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The 3 Best 32 Inch TVs - Summer 2022 Reviews

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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, with some even looking for the best 32 inch TV for gaming. However, many popular manufacturers don't release models in this size, and they're becoming hard to find. Usually, the picture quality or overall performance of these TVs is below average, as they tend to be inexpensive budget models, but if you care about getting a TV with a built-in interface, you can find the best 32 inch smart TV for your needs. If there's a 32 inch model that you want us to buy and test, check out our suggestion tool.

We've tested over 110 TVs under the latest test bench, and here are our recommendations for the best 32 inch TVs you can buy. Also, make sure to check out our picks for the best small TVs, the best budget TVs, or the best smart TVs. If you don't necessarily need the smart interface or tuner, then check out the best 28-32 inch monitors.


  1. Best 32 Inch TV

    The TCL 32S327 is the best 32 inch TV we've tested. It doesn't cost much, making it an ideal choice if you need a small TV and don't care so much about picture quality. Make sure you get the 32S327 variant, which has a 1080p resolution like the 40 inch model we tested, as the other 32 inch models have a lower 720p resolution. It looks good in dark rooms because it displays deep blacks, and it also has good reflection handling if you have some lights around. However, it doesn't get bright enough to fight a ton of glare.

    The built-in Roku smart platform makes it easy to stream your favorite shows without needing a cable box or streaming stick, but navigating through the menus doesn't feel as smooth as higher-end TVs with Roku. Also, the remote doesn't come with a built-in mic, so there's no voice assistant feature. Luckily, you can also cast content directly from your phone.

    See our review

  2. Best 32 Inch 4k TV

    If you don't mind spending more for a higher resolution, the Samsung QN32Q60AAFXZA is the best 32 4k inch TV. There aren't many 4k TVs available in this size, and you could find more 4k monitors at 32 inches if you want to connect a streaming device, but you don't get the same upscaling on monitors. The results from the 55 inch model we tested also apply to the 32 inch variant. It comes with Tizen OS as its built-in system, and even though it's considered a reduced version of the OS found on higher-end Samsung TVs, it's still easy to use, and the menu navigation is very smooth.

    The remote even has a built-in mic, so you can ask it to open up your favorite apps quickly. Unfortunately, its built-in speakers are mediocre, and even if TV speakers are rarely good, you'll notice that these speakers lack any punch to them, which is disappointing if you want even at least decent sound.

    See our review

  3. Best 32 Inch TV For Wide Viewing Areas

    If you want to place a TV in a kitchen or any room where you'll be walking around, the Samsung UN32N5300 is a good choice. It's a decent TV if you want to watch shows and don't want to buy an external cable box or streaming device because it comes with Tizen OS as its smart platform. It's user-friendly, and you can also connect your USB stick or cast your phone to watch personalized content, but its remote doesn't come with a mic for voice control.

    It uses a different panel type than the other TVs in this recommendation, as its IPS panel has a wide viewing angle, and the image remains accurate no matter where you view it from. Unfortunately, as expected for a basic 1080p TV with an IPS panel, its picture quality isn't anything special, and its color accuracy is mediocre, so images aren't the most life-like.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • TCL 32S335: The TCL 3 Series 2020 is a newer version of the TCL 3 Series 2019, but the 32 inch model is limited to a lower 720p resolution. See our review
  • Samsung QN65LS03BAFXZA: The Samsung The Frame 2022 comes in a 32 inch size. However, we tested the 65 inch size, which performs differently, so we can't recommend the smaller model. See our review
  • Vizio D32f-J04: The Vizio D3 Series 2021 has a 32 inch variant with a 1080p resolution like the TCL 3 Series 2019, but it has worse smart features. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jun 03, 2022: Renamed the Samsung Q60A to 'Best 32 Inch 4k TV' and made the TCL 3 Series 2019 the 'Best TV', and moved the Vizio D3 Series to Notable Mentions.

  2. Mar 17, 2022: Updated text for clarity and added the Samsung Q50/Q50R to Notable Mentions.

  3. Feb 17, 2022: Verified picks for availability and updated text for clarity.

  4. Jan 21, 2022: Updated text for clarity and verified picks for availability.

  5. Dec 16, 2021: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text.

All Reviews

Our recommendation above is what we think is currently the best 32 inch TVs 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.

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