Best 32-Inch LED TVs

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 27, 2020
Need a small TV for 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

The built-in eco sensor automatically adjusts the screen's brightness to the intensity of the ambient light in the room.

CONS

There's no ability to connect headphones.

OUR VERDICT

If you need a top-tier television from the renowned manufacturer, the Samsung Electronics UN32M5300A Smart LED TV is the best choice. It delivers a stunning picture with amazing clarity.

detailed parameters
Size

32 inches

Screen

1920 х 1080, IPS

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Component / Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The integrated Wi-Fi module guarantees a stable Internet connection, even if your router is located far enough from the TV (supports 802.11b/g/n/ac standards). 

CONS

Some users say the speakers are lacking in quality. 

OUR VERDICT

The LG 32LM570BPUA is a well-balanced model that delivers a crisp image with no blur. LG's advanced tone mapping technology with Active HDR feature makes colors very vibrant and lifelike.

detailed parameters
Size

32 inches

Screen

1366 x 768, IPS

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Component / Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

It uses one of the best Smart TV platforms on the market which offers access to over 5,000 streaming channels with more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes.

CONS

This TV cannot get very bright.

OUR VERDICT

With its low price tag, ability to play 1080p Full HD media, modern-looking slim frame and decent picture performance, the TCL 32S327 is a real bargain.

detailed parameters
Size

32 inches

Screen

1920 x 1080, VA

Motion Rate

60 Hz / 120 CMI (Clear Motion Index)

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

3 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Headphone jack

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The Fire TV allows you to enjoy thousands of channels including Netflix HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and others. A voice remote with Alexa lets you search any media using your voice.

CONS

The built-in Wi-Fi adapter could be more powerful.

OUR VERDICT

If you're in the market for a full-featured TV set that can integrate with other smart home devices, it's a solid match. It offers good contrast and boasts a built-in Fire TV platform.

detailed parameters
Size

32 inches

Screen

1366 x 768, VA

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

3 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Headphone jack

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 6 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Although the built-in speakers have a total power of 12 Watts (6 Watts per channel) and support DTS Studio Sound ™ technology, you can still connect any additional Bluetooth set to the device.

CONS

The TV is rather thick. 

OUR VERDICT

The Hisense 32H5590F is a good Android TV that gives you full access to the entertainment world. The Google Play Store provides access to numerous apps, while the Google Assistant makes navigation easy.

detailed parameters
Size

32 inches

Screen

1366 x 768, VA

Motion Rate

120 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

2 x USB 2.0

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Headphone jack

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 6 W

Warranty

1 year

Samsung UN32N5300AFXZA

A Noticeable Improvement

The Samsung UN32N5300 is an upgraded model of the popular Samsung UN32M5300. It's part of Samsung’s 2018 TV lineup which has been improved in just about every aspect. The TV boasts a new version of Smart Hub that has a few improvements compared to the 2017 Smart Hub version. The key feature is an advanced SmartThings App that allows you to control the TV and other connected devices with much more ease. Besides that, the Samsung Smart Hub allows you to quickly find various movies, TV shows, sports events, and more. The Smart Menu is user-friendly and easy to customize. All of its apps can be rearranged and if you need, you can also set up "quick access" feature.

Another highlight of this model is the HDR support which ensures high-quality HDR content with enhanced details, crisp clarity, and expanded contrast. Also, compared to the previous model, the UN32N5300 provides quicker Internet connection thanks to the 802.11ac iteration of Wi-Fi connection. Of course, we couldn't skip the interface of this model. It has plenty of inputs and outputs including 2 HDMI ports, 1 USB port, 1 Ethernet port, 1 RF input, 1 component input, 1 composite input, and 1 mini-jack audio out.

So, if you want one of the best models in the current Samsung’s TV lineup, the UN32N5300 is a good pick. With this TV, you'll be able to enjoy a faster wireless connection, improved Smart Hub, and HDR support.

Review of Samsung UN32N5300AFXZA 32" 1080p Smart LED TV

Extremely Crisp Image

This TV uses the famous Samsung Micro Dimming Pro technology to deliver a crystal-clear picture with better contrast vibrancy across the whole LED screen. The trick is that the screen's brightness is automatically adjusted to the intensity of the ambient light in a room. As a result, the image gets more “eye-friendly” with better contrast and deeper blacks. And you'll get not only the most optimal image but also reduced electricity bills.

Like the UN32M5300, this one uses DTS Premium Sound 5.1 to provide good clear sound, though the bass could be more powerful. Still, we would definitely recommend this TV from the leading manufacturer to those people who need a terrific television with a great picture and an acceptable sound.

Samsung UN32N5300AFXZA 32" 1080p Smart LED TV in the use

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LG 32LM570BPUA

Good TV by Trustworthy Manufacturer

If you're on a tight budget but still need a decent TV from a reputable brand, you may really like the LG 32LM570BPUA set. Produced by one of the leaders in the television industry, this model strikes the perfect balance between a reasonable price and good picture quality. Equipped with a quad-core processor, it offers a crisp, clear image without video noise and motion blur, plus it brings dynamic color to every movie or show, thus, delivering a more lifelike viewing experience.

The 31.5-inch LED-backlit panel features a native resolution of 1366 x 768 that lets you view 720p HD images. In addition to that, the TV uses the Active HDR (High Dynamic Range) which sets new standards for picture quality, providing very delicate details and vivid colors with a wide range of contrast. Meanwhile, the 60 Hz refresh rate helps reduce blur commonly appearing in fast-moving scenes or dynamic games.

What also makes this TV set a worthy competitor and adds high-tech feel to it is the fact that it can be controlled via smart devices which support Google Assistant or Amazon. Thanks to the voice control feature, you'll be able to change its settings, play, pause, or adjust the volume without even using your hands - just make sure that these devices are on the same network as the TV.

By the way, the connection will always stay strong, as the TV is made with a powerful integrated Wi-fi module (support 802.11b/g/n/ac standards). Also, it is DLNA certified, so you will be able to use it for viewing digital photos stored on a compatible computer, smartphone, or other devices connected to your home network.

Review of LG 32LM570BPUA 32-Inch Smart LED HD TV (2019)

About the Interface

Besides the Wi-Fi module, there is also an RJ-45 Ethernet port for an additional wired connection to your home network. It's neatly placed on the back panel along with other jacks. Overall, the TV has two HDMI inputs, allowing you to connect such digital HD sources as HD cable/satellite boxes or game consoles; a component-video input that also doubles as a composite-video input; and a USB port to playback videos, photos, and music from a flash drive. Naturally, you can also connect powerful speakers or Dolby Surround systems to enhance the sound quality, which is a fairly good idea since some users note that the built-in speakers are lacking in quality a bit. But other than that, you'll find no flaws with this TV. Produced by a reputable manufacturer, it delivers crisp and clear HD 720p images with no blur or lags. Surely, it's one of the best TV sets with a very fair price-to-quality ratio.

LG 32LM570BPUA 32-Inch Smart LED HD TV (2019) in the use

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TCL 32S327

Roku Rocks

Looking for a good budget Full HD 32-inch TV but are having doubts about the quality of such TVs since they have a tendency to disappoint? The TCL 32S327 is a different beast. With an extensive range of apps, this Roku TV will surely impress you, delivering a fantastic smart TV experience.

For starters, this model has a very decent picture quality. A great improvement over the previous S305 series is that this TV supports the 1080p Full HD resolution, as a result of which it delivers very lifelike pictures. Also, it offers a wider color gamut and better 120Hz refresh rate index, and therefore it produces a quite sharp image even during fast-moving action scenes with almost no motion blur.

The area where this TV could use some improvement though is in the brightness department. Unfortunately, it cannot get very bright, that's why it is best not to watch it in dim viewing environments. Also, it doesn't support a local dimming feature and can't produce bright highlights.

On the positive side, the TV makes up for those shortcomings with its Roku smart platform, one of the best Smart TV Oses currently available on the market which is known for its smooth operation with no stuttering. To add more, Roku offers access to over 5,000 streaming channels with more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes and nearly 1800 apps, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Amazon Instant and more.

For easy navigation, the TV is supplied with the super-simple Roku remote that has only 20 buttons, twice less than traditional TV remotes. Moreover, if you want, you can turn your smartphone into a fully functional Roku remote thanks to the voice control capability.

Review of TCL 32S327 32-Inch 1080p

Smart Interface

Besides excellent smart features, the TV offers a range of other attractions, including a narrow bezel, quite small footprint, and low-than-average price. Speaking of the former, the TV has a slim gloss-black bezel, keeping you focused on the screen. When it comes to the footprint, the model measures just 28.8" x 19.1" x 7.1" with a stand, so it won't take up a lot of space. Nice clean lines with a tiny frame create a floating look that's rarely seen on entry-level TVs, while all the wiring is neatly hidden behind for a neat look. So, you get more of a picture and less of a mess.

On the back of the plasma, there is a good selection of ins and outs that include three HDMI slots, RF input, USB slot, and a set of video/audio inputs, meaning it's compatible with a wide range of media files. What's more important is that it handles all digital media quite fluently, eliminating any annoying lags.

All things considered, the TCL 32S327 is definitely one of the best bargains around considering its low price, ability to play 1080p Full HD media, modern-looking slim frame, and decent picture performance.
TCL 32S327 32-Inch 1080p in the use

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Toshiba TF-32A710U21

The Bestseller

With thousands of positive reviews on Amazon, the Toshiba TF-32A710U21 is one of the best-selling products on the market for a good reason. Available for less than $150, it has quite a lot of useful features and functions to bring to the table. The most prominent one is surely its built-in Fire TV platform that requires only an HD antenna (sold separately) to let you enjoy live over-the-air TV or stream series and shows from Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and others. Another one is its voice control capability, owing to which you will be able to easily control all the apps and/or search for something new using just your voice. The included remote supports Alexa, so all you'll need to do is just press the microphone button, say "Find thrillers”, for example, and the voice assistant will pick the best ones from a universal catalog of apps and channels. What's more, Alexa goes beyond just streaming options - if you want to adjust the lights in your house, set the specific temperature on your smart air conditioner, lock the door, or order pizza, it can do all that for you too! Simply use the included remote and your voice.

Speaking of the remote itself, it has a pretty typical layout for a Fire TV streamer and is fairly easy to use even by seniors or people with poor vision. It has a straightforward design with a glossy black circular navigation pad and large buttons. Also, there are bright dedicated buttons for quick access to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video, and PlayStation Vue.

Review of Toshiba TF-32A710U21 32-inch Smart HD TV

Picture Quality

When it comes to the picture quality, the Toshiba TF-32A710U21 doesn't trail behind the competition either. Of course, this budget-friendly TV won't deliver you a cinema-worthy image or HDR support, but it performs quite well and has a good color gamut, bringing it close to the higher-end models. The images are well-balanced and detailed yet not exceptionally vivid, which is not different from most of the models with a 720p panel. That's why we do not consider it as a dealbreaker, especially taking into account its attractive price.

In all, if you cherish functionality above all, this TV may suit you to a T. It's a full-featured telly that has a built-in Fire TV platform and can integrate with other smart home devices. For the price, it's a real bargain you can't miss.

Toshiba TF-32A710U21 32-inch Smart HD TV in the use

 

Hisense 32H5590F

Affordable Alternative

If you're after a good secondary TV, the Hisense 32H5590F is likely to be a good deal for you. It's a much more affordable option compared to models offered by big names like Samsung, LG, Sony, Philips, and Panasonic, but it is still well worth a look. We believe the image quality here is more than fine for its retail price.

In spite of its middle-of-the-road 720p (1366x768) panel, the Hisense 32H5590F delivers a very nice picture with bright and highly adjustable colours. You can also customize the color temperature, white balance, and even a flash tone. The sharpness is pretty good too.

Yet, the area where the Hisense 32H5590F really shines is the sound quality. The TV boasts the DTS TruSurround, a volume limiter, and a 5-point equalizer with various "preset" modes, so you can really immerse in the movie and enjoy the sound in crisp detail. The built-in speakers are awesome too. They support DTS Studio Sound ™ technology and sound loud even at a quarter of the way up due to the total power output of 12 Watts (6 Watts per channel).

However, if you seek more power, the TV lets you connect additional speakers or headphones using Bluetooth or Optical Out. Other interface options include an Ethernet jack allowing for a wired connection to your home network, two HDMI inputs, two USB ports, and one Coax.

Review of Hisense 32H5590F 32-inch 720p Android Smart LED TV (2019)

Android Based TV

Unlike many other smart TVs out there, this one uses the Android TV platform which offers the same rich range of apps and is surprisingly snappy and quick, especially for a unit that provides only 5-6 GB of internal storage. That said, you can always improve its performance by plugging in a flash drive for extra storage.

The system works with Google Assistant, giving you the possibility to control this TV without even leaving your comfy couch. However, take note that the included remote comes without a microphone, so if you want to control it via your voice you'll need to either purchase a microphone from Hisense additionally or use some of the Google home devices or your Android smartphone. Other than that, the remote is quite handy, featuring a straightforward layout with direct buttons for YouTube, Google Play, and some other apps.

All things considered, with a good operating system and an overall balanced, detailed picture, the Hisense 32H5590F becomes a really attractive deal, especially considering that it comes from a low price range.

Hisense 32H5590F 32-inch 720p Android Smart LED TV (2019) 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 cozy 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 color 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, keep on reading our review of the top 5 32-inch LED TVs and choose the one you really need!

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, or USB drives 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.

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.

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: 2018-05-17 11:19:40