This article is on the best smart TV in India for the year 2021.
We put a lot of effort into making such content with a lot of market research, hours of validation and testing.
We understand that you may have a fixed budget and will be looking for a specific type of TV with certain specifications.
That’s why we have compiled the TVs by different segments like pricing, gaming needs, premium, 4k or hdr.
Refer to the page index below for better navigation across the entire post.
You can also refer to the TV buying guide which is present at the end for more clarity.
Best TV in India
1. Mi TV 4A PRO
If you are looking for a low-end TV and your budget is under 15,000 then you must have a look at this Mi Android TV
This is the most selling television on online portals like Flipkart or Amazon
With a screen size of 32-inch, It is suitable for small rooms
The resolution it features is HD ready which is the bare minimum
It features the Android 9.0 OS with PatchWall UI.
With the IPS panel all types of shows, serial, news look good. The display features good levels of peak brightness
Patchwall is unique to Xiaomi, it utilizes AI to suggest the best content which you may like.
Being a smart android TV it comes with all the smart features like chromecast, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc
All types of streaming apps like netflix, youtube are available for use.
Look Wise it is average, its body and stand is made of plastic
The sound test from its dual speakers of 10watt each came to be average.
For smooth video processing, it has A53 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage.
VU is an Indian brand.
We are happy to see an Indian brand on the top list of our best TVs.
VU generally sells two types of LED TV in various screen sizes which is VU cinema TV and VU premium TV
Both vary only by display panel used.
This VU TV model 32GA uses a VA panel so it is a VU premium TV
It is also a very budget-friendly TV and is giving good competition to the Mi 4A TV.
This is also priced under 15,000 rupees.
It features a 32-inch screen with HD ready resolution of 1366 x 768 px
As the panel used is a VA panel so you will have to compromise with the viewing angles. Otherwise, the picture quality is very good.
Also, the panel is A+ grade panel free from scratches and dead pixels
The sound is average and didn’t do very well on our sound test.
For connectivity, it features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2 x HDMI ports, 2 x USB ports.
With access to google playstore, choose from tons of apps to download from.
Build quality is average being a low-end TV and made of plastic
Powered by Cortex A53 quad-core processor with Mali 470 GPU and 1GB RAM, 8GB storage
This is the best LED TV and its pricing is consumer-friendly.
This is a budget-friendly 32-inch TV from a premium brand – LG
You should be happy to know that this TV is under 20,000 and is the latest 2020 model
It features HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
If you are thinking whether this TV is a smart TV or normal TV, then worry not because this is a smart TV with WebOS
It’s LG own TV OS which is lightweight and consumes less resources and processing power.
Stream OTT content like netflix, prime, hotstar, etc. Its interface is easy to use. The number of apps is limited but necessary ones are present.
Do note that this TV does not have built-in bluetooth, so if you are looking to pair bluetooth speakers, headphones then do not buy this.
The sound delivered from its dual speakers of 10 watts each is average in quality.
Features like DTS Virtual X and Dolby audio are present to further enhance the audio quality to give a cinema-like experience.
Build quality is average and made of plastic. The entire TV with its stands weighs only 6.3 kgs
Best 43 inch TV
We have LG 43LM560PTA as the best 43 inch LED TV
This is a smart TV with the webOS operating system.
43-inch is the entry size for the big TV segment. If you want you can look for bigger TVs. With the increase in screen size, the price of the TV goes up.
It features A+ grade IPS panel ideal for watching all kinds of shows and serials.
The sound quality is fine with Dolby audio and DTS Virtual X for enhanced, clearer audio
Looks premium with the bezel-less design. The build quality is average and made of plastic.
Access netflix, prime from the TV dashboard. It has a nice feature for accessing photos and videos directly from cloud storage.
Powered by LG’s own quad-core LG graphic processor. For storage, it has 1GB RAM and 4GB storage.
The Smart TV is powered by a quad-core processor and LG graphic processor. It is coupled with 1GB RAM and 4GB of storage
Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2 x HDMI ports, and 1 x USB port.
A 43 inch LED TV from VU
This being a full HD variant is cheaper unlike other 43-inch 4K TV
But it does not matter as most people won’t even notice the difference between FHD and 4k resolution picture quality at this size.
The display is a A+ grade VA panel with direct led backlighting.
We tested the picture quality on it, colour reproduction is good and the panel has a good contrast ratio.
It features Android 9.0, being android TV it has chromecast for screen mirroring. Cast your favourite show from netflix, youtube, hotstar, etc to the TV screen.
The TV remote has dedicated buttons for google play, youtube, netflix, and prime.
Remote uses IR technology, we hope that brands may consider making remotes only with bluetooth technology in the future.
For connectivity, it has two HDMI ports, two USB ports, a LAN port, and a headphone jack. For wireless connectivity, it has Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi
Best 4K TV
This is a 50-inch big screen TV with 4k resolution from Xiaomi MI
It is truly phenomenal to see such good features offered at the price it comes
Running your favourite OTT content on a big TV watching 4k is no small joy
The picture quality is stunning and crisp. The images produced are detailed and seems real.
We did not find the type of panel used here on the product specifications but we expect it to be an IPS panel.
Under the hood for picture processing, it has the Amlogic Cortex A 53 processor with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage
Powered by Android 9.0 and PatchWall 3.0 UI. You get access to playstore and google assistant.
For connectivity, it has dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3 HDMI ports, and 2 USB ports.
With such a big screen MI has offered in this TV, we were not expecting such an average sound. It has only 20W dual speakers. Xiaomi MI can do better than that.
You get the usual 1-year warranty on this LED TV
This is a 55-inch 4k TV from LG. It is a 2019 model
This is the best smart tv you can get in the 55-inch size.
The display packs nearly 8 million pixels. Picture and color reproduction are perfect
For connecting your gaming console, blu-ray player, set-top box it features 3 x HDMI ports, 2 x USB ports.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are built-in for connecting internet and wireless headphones, speakers
Powered by a quad-core LG Graphic processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 4GB of storage.
The sound came to be above average from its dual speakers of 10watt each. It supports Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual X for enhanced audio quality
Magic remote is famous with the LG’s TV. However, the company does not ship the TV with a magic remote. You will need to buy it separately
It looks stunning and adds more grace to your home decor. The build is average and weighs around 20kgs. Take extra care for handling it
You can get an extended warranty on this 55-inch smart TV for up to 3 years.
Best Premium TV
Sony is a premium TV brand and this is an OLED TV which is also a premium category of TV.
OLED displays are the best in class when it comes to picture quality.
This is the best OLED TV in India.
Though LG is the only maker of OLED displays, Sony has done its own enhancements in this TV.
This is a big TV and spans 55 inches in screen size
For connectivity, it has 4 x HDMI ports and 3 x USB ports
No need to go to the cinema, if you have this at home. Just dim the room lights and run any movie. You will be amazed especially during dark scenes. The contrast ratio is so good in this TV
For sound, sony has given dual speakers of 20 watts each.
Samsung has given the name of “The Frame” to this QLED TV
It is meant to be hung like a frame on a wall. However, this can also be fixed with a stand.
The bezels are not very thin which is expected in high-end premium TV. We think that as it is meant to resemble a frame so it has thick sides.
Samsung The Frame comes in three size variants – 50, 55, 65 inch
The sound is fine and not very loud produced from the dual speaker of 10 watts each.
Its display produces good picture quality and is bright too.
This is the best QLED TV in India. You can order this from Flipkart
If you are wondering which one to choose in the premium TV segment. Then both OLED and QLED are good and similar but vary hugely by the pricing.
It has its own virtual assistant Bixby for voice controlling the TV
Best TV for Gaming
1. SONY X90H
This is a 55-inch 4K Android TV from Sony
This is suitable for PlayStation 5 and has HDMI 2.1 feature
Sony has marketed this TV’s refresh rate as 120Hz with low latency mode
It is suitable for console gamers. Features full-array LED backlighting
This is android TV with built-in chromecast and gives access to playstore and google assistant
Other features include Dolby Vision, X Motion Clarity, Alexa support, etc
Best TV by Budget
If you have a fixed budget and are looking for TVs under your grasp. Then we have listed LED television under different pricing.
You may click on any one of these below to choose your TV of liking that too under your budget.
Buying Guide for TV in India
When looking for a new TV, you can get confused with several terms like LED, LCD, IPS, DLED, motion blur, etc
Before buying a brand new TV.
You should know a few basics
Let’s start with the display
Types of Display
Picture quality is the main key point when choosing a TV which is dependent on the display
Now there are several types of display present in the market
- CRT TV
- LCD TV
- QLED TV
- OLED TV
Picture Quality: LCD < QLED < OLED
All have varying picture quality and contrast. These also vary by price with OLED being the most expensive.
CRT TV’s are the old box-like TV which is now discontinued from the market.
An LCD TV is also referred to as LED TV, this basically means a TV with LCD panel + LED backlighting.
Most of the TVs present and bought in the market are LCD LED TVs.
You should note that LCD is of two types – IPS and VA panel
Both have varying features and work best in different scenarios.
Resolution is also a key factor for deciding the picture quality of a TV
It refers to the number of pixels present on the display screen.
The higher the resolution, the crisp and clearer the picture would be
- HD Ready
- Full HD
- 4k or Ultra HD
Most of the TVs present come with HD Ready or Full HD resolution.
4k resolution is used in the premium category of TVs and 8k is rare and very expensive.
HD Ready resolution is the bare minimum in TVs, we suggest you to go for Full HD resolution in TVs.
The problem with HD Ready resolution is that the picture becomes pixelated when viewing the screen from near and you may get eye strain after viewing such a TV from very near.
Smart TV Features
Nowadays almost every TV manufactured is a smart TV.
Gone are the days when TV was just used to watch TV shows and serials.
Now is the time for watching OTT content like netflix and youtube.
There are many features that make TV smart.
- Screen mirroring
- Access to OTT apps – netflix, prime
But we have two categories of smart TVs, one is Android and another is the Non-Android variant
Both are called smart TV but still differ from each other
Android TV gives access to a lot of apps, google playstore, and google assistant
Smart TV is referred to TV with WebOS or Tizen operating system which are similar to android but not exactly android. These are lightweight, have limited apps, consume less resources
Most of the TVs in the market have 20W speakers with some expensive ones with 40W
This may be fine for some but not for most of us.
The sound produced from a 20W speaker is not very loud
If you are a soundaholic or have a big room that you will need to connect external speakers, or soundbar to it for getting the best experience
You can click here to check the best soundbars for your TV here.
After choosing the various features you need in a TV it is very important to choose a good brand
There are many benefits of buying from a reputable and good TV brand
You will come across many cheap TVs available offline or online by Chinese companies.
There are various issues when buying a Chinese TV like
- Low resell value
- Poor after-sales service
- Low Durability
- Possibility of manufacturing defects
However, there are few good Chinese brands like Xiaomi MI and TCL from which you can buy an LED TV
Let’s have a look at some good TV brands in India
Not all TVs with your preferred specifications will come under your budget.
You will have to look for those which come under your budget.
Take a look at the below table to check the TV pricing with different specs
|LED TV(32-43 inch)
|LED TV(40+ inch)