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The 3 Best 32-Inch TVs - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best 32-Inch TVs

Although not as popular in recent years, there's still some demand for 32-inch TVs for small rooms or kitchens. However, many popular manufacturers don't release models in this size, making them hard to find. Usually, the picture quality or overall performance is below average, as they tend to be cheaper models with lower resolutions. However, if you're just looking for the best 32-inch smart TV and don't care about the best picture quality, most TVs have built-in apps that make it easy to watch your favorite content.

We've bought and tested more than 425 TVs, and here are our recommendations for the best 32-inch TVs you can buy. Also, check out our picks for the best small TVs and the best budget TVs. While most 32-inch TVs are limited in picture quality and have low resolutions, you can also look for 32-inch monitors with better picture quality and a higher resolution. Still, they lack the processing that TVs have. You can also vote on which ones you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2024 models, check out our 2024 TV lineup page.

  1. Best 32-Inch TV

    The best 32-inch smart TV you can get is the Samsung QN32Q60CAFXZA, also known as the Q60C. It's one of the few 32-inch TVs with a 4k resolution and includes several smart features, making it the best 32-inch television available in 4k. However, the 32-inch model has worse contrast and a more reduced feature set than the 65-inch model we tested. Still, most of the core features are there. Although it's expensive for a small TV, it offers significantly better picture quality than other 32-inch models, and the combination of a small screen and a 4k resolution results in an extremely sharp image.

    It runs Samsung's 2023 Tizen OS interface, which is quick and easy to use, and has a great selection of streaming apps, helping make it the best 32-inch 4k TV. It can even be wall-mounted, which is great if you want to tuck it into a corner of your kitchen or mount it on a swing arm. The Samsung Q60/Q60A QLED is still widely available and very similar to the Q60C, but it's a bit more expensive overall.

    The Samsung Q60D is now available to purchase and once again comes in a 32-inch model. It runs a newer version of the Tizen OS, has a refreshed design, and is supposed to bring minor improvements to picture quality and sound.

    See our review

  2. Best Cheap 32-Inch TV

    If you're looking for a cheap 32-inch TV and don't need anything special in terms of performance, check out the Roku 32R2A5R. It's an ideal choice if you need a small TV and care less about picture quality, as the 32-inch model of this TV is limited to a 720p resolution. Like other TVs that come in this size, it has limited features, inadequate image processing, and no advanced gaming features. If you want better image quality and have the space, consider the 40-inch model, which has a 1080p resolution.

    It comes with the great Roku TV smart platform, which is extremely fast, simple, and easy to use, with a great selection of streaming channels. It has a good remote with an integrated microphone for voice commands, or you can also give commands through the Roku companion app on your phone. You can also plug headphones into the remote for private listening, a great feature at this price point. Overall, the TV is decent and provides a good user experience, especially for the price.

    See our review

  3. Best 32-Inch Kitchen TV

    The top two picks in this list are good if you like to watch TV head-on but not if you like to move around while watching TV, as they have narrow viewing angles. If you want something for a kitchen or office with a wide viewing angle, the best 32-inch TV for this use that we've tested is the Samsung UN32N5300. It's a cheap 1080p TV, but that resolution looks impressive in this screen size. Unfortunately, it doesn't look good in dark rooms due to its low contrast, as blacks look gray. However, the main advantage of this TV is that its wide viewing angle ensures that the image is consistent from the sides, which is great if you watch TV from different areas in the kitchen.

    It's a decent TV if you want to avoid buying an external cable box or streaming device, as it comes with Tizen OS as its smart platform. It comes loaded with popular streaming apps, so finding your favorite content is easy. The TV is user-friendly, and you can cast your phone to it to watch personalized content. However, the TV's remote doesn't have a microphone like some other Samsung models.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung QN32LS03BBFXZA: The Samsung The Frame 2022 QLED comes in a 32-inch size with a stylish design. However, the 32-inch model is limited to a 1080p resolution, so it doesn't perform like the larger sizes, and it costs more than the Samsung Q60C, so it isn't worth getting. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 04, 2024: Mentioned the newly-available Samsung Q60D in the 'Best 32-Inch TV' category.

  2. Mar 05, 2024: Ensured the accuracy and availability of our picks.

  3. Feb 07, 2024: Updated some text throughout for clarity and confirmed picks are accurate and available.

  4. Jan 12, 2024: The Roku Select Series replaced the TCL 3 Series 2019 as the 'Best Cheap 32-Inch TV' due to the TCL's ongoing availability issues. Also added a link to our 2024 TV lineup page.

  5. Nov 01, 2023: Updated the intro to our current standards and made sure that the products are still available.

All Reviews

Our recommendation above is what we think is currently the best TVs available in a 32-inch size that are available to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it) and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of 32-inch TVs. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them, but it still may be difficult to find the best 32-inch TV for gaming as they don't usually have gaming features.