When OnePlus launched its first televisions in 2019, there were mixed reactions from reviewers and enthusiasts alike. The OnePlus TV Q1 series is impressive for a number of reasons, but with prices starting at Rs. 69,999, it is still far too expensive for many to even consider. The company's new televisions for 2020 aren't replacements for the OnePlus TV Q1 series at all; these are more affordable TVs that will appeal to more value-conscious buyers.
The OnePlus TV U Series 55U1 is the latest television from the electronics manufacturer best known for its 'flagship killer' smartphones. The new television has a 55-inch 4K LED screen, with support for HDR up to the Dolby Vision format.
The television runs on Android TV 9 Pie, with additional software features such as Oxygen Play and OnePlus Connect offering an enhanced smart experience to users. OnePlus also has a proven record of improving its products through frequent software updates. In terms of other specifications, the OnePlus TV 55U1 has a rated audio output of 30W though a four-speaker setup, and also support various audio formats up to the Dolby Atmos standard.
Although black levels are less than ideal, the OnePlus TV U Series 55U1 makes up with good colours, smooth and detailed picture, and excellent motion. It's also pretty good across resolutions, with particularly impressive upscaling of Full-HD content.
Although a bit expensive for a smart 4K LED TV, the OnePlus TV 55U1 does offer additional benefits to justify the price. However, competing options are much more affordable and nearly as good, while it's also possible to buy a decent QLED TV for just a bit more money.
|Model||55-Inch U Series 4K LED Android TV (55U1)|
|Release date||2nd July 2020|
|Display Size||55 inch|
|No of HDMI Port||3|
|No of USB Port||2|
|Built In Wi-Fi||Yes|
|Digital Audio Output||Yes|
|Number of Speakers||4|
|Speaker Output RMS||30W|
|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|