Top 5 Best Smart TVs Comparison Table

If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution for an entertainment centre, then a Smart TV is a smart choice. You can surf the Internet, watch movies and TV series and play games among other activities (read all the things a Smart TV can do below our comparison table). Here are 5 of the best Smart TVs to keep you entertained.

 

 

Samsung
55 Series

Samsung
56 Series

LG
LF580V Series

Sony
W70C Series

Hisense
4K





Our User Rating4.4 Stars4.6 Stars4.5 Stars4.4 Stars4.3 Stars
Sizes32" / 43" / 48" / 55"22"32" / 42"32" / 40" / 48"40" / 50" / 55" / 58" / 65"
ColoursBlackBlack / WhiteBlackBlackBlack / Silver
ScreenLEDLEDLEDLEDLED
ResolutionFull HD 1080PFull HD 1080PFull HD 1080PFull HD 1080P4K Ultra Full HD
Refresh Rate300 PQI100 Hz400 PMI200 Hz60 Hz
ProcessorQuad CoreQuad CoreDual CoreN/AN/A
Energy ClassA+A+A+A+A+
Freeview HD
Built-in Wi-Fi
Wall Mountable
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Table Info

Average User Rating: By analyzing user reviews and feedback over a number of reputable websites, we have generated our own user rating based on our research.

Best Value/Top Rated/Top Specs: Certain products that standout in a particular category are awarded with our own badge of recognition.

Screen: What type of screen does the Smart TV use? It used to be CCFL LCD TVs that were prominent but nowadays, the more reliable, cooler, lighter and more energy efficient LED-backlit LCDs has replaced them.

Resolution: This refers to the number of pixels on the TV display. The more pixels there are, the more picture detail is displayed. High Definition is 1280 x 720 pixels while Full HD is 1920 x 1080 pixels. There are also Ultra Full HD models that feature the highest amount of pixels on a screen. You’ll often see them referred to as 4K TVs, which means that there are at least 4000 pixels horizontally.

Refresh Rate: This refers to the number of frames per second the TV can display. Many manufacturers including Samsung and LG have created their own terms for this. The whole idea of having a better refresh rate is to reduce the motion blur problem with LCD and LED TVs. You can read more in-depth about this here.

Processor: Some Smart TVs come equipped with processors that are designed to speed up the way the TV runs multimedia, apps and games. A Quad Core Smart TV would generally be faster than a Dual Core Smart TV.

Price: You can check the current price of any given product on Amazon.co.uk by clicking on ‘Check Price’. We do not display prices simply because they can change from seller to seller and whether they’re on a deal or not.

What Can a Smart TV Do?

When you read about the list of things a Smart TV can do, I’m pretty sure that most of them will come of use to you. Aside from the obvious, watching television, here are some of the best things most Smart TVs can do:

 

  • Surf the Internet – Because there’s built-in Wi-Fi in every Smart TV, you can go on the Internet while you’re still watching TV.
  • Access Popular Apps – Many Smart TVs will have some of the most popular apps already installed such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, you name it. You can also log on to the app store and download new apps, often at no additional cost.
  • Mirror Screens – Whatever you’re watching on your TV can be mirrored to your tablet or phone wirelessly so that you can take it anywhere within your home. Definitely helpful if you don’t want to be in the same room as someone or you want to cook something in the kitchen.
  • Record Your Favourite Programs – Never miss a TV show or movie because you can just connect an external hard drive and record whatever you’re watching and come back to it at a later time.
  • Play External Multimedia – Practically all Smart TVs will have multiple USB connections and an SD Card Slot that allows you to play videos, music and photos from an external device. You can also do this wirelessly via a smartphone or tablet.

Here’s a good explanation of what a Smart TV is and can do.

What is a Smart TV?

When you combine an ordinary television with a tablet, you can a Smart TV; That’s essentially what it is.

You can do many of the things a tablet can do such as download and play games, movies, TV shows, music and much more, and instead of doing these things on a small screen, you can do them on a larger and clearer display.

How it differs from a tablet is the pre-installed operating system. Most tablets would run off Android or Apple iOS, whereas a Samsung, Sony, LG or Panasonic Smart TV would have their own system, which are more limited than the aforementioned.

With that being said, a Smart TV is perfect for an all-in-one multimedia centre, particularly if you don’t plan on having any other media devices connected such as an Android TV Box, Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick etc. The great thing is, you can still connect those devices as they’re inexpensive and can still do certain things a Smart TV cannot.