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Best Android TV in India (Jan 2022)

By Sameer Mitha | Price Updated 26-Jan-2022

If you are looking for the best Android TV, then you’ve come to the right place. Today we will list for you some of the best 4K Android TVs, the best Android LED TVs and even some OLED TVs. This list comprises the best Android Smart TVs available in India. When anyone says the word Android the first thing that comes to mind is Android-powered smartphones. But smartphones are not the only devices powered by Android. The world of Smart TVs has also seen dominance from the Android OS. There are two versions of Android available in the world of TVs - AOSP (Android Open Source Platform) and Android TV OS. It is always preferable to go for the Android TV OS as it is built for the TV from the ground up. AOSP gives a lackluster experience on TV. In 2021 TVs running on the Google TV UI have launched. It is the same as Android TV OS but with a different look. There are only a handful of TVs running on the new Google TV UI. A few years ago Android TVs were laggy and gave the users a buggy experience. But not anymore. Most of the Android TVs, especially the premium ones, come with a smooth experience. If you are in the market to pick up an Android TV, here is a list of the best Android TV’s that money can buy. Some of these TVs also come with far field mics so you can control the functions of the TV by simply using your voice without resorting to a remote control. Some of the TVs on this list have customized the UI to give users a unique experience while others go with a completely stock Android UI. This list comprises TVs that we have reviewed along with some that we think deserve to be on the list based on their specifications.

1. SONY A8H

  • Screen Size (inch)65
  • Display TypeOLED
  • Smart TvSmart Tv
  • Screen Resolution4K

The Sony A8H is Sony’s 2020 flagship OLED TV and it runs on Android TV. The UI experience on this TV is butter smooth. Sony has customized the settings options in the TVs UI to offer a more user-friendly experience. The TV supports 4K, HDR including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and all the popular streaming services are available from the Play Store. It also supports the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and users can AirPlay content from their iOS device to the TV. It comes with a Google Assistant enabled remote control. For audio, the TV has Sony’s Acoustic Surface technology which makes the entire display a speaker giving you a rich audio experience. While the A8H we recommend here launched in 2020, Sony has other OLED TVs you can consider including the A9G and A8G to name a few.

Pros
  • Vibrant colour reproduction for 1080p, 4K, SDR and HDR content.
  • Good display for gaming at 4K at 60Hz
  • Good sound output
  • Smooth UI
Cons
  • No HDMI 2.1 features like VRR or 4K at 120Hz
  • The panel can get quite reflective in well-lit rooms
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):65
Display Type:OLED
Smart Tv:Smart Tv
Screen Resolution:4K
4K HDR Support:Yes
Power Consumption:NA
HDMI Ports:4
Wifi:Yes

2. SONY Z8H

  • Screen Size (inch)85 inch
  • Display TypeLED
  • Smart TvFull Array LED
  • Screen Resolution8K

The Sony Z8H is an 8K TV from Sony and brings with it a full-array LED backlighting. The TV runs on Android TV bringing with it access to the Google Play Store and all popular streaming services built-in. You can also control the TV using your Assistant or Alexa enabled smart speaker. The TV also supports Apple AirPlay. The TV has Sony’s X1 Ultimate chipset for picture processing. The TV also boasts of X-tended Dynamic Range PRO to help the TV give better contrast. The TV also boasts of Sony Multi Acoustic audio technology and can be used as the centre speaker in your home entertainment setup. In addition to 8K, the TV also supports HDR 10 and Dolby Vision along with Dolby Atmos. The TV also has an embedded light sensor that optimises the picture brightness based on the room's conditions. The TV also supports HDMI 2.1 enabling 4K at 120Hz and 8K at 60Hz for compatible devices. For your connectivity, the TV has 4 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports. Since the PS5 and Xbox Series X also boast of 8K support, this TV ensures you are completely future proof.

Pros
  • Fantastic picture quality overall
  • HDR content pops on this TV
  • Smooth and snappy UI
  • Functional and well-built remote control
Cons
  • Only one 8K capable HDMI port
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):85 inch
Display Type:LED
Smart Tv:Full Array LED
Screen Resolution:8K
4K HDR Support:YES
Power Consumption:NA
HDMI Ports:4
Wifi:YES

3. SONY X90J

  • Screen Size (inch)55
  • Display TypeFull Array LED
  • Smart TvSmart TV
  • Screen Resolution4K

Sony’ flagship LED offering for 2021 is the X90J, the TV has full array backlighting with local dimming giving you an immersive experience. It is also one of the most colour accurate TVs out of the box we’ve seen. The TV also runs on Sony’s Bravia XR processor to enhance the image on screen. The TV has 2 HDMI 2.1 ports for your gaming needs bringing features like ALLM and 4K at 120Hz. You can also play games in 4K RGB on this TV. It has a very bright panel and is great for HDR and SDR content consumption. The TV also comes with far field mics so you can control the TV by simply using your voice. The TV runs on the all new Google TV UI.

Pros
  • Accurate colour reproduction for both HDR and SDR content out of the box.
  • Bright panel for HDR content.
  • Great TV for gaming.
  • Functional and well-built remote control.
  • Good sound output.
  • Good build and design.
Cons
  • Only two ports support HDMI 2.1
  • VRR support will come as an update later this year.
  • Google TV UI needs some improvement.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):55
Display Type:Full Array LED
Smart Tv:Smart TV
Screen Resolution:4K
4K HDR Support:Yes
Power Consumption:NA
HDMI Ports:4
Wifi:Yes
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4. SONY X80J

  • Screen Size (inch)65
  • Display TypeHD
  • Smart TvGoogle TV
  • Screen Resolution4K

The Sony X80J runs the all new Google TV UI. It is a 4K TV with support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The TV runs on the Sony X1 4K HDR processor which enables the TV to showcase object based HDR. The TV runs on the new Google TV UI. The Google TV UI is a departure from the traditional Android TV UI. Content is divided into different tabs and the whole approach of the UI is to give you a glimpse at the content you’d like to consume rather than a listing of streaming services. Users still get access to the Google Play Store giving users access to popular streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and many more. The TV also supports AirPlay 2. The TV comes with a voice enabled remote control to give you access to the Google Assistant. You can also control the TV using an Alexa enabled smart speaker.

Pros
  • Good colour reproduction.
  • Good panel performance for HDR, Dolby Vision and SDR content.
  • Good TV for gaming.
  • Functional and well-built remote control.
  • Ample connectivity options.
Cons
  • No local dimming.
  • Blooming in dark sequences in a pitch dark room.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):65
Display Type:HD
Smart Tv:Google TV
Screen Resolution:4K
4K HDR Support:Yes
Power Consumption:NA
HDMI Ports:4
Wifi:Yes

5. MI QLED TV

  • Screen Size (inch)55
  • Display TypeQLED
  • Smart TvUltra-HD
  • Screen Resolution4k

The Mi QLED TV brings with it a 4K resolution and also runs on the Android TV UI. In addition to the Android TV UI, it gives users the option of the PatchWall UI. PatchWall is Xiaomi’s own UI and highlights the content before the streaming service. The TV has a QLED panel. One of the highlighting features of the TV is HDMI 2.1. All three HDMI ports on the TV are HDMI 2.1 enabled. One of the ports supports eARC while all three of them support ALLM to take advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The TV supports HDR, HDR 10+, and Dolby Vision and supports Dolby Atmos when connected to a Dolby Atmos enabled soundbar or home theatre via eARC. The TV comes with a Google Assistant enabled remote control.

Pros
  • Good SDR and Dolby Vision performance.
  • HDMI 2.1 features - ALLM and eARC.
  • Good gaming performance.
  • Ergonomic remote control.
  • PatchWall is a good UI.
  • Well-built.
Cons
  • HDR 10+ content has a green tint to it.
  • HDR brightness could have been better.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):55
Display Type:QLED
Smart Tv:Ultra-HD
Screen Resolution:4k
4K HDR Support:Yes
Power Consumption:180 W
HDMI Ports:3
Wifi:Yes

6. HISENSE U6G

  • Screen Size (inch)55
  • Display TypeQLED
  • Smart TvSmart TV
  • Screen Resolution4K

The Hisense U6G is a QLED TV that boasts of 700 nits of peak brightness and comes with 72 dimming zones. It runs on the Android TV UI and comes with a simple and easy to use remote control. The TV supports the google assistant and has a dedicated button to bring up the assistant on the remote control. The TV has 24W of sound output. For connectivity it has 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports. It supports all HDR formats including HDR 10, HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. The TV is well built.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):55
Display Type:QLED
Smart Tv:Smart TV
Screen Resolution:4K
4K HDR Support:Yes
Power Consumption:180 W
HDMI Ports:3
Wifi:Yes
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7. ONEPLUS U1S

  • Screen Size (inch)65
  • Display TypeLED
  • Smart TvSmart TV
  • Screen Resolution4K

Despites some of its shortcomings, the OnePlus U1S is a good TV for those looking for content consumption on a budget. It is an Android TV and just like the Mi TVs comes with OnePlus’ own UI to give users a unique experience. The TV brings with it features like a data saver to monitor the amount of data consumed when watching content from the built-in apps. The TV’s companion smartphone app lets you navigate the TV, switch it on and off and also take screenshots. You can seamlessly pair your OnePlus Buds with this TV, the same way you would on your smartphone. The TV supports HDR 10 and 10+ but not Dolby Vision.

Pros
  • Good panel performance for SDR and HDR content.
  • When the speakers work, they sound great, but their performance is inconsistent.
  • Good build quality.
  • Supports HDMI 2.1 features like ALLM and eARC.
Cons
  • No support for Dolby Vision.
  • Audio from the speakers is lacklustre for some content.
  • UI can be buggy at times.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):65
Display Type:LED
Smart Tv:Smart TV
Screen Resolution:4K
4K HDR Support:Yes
Power Consumption:215 W
HDMI Ports:3
Wifi:Yes

8. TCL C825

  • Screen Size (inch)65
  • Display TypeLED
  • Smart TvSmart TV
  • Screen Resolution4K

TCL’s latest offering, the Mini LED TV, C825 has finally launched in India. While we are yet to review this TV, it brings an interesting set of specifications and features. It supports HDMI 2.1 for your gaming needs. Thanks to the Mini LED backlighting, the TV has many dimming zones and can also get pretty bright for HDR content. This is one TV we are really looking forward to reviewing. The TV also supports Dolby Vision IQ and comes with an Onkyo 2.1 system built-in for sound. The TV also supports a webcam for video conferencing.

Pros
  • Bright panel for SDR, HDR and Dolby Vision content
  • Great TV for gaming
  • Good sound output
  • Well-built TV, good design
Cons
  • Only two ports support HDMI 2.1
  • Inconsistent and buggy UI
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):65
Display Type:LED
Smart Tv:Smart TV
Screen Resolution:4K
4K HDR Support:Yes
Power Consumption:300W
HDMI Ports:3
Wifi:Yes

9. REDMI SMART TV X65

  • Screen Size (inch)65
  • Display TypeNA
  • Smart TvSmart TV
  • Screen Resolution4K

Those on a really tight budget can check out the Redmi Smart TV X65. For its price it brings an interesting set of features like support for eARC for home theatres, ALLM for gaming and support for a variety of HDR formats. While the overall picture quality is good for the price, HDR 10+ content still has some issues. SDR content playback is good. The HDMI 2.1 setting is switched off by default and getting to it involves jumping through some hoops when connecting the PS5. The TV also runs on PatchWall found on Xiaomi TVs giving you a good smart TV experience.

Pros
  • Good Dolby Vision and HDR 10 performance.
  • Good SDR performance.
  • eARC support.
Cons
  • Some HDR 10+ content looks off.
  • Vivid picture mode makes skin tones look yellow.
  • HDMI 2.1 settings are a little buried.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size (inch):65
Display Type:NA
Smart Tv:Smart TV
Screen Resolution:4K
4K HDR Support:Yes
Power Consumption:NA
HDMI Ports:2
Wifi:Yes
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List of Best Android TV in India (Jan 2022)

Product Name Seller Price
Sony A8H Amazon ₹ 237,990
Sony Z8H Amazon ₹ 1,399,990
Sony X90J Amazon ₹ 128,990
Sony X80J Amazon ₹ 108,749
Mi QLED TV Tatacliq ₹ 59,661
Hisense U6G Flipkart ₹ 56,999
OnePlus U1S Flipkart ₹ 64,999
TCL C825 Amazon ₹ 149,990
Redmi Smart TV X65 Amazon ₹ 64,999
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