60W RMS with Dolby Digital Plus technology and DTS Codec. Samsung provides 1-year manufacturer warranty which does not cover accessories and transit damages.