India is one of the largest markets in the world for Smart TVs. With the growing number of smartphone users in the country, people are more inclined to buy a Smart TV as it helps to seamlessly stream content from one screen to another. 2020 saw a steep rise in the Smart TV segment. This is primarily due to the fact that most of us are working from home and spending more time in the home as compared to last year and a good smart TV is one medium of entertainment for after-work hours.
We have also seen some great launches this year from known brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung, and more, which redefined the segment. Some remained obscenely expensive, but there were some that offered excellent bang for the buck. So, without wasting much time, take a look at the nominees of the best value-for-money TV of 2020.
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
OnePlus entered the Smart TV segment last year with its flagship OnePlus TV Q-series. This year, the brand expanded to the affordable TV segment with two new series known as OnePlus TV U1 and OnePlus TV Y-series. Although the Y-series is targeted towards the entry-level segment of Smart TVs, it is the OnePlus U1 that offers some premium features at an affordable price point. The Smart TV comes with 4K LED display with HDR10+, HDR, HLG, and Dolby Vision support. You also get MEMC support along with noise reduction, dynamic contrast, colour space mapping, and gamma colour magic chipset that enhances the picture quality. The Smart TV runs on Android 9.0 Pie and offers Oxygen Play. In terms of audio, the Smart TV offers Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio, DTS-HD support.
Realme Smart TV SLED 4K
Realme entered the Smart TV segment in India this year with its Realme smart TV SLED 4K. The latest Smart TV from Realme comes loaded with a host of interesting features, which makes it stand out among the crowd. It’s also the world’s first Smart TV to come with SLED screen technology. The company has co-developed this with John Rooymans, chief scientist of SPD Technology. The TV also comes with 108 per cent support of the NTSC wide colour gamut, Chroma Boost Picture Engine, TUV Rheinland certification, and more to enhance the viewing experience. It also offers 24W quad stereo speakers with Dolby Audio.
Mi TV 4A 43-inch Horizon Edition
Xiaomi has been on the forefront of the Smart TV segment, and can be credited to spark off a revolution of sorts among smartphone brands trying to make smart TVs. Banking on this success, the company has continued to launch some good TVs in India this year and the Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 43-inch Horizon Edition is one of them. The Smart TV offers a bezel-less design with 95 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The company has also introduced its proprietary technology known as Vivid Picture Engine that offers accurate screen calibration, deeper contrasts, and natural colour reproduction. The PatchWall UI is surely one of its strengths as it offers seamless integration of different OTT platforms to curate personalised content for users.
Motorola Revou 55-inch
Motorola Revou is yet another Smart TV that was fairly popular in India in 2020. The Smart TV offers some interesting features like the dual-tone linen finish and spacematic stand that adds a premium look and feel. It comes with a 50W AmphiSoundX Pro with integrated soundbar along with Dolby Atmos and DTS Studio Sound. It also offers HDR10 and Dolby Vision for enhanced viewing experience. The Smart TV comes with Android 10 operating system with some good features like Enhanced Speed and Accuracy, Improved Memory Optimization, Dark Theme, and Fast Boot and more.
The latest Smart TV from TCL offers 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot display with a screen resolution of 3860 x 1080 pixels. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+ to enhance the visuals. The Smart TV offers Android 9.0 Pie and comes with Google app suites like YouTube, Assistant, Google Play and more. The company has also collaborated with various OTT players to provide 1062000+ hours of content. The Smart TV features Dolby Atmos and comes with 30W stereo box speaker. It also features Magic Connect, which allows you to operate the TV by using a smartphone. It comes with 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports and more.
VU Premium 55-inch Ultra HD
Coming to Vu Televisions, the company has introduced some interesting smart TVs this year and Vu Premium 55-inch Ultra HD is one of them. The Smart TV offers 4K display with Dolby Vision and HDR 10 support. It also comes with a smooth motion ratio, MPEG noise reduction, adaptive contrast and gamma correction. The company has also added Dolby MS12 Audio and dbx-tv technology that provides some great audio experience. The Smart TV also comes with ActiVoice remote that allows you to perform a host of actions, such as discovering different types of content, using just your voice.
Samsung Frame TV 2020
Samsung Frame TV 2020 is probably is the perfect blend of technology and art. The Smart TV looks like a picture frame and there are no-gap wall mount that allows users to hang the TV just like a real frame. The Smart TV rocks a QLED panel with Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology and HDR 10+ support. The device features motion and brightness sensors which detects your presence and turns the TV display into artwork. The Frame also offers an Art Mode which displays artwork and photos. It has an inbuilt Art Store which shows 1,000+ artworks from world-renowned institutions around the world.