Samsung UA55KU6470 TV

 

Samsung UA55KU6470

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We are back with yet another review about a TV and this one belongs to a well-known brand called Samsung. Now, we all know that Samsung is one of the top shot brands when it comes to electronic goods which are spread globally. Whenever a consumer thinks of buying a new electronic good, he or she does give a thought about the brand.

So, today we are all set to review Samsung UA55KU6470 4K UHD Flat Smart TV. However, we will take a look at the features and finally put our thoughts at the end of this write-up.

 

Product Description

  • Display resolution: 4K Ultra HD with 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • Total speaker power output rms: 20 W Audio Output
  • Connectivity input: 3 HDMI and 2 USB Slot

 

Design

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Let us start with the design of this TV. Well, if you see it, you won’t find a huge difference in the design or anything as such striking. Well, like any other 4K UHD TV, this model is also super sleek and chic which has a metal line design with front black and VNB bezel. It has a plate T-shaped stand which you can use if you choose to keep the TV on a TV stand. Apart from that, we did not notice anything outstanding about the design of the product. You can either choose to hang it on the wall or use the stand; however setting this TV in your bedroom or drawing room will add an edge to the interiors along with a splash of elegance.

 

Picture quality

Do we really need to mention anything about the picture quality? Let us just say, we cannot get enough of it. The picture quality without any second thought is stunning. When we tested the picture quality, our first reaction to the picture quality was ‘WOW’! Thanks to the PurColour technology, this has a wider range of colour to present you with true colours, nothing less than real life image. It has 8 million pixels, which is four times more than a normal HD display. PurColour is dedicated to increasing the colour adjustment point by 7 times which otherwise is 27 in conventional UHD TVs. This, in turn, allows the viewer with much richer and more refined shades.

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Viewing pictures or videos on flat screen TV will obviously make it appear all pretty much flat. However, with Samsung’s Contrast Enhancer which is infused in the TV, we actually noticed the flat images to come alive, almost creating 3D- like dramatic effect. Our team was quite impressed by the vivid viewing experience which is quite rare on a flat-screen TV.

Next, we focused on the resolution part of the TV. The TV has a resolution 3840 x 2160 with 4K UHD display. Now, Ultra HD viewing means you can see every elaborate feature on the screen clearer than ever. Think this to be 4-times more when it comes to Samsung UHD 4K TV which makes the experience all the more lifelike as if you are the part of that picture.

Other things that we noticed were that when we transferred a video from a different source which was not a 4K UHD source to the TV, we were surprised that the picture quality on the TV was almost like that of 4K UHD picture quality. Thanks to Samsung UHD Picture Engine for such a unique experience which we did not come across any other 4K UHD TV.

Lastly, we tested the video quality on this TV. We did not notice any blurring or any unwanted glitch in fast moving or slow moving videos. The fast motion videos were clearer than the slow moving videos; however, on the whole, we gave thumbs up to the video quality as well. Overall, we are awestruck by the picture and the video quality and this can one of the strongest points which should push you to buy the TV.

 

Sound Quality

Like the previous Samsung TV, this TV has surprisingly a better sound quality. To start with, allow us to mention Samsung UA55KU6470 has a Dolby Digital Plus sound quality which receives thumbs up from our end. The Sound Output is 20W (L: 10W, R: 10W) with the speaker type of 2CH (Down Firing + Bass Reflex). Other things include DTS Studio Sound for virtual surrounding along with Wallmount Sound Mode and HD audio quality. Yes, the sound quality was pretty good as well when we tested it in a big room. When we played music, the sound was pretty clear without any breaking otherwise. Thus, here we are giving you another reason to invest in this TV set.

 

Features

UHD Picture Engine: UHD upscaling enhances the quality of all of your viewing when you transfer contents from a non UHD source to this TV to view the content which almost same picture quality like that of 4K UHD TV.

Change Instantly: You can now change smoothly and instantly from one app to another or you can switch to live TV while watching a video with Samsung Smart TV. Also, you can start watching the video right from the place where you had left.

Quick Browsing: Well, browsing in Samsung Smart TV has become easier now as it has covered all the amazing apps and websites to your heart’s content. It is packed with tons of best apps and all you have to do is swipe left or right to get hold of your favourite app. It will also suggest your websites which are popular in your region which means browsing is all the more simple now. Everything is possible in the wink of an eye!

Powerful Quad Core: Enjoy faster performance with this amazing Quad Core processor with your Samsung Smart TV. Enjoy seamlessly and faster changing of channels, switching between content and web browsing, as well as smoother interaction.

Experience Multimedia in your living room: With High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) inputs, Samsung will transfer your living room with some kind of an invisible magic wand into a multimedia entertainment centre, with high-speed transmission of high definition digital data from various devices.

 

Connectivity

Those were some of the prominent features in Samsung UA55KU6470. Lastly, we have to speak about the connectivity part of this TV. Well, the TV is quite a master in this context. Samsung Smart TV is super easy to connect to your TV. It can wake you up in the morning with all the important information you need to start the day with. It perfectly syncs with your mobile phone. You can easily watch any video, picture or TV show on that big screen so that you can keep your hands-free. It perfectly picks the signal from your phone when it is close to the TV so that you can enjoy the same content on a bigger screen. Not just that, it can also work another way round, whereby you can watch a content from TV to mobile at any corner of the house.

Apart from that, with ConnectShare Movie, you can easily plug your USB memory drive or HDD into your TV and immediately movies, photos or music. Also, with Wireless LAN Built-in you can easily streamline your TV’s connectivity without adding any external devices to maintain the look of the TV. Thus, we also love the connectivity capability of the TV and yet another reason we have for you to invest on this TV.

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year warranty

Support: You can directly call Samsung support @ 1800-3000-8282 or 1800-266-8282. Apart from that you can mail them or go for a Live Chat as well.

 

Price and Availability

SamsungUA55KU6470 priced at Rs. 176900/- (MRP) and is available at  HomeYantra.

For further information about offers and EMI, feel free to check here.

 

Our Views

Well, you must have understood how much we are impressed by the features of this TV. At this price, Samsung UA55KU6470 is offering a lot more than expected. With their improved sound quality and connectivity, we are superbly flattered by this TV. Not just that, the picture quality is one of a kind and this time even if you watch it from an angle, the picture will not appear greyish. Thus, we will highly recommend this TV to our readers and can assure you that you will not regret the investment.

Samsung RS58K6417SL Refrigerator

 

Samsung RS58K6417SL

image3Let us start on the note that, a refrigerator is a necessity in every household. With each passing days, the basic refrigerator has gone through a gamut of changes, thanks to the technological development that are happening in leaps and bounds every other day.

Just like the other day we did a review on Bosch KAN92LB35 refrigerator, we are here with yet again another review about a refrigerator from the house Samsung. It is the Samsung RS58K6417SL which is a frost free and side-by-side double door refrigerator. The product has a holding capacity of 654 litres (phew! That is huge). So, what is so unique about this refrigerator? Our team conducted a small research and based on that we are all set to tell you whether you should invest in this particular product or not.

 

 

 

Product Description

  • Capacity (Litres): 654
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Door Type: Side-by-Side
  • Defrosting Type: Frost Free
  • Cooling Technology: Twin Cooling Plus
  • Inverter: Yes
  • Ice Tray: Yes
  • Door Lock: Yes

 

Design

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Let us start with the way the refrigerator has been designed. Design wise the refrigerator looks classy with some great choice of colours from Starry Gold to EZ Clean Steel (which has matte finish appearance) which you can purchase as per the mood of your kitchen. Well, it is a huge refrigerator which has a holding capacity of 654litres and side-by-side door design which adds quirkiness to your kitchen. The most unique part of the refrigerator is its counter depth design which does not stick out or require any special installation.

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Space wise the interior has several racks, shelves and compartments which will allow the user to evenly spread all the eatables inside the refrigerator without actually stacking them up in one place. The doors also have a digital display on it so that you can get quick access to the fridge or choose specific settings without much difficulty. Overall, Samsung RS58K6417SL is a pretty classy looking refrigerator with the good choice of colours; however, the design is not drastically different from that of Bosch KAN92LB35.

 

Features

After the design, we turned our attention to the features of this refrigerator as it is one of the most important things which will help an individual decide whether to invest in this particular product or not.

Optimal Humidity Care

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The twin cooling plus works at cooling the fridge and the freezer compartments independently. Separate evaporators and cooling technology have been infused to ensure the right cooling environment with high humidity. Plus, there happens to be no mixing of odours, thereby keeping the food all fresh.

Precisely Maintains Freshness

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To preserve the freshness of the food for a prolonged time period, Precise Chef Cooling technology depreciates any temperature inconstancy to within just ±0.5°C* by frequently sensing changes. It then precisely controls the operation of the compressor to set the right temperature.

More Space to Store Ample Food

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The refrigerator has a very spacious interior with a huge 654-litre capacity. Thus, there is plenty of room to store your groceries and it’s much easier to keep everything organized.

Keeps Air Clean

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Thanks to the Active Fresh keeper to keep the fridge clean and hygienic. In this process, the air goes through an activated carbon filter, so as to constantly deodorize, while an anti-bacterial trap eliminates bacteria.

Slimmer Lighting, Softer Light

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All new LED lighting is slenderer, lighter and more energy efficient. It creates an illusion of more fridge space and brilliantly illuminates every corner with brighter and softer lighting.

Digital Inverter Compressor

Consumes lower electricity in comparison to a Normal compressor

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty:  1 Year Comprehensive on refrigerator and 5 Years on the Compressor

Support: Samsung Service Centre, India – 24 Hours a day / 7 Days a week

You can also go for a Live Chat or shoot them an Email mentioning your concern to which they will reply within 24hrs.

 

Price & Availability

You can get your hands on Samsung RS58K6417SL refrigerator, priced Rs.118300 (MRP) from  HomeYantra. For offers and EMI, you can check here.

 

Final Verdict

After taking everything into account, from the design to the features, Samsung RS58K6417SL Refrigerator is quite a complete package with all the updated features that a refrigerator of price must be having. Also, considering the space it has to offer for the food to store with individual compartments and shelves, purchasing the fridge will be the good investment. However, will also advise you to check out other refrigerators from other brands within same price range as we feel the other brands has a lot more to offer. Also, if your kitchen is not that spacious, do not think of buying this model as it will kill all the space in your small or medium-sized kitchen.

Bosch KAN92LB35 Serie 8 American Fridge Freezer

Bosch KAN92LB35 Serie 8 American Fridge Freezer

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Whenever we sit and look out for some of the top electronic brands, Bosch is one such brand which cannot be avoided.

Let us put it in this way, Bosch is one of the leading brands when it comes to technology and services covering a plethora of categories like Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, Energy and Building Technology.

Among all these, we picked up a household electronic good and that Bosch KAN92LB35 Serie 8 American Fridge Freezer which is, well, a gigantic appliance!!

Well, just like the name suggests, it is an American style refrigerator which has been split from the centre into fridge and freezer, a style quite rare in India. However, if you are planning to invest in this particular model from the house of Bosch, then here is a quick review from our end that might just give you a clear idea about the product before you make any investment.

 

Product Description

  • Door Type: Side By Side Door
  • Freezer Type: Top Freezer
  • Type: Frost Free
  • Actual Capacity: 592 litres
  • Freezer Lamp: Yes
  • Capacity: 501ltr-600ltr
  • Dimensions: 912 X 1756X 732 mm
  • Egg Tray: Yes
  • Ice-Tray: Yes

 

Design

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We just have three words to say in this case, ‘Classy, Sleek, and Suave’. Yes, we are that much in love with the design of this product. The black glass door along with Chrome Inox Metallic panel gives a very elegant finish to the fridge which just adds up to the modern aesthetic to your home. Overall, it gives a westernise look to the interiors of your home.  Plus, the minimalistic digital display enables the user for quick access without opening the device every single time.

Next, we shifted our attention to the interior design of this refrigerator. Well, firstly the electronic appliance is divided from the middle into freezer and fridge which is not quite available in India (as mentioned above). There are several shelves and drawers in the fridge, which actually helps in arranging the food uniformly without creating a mess.

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The BigBox which is present in Bosch KAN92LB35 is an extra deep frozen food drawer which helps in stacking up a frozen food container or larger frozen items like gateaux or pizzas. Thus, if you are planning to throw a big party with loads of guests on your list, you can bet on this appliance to store all your food items. Apart from that, features like VitaFresh Plus and ChillerBox will make sure to keep the veggies and fruits fresh, crunchy and juicy including taking care of other food items like meat and fish.

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Overall, the refrigerator has a capacity of 592 litres and the freezer alone has a capacity of 217 litres. Thus, one can easily store large or bulky items in the freezer for which you ought to thank the capacious shelves and the compartments.

Lastly, the interior of the fridge gets lit up by the LED light which is practically a new lighting concept for refrigerators. LED light will help in illuminating the interior with a soothing effect without eating up a lot of electricity and increasing your bill.

 

Features

With all that being said about the design, why not let us talk about the features with which the appliance is infused with? Well, Bosch KAN92LB35 has some really impressive features which actually grabbed our attention. Check out the list below.

SuperFreezing:

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Let us start by thanking this feature called SuperFreezing which works at protecting frozen food from defrosting while adding new food to the freezer. Not just that, the new food freezes faster as well. The automatic freezing function returns to normal operation once the required temperature is reached and this quality helps in saving energy.

SuperCooling:

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This can be termed as a smart feature of this refrigerator. Well, when you activate the SuperCooling function, food that’s just been kept in the fridge is cooled more quickly. At the same time, it stops food already in the fridge from warming up. How can you do this? Simply push the button pushing to 2°C (which is the lowest) to reduce the temperature. However, approximately after 6 hours, the function will automatically switch back to prevent excessive power consumption.

NoFrost:

The NoFrost feature is all responsible to collect the humidity in the air in the central fin evaporator rather than building up in the appliance or on the foods. The chiller is responsible for drawing out the warmth of the freezer area and automatically defrosts from time to time. The resultant condensation is taken to the surface and volatilizes using the compressor warmth in a unique collecting pan. Thus, humidity in the appliance is lowered which means that almost no ice forms.

Multi-Airflow System:

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If you are looking for an even flow of cold air in your refrigerator, then Bosch is here with a superb solution. The fan-assisted MultiAirflow System causes mild, even flow of cold air which emerges at all levels of the chilling and freezing area. Temperature inconstancies are minimised and cooling time reduces which will help your foods to grasp their flavour for longer.

VitaFresh:

The innovative VitaFresh cooling tech keeps fresh food fresh for up to 3 times longer. Within the VitaFresh sections, there are two air humidity zones namely the dry VitaFresh Zone and Moist VitaFresh Zone. The dry one is apt for storing sausage, cheese, meat, and fish. On the other hand, the moist area provides an excellent environment for fruit and veggies, thereby ensuring that the freshness, flavour and nutritional value are locked for longer.

Eco-Mode:

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Take a bow to the Eco-Mode function of this appliance which helps at adjusting the fridge to an economical chilling temperature. Go ahead and push the button without thinking twice.

Holiday Mode:

Turn on your vacation mood by turning on the Holiday mode. When the function is activated, the temperature in the fridge section is set to approx. +14°C and in the freezer approx. −18°C, which royally protects all your frozen foods and prevents energy wastage while you can enjoy with full energy in the holiday destination.

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Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year warranty

 

Price & Availability

The Bosch KAN92LB35 has priced Rs. 154900 (MRP).

It is available @ HomeYantra. For further offers and EMI, you can check here.

 

Our Verdict

Team HomeYantra is absolutely impressed by Bosch KAN92LB35, not just by its look (though we cannot get enough of it) but also by its features. This huge refrigerator which is slit from the middle with a westernise look to it is quite an eye-catcher. Not just that, its features like SuperFrezeeing, SuperCooling, VitaFresh, to name a few are perfect to keep your food all fresh, juicy, crunchy and full of flavours. Also, not to forget the space it has to offer to store a huge amount of food items in the fridge as well the freezer to keep you ready for any big occasion. Thus, we feel this product is great if you have to store a lot of eatables and also if your house is spacious enough. However, if you are low on budget or have a medium sized home or even if you do not store a huge amount of eatables in the fridge, then you can easily give a pass to this appliance.

E-commerce in India: Next wave of growth

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It was mid-2007 when like most millennial engineers, I felt the urge for an MBA adventure and decided to write GMAT, around a time when finding right books used to be a tough task, and some were hard to find in India at all. It was this adversity that made me turn to online. And eventually, I made my first online purchase on eBay, late 2007. Yes, I do represent the generation of online shoppers whose first purchase was a book. It was a $17 book and I paid the almost equal amount for shipping and it took 20 days to reach from the USA.

It was in those days when online shopping was synonymous with books, eBay and Amazon. Not that there were no platforms in India but were a few like Indiaplaza, Indiatimes, Baazi, etc. but they didn’t succeed in moving as many buyers online as they could potentially have. As a result, they together couldn’t make a dent to brick & mortar retail nor could they change the buying behaviour of their targeted urban consumers, and by the end of the first decade of their existence, they started to vanish. Therefore, in hindsight story sounds similar and so the saying, then Nokia CEO said, “We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow we lost it.”

2011, beginning of the new decade, marks a new threshold of India’s e-commerce story, when new set of players emerged out of India to claim their pie of Country’s then over $450 bn retail market, and soon to be followed by the foreign majors thus marking the beginning of the most exciting phase in India’s retail history, 2011-2020. The first half (2011-’15) of which is heavily invested in adoption by incentivizing shoppers with better pricing and matching or bettering overall service delivery as compared to their brick and mortar counterparts, certainly at huge cost and financial drainage on their balance sheets.

Interestingly, the second half of the decade begins with an INTERVAL, 2016! The year that marks the beginning of the end of aggressive growth with irrational discounting. sluggish growth, unjustifiable unit economics, no path to profitability, cautious investors, lack of easy funds brings the phase of consolidation, fixing the balance sheet and more importantly getting the business model right while still keep bettering customer experience. As shoppers evolve they start looking for more value online than just discounts, a problem that all e-commerce players trying hard to fix.

So, where the next wave of growth for the sector will come from? Today for all big e-commerce platforms, over half of their sales comes from just one product, mobile phone. If you add fashion, 3/4th of GMV are just two categories. Positive though is these categories got adoptions to online, but limited category adoption will certainly limit the growth for the sector.

There are some very high potential categories that have not been tapped well for online, one like home appliances. The reason, on the face of it, looks to be the shortcoming of the channel, the touch, feel etc. But we said same for fashion a few years back, and then we had some vertical platform like MYNTRA addressing consumer needs the right way and making significant in-roads in its category. Home­ appliances, which is the biggest market in India after mobiles, remains vastly untapped in online and owned by brick & mortar so far.

This is major because there’s a structural issue, most big e-commerce companies operating in India started out to do commerce in two broad categories, apart from books are 1.Electronics (mobile, camera etc) 2. Fashion, and their entire model is built around listing and selling commodities. But a washing machine or a refrigerator is no commodity it is highly service-sensitive, have longer lifecycle, hence a very high involvement purchase.

That’s where there is a need for a vertical platform, built to solve for home appliances consumers at every stage of buying journey and lifecycle support. HomeYantra is a step in that direction. A team of very passionate young folks with years of experience in appliances and E-commerce have come together to build first of its kind intelligent platform in India, with just one promise, to make HomeYantra a one stop shop for all home appliance needs.

Like HomeYantra the next wave of growth in India’s e-commerce will be fueled by vertical platforms, built to solve category specific problems end to end. While horizontal platforms will continue to drive event based sales, vertical platforms will lead making a dent in established, offline heavy categories and expand the scope of e-commerce in India.

Khushnud Khan Co-Founder & CEO, Homeyantra