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(Pocket-lint) - It might feel more and more like the television industry wants you to buy a bigger set every time you upgrade until your world is dominated by 55-inch screens or larger, and there's some truth to that.

Still, though, many of us have living spaces or situations that call out for smaller TVs, and a 32-inch screen is a perfect size for a lot of people. That's why we've taken a detailed look at the market to find you the very best models available right now if this is the size you're looking for. 


The best 32-inch TVs in 2022

  1. Samsung Q50A
  2. Sony KD-32W800
  3. Samsung T5300
  4. LG 32LM637BPLA
  5. Cello ZBVD0223

Our Top Pick: Best 32-inch TV

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Samsung Q50A

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For

  • QLED technology
  • HDR10+ support
  • Tizen smart platform

Against

  • A pricier pick

Samsung is one of the few brands to offer flagship-level features in its smaller TVs. The Q50A is about as good as it gets in this size bracket, packing QLED panel technology for the ultimate colour accuracy.

Not content with just bringing best-in-class picture quality to the table, Samsung also added virtual 3D surround sound to the mix, alongside its excellent Tizen OS for all your smart needs. What more could you ask for?

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Sony KD-32W800

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For

  • Versatile Android TV platform
  • Chromecast built-in
  • USB hard drive recording

Against

  • The chunky back means it will stick out further when wall mounting

Sony makes some of the best TVs around and this 32-inch option is no exception, we think it's one of the most nicely designed panels in this size range. The picture is also excellent, with HDR pairing nicely with its full-HD resolution.

When it comes to smarts, you won't be let down by the flexible Android TV platform, which has over 5000 apps available. If you do happen to find something that's not supported, you can easily cast to the set's built-in Chromecast, top stuff.

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Samsung T5300

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For

  • Tizen OS
  • Slim design
  • Full HD resolution

Against

  • Not the widest of viewing angles

Another top pick from Samsung, and this one's a little easier on the wallet compared to the QLED offering. Still, though, the picture quality is exemplary at this size and most users will be more than satisfied.

It's got HDR on board for great colour, and Samsung's Tizen OS is a handy and easy-to-use smart TV platform. Design-wise, Samsung keeps it clean, simple and classy. It's a solid choice for just about anyone.

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LG 32LM637BPLA

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For

  • WebOS smart features
  • Active HDR
  • Well priced

Against

  • Relatively low resolution

The 32LM637BPLA is a stellar entry at a smaller size, with an HD Ready resolution and Active HDR that adapts in real-time to what you're watching. Most impressive of all, arguably, is its really decent price. 

It might not be revolutionary on the design front, but this is a super television for most people's needs. 

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Cello ZBVD0223

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For

  • Designed and built in the UK
  • Reasonably priced
  • Built-in DVB-T2 Freeview HD

Against

  • No smart features

Cello has a fair few things going for it with this TV - it's not some huge corporation, and makes its units in Britain, so you can be more confident of its supply chain. That also translates to a seriously impressive price.

The picture is really solid given that budget price tag, with a Freeview HD built-in for convenience. That said, this isn't such a smart TV as the others listed, so you'll want a TV box of some sort to pair with it. 

More about this story

Every product in this list has been assessed thoroughly to ensure it will perform exactly as a recommended pick should.

We've thought about everything, factoring in how each model will perform when being used for watching TV, streaming content, gaming and when placed in a variety of different environments. This meant diving into the key specs and features, like HDR support, input lag, stand width and more. From there, we've then crossed our judgements with each individual price tag to ensure they represent good value for money, too. 

As with any roundup, it's not possible to deliver a list that works for every type of user, but we lean on the experiences and opinions of the wider Pocket-lint team - as well as thoroughly assessing the areas above - in order to do our best in this regard.

What we always tend to avoid when compiling these picks are needless spec comparisons and marketing lines; we just want to provide an easy to understand summary that gives you an idea of what each TV is like to use. Our verdicts are concise, but this is purely in the interest of brevity.

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.
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