I receive a lot of requests for TV buying advice, and a significant chunk of them are from people looking to buy a TV for less than Rs. 30,000. Although a few years ago this much money might have bought you a 43-inch full-HD option at best, the last year or so has seen the segment grow much more competitive. It's now possible to buy a decent big-screen 4K HDR TV for around Rs. 30,000, with brands such as Vu, Xiaomi, Thomson, Kodak, and TCL all in the fray.
The Hisense 50A71F, priced at Rs. 29,990, is the latest in a growing list of manufacturers hoping for a slice of the highly competitive affordable 4K TV segment. The TV features support for Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos, and is among the more affordable options available today with these features.
There are some strong similarities between the Hisense A71F series and the Vu Premium 4K Android TV series that was released recently, including the remote, design, and most specifications. Performance is also largely the same on the two variants.
Dolby Vision content looked best on the Hisense 50A71F, as did HDR10 content. SDR revealed some issues with colours and contrast, and lower-resolution content, while sharp, did give away some artefacts and issues with skin tones.
Sound quality is decent on the Hisense 50A71F; sound is clean, sharp, and generally usable for most content. On the whole, the Hisense 50A71F is a good Android TV option with no major shortcomings on the software and feature side.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Hisense 50 Inches Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart Android TV (50A71F, Black)||₹ 37,499|
Hisense 50-inch 4K HDR Android TV (50A71F) price in India starts from ₹ 37,499. The lowest price of Hisense 50-inch 4K HDR Android TV (50A71F) is ₹ 37,499 at Flipkart on 27th October 2020.
|Model||50-inch 4K HDR Android TV (50A71F)|
|Release date||August 2020|
|Display Size||50 inch|
|Number of Cores||quad-core|
|Supported App - Youtube||Yes|
|Supported App - Netflix||Yes|
|Supported App - Hotstar||Yes|
|Operating System Present||Android TV 9 Pie|
|App Store Type||Google Play Store|
|No of HDMI Port||3|
|No of USB Port||2|
|Wi-Fi Type||up to 5GHz|
|Built In Wi-Fi||Yes|
|Digital Audio Output||Yes|
|Speaker Type||Box speakers|
|Speaker Output RMS||30W|