April 10, 2021

6 of the best TVs for under £300

We have tracked down the best and the cheapest TVs from top brands like Philips, TCL, and Hisense. (All but one are actually under £250.)

A TV is one of the most important and expensive bits of technology you will purchase for your home, so it’s vital that you get it right. You could spend hours trawling through online reviews and technical details to make sure you pick the best model, or you could let someone else do all of that for you.

We have done all of the hard work so you can focus on the more important details, like where the TV is going to live in your room and what you’re going to sit on. You know, all the fun stuff.

We have tried to cover all bases when it comes to finding you the perfect TV, and you can find information on the best 4K TVs, TVs for gaming, and TVs for under £500. That’s all well and good, but what if your budget is really tight? We wouldn’t want you to feel left out, so we’ve tried to help out here as well.

We’ve tracked down a selection of seriously cheap TVs from top brands like Philips, TCL, and Hisense. And cheap doesn’t mean lacking in quality, because some of these models even offer impressive features like Ultra HD image resolution and HDR support. Enormous QLED TVs are obviously not going to make this list but you can still find real quality, if you know where to look.

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We have painstakingly checked out everything on offer at this price range to bring you a selection of your best options. Whether you want something for your spare room, university accommodation, or home office, there will be something for you in this list. You can thank us later.

These are the best TVs for under £300 in 2021.

webOS smart platform • Active HDR • Four cores of processing power • Minimal bezel frame
LG Magic Remote sold separately
A solid all-round TV with strong picture quality, sound, and frame design.


This TV has four cores of processing power to support the advanced picture quality.

The LG FHD LM630B TV is one of the best models for picture quality at this price range, with active HDR adapting scene by scene to deliver image mastering with pinpoint picture reproduction. 
You also get decent quality software creating a surround sound effect producing virtual audio channels and four cores of processing power. LG’s webOS smart platform can be used to stream shows from the likes of Netflix, and it’s compatible with LG’s Magic Remote (but this is sold separately).
It’s finished with an attractive and sturdy two-pole stand. The minimal bezel frame enhances the viewing experience with a contemporary look. Some of the TVs at this price range look a little clunky, but not this model.  

Number of ports • Screen share • Apps • DTS TruSurround
The most expensive on this list
One of the best TVs for under £300 due to smart capabilities, connectivity, and wide range of advanced features.
The Sharp 2T-C40BG3KG2FB TV makes this list because it offers a bunch of impressive features for less than most of the competition. 
This Sharp LED TV can be connected to a wide range of devices using the three HDMI, one SCART, and two USB ports. It can also access lots of apps, such as Netflix, YouTube, and BBC iPlayer. You can even screen share with your smart device using Miracast.
It’s a compact unit with high-end features like DTS TruSurround, Freeview HD, and PVR recording. The lightweight design is ideal for wall mounting and comes with an easy fit stand.

JBL speakers • Freeview HD • PVR recording • USB 2.0 port
Not the most modern look
A popular TV with a bunch of helpful features proving that you don’t need to spend big to get the best.
The Blaupunkt 138O-GB-11B4-EGDP TV is an impressive and compact unit with many standout features including JBL speakers, Freeview HD, and PVR recording. 
The super fast USB 2.0 port allows playback of any compatible video, music, or photo files, and when a USB memory stick is connected, you can pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV. 
The slim and lightweight design is great for wall mounting and comes with a stand. The built-in DVD player means less wires and less boxes. 

Attractive and slim design • HDR and micro dimming technologies • Dolby Audio
Not the best picture quality in this list
This TV demonstrates how the cheapest TVs can still look stylish.

TCL 32ES568

Slim frame is designed to fit neatly into smaller spaces.

The TCL 32ES568 TV has an attractive and slim design that is adapted for small spaces in any room in your house, whether that’s the kitchen, bedroom, or gaming room. The slim frame design is also great for wall hanging.
Users get more colours with deeper contrasts thanks to HDR and micro dimming technologies. The Android operating system lets you watch Netflix, YouTube, and more straight out of the box.
Dolby Audio helps you get the most out of your content with dynamic, high quality surround sound. This is great for movie marathons.

HDMI and USB ports • Pixel Plus HD • DTS 2.0+Digital Out • Clever stand
Speakers are not the loudest
This TV represents great value for money, with most of the same features as much pricier models.
The Philips 32PHT4504/05 TV is a seriously smart option available for under £200. Via the HDMI and USB ports, you can flick through private photos, music, and videos from a memory stick, hard drive, or connected device.
Pixel Plus HD provides a crisp image with strong contrasts regardless of the source. DTS 2.0+Digital Out ensures you get decent sound quality, and the digital audio-out allows you to connect the TV with other audio devices. 
The stand is engineered to change the space beneath your TV where a traditional stand would normally sit, offering you a more immersive viewing experience.

Advanced sound technology • One-touch remote control access • Multiple connections
Picture quality could be better
Easy to install and use TV with impressive sound quality.
Hisense has plenty of cheap models for you to consider, but the Hisense 32A5600FTUK TV might be the best.
It’s a smart TV with a quad core processor handling all of your requests with ease. It comes with multiple connections for all your home entertainment products, alongside VIDAA U 2.5, one-touch remote control access, and plenty of apps.
This TV also lets you experience soundbar-like audio quality thanks to advanced audio enhancement technologies like Total Sonics, Total Surround, and Total Volume. 

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