Top 5 Smart TVs of August, 2019 – Super Intelligent TVs for Your Home

Smarter is Definitely Better

The “smart revolution” has entered our TV rooms – and we couldn’t be more excited. Smart TV’s are catering for our increasing appetite for multi-functional, interactive, TV experiences. So what exactly do smart TV’s entail?

A solid Wi-Fi connection for the start. This is integral for the TV to be able to access all the streaming services we know and love, from Netflix to Hulu. It also allows you to download movies on demand straight to your TV and to even use your TV as an internet browser. Smart TV’s are also perfect for avid gamers, allowing you to connect and play in real-time with anyone around the globe. On top of that you get all your usual cable and satellite programs – streamed in ultra high quality, either 4k quality or OLED.

To decide which smart tv to buy, consider the exact features you are looking for. Sony TV’s are an ideal pairing with Android systems while Toshiba and Insignia are optimized for Amazon Fire. All you need to operate your smart TV is an internet connection (WiFi or Ethernet) with sufficiently fast speed. This is essential for streaming video, and a super-fast speed is preferable. For example, for streaming 4K Ultra HD content on Netflix, you’ll need at least 25Mbps to get the best experience.

That being said, here are our Top 5 Smart TVs:

1) Samsung 82” Premium Smart 4K TV

Overview

Samsung, with their usual style, have designed a TV that’s ultra-minimalist, elegant and so very smart. The bezels are almost non-existent, and even the strong, stable stand that ingeniously hides the cables, looks good.

What We Like

Samsung have taken the user experience above and beyond – a large range of customization options allows for completely tailored viewing, but even the default settings show how great the resolution, clarity, and depth are. Excellent contrasts, responsive motion smoothing and the awesome PurColor adding a whole new spectrum, the viewing experience is fantastically rounded. The 40-watt speakers complete the immersive adventure.

The ability to sync easily with other smart devices is another great feature, allowing you smart home to be controllable while you relax and watch a movie.

What Needs Improving

It’s not a deal-breaker, but the user interface does have some adverts around the edge of the home screen.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Samsung’s addition to the smart TV market is a stunningly elegant model, that comes with loads of very efficient and useful features. Happy to recommend this Samsung all day long.

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2) TCL 40” Roku Smart TV (2019)

Overview

TLC have designed this smart TV to have a stylish minimalist appearance that would look great in any modern room. Surprisingly lightweight and sturdy, the slimline screen only widens a fraction at the base to accommodate the inputs, power supply and so on.

What We Like

The TCL’s image quality is excellent. Deep blacks, impressive brightness, rich contrasts and accurate, realistic color make the viewing experience very smooth and seamless. The audio is pleasantly clear, too, with no harsh grating or unnerving vibrations. We really love the Roku streaming – there’s a near-infinite amount of movies, and channels available via a very intuitive interface, which kept us occupied for ever.

What Needs Improving

The tiny white light that comes on when the TV is switched off can be intrusive, however, a small piece of tape soon took care of that.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This TCL is a great smart TV for a decent price. The audio, image quality and Roku streaming all add up to a superb package.

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3) Insignia Smart TV Fire Edition

Overview

Insignia’s Fire edition smart TV is very nicely put together, and the stand, with its unusual design, works extremely well, keeping the screen stable. The brushed steel look coupled with the number of useful ports are just a few of the reasons why the Insignia has earned its place on the best-seller list.

What We Like

The color accuracy and realistic contrast is impressive. Vibrant colors contrasted with deep, rich dark tones make the visual vibrancy all-encompassing. The semi-gloss finish defuses the glare and any reflections, diminishing their intensity.

The audio is awesome, with music, effects, and voices coming across clearly, with no room for vibrations. The bass is round and full-bodied, completing the viewer experience nicely.

What Needs Improving

Whilst the sound quality is good, the volume could be louder – adding a soundbar made a big difference.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you're looking for a competitively priced smart TV that performs excellently and is Fire and Alexa enabled, the Insignia is definitely worth considering.

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4) Toshiba 4K UHD Smart TV Fire Edition

Overview

The Toshiba smart TV is a beautifully stylish model that’s so thin that it sits without any effort in your space or mounted on your wall. The majority of the outputs are situated at the back or on the side for ease of access.

What We Like

The caliber of color resolution and brightness are awesome. State-of-the-art 4K HDR and the TRILUMINOS display combines to make this possible. TRILUMINOS (fun to say, isn’t it?) claims to offer more color variety and depth than any other brand out there – we tend to agree. Finally, the Motion Technology ensures that your picture is always crisp. Those intense action shots won’t skip a beat. Finally, the Toshiba comes with Alexa and Google Home compatibility for that total hands-free feeling.

What Needs Improving

If we were to place one criticism? If you turn up your volume to the max (which really is max), the audio can get a little distorted. That’s nitpicking, though.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re feeling indulgent, the Toshiba is a real statement piece. Have a blast watching home TV at its absolute pinnacle. And hey, why not enjoy everyone’s envy?

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5) LG Electronics Smart LED TV

Overview

In terms of appearance, this LG smart TV is a very stylish model, with aesthetically pleasing slimline bezels, a thin lightweight screen, and a brushed steel curved stand completing the slick, minimalistic look.

What We Like

LG’s color spectrum is massive, incredibly detailed, with great contrasts, and rich deep blacks, even from the widest viewing angle. The high quality sound brings the all-immersive experience right into your home. We found the movie streaming Miracast, WiDi and Bluetooth connectivity makes this smart TV a perfect addition to your smart home. We found the movie streaming a smooth and seamless adventure that allowed us to relax into our favorite worlds.

What Needs Improving

Whilst not a big problem, the wires are rather long and may need to be carefully tucked away to keep the TV looking tidy.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

LG's addition to smart TV market is well worth some serious consideration. The smart technology, along with great image and audio quality make this TV easy to recommend.

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Finally, if you’re still unsure which one of these TVs is the best fit for you, check out more things to look into before getting a new smart TV!


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