Best entry-level TV: Realme Smart TV 43
Realme Smart TV is the top pick of our list in the entry-level segment, with a 32-inch HD model priced at Rs 12,999 and a 43-inch full-HD model for Rs 21,999. You get a well-functioning Android TV 9 Pie operating system, Android apps perform well and picture quality is also good. The TV series is also good in terms of sound. Overall, the experience of Reality Smart TV is quite good and many other options in today’s entry level segment do not match it.
There are minor software issues, with low-resolution content (on 43-inch variants) the performance is slightly weaker, and wall mount kits have to be purchased separately. However, it is a good TV with a few minor issues, especially if you want to experience streaming content without having to spend any additional devices such as a media streaming device.
Best TV under Rs. 30,000: Hisense 50A71F Android TV
Hisense recently launched its television range in India, including the Hisense A71F series. Priced at Rs 29,999, the Hisense 50A71F TV offers a 50-inch 4K LED TV with Dolby Vision as well as HDR support. There is also Dolby Atmos audio and the television runs on Android TV 9 Pie. It also has access to the Google Play store and all the main apps and streaming services.
You get good performance with high-quality content, especially Dolby Vision videos. The quality of the sound is also good. However the performance with SD content is slightly weaker and lower than what the black level should be. Overall, this price is a very good option to choose from and if you want a bigger screen and prefer to stream content, we can advise you to choose it.
Best TV under Rs. 60,000: TCL 55C715 QLED Android TV
Users looking for better picture quality may consider coming one step ahead of the affordable segment. The biggest screen technology in this segment is QLED and the TCL 55C715 comes equipped with this technology and is the best among the options available in the market. If you look at the price, you are buying a QLED premium TV for the cost of LED TV. With a 55-inch 4K QLED screen and Dolby Vision HDR standard support, this television is a great option for under Rs 60,000.
Speaking of drawbacks, the user interface is a bit sluggish, the quality of the sound is slightly below average and the low-resolution content does not look very good. However, in terms of picture quality, you get the best 4K, HDR and full-HD content experience. Hands free Google Assistant access is available on this TV. Like a smart speaker, this TV can be set to always hear voice commands and you don’t even need to use the remote to trigger a voice assistant.
Best TV under Rs. 1,00,000: OnePlus TV Q1 Pro
Our top pick in the budget of Rs 1,00,000 is OnePlus TV Q1 Pro. The Q1 Pro launched last year is a 4K QLED TV with Dolby Vision HDR support and a unique party trick – a slide-out Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar. It gives tremendous picture quality with vivid colors and also the sound is quite good thanks to the large in-built soundbar.
However, there were also some problems with the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro, but most of these have been fixed with software updates. Now you also get good performance in Android interface. The TV supports Android TV 9 Pie for all major apps and services, as well as a better remote. Its younger brother OnePlus TV Q1 is also worth considering. It costs less than Rs 70,000, but does not have a slide-out soundbar, but matches the Q1 Pro on all other parameters.