Smart TVs are easily the most happening consumer-electronic segment in the last few years, thanks to entrants like Xiaomi, Realme, and OnePlus brands taking on giants like LG, Samsung, and Sony. The significant rise in content consumption in recent months, thanks to pandemic-induced lockdowns helped with the sales of smart TVs. Most importantly, easy access to OTT apps, hands-free voice Assistant, easy availability, and affordability are the biggest factors that pushed the smart TV line to a new league. As a part of the Indian Gadget Awards, which has 18 jury members, 28 award categories, and over 150 nominees, these are the nominations for the Best TV of 2022.
Mainstream category (under Rs 40,000)
Redmi Smart TV X55 (55-inch)
As the name suggests, the Redmi Smart TV X55 sports a 55-inch 4K TV that has support for Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR 10+, HLG, and the Reality Flow Tech that will offer a blur-free rendering of high-speed action during sportscasts, games, and more. The TV runs on Android 10 out of the box and there’s support for all OTT apps. The Redmi Smart TV comes with Dolby Atmos, 30W speakers, and 16GB storage.
Blaupunkt 50-inch QLED Ultra HD
Blaupunkt 50 Inch QLED Ultra HD (50QD7010) is one of the most affordable QLED offerings on the list, which is the main reason the TV is on the list. The smart TV comes with 4K resolution, Dolby Atmos sound, and Dolby Vision for an immersive viewing experience. There’s Google Play Store, which makes it easy to install apps and games onto the TV. There’s Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) technology that increases the frame rate of low-frame-rate content.
Vu GLOLED TV 4K 55-inch
The Vu 55-inch GloLED Series 4K Smart LED TV has found its way to the nomination list. The TV comes with 400nits brightness, 104 Watt DJ Sound, Dolby Atmos with a built-in subwoofer, and there’s an ambient light sensor, and a dedicated cricket mode. The smart TV comes with Dolby Vision for an immersive viewing experience and Google Play Store to install apps and games.
Kodak 50-inch QLED Ultra HD TV
Kodak is a very well-known name in the industry and they have forayed into the smart TV segment. The Kodak 50-inch QLED Ultra is a worthy option to consider in the budget segment. As is evident from the name, the TV comes with a QLED panel, has a 40W sound output, Google TV OS out of the box, and Dolby Vision for an immersive viewing experience.
Infinix Zero 55-inch QLED
Another smart TV that made it to the Indian Gadget Award nominations is the Infinix Zero 55-inch QLED Ultra HD (4K) smart TV. It comes with a Quantum Dot display, 36W sound output, MEMC, HDR10+, and Dolby vision support. The smart TV comes with Dolby Atmos support and a premium frameless design so only the content takes the centre stage.
OnePlus TV 55 Y1S Pro
The OnePlus TV 55 Y1S Pro features a bezel-less design, which makes it look premium. There’s support for HDR10+, HDR10, as well as HLG format. There’s auto low latency mode, Gamma engine, which smart tunes the visuals to offer ultra-clear content with dynamic contrast. The TV runs on the Android 10 platform and has support for Google Assistant, Smart Manager, and OnePlus Connect 2.0. There’s OxygenPlay 2.0 that offers access to over 230 live channels.
Premium category (Budget no bar)
LG C2 4K Smart OLED evo TV Cinema HDR
LG C2 is a premium smart TV on the list of nominations. The TV comes with an OLED display that is specially tuned for cinema or media consumption. The television comes with α9 Gen5 AI processor with AI Picture Pro and 4K upscaling. The TV supports NVIDIA G-Sync, AMD FreeSync, an eye-comfort model and low-blue light.
Samsung The Frame Smart TV
Samsung TVs don’t need any special introduction as their TVs are among the best on the market. The Frame is a top-class product that turns itself into an art frame on the wall after wall-mounting. There’s a built-in motion sensor that shows off your own photos or art from the Samsung store. The matte display on the TV has virtually no light or reflection night or day. The TV runs on Tizen OS which brings support for OTT apps, including Prime and Netflix.
Xiaomi OLED Vision TV
The Xiaomi OLED Vision TV is the company’s most premium offering to date in the TV segment. The key highlight of the 55-inch TV is that it is IMAX enhanced and has support for Dolby Vision IQ and MEMC engine with Reality Flow that interpolates frames to ensure smooth and blur-free visuals. There’s support for a 30W eight-speaker setup and Dolby Atmos. The TV has far-field mics for hands-free Google Assistant.
Samsung Neo QLED 8K Smart TV 75
Samsung Neo QLED 8K Smart TV is the most premium offering on the list. Thanks to the Quantum Matrix Technology Pro which is claimed to offer ultra-fine contrast in 8K resolution that shows off every hidden detail. There’s backlight dimming technology that offers precision controls over the proprietary Quantum Mini LEDs. There’s Dolby Atmos support for an immersive audio experience.
Sony Bravia XR MASTER Series A95K OLED
The Sony Bravia XR Master Series A95K OLED has a 4K display resolution with a 100Hz refresh rate, 20W speakers with Dolby Atmos, Cognitive Processor XR, HDR10, and there’s support for 4K upscaling, and IMAX Enhanced that should offer a premium watching experience. The TV comes with 60W Acoustic Surface Speakers.
Sony Bravia XR OLED 4K Ultra HD A80K
The Sony Bravia XR OLED 4K Ultra HD A80K runs on Google TV OS which brings support for most OTT apps, including Prime, Netflix, Hotstar, and others. Sony claims the TV is tailor-made for the PS5 gaming experience as well. The built-in XR OLED Contrast Pro boosts colour and contrast in bright areas for realistic pictures that offer pure blacks and peak brightness.
Vu Masterpiece Glo QLED TV
The last one on the list is the Vu Masterpiece Glo QLED TV, which offers 800nits brightness, 100W sound subwoofer, 120Hz refresh rate, and full-array local dimming. There’s support for HDR10+, Cinema, and Cricket modes with Dolby Vision IQ and AMD FreeSync. There’s 3GB RAM and 16GB storage so you will never have to face any lag or run out of storage.