Best LED TV Under Rs.50,000 (March 2019)

by | Mar 27, 2019

So you have made up your mind to spend half a lakh rupees aiming to purchase the best LED TV, Great!

We know how confusing it is to pick a TV in this price range (or rather any price range!).

Anyway’s we’ve got your back on this one.

This curated list consists of the 5 best LED TVs available that we feel is worth every penny.

In this list, the Sony KLV-43W662F comes at the top with its much anticipated smart connectivity features integrated to the otherwise stunning display performance.

The runner-up on this list is the LG 43UK6360PTE with its IPS 4K display and excellent Bluetooth reception.

Without any further ado, let’s jump right into the list of best LED TV under Rs.50,000 in India.

Best LED TVs Under Rs.50,000

1. Sony KDL-43W800DOverall Best Pick
2. LG 43UK6560PTC Runner Up Pick
3. Samsung Series 7Best Build Quality
4. Vu 55SU314True Android TV
5. Mi LED Smart TV 4 ProHonorable mention

 

1. Sony KDL-43W800D

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Overall Best Pick
  • 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 KDL-43W800D 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 U slate plate stand at the center is elegantly designed and hold the TV in place firmly.

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 43-inch full HD trilluminous panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The main USP and the feature that makes this product the best-LED TV in India under Rs. 50,000 is obviously the trilluminous display.

If we compare this display which can show up to hundred shades of a specific colour, the trilluminous display can show up to thousand shades of the same.

This increases the colour accuracy of the TV that beats the competitor display 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 in 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 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. 50,000 in India.

Smart Features

Apart from the display quality, Sony touts this TV as an internet TV powered by Google certified Android TV OS.

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 4 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 10W speakers on this device.

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

Disadvantages

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.

Verdicts

We think the Sony KDL-43W800D is irreplaceable when it comes to the natural colors and excellent contrast ratio that the trilluminous panel inside this TV.

With the 200Hz interpolated refresh rate, action scenes and sports seem so much smooth and additive to watch.

Go, grab this!

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Great TRILUMINOS display
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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 Size43 Inches
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate50Hz
PortsHDMI – 4, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10W

 

2. LG 43UK6560PTC

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 Runner-Up Pick
  • Best for large families
  • Excellent Bluetooth reception
  • Intuitive WebOS UI

It seems LG has a lot of competitive models in the premium LED TV segment.

The company has always been releasing TVs in varying price ranges and finding success a lot more of late.

Design and Build Quality

As with every other premium LED TVs out there, LG 43UK6560PTC features the same rectangle form factor with minimal bezels around the display.

Since all the hardware powering the display is placed on the lower back side, there’s a slight bump in the lower portion.

The build quality is exquisite with silver colour around the bezels giving this product a luxury feel.

Display

The 43-inch 4K display supports HDR modes like HDR10 and HLG pro. This will allow you to stream HDR certified content from Netflix and other streaming sites.

The HDR content offers much more colour and contrast to the already stunning visuals.

HDR certification means you can also hook this monitor on to a PC or game console to enjoy HDR games in its full capacity.

LG is a pioneer in the IPS display technology. Being a very large 55-inch panel, IPS technology allows you to watch the TV from any angle with no colour shift or loss of details.

The 50Hz screen causes no jitters or motion blur during the video playback and the fast-moving visuals seem to be silky smooth.

Software

You might have heard about WebOS, the answer to Android TV OS from LG. It is a slick, lightweight OS that runs fluidly and performs well even on low specced devices.

ThinQ AI is the new artificial intelligence technology that LG has been implementing across its products, be it smartphones or washing machines or even with refrigerators.

It offers voice-activated controls on LG devices for quick and easy operation without having to pound your fingers over the remote buttons.

Miscellaneous

WebOS allows you to multitask. If you can’t stop watching a live broadcast but want to check out your social media account at once, you can do that with this LED TV.

Also, this smart LED TV from LG features dual Bluetooth technology that offers enhanced range.

You can connect your wireless headphones or earphones to this device and enjoy the show without disturbing anyone.

DTS certified speakers inside this television offer a decent playback experience but when it comes to TVs, we always recommend an external speaker setup for the complete experience.

Verdict

The LG 43UK6560PTC is a 43-inch large screen Smart LED TV that provides you with an excellent cost to feature proposition.

A stunning IPS 4K display in itself is worth the asking price and with features such as HDR support and smart connectivity, this television is one of the best value for money products in the market at present.

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Multiple HDR format support

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IPS 4K display

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Dual Bluetooth

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Bulky backside

Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate50Hz
PortsHDMI – 4, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10 W

 

3. Samsung Series 7

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Best Build Quality
  • Crisp picture and audio output
  • Display with good contrast levels
  • Bluetooth capability

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

The Samsung Series 7 is a 43-inch smart LED TV from Samsung priced under Rs. 50,000.

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 considerable thickness, but not being nothing much of a dealbreaker.

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

The slightly angled stands make sure that the television stays rigid on a flat surface.

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

The overall structure of this television feels very rigid and durable, enough for a sustained long term usage.

Display

The display on this device is a best in class 43-inch UHD 4K panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 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.

This television comes with Samsung Pur colour technology which helps the panel to display stunning like images with close to natural colours. The enhanced vivid colour profile makes the visuals stand out from the rest of the competition.

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, 3 USB ports and an RJ 45 ethernet port along with WiFi as well as Bluetooth 4.0 in terms of connectivity.

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

Also, the Bluetooth features let you connect wireless speakers to the TV and listen to music on much better quality.

Miscellaneous

Surprising enough, this LED television comes with a dual speaker setup which has a 20W RMS rating.

The quality of sound coming out of these speakers is relatively good with excellent loudness.

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 but the major apps like Youtube and Netflix are present and accounted for.

Verdict

The Samsung Series 7 comes equipped with one of the best quality LED panels in its segment and provides true to life images and visuals in its full glory.

Being a Samsung device, there is no question about the reliability of the product and this may be the right purchase for your home entertainment system under Rs.50,000.

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Excellent colour reproduction

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Two-year warranty

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Brand reliability

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Samsung app store has limited apps

Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate100Hz
PortsHDMI – 3 , USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10W

 

4. Vu 55SU314

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True Android TV
  • Best versatile TV
  • Bluetooth capability
  • Android games for Kids

The Vu 55SU314 is a 55-inch 4K smart LED TV running true Android TV OS.

This is one of the cheapest 50+ inch 4K UHD LED TV currently on the Indian market priced under Rs. 50,000.

Design and Build Quality

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 TV 4 and the overall fit and finish looks good but lacks polish.

Display

The display on this television is a 55-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.

Android TV OS

This LED TV runs on true Android TV OS based on Android Nougat 8.0.

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.

True stock Android TV OS lets you access every google backend services such as the Google play services. The advantage of this feature is that your games and apps will be synced with your Google account more in-depth across your different devices.

You also get the advantage of having a wide selection of native Android TV apps straight from Google that are optimized to work on large screens.

The VU 55SU314 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.

Miscellaneous

The TV comes with two remotes – a standard one and a Bluetooth one and you can either 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.

Verdict

When it comes to LED TVs, most brands will feature an outdated Android version if the TV supports smart functionalities. We don’t know why exactly, but unfortunately that’s the case.

The Vu 49SU131 being marketed as a 55-inch 4K true Android OS TV surprised us with the reasonably Android 8.0 Oreo based OS.

This relatively new OS will let you install many apps that require new android APIs to work with.

With an IPS panel featuring 4K resolution and the true Android TV OS support, this LED TV is a must buy for those who love to download and try a lot of new apps and games on the big screen.

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UHD A+ grade IPS panel

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True Android TV OS

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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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60 Hz refresh rate only

Specifications

Screen Size50 Inches
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 4, USB – 3, WiFi
Speaker2 x 12 W

5. Mi LED Smart TV 4 Pro

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 Honorable Mention
  • Future proof TV
  • Value for money proposition
  • Dual band Wi-Fi support

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

Design & Build Quality

The build and design of Mi LED Smart TV 4 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.

HDR 10 Compliant 4K Display!

The display on this device is a 55-inch UHD 4K panel with a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels.

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

With a contrast ratio of about 6000:1, 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.50,000 which has a screen size of 40-inch or more, the Mi smart LED TV 4 would be one of the best bet.

Smart Features

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

This means you can take full advantage of the Google platform services such as Play 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 on-board WiFi on this device supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 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.

And even more..

In terms of speakers, the Mi Smart TV 4 has dual speakers with a combined 16W RMS power output.

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

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

A big thumbs up!

The MI LED Smart TV 4 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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Meagre 60Hz refresh rate
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Sound output is not up to the mark
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App support is nascent and some apps don’t even work

Specifications

Screen Size55 Inches
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 8 W

Finally, the list is done.

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Buying Guide: LED TV Under Rs. 50,000

You’re clearly confused about your next TV purchase and need a piece of advice, right?

Well, we have it.

Take a deep breath and go through the article.

We will make you understand the basics and guide you through the jargon like a breeze.

Let’s look at the factors that you need to consider while buying a LED TV under Rs.50,000.

1. Price

Half a lakh is definitely not a bad choice.

Spending such an amount means you are serious and interested in spending some quality time in front of the TV.

For Rs.50,000, you’re going to get some best in class features and a stunning display to look at.

2. Display

First things first. No OLED panels.

Yes, you’ve heard it right.

OLED panels are so damn expensive to manufacture.

OEM’s still don’t find it profitable to include one in this price bracket.

So all you have to cherish is a good LED panel with edge lighting. And a pretty good one at it.

3. Resolution & Screen size

This is a tricky part. Resolution and screen size is interdependent.

You should only choose a 4K screen if you are aiming for a larger display.

Otherwise, a full HD display would suffice.

However, choosing a display size of minimum 43-inch is better, if you ask us.

There are TVs available up to a display size of 55-inch with 4K resolution.

Models like 43-inch LG 43UJ632T 4K TV priced at Rs.52,750 is a good choice having a perfect resolution with suitable screen real estate.

4. Contrast ratio

More the contrast ratio, better will be the overall brightness of the display.

Most of the LED TVs priced under Rs.50,000 comes with a respectable contrast ratio upwards of 100000:1 stretching even up to a staggering 600000:1.

5. Refresh rate

Many people who buy a LED TV for a budget of Rs.40,000 and above double it up as a secondary gaming monitor.

Leaving the resolution/display size aside, the most important factor for a gaming monitor is its refresh rate.

Serious gamers hate to see dropped frames in between.

Most of the LED TVs priced under Rs.50,000 comes with the standard 60Hz refresh rate.

Models like Sony KLV 43W772E and Samsung 43K5300 comes with interpolated refresh rates of 200Hz and 100Hz respectively.

6. High Dynamic Range

HDR support is important if you are the one who loves to watch native 4K content on the TV in its full glory.

Many games are also launching with the HDR capability which will increase the overall immersive experience.

Models like the Mi Smart TV 4 and LG 43UJ632T priced at Rs.44,999 and Rs. 52,750 respectively comes with HDR support.

7. Connectivity

At a budget of just under Rs.50,000 Smart TV is the way to go.

No matter if you’re interested in it or not, just go for it.

No one knows what future has in store for you.

Most of the LED TVs come with a minimum of 2 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports.

The Vu LEDN50K310X3D, a 50-inch 4K LED TV priced at Rs. 44,999 comes with 4 HDMI ports and 3 USB ports.

Wi-FI connectivity is a standard feature in all models.

Bluetooth is one added functionality that you must decide whether to have or not.

8. Speakers

You’re already spending close to Rs.50,000 because you absolutely enjoy having stunning visuals.

To have a completely immersive viewing experience, we would recommend you to invest in a decent home theater or speakers.

The speakers that come with these TVs are not up to the mark.