Best 32-Inch LED TVs

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 20, 2018
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 2018
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

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

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"

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 webOS ™ by LG has its own app store that includes Netflix, YouTube, Hulu ™, Amazon Video, VUDU® and other popular apps.

CONS

Some users claim that the base is a bit unstable. 

OUR VERDICT

This smart TV by LG has an intuitive and very user-friendly interface. Moreover, LG TV Plus app allows you to turn your smartphone into a TV remote for the greater convenience of use.

detailed parameters
Size

32"

Screen

1366 х 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, Virtual Surround™

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This model has 3 HDMI ports (one with ARC), so you can connect up to 3 multimedia devices at the same time.

CONS

The Roku TV works not that fast.

OUR VERDICT

The TCL 32S305 Roku LED TV is great for people who're looking for an inexpensive and yet functional TV with the access to the Internet. It delivers decent-quality image and good sound.

detailed parameters
Size

32" (28", 40", 43", 49" also available)

Screen

1366 х 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 2.5 W, Dolby Digital Plus™

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The VGA input allows you to connect computers that do not have HDMI-out so that you can use this TV as a 32-inch monitor.

CONS

The panel itself is rather thick.

OUR VERDICT

The Sceptre company offers a decent, functional 32-inch 720p HD TV without any questionable frills. It may not be a name brand, but this TV works just fine and allows for cable connection without an antenna.

detailed parameters
Size

32"

Screen

1366 х 768, VA

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

No

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Component / Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x VGA in / Audio in

1 x Headphone jack

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 10 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The total power of the built-in speakers makes 20 watts, so the sound effects will be incredibly realistic. And DTS TruVolume ™ technology guarantees rich bass.

CONS

The operation range of remote could be better. 

OUR VERDICT

The VIZIO D32hn-D0 is best suited for those who are going to watch cable TV, satellite TV or connect a game console or any USB drive. It has an Energy Star 7.0 rate and, thus, it will help you save some money on electricity bills.

detailed parameters
Size

32" (24", 40", 43", 50" also available)

Screen

1366 х 768, VA

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

No

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Component / Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x RCA audio out

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 10 W, DTS TruVolume™

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 previous model, 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 32LJ550M

Bluer Skies. Richer Sunsets. Greener Grass.

The LG 32LJ550M television ensures crisp and clear video with 720p HD picture. It enhances red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow hues and luminance for richer colors, more lifelike skin tones, and contrast. The LED display also boasts exceptional brightness in all lighting conditions and high energy efficiency. It uses tiny light-emitting diodes to optimally illuminate the picture, yet saving some energy. LED is superior to previous CCFL technology, which results in a slim design of this TV.

This LG television broadcasts TV programs and DVRs in a high quality, displaying 720 lines of resolution. With amazing brightness, clarity, sharpness and color detail, the image is simply breathtaking. As for the sound, it comes from each direction. Thanks to the LG Virtual Surround technology, everything sounds like it's happening all around you. For the home theater connection, the TV has two HDMI inputs. The high-speed HDMI cable can transmit both high-resolution 720p picture and digital surround sound. However, note that an HDMI cable isn't included in the package. Also, you'll find a USB input at the back of the TV for connecting your camera, camcorder or another USB-enabled device. The TV has a built-in Wi-Fi module which turns this TV into a smart device allowing for streaming movies, videos, and music. The TV comes with the most popular streaming video apps already pre-installed.

Review of LG 32LJ550M 32-Inch 720p with WebOS 3.5 Smart LED TV

With LG webOS 3.5, Your Favorite Content is Right Here

The LG webOS is one of the best smart platforms for TVs out there. It brings together the most popular streaming video apps. Now, the hottest news, weather forecast, and entertainment are easily accessible through an intuitive TV interface. You can enjoy your favorite TV shows right after pressing "Netflix" hotkey on the remote. The Netflix can stream 4K videos with HDR or Dolby Vision with Dolby Atmos audio (when available). There's also Amazon with UHD HDR and YouTube in 4K available. Among other apps, you can find Google Play TV, Now TV, Hulu, VUDU, MLB.TV, Wuaki, Sky Store, and FandangoNow. Furthermore, you can download even more apps by using the Internet connection. You can change the running order of the apps depending on how you use the set. The streaming apps will remain open and live, even if you navigate away from them. The other cool features of the webOS platform include a 360-degree video playback (from 360-degree videos on YouTube) and an OLED still image gallery. All this makes the LG 32LJ550M one of the smartest models on the market.

LG 32LJ550M 32-Inch 720p with WebOS 3.5 Smart LED TV in the use

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TCL 32S305

Solid Buy for the Price

Although TCL isn't a very well-known brand in the world, it has already gained the popularity among American customers. It's one of the fastest-growing brands in North America that produces high-quality yet affordable electronic devices. Just like the 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV! This smart TV is packed with lots of features at a great price to boot. For less than $160, you'll get an impressive TV without a lot of bells and whistles but with a crisp picture and some apps allowing you to access over 4,000 streaming channels and 450,000 movies.

The direct-lit LED display along with an advanced refresh rate produces a premium-quality picture. The colors are sharp and vivid. And a dual-band Wi-Fi ensures that you'll capture every moment without lags or blurs. The sound is pretty fine for a small bedroom or exercise room. The TV has a simple and intuitive interface with no complicated menus. The TCL Roku TV gives you a quick access to streaming channels, cable TV, satellite TV, gaming consoles, and other devices. And owing to the TV's rear USB port, you can even pause live TV for up to 90 minutes. Also, it's fitted with 3 HDMI (1 with ARC), RF, composite, headphone jack, and optical audio outs.

The remote that comes with the TV is a bit "old lady friendly". It has only 20 buttons, so even seniors can easily operate it. For even easier navigating, you can download a powerful Roku mobile app to your smartphone or tablet. It will turn your gadget into a convenient streaming companion. This way, you can easily share your personal videos, photos, and music to your TV. And with the Voice Roku Search, you can swiftly find the needed streaming media by title, actor, director, etc. Overall, you get a bit more than you pay for.

Review of TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV

Installation Options

You'll definitely be amazed how light this TV is. You can simply hold it in place with one hand only while mounting. By the way, you can also get a package with articulating or tilting wall mounts for a discounted price.

The articulating TV wall mount can be tilted up to 15 degrees, swiveled left to right up to 180 degrees, and extended up to 16.3 inches for the best viewing experience.

The tilting wall mount can be tilted up to 18 degrees to ensure an optimal viewing angle. With built-in bubble level, it's very easy to install. Also, it has quick-release pull tabs that lock this TV in place without any tools. With a sleek, modern design, the TCL 32S305 looks great if it's either off or on.

TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV in the use

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Sceptre X328BV-SR

Great and Light for the Price

Founded in the USA, the Sceptre company has under its belt 30 years of successful experience. The company has developed its own winning formula of delivering high-quality products at affordable prices, and the Sceptre X328BV-SR 32-Inch TV is certainly one of those products. For less than $130, it offers 720p HD resolution and a decent image. Owing to MEMC 120 technology (Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation), all fast-moving action movies, video games, and sports will flow smoothly from frame to frame. This TV allows you not only to select the color intensity but also to give images warm, cool, or regular undertones, though some users note that the black levels leave a lot to be desired. We would also like to point out that it's an Energy Star V7.0 rated model, meaning it's light on electricity bills and the environment.

By pressing the "Menu" button on the remote, you can quickly set the whole thing up and make all the adjustments. The remote itself is pretty basic, with control buttons, a number pad for entering channels, and a four-way direction pad for choosing Channels Up/Down and Volume Up/Down. You can also adjust the quality and tone of the sound. There's even an option for surround sound. Besides that, there are no extra frills. No built-in Wi-Fi and no smart capabilities. All it is is a simple and affordable TV with a decent picture and good sound, making it an excellent option for guest rooms.

Review of Sceptre X328BV-SR 32-Inch 720p LED TV

Excellent Connectivity Options

This TV has an HDMI input to deliver a great combination of high-definition video and clear audio. The Mobile High-Definition Link allows streaming videos from a smartphone or tablet, which results in a visually enhanced picture quality. Naturally, this TV has a USB port that is helpful when you want to flip through some pictures or stored music tracks.

The Sceptre TV also has basic VGA, component, and composite inputs for different devices. Its notable feature is a built-in TV tuner that makes cable connection possible without the need for an antenna. The tuner can receive and decode ATSC, NTSC, and ClearQAM signals. So, if you don't want to overpay for cable or satellite TV but still want to get high-definition network television, the Sceptre X328BV-SR is a simple and inexpensive solution.

Sceptre X328BV-SR 32-Inch 720p LED TV in the use

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VIZIO D32hn-D0

Incredible Picture. Unbeatable Value.

VIZIO is a leading HDTV company in the US that manufactures only high-quality products, and no wonder that their D-Series TVs are so popular among American users. This VIZIO D32HN E0 full-array LED TV boasts a modern design and decent picture quality to bring you immersive HD experience at an incredible value. The full-array LED means that LEDs are distributed evenly behind the whole screen, delivering excellent light uniformity. So, the picture gets crystal clear with beautiful color spectrum. The sound is quite loud, and no soundbar is needed unless you want to turn your room into a cinema hall. Overall, we consider this model a good option for those that search for a budget-friendly TV to set up in kitchens or bedrooms. But if you're ready to pay a bit more, we'd certainly recommend you to take a look at the other two options offered by the manufacturer. The most advanced of the three comes with a UHD option that features 8.3 million pixels and the stunning resolution of 1080p Full HD. It boasts the Spatial Scaling Engine that transforms 720p and 1080p Full HD videos to 4K Ultra HD resolution. The TV ensures an ultra-HD playback from HDMI cables, satellite receivers, Blu-ray players, and game consoles. And with the built-in V6 Six-Core Processor, you can get fast performance and an ultra-smooth Smart TV experience. We would like to note that all apps are automatically updated to stay current with the latest improvements and upgrades to the latest versions. No matter what model you choose, the set-up process will be very simple. Just put the feet on!

Review of VIZIO D32hn-D0 32-Inch 720p LED TV

Save Your Money on Electicity Bills

The great news is that the VIZIO 32" 720 p LED TV D32HN-E0 is Energy Star 7.0 rated. It's more energy efficient than most LCD TVs on the market. For example, if similar 30"-34" models cost users from $6 to $13 per year, this VIZIO TV requires just $5. This information is relevant if you watch television for approximately 5 hours per day and pay 12 cents per kWh. The estimated yearly electricity use of this TV makes just 41 kWh.

VIZIO D32hn-D0 32-Inch 720p 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 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, an 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