Best 43 inch LED TVs in India (Smart and Non Smart)- 2019

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Best 43-inch non-smart LED TVs in India

Among the legion of non-smart TVs in the market, Samsung (UA43N5010) is the best non-smart 43-inch TV in India. Backed by Samsung’s fast processing and superior graphics, this TV works without lags & glitches, especially in fast action entertainment like Sports and movies. With this TV, you get a value-packed combo of features, quality and durability at an affordable price!

But if you want more options to choose from like different brands, features or price brackets, then keep reading.

 

Found to be the most trusted consumer durables brand (study conducted by The Economic Times, 2018), Samsung brand reaffirms its popularity among Indian consumers.

How does Samsung do that? By continuing to build quality and reliable products you would be proud to call your own!

This 43” TV from Samsung comes with an A+ grade panel which is the best quality panel in the market. After strict testing for cracks, smudges, visibility and other defects, panels are graded depending on their quality.

Samsung TV’s A+ graded panel indicates the TV screen is not just defect-free but also colourless. (Coloured panels are given thumbs down as they produce tinted videos, like seeing through Sunglasses). 

In fact, Samsung panels are in high demand in the TV and Smartphone market for their durability.

By getting this Samsung TV home, what you get is a stylish, and slim TV also known for its video quality. Owing to their A+ grade panel, 1080p (full HD) resolution and Samsung’s expertise in image & sound processing, you’ll never complain over the visuals and sound.

And if the TV being non-smart seems like a limitation, then here’s a great solution. This TV comes with a free Amazon fire TV stick, that you can plug into the TV, connect it to Wi-Fi and start streaming videos online!

All you have to do is add this TV and Amazon fire TV stick to your shopping cart and check them out together. You will incur no cost for the fire TV stick in the checkout total. (Hurry, Offer valid only till stock lasts.)

If you’re looking for a stylish and durable TV from a reputed brand, then this Samsung TV is all you need!

Highlights

  • A+ grade panel: High quality panel rated A+ for being colourless with least imperfections
  • FREE: Amazon Fire TV stick
  • Great video quality (1080 p resolution)
  • Enough ports for connectivity (2 HDMI, 2 USB)
  • Good sound (20 Watts)
  • 1-year comprehensive warranty
  • Additional 1-year warranty on panel

Every house has had an LG product at some point of time. Maybe you still own a Fridge, Microwave or washing machine from LG.

For years, LG has made a mark in our hearts and homes with their artistic design and feature-rich utility. In the TV segment too, LG proves its advantage and value!

This particular TV from LG is 43” large so you get ample screen space to admire the video quality. And no matter which corner of the room you’re watching the TV from, there will be no distortion in image quality.

This is because, LG uses an IPS panel. IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel is a screen technology that reduces the distortion in image quality, irrespective of the viewing angle (thus giving you a wide viewing angle).

Usually, if natural light from windows, directly falls on the TV, the video looks washed-out or dull. But thanks to LG’s IPS panel, the TV produces bright and sharp images even in daylight.

Other than watching the broadcasted content, there are other ways the TV keeps you entertained. You can play one of the built-in games or connect an external media device (e.g. Laptop, PC or Smartphone) to increase your content options.

LG doesn’t just take care of your entertainment but also your safety. The TV is built to resist damage from heat, dust, moisture, lightning and voltage fluctuation (doesn’t need voltage stabilizer).

Highlights

  • 10+ Regional Language options
  • IPS panel (wide viewing angle and superior video quality)
  • Clear and loud audio
  • 2 HDMI and 2 USB ports
  • 1-year warranty

Sanyo TVs can best be described by two words— pocket-friendly and functional. With a parent Company like Panasonic, you can rest assured about Sanyo’s quality and service.

This 43-inch Sanyo TV has an attractive design and sleek body. Compared to other 43-inch non-smart TVs, this one offers more connectivity ports and better value for money.

The TV comes fitted with A+ grade IPS panel. What this means is the TV screen is scratch- and smudge-free and has a wide viewing angle.

Even if you’re watching the TV from a corner seat with bright sunlight streaming in from the window, the video will still appear bright and clear (not faded and distorted).

With box speakers and 20 W sound output the audio quality of this Sanyo TV is at par with expensive 43” TVs.

The biggest advantage of this TV is its no-frills features. The TV is not stuffed with hardly-ever-used features to bloat its cost.

You get exactly what you want— great visuals, clear sound, enough slots to connect devices and a durable TV. The fact, this TV is rated 5-star for its energy efficiency is another boost to its benefits.

If you want an economical yet functional 43-inch TV then consider buying this Sanyo (43S7200F).

Highlights

  • Saves money on light bills (5-star BEE ratings)
  • 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports
  • A+ grade and IPS panel
  • 20 W Box speakers
  • Great video quality (Full HD 1080p display)
  • Economical price
  • 1-year warranty

This beauty from Samsung has a stylish, slim and ergonomic design, that is sure to appeal to anyone’s taste. Along with its good looks, the TV ensures a smooth transition to a world of full High Definition.

Samsung’s image enhancement technologies work hard to produce life-like colors and to bring out every hue & shade.

The resulting image, is thus vibrantly colored, has a high contrast and is intricately detailed!

And these awesome graphics are powered by deep and rich sound, owing to the TV’s 2-channel down-firing speakers.

With Samsung’s ‘ConnectShare’ feature you can easily plug your multimedia devices to enjoy movies, games and music on the big screen. Or you can pair the TV with an Amazon fire TV stick, to gain access to internet-enabled world of content and binge watch on your favorite shows!

However, this TV can only be wall mounted as it doesn’t come with stands or legs. Also, the single USB port can cause a problem when you want to connect more USB devices.

Overall, if you want a TV that’s functional and eye-catching then look no more! This Samsung TV deserves your attention.

Highlights

  • Eye-catching design
  • Superior video quality (1080p Full HD)
  • Clear audio (14 W)
  • 3 HDMI and 1 USB port
  • 1-year warranty

Best 43-inch smart LED TVs in India

Mi 4A PRO is the best 43-inch smart LED TV in India. It offers Android smart features with Google voice Assist at an unbelievable price! This TV stand outs among others owing to its affordability and reliability.

However, if you want to browse more of the best 43-inch smart TVs, then keep scrolling below.

Just smart TVs are a thing of the past. It is Android smart TVs that are stealing the limelight. And rightly so!

All of us have used Android Smartphones at some point in our lives. Android Operating System shot-up in popularity for its affordability, ease of use and the infinite Apps available in the Google Play Store.

Sony was one of the first brands to tie up with Google to make Android OS available on its smart TVs. And that was quite a smart move.

With an Android TV you can download the many Apps and Games from the Play Store. Finding a video you want, changing the settings and navigating through the TV is easy-peasy (without constant manual referring), thanks to the Android OS.

And now even voice command and search has been added to an already long list of features! Just press the voice button and speak— ‘What’s the Cricket score?’, ‘Suggest an action movie’, ‘Lower the volume’ and so on.

Another benefit of an Android TV is its intelligence. The system learns from your watch history and gives you relevant suggestions.

For example, if your family’s watch history mainly falls in three types— Kids shows, movies and TV shows, don’t be surprised to see content from those genres flashing on your Home Screen.

All of this, combined with Sony’s 4K visuals, and audio, make your viewing experience truly immersive!

Highlights

  • Google Certified Android TV
  • Superior video quality (4K Ultra HD)
  • Voice command and search
  • 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports
  • Superior audio (20 W bass reflex speakers)
  • Chromecast (for screen mirroring)
  • TV recommended by Netflix
  • 1-year warranty
  • Attractive design

This TV from LG is a 43” marvel that merges LG’s expertise in audio and video with smart features, unlike other TVs! LG TV uses a unique ThinQ AI (with Google Assist) technology to receive voice commands, process it and give you an accurate response.

By speaking into the remote you can give search queries like ‘Suggest me some horror movies’ or commands like ‘Open YouTube’.

LG’s smart remote, labelled as magic remote comes with a scroll button– which functions as an air mouse. The ‘magic’ lies in its 3-in-1 ability to control the TV, set-top box and the speakers.

The Bluetooth feature lets you connect the TV to headset/Home Theatre System wirelessly. LG’s multi-tasking feature, on the other hand, allows you to surf the net while watching your favorite TV show/movie simultaneously.

The active HDR technology and wide color palette takes charge of the TV’s superior color reproduction, contrast and blur-free motion. The built-in woofers produce clear and crisp sound that matches the video quality.

All-in-all, this TV makes other TVs look outdated and boring! If you’re looking for a value-packed 43” smart TV then this LG TV deserves your attention!

Highlights

  • Thinq AI voice processing (with Google Assistant)
  • 4K Ultra HD flawless visuals
  • 35 W sound output with in-built woofers
  • 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports
  • Bluetooth enabled (wireless sound)
  • Magic remote (with air mouse and IR blaster)
  • 1-year warranty

This Mi TV is the best 43-inch budget smart TV in India! For a price that seems too-good-to-be-true, you get an Android TV with all the latest features.

Mi (Xiaomi) developed its own Operating System called ‘Patchwall’ which is based on Android version 8 (Oreo, 2018). This allowed them to bring down the cost of their Android TVs significantly, without messing with the Android interface.

For users like us, this means a pocket-friendly Android TV that has everything— numerous Apps & games in the Play Store, voice command, and an AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithm that personalises suggestions.

Watching videos or playing games can be done in one of the many ways— Either watch broadcasted content, or download a game from the App Store. Or screen cast videos from your Smartphone or just plug-in an X-box and get started!

This Mi TV gives you so many options to watch, listen or play, that the TV becomes the ‘entertainment hub’ in your house. No wonder this TV is selling like hot buns on Amazon!

Highlights

  • Great picture quality (1080p, Full HD)
  • 3 HDMI and 3 USB ports
  • Good sound output (20W)
  • Budget-friendly
  • Android TV with voice command
  • 1-year comprehensive warranty
  • Additional 1-year warranty on panel

Buying Guide– Know your TV inside out!

Resolution

The pictures we see on a TV screen, are made of tiny dots called pixels. The number of pixels a screen can show is called the resolution of the screen. Naturally higher the number of pixels, higher will be the screen’s resolution and higher the resolution of the TV screen, the better is the video quality.

Most commonly available resolutions and terms used to describe them are-

720p – 1280x720p also referred to as HD or HD ready

1080p- 1920 x 1080p also called Full HD

2160p- 3840 x 2160p also called UHD or Ultra HD or 4K

At 43-inch screen size, full HD or 1080p is the optimum resolution. Anything below it will affect the video’s quality and rob you of an immersive & satisfying viewing experience.  4K is a good resolution to go for if you’re into fast-paced action like movies, sports or gaming. To know more about resolution, check out this article by rtings— what is resolution and its aspects.

The Display technology– LCD/LED/Plasma

LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. It has a panel filled with liquid crystals. These liquid crystals have the ability to pass or block light passing through them and this passage or blocking of light can be controlled by applying electric current through the crystals.

Hence each pixel is controlled by applying current through it. Since Liquid Crystals don’t produce any light of their own, a fluorescent lamp is placed behind the panel of crystals. The light from this source, passes through the liquid crystals, and the panel lights up, creating the beautiful images you see on-screen.

LED differs from LCDs in the source of light; the fluorescent lamp is replaced with Light Emitting Diodes (LED) and thus the name– LED TV. Since LEDs are compact, TVs today have become slimmer. In fact, the two terms LCD and LED have now merged into one and are simply referred to as LED TVs.

But what about Plasma TV? There is only one answer to that question. Plasma TVs- they are DEAD, out of fashion and no longer in the market.

There is another technology doing the rounds these days– OLED and QLED. But for 43” sized screens its irrelevant as both technologies are not available in this range.

For more information on LED vs. LCD, read this article.

Smart vs. non-smart TVs

When it comes to a smart vs. non-smart TV debate, there is sadly no clear answer. The choice depends on your budget and needs.

The world of TVs itself is unclear about what a smart TV really is— and that is where the problem lies! Essentially any TV which can be connected to the internet via a LAN cable or Wi-Fi, is a smart TV.

But every smart TV differs in its level of smartness (although the TV industry doesn’t specify any levels). Some offer very few ‘smart’ features while some are loaded with ‘smartness.’

So, to make things simple I’ve made three categories to understand the difference between smart and non-smart TVs as well as ‘how smart’ a TV really is.

Non-smart (Standard) TV

  • Standard TVs cannot be connected to the internet and perform the most basic function of a TV— showing you content from the set-top box. At most, these TVs can be connected to external hard disks, pen-drives, PC/Laptop, Smartphone via HDMI, USB or VGA ports.
  • SO, if you want to catch an episode of CID from 5 years back, you have to download the episode on a pen-drive and connect it to the TV (rather troublesome, don’t you think?)
  • Since non-smart TVs have limited features, they’re also easy on the pocket out of all TVs.
  • But what if I tell you even standard TVs can be turned smart? Surprised? Well, that’s true! With an Amazon fire stick, all you have to do is connect Amazon fire stick to your non-smart T.V. and it becomes smart. You have access to tons of Apps, games and more!
  • Amazon fire stick connects to the internet to give you access to loads of Apps like Netflix, Hotstar, SonyLiv, YouTube and many more. It also comes with an easy-to-use remote which takes voice commands. Yes, just by connecting Amazon fire stick your humble non- smart LED TV suddenly becomes smart!

Basic smart TV

Most of the smart TVs that fall in the lower price range are basic smart. In addition to offering all the features of a standard TV, basic smart TV can be connected to the internet via a LAN cable or Wi-Fi. Basic smart TVs are characterized by two main smart features:

  • More Content:

On connecting to the internet, basic smart TVs let you access a bunch of inbuilt Apps and games. The number and type of Apps varies from brand to brand but usually include all the popular trending Apps like Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar, Facebook, Twitter and so on.

Some TVs even come with browsers for web surfing. For more content options you also get an AppStore which gives you select choices to download and watch. And here lies the catch. If you are expecting a range of options like the Google PlayStore, then go for a full smart TV. Basic smart ones have limited downloadable options.

  • Screen Mirroring

Screen mirroring lets you display your phone, laptop or tablet screen on the TV, wirelessly. You can thus play your ‘workout playlist’ as you do Yoga or stream your wedding photos for a little trip down memory lane.

You can also access various supported Apps and games to enjoy content on the big screen. Or you can mirror your laptop and use the TV as your laptop screen to work without straining your eyes.

Fully smart TV

These TVs are a class apart. They truly are premium products. They offer everything basic smart ones offer and so much more!

Notable features of fully smart TVs include:

  1. Even More Content

The new Android based TVs, offer content options similar to those of your Android Smartphones. However, there is a significant difference between Android based and Google certified Android TVs.

Android based TVs are cheaper as they come with their own features and interface. Some may even fall in the basic smart category. But Google certified Android TVs are truly premium products complete with artificial intelligence based voice search.

  1. Smart Remote

The smartness of a remote too varies like a smart TV. Basic smart remotes come with dedicated buttons to popular Apps like Netflix and YouTube.

A smarter remote comes with an IR blaster, which lets you control the TV, set-top box and speakers. It may also come with a QWERTY keyboard (for ease of typing) or a scroll button (thus functioning as an air mouse).

The most advanced remotes are those that receive voice commands to control and navigate the TV.

  1. Bluetooth

A built-in Bluetooth is another feature found in full smart TVs or the costlier basic smart TVs. With it, you can connect an external sound system or soundbar wirelessly to the TV or even a set of headphones. This reduces the number of messy cables around the TV and also simplifies audio connectivity.

  1. Voice-activated control

Developments in Artificial intelligence is disrupting various industries including the Television industry. And everyone is loving it! With fully smart TVs backed by Google certified Android (Sony) and ThinQ AI (LG)technology, a new era in TV industry has begun— of voice commands and search!

You can now speak into the remote instructions like, ‘Open browser’, ‘go to StarPlus’ or search queries like ‘Suggest me some romantic comedy movies’ and the TV will obey.

Such TVs, obviously come with a hefty price tag. However, if you’re looking for the latest and the best TV then these are worth every Rupee!

Due to the lack of an official distinction between the smartness of a TV, you may find some full smart features (like smart remote, Bluetooth) available in basic smart TVs. However, the really advanced features like voice commands, air mouse smart remote etc. are exclusive to fully smart TVs.

Note the terms— non-smart, basic smart and fully smart are something I came up with to better understand and explain the levels of smartness.

 

Additional features

Curved TV and 3D TV– What is worth the extra price and what is absolutely worthless?

Curved TVs

Curved TVs are designed to create a more immersive TV viewing experience. But should you buy one?

Short answer is NO.

Why? Simply because curved TVs may manage to keep your focus on-screen, but the improvement is only slight and not worth the exorbitant price. Another thumbs down is the restricted viewing angle which limits the number of people who can enjoy this ‘immersive’ experience at the same time.

Simply put they are not worth the extra cost.

3-D TVs

These were quite the rage a few years ago, but have now fallen from grace.

This is because of the scarcity of 3D content available in the market and the excess baggage of buying more accessories like 3D goggles, which don’t justify the total amount you must spend for an occasional 3D experience.

And with the advent of 4D, 7D theatres, 3D has become an outdated thing.

Buying online vs. offline

Unlike buying stationary or books, TV is a significant and a costly purchase, and as consumers, we all want the best deal in terms of price and exchange offer. 

So  WHERE should you buy your new TV from, to ensure that you get the best price, better variety and not feel cheated after making the purchase?— online or offline? For this, you need to consider just three things:

  1. Delivery
  2. After sales service (i.e. installation and future repairs)
  3. And Exchange of your old TV

 

  1. Delivery

Many consumers misunderstand the seller’s role. The job of any seller whether online or offline, is only to SELL and DELIVER the new TV. Installation and repairs are NOT the seller’s responsibilities.

Keeping this in mind, if you want your new TV to be delivered within the next 24 hours, going to your nearest electronics store is a better option.

However, if you’re willing to wait, then buying online will give you so many more options and deals to choose from!

When buying from Amazon, you can also select your preferred delivery slot, so your TV reaches you when you’re available. You can also return or replace the TV, if you find any issues with the delivered one.

  1. After sales service

Once the TV is delivered, the seller’s job ends. To get the TV installed, you have to contact the customer care center of the TV Company.

You can schedule a suitable time to get your TV installed by contacting the customer care. (When you buy offline, generally the retail store executives make that call for you).

Similarly, for repairs, it is the customer care you need to call and not the seller. This is why the brand of the TV becomes important, as the quality of the after sales service depends on it.

  1. Exchange of old TV

Buying a new TV almost always means discarding an old one. But wouldn’t it be better if you could scrape some value out of it?

Both online and offline sellers, let you get rid of your old TV with a small discount in the price of the new one.

When buying on Amazon, you’re asked for the brand, screen size and condition of your old TV. You’re then given a discount that you can avail on your new TV.

The exchange procedure is simple. If you’ve opted for the exchange, the old TV gets picked up during the delivery of the new one. Convenient and transparent.

Another point to note is that salesmen in retail electronics stores get high commission on certain products. And hence they may aggressively ‘push’ those products on you. Don’t fall for it!

In conclusion, if you’re in a hurry then buying a TV from your nearest electronics store is the best option.

But if you want more variety, more offers and a good exchange rate for your old TV, buying online is the way to go. All from the comfort of your home!

Discounts and Offers

  1. Exchange value

Since buying a new TV almost always means discarding an old one, getting a good exchange offer helps reduce the cost of your new TV.

Many online and offline retailers help you get rid of your old TV while giving you a discount in the new TV’s price, in return.

The amount of discount you get depends on the following:

  • Your Pin code (exchange offer is available in select cities only)
  • Old TV’s Brand, type (LED/LCD), working condition and size

If you opt for the exchange and buy online, the old TV gets picked up at the time of delivery of the new one. Exchanging your old TV for a new one gives you the maximum benefit in terms of discount and convenience.

  1. Bank offers and No cost EMI

Do you carry a lot of plastic money?

Or are you thinking of going cashless now?

Many Banks give discount or cashback offers on their debit and credit cards that you can avail to get your new TV for even lower price! The discount or cashback is usually a small percentage of the TV’s cost and is a good way to get your TV at a sweet price.

But if you want to expand your choices with a limited budget, then you can opt for the ‘No cost EMI’ option.

With No cost EMI, you won’t have to pay the TVs price upfront, you can instead pay in small monthly installments. The advantage of this facility is, instead of settling for a smaller or cheaper TV, you can buy the TV of your choice without spending a lump-sum amount at one go. How awesome is that!

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