Best Smart TV Under £500 – 50 Inch, 4K & HD TVs Reviewed

Last Modified: November 18, 2016


The Smart TV market in the UK has really come of age. There are big-screen 4k and FULL HD smart TVs by almost every known brand out there in the “under £500” category.

In this article, we’ll be talking about the Smart TVs from a UK standpoint and reviewing the best ones in the UK market in 2016.

With smart TVs coming in HD, 4k and OLED (used for Curved TVs), it is not easy to find the best among hundreds available.

If you know the basics already, then scroll down to the bottom where we’ve reviewed 4 smart TVs that we think are the UK’s Best Smart TVs under 500 of 2016.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Smart TVs

The advantages of having all these features on one device are many: saving on electricity bills, reduced maintenance costs since only one device is involved, and saving on home space.

Some of the disadvantages are that smart TVs can themselves be compromised (through illegal access by third parties) especially when browsing the internet through them. This doesn’t pose a big threat and should definitely not put you off from buying one just like it didn’t when you bought your smart phone.

More importantly, the cost of smart TV is now going down as competition increases and as technology becomes cheaper.

They are certainly the modern gadgets for bringing a revolution to home entertainment given the many features.

Energy conservation has been an important debate in the UK with regard to television viewing: although many argue that smart TVs actually consume more power, they come with better overall efficiency. That’s because in a typical UK household, a smart TV is a replacement of the old normal TV and the set top box, especially if it has a built-in DVD player or built-in Freeview/Freesat.

Many smart TVs deliver excellent audio quality, good colors and Internet browsing, which means that a normal UK household where a laptop is merely used for email and video-watching, has a perfect replacement in one of our best smart TVs under 500 GBP.

Best Smart TVs Under 500 Pounds in 2016

The 49 Inch Panasonic TX-49DS500B Smart Full HD LED TV with Freetime (2016 Model) [Energy Class A+]

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Highlights (Why this is the Best Full HD Smart TV Under 500 for me)

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 49 Inch Screen – The biggest screen for this price!
  • Full HD not 4k
  • £469 only
  • 4.5 out of 5 Stars! Excellent!
  • Freetime with Roll Back TV including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5

Merchant Price  
£347.89
£439.00
£439.00
£469.00
£469.00
£496.15

Samsung 48J5500 Smart Full HD 1080p 48 Inch TV

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Highlights (Why this is my second Best Full HD Smart TV Under 500 in UK)

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 48 Inch Massive Screen
  • Full HD 1080 Pixels
  • £430 only
  • 4.4 out of 5 Stars! Excellent!
  • Freeview HD Built In!
  • Web Browser built-in, Colour Enhancer for better colours

Merchant Price  
£0.00
£512.38

 

LG 49LH604V 49 inch Full HD Smart TV WebOS (2016 Model)

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Highlights (Why this is another great choice for a Smart TV Under 500 for me)

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 49 Inch Screen
  • Full HD not 4k
  • £499 only
  • 4.4 out of 5 Stars! Excellent!
  • Reduced blur and judder
  • Freeview HD you can enjoy your favourite shows in perfect picture quality

Merchant Price  
£347.00
(used from £291.00)
£379.98
£379.98
£399.00
£489.99