Best 55 Inch Smart TV In India

6 Best 55 Inch Smart TV In India (Updated 2022)

55 inch is considered to be one of the ideal TV screen sizes for ultimate visual experience. In fact, based on a recent study, 55 inch TVs have the highest demand among consumers in the world.

As a result of high demand, you can find a wide selection of  55 inch TVs from different manufacturers in different price points. 

Having a lot of options is kind of a blessing in disguise, because it gives you a lot of choices, and you’re confused in the end.

If you are in the market for a 55 inch TV, then you don’t have to go through any confusion. Because, you’ve found us! 

In order to help readers like you, our research team conducted an extensive research including testing and customer outreach on smart TVs available in the Indian market. 

And, in this article I’m going to share with you the best 55 inch smart TV in India for different types of people.

Let’s get started.

Best 55 Inch Smart TV In India

1. Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ – Overall Best

2. LG 55UP7500PTZ – Best Alternative

3. Samsung UA55AUE60AKLXL – Top Selling

4. Acer AR55AP2851UDFL – Cheapest Reliable

5. iFFALCON 55H71 – Budget QLED

6. Vu 55LX – Also Good

This is a curated list of the ultimate best 55 inch TV of different types in different price ranges. If you have a specific budget, then check out these budget specific articles,

Now, let’s have a deeper look into the features and benefits of all the models mentioned in the above list of best 55 inch smart TV in India.

1. Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ

For millions of people, Sony is not just a name, it’s an emotion. And, I belong to one among those millions of happy customers.

It is a known fact that Sony is a pioneer in TV technologies with their 60+ years of expertise. And that level of expertise and legacy is proved by their products every year.

According to Sony, Bravia KD-55X80AJ is a mid level LED TV (still more expensive than competition). It comes with an excellent display, good sound, latest Google TV experience and many more in a nice slim profile.

Let’s have a deeper look into all the features and their benefits in detail.

Specifications

Screen Size55 Inch
ResolutionUHD (3840×2160)
RAM / Storage2GB / 8GB
Operating SystemGoogle TV
HDRHDR10+, HLG
DolbyDolby Vision & Atmos
Sound Output30W
Warranty1 Year

Display & Picture Quality

When it comes to image quality, only a very few brands can compete directly with Sony. Bravia KD-55X80AJ comes with a 55 inch direct LED display panel that can play native 4K videos at 60Hz.

It is an IPS panel with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 which is very low. But, Sony proves that image quality is not just about the hardware and software can make any display look brilliant just like this one.

The Triluminos PRO technology renders more than a billion colors to make the display vivid and true to nature. And the extreme contrast it adds negates the drawback of low contrast ratio.

In order to reduce the jitter and tudder while watching fast moving sports or gaming, the MotionFlowXR 100 software emulates the display to function as a 100Hz display instead of native 60Hz. It is highly recommended for sports, action movies and gaming.

The display is also capable of rendering 4K HDR videos in multiple formats including HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. The Dolby Vision in this TV is absolutely stunning to watch. We can honestly say that it is even 10 times better than the budget TVs with Dolby Vision.

With the Object Based HDR remaster, the color contrast is adjusted for each individual object in the screen whereas most other TVs just adjust based on a predefined curve. This helps in rendering natural colors and high contrast while watching HDR content.

Sony is second to none in upscaling capabilities. The X-Reality 4K Pro is their graphics processor which helps in upscaling SD, HD and FHD content to 4K and it does an incredible job. 

The HD and FHD to 4K upscaling is exceptional. And in some cases you may not be able to differentiate with native 4K too. SD to 4K is also very good when compared to others in this class.

Audio & Sound Quality

Just like how Sony is a pioneer in Display technology, they are also a legend in audio tech starting from their Walkman in the 1960s.

Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ comes with their premium X-Balanced speaker setup with two downfiring activators. The isolated box design makes sure that high end sound reproduction is achieved.

Also, the TV has a very good bass and punchy noiseless audio even at high volume levels.

It also has a special ambient sensing AI algorithm Acoustic Audio Calibration, which detects the room ambience where the TV is kept. The light sensor and sound sensor interact with the algorithm to provide the best optimized picture and audio.

Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ also has Dolby Atmos support through TV speakers. The three dimensional sound is marvelous when compared with budget counterparts. With just 20W speakers, the sound experience this TV produces is just mind blowing.

Hardware & OS

Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ is powered by Sony’s own premium X1 processor which has the capability to process and render high quality 4K HDR images. It is awarded as one of the best TV processors in 2020.

Inorder to handle graphics and similar processes like upscaling, 4K X-Reality Pro is used which is again the industry’s best upscaler we’ve ever seen and tested.

It comes with a 2GB RAM whereas the internal storage is just 4.4 GB which is very low considering the expensive price point. Out of the 4.4GB, only more than a GB is usable after formwares and all. This is the biggest bummer of this TV.

On the software side, Sony is one of the big brands to adopt Google’s Android TV platform for their premium TVs.

Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ comes with the latest Google TV firmware which is very fast and less laggy compared to conventional Android TV. Also, the UI is less cluttered and the navigation between apps is seamless.

The home screen has a seamless integration with most of the OTT platforms and when you search for something most relevant results from different applications are shown. This is a really nice feature because if you want to search a movie, you don’t have to search separately on different applications.

Other common Android TV features like Google Play access, Google Assistant voice search, built-in chrome cast, etc are also present.

Ports, Connectivity & Remote

Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ has all the ports and connectivity options an average TV user ever needs.

It includes,

  • 4 HDMI ports
  • 2 USB ports
  • Optical output
  • Analog audio port
  • RF Input
  • Headphone
  • Ethernet

Out of 4 HDMI ports, 2 of them support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) which can pass Dolby Atmos audio into compatible soundbars and control both TV and soundbar with the same remote.

Also, it has a 2.4GHz WiFi board which can support superfast internet speeds necessary for streaming 4K content seamlessly.

The TV can be controlled with external wireless smart devices like Amazon Alexa or Apple HomeKit. It also has Apple AirPlay support, if you want to cast your iPhone wirelessly.

The remote shipped with this TV is pretty basic on the design front. It is the same old full featured standard design with number keys which is useless with current set top boxes. 

Hotkeys are provided for YouTube, YouTube Music, Prime Video and Netflix. On the top, a voice search button is also present.

What We Like

  • Amazing picture quality
  • Industry best upscaling
  • Dolby Atmos & Vision
  • HDR10 and HLG support
  • Ambient optimization (picture & sound)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Latest Google TV
  • 4 HDMI & 2 USB ports
  • HDMI eARC 

What We Don’t Like

  • Very low internal space
  • Expensive 
  • Old style remote

2. LG 55UP7500PTZ

If you don’t have the budget to purchase Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ, but want the best 55 inch TV from any of the premium brands, then LG 55UP7500PTZ is the best alternative.

LG is the world’s second largest TV brand by market share. And, if they have such a feat, then that is only possible through making exceptional products at a reasonable price.

They have TVs for consumers with different economic standards. For the premium audience, their NanoCell TVs and OLED are the best choices, whereas the budget audience is more than happy with the Ultra HD series which this TV belongs to.

Let’s have a complete look at all the benefits and features this TV has to offer.

Specifications

Screen Size55 Inch
ResolutionUHD (3840×2160)
RAM / Storage1.5GB / 8GB
Operating SystemLG WebOS
Image Contrast ratio1100:1
HDRHDR10+, HLG
DolbyNo
Sound Output20W
Warranty1 Year

Display & Picture Quality

LG is one of the brands that has the potential to compete directly with Sony when it comes to picture quality. In fact, LG Display Corporation provides OLED displays for manufacturing Sony OLED TVs. That shows how good LG displays are.

LG 55UP7500PTZ features a 4K UHD LED display panel with a contrast ratio of 1100:1. Since the contrast ratio is on the lower side, watching bright content in a well lit room is amazing, but dark scenes in a dark room are average. 

It is also an IPS panel, so viewing angles are not a problem. You can view from any corner of the room and get a decent viewing experience.

It comes with a Filmmaker Mode which is great for watching movies. This mode turns off motion smoothing to preserve the original aspect ratio, colors, frame rates, etc so that you get exactly what the directors wanted to convey.

The TV also supports multiple HDR formats including HDR, HDR10 and HLG. HDR contents look surprisingly amazing even in darker rooms.

LG 55UP7500PTZ is one of the best gaming TVs in this price range. It has a lot of gamer friendly features like low input lag, HDR gaming, Gaming Quick Control panel, etc.

The TV has an AI feature that changes the brightness of the display depending on the ambient lighting.

While the graphics processor does an amazing job of upscaling Full HD and 2K images to 4K, the SD/HD to 4K upscaling is not up to the mark

Audio & Sound Quality

LG makes some of the world’s best TV displays, but the audio experience is not that mind blowing when you compare it with the image quality they provide.

LG 55UP7500PTZ comes with a bottom firing 2.0 channel speaker setup. The sound out of the box is very good when you compare it with budget 55 inch TVs. But when you compare with Sony or Samsung, the LG sound is a little bit let down.

The total RMS output is 20W which is low, but with the software enhancements the sound is very loud and clear.

The TV has an AI algorithm which adjusts the TV volume according to the content playing. For example when dialogue scenes are playing, the speakers will give more importance to conversation whereas for sports ambient sound and commentary will be given importance.

The AI detects the right mode based on the 17 million audio data points across different frequencies.

It also has Dolby Atmos support through TV speakers. But the experience is more or less similar to what budget TVs offer. If you want to experience proper Dolby Atmos, you need to hook a Dolby Atmos Soundbar through HDMI 2.1 which supports eARC.

Hardware & OS

LG 55UP7500PTZ is powered by LG’s mid range Intelligent Quad Core processor which renders very good 4K images, a fast and smooth TV viewing experience.

This TV has a dedicated graphics processor to improve the upscaling capabilities. Also, it has 1.5GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The RAM may seem to be on the lower side, but the firmware is highly optimized and you will never experience any lagness.

LG is one of the only two brands in India that invested their time and resources into developing their own operating system for TVs. 

LG WebOS is a linux based OS which is very lightweight and super fast. As I already mentioned this TV has only 1.5GB of RAM, but due to the lightweight nature of WebOS, the user experience is very snappy compared to even the latest generation Google TV.

Eventhough WebOS does not have a huge library of apps like Android TV, all the necessary apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+Hotstar, Eros Now, Spotify, etc are available. From the Google ecosystem, only YouTube is available.

Other smart features include AI sound and image processing, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Apple AirPlay, etc for seamless connectivity experience.

Ports, Connectivity & Remote

LG 55UP7500PTZ is loaded with all the essential ports and connectivity options you ever need while using this TV.

The port selection includes,

  • 2 HDMI ports
  • 1 USB ports
  • Optical output
  • RF Input
  • Ethernet/LAN

This TV also has a eARC supported HDMI port (HDMI 2) which helps in passing Dolby Atmos to supported soundbars. HDMI CEC is also supported.

The wireless board in this TV is Wi-Fi certified 802.11 ac which can support up to 5G incoming speeds which is more than enough for streaming 4K content. The TV also has Bluetooth 5.0 support for connecting smartphones, earphones, etc.

If you have wireless smart home speakers like Google Assistant, Amazon Echo or Apple HomeKit, then you can easily integrate those devices.

Just like the previous model, LG also ships a very basic remote with this TV. It is so basic that even Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa voice search is not available. If you want the smart features in the remote, then you can purchase the Magic Remote separately.

What We Like

  • Excellent picture quality in bright rooms
  • Excellent upscaling of Full HD, 2K to 4K
  • Above average sound
  • HDR10 and HLG support
  • AI optimization for brightness and sound
  • Smooth UX with LG WebOS
  • 2 HDMI & 1 USB ports
  • HDMI eARC 

What We Don’t Like

  • Low contrast
  • Average upscaling for SD to 4K
  • No Dolby technologies
  • No free Magic Remote

3. Samsung UA55AUE60AKLXL

Samsung along with Sony and LG constitute 90 percent of India’s premium TV market. In fact, Samsung is the largest TV brand in the world based on market share.

Samsung UA55AUE60AKLXL is a part of their Crystal series, a mid range TV lineup aimed at upper middle class consumers who can spend upwards of 40K for a brand new TV.

Crystal series is an upgrade to their previous Wondertainment Series which was one of their most successful TV lineup ever on the basis of sales volume.

As of 2021, 4K models are available in 43, 50, 55 and 65 inch screen sizes. And in this article we’re talking about the 55 inch version specifically.

Specifications

Screen Size55 Inch
ResolutionUHD (3840×2160)
RAM / Storage1.5GB / 8GB
Operating SystemLG WebOS
Image Contrast ratio1100:1
HDRHDR10+, HLG
DolbyNo
Sound Output20W
Warranty1 Year

Display & Picture Quality

The displays used in the Samsung TV are made by Samsung Display LTD, a subsidiary of Samsung Inc. They are the largest LED display manufacturer in the world and in fact, they provide displays for many budget TV brands for Hisense, TCL, etc.

It shows how good samsung is in manufacturing TV displays. And their expertise is shown in this TV’s picture quality as well.

Samsung UA55AUE60AKLXL features a 4K UHD LED display panel that can play native 4K videos at 60HZ/50Hz based on the standards.

The displays used by Samsnung in their Crystal series TVs are called Crystal Display 4K. As its name says, the images are crystal clear out of the box. 

Additionally, this TV also has HDR support. When you watch HDR supported content, it is an amazing experience with vibrant colors and excellent dynamic range.

But when it comes to upscaling the Full HD or HD content, the TV is not as good as we expected and that’s why Sony is above this model in our list. 

When you are watching action sports or games, in order to compensate for the fast moving jitter and tudder, the Motion Xcelerator algorithm in this TV inserts frames. 

Audio & Sound Quality

Historically, Samsung TVs were ditched for their low quality audio even in their premium TVs. But the argument is not valid anymore.

It seems Samsung has mastered the art of placing good audio in the advanced generation slim TV sets. 

It has a multi channel audio configuration which delivers 20 watts audio combined. The high quality audio is very rich and can fill a medium sized room with ease.

This TV can deliver audio in Dolby Digital Plus format, if the content is encoded in similar format. Like every other model, it also has multiple audio modes like Cinema, Game, Music, etc which enhances the sound for different situations.

Hardware & OS

Samsung UA55AUE60AKLXL comes with Crystal 4K processor which can render high quality 4K HDR images without any problem. Also, it’s multi-core architecture helps in a smooth user experience.

It comes with 1.5GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The RAM is lower than even budget Android TVs, but the firmware in Samsung UA55AUE60AKLXL is very light and highly optimized for the hardware.

Just like LG, Samsung also has their own Operating System called TizenOS. Over time, they perfected the linux based OS and currently is one of the smoothest TV OS we’ve ever tested. 

If we have to compare the big three TV OS, without any doubt Tizen will bag the top spot followed by LG’s WebOs and then Android TV.

It comes with all the necessary apps preloaded. It includes Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar, Spotify, Gaana Plus, etc.

Ports, Connectivity & Remote

Samsung UA55AUE60AKLXL has all the connectivity and input options you ever need in a smart TV.

The ports include 3 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Optical, 1 Ethernet, 1 AV and one RF input. Out of the 3 HDMI ports, HDMI1 is capable of supporting eARC.

Wireless connectivity options like WiFi and Bluetooth are also present.

Among the premium TV brands, Samsung has the best TV remote by design. It has only very few buttons and controls, but everything you need is strategically placed.

The quick access keys are provided for Netflix and Prime Video along with their own Samsung TV Plus application.

What We Like

  • Stunning picture quality
  • Excellent dynamic range in HDR
  • Good audio experience
  • HDR10+, HDR and HLG support
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • TizenOS
  • Bezel-less display
  • Beautiful remote
  • 3 HDMI & 1 USB ports

What We Don’t Like

  • Average upscaling

4. iFFALCON 55H71

If you are looking for a feature rich tech savvy smart TV under 50000 Rs, then no model apart from iFFALCON 55H71 can satisfy your needs.

iFFALCON is a subsidiary brand of TCL, the global TV brand based out of China. TCL and iFFALCON are globally known for their high tech TVs at a very reasonable price point and that can be said to be true in India as well.

The main selling point of this TV, iFFALCON 55H71 is the display technology called QLED which is primarily used by Samsung’s premium TVs. 

Apart from the premium display, this TV also has all other premium technologies like Dolby Vision, Atmos, etc.

Let’s have a detailed overview of all the benefits and features iFFALCON 55H71 has to offer.

Specifications

Screen Size55 Inch
ResolutionUHD (3840×2160)
RAM / Storage2GB / 16GB
Operating SystemAndroid 9
HDRHDR10+, HLG
DolbyDolby Vision & Atmos
Sound Output30W
Warranty1 Year

Display & Image Quality

If you want a TV with the best dynamic range in this price range, then hands down iFFALCON 55H71 is the absolute best choice. It has a 4K UHD display panel that can play videos at a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 60Hz refresh rate.

The blacks are super dark compared to what all other models in this list. This is possible because of the superior QLED tech behind this TV’s display while all other brands use conventional LED technology.

Eventhough OLED panels are said to be OLED rivals, it is far from the truth at least in  case of iFFALCON 55H71. So, if you are thinking this TV is similar to expensive OLED TVs, then you’re completely wrong.

Apart from QLED tech, this TV also boasts Dolby Vision which is a stunning HDR imaging technology that delivers exceptional colors and excellent dynamic range. Inorder to experience Dolby Vision, you need content specifically made to support Dolby Vision.

Just like Dolby Vision, this TV also supports other HDR technologies like HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG.

It also comes with a special algorithm iPQEngine technology which helps in regulating the color inaccuracies due to different reasons so that you can experience a crystal clear true to life image.

Speaker & Audio Quality

This TV comes with an internal bottom 30W stereo box speaker. Two speakers at both the ends make sure that the sound output is reaching every corner of the room.

If your content has Dolby Audio, then you are going to experience an excellent thrilling audio experience. Also, this TV is rated to support Dolby Atmos, the gold standard in the audio world.

We played some Dolby Atmos certified content from Prime Video and found that the quality is very good. We are pretty sure that the Dolby Atmos in this TV can make your room a perfect spot to watch action movies with lots of surround sound movements.

Even though it is not close to what you get in an expensive Sony or LG, for this price the Atmos quality in iFFALCON 55H71 is phenomenal.

Apart from Dolby Atmos, this TV can also deliver virtual 7.1 DTS surround sound if the content playing has DTS encoded.

Hardware & OS

iFFALCON 55H71 comes with a 64 bit A55x4 900mhz 1.1ghz processor along with 2GB of RAM to deliver a smooth TV experience.

In order to render animations and other graphics intensive processes, it also has a dedicated Mali 470×3 600mhz 900mhz graphics processor.

The internal storage is 16GB, which is sufficient for all the firmware and user storage requirements. Even though 16GB seems very less, for a TV this is standard in this price range.

Just like the competition, this model also comes with Google Android TV 10 Operating System. You get access to 5000+ apps in Google Play Store and other Google Play services without any limitations.

All the most important applications like YouTube, Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+Hotstar, SonyLIV, etc are pre-installed along with firmware in iFFALCON 55H71.

One of our favourite features in iFFALCON 55H71 is the ability to control the smart home appliances from a single point. 

The AI-IN is an intelligent control layer developed by TCL to control other smart home appliances like lights, robot vacuum cleaners, etc remotely. For this to work, you need to make sure that all the smart appliances are connected to the same wifi as the TV.

Apart from these features, other basic smart TV features like Google Assistant voice control, built in Chromecast, etc are also present.

Ports, Connectivity & Remote

iFFALCON 55H71 comes with an array of ports and connectivity options you need for a seamless TV experience.

The ports include 3 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 AV, 1 Optical and 1 RF connection input. One of the HDMI is ARC compatible so that you can connect it with a Soundbar to enhance the audio experience.

Wireless connectivity options like WiFi and Bluetooth are also present.

Just like the previous model, iFFALCON stripped off all the unnecessary numbers and alphabets from the remote. It has quick access keys for activating Google Assistant, TCL AI-IN and Netflix.

What We Like

  • Stunning picture quality in 4K
  • Great dynamic range with QLED display
  • Good upscaling
  • Dolby Atmos & Vision
  • HDR10+, HDR and HLG support
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Android TV 9 with Chromecast
  • Bezel-less display
  • 3 HDMI & 2 USB ports

What We Don’t Like

  • Poor service recorded in few areas
  • Poor upscaling for SD satellite channel
  • No hot keys for YouTube and Prime Video

5. Acer AR55AP2851UDFL

Acer is the newest entrant in the Indian smart TV market. After having a good market share in laptops and monitors they are trying to gain something from the massive budget conscious smart tv market in India.

After testing Acer AR55AP2851UDFL, we’re pretty confident that Acer will make a dent on some of the budget brands that are currently ruling the market.

With an excellent bezel-less design, Acer AR55AP2851UDFL has all the features that you expect in a smart tv in this price range. These include, 4K UHD A+ grade panel, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Audio, etc.

Let’s have deeper insights of the model by analyzing their features and benefits.

Specifications

Screen Size55 Inch
ResolutionUHD (3840×2160)
RAM / Storage2GB / 16GB
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
HDRHDR10+, HLG
DolbyDolby Audio
Sound Output24W
Warranty1 Year

Display & Image Quality

Acer AR55AP2851UDFL features an amazing A+ grade 55 inch LED display panel that can play videos with a maximum resolution of 4K UHD at 60Hz refresh rate.

The display has a rated maximum brightness of 420 nits which is excellent when compared to all the 300 nits models from other brands. The display is very bright and you can easily view content even in a brightly lit room.

The display has a contrast ratio of 5000:1, which is not great, but most of the LED panels in this price range are similar.

Just like any other budget TV, the LED panel is excellent when you play native 4K videos from Netflix or YouTube. Thanks to the HDR support, both HLG and HDR10+ rated contents look phenomenal in this display.

Since the image contrast ratio of the display is not that great, they are trying to display darker scenes better with micro dimming technology and to an extent it’s working. But still, a display with better contrast ratio will outrank this one within no time.

As I already said, the display has a refresh rate of 60Hz. 60Hz is good, but for fast moving scenes and sports, it is not adequate. To compensate for dropped frames and reduce jitter, an Intelligent Frame Stabilization algorithm is employed. It analyzes each scene frame by frame and pixel by pixel.

Just like any other brand, Acer AR55AP2851UDFL struggles in upscaling SD content whereas HD to 4K is relatively good.

Speaker & Audio Quality

Acer AR55AP2851UDFL comes with an internal bottom firing 12W x 2 speakers that delivers a combined 24W RMS sound output which is quite similar to all other models in this list of best 55 inch tv in india under 40000.

The audio quality is fabulous with crisp and punchy sound. You probably don’t need a soundbar unless you want proper surround sound.

The speaker configuration is based on the Dolby Audio setup. Along with Dolby Audio, the Pure Sound 2.0, Acer AR55AP2851UDFL can deliver a decent virtual surround sound experience. But for this to work, you must play content that has Dolby Audio.

Hardware & OS

The motherboard in Acer AR55AP2851UDFL comes with a 64-bit quad core processor. 

In order to provide smooth animations and user experience, the processor is coupled with a Mali 470 x 3 graphics processor and 2GB of fast RAM.

The firmware including OS is installed on the 16GB internal storage. Out of that 16, you’ll be left with around 10GB of space for storing music, photos and videos for offline usage.

Just like other budget brands in this space, Acer is also using Google’s Android TV platform as the operating system. It also comes with the Android version 9.0 Pie which is a kind of bummer in the age of Android 11, but you may probably get a firmware update in the near future.

With the Android TV, you get access to the Google Play ecosystem with everything you need from Google Play Music to Google Books. The smart features like inbuilt chromecast, google assistant voice control, etc are also present.

Ports, Connectivity & Remote

Since Acer is more of a laptop brand than TV, they know the importance of ports and connectivity options.

And, they’ve packed all the essential ports you ever need in a modern TV. It includes 3 HDMI, 1 USB, AV and the basic optical and RF ports. HDMI1 is eARC compatible, so you can connect with a soundbar and control both devices using a single remote.

On the wireless front, it offers both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.

Following the trend, Acer is also shipping a simple remote control without number keys. One click quick access keys are provided for streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube and TikiLive.

Also, a dedicated Google Assistant button is provided in the remote, so that you can activate voice search very conveniently.

What We Like

  • Grade A+ 4K UHD panel
  • Dolby Audio
  • HDR10+ and HLG support
  • 2 GB RAM & 16GB internal storage
  • Android TV 9.0 with Chromecast
  • 3 HDMI & 2 USB port
  • Good build quality

What We Don’t Like

  • Upscaling could’ve been better
  • Average build quality

6. Vu 139cm 55LX

Vu is a budget TV brand based out of California in the United States. Eventhough, it is a registered brand in US, the owner of the brand is an Indian and their major focus market is also India.

Vu is not just any other seasonal brand. In fact, it is one of the highest selling TV brands across multiple e-commerce platforms in India along with Mi TV.

Vu 139cm 55LX is one of their flagship TVs launched in the late 2021. It is a part of their Action Series which is focussed on making the movie watching experience a delight to watch.

Specifications

Screen Size55 Inch
ResolutionUHD (3840×2160)
RAM / Storage2GB / 16GB
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0
HDRHDR10, HLG
DolbyDolby Vision
Sound Output100W
Warranty1 Year

Display & Image Quality

Vu 139cm 55LX comes with a massive 55 inch 4K UHD panel based on LED display technology.

It is equipped with Pixelium Glass Technology which reduces the reflections and delivers around 400 nits of maximum brightness which is ideal for watching movies and live sports even in a well lit room. 

This TV model supports native 4K UHD videos at 60Hz refresh rate. The image contrast ratio is 1000000:1, which makes the display very dark in the dark scenes.

Even though the display supports only 60Hz refresh rate, the MEMC (Motion Enhanced Motion Compensation) technology is employed to reduce the motion blur and judder while playing fast movie scenes.

Since the display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the 4K movie streaming from supported platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc is exceptional.

This TV also does a decent job in 4K upscaling. The HD to 4K upscaling is very good, but SD to HD/4K is not that great when you compare it with Sony or Samsung.

Speaker & Audio Quality

Generally audio technology is moving away from TVs to Soundbars, but Vu is trying to implement the best from both worlds.

This TV comes with an internal front firing Soundbar powered by JBL, one of the undisputed kings of the audio world.

The internal soundbar consists of 6 speakers including tweeters and side woofers to deliver unmatched audio clarity and bass.

The sound system delivers 100W RMS output which is very good compared to other products in this list of best 55 inch TV under 50000 in India. The system also has advanced noise cancellation technology to boost the vocals for a better clarity. 

Inorder to make sure that the movie watching experience is enchanting and thrilling, the soundbar also supports DTS Virtual X: Surround sound.

Hardware & OS

Vu 139cm 55LX features a 1.4 GHz quad core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM to provide a smooth TV viewing and navigational experience.

The 16GB ROM or internal storage is good enough to install many applications, store frequently listening songs, photos, etc.

The TV is powered by Google’s Android TV platform running the version 9.0 Pie. With the help of Android TV, you get access to the entire Playstore, Google Movies & TV, YouTube Music, etc.

It also has built in Chromecast support, which allows you to share the content from your smartphones on the big screen wirelessly.

The commonly used applications like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+Hotstar, etc are pre downloaded for your convenience.

Ports, Connectivity & Remote

Vu 139cm 55LX comes with all the necessary ports and connectivity options you expect in a premium TV. 

It includes 3 HDMI, 2 USB and the basic audio and video ports. Regarding wireless connectivity, Bluetooth and WiFi is available.

Vu has put a decent amount of time and resources into designing the remote. It comes with hotkeys for all the 4 major OTT applications like Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar and YouTube. Google Play Services is also provided in a hot key.

Going with the trend, the remote also supports Google Assistant and Voice control. At the time of testing, voice control only supported English and Hindi. More Indian languages are expected in the near future.

What We Like

  • Excellent picture quality in 4K
  • Good upscaling from HD to 4K
  • Excellent audio quality from JBL powered 100W soundbar
  • Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG support
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Android TV 9.0 with Chromecast
  • 3 HDMI & 2 USB ports

What We Don’t Like

  • SD to 4K upscaling could’ve been better
  • Backside looks very flimsy
  • Voice control only available in English & Hindi
  • Delayed installation and service reported in few areas

Best 55 Inch Smart TV In India – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In this section, I will try to answer some of the most commonly asked questions on the internet related to the best 55 inch smart TV in India.

Which is the best 55 inch smart TV in India?

Based on our extensive research, Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ is the overall best 55 inch smart Tv in India with all the high end technologies like Trilumious Pro, X-Reality Pro, Dolby Vision, Google TV, Dolby Atmos, etc. If you don’t have the budget for the Sony model, then LG 55UP7500PTZ or Samsung UA55AUE60AKLXL are great alternatives.

Which 55 inch TV is best for watching cable TV channels in India?

Since the majority of Indian satellite/cable TV channels are either in HD or SD, the best TV to watch these channels will be the ones with excellent upscaling capabilities. Based on our research, Sony had the industry best upscaling capability with their X-Reality PRO graphics engine. For the 55 inch size, Sony Bravia KD-55X80AJ provides the best value for money.

Which is the best 55 inch smart TV made by an Indian brand?

As of 2021, the TV market in India is dominated by Chinese, Korean and Japanese giants. But most of these brands make TVs in their partner factories in India irrespective of their base location. In fact, Sony, Samsung and LG have their own manufacturing plants in India.

Which is the cheapest best 55 inch smart TV in India?

If you have a limited budget, then Acer AR55AP2851UDFL is the best choice. If you want from a more established brand, then Vu 55LX and iFFALCON 55H71 are some of the cheapest reliable 55 inch smart TV options.

Apart from these questions, if you have any queries or doubts you can feel free to leave a comment below and our team of experts will answer as fast as possible.

Conclusion

With that we’ve come to the end of our exclusive list of the best 55 inch TV in India. So, if you’ve reached this far, then probably you may have chosen one model from this list.

If that’s the case, please share it with us in the comments section.

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