Toshiba 50-Inch 4K LED Smart TV (50U5050) Review with Pros and Cons-

Toshiba’s vary of Smart 4K LED good TVs, that are manufactured and marketed by HiSense in India, affords alluring options at extraordinarily reasonably priced costs. (Toshiba 50-Inch 4K LED Smart TV Review (50U5050) हिंदी में पढ़िए)

We have been testing the 50-inch Display mannequin 50U5050 which has 4K, Dolby Vision HDR, and Dolby Atmos all for a aggressive value of INR 33,999. These VIDAA OS powered 4K HDR TVs are additionally accessible in 55-inch (55U5050) and 65-inch(65U5050) sizes. In our Toshiba 50-inch 4K LED Smart TV assessment, we are going to focus on whether or not the sensible expertise does justice to the alluring spec sheet..

Toshiba 50-inch 4K LED Smart TV Price and Specifications

Model 50U5050
Display 50-inch, 3840 x 2160, IPS LCD
HDRDolby Vision, HLG, HDR10
Audio30W, Dolby Atmos
Connectivity 3x HDMI 2.0 ( 1 with ARC), 2 x USB, AV, Audio out, LAN, Antenna, Optical out, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi
SoftwareVIDAA OS
Dimensions and Weight 111.6 x 22.6 x 69.2 cm; 10.1 Kilograms
Price INR 33,999

Toshiba 50-Inch 4K LED Smart TV Review: Design, I/O, and Connectivity

Toshiba 50U5050 has uniformly slender bezels on the entrance. It is gentle in weight and fairly slim, and the IR sensor that juts out from beneath is centrally aligned. Since there isn’t a laborious button on the TV, you have to to maintain that distant helpful.

The bundled stand appears premium and firmly holds the TV as a substitute, which is to say there isn’t a wobble when the TV is mounted on a desk. A wall mount bracket comes bundled with the TV and Toshiba additionally affords free set up.

There are the standard set of connectivity choices on the rear and they’re fortunately nicely spaced and straightforward to entry when the TV rests on its stand. The ports are, nevertheless, positioned in the direction of the middle and never on the edges which ought to make them robust to succeed in as soon as the TV is wall mounted.

All of the three HDMI 2.Zero ports have HDCP 2.2 for [email protected] and HDMI 1 has ARC. To allow 4K streaming from a 4K supported gadget, you have to to modify to Enhanced HDMI mode beneath system settings. HDMI CEC labored flawlessly.

Other connectivity choices embrace 2x USB 2.0, LAN port, Audio Jack output, Optical out, AV port, Antenna port,  Bluetooth, and a couple of.4Ghz Wi-Fi. Dual-band Wi-Fi is just not supported. 

Also Read: Realme 4K SLED TV Review

Toshiba 50-Inch 4K LED Smart TV Review: Remote, Interface, and Performance

Consumers who watch DTH content material will respect that the Toshiba distant is densely populated with full set of buttons and choices. Buttons are delicate and we didn’t discover a lot of a problem with their placement on the distant. It’s moderately comfy to deal with and there are hotkeys for Netflix, YouTube, and Prime movies. 

Instead of Android TV, Toshiba is utilizing VIDAA OS which is lacking a number of widespread apps together with Disney+Hotstar and Discovery+. Toshiba 50U5050 can also be lacking Chromecast built-in for direct casting, however customers can mirror their cellphone screens utilizing Miracast. The TV additionally integrates Alexa dwelling assistant which ought to make it extra appropriate for individuals invested in Amazon’s good dwelling ecosystem. 

Supported Apps embrace Prime Videos, Netflix, YouTube, Zee5, Yupp YV, and Hungama Play. Toshiba additionally provides its personal content material library, but it surely doesn’t have a lot to sit up for. Toshiba assures of including extra apps within the first half of subsequent 12 months.

The good factor is that the software program is gentle, mature, and straightforward to navigate. Even whereas stress testing the TV we encountered only a few stutters, which is uncommon for TVs on this value phase. 

The UI is intuitive and people who find themselves not as tech-savvy ought to have the ability to simply discover what they’re in search of with truthful ease.

However, to fill within the gaps for an enough Smart TV expertise, you have to to put money into an exterior streaming gadget like FireTV Stick 4K or Mi Box 4k.

Also Read: Realme 100W Soundbar Review

Toshiba 50-Inch 4K LED Smart TV Review: Picture Quality and Audio

This 50-inch 4K LED TV display helps all varieties of HDR Format – Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and HLG. But you have to to stability your expectations in terms of HDR on reasonably priced and Mid-range TVs. 

White and black uniformity points are frequent on TVs that price lower than 50ok and the Toshiba 50U5050 isn’t any completely different. These imperfections, nevertheless, aren’t overwhelming however are nonetheless very noticeable when you find yourself watching your TV in a darkish ambiance or in scenes with White backdrop. 

Viewing angles are fairly extensive and the panel is just not overly reflective. Color tones are nice and the dynamic vary is extensive. Advanced customers could make use of the choices to additional fine-tune completely different image modes to their very own liking.

The distinction between SDR and Dolby HDR content material on the TV is noticeable, which is once more not one thing that’s quite common on this value phase the place peak panel brightness is low by HDR requirements and there’s no native dimming answer to reinforce distinction. 

HD and full HD scaling are fairly first rate however they fall wanting what we skilled with the Realme SLED TV. 

Audio high quality from the 30W audio system on Toshiba 50U5050 is loud and clear, and regular customers will have the ability to handle with out a soundbar or any exterior sound system. The audio system have Dolby Atmos assist however content material in native apps and when streaming from FireTV didn’t detect Atmos and solely confirmed 5.1 audio.  

Overall, it was a nice expertise consuming content material on this Toshiba TV. We principally streamed 4K Dolby Vision HDR content material from our FireTV stick. The TV might reproduce particulars at the hours of darkness scenes and will sufficiently improve brightness in shiny scenes with out the highlights feeling burnt. We most well-liked Dolby Vision Bright for many content material however once in a while Dolby Vision Dark felt extra palatable. While viewing SDR content material, we principally most well-liked Dynamic mode. 

Toshiba 50-Inch 4K LED Smart TV Review: Verdict

Overall, the Toshiba 50U5050 is straightforward to advocate for its reasonably priced value. And that’s as a result of the fundamentals are nicely coated. The HDR and SDR image high quality is fairly good, the audio output from TV audio system is good, and all of the anticipated connectivity choices are current. 

The solely draw back is that that App assist could be very restricted and in contrast to most Android TVs within the value band, this one doesn’t assist Chromecast Built-in. These drawbacks might be mounted if you’re prepared to spend a bit bit further on an honest streaming gadget. 


  • Good Picture high quality
  • Great audio expertise
  • Decent set of connectivity choices


  • Limited App assist
  • No Chromecast built-in

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