The summer of 2021 is already here, and whether you are looking to buy an AC (Air Conditioner) for the first time or upgrading from an older AC to a newer one, you should be looking to buy the best ACs in India without overspending. There are over a dozen AC brands in India that collectively sell hundreds of ACs, and all those ACs come with different permutations and combinations of features, cooling capacity, and energy efficiency. So, choosing the right AC for your needs can be incredibly confusing and infuriating. To make your life simpler while buying an AC, we have done all the due research and spent days narrowing down the list to find the best 1.5 ton split ACs in India.

In this article, we have listed the best 1.5 ton split ACs that you can buy in India in 2021. Most split ACs have all the basic features, so we chose the ACs that offer the most important features, good quality, and additional features that actually make a difference. We also made sure that the ACs we listed also come true in the value-for-money factor since we don’t want you to overspend your hard-earned money.

Best 1.5 Ton Split ACs in India in 2021

Although modern air conditioners come with various features, we looked for ACs that have an inverter motor, a 3-star or above ISEER rating for energy efficiency, and high-quality dust filters. In this day and age, where smartphones, internet connectivity, and smart home products have become commonplace, we think many consumers would be interested in ACs that have smart features like Alexa and Google Assistant support and compatibility with a smartphone app. Some ACs also offer features like a 4-way swing system, a PM2.5 filter, ionizer, and a brushless DC motor.

Panasonic 5-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (CS-HU18XKYF/CU-HU18XKYF) – ₹49,999

Panasonic CS-HU18XKYF 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

This 1.5 ton AC from Panasonic costs a whopping ₹49,999, but in our opinion, it is the best 5-star inverter AC in India right now. And that’s because of the combination of its feature set and its pricing. It has a twin rotary inverter motor for smooth operation. It also features a 4-way swing, which can be useful if your sofa or bed not directly in front of the AC. It also features high-quality filters with PM 2.5 filtration and an ionizer to reduce bacteria, dust, and other pollutants from the air. It is a smart AC, which means that it has Wi-Fi connectivity, and it is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant smart home ecosystems. It has an excellent smartphone app that lets you control every aspect of the AC and you can even schedule the temperature settings for various parts of the day.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – Yes
  • Ionizer – Yes
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – Yes
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

LG 5-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (MS-Q18APZE) – ₹54,190

LG MS-Q18APZE 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The LG MS-Q18APZE is a 1.5-ton 5-star inverter AC. It is costlier than the Panasonic one, even though it has a similar feature set. However, we have included this AC in the list because LG is a more popular brand and some people might prefer LG ACs over Panasonic ones due to their brand loyalty. This AC has a twin rotary motor, a 4-way auto-swing mechanism, high-quality filters, and an ionizer. It features Wi-Fi connectivity and smart home compatibility, too, which means you can control it via a smartphone app (LG ThinQ), Alexa, and Google Assistant.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – Yes
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – Yes
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

LG 5-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (MS-Q18SWZD) (2021 Model) – ₹46,490

LG MS-Q18SWZD 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The LG MS-Q18SWZD is a 5-star 1.5-ton inverter AC, and it is similar to the one mentioned above (MS-Q18APZE), but it lacks an ionizer. So, if you don’t think you need an ionizer, you can settle for this AC because it is priced much lower than the LG MS-Q18APZE. It has the same twin-rotary inverter motor, 4-way auto-swing, high-quality filters, Wi-Fi connectivity, Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, and LG ThinQ app for remote controls.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – Yes
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

LG 5-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (LS-Q18GWZA) (2020 Model) – ₹42,502

LG LS-Q18GWZA 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The LG LS-Q18GWZA is a 5-star 1.5-ton inverter AC similar to the LG MS-Q18SWZD that is listed above, and it has the exact same feature set. Still, it is priced lower because it was launched in 2020. If you can find this AC in an online or offline store, we think you should go with the LG LS-Q18GWZA over the LG MS-Q18SWZD because of its lower price.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – Yes
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

LG 4-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (LS-Q18SWYA) (2021 Model) – ₹39,999

LG LS-Q18SWYA 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

We think that most Indian homes would actually be okay with a 3-star or 4-star AC rather than a 5-star AC. And that’s because most Indian consumers don’t use their AC heavily, so even if they spend an additional ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 on buying a 5-star inverter AC, they will most likely not recover the additional money they spent in electricity bill savings. In that view, the LG LS-Q18SWYA is a more value-for-money choice for most consumers over the LG MS-Q18SWZD and the LG LS-Q18GWZA.

This AC has a twin rotary inverter motor as well as a 4-way auto swing and high-quality filters similar to the LG MS-Q18SWZD and the LG LS-Q18GWZA. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity, smart home and smartphone app compatibility, and support for Alexa and Google Assistant. Other LG features like 4-in-1 cooling modes, ocean black coating on the condenser, full copper material, and stabilizer-free operation are also included.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – Yes
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

LG 4-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (LS-Q18GWYA) (2020 Model) – ₹37,890

LG LS-Q18GWYA 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

If you can find the LG LS-Q18GWYA in an online or offline store, prefer it over the LG LS-Q18SWYA listed above because the former is priced lower since it is last year’s model. However, both ACs have exactly the same features, design, cooling performance, and energy efficiency. It has a twin rotary inverter AC with 4-way auto-swing, high-quality filters, Wi-Fi connectivity, Alexa and Google Assistant support, ocean black coating on the condenser parts, full copper material, and it can work without a stabilizer.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – Yes
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

Nokia 5-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (NOKIA155SIASMI) – ₹40,999

Nokia NOKIA155SIASMI 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The Nokia NOKIA155SIASMI is a 1.5-ton inverter split AC with a 5-star ISEER rating, and for its feature set, the AC is extremely affordable. It has a twin rotary motor and a 4-way auto-swing. It uses high-quality filters with PM 2.5 filtration and a built-in ionizer to remove as much dust and bacteria as possible from the air. It has Wi-Fi connectivity and support for Google Assistant for smart home compatibility. It lacks compatibility with Alexa, though.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – Yes
  • Ionizer – Yes
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Yes
  • 8 pole motor – Not sure

Nokia 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (NOKIA153SIASMI) – ₹36,999

Nokia NOKIA155SIASMI 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

If you do not use the AC frequently, you should prefer the Nokia NOKIA153SIASMI over the NOKIA155SIASMI since it is a 3-star 1.5-ton inverter AC and it is quite cheaper in comparison. All the other features, including a twin rotary motor, 4-way auto-swing, PM 2.5 filtration, ionizer, and Wi-Fi connectivity with Google Assistant smart home support are similar to the Nokia 5-star inverter AC listed above. We are only suggesting the Nokia AC to those who have a tight budget because it is a fairly new brand in the AC market, so it might not have the kind of vast support that ACs from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Voltas, Blue Star, and Carrier have.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – Yes
  • Ionizer – Yes
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Yes
  • 8 pole motor – Not sure

Panasonic 5-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (CS/CU-NU18WKYW) – ₹41,999

Panasonic CU-NU18WKYW 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The Panasonic CS/CU-NU18WKYW is a 5-star 1.5-ton inverter split AC with a twin rotary motor and a 4-way auto-swing system. It has high-quality filters that can trap PM 2.5 particles, dust, and bacteria. It also supports smart home features, thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity and compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – No
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – Yes
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – Yes
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

Panasonic 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (CS/CU-SU18XKYTW) – ₹35,999

Panasonic CU-NU18WKYW 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

Going with a 3-star rated Panasonic 1.5-ton split inverter AC can be quite cost-effective as the Panasonic CS/CU-SU18XKYTW is ₹6,000 cheaper compared to the Panasonic CS/CU-NU18WKYW even though both have a similar feature set (except their energy efficiency rating, of course). The Panasonic CS/CU-SU18XKYTW has a twin-rotary motor, 4-way auto-swing, high-quality filters with PM 2.5 filtration, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Alexa as well as Google Assistant support.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – No
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – Yes
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – Yes
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

Motorola 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (MOTO153SIASMT) – ₹33,999

Motorola MOTO153SIASMT 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

If you are on a tight budget, but still want a 1.5-ton inverter split AC, you can consider the Motorola MOTO153SIASMT. It has a twin rotary motor, 4-way-auto swing, and high-quality air filters. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity and has support for Google Assistant. However, Motorola, similar to Nokia, is a newer entrant in the AC market and it is only available via Flipkart. So, if you are planning to buy an AC from an offline store, you might out of luck.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – No
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

MarQ 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (FKAC153SIASMART) – ₹28,999

MarQ FKAC153SIASMART 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

Flipkart’s own brand MarQ also offers extremely value-for-money products. However, they don’t have as good after-sales service support as other brands like LG, Samsung, Blue Star, Carrier, Voltas, and Panasonic do. For a lower price, you might have to sacrifice after-sales service quality. The MarQ FKAC153SIASMART is a 3-star 1.5-ton inverter split AC with a twin rotary motor and a four-way auto swing mechanism. It lacks any PM 2.5 filtration or ionizer, but it does feature Wi-Fi and support for Google Assistant. It is one of the cheapest 1.5-ton split AC in India with a 3-star BEE ISEER rating and Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – No
  • High-quality filters – No
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

iFFalcon 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (FAC-18CSD/V3S) – ₹30,999

iFFalcon FAC-18CSDV3S 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

Similar to Nokia, MarQ, and Motorola, if Falcone (a sub-brand by TCL) is another new brand that has entered India’s AC market. The iFFalcon FAC-18CSD/V3S is a 3-star 1.5-ton inverter split AC with a 4-way auto-swing. However, it lacks features like high-quality air filters, PM 2.5 filtration, and ionizer. It does support Wi-Fi and compatibility with Google Assistant.

  • Twin rotary – No
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – No
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – Yes
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

Onida 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (IR183GNO) – ₹33,999

Onida IR183GNO 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

Onida is a trusted Indian brand and it has been making ACs for more than a decade now. In our opinion, its service is more trustworthy than brands like Nokia, MarQ, and Motorola. The Onida IR183GNO is a 3-star 1.5-ton inverter split AC with a 4-way auto-swing mechanism. However, it lacks a twin rotary motor, so it will be louder than most other ACs listed in this article. It lacks any form of high-quality filters or PM 2.5 filtration. It features Wi-Fi connectivity, though, but it is not compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • Twin rotary – No
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – No
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – Yes
  • Google Assistant support – No
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

LG 5-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (MS-Q18YNZA) – ₹41,999

LG MS-Q18YNZA 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The LG MS-Q18YNZA is a 5-star 1.5-ton split inverter AC with a twin rotary motor and 4-way auto swing. It has high-quality filters, but they don’t support PM 2.5 filtration. And it lacks any form of smart home compatibility as it lacks Wi-Fi and support for Alexa and Google Assistant. However, for those who want a no non-sense 1.5 ton split AC with the best energy efficiency from a trusted brand, the LG MS-Q18YNZA might be a good choice.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – No
  • Google Assistant support – No
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

LG 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (LS-Q18JNXA_MPS) – ₹36,250

LG MS-Q18YNZA 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

As a more affordable version of the LG MS-Q18YNZA, you can look at the LG LS-Q18JNXA_MPS. It has a similar feature set to that of the LG MS-Q18YNZA, but it has a 3-star BEE ISEER power efficiency rating as compared to a 5-star rating. It has a twin rotary motor, a 4-way auto-swing system, and high-quality filters. There’s no support for Wi-Fi, smartphone app compatibility, or Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters – Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – No
  • Google Assistant support – No
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

Onida 5-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (IR185RHO_MPS) – ₹33,999

Onida IR185RHO_MPS 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The Onida IR185RHO_MPS is a 5-star 1.5-ton inverter split AC with a twin rotary motor and 4-way auto-swing. However, there is no PM 2.5 filtration or ionizer, and it lacks any form of smart home connectivity. Hence, it is priced at just ₹33,999, which is lower than most 5-star 1.5-ton inverter split ACs from other brands.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters –  No
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – No
  • Google Assistant support – No
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

Onida 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (IR183RHO) – ₹27,999

Onida IR185RHO_MPS 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The Onida IR183RHO is ₹6,000 cheaper than the Onida IR185RHO_MPS because it has a 3-star BEE ISEER rating as opposed to a 5-star rating. In fact, it is the cheapest 1.5-ton 3-star inverter split AC on our recommendation list. All other features remain similar in both ACs. The Onida IR183RHO and the Onida IR185RHO_MPS are 5-star 1.5-ton inverter split ACs with a twin rotary motor and 4-way auto-swing. However, they both lack PM 2.5 filtration, ionizer, and any form of smart home connectivity.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • Wi-Fi connect – No
  • High-quality filters –  No
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Google Assistant support – No
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Not sure
  • 8 pole motor – No

Nokia 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (NOKIA153SIAI) – ₹35,999

Nokia NOKIA155SIASMI 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

Do you want an affordable 1.5-ton inverter AC that has PM 2.5 air filtration and a built-in ionizer? The Nokia NOKIA153SIAI might be your best bet. It has a twin rotary motor and 4-way auto swing features. As I mentioned earlier, it also features high-quality filters, PM 2.5 filtration, and an ionizer. However, it lacks support for Alexa and Google Assistant, so it is not a smart AC.

  • Twin rotary – Yes
  • 4-way auto swing – Yes
  • High-quality filters –  Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – Yes
  • Ionizer – Yes
  • Wi-Fi connect – No
  • Google Assistant support – No
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Yes
  • 8 pole motor – Not sure

Samsung 3-Star 1.5 Ton Inverter Split AC (AR18TY3QBPUNNA/AR18TY3QBPUXNA) – ₹31,990

Samsung AR18TY3QBPUNNA 1.5 Ton Split Inverter AC

The Samsung AR18TY3QBPUNNA lacks a twin rotary motor, but it features a brushless DC motor with 8 poles, so it will be very reliable. It has a 4-way auto-swing, but the brand doesn’t mention it in the features list. It has high-quality filters, but there is no support for PM 2.5 filtration or ionization. At ₹31,990, it is a decent 1.5-ton 3-star inverter AC from a world-class brand. Samsung’s after-sales service network is wide, fast, and reliable.

  • Twin rotary – No
  • 4-way auto swing – Not sure
  • High-quality filters –  Yes
  • PM 2.5 filtration – No
  • Ionizer – No
  • Wi-Fi connect – No
  • Google Assistant support – No
  • Amazon Alexa support – No
  • Brushless DC motor – Yes
  • 8 pole motor – Yes.
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