Best 40-inch TVs – from budget to 4K

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

It must be 40-inch TVs that are the most popular right now. This is the most optimal diagonal. Such a device fits in almost any modular living room, and even one person can hang it on the wall, without any outside help. The online magazine offers a selection of the best 40-inch LCD TVs. We will tell you about the most expensive models as well as budget 'boxes'.

Rating of the best 40-inch TVs

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive 40-inch TVs – budget up to 25,000 rubles. 1 Samsung UE40M5000AU RUB 20,490
2 Sony KDL-40RE353 RUB 24 480
3 Philips 40PFT4101 RUB 19,870
Best 40-inch Full HD Smart TVs 1 Samsung UE40K6550AU RUB 28,200
2 Sony KDL-40WE663 RUB 31,450
Best 40-inch 4K TVs 1 Samsung UE40KU6300U RUB 44,990
2 LG 43UJ740V RUB 39 899
3 Sony KD-43XE7096 RUB 41 350

The best inexpensive 40-inch TVs – budget up to 25,000 rubles.

Samsung UE40M5000AU

Rating: 4.8

Samsung UE40M5000AU

A traditional LCD TV with a 40-inch screen that outputs 50Hz. The device got into our rating thanks to the display resolution, which here is 1920 x 1080 pixels. Of course, by modern standards, this is the standard. However, in the budget segment, you can find a fairly large number of TVs, the screen of which has only HD resolution.

The device supports any kind of digital TV – from terrestrial 'multiplex' to satellite. That is, the buyer is unlikely to need a receiver. As for the sound, it is output from two 10-watt speakers. This is perfectly acceptable for most users. If you want something more, then the optical audio output will come to the rescue, allowing you to connect speakers.

In fact, this TV does not offer anything fancy. You can select only two independent TV tuners. Otherwise, this is a typical budget option, using two HDMI connectors and one USB port to connect external devices.

Advantages

  • Built-in two TV tuners;

  • All digital TV standards are supported;

  • Weight is only 7.2 kg (including stand);

  • There is a light sensor;

  • The cost is around 22 thousand rubles.

disadvantages

  • Not the largest number of connectors;

  • Viewing angles are not maximum;

  • No Smart TV.

Sony KDL-40RE353

Rating: 4.7

Sony KDL-40RE353

Once this TV has already been discussed in one of the ratings of our online magazine. But it is not a sin to repeat it. As usual, the Japanese company Sony pays special attention to picture quality. This model is no exception to the rule. It includes a 102cm LCD panel with excellent color rendering and maximum viewing angles. The refresh rate is standard here, but waiting for 100 or 200 Hz from an inexpensive TV is silly. But the design of the device may well please – you don't want to hang the device on the wall with such an elegant stand.

An interesting feature of the Sony KDL-40RE353 is the presence of an FM radio. Thus, the Japanese seem to say: 'The history of our company began with radio receivers, which should not be forgotten.' Otherwise, this is a typical budget LCD TV that has a number of limitations. For example, you cannot insert a cable from a satellite dish here – you will have to buy a receiver. Also, not everyone will be satisfied with the number of connectors used here. And the speakers are built in here are quite quiet. Nevertheless, it is quite possible to put up with these shortcomings if you want to get excellent image quality for relatively little money.

Advantages

  • The weight of the TV with stand is only 6.9 kg;

  • Elegant appearance;

  • Good Full HD display with high-quality color reproduction;

  • Headphone jack is not forgotten;

  • There is an FM radio;

  • Sold for 25-28 thousand rubles.

disadvantages

  • Only two HDMI and one USB;

  • There is no Smart TV;

  • The total power of the speakers is 10 W;

  • There is no support for the DVB-S2 standard.

Philips 40PFT4101

Rating: 4.6

Philips 40PFT4101

Chinese comrades have been producing TVs under the Philips brand for several years. Most often, their products have a very attractive price tag. For example, a model called 40PFT4101 is available for purchase for 21-23 thousand rubles. Not bad for a 40-inch LCD TV with Full HD resolution! It is interesting that the manufacturer did not skimp on the speakers – their total power reaches 16 W, which cannot be called a very low value. There is also a headphone jack, which is gradually disappearing even from much more expensive TVs.

As for the rest, it is impossible to say anything interesting about this model. Despite getting into our rating, you shouldn't expect any miracles from the device. Here, only one TV tuner is used, and satellite DVB-S2 is not among the supported digital TV standards. Also, not everyone will be satisfied with the number of connectors. Nevertheless, this model should appeal to an unassuming buyer who is not going to connect a lot of external electronics to the TV.

Advantages

  • Very good image quality;

  • Loud enough sound;

  • Among the connectors there are SCART and headphone output;

  • Weight less than 9.1 kg (with stand);

  • Affordable price tag.

disadvantages

  • One USB and two HDMI connectors;

  • There is no Smart TV;

  • Satellite TV will have to be connected through a receiver.

Best 40-inch Full HD Smart TVs

Samsung UE40K6550AU

Rating: 4.9

Samsung UE40K6550AU

A wonderful 40-inch TV that immediately stands out from the competition with its curved screen. Of course, you won't get a big effect from it with such a diagonal. However, guests will be amazed when they see a curved LCD TV in your living room.

Unlike cheaper models, there is already a decently working Smart TV here. Also, most buyers should be satisfied with the number of connectors located on the rear panel. The total power of the built-in speakers reaches 20 W – this can be called a quite acceptable value. The presence of Bluetooth is a nice bonus.

And what can you find fault with? Perhaps only to the lack of a 3.5 mm audio jack and one built-in TV tuner. As for the rest, the product has no serious flaws, which is why it got into our rating.

Advantages

  • All major digital TV standards are supported;

  • Three HDMI connectors and two USB ports;

  • There is Smart TV;

  • Sounds relatively good;

  • Built-in modules Bluetooth and Wi-Fi;

  • Uses a curved display;

  • The weight of the device with the stand is 10.1 kg.

disadvantages

  • Finding everything in stores is more difficult;

  • Only one TV tuner is built in;

  • The build quality of some examples is far from ideal.

Sony KDL-40WE663

Rating: 4.8

Sony KDL-40WE663

An excellent TV with a very thin bezel and an elegant stand. You can buy such a device for about 35 thousand rubles. It is clear that a TV set for that kind of money must have the Smart TV function. Here it is based on Opera TV. Users do not complain about slowdowns, there are no particular problems in choosing applications – everything you need is here.

It should be noted that a 39.6-inch (101 cm) LCD panel is embedded here. This means that the Sony KDL-40WE663 TV is slightly more compact than the other models reviewed in the rating. The undoubted advantage of the device is its support for HDR. You can notice this fact both when watching YouTube and when playing on a Sony PS4. Nothing particularly bad can be said about the number of connectors – a pair of HDMI and the same amount of USB will be enough for most buyers. But one TV tuner and the lack of support for the satellite DVB-S2 standard may disappoint someone. However, these are the only significant drawbacks of this TV. However, you can also remember the speakers, the total power of which is only 10 watts.

Advantages

  • Nice design;

  • High-quality display with maximum viewing angles;

  • Smart TV available;

  • There is an FM radio;

  • Optimal set of connectors;

  • Headphone output is not forgotten;

  • Very low power consumption;

  • TV with stand weighs less than 8.7 kg.

disadvantages

  • Low speaker power;

  • There is no support for the satellite DVB-S2 standard.

Best 40-inch 4K TVs

Samsung UE40KU6300U

Rating: 4.9

Samsung UE40KU6300U

If above we were talking exclusively about TVs whose screen has only Full HD resolution, then the 40-inch Samsung UE40KU6300U already includes a 4K panel. It is impossible to see individual pixels here, even if you come close to the product. Also, the display of this model can boast of a slight curvature. It was noted that looking at such a screen is the most pleasant thing. It should be noted that there is HDR support here, thanks to which the image seems even more realistic.

As befits such a TV, it has a Smart TV function. In this case, it is based on the operating system Tizen. There are almost no slowdowns. And it would be strange to expect something different from a rather expensive device. Nothing bad can be said about the speakers, the number of connectors, or the support for digital TV – you can even connect a satellite dish to the South Korean. Some buyers can complain only about a TV tuner. It is built in here in a single copy. Power consumption is also questionable, for some reason reaching 135 watts.

Advantages

  • The weight of the device with the stand is only 9 kg;

  • Three HDMI and two USB ports;

  • Smart TV is present;

  • Excellent curved 4K display

  • HDR support has been implemented;

  • The total power of the speakers reaches 20 watts.

disadvantages

  • Increased power consumption;

  • No headphone output;

  • The cost reaches an impressive 45 thousand rubles.

LG 43UJ740V

Rating: 4.8

LG 43UJ740V

This 40-inch TV made it to our rating somewhat undeservedly. The fact is that the diagonal of its screen is 43 inches (109 cm) – a little more than it should be. Nevertheless, we could not fail to mention such a gorgeous device that collects only positive reviews. It is now an LCD TV with one of the thinnest bezels. Even the stand here tries not to distract attention from what is happening on the screen – it is made in the form of two thin side legs. The display, by the way, is created using IPS technology, which speaks of good color rendering and maximum viewing angles. Such a screen can boast not only 4K resolution, but also support for HDR technology. Only the refresh rate of 50 Hz is capable of confusing. However, from the TV for 43 thousand rubles. hardly worth waiting for a higher parameter.

The product is equipped with a powerful processor, thanks to which webOS works without any slowdowns. Also, this model is capable of boasting support for all three of the most popular digital TV standards. But the buyer should be even more pleased with the wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac module – it is thanks to it that you can realize online video viewing with a huge bitrate.

Overall LG 43UJ740V definitely deserves the money spent on it. Just look at the list of advantages – its length exceeds all reasonable limits! The disadvantages of the TV are almost completely absent. Well, do not consider the same weight, reaching 10.3 kg …

Advantages

  • There is a well-functioning Smart TV function;

  • The body is painted silver;

  • Built-in two independent TV tuners;

  • There is a light sensor;

  • Voice control implemented;

  • There are wireless modules Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth;

  • All digital TV standards are supported;

  • Four HDMI and two USB ports;

  • There is a headphone output;

  • Excellent IPS screen with maximum viewing angles and HDR.

disadvantages

  • The speakers are not complemented by a subwoofer;

  • The cost may seem too high to some.

Sony KD-43XE7096

Rating: 4.8

Sony KD-43XE7096

One of the best 40-inch TVs produced by Sony and with a price tag of no more than 50 thousand rubles. The 108 cm screen of the device produces a very high quality picture. Viewing angles are maximum. Not forgotten here and support for HDR technology. At the same time, the display cannot be called any non-standard – it is an ordinary IPS panel with a refresh rate of 50 Hz.

The sound here is emitted by two speakers, each with a power of 10 watts. External devices are connected via three HDMI connectors and the same number of USB ports. And there are also two independent TV tuners, thanks to which you can simultaneously watch both terrestrial and satellite TV. There is also a Smart TV based on the Opera TV operating system.

In a word, it is unlikely that you can make any claims to the TV, especially if you forget about the significant markup for the brand. Power consumption of the device is 111 W, which is due to the powerful processor and bright backlight. Well, a 10-kilogram weight can be considered a perfectly acceptable parameter for a 42-inch TV.

Advantages

  • Nice design;

  • High-quality picture and maximum viewing angles;

  • HDR supported;

  • Smart TV available;

  • The device is endowed with two TV tuners;

  • All digital TV standards are supported;

  • A large number of connectors (not forgotten and headphone output);

  • Decent sound quality.

disadvantages

  • Many will not be able to afford it;

  • Missing Bluetooth;

  • No light sensor.

Conclusion

Now you know which 40-inch TVs to look out for. The models reviewed here are unlikely to seriously disappoint you with anything. Even the best LCD TVs have some disadvantages though. Now all you have to do is decide which of them you are ready to put up with, after which the choice will be made.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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