Looking for a new 4K television (opens in new tab)? The best 55-inch 4K TVs should be your first port of call, offering exceptional picture quality and feature sets at today's flagship size from all the major TV brands out there.
Since most of us have already adapted to work from home scenarios, big-screen entertainment occasionally is a gateway to have good timing with your family members - be it watching the IPL matches (opens in new tab), movies, or shows.
Most TV manufactures have also started to launch 55-inch 4K TVs in India and especially in the year 2020, the scope for a 55-inch 4K TV grew tremendously with almost every brand jumping on the train and launching their own TVs. Not only Samsung, Sony, and Xiaomi, we witnessed smartphone makers like Realme, Nokia, and Motorola also join the smart TV gang in India. Most 4K TVs these days come in a 55-inch size, making it the most competitive sizing option – and therefore the hardest in which to choose a winner. And, of course, all the TVs here are smart with an OS inside.
1. LG 55BXPTA
2. Samsung The Frame
3. Sony Bravia X7400H
4. TCL C715
5. Xiaomi Mi QLED TV
6. Realme SLED TV
7. iFfalcon 55K61
8. Redmi X55
9. Kodak X7XPRO
55-inch 4K TVs are also a sensible middle child amongst the immense variety of sizes found on TVs today. 32-inch TVs seem small by comparison, and won't get 4K; 75-inch TVs are impactful but pricey and hard to fit in the average living room. The 55-inch TV is the Goldilocks option, neither too big nor too small.
If you’re like most TV buyers and you want a happy medium in terms of scale, price and practicality, the best 55-inch 4K TVs are where you should start your hunt for a new screen – whether you're after LED, QLED tech, or an OLED TV.
You'll still get premium features at this size too, with 4K resolution being guaranteed as well as HDR (high dynamic range) and built-in smart services and app support. We have listed the smart TVs in decreasing order of the pricing, so make sure you go through the complete list and make the best possible decision depending on your needs. We’ve also tried to include TVs for different use cases such as gaming, movies, music, etc.
Starting off the list with LG, the BX series smart TV from LG comes with a 55-inch OLED 4K resolution panel. The LG BX 55-inch brings all the goodness from the flagship CX series at a lower price tag, the only trade which you are doing is settling for the last-gen α7 Gen3 processor. The TV is also having a 40W output speaker with Dolby Atmos.
Further, in terms of connectivity, you get four HDMI 2.1 ports with support for eARC as well. The display also supports a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz, which is the biggest selling point of the television – making it ideal for next-gen console owners. A smart remote is also provided in the box with support for Google Assistant, Alexa, and Prime Video, Netflix hotkeys. The TV runs on LG’s own WebOS with support for all the popular streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube, Zee5, and Apple TV.
Want to turn your smart TV into a frame when you are not watching? As cool as it sounds, Samsung’s The Frame literally turns into a photo frame when you are not using it as a TV. The TV features Samsung’s QLED technology which offers beautiful colors, excellent contrasts, and details with a 100% color gamut. When the TV is not in use, the display can turn into a digital frame showcasing art.
The TVs come with Art Mode that turns into a picture frame that can display over 1,200 digital art from around the world. They also come with in-built motion and brightness sensors and are capable of adjusting the screen brightness based on the ambient light in the room.
Furthermore, the TV also comes with auto hotspot technology, USB 3.0, and support voice assistants like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Bixby. They also come with a game enhancer for smooth lag-free gaming on the big screen. You also get a content guide for curated content, personal computer mode, home cloud, and music player. Other features include laptop mirroring, remote access, and multi-layered Knox security.
Read our Samsung The Frame TV (2020) review (opens in new tab)
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Price: Rs 81,999
When it comes to smart TVs, Sony TVs will also find a way to make it to the list. While the company may not offer bang for the buck televisions, Sony smart TVs are known for their brand value and panel quality that they have been offering for many years now. The TV comes with a powerful X1 processor paired with 16GB of internal storage. The TV runs on Google’s Android TV OS with support for over 5,000 apps, Chromecast, and Google Assistant.
Sony’s 4K X Reality Pro features the Full HD content to 4K resolution. The Motion flow XR 100 analyses the scenes and inserts additional frames between the original ones and thereby offers a blur-free cinematic experience. The device comes with not-so-impressive 20W speakers. Other features include an elegant design, a remote with a Netflix button, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, and Dolby Audio support.
Buy Sony Bravia X7400H on Flipkart (opens in new tab)
Price: Rs 75,999
One of the cheapest QLED smart TV on the list, the TCL C715 is powered by Android TV OS with support for all the Google apps and services for TV. Additionally, the 4K screen also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+ content.
The smart TV also packs an IPQ engine with scene identification of HDR content to dynamically improve the visuals. The engine also improves HDR on low-light display, highlight overexposure, and detail enhancing, and makes the picture more layered, and content details richer.
TCL’s AI feature offers search function, turns on/off the TV, and even connects with your smart home devices - all of which can be controlled by your voice. There is also support for Google Assistant. For audio, the TCL TV packs in 30W speakers with DTS and Dolby Atmos. The Tv comes with an edge-to-edge panel with a metallic frame that looks stunning.
Priced competitively and with equally impressive specs, the Xiaomi Mi QLED smart TV is the first premium TV by Mi India. While the 4K panel brings ample sharpness, the QLED technology underneath is clearly the star of the show. It offers incredible color vibrancy, contrast, and dynamic range -- at levels that are usually seen on expensive products only.
The Xiaomi Mi QLED TV 4K is an easy recommendation for anyone looking to get a TV with premium features without burning the pocket. There are in-built speakers onboard which the company claims eliminate the need for a soundbar with decent sound quality.
Lastly, to bind everything together, we have PatchWall. The custom interface, even if a little heavy, is a great way to find content to watch, even if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Read our Xiaomi Mi QLED TV review (opens in new tab)
Buy Xiaomi Mi QLED TV on Flipkart (opens in new tab)
Price: Rs 57,999
The world’s first SLED TV was unveiled by Realme in India. The 60Hz display has a maximum brightness of 300 nits. It has a striking 108% NTSC ultra-wide color gamut and dynamic range of 137%. The display features the world’s first SLED technology which is based on SPD or Spectral Power Distribution technology.
It differs from QLED in the color of the backlight where QLED uses blue light, SLED uses white. It has support for HDR10+ content as well. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek processor with the Mali 470 MP3 GPU. It also features 16GB of internal storage along with 1.5GB of RAM. It runs on Android TV 9.0 and comes with Chromecast built-in.
In terms of audio, the Realme SLED 4K Smart TV comes with 4 speakers at 24W speaker output. There’s also Dolby Audio in terms of audio technology in the TV. Realme claims that the TV is bezel-less in design. It comes with metal stands and a free wall mount.
Buy Realme SLED TV on Flipkart (opens in new tab)
Price: Rs 43,999
iFfalcon by TCL is one of the most popular smart TVs in the budget segment in India. The company offers impressive specs and excellent value-for-money smart TVs. The iFfalcon 55K61 is again a brilliantly priced product with 4K Upscaling, HDR, micro dimming, and dynamic color enhancement features.
The smart TV runs on Android TV 9 which is slightly outdated for a 2021 smart TV. But, you do get access to Google Play Store and services including Chrome cast, Google Assistant, and Google Assistant. For audio, there is a 24 speaker with Dolby support. Other features include dual-band Wi-Fi, A+ Grade panel, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage.
Buy iFFALCON 55K61 on Flipkart (opens in new tab)
Price: Rs 43,699
The Redmi 4K LED TV offers support for HDR10+ content and is also Dolby Vision enabled. On the inside, the smart TVs packs in the same chipset as the Mi QLED TV which is a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek 9611 chipset. Paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Xiaomi’s Vivid picture engine is also here to enhance the viewing experience by emitting true to life colors. The Reality Flow MEMC is also present on the TV which upscales 24fps content to 60fps. In terms of picture modes, you get a bunch of options such as Dolby Vision Bright, Dark, Game, HDR10+, HDR Vivid, Standard, Movie, Game, and more.
Audio is taken care of by a 30W speaker setup that supports DTS virtual X, Dolby Audio, and Dolby Atmos(pass-thru via e-ARC). The smart TVs run on PatchWall UI based on Android 10 TV OS. Some of the key features of the UI include universal search, smart recommendations, kids mode, and a user center that shows you upcoming trailers.
Further, the Redmi TVs come with the Mi Home app built-in which can be used to control smart home devices such as Mi smart bulb, Mi camera, and more. The app is built for TV and it also comes with Picture in picture mode. Other features include inbuilt-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and Google Play Store. The TV also comes with ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode). In terms of wireless connectivity, you get dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Buy Redmi X55 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Price: Rs 39,999
Kodak launched a bunch of Android certified smart TVs in India last year and among the whole bunch, the Kodak 55UHDX7XPRO is one of the most impressive smart TVs, mainly because of the pricing as well as the specs and features that the TV brings to the table. The Kodak smart TV is also the cheapest in our buying guide.
It runs on Android TV 9 OS with support for all Google apps and services as well as Google Assistant and Chromecast. The smart TV also packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, which is a rarity in this price segment. In the audio department, you get a 24W speaker. Other features include AirPlay, Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4 GHz Wifi, and voice-enabled remote with Prime, YouTube, and SonyLIV hotkeys.
Best 55-inch 4K TVs in India
|LG 55BXPTA||Rs 1,19,999|
|Samsung The Frame||Rs 81,999|
|Sony Bravia X7400H||Rs 75,999|
|TCL C715||Rs 59,990|
|Mi QLED TV||Rs 57,999|
|Realme SLED TV||Rs 43,999|
|iFfalcon 55K61||Rs 43,699|
|Redmi X55||Rs 39,999|
|Kodak 55UHDX7XPRO||Rs 35,999|
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