Android on TV is a dream come true for many TV buffs out there. You get to watch the best of your favourite international show with just a click of your remote. Android TVs let you download apps, games, and stream your favourite content from a number of sources. There are so many options available at different budgets that it can become difficult to select the best Android TV. Based on our ratings, here are the best Android TVs you can buy in India that we found worth including in this list of 2018. This list of top Android TVs available in India is updated every time a new product makes it into this list is launched, and the prices and pictures are updated as and when they change.
The Vu has stayed true to its target market and offered a compact 55-inch LED TV at competitive pricing. You get an Ultra HD (4K) Display with a standard refresh rate of 60 HZ. The speaker output is 20W which is fine for regular Indian content viewing. The smart features are backed by Android v7.0 Nougat. For connectivity, you get three HDMI and two USB slots. This is a perfect TV for anyone with moderate usage and a tight budget.
Onida, the yesteryear’s giant, is still creating ripples the TV segment. The Onida 43 FIS is a Full HD LED Android TV priced at extremely competitive rates. You get a Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 60 Hz refresh rate capable of delivering good display quality. The audio output can be disappointing with the mere 16 W speaker RMS output. The device is powered by quad-core ARM A7 processor. The Android operating system allows you to access thousands of apps. An MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) cable allows you to connect your mobile to the TV.
The Sony KD-55A1 is possibly one of the most feature packed device that you can buy for an insane amount of money. The design of the product is beautiful and classy with some thoughtful speaker placement. The display is as perfect as it could get and requires very little manual tweaking. The 50 W output and speaker placement make up for some powerful audio output along with stereo effects. 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports allow multiple devices to be connected at once. The KD-55A1 is powered by the Android Marshmallow 6.0. However, the user interface could be a let-down in comparison to Samsung or LG.
The KDL-55W800D is a complete package with all the things that you would want from your TV. Apart from the Full HD resolutionand 3D, the X-reality PRO picture processing engine further increases the picture quality by analysing the scene and reducing the picture noise. Additionally, the MotionFlow XR maintains the quality during the fast-moving sequences. The bass reflex speakers along with the ClearAudio+ results in the excellent audio output. You also get a voice search features, a Bravia remote to control the DTH, an exclusive serial AbTak app, and content bar for faster browsing.
The Micromax 50K2330UHD is actually a 49 inch TV that offers Ultra HD LED display with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The display quality is decent with standard black and white shades. You can easily view 4K content with crystal clear clarity, but the refresh rate could eventually let you down. The audio output is fine and should work with daily viewing. The Micromax 50K2330UHD is powered by dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM and expandable storage up to 32 GB. The Android 4.4 TV comes with a few pre-loaded apps, but you can always download more from Google Playstore.
As we have seen from the above list, Android TVs are not just about the operating system. You can also get a powerful audio output, blur-free display, and multiple connectivity options in your Android TV.
While selecting an Android TV, it is essential to check the version of Android that powers the TV. You also need to check the processor and the RAM as it will considerably impact the performance of the device.
Besides, you can consider the screen size and whether you need a 3D TV or not. For everything else, you can refer to over ratings to make your decision-making process more straightforward.
|Vu Android 140 cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart TV||NA||8||8||7||7||9||7.6|
|Onida 109.22cm (43 inch) Full HD LED Smart TV (43 FIS)||27,999||8||7||7||7||9||7.6|
|Sony 138.8cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) OLED Smart TV (KD-55A1)||249,995||9||9||8||9||7||8.4|
|Sony 138.8 cm (55 inches) Bravia KDL-55W800D Full HD 3D LED Smart TV||NA||8||8||7||8||7||7.6|
|Micromax 50K2330UHD 124 cm (49 inches) Ultra HD LED Smart TV||NA||7||6||6||6||8||6.6|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Mouthshut, Amazon, Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites CNET, Reviewed, Rtings, The Review Index, and TVnama.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
For example, in this list the Micromax 50K2330UHD Ultra HD LED Smart TV had a score spilt of:
Expert review: 6.92/10
Expert reviews from trusted websites: 5.67/10 (TVNama, Gadgets 360, and The Review Index)
User reviews: 7/10 (Amazon)
Overall expert score: 7/10 (rounded off)
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