A small TV – such as the best 32 inch TV – is a good choice of screen size if you want to watch your fave shows in the bedroom, play room or garden room.
Owning a television of this size doesn't mean that you have to make any compromises on tech spec – such as image quality, audio richness or smart capabilities – but finding them can be a little tricky as they come face-to-face with the bigger, more popular screen-sizes. Our guide, which includes models up to and including 32 inch TVs, is designed to point you in the right direction of smaller-sized models that will work for your home and requirements – bigger isn't always better.
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The best 32 inch TVs 2020
The Samsung UE32T5300 is one of the newer kids on the block, and boy it does not disappoint. The 32 inch screen is the perfect size for kitchen, bedroom or even a small living room, and it's packed full of image-enhancing tech which will make whatever you are watching pop.
It has access to Samsung’s smart platform which means that you can watch a vast selection of content, from popular apps including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, NOW TV and BT Sport. This Samsung TV's smart capabilities go one step further with connectivity options to Bixby, Alexa, Google Assistant.
We're so excited to see The Frame available in this size. It brings QLED picture quality to its smallest size ever, blending beauty with brains.
It's main feature is to sync with your décor, with an Art Mode which displays artwork and an Ambient Mode for screensavers. It's customisable bezel also means that you have a say over how your TV set looks – on or off – which makes it a great choice for wall mounting in the kitchen or bedroom.
And sure, it's pretty expensive BUT customers at John Lewis & Partners speak very highly of it remarking on how good it looks with a good picture quality all round. This model is only currently available in the UK, with a US model set to arrive at some point in 2020.
This 32 inch smart TV from Toshiba narrowly misses out on the top spot for the best 32 inch TV because it's a slightly older model, but that doesn't mean you're missing out on anything.
The modest screen size, which is ideal for small living rooms or bedrooms, has a high definition picture quality so you'll catch all the detail of what you're watching. With that you have plenty of viewing options as it comes with Freeview, so it has 70 free channels – 15 of which are in HD. And the smart capabilities means that you can catch-up on documentaries or boxsets via streaming services.
If you are going small not out of choice, but purely because you lack the space for something huge, 32 inches is a decent size to be working with. This Sony Bravia model boasts a reasonable resolution and smart hub features, allowing you to watch Freeview and catch up.
The design of the Sony Bravia KDL32WE613 is sleek and slim, so you can expect it to fit nicely into any bedroom space without taking over the entire room. You can even mount it on the wall if you are really short on space; ideal for kitchen or dining areas.
Best small TVs: screen sizes under 32 inches
Made in the UK, this humble TV brand has created a good-looking screen with a very appealing price tag. We think it's the best small TV you can buy for a motorhome, caravan or boat.
At an ideal size of just 24 inches, it has a built in Freeview tuner and satellite so you can watch your favourite TV or films, and also ports including VGA, USB and HDMI so you can plug in compatible devices to see content on a larger screen.
Although some reviewers say the sound can be slightly tinny, for a price tag as low as this one, you're still getting a bargain.
This little 22 inch LG model is just the right size for a small bedroom or guest room and comes with built-in Freeview for easy watching of all your favourite channels.
It doesn’t have a smart hub, but it has plenty of ports and sockets including HDMI and USB so you can connect your laptop or smart device for simple streaming options.
Alternatively, you can use it as a computer monitor to surf the internet or play computer games.
This 24in TV with built-in DVD player could be ideal for a teen’s bedroom, where they can watch all of their favourite movies and shows on demand. It has smart capabilities, and has Freeview Play built-in, so they can catch up on all their favourite films and series.
It’s HD ready and has both HDMI and SCART ports so you can also connect other devices such as games consoles. Sync up with Alexa and the screen can be controlled with your compatible Amazon Echo Smart speakers.
How to choose the best small TV
When choosing a TV you'll want to start by thinking about the size, as well as your desired resolution.
Picking the best TV for you really depends on what you’ll be using it for: most are smart TVs – see our specialist guide – ideal for streaming and catch up apps, but remember that you will pay a premium for such technology.
You won’t find 4K resolution on the smaller screens, either, so if that's what you're after, you'll be better off browsing our guide to the best 4K TVs.
However, if you’re all about your movies, then you can create a smaller yet immersive viewing experience with a curved screen.
Additionally, if you want a gaming TV (once again, see our buying guide), then one with a gaming mode will ensure fast and responsive gameplay.
What is the best 32 inch TV?
So, let's recap...if you want the best 32 inch TV (in our opinion) we wouldn't hesitate to buy the Samsung UE32T5300. It has super crisp imagery, smart capabilities and works well with Bixby, Google Assistant and Alexa devices. Alternatively, if you're after the best small TV for more confined spaces, we would recommend buying the Toshiba 24WL3A63DB. This one is HD Ready, and also has access to apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, but the screen measures just 24 inches.