Smart TVs make their case beyond the audio-visual experience. These large screen devices support voice control, internet connectivity, apps, wireless screen mirroring and more. The smart use of these televisions makes them ideal for elevating the entertainment experience at home. Besides, these make equally good companions for listening to music, playing games and managing smart home devices. From entry-level to premium, here are five of the best smart TVs in 2022 across price categories:
Xiaomi OLED Vision TV 55-inch
Xiaomi entered the premium smart TV segment this year with the launch of its OLED Vision. Although it has an OLED screen panel, it is cheaper than OLED-based smart TVs from established brands like Sony, Samsung and LG. Importantly, it doesn’t cut corners on any key features, technological or otherwise. It has an OLED screen of 4K UHD resolution with support for several high dynamic range formats such as Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HDR and HLG. An eight-way speaker system of 30W peak output completes the viewing experience. The speakers are loud and clear, and combined with Dolby Atmos and DTS provide a healthy audio experience. The Xiaomi OLED Vision TV is an economical option in the premium OLED smart TV segment.
Price: Rs 89,999
Sony Bravia X75K 65-inch
Sony is known for a premium experience, and the Bravia X75K is no different. The Google TV platform-based smart TV performs well in terms of viewing experience, with pronounced blacks and decent brightness. Its audio performance is lackluster, but can easily be boosted with an external soundbar system. Powered by the X1 4K processor, the TV does a great job of delivering 1080p content, which is evident in gaming as well. It can be controlled and managed through the Google Home app on the phone. If you have a home theater at home, it is better to buy Sony X75K.
Price: Rs 1,39,900
Thomson QLED Google TV 55-inch
The Thomson QLED Google TV 55-inch is one of the cheapest QLED Smart TVs available in India. It has a bezel-less design with its screen covering almost the entire front. It has a QLED panel with 4K resolution, which is better than the LED panels usually found on smart TVs in its segment. When it comes to audio, the Thomson QLED Google TV has 40W stereo speakers. The speakers are loud and clear and support Dolby Atmos to deliver an immersive audio experience. The default Google TV interface is full of content recommendations from supported apps. The TV impresses with its premium design, good audio-visual experience and moderate performance.
Price: Rs 40,999
Xiaomi Smart TV X 50-inch
The Xiaomi Smart TV X50 is a tech-rich proposition in the budget LED Smart TV segment. It has a 4K UHD resolution screen of 60Hz refresh rate and support for commonly used HDR formats including Dolby Vision and HDR. In terms of audio, there are stereo speakers of 30W peak output supported by Dolby Audio and DTS:X surround technologies. The speakers produce an excellent surround sound effect, perfect for an immersive audio experience. Up top, there’s a wide range of connectivity options like 3 x HDMI 2.1, 2 x USB 2.0, Ethernet, AV input, optical and headphone jack. For wireless connectivity, there is dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.
Price: Rs 34,999
Kodak Matrix QLED TV 50-inch
Audio visuals are defining characteristics for televisions, and the Kodak Matrix QLED TV 50-inch impresses on both parameters. It has a power LED in the lower center of the all-screen front profile. The screen defaults to a cool color temperature. It offers all kinds of connectivity, including two-way Bluetooth for Google Assistant-powered voice remote control and other Bluetooth-enabled accessories, dual-band Wi-Fi, HDMI ports with support for CEC and ARC, USB-A, and optical. For digital audio output.
Price: Rs 33,999