Best 32-inch TVs in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 14, 2020
Need a small TV for your kitchen, bedroom, or exercise room? A 32-inch model is just what you need! This compact TV can easily fit into any small room and bring you hours of entertainment. We have reviewed the best 32-inch TVs to make your choice less tricky. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Size
Screen
Motion Rate
Smart TV
Interfaces
Sound
Warranty
 
PROS

Owing to the famous Samsung Micro Dimming Pro technology, this TV ensures crystal-clear image with greater contrast vibrancy across the whole LED screen. 

CONS

It's lacking a headphone socket.

OUR VERDICT

With its Full HD screen, Micro Dimming Pro technology, and smart capabilities, there's not much image difference between this TV set and Samsung's basic 4K TVs. We would definitely recommend this model to those individuals who need a good television by a world-leading manufacturer.

detailed parameters
Size

32"

Screen

1920x1080, VA

Motion Rate

60 Hz /  500 PQI (Picture Quality Index)

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

1 x USB,

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45),

2 x HDMI,

1 x Component / Composite in,

1 x Optical out, 

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

It boasts the X-Reality™ Pro, a stellar upscaling and conversion technology that shows ultimately crisp HD content.

CONS

It has only 2 HDMI ports.

OUR VERDICT

The Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU is a good smart TV with decent picture quality, amazing surround sound, and intuitive apps for easy browsing. A great alternative to Samsung TVs.

detailed parameters
Size

32" (40", 49" also available)

Screen

1366 x 768, IPS

Motion Rate

60 Hz / 400 MotionFlow™ XR

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

2 x USB

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

2 x HDMI

1 x SCART

1 x Optical out

1 x Headphones jack

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

An ergonomic remote control allows you to easily navigate through Smart apps and the settings menu. It has dedicated buttons for NetFlix, FreeView Play, and Rakuten TV.

CONS

The frame is comparatively thick.

OUR VERDICT

The Toshiba Smart TV is a great alternative to big names. It comes at a very reasonable price but offers almost all the same capabilities as expensive models. Also, you can get a bundle with a soundbar for an immersive sound experience.

detailed parameters
Size

32"

Screen

1920 x 1080, VA

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (Built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

2 x USB,

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45),

3 x HDMI,

1 x Composite in,

1 x Optical out,

1 x Headphones jack,

1 x Ant. in

1 x VGA in.

Sound

2 x 6 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

1000 PMI (Picture Mastering Index) is especially handy when it comes to watching dynamic scenes - there will be no risk of lags. Also, this TV has one of the quickest operating systems (webOS).

CONS

The initial setup might seem a bit tricky. 

OUR VERDICT

This is surely one of the smartest TVs you can find for the money. Fitted with AIThinQ ™, Quad-core processor, and webOS, it's extremely intuitive and convenient to use. It works with Google Home and Amazon Echo devices and can be connected to Bluetooth speakers.

detailed parameters
Size

32"

Screen

1366 x 768, IPS

Motion Rate

60 Hz / 1000 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)

Smart TV

Yes (Built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

Bluetooth,

2 x USB,

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45),

3 x HDMI, 

1 x Composite/Component in,

1 x Optical out,

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The TV boasts A + energy efficiency class - it consumes no more than 31 Watt per hour (45 kW/year). Hence, it can help you save some money on electricity bills.

CONS

The sound quality could be better.

OUR VERDICT

If you need an affordable TV with good image quality but without Smart features, this model will be an ideal option. With Full-HD resolution and Real 200 Hz Motion Rate, you'll enjoy crisp image while watching films or playing action games. And owing to the low power consumption, it's ideal for heavy use.

detailed parameters
Size

32" (24", 43" also available)

Screen

1920 x 1080, VA

Motion Rate

200 Hz

Smart TV

No

Interfaces

2 x USB, 

1 x HDMI, 

1 x SCART, 

1 x VGA in, 

1 x Composite in, 

1 x Optical out, 

1 x Headphones jack, 

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 6 W

Warranty

1 year

Samsung UE32N5300

Budget-Friendly TV by a Trustworthy Manufacturer

Samsung needs no presentation. It's the world's top-selling TV manufacturer that delivers high-quality products with advanced picture technology and fully immersive experience. The company offers models for any need and budget, and what we have here is a moderately-priced smart TV with the 1800 Full HD resolution. It's an excellent choice for anyone who doesn't want a pricey 4K set or needs a small TV for a guest room or kitchen.

First off, we would like to point out that this is an upgraded model of the popular Samsung UE32M5300. This TV set is the part of Samsung’s 2019 lineup that has undergone improvements in many aspects. For example, now the TV boasts the newest version of Smart Hub with the advanced SmartThings App. This app lets you control your TV and other connected devices more easily. Other than that, the Samsung Smart Hub enables you to find various films, TV shows, and sports events quicker. The Smart menu of this TV is very straightforward and easy to customize. If needed, all the apps can be rearranged the way you like it.

Another perk of this model is the HDR support that guarantees detailed HDR content with crisp clarity and high contrast. Also, compared to previous models, this TV provides faster Internet connection owing to the 802.11 Wi-Fi.

Speaking about the interface, the TV has a lot of inputs/outputs including a USB port, Ethernet port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 component/composite in, optical out, and ant. in. However, take note that it's lacking a headphone socket.
Review of Samsung UE32N5300 32" Full HD Smart TV (2019)

The Benefits of Micro Dimming Pro Technology

Despite being a quite affordable Samsung TV set, it uses the famous Micro Dimming Pro technology that ensures crystal-clear image with greater contrast vibrancy across the whole screen. That is to say, the brightness is automatically adjusted according to the intensity of the light in your room. Therefore, the picture becomes more eye-friendly - it offers better contrast and deeper blacks. And due to the same technology, you'll get not only the best image depending on light conditions but also reduced costs on electricity bills.

In all, with its Full HD screen, Micro Dimming Pro technology, and smart capabilities, there's not much difference between this TV set and Samsung's basic 4K TVs. We would definitely recommend this model to those individuals who need a good television by a world-leading manufacturer.

Samsung UE32N5300 32" Full HD Smart TV (2019) in the use

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Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU

Excellent Image and Sound

Meet another decent TV from a world-renowned brand, the Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU. It costs way less than similar Samsung TVs but can compete with them in terms of picture and sound quality. For starters, it's featured with the X-Reality Pro technology that enables you to rediscover every single detail. This is a fantastic upscaling and conversion technology that shows ultimately crisp HD content. It analyses each scene to upscale every pixel and reduce unwanted noise. As a result, you can enjoy sharp, enhanced details. Plus, thanks to the Motionflow XR technology, even fast-paced action scenes remain crisp and clear.

What also makes images more enjoyable is the High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. No longer will details be lost in the dark or bright scenes. The technology optimises the picture quality by using dynamic tone mapping. In other words, the HDR increases contrast in every area of the screen, delivering better shadow detail, colour saturation, and enhanced contrast. As a result, you’ll see every reflection of sunlight on the fuselage or the textures in the shiny metal wings of the airplane.

Yet, not only is the picture quality amazing here. Sony folks have designed this TV with ClearAudio+ fine tunes to "make your listening as lifelike as your viewing". The sounds here have greater clarity and separation than ever.

Review of Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU 32-Inch HD Ready HDR Smart TV

About the Interface

Yet, no product is flawless. Sony tried to make this TV as slim as possible (and they succeeded), so they compromised on some important things like a separate optical connection and the number of HDMI ports. This TV has only two HDMI ports, which might seem insufficient for some customers. However, built-in Amazon and quick access to YouTube can save the situation. With one button only, you can go straight to YouTube to enjoy your favourite videos. The folks in Sony have fitted the remote with a YouTube button that should prove useful. Moreover, the unit boasts Freeview Play that combines live, catch up, and on-demand TV in one place. Hence, you'll be able to watch 70 digital channels, 15 HD channels, as well as programmes from BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Hub, Demand 5, and UKTV Play. For free!

To round up everything said above, The Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU is a good TV with an amazing picture, surround sound, and intuitive apps for easy browsing. Well worth every penny!

Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU 32-Inch HD Ready HDR Smart TV in the use

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Toshiba 32LL3A63DB

For Games

Are you looking for a moderately-priced TV to use mainly for gaming? If so, then you should definitely consider the Toshiba 32LL3A63DB. It costs just a fraction of famous brands but has quite a lot to offer in terms of picture quality and smart capabilities.

To begin with, this is a gaming TV first and foremost. It has the full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution that won't be able to deliver the same level of detail as its 4K UHD competitors, yet it will be pretty much ideal for gaming. The gameplay will look crisp, clear, and detailed enough. The size will be able to project the on-screen action without making it feel overly massive and distracting.

The built-in 2 x 6 W speakers designed by Onkyo do not necessarily excel at delivering spacious audio, but they never fail to get the job done and make sure the sound is up there on the image level. However, if you want to enhance the sound experience, you can get a bundle with a Bluetooth soundbar. With 100W peak power, the soundbar offers a very impressive, cinema-quality sound to let you enjoy all your game effects and action scenes to the fullest.

Review of Toshiba 32LL3A63DB Full-HD Smart TV

Smart Capabilities

When it comes to smart capabilities, this TV doesn't trail behind the competition as well. The company's Smart Portal is a user-friendly platform that offers multiple apps (like Freeview) and lets you effortlessly stream content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and other sources. And what is great, the remote that comes with the TV has dedicated quick-access buttons for Netflix and Amazon, whereas pressing the home button will bring up menu navigation with all your catch-up channels.

Moving on, we would like to stress that this TV has not one but three HDMI ports, allowing you to connect all your gaming equipment. Other interface options include basic ins and outs. Plus, you can also wirelessly transfer photos from your smartphone to the screen thanks to the Miracast Screen Share technology.

In closing, the Toshiba 32LL3A63DB is an excellent budget TV for gaming. You can pair the screen with just about any console. You can hook up the TV to your desktop PC or laptop and use it as a monitor. It gets the job done on pretty much every front and stacks up really well to other TVs within the same price range.

Toshiba 32LL3A63DB Full-HD Smart TV in the use

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LG 32LM630BPLA

Perfect for Dynamic Scenes

The LG 32LM630BPLA brings a brilliant HD Ready experience to the table. It offers stunning detail, clarity and vibrant colours. Made with Active HDR technology, the TV deepens the view and shows even the slightest shades. And thanks to the Dynamic Colour Enhancer, it improves colour, contrast and adapts them scene-by-scene for a more engaging viewing experience. Actually, this TV set is able to deliver as close to real-life images as possible. And a fast quad-core processor adds to the more dynamic colour, brightness, and contrast. So, when watching action films, you won't be bothered by any lags.

Speaking about the sound quality, the TV creates a nice multi-channel surround sound effect, immersing you in audio from all angles. But if that seems not enough for your needs, you can connect a wireless external speaker for more powerful volume. Unlike most other models, this television set is Bluetooth-enabled and can be easily paired with any type of Bluetooth speakers.

The other extras include support of Google Home devices and Amazon Echo devices, meaning you can do lots of commands using your voice. The TV is also compatible with the magic command remote (not included in the set).

In addition, the LG 32LM630BPLA supports DVR, Time Machine and Time Shift if you connect an external hard drive to it.

Review of LG 32LM630BPLA 32-Inch HD Ready Smart LED TV

Artificial Intelligence

Since the TV has a built-in Aerial and Satellite tuner, you will be free to use it with Freeview or Freesat. The Freeview Play deftly combines catch-up TV channels, on-demand services and live streaming television. It’s free of charge and compatible with broadband services as well. By the way, such popular services like BBC iPlayer, My5, All 4, and ITV Hub are also available (even without a need to open specific apps).

Yet, the best thing about this telly is probably the LG ThinQ Artificial Intelligence, making it one of the smartest sets available on the market today. It brings the convenience of voice interaction - the TV can listen to you, think and answer your questions. However, to unleash its full potential, you'll need to buy a Magic remote.

A standard LG remote that comes in the set is quite OK. It's fitted with “hot” buttons for Netflix and Amazon, whereas other buttons are laid out very conveniently. They are quite large, so you're less likely to mash the wrong one.

Overall, if you need a smart TV with good picture quality, Freeview HD, and artificial intelligence, the LG Electronics 32LM630BPLA ticks all the right boxes.

LG 32LM630BPLA 32-Inch HD Ready Smart LED TV in the use

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Panasonic TX-32G302B

Doubles as a Monitor

The Panasonic TX-32G302BE is one more affordable 32" TV that will let you enjoy your favourite TV shows in the HD resolution. Coming with a Freeview HD tuner, this TV gives you instant access to more than 70 channels (including BBC, ITV and others) and 25 radio stations after setup that is, by the way, quite straightforward and quick. So, you'll be able to catch up with the most popular documentaries and reality shows right after unpacking. And the best part is that they will be completely subscription-free.

When it comes to picture quality, the TV shows decent results. Equipped with HD Ready High Contrast LED, it delivers a sharp image with optimal brightness level and crisp detail. For sure, it can be a good model both for a guests room or a small living room.

As for connectivity options, this TV offers plenty of them. You can easily hook up your gaming consoles via the 2 HDMI ports or connect an external hard drive to the rear USB port when you want to enjoy some memorable photos on the big screen. Also, it's easy to plug in a DVD player thanks to a SCART socket.

But what completely sells the product is the SVGA port allowing you to use this TV as a PC monitor. So, if you'd like to bring your gaming experience to a whole new level, the Panasonic TX-32G302BE is a worthy investment.
Review of Panasonic TX-32G302B 32-Inch HD Ready LED TV

Saves Your Money

If you spend long hours in front of the screen, we bet this telly will appeal to you. Rated as A+ energy-efficient appliance, it consumes very little electricity. To specify, the average power consumption makes 31.0 Watt when the TV is on, which equals approximately 45 kWh per year. As a nice touch, the TV has a built-in automatic energy saver that turns off the TV when it's not in use. The standby power consumption makes 0.50 Watt.

To recap, we consider the Panasonic TX-32G302B a good budget-friendly model. It won't cost you a fortune and will help you save some money on electricity bills in the long run. An ideal TV for those who spend quite a lot of time watching their favourite TV shows!

And if you'd like to diversify your routine with DVD films and other media, the manufacturer also offers a package with a DVD player for a discounted price. The player upscales video up to 1080p resolution. It beautifully raises quality by correcting in-pixel units and the brightness signals.

Panasonic TX-32G302B 32-Inch HD Ready LED TV in the use

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What Is a 32-inch LED TV?

Did you know that on average people watch about five hours of TV per day, nearly 35 hours per week? Almost as a full-time job! And most families own two or more TV sets. People tend to install huge 55-inch TVs in their cosy living rooms and more compact models in smaller rooms. A 32-inch TV has just the right size to fit in bedrooms, guest rooms, exercise rooms, or kitchens. For this review, we have chosen the best LED TVs available on the market. This type of TVs is equipped with traditional LCD panels that are backlit with LEDs. Usually, LED TVs have very thin displays, produce a wide colour gamut, provide added brightness, offer good contrast levels, and consume little electricity. The majority of models are packed with built-in Wi-Fi allowing users to watch stream TV, YouTube videos, browse the Internet, listen to the radio, access various apps, and more. So, we hope after you've read this review of the top five 32-inch LED TVs, you can make the right choice.

What Features to Compare

Resolution

The first thing to consider before buying a TV is a display resolution. Actually, the resolution is the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed on the screen. The higher this number, the better. Currently, most TVs have High-definition (HD) resolution or Ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution. The cheapest TVs have HP (1280p x 720p) resolution. The picture isn't so impressive compared to UHD resolution, however, if you're buying a television just for watching TV shows, this resolution will be sufficient for you. Moreover, such popular channels as ABC, Fox, ESPN, and some other channels broadcast at 720p only. More sophisticated (and pricey!) models use Full HD resolution (1920p x 1080p) that is better for watching movies, sports events, and similar video content. And the high-end TVs have the best 4K UHD resolution that ensures the clearest and the sharpest picture possible. Yet, these TVs are the most expensive on the market.

Design

Also, take a look at the design of a TV. If you want to fully focus on entertainment, choose those models with minimal bezels to enjoy almost edgeless pictures. Try to choose the frame that will match your room interior. In case you want to mount a TV on the wall, look for models that come with articulating or tilting wall mounts.

If you're going to connect HDMI cables, satellite receivers, Blu-ray players, game consoles, USB drives, or Bluetooth devices to a TV, consider the interface and the ports available.

Another thing to take into account is a remote control. If your elderly relatives are going to use a TV too, it's better to choose remotes with fewer buttons. We would like to point out that some top TVs can be paired with your smartphones or tablets after downloading a dedicated app.

Extras

Here, you need to decide whether you want an ordinary or a smart TV. By Smart TV we mean a model with built-in Wi-Fi and, consequently, access to the Internet. These models offer plenty of TV programs, movies, and music without a need to connect a TV antenna or subscribe to cable/satellite services. They come with numerous apps already pre-installed, and if you wish, you can always download more. Yet, smart TVs are more expensive than ordinary ones. So, if you need a simple TV without all those bells and whistles, there's no reason to overpay for "smart" functions.

Did you know?

The Longest Running TV Shows

TV shows have been around since the earliest days of the medium and many of them have come from the radio. So, the beginning of "talk show golden age" is considered to be somewhere in 1948, however, the television wasn't widespread across American families until the 1950s. Meet the Press is the longest-running show (news/interviews) that was first broadcasted on November 6, 1947. Nowadays, the number of episodes make more than 3,600. As for the television talk shows, the world's longest-running show is called The Tonight Show. It has debuted in 1954 and continues up to this day (more than 12,000 episodes). One of the most popular TV shows in the US now is the Oprah Winfrey Show. Currently, it consists of 25 seasons, 4561 episodes.

The First TV Advertisement

The first television ad was broadcasted on July 1, 1941, on screens in the US. The 20-second spot for Bulova watch appeared before a baseball game. At that time the advertisement cost just $9 (~ £7).

The Largest TV in the World

The Austrian company, C Seed, has released the world's largest 4K widescreen TV, C Seed 262. As it goes from its name, the LED screen makes as many as 262 inches (6.65 meters). The TV is priced around $500,000 (~ £390,000).

The World's First TV

The first television was invented by J.L. Baird, in 1926. It delivered coarse image and had 30 lines only. Nowadays, the number of lines reaches 2160 (UHD resolution). HD television standards were ratified in 1996, before manufacturers all over the world invented the first HD sets.

When It All Started...

The first US television station was launched in 1928, while BBC transmission started in 1930. Yet, the real expansion of television came in 1950s-1960s, after World War II. The first satellite television was launched in 1962. Already in 1969, more than 600 million people had satellites in their homes.

How Many? Statistics

99% of American households have at least one TV, and more than 60% people have at least three TV sets. There're more than 275 million TVs in the US nowadays. The majority of families prefer cable TV.

4% of energy consumption go on powering television.

Annually, Americans watch approximately 250 billion hours of television.

During our entire life, we see over 2 million TV ads.

Where the Word "Television" Comes From

The word "television" comes from the word "tele" (Ancient Greek) meaning "far" and the Latin word "visio" meaning "sight". Actually, the word “Television” was first documented as a term in 1900. It was coined by Constantin Perskyi, a Russian scientist.
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Publish Date: 2019-02-18 10:01:04