Best LED TV Under Rs.40,000 (March 2019)

by | Mar 27, 2019

Here we are, today with a curated list of the best LED TVs priced under Rs.40,000 to make your purchase decision a more easier process than ever before.

With a budget of Rs.40,000, you should be looking at LED TVs with a minimum full HD resolution or better, a 4K display.

The prices have come down a lot and with the plethora of brands out there, it’s easy to get confused. But hey, this is Bettershark and here we do just that for you – select the best among the rest.

It’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read along to find the best LED TVs under Rs.40,000 currently on sale in India.

Best LED TVs Under Rs.40,000

1. LG 43LK57 Overall Best Pick
2. VU 43SU128 Runner Up Pick
3. Sony KLV – 32W672F Best Compact LED TV
4. Mi LED Smart TV 4X Pro Best Value for Money LED TV
5. Samsung 32H5500 Best Budget LED Smart TV
6. Sanyo XT-43A081U Honorable Mention

1. LG 43LK57

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Overall Best Pick
  • India specific features
  • Excellent picture and sound quality
  • Easy to navigate UI

LG is the Korean electronics giant with a foothold in every possible home appliance segment.

The company is currently in an OLED race with their counterpart Samsung but hasn’t completely turned off the focus from budget LED TVs either.

The 43LK57 is a 43-inch full HD LED TV from LG priced under Rs. 40,000 for sale in India.

Design and Build Quality

The TV as expected from any LED TVs out there in this price range is mostly made of high-quality plastic.

The design is minimal and elegant with thin bezels around the display.

The TV rests on two separate plastic stands that come with the box.

If you prefer to mount the television set on the wall, there is provision for that too via the mounting brackets.

Display

The display is 43-inch 1920 x 1080 panel with a refresh rate of 60Hz.

This panel from LG sports IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology which greatly enhances the viewing angles without any noticeable colour shifts from any angle.

LG’s PMI ( Picture Mastering Index) for this television is about 300.

The clarity, colour and contrast are much better and evenly balanced to provide the user with the immersive viewing experience.

LG has incorporated its own take of HDR dubbed as Active HDR on this television. This technology offers enhanced colour reproduction and wide dynamic range for lifelike images and visuals.

Miscellaneous

This device comes with local Indian languages support that will help those with limited English knowledge.

The built-in games will keep your kids engaged when you are busy with your work.

The LG ThinQ AI, which is an artificial intelligence service company is currently deploying on all its products such as smartphones to refrigerators finds its place on this device as well.

ThinQ AI aides in natural language processing for providing better voice-activated features with this device.

Audio

There are two HDMI ports and a USB port on this device.

The dual 10W speakers are certified with Dolby Digital Plus technology and offer virtual surround sound.

The speakers are loud and voice output is crisp and clear.

Verdict

The 43-inch LG 43LK57 will appeal to those users who love the sharpness and colour accuracy.

LG is one of the front-runners of display technology in the world offers much better performing displays than other Chinese brands in the market.

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Good display

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IPS panel with great viewing angles

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Indian language support

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Built-in games

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No Hotstar app available on WebOS

Specifications

Screen Size 43 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Ports HDMI – 2, USB – 1
Speaker 2 x 10W

2. VU 43SU128

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Best 4K Android TV
  • Suited for large rooms
  • Great viewing angles

The 43SU128 from Vu is a 43-inch 4K smart LED TV running true Android TV OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

This is one of the cheapest 40+ inch 4K UHD LED TV currently on the Indian market priced under Rs.40,000.

Clean and Polished

The company has hit a sweet spot with this product which ticks all the right boxes with grace without any major letdowns.

The design language of this television is nothing extraordinary to write chapters about.

Vu has considered practicality over aesthetic appeal with this model.

The bezels are not thin as we saw on Mi smart LED TV 4 and overall this device lacks the polished look, even though the fit and finish feels good.

Achromatic A+ IPS Panel

The display on this television is a 43-inch UHD 4K panel with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Being an A+ grade IPS panel, the viewing angles are wide and the visuals look the same when looked even at acute angles.

The brightness levels are great enough to be visible even when placed under direct light.

Although the panel isn’t an HDR one, the bright and dark spots are quite crisp and the details are not bad either.

True Android TV

This smart TV runs on true Android TV OS based on Android Nougat 7.0.

It comes preloaded with all the Google services such as Google Play games, Google Play store as well as Google Play services.

The app store lets you download your favourite apps from the official channels without worrying about the compatibility issues.

The VU 43SU128 Smart LED TV is powered by an ARM Quad-core processor with 2.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The UI being stock android is fast and responsive and there are no noticeable lags or stutters during the operation .

Miscellaneous

The TV comes with two remotes – a standard one and a Bluetooth one and you can use any one of them to control the device.

There is a sound bar built into this television which has two 10W speakers that sound loud enough.

The voice output is clear with no distortions even at high volume levels.

Pure Android Experience

The Vu 43SU128 is the best bet if you would like to do more with your TV. It comes loaded with pure Android TV OS that can access thousands of apps and games on the Playstore.

The 4K IPS display adds to this already awesome package from Vu to guarantee this product a spot in our best list.

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43- inch 4K UHD A+ grade IPS panel
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True Android TV OS
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Built-in soundbar
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Voice search
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Built-in chromecast
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No HDR support
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Design seems outdated
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60Hz refresh rate

Specifications

Screen Size 43 inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Ports HDMI – 3, USB – 2
Speaker 2 x 10 W

3. Sony KLV – 32W672F

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 Best Compact LED TV
  • Best in class display technology
  • True to life colours
  • Appealing modern design

Sony was and is still one of the most respectable manufacturers of home appliances out there.

The KLV-32W672F is a full HD LED Internet TV from Sony with some great features hidden up its sleeve.

Design and Build Quality

The build quality of this device is exceptional.

The design itself makes sure that the premium feel equates with a stylish yet durable construction.

The uniquely designed stands which hold the TV in place on a flat surface is elegantly designed and screams the typical Sony premium build quality.

If you are a fan of wall mounted TV’s, there are mounting brackets with plates that would fix this TV just like a photo frame that will blend with the wall seamlessly.

Display

The display on this device is a 32-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colour accuracy of the Sony display panel beats the competitor displays by leaps and bounds.

The screen is very bright with accurate colours, thanks to the X-Reality Pro engine.

This panel has a colour gamut of about 96% which is impressive at this price point.

The native refresh rate of this display is 50Hz but Sony’s motion flow technology enhances it to about 200Hz.

Refresh rate is the number of times the display refreshes in a second. The higher the number of refresh rate, the better the TV will be. With the increased refresh rate, the fast moving frames will look more smooth and enjoyable.

In terms of pure display quality, we would choose this model over any other competitors on this list to be the best-LED TV priced under Rs. 40,000 in India.

Smart Features

Apart from the display quality, Sony touts this TV as an internet TV.

It has 12 pre-installed apps including Netflix, Youtube as well as photo sharing apps like 500px.

There are dedicated Netflix and Youtube buttons on the remote which can be used for one-touch access to these services.

Connectivity

Sony hasn’t skimped on the number of ports on this device.

There are 2 HDMI ports for connecting devices like Blu-ray players, set-top boxes etc
and 2 USB ports.

There is an RJ 45 port for wired connectivity along with WiFi.

There are two 15W speakers on this device.

The sound output is loud and clear with balanced mids and lows that enhances the overall music listening experience.

Miscellaneous

The display panel is a semi-gloss one which reflects a lot of light off the screen.

So when placed under bright lights, there might be blind spots on the screen and this may hamper the viewing experience.

Verdict

We think the Sony KLV-32W672F is irreplaceable when it comes to the natural colours and excellent contrast ratio this 32-inch panel offers.

If you’re planning to purchase a television for a relatively smaller sized room, this compact LED TV will suit you the best.

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The enhanced 200Hz refresh rate for fluid video playback

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Loudspeakers with a dedicated woofer

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Sleek and stylish modern design

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Reflective screen

Specifications

Screen Size 32 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 50 Hz
Ports HDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker 2 x 15W

4. Mi LED Smart TV 4X Pro

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Best Value for Money LED TV
  • Future proof TV
  • HDR10 display
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi support

The Mi LED Smart TV 4X Pro is the current flagship LED TV from Xiaomi which was released recently in India.

This television offers the best value for money deal in the smart TV market in India trumping ahead the well-established competitors such as Sony and Samsung in terms of hardware prowess.

Design and Build Quality

The build and design of Mi LED Smart TV 4X Pro is in one word – just fantastic. The near zero bezels on the front resemble their Mi Mix phones.

At the back, a brushed aluminium finish has been provided to improve the aesthetics. All the electronic components are placed on the bottom chin at the back.

Display

The display on this device is a 55-inch UHD 4K panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

The screen to body ratio of this TV is an impressive 91.43%.

With a dynamic contrast ratio of about 60000:1, the colours look good and images and videos feel vibrant.

This is an HDR panel which gives further clarity to the content if the media supports HDR 10.

The display can be viewed without any colour shift up to 178 degrees.

If you are poised to buy an LED TV under Rs. 40,000 which has a screen size of 40-inch or more, the Mi smart LED TV 4X Pro would be one of the best bet.

Smart Features

The all-new Mi TV 4 Pro runs on true Android OS TV based on Android 8.1 Oreo, the stock version directly from Google.

This means you can take full advantage of the Google platform services such as Plays store and Google Play services.

It is powered by an Amlogic 64 bit Quad-core processor running at 1.8GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

Xiaomi has included its patch wall UI which aggregates both the online as well as offline content on a single screen.

This television comes with three HDMI ports and 2 USB ports along with AV connectors.

The onboard WiFi on this device supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for faster data speeds.

There is also Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity on this if you wish to hook it up with a wireless headphone or Bluetooth speakers.

Miscellaneous

In terms of speakers, the Mi smart TV 4X Pro has dual speakers with a combined 20W RMS power output.

The sound quality from these speakers is decent but not overwhelmingly positive.

The motion sensing remote control helps in navigating through the UI, a delightful experience.

Verdict

The MI LED smart TV 4X Pro is for those who love big screens.

If you’d like to experience a near-theatrical experience in your living room, this 55-inch 4K TV can provide just that.

Only if you’re ready to go that extra mile securing one in the seconds-long flash sale though!!

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Great 55-inch UHD 4K display

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Extremely modern design

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HDR 10 support

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Bluetooth 4.0

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Average sound output quality

Specifications

Screen Size 55 inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Ports HDMI – 3 , USB – 2
Speaker 2 x 10 W

5. Samsung 32H5500

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Best Budget LED Smart TV
  • Crisp picture and audio output
  • Display with good contrast levels
  • Smooth and lag free UI

Samsung is one of the best-LED TV brands not just in India but across the globe.

The Samsung 32H5500 is a 32-inch smart LED TV from Samsung priced under Rs. 40,000.

This device comes with a host of smart connectivity options such as WiFi and screen mirroring for online streaming without the help of external hardware such as chromecast and fire stick.

Design and Build Quality

The overall design of this television is very minimalistic.

The side bezels surrounding the display have a brushed metal texture on it and imparts a premium feel to the device.

The speakers are placed on the front hidden under the chin grill.

The back of this television is covered with textured hard plastic with no weak spots which would damage over time.

Display

The display on this device is a best in class 32-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The Hyperreal picture engine from Samsung works similar to the Bravia technology from Sony and enhances the colour and contrast of the output.

The refresh rate of this panel is 100Hz makes sure that there is less motion blur in between fast screen transitions.

The panel used in this LED television supports the micro dimming feature. This will let the LEDs lighting up the display to partially dim at specific sections of the picture requiring a dark tint.

It works somewhat as an OLED, but without turning off the LEDs as a whole. Nevertheless, this feature results in excellent deep blacks and offers good contrast levels.

Connectivity

The ports on this device are conveniently located on the sides that even when the television is wall mounted, access to these ports is unrestricted.

There are 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB port and an RJ 45 ethernet port along with WiFi in terms of connectivity.

The built-in screen mirroring facility helps you mirror the screen of your smartphone or tablet wirelessly.

Miscellaneous

The 2 x 10W speakers on this device are loud but lack in bass.

This device comes with built-in surge protection that eliminates the need for an external stabilizer.

The pre-installed apps let you stream online content right out of the box.

The app selection from the Samsung app store is mediocre compared to the Android TV OS store but the major apps like Youtube and Netflix are present and accounted for.

Verdict

If you’re an ardent Samsung fan, the 32H550 is one of the best smart LED TVs you can get for a budget under Rs.40,000.

With the proprietary Samsung display technologies such as the dynamic colour enhancer, this LED TV provides an immersive experience when it comes to watching TV at home.

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Good quality display

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One-year warranty

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Brand reliability

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Samsung app store has limited apps

Specifications

Screen Size 32 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Ports HDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker 2 x 10W

 

6. Sanyo XT-43A081U

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Honorable Mention
  • Best for streaming online videos
  • True to life colors
  • Ample port distribution

Sanyo is a Japanese consumer electronics brand recently acquired by Panasonic.

The company has been making inroads in the Indian LED TV market by offering feature rich products at reasonable prices.

The Sanyo XT-43A108U is a premium mid-range smart LED TV from the company which sports a 43-inch display with 4K resolution and boosted HDR mimic feature that enhances the contrast and brightness levels.

Build Quality and Design

Sanyo has gotten it right this time around.

The few Sanyo budget LED TV models we’ve reviewed in the past came with a kind of dull design that was familiar with others in the market with no distinct features to make it stand out from the rest.

With the Sanyo XT-43A108U, the bezels has now significantly trimmed down to accomodate a large 43-inch display without increasing the overall size of the television.

The metallic finish to the high quality plastics gives it a premium look and imparts a classy design that will blend in with your home decor.

The dual resting stands offer excellent support when the TV is placed on a flat surface such as a table top.

Display

The 4K display on this television offers exception details, color and contrast levels for its price.

Sanyo has packed in an additional motion processor chip that enhances the frame rates between the visuals for a smooth TV viewing experience.

The company has developed an algorithm which it calls the ‘boost HDR mode’ that enhances the contrast and brightness levels mimicking the standard HDR10 format.

Featuring a wider color palette, this LED TV from Sanyo is capable of displaying more colors on the screen, thereby achieving a more natural color tone for the content displayed.

Smart Features

The Sanyo XT-43A108U comes preloaded with popular apps such as Netflix and Youtube for streaming content over the internet through a wired LAN connection or by means of Wi-Fi.

Yes, this is an official Google certified Android TV and has the regular play store which contains insane number of apps that you can choose to install on this television.

Wireless mirroring technology is natively baked into this 4K TV. You can mirror your phone or tablet screen on to this large display and enjoy the content or play games with ease.

Connectivity and Speakers

This LED TV comes with 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports for enriched connectivity experience.

You can hook this television to your gaming console for enjoying the action on a bigger and better display.

The USB ports lets you connect any external storage devices and play media content from it directly.

Speaking of sound quality, the Sanyo XT-43A108U has a dual 10W speaker setup which sounds good for a small room.

If you want to experience the true indulging viewing experience, we recommend you to invest on an external speaker setup.

Surprisingly robust package!

The Sanyo XT-43A108U is a great deal considering the 4K display with true to life colors and ample brightness.

With the smart features, this LED TV can be your ideal companion for binge watching shows online during the weekends.

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Great 4K display

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Good color accuracy

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Popular apps come pre-installed

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Minor glitches in the UI

Specifications

Screen Size 43 inch
Resolution 3840x2160
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Ports HDMI – 3, USB – 2
Speaker 2 x 10W

 

A battle for the best as we may call it and the ball is now in your court to pick the best among the best ones we have shortlisted.

Listing TVs based on a budget may seem obnoxious, but for us Indians, the budget is everything.

We hope we have done a good job to cherry pick the best smart LED TVs for you under Rs.40,000 with this curated list.

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Buying Guide: LED TV Under Rs. 40,000

Buying a TV, that too with a budget close to half a lakh is not child’s play.

Let’s help you with the decision.

This buying guide details about certain things to be taken care of while purchasing a LED TV under Rs.40,000.

1.Price

This budget would give you a lot of room to negotiate with premium features.

Most of the LED TVs priced under Rs.40,000 comes with the latest technology available in the market at present.

Even the low-end spectrum of the Rs.40,000 budget category offer great products from respectable brands.

2. Display

OLED screens are not yet available in this price bracket.

You will be getting LED panels with most probably edge-back lighting for slim bezels.

Models like Mi LED Smart TV 4 priced at Rs.44,999 comes with a 55-inch 10bit colour depth LED display.

Most of the panels will be IPS ( In-Plane Switching ) technology compatible meaning the viewing angles on these will be wider.

Always look for an IPS panel if available rather than zeroing in on a TV with a conventional LED display.

3. Resolution

Full HD resolution is the minimum you should target while purchasing a LED TV priced under Rs.40,000.

There are multiple models with 4K resolution display at this price.

Some of the new entrants in the market such as Vu and Xiaomi has models like Vu 43SU128 and Mi LED Smart TV 4 with 4K displays priced at Rs.36,999 and Rs.44,999 respectively.

4. Screen size

Theoretically, screen size has to be decided based on the volume of the room it has to be occupied with.

But practically under Rs.40,000, you could get televisions with display sizes ranging from 32-inches to a whopping 55-inches.

The Mi LED Smart TV 4 features a 55-inch display with 4K resolution at a price of Rs.44,999.

If you feel the heat of a premium price but desire a large enough display, there’s the 43-inch VU 43SU128 4K LED TV priced at just Rs.36,999.

5. Contrast ratio

Contrast ratio essentially implies the brightness levels the display can achieve.

An increase in this ratio is desirable as it will let the TV display more vivid and punchier images.

Most of the LED TVs priced under Rs.40,000 will offer decent contrast ratios.

However, having a minimum static ratio of 100000:1 is desirable.

LED TVs such as Mi LED Smart TV 4 has a static contrast ratio of 600000:1 which get the screen much brighter than conventional panels.

6. Refresh rate

This price bracket of Rs.40,000 is where the real variation in refresh rates can be seen on LED TVs.

Under Rs.40,000 there are a few models that provide panels with a true 100Hz refresh rate.

The 43 inch Panasonic TH-43ES480DX  priced at Rs.34,999 features one such 100Hz display.

Brands such as Sony also offers 100Hz display at this price along with their software interpolation to have a 200Hz refresh rate.

7. High Dynamic Range

HDR is a relatively new technology in LED TVs.

HDR dramatically improves the contrast ratio and colour gamut of the displays.

The only LED TV priced under Rs.40,000 featuring the industry-leading HDR10 is the Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4.

With the technology being adopted widely, we hope HDR will be featured in more and more devices in the mid-tier price brackets.

8. Connectivity

Most of the TVs priced under Rs.40,000 comes with smart connectivity features.

Wi-Fi is the defacto standard for internet connectivity on these devices along with an RJ 45 ethernet port.

Televisions with 2/3 HDMI ports are the norm and with having USB ports is mandatory.

Some models like Mi Smart TV 4 comes with Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

It enables connecting the TV with other Bluetooth enabled wireless devices such as headphones and speakers.

9. Speakers

Acoustics has been sidelined once again in this price range as well.

Most of the LED TVs under Rs.40,000 comes with dual speakers that lack bass with the exception of Sony KLV-32W672E.

This Sony LED TV priced under Rs.40,000 comes with 2 8W tweeters along with a 14W sub woofer.