We live in an age where the idiot box on your wall can do more than just play content from your set-top-box. TVs have become smarter with the ability to connect to the internet, play content from streaming services without the need connect an external device and also boast of voice control capabilities. Some TVs also have the ability to control your smart home appliances. So, if you are one looking to pick up a smart TV, then this is a list for you. This list comprises of TVs that we have reviewed along with some that we think deserve to be on the list based on their specifications
A lot of TVs boast of smart capabilities but thee Sony A9G is the only one that can be woken up and put to sleep using your voice, eliminating the need for a remote control. The Sony A9G launched in 2019 is one of the best TV’s money can buy. It is an OLED panel giving you deep blacks and rich colours. The TV is 4K and supports all HDR formats under the sun including Dolby Vision. The TV has a Netflix calibrated mode giving you the Netflix experience that content creators wanted to give consumers. The TV is also features rich. It has the second generation Sony Acoustic Surface technology which makes the entire display a speaker. The TV has three actuators and two subwoofers to give you an immersive experience. The TV can also work as a centre channel in your home theatre setup eliminating the need for you to invest in a centre channel. The TV runs on Android TV out of the box with support for all streaming services and apps from the Google Play store.
LG C9 55 inch Class 4K Smart OLED TV has a screen size of 55 inches with screen resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. It has 4K HDR Support. You can enjoy a theatre-like experience from the comfort of your home with this Smart TV. The TV provides clear visuals and provides distinct sound quality and an immersive experience. This TV has Yes HDMI ports & Yes USB ports. Connectivity options included are HDMI , WIFI Screen Mirroring Support , Bluetooth. You can connect various gadgets such as your laptop using the HDMI port. In the box you get 1 TV Unit Remote Controller Warranty Card. The TV comes with a 1 Year warranty.
The Sony A9F runs on Android TV 8 out of the box. The device comes with a voice enabled remote control giving you access to the Google Assistant. The TV also brings with it access to the Google Play Store from where you can download not only streaming apps but social media apps and games as well. With the Google Assistant enabled on this TV you can even control your smart home appliances like bulbs, security camera, etc. that boast of Google Assistant support. You can also control the TV using your Google Home or Alexa enabled speaker. The TV boasts of 4K resolution along with HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support.
Sony Bravia 55 inches 4K UHD Android LED TV (KD-55X9500G) has a screen size of 55 inches with screen resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. It has 4K HDR Support. You can enjoy a theatre-like experience from the comfort of your home with this Smart TV. The TV provides clear visuals and provides distinct sound quality and an immersive experience. This TV has Yes HDMI ports & Yes USB ports. Connectivity options included are HDMI , WIFI , Bluetooth. You can connect various gadgets such as your laptop using the HDMI port. In the box you get 1 LED TV, 1 Table Top Stand, 1 User Manual, 1 Warranty Card, 1 Remote Control, 2 AAA Batteries, 1 Power Cable / Power Supply Adopter. The TV comes with a 1 year warranty.
The LG C8 brings with it LG’s WebOS. In 2018, the TVs have been upgraded to incorporate the company’s AI ThinQ platform which brings with it natural language processing making it easier to talk to your TV. The TV comes with a voice enabled remote control that works like a magic wand. The TV also hoses an app store for your needs and brings with it popular streaming services.
If aesthetics is what is most important to you then you can consider this wallpaper thin OLED TV from LG. the TV is so thin it looks like a window on your wall. It comes with an accompanying soundbar to which you can connect all your gadgets. The soundbar bundled with the TV is Dolby Atmos enabled. The TV supports 4K and all HDR formats under the sun. It also comes with LG’s AI technology and butter smooth WebOS UI.
If you want to go beyond 4K, then the only company offering 8K in India is Samsung with its 8K QLED TV. The 33 million pixels packed into Samsung’s 8K QLED TVs are four times the number found on 4KUHD televisions and 16 times the number found on full-HD televisions. The TV comes with a one connect box that houses all the connectivity options. Apart from the 8K resolution, the TV also supports HDR10+. The TV runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS and supports all major streaming services. It also has voice controls. If futureproofing is what you want and want to be an early adopter of 8K technology then this is the TV to consider.
If a premium 4K QLED experience is what you are looking for, then you can consider the Samsung Q90R. The TV supports a 4K resolution along with HDR10+ support. The TV also boasts of AI upscaling to make HD and FHD content look better. When not in use, the TV can also double up as a piece of art on your wall. The TV also supports voice controls. It runs on Smasung’s Tizen OS and you can also control the TV using your Google Assistant enabled speaker. It also supports Airplay 2 letting you stream content from your iOS device to the TV.
If size is what you want then you can consider the Samsung Q9F. This behemoth 88-inch QLED brings with it all the features we saw on the Samsung Q8C along with a full metal design. This TV is available in 88-inches only.
The top of the line 65-inch OLED form Panasonic brings with it an external soundbar and a UI that is simple to use. The app's library may not be as robust as the offering from Samsung, Sony or LG, but it more than makes up for it with the picture quality. The TV also comes with an external soundbar to ensure you get a good audio experience as well. The TV is for those looking for great picture quality and sound but are OK not having an exhaustive app catalogue in the TVs app store. The TV, however, does come with some nifty sharing features.
Screen Size (inch)
3840 x 2160
4K HDR Support
Here’s the Summary list of Best Smart TVs in India
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