Best 40 inch televisions in India (2019) (including Smart TVs)

best 40 inch TV in india

The era of 32-inch televisions is pretty much done and dusted. With TVs going 180 degrees the way of inflation, 40 inch TVs have become the norm instead of a novelty. 40-inch is just the right size for modern homes. Whether you keep your TV in the drawing room or your bedroom, this size is the bare minimum.

These models do much more than just streaming cable TV. Whether its Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar. or some other service, you can beam it up on the screen and enjoy the large TV viewing experience. Gamers can rejoice too since these TVs can be plugged to modern consoles (both Xbox One S and PlayStation 4) and offer rich gaming experience with their full HD displays.

But to help you pick from a myriad of models, we’ve put together a list of the fifteen best 40 inches (40″) LED TVs for this month available in India. Fifteen, because we were having a hard time deciding on the top 10. The list includes all 40″ LED televisions (they don’t make plasma and LCD anymore) with a minimum screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (full HD). These include both smart and non-smart TVs from the leading brands in India. Also, not to make things too confusing for you, we’ve only covered models up to Rs 40,000. Anything above, and we recommend a bigger size.

We’ve split the list into two – best 40 inch televisions under Rs 30,000 and between Rs 30,000-40,000. You’ll find some general recommendations at the end of the second list including things like whether you should go for 4K or Smart TV or not. Do read that. We’ve also spoken about the brands listed here since chances are you might not have heard about all.

You can also check the top ten 42-43 inch LED TV in India, top 50 inch LED TV in India, as well as the top LED TV under Rs 25,000 in India. The list covers both smart TVs and non-smart ones. So here goes the list of top 40″ LED televisions for this month.

 

15 best 40 inch (40″) LED TV in India (2019):

 

Best 40-inch televisions under Rs 20,000

 

CloudWalker 39AF

best 40 inch tv - CloudWalker 39AF

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 98cm (39) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    260 nits
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    No
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 2 x USB
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2017
  • Weight
    5.7kg
Pros and Cons

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Vu 40D6575

best 40 inch led tv - Vu H40D321

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 100cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    450 nits
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    No
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 1 x USB
  • Audio
    8W x 2
  • Launch year
    2015
  • Weight
    8.2kg
Pros and Cons
  • Brightness
  • Audio

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TCL L39D2900

best 40 inch tv - TCL L32D2900

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 98cm (39) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    N/A
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    No
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 2 x USB
  • Audio
    8W x 2
  • Launch year
    2016
  • Weight
    6.5kg
Pros and Cons
  • Audio

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Kodak 40FHDX900S

best 40 inch tv - Kodak 40FHDX900S

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 102cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    500cd/m2
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    No
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 2 x USB
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2017
  • Weight
    6kg
Pros and Cons
  • Brightness

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iFFALCON F2

iFFALCON F2

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 100cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    N/A
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    Yes
  • OS
    SmartOS
  • Memory
    4GB storage
    768MB RAM
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    3 x HDMI, 2 x USB, WiFi
  • Audio
    8W x 2
  • Launch year
    2018
  • Weight
    6.6kg
Pros and Cons
  • Smart TV
  • Audio

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Kodak 40FHDXSMART Smart TV

Best 40 inch led tv in India - Kodak 40FHDXSMART

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 102cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    300 nits
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    Yes
  • OS
    Android 4.4
  • Memory
    8GB storage
    1GB RAM
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 2 x USB
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2016
  • Weight
    N/A
Pros and Cons
  • Smart TV

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Thomson B9 Pro

Thomson B9 Pro

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 102cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    450 nits
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    Yes
  • OS
    Custom based on Android
  • Memory
    8GB storage
    1GB RAM
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    3 x HDMI, 2 x USB, WiFi
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2018
  • Weight
    N/A
Pros and Cons
  • Smart TV
  • Brightness

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iFFALCON 40F2A

iFFALCON F2

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 100cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    320 nits
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    Yes
  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Memory
    8GB storage
    1GB RAM
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 1 x USB, WiFi
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2018
  • Weight
    6.1kg
Pros and Cons
  • Smart TV
  • Android 8.0
  • Ports

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Vu H40K311

best 40 inch led tv - Vu H40D321

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 102cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    450cd/m2
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    Yes
  • OS
    SmartOS
  • Memory
    NA
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    3 x HDMI, 2 x USB
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2018
  • Weight
    7kg
Pros and Cons
  • Brightness
  • Smart TV

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Televisions above Rs 20,000

 

Panasonic TH-40F201DX/40F200DX LED TV

Panasonic TH-40F201DX
Panasonic TH-40F201DX

Panasonic TH-40F200DX

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 101cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    40F200DX – 50Hz
    40F201DX – 100Hz
  • Brightness
    N/A
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    No
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    40F200DX – 3 x HDMI, 2 x USB
    40F201DX – 2 x HDMI, 1 x USB
  • Audio
    8W x 2
  • Launch year
    2018
  • Weight
    6.9 kg
Pros and Cons
  • Audio
  • Ports (40F201DX)

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Samsung 40N5000

Samsung 40N5000

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 102cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    60Hz
  • Brightness
    N/A
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    No
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 2 x USB
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2018
  • Weight
    8.3kg
Pros and Cons

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Samsung UA40M5000ARLXL

Samsung UA40M5000ARLXL

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 102cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    50Hz
  • Brightness
    N/A
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    No
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 2 x USB
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2017
  • Weight
    7.2kg
Pros and Cons

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Sony KLV-40R252F/40R352F

Sony KLV-40R252F
40R252F

40R352F

DISPLAY
  • Display
    Full HD, 1920 x 1080, 102cm (40) LED
  • Refresh rate
    100Hz
  • Brightness
    N/A
SMART TV
  • Smart TV
    No
OTHER DETAILS
  • Ports
    2 x HDMI, 1 x USB
  • Audio
    10W x 2
  • Launch year
    2018
  • Weight
    N/A
Pros and Cons
  • Ports

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Suggestions:
If you usually use a TV for only normal TV viewing, 1080p TVs are more than adequate. Given the lack of 4K content, spending the extra money on a resolution that you won’t even use doesn’t make much sense. Also, for a 40 inch TV, 1080p is apt.

In case you do want a 4K TV, go for one with HDR. Now, HDR might not matter on a 1080p TV, but it sure does matter when you’re getting a 4K TV. No, it’s not got anything to do with the resolution, just that buying a 4K TV without HDR doesn’t make sense. If you’re future proofing, why not do it properly? Most of the 4K content supports HDR too.

As for the decision between smart and non-smart TV, we’d say the cheaper smart TVs from domestic brands don’t usually have all the apps you’ll need (no Amazon Prime or Hotstar). In that case, you’d likely buy a Chromecast or Fire TV. So getting the smart TV would be, well, not that good a spend of the extra money. Still, if the difference isn’t too great, you can consider getting the smart version.

Also, look for TVs with HDMI ARC if you plan to plug in a home theater system in its full glory. Otherwise, you’d be stuck with 2.1 support on an aux cable.

Lastly, the refresh rates are more of a market gimmick. The two rates that are usually standard are 50/60Hz and 100/120Hz. Everything above is generally a lie (sort of).

 

About the brands:

Chances are you’ve never heard about half these brands ever, making it difficult to put your trust in one before making the purchase. While we can’t vouch for the quality, here’s a quick overview of the less known ones.

Vu: An Indian brand that started its operations a couple of years back when they launched their products on Flipkart. Since then, the television maker has sold millions of TVs across different sizes and have gained the trust of Indians. The reviews on Flipkart speak for themselves.

TCL: TCL is a well known Chinese brand that sells its products in countries like the US and in Europe. At least their top of the line televisions are often praised by leading tech journalists on sites like Engadget and CNET.

Marq: Marq is Flipkart’s own brand of home appliances. While the brand is relatively new and chances are that much of the stuff they sell is imported from China or assembled locally, the reliability of the Flipkart brand name adds credence to this brand.

iFFALCON: Chinese brand that was spun off from TCL a few years ago. Tencent has a major holding in the company. Also, it still makes components for TCL

Thomson: French brand owned by Technicolor SA. Not a new player, but new to India for sure. Although, the TVs sold by them in India are manufactured by local players (Super Plastronics) and they license their brand to these players

Mi: Xiaomi needs no introductions. The well known Chinese brands has created a huge market for itself in the smartphone segment, but they also make tons of other electronics, TVs being one of them.

Kodak: You know the brand, but did you know it’s been licensed by Noida-based Super Plastronics? Well, you know now. Just so you know, originally Kodak has never sold televisions.

Cloudwalker: Indian startup (it’s good to see Indian companies giving competition to Chinese players) running its operations from Mumbai. Hey, go check their reviews too. We think they make decent TVs.