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Even though large-screen 4K TVs are all the rage these days, there's still a huge market for compact TV sets with a screen size of 43 inches or less. We've rounded up the best offerings available today from the likes of Samsung, Vizio, LG, and Sony, among others. Because TVs with a 32-inch display panel or less don't come with 4K resolution, buyers will need to choose between a pick with a Full HD (1080p) or regular HD (720p) display panel. This is hardly a surprise, because with screens of 32 inches or less, UHD resolution is completely unnecessary.
Just like when shopping for a 4K TV, good image quality and available smart features — such as support for popular streaming services like Netflix or Amazon — carry a price premium. If you already own a streaming device, consider purchasing a TV with no smart features, but with a high-quality display panel instead. See below for our top small TV picks that fit in any space in your home.
The TCL 32S305 features pleasant design, a 32-inch 720p LED display panel, and a built-in Roku streaming player. The latter allows the TV to stream content from popular services such as Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and ESPN. The TCL 32S305 can play media files from a USB stick, too, as well as allow users to purchase new movies directly from the device.
This is a solid pick that makes up for its lower display resolution by being one of the smartest options in its price range, and if you want to go even smaller, TCL makes a 28-inch model, too!
The LG 32LK610BPUA features eye-pleasing design with small bezels, 3 HDMI ports, and a 32-inch 720p LED display panel with solid image quality and support for active HDR. This LG unit’s speakers dish out an impressive "virtual surround sound" that's detailed and lifelike.
Plus, it runs the manufacturer's webOS smart TV platform. The latter supports all major streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, and YouTube, among others.
This well-priced Spectre offering has a 32-inch Full HD 1080p display panel with LED backlighting. Unfortunately, it lacks smart functionality, but it can play multimedia files from a USB source. Because it has three HDMI ports, you could easily add a streaming device to watch Netflix.
Samsung's UN32N5300AFXZA is a premium small smart TV with a 32-inch 1080p LED display that offers a much more vibrant and detailed picture compared to other models. Our only complaint is that it has just two HDMI ports. Others in its price range offer at least three ports.
On the plus side, the TV has Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows it to stream video or music from today's popular services, including Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify.
This 32-inch Vizio D-Series TV allows you to cast content from your favorite streaming apps and services to it from your mobile device. Key features of the TV include a 1080p LED display panel and DTS StudioSound support. You can also control the TV by using your voice through your Google Assistant-powered smart speaker.
The Samsung UN40NU7100 is one of the most affordable 4K TVs the manufacturer currently offers. It has a good contrast ratio, low input lag, and lets you watch stunning high dynamic range content. It's equipped with three HDMI ports and two USB jacks, and it runs Samsung's Tizen Smart TV platform so you can download and stream all your favorite shows from numerous apps.
With a screen size of 43-inches, this 4K LG TV is the largest "small" TV on our lineup. It runs the tech giant's latest webOS 3.5 platform, which streams video from all major services, including YouTube. LG's Channel Plus app grants access to more than 70 free premium internet channels, too.
It also supports voice commands for changing settings and searching for content through your Amazon Alexa smart speaker. It's an awesome HDR-compatible TV with excellent image quality, but it's pricier than most other small TVs. That's to be expected, though, considering its larger screen size.
A perfect option for a small kitchen, the LG 22LJ4540 has a 22-inch Full 1080p LED display panel and basic functionality. It has just a single HDMI port for installing a streaming device or video game console, which may be a deal breaker for some. This TV's Triple XD Engine helps create stunning, lifelike image quality.
This 32-inch TV by TCL features three HDMI inputs, while several other TVs this size only have one or two. The display offers a crisp 720p high-definition resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate with minimal motion blur. Unfortunately, this model doesn't have any smart functionality.
The KDL32W600D by Sony has a 32-inch LED panel with a 720p HD resolution. The device also supports major streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. You can also play content from a USB driver or cast it from your smartphone. Overall, it's an excellent option in its price range with outstanding image quality.