Smart TV segment saw healthy growth in India in 2020. Multiple factors played the catalyst in increasing the sale of Smart TVs in the country and one of the main reasons was the pandemic. COVID-19 forced people to stay at homes, which in turn resulted in more content consumption. Although smartphones got the first preference, people were inclined to buy Smart TVs to have smooth shifting from one screen to another. For most of us, the Smart TV become the center for all entertainment needs.
Although the premium segment was dominated with new ground-breaking technologies, the value-for-money segment proves to be the hottest in the Smart TV industry. We have seen multiple brands like Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, OnePlus, and more launching a plethora of Smart TVs in the budget segment. However, only a few of them were widely popular. We recently revealed the nominees of best value-for-money TV of 2020 and our jury has finally decided the Winner in this category. However, before revealing the winner, let’s take a quick look at the nominees:
Nominees for Best Value-for-money TV of 2020 for the Indian Gadget Awards 2020:
- OnePlus U1
- Realme SLED TV
- Mi TV 4A 43-inch Horizon Edition
- Motorola Revou 55-inch
- TCL 55C715
- VU Premium 55-inch Ultra HD
- Samsung Frame 2020
Best Value-for-money TV of 2020 – IGA 2020 Runner Up: Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 43-inch Horizon Edition
Xiaomi is one of the few brands that have managed to establish itself in the Smart TV segment in India. The company is credited with bringing down the prices of the Smart TVs when since its first launch. This year the company introduced a slew of products, but the Mi TV 4A 43-inch Horizon Edition was one of the most famous models. The Smart TV comes with a bezel-less design. It also features proprietary technology known as Vivid Picture Engine that offers accurate screen calibration, deeper contrasts, and natural colour reproduction. This coupled with smooth PatchWall UI and decent sound output makes it a great Smart TV to buy in this segment.
Best Value-for-money TV of 2020 – IGA 2020 Winner: OnePlus U1
The OnePlus U1 turns out to be the best value-for-money Smart TV at the Indian Gadget Awards 2020. The Smart TV from OnePlus comes with a host of interesting features that makes it the favourite of our panellists. To start with, the Smart TV offers a 4K LED display that delivers sharp colours with a wide viewing angle. It also comes with technologies like HDR10+, HDR, HLG, and Dolby Vision that enhances the picture quality. The OnePlus U1 also comes with MEMC support that refines motion blur at multiple occasions. The Smart TV also features some great audio features like Dolby Atmos and Audio along with DTS-HD support that enhances the listening experience. This coupled with smooth Android TV user interface and more makes it one of the best Smart TV in this segment.