₹15,000 is the most competitive and budget-friendly range to buy a TV in India
In this post, I have compiled a list of best LED TVs under 15000.
All the TVs in the list are the latest models available in the market
What to expect in 15000 budget
There are two options either buy a TV from Chinese, Indian brands or top-class brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, etc
If you go with top-class brands the TV they offer may not be an Android TV or even a non-smart TV in this budget. If you want a smart TV from top-class brands then increase your budget substantially
If you go with Chinese or Indian brands you will get Android OS in every model but the picture quality, panel quality, durability may not be as good as provided by the top brands.
Being an Android TV you get access to google PlayStore and tons of apps. And of course, you will get netflix, prime, youtube, etc
Many Chinese brands have invaded the Indian market with low-quality products. Many users have complained about the quality, durability, and after-sales service of them.
Be it any brand you will get a 32-inch screen with HD Ready resolution for your budget in most TVs available in India.
So choose wisely !!!
Best TV under 15000 – Smart, LED TV
The top contender in my list is Mi 4A Pro from Xiaomi(Chinese company).
It has a huge market share in smartphones and televisions in India. It makes a wide variety of electronic devices including TV.
Chinese companies have flooded the Indian market with smartphones and TVs but when it comes to service support it is the worst.
While Xiaomi is better in terms of service centers and support.
Let’s see its features which makes it the best smart TV under 15,000/-.
Coming to the TV, this Mi TV 4A Pro is the best smart TV under 15000 for the Indian consumers.
Display & Picture Quality
It has a screen size of 32 inches. With this size, you have to sit at least 1 metre away from the TV for getting the optimum picture quality.
It comes with an HD Ready resolution of 1380 x 720 pixels.
You get the IPS panel, best for watching with family or friends. This panel ensures wide viewing angles and less color degradation when watched from different angles.
The product specs say it has an ultra-bright display.
It supports Bluetooth technology for connecting smart devices and for internet connectivity it has built-in Wi-Fi.
Ample ports are provided by the company – 3 x HDMI ports with 2 x USB ports
Comes with built-in google Chromecast for screen mirroring and screencast.
It runs on Android TV 9.0 and has Patchwall 3.0 UI. It comes with all streaming apps – netflix, hotstar, prime, etc.
The company boasts about 20 plus streaming services to choose from like voot, youtube, zee5, sony liv, etc
You get access to google play store and google assistant for accessing apps and voice controlling the device respectively.
In the hardware department, it uses the A53 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
For producing audio, it has 20-watt power speakers, and uses Dolby Audio and DTS support technology to enhance it.
If you find its audio low, you can always connect it to a soundbar or speaker.
It incorporates Artificial Intelligence and advanced imaging techniques to reduce noise in the picture.
The TV’s body is made of plastic along with a plastic stand. It weighs only 4kgs.
VU is an “Indian brand” that manufactures TVs. It has quickly made its name with the VU TVs which are selling like crazy.
This is a 32-inch TV with HD Ready resolution of 720p. This size is good for a small-sized room.
The specification claims the screen to be A+ grade panel depicting that it is free from scratches and dead pixels
The screen panel used here is a VA panel.
As it is a VA panel, the contrast ratio is way higher than other TVs making the picture quality to be sharp and fantastic.
The darks are deeper and the brights are brighter.
It is best for watching scenes and movies in a dark room for getting the cinema-theatre like feel.
On the other side, the viewing angles might not be great, make sure to sit straight in front of the TV.
The adaptive contrast in it can adjust the contrast ratio depending upon the scene it shows.
Uses noise reduction technology to reduce distortion from the picture.
Some users have reported this feature to degrade the picture quality instead of improving it. If you also get the same problem then turn off this feature and check the difference.
It is a smart TV having built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Can be used for screencast and screen mirror.
There are 2 x HDMI ports and 2 x USB ports for connecting various types of devices.
It is a certified Android TV with Android 9.0 OS.
Android brings access to google PlayStore and google assistant.
Tons of apps are available to download from PlayStore.
TV software gets systematic and fast updates.
Watch your favourite shows on netflix or amazon prime or youtube, these are already installed on the TV.
The hardware it holds inside is the Cortex A53 quad-core processor along with Mali 470 dual-core graphics. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
For generating audio it has dual speakers of 10 Watt each. For enhancing the audio quality it uses Dolby Audio and DTS studio.
You get a plastic build weighing 6 kgs.
Samsung along with a few other brands makes top-quality TVs. No other company comes close in picture quality of Samsung TVs.
There is no compromise in the picture quality here and this is the best Samsung TV under 15000 in India.
But “This is not a smart TV”.
That is why it is on the 3rd position of my list.
For enjoying OTT content like netflix and other smart features you will have to use a fire TV stick or Mi 4k box.
Display & Picture Quality
The screen size is the default 32-inch you get in this price range. Also, the resolution it features is HD Ready, again the default you get in this price range.
Samsung has used an IPS panel here providing better viewing angles so that colors do not invert while viewing from a different angle.
Being a Samsung TV, the picture quality is superb in it.
Wide color enhancer – For enhancing the brightness and colors.
No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Ports include 2 x HDMI, 1 x USB port, 1 x audio jack.
No screen mirroring option.
This is a normal TV, so no apps.
Film mode – When watching movie scenes, switch to film mode, it will enhance the scenes.
Game mode – This mode is for playing games using a gaming console.
For audio, it has 20W speakers, to enjoy better sound, connect a speaker to it.
It is very lightweight and weighs only 4KG.
Comes with 1 year warranty on the TV and a 1 year additional warranty on the screen panel.
This Onida TV comes with the Fire OS, this is the same OS that comes with the fire TV stick.
Onida makes several home appliances for Indian consumers. It is an Indian company based in Mumbai.
Its screen size spans 32-inch diagonally. The screen is an LED IPS panel that ensures great viewing angles.
This is good for watching all kinds of shows, best for watching sports or TV shows with the family.
Being an IPS panel, you can watch the video from different angles without noticing much degradation in picture quality.
This is an HD ready TV and has a resolution of (1366 x 768)
In terms of picture quality, it is overall best for watching different kinds of shows and scenes.
Onida uses its own Lucent Picture Engine technology to add greater depth and contrast to images
It is a Fire TV which is a smart TV. So it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connecting to the internet and using other smart devices like alexa or speakers.
Never go out of port for connecting your console, Blu-ray player or set-top box. It has 3 HDMI ports to handle your requirements.
For using flash storage device like a pen-drive it has 1 USB port
You may find it troublesome to use these ports as they are placed behind the TV. In a wall-mount position, it will be difficult to use its ports.
Use LAN cable to connect the internet directly to the TV using the ethernet LAN port
Supports screencast and screen mirroring feature to use with your phone. You can play games also with this feature
The OS used is Fire TV – which is similar to android.
All the popular video streaming services and apps like netflix, amazon prime, sony liv, hotstar are available.
Voice control the TV using alexa.
The hardware inside it is – a multi-core processor and a MALI GPU coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
To produce audio it has dual speakers of 8W each. The sound is average and not very loud.
Connect a soundbar or speaker to the TV and you will be fine
The specification on the product says it can produce theatre-like sound using Dolby and DTS TruSurround features.
The build is fine, made of plastic and weighs 4.5kgs
Sanyo is a Japanese company now owned by Panasonic. It manufactures a wide variety of products including TVs.
Sanyo offers TV at a competitive price with good services being provided by Panasonic.
The TV listed here is the Sanyo Kaizen Series budget-friendly TV. This model is a 2020 model
The TV features a 32-inch display and HD Ready Resolution that packs nearly 1 million pixels on it.
Make sure to sit at least 1 meter away from the screen or the picture will appear pixelated.
The panel used here is an IPS panel – overall good in all aspects, best for watching sports or TV shows. Great viewing angles without much color inversion
The picture appears crisp and clear.
For enhancing the contrast ratio and improving picture quality, it applies micro dimming technology that can make some blocks of pixels appear more darker than usual
This leads to an increased contrast ratio.
Being a Smart Android TV, it has built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth to connect it to the internet and smart devices respectively.
Optimum number of ports are given here – 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports
Screen Mirroring and Screencast features are supported – play games, cast netflix or youtube videos, show family photos to guests or give a presentation at work using your phone
This is a Google certified Android TV, has Android 9.0 Pie on it.
It gives you access to playstore which holds tons of apps for use. Voice control your TV using the google assistant app.
Entertainment apps like netflix, amazon prime, hotstar are available at your desk.
One unique feature to note here is the Audio Link technology which enables your phone music to run on TV directly just as the screencast feature is for videos.
Hardware present inside it is a quad-core processor with a dual-core Mali 470 GPU and a 1.5GB of RAM with 8GB of storage
Users claimed the sound is pretty loud from its speakers. The speakers are 20 Watt in power. It has Dolby Digital for enhancing the audio
But if you still found the loudness not on the mark, you can always connect it to a soundbar.
It has a normal plastic build and weighs 4.3 kgs.
Another best brand in TV manufacturing – LG.
LG comes in the top brands which makes top-notch quality TVs.
Buy these if you want your TV to last longer.
This LG TV screen spans 32 inches diagonally.
The screen resolution it offers is HD Ready (720p), this is the least resolution available in TVs
For this size & resolution, do make sure to sit at least 1 metre away from the screen or the picture will appear pixelated and less crisp.
The screen used is an IPS panel that offers great viewing angles so that colors do not invert when viewed from different angles.
The picture quality is fantastic on this LG smart TV
In this budget-friendly range, you are lucky to get Active HDR technology that enhances the contrast ratio by increasing the brightness and adding more colors
It can adjust the colors depending upon the scenes using the dynamic color enhancer to give a more realistic tone to pictures.
Connect to the internet using the built-in Wi-Fi in it.
This TV ships as a Smart TV but LG does not have Bluetooth in it, LG surely can add a Bluetooth in the newer models
For your consoles and set-top box, you get 2 HDMI ports. 1 USB port is provided for connecting storage devices.
It also has an Ethernet LAN port
Screen Mirror option is provided but the screencast feature is not
LG TV comes with its own OS – Web OS.
All popular apps like netflix, hotstar, amazon prime are available to use.
Smart devices like echo dot and alexa can be connected to the TV using the home dashboard.
These smart devices can be controlled from the TV remote.
The dual speakers of 10 watts each are down-firing speakers.
For enhancing the sound, it uses DTS Virtual X and Dolby audio. LG boasts these features to give cinema-like surround sound.
The hardware inside it is a quad-core processor and a LG-graphics. It has 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage
The TV is made of plastic and weighs 6.3 kgs
Here we have the TCL S6500 budget-friendly series.
TCL is a Chinese multinational company that is the world’s 3rd largest TV manufacturer.
This company is known for its low-cost TV manufacturing while still offering the same specs
Display & Picture Quality
This TCL TV has a screen size of 32-inch and features an HD Ready resolution (720p)
The screen is a VA panel which gives you a higher contrast ratio and deep blacks.
Best for watching movies or scenes in a dark room
However the viewing angles are moderate, so make sure to sit straight from the TV or colors may appear inverted.
The screen is A+ grade quality that means it does not suffer from dead pixels or scratches at the time of manufacturing or buying.
In this price range, you TCL is giving HDR 10 support in its TV. However, for enjoying this feature you need HDR content also.
Other techniques include micro dimming which increases the contrast ratio depending on the scenes
Being a Smart TV it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in to for connecting to your wifi or other smart devices respectively
Only 2 HDMI ports and 1 USB port are provided.
It supports screen mirroring and screencast so that you can cast your photos or videos directly to the TV or play games
For running the TV software, TCL has used Android Orea 8.0 in it. TV markets as Certified by Google Android TV.
It supports various apps like amazon prime netflix, youtube, etc
You get access to tons of apps using the google playstore.
Control the TV interface using the remote, the remote has netflix play button embedded on it.
The hardware inside it is a dual-core Mali 470 graphics with 1GB of RAM. For storing your apps it has 8GB of storage
The sound may not be loud enough being a 16 Watt power speaker. For enhancing the audio it uses Dolby Audio.
If you want louder sound with great audio quality you can connect your smart TV to an external speaker or soundbar.
The company is giving a whopping 3-year warranty on it. This is the only company that gives a massive 3-year warranty on its TV.
It features a plastic build weighing 3.8 kgs
Here we have the market leader in TVs. Sony TVs have remained with the best picture quality for a long time
There always will be no doubt – Sony LED TVs are the best in class.
The reason for placing Sony Bravia LED TV on a lower position is that it does not have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth or any other feature that makes it Smart TV.
It also does not support streaming apps like netflix.
Display & Picture Quality
Sony Bravia TVs have the best picture quality.
You get a screen size of 32 inches along with HD Ready resolution
The panel is bright enough
As always make sure to sit at least 1 metre away from the TV screen for getting the optimum picture quality
The clear resolution enhancer makes the textures finer giving more detailing so that you can get a crisp image.
No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth – No option to connect it to the internet
It has 2 HDMI ports and 1 USB port.
Ports are placed deep inside the back, you will find it difficult to use these if you wall mount your TV
It does not ship with any kind of OS, not does it can run any apps
It is a normal LED TV with amazing picture quality
The sound quality is stunning and it is loud enough. Sony has provided a 20W speaker in it
It has got excellent build quality and is durable. The product specification says dust cannot enter inside the TV body as there is no ventilation.
It weighs 5KG.
OnePlus is another Chinese company which has now entered into TV manufacturing.
This is also a good option if you are looking for a smart android TV.
You get the usual screen size of 32 inches and resolution of 720p which is HD ready.
The TV screen can be seen with very narrow bezels. The screen to body ratio is 91%
The picture quality is fine.
OnePlus boasts of giving a higher color range in the picture using its DCI-P3 which offers 20% wider color gamut
The TV has dynamic contrast and gamma engine that optimizes the video in real-time for greater visual quality & reduces noise
It has all the connectivity options a smart Android TV offers – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast
2 x HDMI ports, 2 x USB ports for your set-top box or console
Comes with Android TV 9.0.
Supports major streaming apps like netflix
Netflix, prime, youtube and google assistant are directly embedded on the remote.
You get access to tons of apps using the google PlayStore.
The hardware it packs inside is a 3-core Mali 470 GPU along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. Only 3.6GB of storage is free to use.
It has 20W speakers with Dolby Audio. Audio is not that great in it – so connect it to a soundbar or home theatre.
It weighs very less – 3.5kgs.
Quick Buying Guide For a TV with Budget 15k
Choose the Panel – The most important aspect of a TV is its picture quality and type of panel it uses.
There are only two types of panels available in this budget – VA panel & IPS panel.
Both are good in different ways.
The VA panel offers a higher contrast ratio which makes it ideal for watching movies in dark lighting.
While an IPS panel offers greater viewing angles which makes it best to use in a room where the whole family can enjoy TV shows or serials..
Check connectivity – All smart TVs come with Wi-Fi but not always with a Bluetooth in it. So check the specs properly.
In the case of an Android TV, both will be present always.
In the case of a non-smart TV, both may not be present.
Check for HDMI ports – HDMI ports will be used to connect your set-top box, blu-ray player, gaming consoles, etc.
To connect these simultaneously you need more HDMI ports.
3 HDMI ports are optimum to look for a TV.
The number of HDMI ports depends on your requirements.
Android or Non-Android TV – Not all smart TVs are Android, a key difference between them is an Android TV will have a greater number of apps while a Non-Android TV will have a limited number of apps.
To know more about them, click here
Audio will not be very loud – Most of the TV in this budget will have max audio power of 20W which is not always loud (varies from device to device).
So look for external speakers, home theatre or a soundbar.
Technology is changing fast – Technology is advancing at a very rapid pace. The latest devices coming nowadays will become obsolete in a few years(depending on the device) with smartphones changing the fastest.
So invest in a better TV with the latest tech, this will also cost higher than your budget of 15k.