Realme TV 32-inch, 43-inch variant competitors in India: From Samsung, LG, Xiaomi and more
(Disclaimer: This copy is being repubbed because Realme smart TV is going on its first sale today in India.)
Realme announced its foray into the budget Smart TV segment in India earlier this week with the launch of its 32-inch and 43-inch Smart TV models. While their pricing is attractive and features look par for the course, this is a highly competitive segment, and there’s some stiff competition looking to welcome the TVs. Let’s look at eight such TVs (four 32-inch models and four 43-inch models) that can give the two Realme TVs a run for their money.
Realme TV 32-inch competitors in India
The 32-inch HD-ready variant of the Realme TV has a VA panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It is a certified Android TV (v9.0) and comes with a voice-enabled Bluetooth remote. It has 3x HDMI ports and 2x USB ports, among other connectivity options. It is priced at Rs 12,999 in India. Now let’s look at what the competition has to offer.
Sanyo Kaizen XT–32A170H (Price: Rs 10,999)
While a similar sized Xiaomi TV is what one would have expected to see here first up, there’s something better and at an even lower price point. A certified Android TV from the old Japanese brand, Sanyo (now owned by Panasonic), boasts of an IPS panel in this segment and offers excellent picture quality at a price that’s a good Rs 2,000 lower than that of the Realme.
You get 2x HDMI ports, 2x USB ports and other standard connectivity options along with 20 W RMS sound output. The Realme TV does a tad better here with the extra HDMI port and a bit more oomph in sound. The Sanyo Kaizen XT–32A170H too has a voice enabled remote and Chromecast built-in. At its current selling price, this TV has most of the bases covered and may pose a serious threat to the new entrant.
Onida 32-inch Fire TV Edition (Price: Rs 12,999)
The Onida Fire TV Edition televisions run Amazon’s Fire OS, the one that you get on their Fire TV Sticks. Simply put, you get a TV with an integrated Fire TV Stick under 13k, and that’s a neat deal. This TV too has an IPS panel and comes with 3x HDMI ports and 1x USB port, but isn’t all that great with sound quality, which I am hoping the Realme would score better on.
You get a voice enabled remote with Alexa. The TV also offers you a wide variety of picture and sound adjustments along with a robust OS and very good apps support. Fire OS is a great alternative to Android TV.
The price of this Onida TV is exactly the same as Realme’s and will make an interesting opponent.
Brand name still has a great value here, and that’s where the next two options hold their sway despite not having as impressive a specifications sheet.
LG 32LM560BPTC (Price: Rs 14,999)
Incidentally, we have another 32-inch TV with an IPS panel in the list. This is not an Android TV and instead, runs Web OS that has apps for most of the major online streaming services including...