Util a couple of years ago, buying a 4K TV was an expensive affair, but not anymore. Companies such as VU Technologies, Mitashi and Videocon have helped bring down the price of a 50-inch UHD TV to below Rs 1 lakh. Micromax has, in fact, rewritten the rulebook by pricing its 49-inch 4K LED TV below Rs 50,000.
This UHD TV has a metal bezel and frame that gives it a premium feel. There is Micromax branding in the front. The rest of the controls are placed at the rear. It has two HDMI ports at the rear that are slightly difficult to access when the TV is mounted on the wall. The three USB ports are placed in such a way that they are accessible from the side. Other connectivity options include SD card slot, VGA connector, one AV input, one video output and a headphone jack.
It has 3840x2160 pixel resolution that makes everything look sharp and clear. The picture quality is good. It offers great depth too. However, the red tone on default settings is a bit too prominent, making the skin tone look a little artificial. As this is an Android TV, you won't find the basic settings in Android mode. So, just go to the main TV mode and adjust the display settings. Just like any other TV, even this one has various predefined modes. One can even manually adjust the settings.
It comes with built-in Wi-Fi, which is easy to set up using the remote. It comes preloaded with apps such as Twitter, YouTube and G-sensor games. More apps can be downloaded from the Play Store. Running on Android KitKat 4.4, it has a dual core CPU and a quad core GPU paired with 1 GB RAM. It does take a few seconds when powered on and there aren't any speed issues. It is accompanied with a compact remote with minimalistic design. The response time of the remote is superb as I was easily able to navigate through the onscreen keyboard. It supports voice commands but not 3D.
BAG IT OR JUNK IT: Future-ready at an inexpensive price tag
PRICE: Rs 49,990
PLUS: Price, Android TV
MINUS: Only two HDMI ports