Blaupunkt has been making and producing TVs in India for half a decade now. The latest to enter the Indian market is Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV (55QD7020). We got our hands on this large screen thin tube to understand its ins and outs. This is the Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV Review, which you should read before making the buying decision.
Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV Review: Design
As always, let’s start with the design of the telly. Out of the box, you get a lot of things with the Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV. You get sturdy metal table feet, full-function IR remote control, batteries, a user guide, component ports adaptor and a wall mount as well. Setting it up is very easy and after screwing the table feet the TV is ready to play.
With the supplied IR cum BT remote control, the Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV comes to life and you can easily connect it to Wi-Fi and enable it by connecting with a Google ID of yours. Up front you get a beautiful (almost) bezel-less 55-inch QLED 4K display. Why almost? Well, a thick silver border with Blaupunkt branding runs at the bottom. It is thick because it hides a 60W RMS speaker behind it.
Right under that are the IR input, power button and a MIC on/off slider key. Since the TV has far-field microphone tech, you can use that to control the TV with your voice. More about it in the next section.
Spin it around and you will find within a depth of just 12.5 mm the company has put in three HDMI, two USB, Ethernet and RF ports, all side mounted. The remote has a lot of functionality as well and in no terms is it minimalistic. It has all the required buttons a TV should have including shortcuts for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video etc. A special function key is also there, which you can customize to an app of your choosing.
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Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart TV Google Review: Performance
Now let’s talk about the performance of the Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV. But first, let’s quickly get some of the tech specs out of the way. The Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV has 16GB storage, 60W speakers, Android 11 for TVs, 16:9 aspect ratio and 60Hz refresh rate. The viewing angle of up to 178 degrees is supported.
There are a lot of features to this smart TV, and we will try to cover as many as possible in this Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV review. Let’s start with the viewing experience. The large 55-inch 4K thin tube does justice to all genres of moving pictures. We played everything from cricket matches to YouTube Kids cartoons to Fast-paced action scenes from John Wick 3. All of them looked awesome on this television. The colours pop since the TV has Dolby Vision and users can easily switch profiles in the settings menu.
Talking about which, the settings menu is very elaborate and you can customise just about everything from picture colours to the sound of this smart TV. The sound is tuned by Dolby Atmos and you do get a sense of virtual surround sound thanks to the extreme audio output. This TV is great for medium to large rooms and the sound or the video will not disappoint.
The TV can be accessed with voice commands, but on our test, those worked only 7 out of 10 times, making us go back to the full-function handy smart remote you get with the Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV. The OS does perfect justice to this TV. Android 11 with Blaupunkt’s own skin on top is a dynamite duo.
You get everything at your fingertips and browsing or opening multiple apps at once does not make it slow down too much. In case you find it slowing down, just reduce the number of opened apps or restart the TV, that will solve the problem (which is there with most Android TVs, these days with less than 2.5GB RAM) in a jiffy.
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To test it further we connected it with our PS5 and boy oh boy! this smart TV does justice to ultra-HD games. We loved every bit of it and the sound takes everything to the next level. Just remember to keep the Wi-Fi router within 30 meters of the TV for the best online experience, else connect it to an Ethernet internet cable.
The price of the Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV is 41,999, but users can get an additional 10% off on select bank cards such as from ICICI bank. So is it worth buying? We do think so. At Under Rs 38,000, it is a very good deal for a 55-inch 4K TV that also enhances low frame rates using MEMC technology. The video colours are very nice, the sound is superb and you get a lot of functions you can customise. If you are in the market to buy a large screen smart telly, do look at Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV to buy. The same TV is also available in 50-inch (Rs 35,999) and 65-inch (Rs 60,999) variations too.
Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV Pros
QLED 4K Display
Blaupunkt 55-inch Smart Google TV Cons
Voice commands access could have been better
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