Best TV of 2020 – Indian Gadget Awards 2020 Nominees: Sony A8H, Samsung Q95T and More


2020 saw just about every brand jump to the smart TV bandwagon, and while innovation took precedence, brands fought on a war-footing to bring down the prices and democratise the segment. For good reason too, since the lockdown made all of us slaves to the couch and the TV was the only large-screen we had access to for entertainment and keeping up with the grim times. While affordable options from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Motorola and TCL kept the volumes of shipments high, true innnovations came at a price. Samsung, Sony and LG continued refining the panel quality, experimenting with QLED and OLED technologies, and achieving resolutions as high as 8K! And these are the nominees for the Best TV of 2020 for the Indian Gadget Awards 2020:

Nominees for Best TV of 2020 for the Indian Gadgets Awards 2020:

  • Sony A8H
  • LG GX
  • Sony X9000H
  • Samsung Q95T

Sony A8H

The flagship model from Sony is easily one of the most capable Android Smart TVs you can get in the market. The company has added top-of-the-line features to the TV that includes self-illuminating pixels that are individually controlled by the X1 Ultimate picture processor. This means the processor gets a granular control over each pixel present in the display delivering more depth, finer textures and purer blacks as compared to other OLED TVs present in the market.

The Smart TV also comes Acoustic Surface Audio which further enhances the audio quality for a truly immersive experience. It also features Dolby Atmos and comes with Voice Zoom that allows users to hear human speech clearly without having to turn up the volume. This coupled with other features like Object-based HDR remaster that analyses the colour of individual objects and adust the colour accordingly. This makes it one of the best Android Smart TV available in the market.


LG is one of the few brands that is known for bringing innovative products in the Smart TV space. We have seen some great products from the brand in the past few years and the LG GX series is one of them. The Smart TV comes with self-lit pixel technology that delivers deep blacks, rich colours and a realistic picture quality. The TV also features Dolby Vision IQ which LG claims delivers uniform brightness and sharpness regardless of the ambient environment.

The LG GX series is also one of the best options to consider when it comes to gaming. It features NVIDIA G-Sync that delivers fast response time and avoids stuttering. It also delivers 1ms response time along with low input-lag, which gives you an immersive gaming experience. The Smart TV also comes with OLED Motion Pro feature that reduces motion blur while watching different sports. Smart TV offers a paper-thin design that adds class to your space.

Sony X9000H

The next nominee in this list is the Sony X9000H Smart TV series. The TV series from Sony has been fairly popular in the Indian market. It offers all the right ingredients for an immersive TV experience. The Smart TV offers come with Full-Array LED that provides realistic contrasts by making light areas lighter and dark area darker. It also features object-based HDR remaster, which is present in the flagship Sony A8H series. The TV from Sony also features Acoustic Multi-Audio that includes sound-positioning tweeters at the back of the TV.

The Smart TV comes with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, which further enhances the viewing experience. Interestingly, there is a Netflix Calibrated Mode that is specially developed to enjoy Netflix originals and reproduce the same picture quality on a TV as on a studio evaluation master.

Samsung Q95T

Lastly, there is a Samsung Q95T, which is also a fully-loaded Smart TV. The Smart TV comes with concentrated zones of precision-controlled backlights display that enhances the viewing experience. The Smart TV offers Quantum processor 4K that upscales the content to 4K resolution and it also features Quantum HDR that comes with dynamic tone mapping of HDR10+ that shifts colour and contrast scene by scene. The TV also features Object tracking sound that provides realistic 3D sound. Furthermore, the Smart TV comes with active voice amplifier and Q-Symphony that allows for an enhanced audio experience.

Interestingly, there is an Ambient Mode+ that allows helps it to blend into the walls of your home. The 3 bezel-less design offers minimalistic style from every angle. It also supports multiple voice assistants including Bixby and Amazon Alexa. For gaming, the company has added Game Enhancer+ that offers AMD FreeSync to reduce tearing and stuttering.

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