Best LED TV Under Rs.20,000 (September 2019)

by | Aug 27, 2019

It was a delight to watch TV when we used to be kids.

But now, the situation has changed. Most of us cocooned our media consumption culture to either a smartphone or a laptop.

Still, the TVs have retained an important place on our home appliance list especially for consuming live sports and news.

In this list, we have shortlisted some of the best LED TVs under Rs.20,000 for you to easily find your pick from the rest.

Cut the chase and let’s begin with the article, right now!

Best LED TVs Under Rs.20,000

1. Mi LED TV 4A ProOverall Best Pick
2. Vu 43GARunner-up pick
3. iFFalcon 40F2AValue for Money LED TV
4.Thomson 43TH0099Feature Rich LED TV
5. Samsung UA32NBranded Budget Smart TV
6. Sanyo Nebula seriesHonorable Mention

1. Mi LED Smart TV 4A Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • An excellent 43-inch full HD display
  • Up to date Android TV OS
  • 20W stereo speakers

Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics manufacturer is currently a household name in India which made waves in the smartphone industry.

The 43-inch Mi 4A Pro LED Smart TV which is one of the best and cheapest Smart TV under Rs.20,000 price point.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi 4A Pro LED TV is made of plastic which has a textured finish to increase the aesthetic appeal of the device.

The television is relatively light and weighs about 7.4Kg.

The plastic stands on which the TV has to be mounted comes with the box and so does the minimalistic looking remote controller.

Display

The display is of 43-inch with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The refresh rate of this panel is 60Hz and the videos play smoothly without any noticeable frame drops.

The images and visuals look very pleasing to the eyes. The text appears sharp and clean and well-designed UI supplements the overall quality of this full HD display.

The colours are vivid and the dynamic range is excellent for an LED TV priced under Rs.20,000.

Smart Features

As this is a Smart TV, it is powered by a 1.5GHz Amlogic processor with 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM.

While this might be just enough to run basic apps on the TV, expect some lags or frame drops when navigating through the UI.

This device runs on Xiaomi’s proprietary Patch Wall UI based on Android operating system.

There are options to download apps from the Play Store and the Patch Wall itself aggregates content from various streaming services as well as offline content providers on to your home screen.

Miscellaneous

This television supports playing media content up to 4K resolution.

There is Miracast support built-in to the device that would enable mirroring of your smartphone or any other device screen on to the TV monitor wirelessly.

Port selection on this television is impressive with an ethernet port for wired internet connectivity, 3 HDMI and 3 USB ports.

The device also supports Wi-Fi b/g/n bands up to 2.4GHz.

The two 10W speakers on the television sound loud enough to fill a medium-sized room.

Verdict

Xiaomi products generally offer great value propositions to the consumers. Even when priced aggressively, the company delivers products that perform exceptionally well.

Same is the case with the entry-level Mi full HD LED smart TV. If you can grab one when available online, consider yourselves lucky.

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Built-in chromecast

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20W DTS stereo speakers

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Intuitive PatchWall UI

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Ports are on the backside

Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI -3, USB – 3
Speaker2 x 10W

2. Vu 43GA

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Runner-Up Pick
  • The full HD IPS display
  • Stock Android TV OS
  • Built-in Bluetooth v5.0

VU is an Indian brand that has seen explosive growth in the consumer electronics market, especially in television.

The company has been releasing low-cost TV’s competing with established players in the market and met with great success.

The Vu 43GA is a 43-inch smart full HD LED TV priced under Rs. 20,000 currently available in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Vu 43GA is a well built LED TV with a premium design language.

The branding on this television is minimal with a subtle VU logo on the front bezel.

The side bezels are thin and this makes the TV look much larger than its actual size.

The VGA port on this device lets you connect external devices such as a laptop and play videos from the internet.

Speaking in terms of ports, this device has 2 USB ports and 2 HDMI ports for connecting set-top boxes and similar devices.

Display

The display on this television is a 43-inch full HD panel with 60Hz refresh rate.

The colour reproduction of this panel is excellent and the brightness levels are on par with other televisions in this price range.

The viewing angles are great and up to 178 degrees, there’s no noticeable colour shift.

The digital noise reduction technology reduces the interference from externally connected devices and ensures a smooth video output.

Miscellaneous

This television comes with a stock Android operating system. Popular apps such as Netflix and Youtube comes pre-installed and there is the regular Google Play Store for downloading more apps and games.

The Netflix and Youtube buttons are present on the remote for easy and quick access as well.

There are two speakers rated at 12W each which sounds loud and clear. If you want to enjoy the hi-def sound, be sure to connect the television with an external speaker set up.

Verdict

The Vu 43GA is the right television for if you want a no-frills full HD Android TV with great viewing angles and accurate colours.

With a decent Bluetooth speaker paired up, this could be one of the best televisions you can buy under Rs.20,000 for home entertainment.

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A+ grade IPS panel
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Less screen reflectivity

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Digital Media Player inbuilt

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Rare OS glitches

Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 12W

3. iFFALCON 40F2A

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Best Value for Money LED TV
  • A+ Grade Full HD Panel
  • Stock Android TV OS
  • Dolby audio speakers

TCL is a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer that started with selling data storage products across the world.

The company later diversified its product lineup and became a major player in the LED TV market. TCL now markets budget LED TVs under the iFFALCON brand name in India.

The iFFALCON 40F2A by TCL is a 40-inch Full HD Smart LED television which comes at a fraction of the price that its competitors offer for their similarly specced products.

Build Quality and Design

The iFFALCON 40F2A follows a minimalistic design approach on this product. Nothing seems out of place and too much eye-catchy.

The bezels, though not minimal doesn’t seem like too much mainly because of the larger size display compensating it.

The entire construction is of plastic which doesn’t feel premium but does just right for its price.

Display

As more and more manufacturers started shipping full HD televisions for sub Rs.20,000 prices, the demand has skyrocketed.

However, having a mediocre Full HD panel instead of an excellent 720p is of no use.

iFFALCON has done the right thing by choosing an A+ grade high-quality full HD display that outperforms even some of the established brands in the market in terms of its visual quality.

A+ grade achromatic panels don’t have the signature colour tints which manufacturers tend to apply during the production, resulting in much better colour accuracy.

This 40-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display features TCL’s signature LED backlight technology that enhances the colour gamut and contrast ratio to provide you with a better picture.

With the Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR) technology built-in, this LED TV reduces signal interference with other electronic equipment in the vicinity and delivers detailed images and videos.

Overall, the iFFALCON 40F2A packs in a respectable full HD panel that is worth every penny you spend on this product.

Sound

Budget LED TVs usually neglect the sound department altogether. This may be due to the fear of overshooting the expected marketing price.

With the iFFALCON 40F2A, the two-channel speakers on this television offer a surround sound experience which will make your viewing experience a bit immersive but for a full-blown experience, we suggest you invest in a good home theatre/Bluetooth speaker.

Miscellaneous

This Android smart TV has its own set of preinstalled apps such as Netflix and Youtube and comes with the default Google Play Store for more apps.

This Full HD smart TV television from iFFALCON 40F2A comes with a generous supply of output ports – 2 HDMI and a single USB port for connecting other devices and peripherals.

The iFFALCON 40F2A comes with an auto volume leveller feature. This will automatically adjust sudden volume fluctuations without blowing your ears off violently.

With the USB port supporting a wide variety of multimedia formats, you can view movies and photos of different formats without converting.

Verdict

The iFFALCON 40F2A is one of the best-LED TV under Rs.20,000 that delivers excellent picture quality with finer details, sported with a Full HD panel.

The only gripe we find with this product is the lack of a wider service centre network which we think might hinder the prospective buyers from making a decision.

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Elegant design

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Built-in chromecast

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Google Assistant support

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Lack of adequate service centre network

Specifications

Screen Size40 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 10W

4. Thomson 43TH0099

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Feature-rich LED TV
  • Excellent display
  • Built-in 20W speakers
  • Vivid and accurate colour reproduction

Thomson is one of the relatively new entrants to the competitive Indian home appliance market.

The 43TH0099 from Thomson is a Full HD Smart LED TV that comes with a lot of features that was up until found only on premium budget LED TVs.

Design and build quality

The Thomson 43TH0099 has the regular thin bezel bar design that is made of high-quality durable plastic.

This LED TV comes with a wall mount bracket in the box along with two table stands if you wish to keep the TV on a tabletop.

The overall design looks familiar to the models from Sony and Samsung in a similar price range.

Display

The Thomson 43TH0099 has a 43-inch display panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display has a maximum brightness level of about 500 nits which is very much agreeable for a LED TV under Rs.20,000 budget.

Since this is an A+ grade LCD panel sourced from Samsung, the contrast levels are excellent, so is the colour reproduction.

With a 60Hz refresh rate, the visuals appear smoother and there is no choppiness whatsoever.

Smart TV features

The Thomson 43TH0099 is a smart LED TV. It runs on Android-based OS that comes with few of the popular apps such as Netflix, Hotstar and YouTube preloaded.

There is third-party app-store support on this TV that will let you download other necessary apps as well.

The My wall is a content aggregation page from Thomson that shows all your favourite shows on a single screen which makes browsing much easier.

There are three HDMI ports and 2 USB ports on this TV. You can plug in a pendrive containing media and easily playback it on a big screen.

If you are into gaming, connecting a console makes this device a gaming monitor.

Miscellaneous

The speakers on this TV are located on the sides of the display. The two 10W speakers deliver loud sound with decent bass and clarity.

It is always advisable to use a separate speaker with the TV if you want to get the real experience when it comes to audio playback.

Verdict

The Thomson 43TH0099 is a great deal priced under Rs.20,000 that comes loaded with a ton of smart features supplemented by a Samsung sourced LCD panel.

If you love to watch online streaming sites such as Netflix and Hotstar on a large screen, the 43TH0099 is one of the best products in the market.

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Screen mirroring

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Rich connectivity options

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Lag-free performance

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Low sound while playing media from pen drive

Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI -3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10W

5. Samsung UA32N

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Best Branded LED TV
  • Affordable
  • Wide service network
  • Decent picture quality

Samsung is one of the go-to brands among consumers when the thought of buying an LED TV comes to their mind.

The Samsung UA32N model is a 32-inch budget LED TV from Samsung which comes close to the price bracket of Rs.20,000 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung UA32N HD ready smart LED TV can either be wall-mounted or installed on a pair of plastic stands which comes with the box.

The plastic construction feels solid and there are no noticeable cost-cutting measures taken by Samsung when it comes to the build quality of this television.

Display

The display of this device is a 32-inch panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768.

Although the hardware refresh rate of the device is rated at 50Hz, Samsung has managed to extrapolate the refresh rate up to 100Hz.

Samsung’s proprietary wide colour enhancer engine provides punchier and vivid output.

There are also different modes to choose from based on the type of content you are watching such as a sports model, cinema mode for movies etc.

Speakers

The dual speakers on this device are rated at 5W each and is certified with Dolby Digital Plus technology.

The sound output is loud and clear but lacks bass.

There are two HDMI ports on this device to connect to other devices and a USB port.

This device comes with a 1-year warranty and an additional 1-year warranty on the
display panel from Samsung.

Operating System

As we have mentioned above, the Samsung Series 4 is a smart LED TV. It supports wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi and runs on Samsung’s Tizen operating system.

Most of the popular apps such as Netflix, Youtube etc are available on this platform and can be used similar to what you expect from an Android-powered television.

Verdict

If you are fond of purchasing branded electronic appliances that cost a bit more than others but offers great reliability and after the service, the Samsung UA32N HD ready smart LED TV is a good start, to begin with.

This LED TV priced under Rs.20,000 does reproduce good quality visuals and sound which is on par when compared with some of its competitors for the same price.

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Brand value
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Reliable performance

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Lightweight Tizen OS

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Only one USB port

Specifications

Screen Size32 inch
Resolution1366 x 768
Refresh Rate50 Hz
PortsHDMI -2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 5W

6. Sanyo Nebula series

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Honourable Mention
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Smart full HD LED TV
  • Netflix, Youtube preloaded

Sanyo is a Japanese subsidiary of the famous Panasonic brand. Currently, they are in the market with the budget LED TVs that offer the best bang for buck proposition

Design and Build Quality

The first thing that you will notice on Sanyo XT-43A081F is its narrow bezels around the screen.

They are very thin and it almost feels like the front is covered entirely with the display panel.

The plastic back housing is tough and well-built. There are several vents to dissipate the heat out properly.

Display

The Sanyo XT-43A081F has an IPS grade 43-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The viewing angles are excellent on this display. The colours are punchier and the visuals are detailed and crisp.

Overall, this television offers excellent picture quality.

When this display is hooked up to an Xbox or PlayStation, the games run smoothly with great response times and no noticeable frame drops.

Connectivity

There are two USB ports on this device that can be used to view or watch content from a portable storage device.
Additional to these USB ports, there are 2 HDMI ports too.

A SPDIF port is present for connecting your home theatre to this device.
Legacy AV ports are also present and accounted for.

There are 2x10W speakers on this device that sounds loud and audible even if the device is placed in a large enough room.

Smart Features

You can either connect this device to the internet with the built-in WiFi or via the ethernet port on this device.

Apps like Youtube and Netflix are preinstalled on this television.

The UI is nice and intuitive to use and there are a plethora of screen modes to choose from.

The remote control has one-touch buttons to access Netflix and Youtube.

The device comes with a pre-installed browser that lets you search or browse the web.
With all these nifty little add-ons this model picks a place in the list of best LED TVs in India under Rs. 30,000.

Verdict

Sanyo XT-43A081F is one of the few televisions priced under Rs.20,000 that performs equally well across different functions.

This LED TV is very energy efficient. It means that watching this television for longer hours won’t blow a hole in your pocket when it comes to electricity consumption.

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Super Bright IPS LCD

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Full HD resolution

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Premium slim design

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Limited apps in the inbuilt app store

Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10W
The entries on this list of the best LED TVs under Rs.20,000 have been cherry picked with great care considering the needs and budgets of a wide spectrum of users.

We hope going through this article will help you find the right product that suits your needs and most importantly, your budget.

If you’d love to go a little over the top on the budget, kindly check out our Best LED TVs under Rs.30,000 for a wider choice spectrum.

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Buying Guide: LED TV Under Rs. 20,000

To be honest, a budget of Rs.20,000 isn’t going to give you a lot of features when it comes to LED televisions.

However, we’d like to point out certain aspects that you can take into consideration while purchasing one.

Budget is like a shrinking blue circle (PUBG fans would get it).

For others, a limited budget gives a lot less room to negotiate.

Finding a sweet spot that combines features with price is a very daunting task.
Let’s see how we could tackle this situation.

1. Price

We have already set a price target in our mind.Great.

Well begun is half done.

Next to consider is what does the market offer me for Rs.20,000?

Or better what should I expect to find on an LED TV under a budget of Rs.20,000?

2. Display

This choice is absolutely simple.

Under a budget of Rs.20,000 you can only expect an LED display. Don’t even think of an OLED panel at this price range.

The major negotiating feature in this category is the resolution of the display rather than the display itself.

3. Resolution

Looking for a full HD television?

Sure, you will find a handful under this price.

For eg. brands like Vu and Kodak offers full HD televisions at very aggressive price tags.

4. Screen

Most of the LED TVs priced under Rs.20,000 comes with 32-inch displays. There are a few models which provides a 40-inch panels.

If your room is small, a 32-inch panel is sufficient enough to provide a good viewing experience.

5. Contrast ratio

The contrast ratio is one of the important aspects to take care of.

As a thumb rule, more the contrast ratio, better the display on the television.

Under Rs.20,000 most of the TVs do provide contrast ratios up to 100000:1.
For eg: Samsung 32J4003 priced at Rs.17,499 has a 32-inch display with a contrast ratio of 100000:1.

6. Refresh rate

Refresh rate reduces motion blur on the screen.

This will be more evident in the case of fast-moving scenes.More the refresh rate, lesser will be the strain on your eyes.

The Sony KLV-29P423D LED television priced at Rs.19,499 has a native refresh rate of 60Hz.

The TV comes with an interpolated refresh rate of 100Hz which can be turned off in the settings.

7. Connectivity

Connectivity does improve the overall usability of the television.

More the connectivity options, more devices can be hooked up to the television.

Almost all the LED TVs under Rs.20,000 comes with a minimum of 2 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports.

As an exception, the 32-inch Mi Smart TV priced at Rs.13,999 comes with 3 HDMI ports.

8. Speakers

Audio is one of the most neglected aspects while buying a television.

You shouldn’t expect any subwoofers coming with TVs priced under Rs.20,000.

The sound quality, no matter how much watts they advertise is going to suck.

We recommend you to invest in a separate sound Bluetooth speaker for a better audio experience.