Best 32 Inch TV UK

What could be nicer than putting your feet up in front of the box? Your television doesn’t have to be massive. The best 32 inch TV will be plenty big enough provided you pick a TV with crisp resolution and a selection of things to watch. We will talk you through some excellent TV’s and show you what features you really need. Remotes at the ready? Let’s go.

Best 32 Inch TV UK

1. iFFALCON F510B 32-inch Smart Android TV

Best for Budget 32 Inch TV for Features

Key Features

  • Connections   Ethernet, HDMI
  • Display technology    LED
  • Apps   Netflix, Google Assistant, Android TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Store, YouTube
  • Colour Black
  • Refresh Rate  60 Hz
  • Wireless: Yes, Bluetooth and Wifi
  • Resolution: 720p

If you aren’t too concerned about big names, then you can save yourself a fortune. Smart TV’s will allow you to watch a range of programmes and even movies at the touch of a button; you literally have unlimited content. And for the money, you are getting an LED TV at a fraction of the usual cost!

Android has made its name as the easiest operating system in the world, displaying cross-platform functionality. With this TV, you’ll be able to check out the usual favourites such as Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime entertainment. It supports numerous connection methods, either via wifi or ethernet cable, for super stable and flawless downloading.

Want to hear something cool?

You can control this TV with your voice. It has google assistant built-in. This means that you won’t spend time searching for the remote. Speaking of sound, this 32 inch TV has exceptional sound quality.

It utilises Dolby Smart volume, this is great for when adverts come on blaring as the volume is reduced automatically providing a really comfortable viewing experience.

 

2. Ferguson 32″ LED Digital TV with Freeview

Best Budget 32 Inch TV for Gaming

Key Features

  • Colour Black
  • Connections USB, HDMI
  • Display technology LED
  • Apps Freeview Only
  • Refresh Rate  60hz
  • Wireless: No
  • Resolution: 720p

If you aren’t a fan of internet TV and just want something simple that works then this TV could be the one for you.

This LED TV is capable of producing high definition pictures. With a refresh rate of 60hz, you should get excellent picture quality at a really low price point.

If you want to attach peripherals then you will have plenty of choices, three HDMI ports allow you to connect various multimedia players, not to mention a gaming console.

If you are going to be out of the house, but don’t want to miss your favourite episodes there is also a USB connection fitted, so you can attach a hard drive to record your show and catch up later.

 

3. TCL 32ES568 32-Inch Smart Android TV

Best Budget 32 Inch Smart TV with Great Sound

Key Features

  • Colour Black
  • Connections USB, HDMI
  • Display technology LED
  • Apps Netflix, YouTube, Browser
  • Refresh Rate 60hz
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Resolution: 720p

When you are choosing a TV, you want two things with regards to getting a really great picture, clarity and contrast. With this smart TV, you will get both. Don’t be put off by the lack of big brand names. It’s what it does on the screen that counts, not the sticker on the front.

This 32 inch TV is excellent when it comes to connectivity. USB and HDMI ports are standard. And you can tune in to your favourite online viewing services as it comes out of the box internet ready. It features an android browser and apps such as Netflix and youtube. You can even download more in the google play store.

This TV would be great for a wall mount, it is super slim and will fit a standard 100mm x 100mm mounting with ease.

The sound is pretty great too, the Dolby speaker system will give you crystal clear audio.

 

4. Sony Bravia KDL32WE613 (32-Inch) HD Ready HDR Smart TV

Best Picture Quality 32 Inch TV

Key Features

  • Colour Silver/Black
  • Connections USB
  • Display Technology LCD
  • Apps YouTube, Netflix, Browser, Freeview
  • Refresh Rate 60hz
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Resolution: 1080p

Ok, so it is time to pull out the big guns. Sony is the trendsetter when it comes to producing televisions, they were early pioneers of HD technology, and it shows.

The viewing experience is excellent. Vivid highlights and pin-sharp textures will enhance your viewing experience to almost photorealistic quality. The set features X-reality Pro upscaling, this makes the pixels on-screen super clear, when combined with LCD tech, you’ll see why Sony are the top of the game.

As a smart TV, you’ll be able to access a host of online services, including the usual favourites. As with all of the best 32 inch TV’s, this TV comes ready to connect to the internet.

Connectivity is taken to the next level as you can ‘mirror’ whatever is on your device to the computer screen. A funny video clip or even a text message can be displayed and seen at the click of a finger.

5. Philips 32PHT5505/05 32-Inch LED TV

Best Basic Premium Branded 32 Inch TV

Key Features

  • Colour Black
  • Connections USB, Ethernet, HDMI
  • Display technology LED
  • Apps Freeview
  • Refresh Rate 60hz
  • Wireless: No
  • Resolution: 720p

Let’s stay in the realm of the heavy hitters. Phillips are another established electronics brand that you can trust. This TV is one of the best 32 inch LED TV’s we have seen, and at this price, it offers fantastic value.

Freeview comes as standard with this TV set, so you should be able to find something to watch. USB ports, HDMI and an ethernet input mean that you will be able to watch a range of online programmes, but you are going to need a cable to do it.

One really nice feature about this TV is if you are going to mount it on a bench or stand. It sits really low down, which is really useful for concealing wires and the area behind the television. It is also able to be wall-mounted, it supremely lightweight meaning you can pretty much put it anywhere.

6. HISENSE 32A5600FTUK 32-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV

Best Alternative Brand 32 Inch Smart TV

Key Features

  • Colour Grey
  • Connections USB, Ethernet, HDMI
  • Display technology LED
  • Apps Netflix, Free Sat/Free View, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube
  • Refresh Rate  60hz
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Resolution: 1080p

For an outstanding performance at a wallet-friendly price take a look at this TV. Hisense is not a premium brand, but you will often find them to be copies of much better known (and much more expensive) models.

Considering what you get for the money, this TV represents a pretty amazing deal. Wifi connection is of course included and with it comes the benefits of YouTube, Freeview, Amazon and a host of other apps designed to increase your viewing pleasure.

This TV also features an optical socket, making it ideal if you want to treat yourself to a soundbar.

The app launcher is customisable too, so you won’t spend ages wading through apps that you never use.

In case you are worried about choosing a budget brand, don’t be. This TV boasts picture quality that is right up there with some of the more prominent players.

7. Panasonic TX-32G302B 32 Inch HD Ready LED TV

Best Premium TV for Gaming

Key Features

  • Colour Black
  • Connections USB, HDMI
  • Display technology LED
  • Apps Freeview HD
  • Refresh Rate 60hz
  • Wireless: No
  • Resolution: 1080p

If you want perfect resolution and sound, then this TV model by Panasonic should have you covered. You’ll be able to connect with a range of options, including HDMI, USB and Scart… sadly this TV does not feature wifi connection, but with over 70 channels to choose from you’ll still be spoiled for choice. It would be ideally suited for someone who wants a ‘conventional’ TV with all of the benefits of a more modern set.

You will be able to attach peripherals using the HDMI input, this is ideal if you have a DVD player or another device such as a separate apple TV. At 1080p and with HD optimisation you will get a pin-sharp image for your movies and games.

8. Blaupunkt BLA-32/138Q-GB-11B4-EGPF-UK 32 Inch HD Ready Smart LED TV

Best Budget 32 Inch TV for Features

Key Features

  • Colour Black
  • Connections   Wireless, USB, Ethernet, HDMI
  • Display technology LED
  • Apps Netflix, YouTube, Daily Motion, Browser
  • Refresh Rate 60hz
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Resolution: 720p

Connectivity doesn’t need to come at a cost. This TV proves it. Whether you are looking something small for the kitchen or you have a cosy living room, this TV would be ideal.

Weighing just 5.3kg, you’ll be able to mount it wherever you like, especially as it has standard fittings for a wall mount.

The TV features integrated Freeview, both live and on-demand, meaning you can watch in real-time or alternatively ‘catch up’ at a later date.

The television doesn’t have quite as detailed a resolution as some of our offerings, but it makes up for this with excellent sound quality, provided by two JBL speakers.

If you are looking for something relatively slim and lightweight, and avoiding the hassle of plugging in boxes and wires, then this TV could be great.

9. Toshiba 32LL3A63DB 32-Inch Smart Full-HD LED TV

Our Top Pick – Best Allround 32 inch Smart TV

Key Features

  • Colour Black
  • Connections HDMI
  • Display technology LCD
  • Apps Netflix, Amazon Video
  • Refresh Rate 60hz
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Resolution: 1080p

Today TV is about watching apps as much as ‘tuning in’ for the latest weather. If this is the case, you’ll ideally want a TV that comes fully loaded with all of the apps, and offers impressive picture quality.

The display resolution on this quality TV is 1080p, which gives razor-sharp lines, and deep contrasty tones.

This TV connects effortlessly with an easy-to-use interface, and there are HDMI ports perfect for attaching auxiliary speakers or a sound system.

 

Buyers Guide

Well, there is a TV for every room and every occasion. But which is the best 32 inch TV to go for? As you will have seen, there are plenty of choices. Let’s take a look at some features and see what’s what.

LCD vs LED

Three letters, much difference? Well yes and no. There are certain characteristics that you can expect from each type, but what does LCD and LED mean?

LCD stands for liquid crystal display. This technology features a thin layer of liquid suspended between two pieces of glass. This liquid can be electronically altered in its orientation, blocking areas of light at set moments. In certain areas the light can shine through, producing the image on the screen. This light comes from fluorescent lights in the back of the screen. They produce good images, but they are not as sharp as LED.

LED stands for light-emitting diode. Confusingly an LED screen also has a layer of liquid suspended between two pieces of glass. The difference is that it no longer has the fluorescent lights located in the back. The image is produced by these tiny diodes illuminating set sections of the screen. Generally, they are brighter and produce sharper images. LED TV’s are also much lighter. The downside is that they cost more.

And there’s more…

LED technology has found use in numerous applications over the last few years. From bulbs to car headlights, they offer increased brightness at a fraction of the weight and cost… Now an LED TV might be more expensive, but it uses far less electricity than its LCD counterpart. LED TV’s are much more energy efficient.

Refresh Rate

This may sound complicated, but it is actually easy to understand. The refresh rate is given as a frequency in Hertz or Hz. This is basically how many times per second the image on the screen is refreshed. The more Hz, the better the refresh rate, the less blurry the picture. TV’s with higher Hz are better for things like gaming or if you are watching high definition movies.

The refresh rate is not the only deciding factor in image quality however. The screen must be able to respond more quickly too, this is particularly noticeable when viewing fast-moving images or when playing games with lots of action. LED screens are generally a little quicker than LCD screens.

The Bezel

This is actually a really technical name for something quite simple – the frame around your TV. A slim bezel is aesthetically more pleasing, especially if you are going to wall mount your television.

Input Ports

Input ports allow you to customise your viewing experience. You can plug-in peripherals such as DVD players, consoles and other media. The best 32 inch TV should be able to give you several connection options.

Having a massive amount of ports is not always a good thing. Often manufacturers use them to make up for a shortfall in wireless connectivity as a way to save cost.

Conversely going with too few ports can also be an error. Even if your TV is wireless, this doesn’t guarantee the ability to connect other devices so think long and hard before you base any purchase purely on ports, or the lack of.

It is worth considering what technology you have at home and seeing what ports and plugs you require before purchasing. There is a move away from media hardware such as DVDs. However, it would be a shame to buy a TV to use with your ‘old’ DVD player, only to discover that it doesn’t have a SCART socket and you have to spend yet more money before you can watch your favourite shows.

Mounting

Most of the best 32 inch TVs will give you the option of being able to wall mount them. But just because you could, doesn’t mean that you should. The first thing to look for is whether a TV has fittings to be wall-mounted. In 32 inch TV’s these are typically found as a 100mm x 1000m square section with screws on the back of the TV.

There is something else to consider too. That is the weight of the television. If you have a heavy TV, you are going to be limited in the areas where you can put it. Drywall and plasterboard can only support so much. The last thing you want is to have a broken TV and a hole in the wall.

An Internet Ready Television

‘Internet ready’ can mean a couple of things. In our list of the best 32 inch TV’s, you may have noticed that we specify how they can be connected and if wireless is an option. It pays to pay attention to this. If you are going to place your TV a long way from your phone socket, then wireless is going to be the only option if you want to get an internet connection and streaming services.

Resolution

Do you remember ‘back in the day’, when you could look at a television and see hundreds of tiny horizontal lines in the screen itself? When manufacturers talk about the resolution, they are referring to these now theoretical lines.

Old TV’s (the ones that were literally a ‘box’) used to have 576 of these horizontal lines. Nowadays LED and LCD televisions nearly always have 720 or even 1080 of these ‘lines’.

Without delving too far into the technology, the greater this number, the faster and crisper your image will look on the screen. 1080p is the highest resolution that you can get at present.

Paying for higher resolution may seem like a great idea, but in fact, as technology advances, you may be facing ever-decreasing returns. There is only so much detail that we can comprehend. We’ve found a short video that explains this in more detail just here.

Sound Quality

Ok, we aren’t going to say it is 50/50 with picture quality and sound, but poor sound quality will make your viewing experience less enjoyable. There are a couple of things to look for.

Dolby sound systems have been the gold standard on televisions for quite a few years. If this doesn’t come as standard, it doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker however. Provided your TV has ports there may be the option to upgrade the sound system with a soundbar or speaker system.

The Best TV Brands

There used to be a time when you would only get TV’s from firmly established companies. However, we are going to let you into a little secret. There aren’t unlimited TV factories all over the world, often you will find that the only difference between a ‘big’ name and an unknown ‘budget’ TV will be the brand sticker on the front. They may have the same spec, the same remote and even the same interface. It can pay dividends to do your research beforehand.

Cost

You might be buying a television for a smaller room, or maybe you feel that a 75″ monster wouldn’t be appropriate for aunt Agatha’s living room. Whatever the reason you will find that even the best 32 inch TV’s are relatively affordable. You can actually get quite a lot of features even in the budget models, so it pays to shop around a little.

Conclusion

It isn’t always easy to find the best 32 inch TV. As we have said, there is so much choice. The aim should be to balance features with a budget and decide what the television is going to be used for. If it is for a guest bedroom or for the kids to play games on, then it isn’t going to need as many features. Conversely, if you are a real movie buff who wants to access several sources to get your fix, you are going to want a lot of connectivity. Whatever you choose, hopefully, you’ll have a good idea of what to look for. Happy viewing!

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