7 of the best small TVs

Short on space? Check out our roundup of the best small TVs. Because bigger isn’t always better...

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When buying a TV for a small space, hunting down a modest model is no mean feat, especially when the big television manufacturers are always pushing their giant screens. So we've complied a buying guide of the best small TVs on the market so you can easily find one that suits your space and budget...

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How to choose a small TV

What defines small? Well, we’d say anything less than a 32 inch TV is small these days. Picking the small TV for you really depends on what you’ll be using it for; most are smart TVs these days, ideal for streaming and catch up apps, but you do pay a premium for that. 

You won’t find 4K resolution on a small TV, as there’s not really much point (if that's what your after check 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 like on the Samsung V27F39S. Additionally, if you want a gaming TV, then one with a gaming mode such as the LG 28MT48DF will ensure fast and responsive gameplay.

The best small TV

1. Sony Bravia KDL32WE613

Small enough for the bedroom, big enough to be versatile

Specifications
Screen Size: 32”
Resolution: 1366x768p
Smart TV: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Great image quality + Good size
Reasons to avoid
-No WiFi

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 excellent resolution and smart hub features, allowing you to watch Freeview and catch up. Despite being on the larger end of the scale, it 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.  

JVC LT-24C655

3. JVC LT-24C655

Catch-up on your favourite shows or kick back with a DVD on this small screen

Specifications
Screen Size: 24”
Resolution: 1366x768p
Smart TV: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Built-in DVD player+ HD ready
Reasons to avoid
- Not the best sound

This small 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’s HD ready and has both HDMI and SCART ports so you can also connect other devices such as games consoles. Users have been impressed with the picture quality, although sound could do with some improvement. You can always look to invest in your own sound system such as a soundbar if you’ll be using it frequently for movie watching. 

Toshiba 32D3753DB

4. Toshiba 32D3753DB

A feature-packed TV that’s on the larger end of the scale

Specifications
Screen Size: 32”
Resolution: 1366x768p
Smart TV: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Built-in Wi-Fi 
Reasons to avoid
-No Freeview Play

For those who don’t want to part with too much tech due to the size of their TV, this Toshiba model should have everything you need to keep the whole family entertained. You’ll have HD quality Freeview and Freeview Play, allowing you to stream shows from the past seven days. A built-in DVD player will allow you to watch your most-loved movies over and over again, and this TV is very well connected with built-in Wi-Fi and a complete Smart Hub for bringing on Netflix or Amazon Prime.  

Samsung UE22K5000

5. Samsung UE22K5000

A slim, sleek model with crisp imagery

Specifications
Screen Size: 22”
Resolution: 1920x1080p
Smart TV: No
Reasons to buy
+ Built-in Freeview 
Reasons to avoid
- No Smart Hub 

This little 22 inch Samsung 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. This television also has parental controls which makes it a good choice for children’s rooms. 

Logik L20HE15

6. Logik L20HE15

This small TV can be easily mounted on the wall for easy viewing

Specifications
Screen Size: 20”
Resolution: 1366x768p
Smart TV: No
Reasons to buy
+ Great audio quality 
Reasons to avoid
-Smaller than others

This HD TV may be the smallest on the list, but its excellent picture and sound quality make it a popular choice for rooms such as the kitchen, where there is limited space. The TV can be wall mounted and features over 60 Freeview channels and 20 radio stations for unlimited entertainment. There is no smart hub, but you can always connect a range of devices via HDMI should you wish to.  

LG 32LJ610V

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7. LG 32LJ610V

A great 32-inch TV for a bit of a bargain price

Specifications
Screen Size: 30”
Resolution: 1920x1080p
Smart TV: No
Reasons to buy
+1080p panel resolution
Reasons to avoid
-IPS panel -Not great audio

The cheapest way into LG’s superb webOS smart platform, the 32LJ610V is a budget 32 inch that’s focused on connected entertainment. The design is pretty unobtrusive, its thin, metallic black bezel relies on two widely spaced feet for support. Unlike many other models of this size, it’s built around a 1080p panel, with image clarity bolstered by LG's Picture Mastering Engine and Resolution Upscaler technologies. 

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