TV manufacturers have a bad habit of renewing their models almost every single year. It is true that new technology has been the main argument for the introduction of new products, but this doesn’t mean that a person should get a new TV every single year. This bad habit seems to have slowed down as this year; no revolutionary technology has been introduced. Most manufacturers introduced 4K TVs last year, and now everyone seems to be focusing on reducing production costs.
Over the past 12 months, 4K TVs have been marketed heavily. In reality, there isn’t much content to be seen in 4K. There are some online websites that offer 4K content but not that much. Everyone still uses the 1080p standard, and it will take some time until higher resolution content will be available. Getting a 1080p TV now is not a mistake but rather a means to save money or just to get an advanced smart model that simply works great.
Best 50 Inch TVs in 2018
For our list, we selected a mix of 50 inch smart TVs that are either Full HD or 4K capable. Truth be told, most users that get a 4K TV still use it in 1080p. Still, this was not a strong enough reason to rule them out. Let’s keep things short and get right to our list of the top 10 best 50 inch TVs in 2018 reviews.
- 10. Sony KDL50W800C 50-Inch 1080p 3D Smart LED TV
- 9. LG Electronics 50LF6000 50-Inch 1080p LED TV
- 8. Sony XBR49X830C 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
- 7. Hisense 50H7GB2 50-Inch 4K Smart LED TV
- 6. LG Electronics 49UF7600 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
- 5. Samsung UN50JS7000 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
- 4. Sharp LC-50UB30U 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV
- 3. VIZIO M49-C1 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
- 2. TCL 50FS3800 50-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV
- 1. Hisense 50H7GB2 50-Inch 4K Smart LED TV
10. Sony KDL50W800C 50-Inch 1080p 3D Smart LED TV
Sony has been a pioneer in the industry, and according to how they market their products, they offer superior image quality. This also translates into a higher price as Sony is an expensive brand. Their 50 inches LED TV is a decent model that comes with plenty of features.
The model is actually a smart 3D TV with a 1080p resolution which should be enough. It has a thin bezel and can be mounted directly onto a wall without its stand. As for outputs, the model has 4 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports.
9. LG Electronics 50LF6000 50-Inch 1080p LED TV
LG as a brand is well established with a long history in making high-quality TVs. Their 50-inch 1080p model comes with a low price tag and just the basic features. Having not that many features explains why it is so inexpensive.
The model does not have smart functionality, but it comes with plenty of ports. It has 2 HDMI ports, 1 USB port, and multiple other ports. The USB port can be used to connect a smart media player like the Google Chrome Cast or a Roku streaming device. Other than that it can serve as a decent TV as it offers excellent image quality and comes with a simple design.
8. Sony XBR49X830C 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
The only problem with the Sony XBR, 49 inch TV, is the price. It is a bit expensive when compared with other 50 inch models, but the image quality is clearly superior. The model is a 4K TV with a native 120 Hz refresh rate. It also comes with the standard Sony smart TV functionality and multiple useful features.
In terms of connectivity, the model features 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports. It does not offer as many types of ports as other smart TVs, but it should be enough. Last but not least the model has a premium design with a metal stand and a thin bezel.
7. Hisense 50H7GB2 50-Inch 4K Smart LED TV
The Hisense 50 inch 4K TV is one of the lower end models. This is also reflected in the price of the model as it is one of the most affordable 4K TVs in our list. However, it does come with enough features to make it worth the spend.
Looking at its connectivity, the model has 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports. It also comes with a LAN port for wired internet and multiple audio inputs and outputs. The bezel of the model is relatively thin and comes with a simple design. The stand can be removed in order to mount it on a wall and uses standard wall mounts.
6. LG Electronics 49UF7600 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
LG could not stand behind and decided to keep up with the current market trends by releasing their own line of 4K TVs. The 49UF7600 is an affordable 4K TV with Smart TV capabilities and minimalistic design.
The model has a very thin bezel and features two legs that can have their orientation adjusted. As with other similar models, the legs can be removed so that it can be mounted on a wall. It comes loaded with their latest Smart TV OS, and it features plenty of apps that can be downloaded separately.
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5. Samsung UN50JS7000 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
Everyone knows that Samsung makes no compromises when it comes to their LED panels. The UN50JS7000 is one of the latest versions released by the manufacturers that comes with a high-quality panel that delivers perfect images and a responsive OS.
To achieve superior performance, Samsung used the latest hardware for their TV to power the OS. It comes with Wi-Fi support to connect the TV to the internet and 4 HDMI ports. The model also allows for USB devices to be connected such as a mouse, a keyboard or an external storage device.
4. Sharp LC-50UB30U 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV
Even if Sharp is no longer one of the more dominant brands when it comes to TVs, they still have great products that are both affordable and packed with features. The LC-50UB30U is a 50 inch 4K smart TV. It comes with all the features one would expect and more.
The image quality of the TV is clearly superior. 4K streaming is flawless, and the OS is responsive and works perfectly. It features and Ethernet port, supports Wi-Fi connections, and it comes with 4 HDMI ports.
3. VIZIO M49-C1 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
VIZIO is a small brand that managed to gain popularity quickly than expected. Their M49-C1 is an excellent 49-inch smart TV that supports 4K resolutions and comes with plenty of connectivity options.
Looking at what it offers the model uses a high quality LED panel that delivers crisp, clear images. It comes with 5 HDMI ports and 1 USB port meaning that it might be difficult to connect a keyboard and a mouse separately, but it work with a combo kit. As for the smart capability, the operating system is smooth and responsive. It has plenty of preinstalled apps, and many more can be downloaded.
2. TCL 50FS3800 50-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV
The TCL 50FS3800 is an interesting TV due to its main feature. Somehow, the manufacturers managed to perfectly integrate the Roku streaming platform into it, and it works perfectly.
The model is a 1080p TV, but that should not be a turnoff since there aren’t any streaming services that deliver 4K content. Also, this makes it extremely inexpensive. In fact, it is the most affordable smart TV in our list. Connectivity is fairly standard. The model has 3 HDMI ports, 1 USB port and multiple audio inputs and outputs.
1. Hisense 50H7GB2 50-Inch 4K Smart LED TV
Hisense might not be a notorious brand, but the value for money they offer is difficult to beat. The 50H7GB2 is a large, 50 inch 4K TV. It has smart TV capabilities with its smooth and lags free operating system. It has several preinstalled apps, and many more can be downloaded from the internet.
The model has a thin bezel with removable legs and can be mounted onto a wall. Connectivity is also a major plus as the model has 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, jack audio out, 1 RF input, digital out and many more.
There are hundreds of different TV models to choose from even if we limit our search just to 50-inch models. There are 1080p non-smart models, smart TVs, 4K TVs, 3D smart TVs and so on. All these variations actually make it quite difficult to find the right model. To keep things simple it is always best to start with a list of expectations and then search for a suitable model. Our list includes a decent variation of models that should cover most needs.