Ameya Dalvi Dec 08, 2018 17:01 PM IST
Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale ends tonight, that is 8 December. And just in time, if you are still looking to buy a new smart TV, today would be a good day to spend on one. Some of the popular smart TVs have been priced lower than usual and on top of that, you can also get some instant discount up to Rs 1,500 courtesy of HDFC credit and debit cards. We will start with the 32-inch models and go all the way up to 55-inchers.
Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale: Best deals on 32-inch Smart TVs under Rs 15,000
Thomson B9 Pro 32-inch HD Ready Smart TV (Price: Rs 12,499)
Thomson re-entered the Indian market earlier this year with their B9 series of TVs which were below par in my opinion. Then came their B9 Pro series which marked not just a change in UI but a huge improvement all round even in terms of picture quality over its predecessor. The 32-inch Thomson B9 Pro is the most inexpensive smart TV worth buying. Based on an older version of Android OS, the TV offers a bunch of useful apps for media consumption and accessing the internet. You can download several more or even side-load them from APK files. The TV is quite friendly on that front.
The company claims to use a Samsung HD panel on this model. It comes with a generous sprinkling of connectivity options like 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports and a bunch of audio input/output ports. Despite being a HD ready model, the TV can easily crunch 4K videos (automatically scaled to HD) through the USB port. It could also play most video formats that we threw at it during testing. Long story short, it offers great value for money at Rs 12,499.
iFFalcon 32F2A Certified Android 32-inch Smart TV (Price: Rs 13,499)
If you want the latest version of Android for the TV along with Google certification, the iFFalcon 32F2A is the one you should strongly consider on a tight budget. This TV from TCL’s sub-brand is by far the cheapest Google certified Android TV in the Indian market currently. You get a stock Android user interface along with pre-installed Google apps. But most importantly, it also comes with Android Oreo OS and a Chromecast built-in that lets you cast videos from compatible apps on your phone directly to the TV over WiFi.
You also get a Google Play store here to install multitude of compatible apps. This smart TV has a 32-inch HD panel with Direct LED backlighting. Connectivity options meet the minimum acceptable criteria with 2 HDMI ports and a USB port along with A/V ports for connecting speakers or older devices. It is powered by a quad-core processor and comes with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. At Rs 13,499, it is not a bad buy at all.
Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale: Best deals on 43 to 49-inch Smart TVs under Rs 30,000
Mi TV 4A L43M5-AI 43-inch Full HD Smart TV (Price: Rs 21,999)
Be it a list of smartphones or smart TVs, there is no escaping Xiaomi. Here’s first of the two devices that we have included in this list. The 43-inch Mi TV 4A is selling for Rs 21,999, a tad lower than its usual selling price. On top of that you can get another Rs 1,500 off on a HDFC card. That makes the deal sweeter. This 43-inch smart TV features a Full HD panel with Patchwall UI on top of Android that does a good job of integrating online content along with the viewing options on your DTH set-top box and can communicate with you in a wide variety of Indian languages.
This Mi TV 4A is powered by an Amlogic 64-bit quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage for installing more apps. Connectivity options are plenty here with 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, a bunch of usual audio input/output ports to name a few. Sound output stands at 20 Watts RMS just like the above two TVs.
Blaupunkt BLA43AS570 43-inch Full HD Smart TV with external Soundbar (Price: Rs 27,999)
If sound output is one of your top priorities, this Blaupunkt TV is the best option for you. Not only do you get a 43-inch A+ grade DLED panel that exhibits good picture clarity and contrast but also 30W RMS speakers built-in that do a decent job. What steals the show is the bundled soundbar that takes the audio experience to an altogether different level. The 60W RMS soundbar is not just loud but delivers a solid punch when it comes to bass and midrange too. And it does that without the need of a subwoofer. The soundbar is also Bluetooth enabled and can be used as a separate Bluetooth speaker without switching the TV on.
This 43-inch Blaupunkt TV is powered by a Cortex-A53 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with Mali-450 Penta Core graphics chip running at 750 MHz. This too has 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage for installing more apps. Speaking of apps, the app support is great on this one with it capable of running the big three online services - Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar among others. The TV is expected to get Alexa support soon. No complaints about the connectivity options either with 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports taking care of most of your needs. A shade under 28K is not a bad price to pay for such a feature-rich TV.
iFFalcon 49F2A 49-inch Certified Android Full HD Smart TV (Price: Rs 27,999)
If you don’t care about sound output or already have a good speaker system at home, and would like to go for a bigger screen under 30K, this iFFalcon TV is arguably the best option available. For Rs 27,999, not only do you get a 49-inch A+ grade panel with Direct LED backlighting, but also a Google certified Android TV just like it’s smaller variant. Yes, this one comes with an integrated Chromecast too and other perks that we mentioned in the 32F2A listing above. I just wish TCL had opted for an extra HDMI and USB port each on this TV. Two HDMI and a USB port are acceptable for an entry-level variant but it’s fair to expect a bit more on a higher variant. Sound output stands at 20W RMS.
Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale: Best deals on 55-inch Ultra HD (4K) Smart TVs under Rs 50,000
Vu 55SU134 55-inch Official Android Ultra HD (4K) Smart TV (Price: Rs 43,999)
Speaking of certified Android TVs, how about an even bigger one and with Ultra HD (4K) resolution. Also, add an A+ grade IPL panel to the mix and that is what you get on this Vu 55-inch Smart TV. Integrated Chromecast and a voice-enabled remote make things more interesting. The connectivity options here are sufficient with 3 HDMI, 2 USB ports and plenty on options for plugging in other audio/video devices. Other than 4K resolution and Android 8.0 Oreo, the Vu 55SU134 also boasts of 2.5GB or RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Quite a solid package for less than 45K.
Mi TV 4 Pro 55-inch Smart Ultra HD (4K) Smart TV (Price: Rs 49,999)
One of the most desirable 55-inch TVs, Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Pro isn’t offering a price cut but one can get Rs 1,500 off using HDFC cards. However, for certain Xiaomi products, availability itself is an occasion. So if you have been eyeing this super sleek LED TV, now is a good time to make the move. This model boasts of a 4.99mm ultra-thin 4K panel along with Dolby, DTS HD audio output. If that’s not enough, there’s dual-band WiFI, Bluetooth connectivity, integrated Chromecast and Android 8.0 Oreo with PatchWall user interface.
This smart TV is powered by a 64-bit quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It comes with a voice-enabled remote control that supports Google Voice Search; it lets you look for content by just asking for it instead of typing. You also get 3 HDMI, 2 USB ports along with other audio ports.