Vu Ultra 4K TV vs Nokia 4K smart TV vs Mi TV 4X: which 43-inch 4K TV should you buy?

The Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch TV has been priced at Rs 25,999, while the Nokia and Mi 43-inch TV cost Rs 24,999 and Rs 31,999 respectively.

Highlights
  • Vu Ultra 4K TV 43-inch has a lot in common with Nokia 4K 43-inch smart TV and Mi TV 4X 43-inch
  • All three TVs are powered by Android 9 TV platform and sport 4K display

US-based TV maker Vu has expanded its range of 4K Android TVs in India with the launch of Vu Ultra 4K TV. The new 4K TV comes in four sizes: 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch, and specifications such as Android 9 TV platform, bezel-less 4K displays, Dolby Audio, Dolby Vision, and voice search Google Assistant support. The Vu Ultra 4K TV has been priced in India competitively starting at Rs 25,999 for the 43-inch variant. This is in the same ballpark as the Mi TV 4X 43-inch variant and Nokia 4K 43-inch smart TV, which are among the popular smart TVs in the category. Here are specifications, features, and price comparison of the three TVs.

Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch vs Mi TV 4X 43-inch vs Nokia 4K 43-inch TV: price

The Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch smart TV is priced in India at Rs 25,999. The TV will be available for sale in India starting from today via Amazon.in. The Nokia smart TV 43-inch and Mi TV 4X prices in India, on the other hand, are set at Rs 31,999 and Rs 24,999 respectively. The Nokia TV is available for sale via Flipkart, whereas the Xiaomi TV can be purchased from the company’s official e-store.

Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch smart TV vs Mi TV 4X 43-inch vs Nokia 4K 43-inch TV: specifications

All three smart TVs, Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch smart TV, Mi TV 4X 43-inch, and Nokia 4K 43-inch TV, boast almost similar specifications. The TVs sport bezel-less 43-inch displays with 4K (3,840 x 2,160p) resolution and run Android 9 TV platform with Google Assistant and Google Play Store support. Additionally, the Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch, Mi TV 4X 43-inch, and Nokia 4K 43-inch come with built-in Chromecast, popular OTT apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube, and connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, three HDMI ports, two USB ports, an earphone jack, optical audio, RF analogue port, AV input, and an Ethernet port.

That said, the Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch packs an ultra-edge DLED (Direct LED) display that is said to include an array of LEDs behind the LCD panel to illuminate the screen and bear “40 percent enhanced brightness”, Dolby Vision, pro-picture calibration mode, HDR 10, active contrast, cricket mode, and backlight control. The TV also features dual speakers with 24W sound output, Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual:X surround sound technologies. It’s powered by 64-bit quad-core chipset paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage onboard. Other features include Chromecast, Parental control, and Upbeat Surround Sound feature that enhances the audio output to provide an immersive experience. 

The Mi TV 4X 43-inch, on the other hand, Xiaomi’s PatchWall 2.0 custom interface as well. The interface is touted to have more content-centric approach as it brings together content from all platforms. The Mi TV also has built-in a native data saver mode. The display features 60Hz refresh rate, 178-degree viewing angle, narrow bezels, and Xiaomi’s Vivid Picture Engine. Under the hood, it rocks 64-bit quad-core A53 chipset, aided by Mali-450 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB storage. As for the audio, the TV packs downgraded 20W built-in speakers, which are backed by Dolby Audio as well as DTS-HD, from 24W. 

As for Nokia 43-inch 4K smart TV, it sports a flat 43-inch LED display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 178-degree viewing angle, 300 nits brightness, MEMC technology, and Dolby Vision support. It has CA53 quad-core processor mated with Mali450 GPU, 2.25GB of RAM, and 16GB storage at the helm. the Nokia 43-inch TV has two speakers with 24W output, which is on par with Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch TV; however, they are backed by JBL Audio, Dolby Audio, DTS Trusurround support.

Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch vs Mi TV 4X 43-inch vs Nokia 4K 43-inch smart TV: which one to buy?

The Mi TV 4X 43-inch is the cheapest smart TV in the lot; however, it offers downgraded 8GB storage and 20W speakers. Among the remaining two options, the Vu Ultra TV 4K, going by the specs sheet alone, seems to be the better value for money. The TV is offering almost the same specifications and features such as 4K resolution, 16GB storage, 24W speakers, Dolby Audio, Dolby Vision, and voice search backed by Google Assistant as Nokia 4K 43-inch smart TV at just Rs 25,999.