If you are shopping for a new TV, you want to be sure that you are getting the absolute best quality for your money. Here are some of the best 43 inch TVs in India, plus everything we love and dislike about each of them.
In the budget friendly segment, Vu Cinema 43CA is a top choice. With 4K UHD display supporting Dolby Vision and HDR10, it has excellent display quality. The sound is also quite good with 40watt output. The Android OS is also fairly smooth, easy and intuitive to use.
Yet another option that we would highly recommend is LG 43LM5650PTA. It comes with a Full HD display, 20 watts sound output and is a smart TV too. While it is priced more than 4K TVs from TCL, Sanyo etc, you can rest assured of its performance in the long run.
Which are the Best 43 Inch LED TVs in India?
|Model||Display||Audio Output||Operating System|
|4K UHD||20 Watts||Android TV|
|Vu Cinema 43CA TV||4K UHD||40W||Android|
|4K UHD||20 Watts||Tizen|
|Full HD||40 Watts||Tizen|
|Full HD||20 Watts||Linux Based|
|Full HD||20 Watts||WebOS|
|Full HD||20 Watts||Android|
|4K UHD||20 Watts||Android|
|4K UHD||24 Watts||Android|
|Full HD||16 Watts||Fire OS|
|Vu 43GA||Full HD||24 Watts||OS|
Best 43 Inch LED TV In India
- Excellent display and audio quality
- Seamless smart features and it works with Alexa
- Displays a wider colour range and better contrast.
- The light sensor adjusts panel brightness depending on ambient light.
- Bluetooth doesn’t support an external speaker.
If you are willing to stretch your budget, then this Sony Bravia 43X7400H is definitely a treat. The TV comes with an outstanding display, audio and smart features making it absolutely worth the money.
The display is 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Adding to the brilliance, Sony utilizes HDR technology with 4K X 1-Reality Pro upscaling and Triluminous display.
The HDR technology heightens the contrast difference between the brightest white and darkest black and also increases the colour range displayed on the TV. This not only displays more real life-like colours on the screen but also ensures that details in shadows and darker scenes are clearly visible.
Improving upon conventional LCD screens, Sony uses a Triluminous LCD panel that can show a comparatively 50% wider colour range. This makes the colours more saturated, vivid and accurate.
No matter how hi-fi the display technology is, without compatible content, it is of no use. That is where Sony’s 4K X1 reality Pro upscaling technology comes into play.
The upscaling technology analyses each scene with Sony’s content database to find the most accurate colours, saturation and brightness. It also reduces noise and distortion to upscale the scene and creates a more realistic display. Thus, you can enjoy near 4K UHD content even while viewing set-top box content. Note, however, that it is near 4K. If you want to enjoy the real 4K quality, you will have to view content from Prime, Netflix or Blu-Ray discs.
To take care of the external environment around the TV, it is equipped with an auto light sensor that can adjust the TV brightness depending on ambient light.
Combining these technologies, the Sony 43X7400H has brilliance, detailing and clarity that is simply outstanding.
Now, about the sound. The sound output is standard 20 W through two channels of 10 W each. Using bass-reflex speakers, the sound is reproduced efficiently to deliver punchy bass without compromising on details or clarity.
The sound processing technology includes Sony Clear Audio+ The S-Force Front Sound PRO produces a 3D sound field using just two front speakers to create a 360-degree surround sound experience. Overall, it fine-tunes the sound, improves clarity and provides an immersive sound experience
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Digital Sound are also supported for an immersive surround sound experience with clarity, crispness and bass.
Matching with the display, the audio is also quite sophisticated and sure to delight you.
Coming to the smart features, the TV is a certified Android TV with Google Assistant. The user interphase is quite neat and clutter-free.
The TV has a built-in storage space of 16 GB which can be further expanded using external storage devices like a USB stick or hard drive.
Prime, Netflix and YouTube are pre-installed. You can also download various Video On Demand apps and games from Play Store. No issues so far have been reported about incompatibility with apps in this regard. The operations are pretty seamless and lag-free provided you have an internet connection faster than 25 Mbps.
Voice commands are facilitated through Google Assistant. So, you can change channels and navigate by providing voice commands through the remote. The same remote can be used to control both your STB and TV too.
Being Alexa enabled, you can also control the TV through your Alexa device. And screencasting is facilitated through a built-in Chromecast.
Coming to connectivity, the TV has 3 HDMI and 2 USB ( all side) ports. Bluetooth version 4.1 is supported. But the drawback is that it supports only the mouse and keyboard and not sound devices. So, you won’t be able to connect speakers or headset using Bluetooth.
Overall, the TV is quite a delight and is just perfect for those who enjoy high definition movies, series, sports and gaming.
- Value for money
- Fairly good display and audio
- Compatible with Dolby Vision
- Backlight bleeding reported by many
- Takes time to bootup
Vu Cinema 43CA is one of the highly-rated 43 inch smart TVs available in the market because of its excellent specifications and budget-friendly pricing. It is one of the best options for those who need a cost-effective option.
The Vu Cinema 43CA comes with an excellent display of 4K UHD resolution. The display is bezel-less at the top and sides, but the bottom has a thick chin that houses the speaker.
While most budget-friendly options have HDR that supports just HDR10 format, Vu Cinema supports HDR10 as well as Dolby Vision. This assures you better visual quality because HDR10 is an open format, while Dolby levies licensing fee and ensure specifications before the TV is certified as Dolby Vision compatible.
The brightness of the TV is also quite good, making it an excellent option for viewing in both dark as well as well-lit rooms. However, it has a slight backlight bleeding issue.
The TV also has several modes that optimize visuals for viewing different types of content. The game mode, for example, has low latency to minimize lag and ensure a better gaming experience.
The upscaling technology is fairly good for converting full HD to 4K. But not so much for SD. So, you have to use an HD set-top box. Else, if you are using the TV predominantly for streaming content, then, it offers a fairly good visual experience.
The audio of slim LED TVs is generally not that great. Vu Cinema overcomes it a bit with the 40W soundbar at the bottom chin of the TV. The output is loud, without a doubt. The surround-sound effect is also pretty good.
Compared to other budget-friendly TVs, the clarity is also better. However, you can’t really compare it with Sony, Samsung or LG in terms of audio quality.
The TV comes with Android OS. It has 8GB storage and 1.5 GB RAM. The TV supports Chromecast and also has a voice assistant powered by Google Assistant. You can cast from Android, Windows and iOS devices.
The interphase is easy to use and intuitive. But, the boot-up speed is a bit slow, taking about 30 seconds. The app loading time is also comparatively slower This is something found in most budget-friendly Android TVs. Once the apps are loaded, there is hardly any lag or stuttering.
The remote is the conventional type with ample buttons for all controls. This would be easier for the not-so-tech-savvy folks who aren’t comfortable with minimalist remote controllers. It has hotkeys for Netflix, Prime, YouTube and Google Play.
As the storage of 8 GB is comparatively less, you won’t be able to install a lot of apps, as you may risk the TV hanging up often.
- Excellent display and audio quality
- Improved smart features
- Supports Google Assistant, Alexa and Bixby
- Graphics co-processor is a bit outdated
Samsung Wondertainment series ( series 8) is one of the latest offerings that promises rich visuals, audio and superior smart features. It is priced economically too.
The TV comes with Full HD resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate and supports HDR content.
To improve the picture vibrance, Samsung has incorporated its proprietary technologies PurColor, which enhances colour range displayed; Contrast Enhancer and UHD Dimming which improves the contrast between the brightest whites and darkest blacks.
Overall, the picture quality is quite excellent. The colours are rich, vibrant and real life-like with enhanced contrast. The viewing angle is also decent. As per Samsung’s PQI, it is rated 2100, which is pretty good.
Though it has just Full HD display, viewing HDR content from Netflix, Prime and YouTube is an absolute delight. However, Standard Definition content from STB is not quite up to mark. So, when you buy this TV do upgrade your Set-Top Box to HD.
The TV has 20 watt sound output through 2 channel speakers. It incorporates Dolby Digital Plus technology for a better surround sound experience. Additionally, Dialogue Enhancement technology gives better differentiation between dialogues and background score. So, you don’t have to strain to listen to conversations even in highly action-packed movies.
The TV supports Bluetooth speakers too for a hassle-free connection to your soundbar.
Overall, the sound quality is pretty good. But if you need a more immersive experience, it is better to connect to an external soundbar or speaker. ( You can connect wirelessly using Bluetooth)
As with most Samsung smart TVs, it too has various smart features like Personal Computer Mode, Music Player Mode, screencasting, Live casting, Home Cloud etc.
Samsung also claims it to be great for gaming. However, the graphics co-processor used ( Mali400) is quite an outdated one.
Talking about apps, most of the popular entertainment apps are pre-installed. Personalized content chosen from analysing your viewing pattern is displayed as a panel on the bottom of the screen for easy access.
Though not as exhaustive as PlayStore, many apps are available on Samsung’s app store. They also provide a few discount offers on Gaana, Eros and Zee5 subscriptions.
To connect to external sources, the TV has 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports.
Overall, Samsung has quite improved its smart features to provide superior functionalities and have improved its fluidity to provide an absolutely delightful experience.
- Excellent display
- Seamless smart features
- The sound quality could have been a bit more immersive
If you are looking for an affordable 43 inch TV from Sony, then the KDL-43W6603 is quite a good deal. It offers Full HD display, while most others have 4K resolution. But other than that, it is quite good in terms of display, audio as well as its smart features.
The TV comes with a full HD display of 1960 x 1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 50 Hz. It supports HDR10 content too.
The TV comes with X-Reality Pro upscaling technology, which enhances the overall picture quality by reducing distortion and noise and reproducing it as close to original as possible.
Further, the Motionflow XR100 technology improves the refresh rate so that there is no blur or distortion while viewing fast-paced sequences.
Overall, the combination of these technologies ensures excellent picture quality with vibrant colour and contrast.
This TV has 20 watts audio output, with built-in woofers for a more immersive sound. The sound quality is very clear, but according to most user reviews, the visuals of this TV are more impressive than the sound. Compared to others in its price range, the audio is slightly lacking.
One thing that really makes this smart TV stand out from others in its price range is its usability. This is a highly user-friendly TV. The remote has clear smart TV controls, including buttons that will take you directly to various apps. Netflix, Youtube and Amazon Prime come pre-installed on the TV. Other apps can be installed through the app store.
To accommodate for language diversity, the TV can easily be set to any language option. Pairing your smartphone or laptop to the TV is easy with 2 USB ports and 2 HDMI ports, all supported by an easy cable management system.
Overall, this smart TV is highly rated for its usability. The one area it lacks in is sound quality, but the picture quality is amazing, and the versatility makes it well worth the price. The TV is also protected from various weather conditions, so it is guaranteed to be durable.
Overall, with smooth interphase that doesn’t break down often, it offers a robust smart TV platform that you can depend on.
If you are looking for a budget-friendly TV with good display quality, then One Plus 43Y1 could be an option to consider.
The TV comes with a Full HD display with a 60 Hz refresh rate. The display is almost bezel-less giving an immersive viewing experience.
The TV is equipped with Gamma Engine which is essentially an upscaling technology that removes distortions, noise and improves colour contrast. OnePlus also claims that the display is capable of featuring a 20% wider colour gamut so colours appear close to real-life.
When you view content from various sources, you do find the picture quality quite satisfactory. The colours are vibrant and the contrast is excellent. The side viewing angle is also fairly decent.
You do find a bit of backlight bleeding. But then, giving the extremely competitive pricing, you can’t really complain.
OnePlus launched its flagship Q1 series focussing on outstanding audio quality. If you expect the same in the Y1 series, you are likely to be disappointed.
This TV offers decent audio with 20 watt sound output through 2 channel speakers. It supports Dolby Audio ( not Dolby Atmos).
Though sufficient for a small living room, we highly recommend you get a soundbar for a more immersive viewing experience.
The TV comes with Android OS. It has popular apps like Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube pre-installed and the remote has hotkeys for these apps too.
Chromecast is in-built and voice control is facilitated through Google Assistant.
The remote control is minimalist in design just like their high-end Q1 series. But the response is not that great.
The TV has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage. But after all updates and apps, the free space is just about 4 GB, which is rather less, but quite at par with the other budget-friendly smart TVs in the range.
As with every other budget-friendly smart TVs, you find there is a lag while booting up and loading apps. But with Y series, you do find lag while changing input source and even with a voice commanding too.
The new Sanyo Kaizen series has brought about a few new features to improve the overall experience. Let us take a look at its details.
The Sanyo XT-43UHD4S comes with 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It has a refresh rate of 60 Hz and supports HDR content in HDR 10 and HLG formats.
The new model has improved upon certain aspects but has also omitted a few. First of all, it now has micro dimming, whereby sections of the screen can be dimmed or brightened to improve the contrast. Micro dimming helps make blacks darker and whites brighter. There are 1296 separate zones which helps dim and brighten smaller sections and hence, improve the accuracy and prevent the blooming effect.
Now, talking about HDR, in the previous model, the TV supported Dolby Vision format. But the new version doesn’t. It supports only HLG and HDR formats.
While the older version had IPS panel, the newer one has VA panel. The contrast is better in VA panels. But its response time is slow and colour reproduction isn’t as good as IPS panels, especially when viewed from the sides. This, however, won’t pose much of a problem if you use the TV in a smaller room.
Overall, the visuals are quite impressive. Viewing content from 4K sources like Netflix, Prime and YouTube are quite delightful. The colours are vibrant and the contrast is excellent. However, as expected, SD content from your set-top box won’t be quite appealing. We highly recommend that you upgrade your STB to HD for better viewing experience.
The audio is standard 20 W sound output with box speakers that support Dolby Digital support and DTS Trusound.
An improvement is the incorporation of Audio Link Technology whereby you can play music from your mobile and the TV acts as a Bluetooth speaker. In the older version, you had to cast and listen to music.
The overall audio quality is decent for regular viewing. Sometimes, however, you feel the clarity is a bit low, especially when watching action movies.
The TV comes with Android OS. It has commonly used entertainment apps like Netflix, Prime, YouTube, Hotstar, Liv etc inbuilt. You can also download apps of your choice from Playstore.
Casting is facilitated through in-built Chromecast.
The TV has a Quad-Core processor with 16 GB storage. But after the OS and pre-installed apps, you get just about 3 GB of free space, which is a bit less.
What we found lacking was that TV takes a lot of time to boot-up. Loading apps also takes time. But once it is up and running, there is no lag provided the internet speed is good.
The TV also has a tendency to lose the internet connection at times. In such a situation, you may have to restart the TV or reset the connection.
To connect to external devices, there are 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports on this TV.
Overall, the smart features are smooth and seamless in the beginning. But over time, especially after a few updates, it tends to develop a few problems.
So, this TV is for those who want excellent visuals and decent sound and willing to compromise a bit on the smart features.
- Superior display with HDR technology and micro-dimming
- Fairly good audio quality with dolby audio
- Smart features sometimes have a bit of lag.
This TCL 43P615 Android Smart LED TV is yet another option in the budget-friendly segment that is worth considering.
The TV comes with a 4K UHD resolution of 3860 x 2160 pixels and has a refresh rate of 60 Hz. It comes with HDR technology and supports HDR10. So, if you have compatible content, which primarily means online streaming content, you will be able to enjoy a bright, vivid display with excellent contrast. It also has a micro-dimming feature that further enhances contrast by dimming sections of the LCD panel- a feature that Sanyo Kaizen XT-43A082U lacks.
Overall most users are highly satisfied with the bright, vivid and clear display.
The sound output is 24 Watts. Users are of the opinion that it is fairly good enough for regular TV viewing. However, for a more immersive experience, you could connect to an external soundbar.
The smart features are built on the Android platform. It is similar to what you see in higher-end TVs. It has a voice recognition remote controller, in-built Chromecast and you can enjoy a plethora of apps from Playstore.
Video on Demand apps like Netflix, Prime and YouTube are in-built. An advantage over other budget-friendly models is that it has 2GB RAM and 16 GB ROM, while most other TVs have 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM. So it is better for gaming and has larger storage space for other apps of your choice.
To connect to external devices, you have 2 HDMI ports and 1 USB port.
The smart features could have been a bit better as sometimes you do find a bit of a lag. Voice recognition also tends not to work perfectly, especially when there are other ambient noises.
However, given the price, the excellent display and fairly decent smart features and audio, it is worthy of your consideration.
Onida is one of the reputed Indian brands that sell budget-friendly smart TVs, which have been garnering highly positive reviews.
Onida 43 inch Fire TV comes with Full HD display of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has an IPS panel which allows for wider viewing angle and the refresh rate is 60 Hz.
When you check the specs, you find that it doesn’t have HDR, which is found in many of the budget brand TVs selling at a similar price range. But when you actually look at the picture quality, you don’t find it lacking much. The colours are quite vibrant and details don’t really get lost in the darker scenes.
Watching wildlife documentaries is quite a blissful experience in this TV as the colours are vivid and quite real-life like. Even watching series like Hannah, which has an overall darker tone is perfectly fine with all details intact. Watching SD content is also comparatively better than what you would experience on a 4K TV.
The IPS panel is also pretty good that everyone in a medium-sized living room can watch the TV without any distortion in picture quality.
The only drawback we felt is that the bezels are a bit too thick. Comparatively, Sanyo Kaizen, which sells at comparable pricing, has much thinner bezels and thus a more immersive viewing experience.
The audio output of this TV is just 16 watts. It supports Dolby Digital Plus and DTS TruSurround for surround sound experience.
However, when you actually watch the TV, you find the sound quality to be lacking. You could either get a speaker or a soundbar or at least connect to a Bluetooth earphone to have a better audio experience.
Onida is the only TV that has Fire OS, which is what you find in Fire Stick. As you might already know, Fire OS is developed by Amazon. The overall experience is quite smooth and lag-free.
The remote is quite elegant and minimalist in design. The remote has hotkeys for Netflix, Prime, SonyLiv and Zee5.
You can also invoke Alexa for voice command. We found the voice commanding to be even better than Google Assistant found in Android TVs. With Fire TV, when you command to play a series within Prime or Netflix and it is followed through. Google Assistant, on the other hand, is not able to do that. You can also voice command other smart appliances at your home which are connected to Alexa, using the remote.
Talking about the apps, plenty of options are available on their App Store. Though not as exhaustive as Play Store, you won’t really be disappointed with the variety offered by Fire OS.
On the smart platform, you can also see the status of the 3 HDMI and 1 USB port. Though casting is not possible, you can mirror screen from your mobile or laptop.
Overall, it is one of the best budget-friendly Full HD TVs available in the market. A drawback, however, is that many complain about lack of prompt after-sales service.
- Excellent display
- Better audio output than most other models in the segment.
- Takes time for OS to boot up
The budget friendly TV comes with a Full HD display of 1980 x 1080 pixels. It has 60 Hz refresh rate and excellent brightness.
The TV comes with a VA panel. So, if you are looking for a TV for gaming, you would be better off choosing one with IPS panel like LG 43LM5650PTA. But in terms of brightness, the TV comes off quite superior as the screen has 450 nits brightness.
Vu also claims that the display comes with Adaptive Contrast with Digital MPEG Noise Reduction. What this essentially does is enhance the contrast and reduces the noise to display sharper images.
Overall, display is satisfactory with bold and vibrant colours and excellent contrast.
The TV comes with 24 watt sound output. It has Dolby Audio and DTS studio sound. This provides better clarity and virtual surround sound effect. But for a more immersive experience, it is recommended to opt for an external speaker or soundbar.
As the name suggests, the TV comes with Android operating system. It has major entertainment apps pre-installed and has YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, Google Play Hotkeys on Remote Control. After the recent update, problems with apps crashing has been minimized.
In addition, the TV has built-in Chromecast and Bluetooth connectivity too. Using the remote control, you can also voice command via Google Assistant
The TV has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage. The storage is on the lower side as after all pre-installed apps and OS, you get just around 4 GB of free space to install other apps of your choice.
The TV boots up in about 40 seconds, which is almost at par with the Sanyo TV and other budget-friendly brands in general.
Overall, given the budget-friendly price tag and excellent display, it is an option worth considering.
- Excellent display with HDR and Pur Color technology
- Best in class sound output of 40 Watts
- Doesn’t work with Alexa
If you are fine with full HD, then this definitely is one of the best Smart TVs in the market right now. It is versatile, easy to use and well worth the money for the excellent quality.
The Samsung UA43T5770AUXXL has a stunning, detailed 1920 x 1080 HD screen. It supports HDR content and has a PurColor system to make the picture as vibrant and possible. The screen is designed for an ultra-clear resolution.
Most users are absolutely delighted with the display quality, contrast and vibrant colours.
The sound quality of this TV is even better than the picture. With a 40-watt surround sound audio output (that’s about double the output of a standard TV), you will not need to invest in an additional speaker system to get the most out of your shows and music. Users love the detailed sound quality of this TV most out of all of its features.
Samsung UA43T5770AUXXL is more than just a TV, it is a full home entertainment system. You can use this Samsung TV as a personal computer for work, as an intelligent music player, a hub for all your data and an interface for your favourite apps.
One of the best things about this smart TV, compared to some other options on the market, is its memory. You can store tons of data, including your most important documents for work or family, on the TV without risking losing them. The documents can then be backed up to the cloud, for an added element of security.
Two-way sharing allows you to stream content directly from your smart device to the TV, and vice versa.