Looking for the perfect 50-inch TV to elevate your viewing experience?

In this blog, we share the best 50-inch TVs, from ultra-high-definition smart TVs to budget-friendly models with exceptional picture quality, including energy-efficient and user-friendly options.

With over 15 years of experience in the consumer electronics and home entertainment industries, we’ve guided numerous customers to find the ideal TV for their homes and lifestyles. Our team has thoroughly tested these 50-inch TVs in diverse viewing environments, ensuring they offer top-notch visual and audio performance.

Best Rated 50-Inch Smart LED TV Reviewed 2024

Sony XBR49X900E 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model), Works with Alexa

Ok, so let’s get the obvious out of the way: this particular 49-inch Sony Smart TV is not exactly 50 inches (only 49) and will cost you about 800 bucks if you are an Amazon Prime member (if you aren’t, it may be a bit more).

The Sony XBR has the added plus of being compatible with Alexa for voice control and additional convenience (the Alexa device is sold separately, however).

For all of you techies out there, with the Sony XBR, you can expect a refresh rate of 60 Hz (native), Motionflow XR 24 (effective), in addition to Direct-Lit LED. As we already mentioned, this TV does have smart functionality, and its dimensions are 43.6″ x 25.8″ x 3.1″ (TV without stand) and 43.6″ x 27.3″ x 9.4″ (TV with stand).

The inputs for the Sony XBR are 4 HDMI (HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a) and 3 USB ports. Additional accessories include Remote Control (RMT-TX200U), Batteries (R03), AC Power Cord (Pigtail, US plug type, 2 pin, straight shape), and IR Blaster (1-849-161-11).

What We Like

  • The Alexa capability is a pretty awesome feature; it is also incredibly easy to setup and provides an awesome picture for your viewing pleasure (this TV is also perfect for wall mounts as well).

What We Don’t Like

  • It’s a tad bit on the pricey side, for me personally, even with being a 50-inch and you also have to factor in additional money if you want to use the Alexa option.
  • It does work well with various apps (Hulu, Netflix, etc.) but keep in mind that if you have numerous apps open, the TV may lag a little bit.

LG Electronics 49UJ6300 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

The LG Electronics 49UJ is another 49-inch LED smart TV, which is significantly cheaper than the one reviewed above, costing about $440.00 on Amazon, so almost half the price.

It is built for optimal streaming performance and has features that include dimensions of 43.7″ x 25.6″ x 3.2″ (TV without stand) and 43.7″ x 27.8″ x 9.3″ (TV with stand).

The LG Electronics TV has smart functionality that gives you access to your favorite apps and content using WebOS 3.5 software and Wi-Fi connectivity that is built-in at 802.11ac.

This TV will offer you an ultra HD picture and clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of high dynamic range (HDR) for the most lifelike picture possible.

Additional features include direct-lit LED picture quality and TruMotion 120 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, which allows for fast-moving action scenes to be seen with minimal motion blur.

Accessories for the LG Electronics TV include 3 HDMI inputs, 2 USB ports, 1 RF, 1 composite component shared with composite, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical, and the Smart TV Operating System (WebOS 3.5).

What We Like

  • The picture quality really is amazing and everything you can expect in an HD television; once you get the settings together, it is very easy to setup and is also compatible with wall mounts as well.
  • The price is also pretty awesome; you get a great TV for a not-so-bad hit to your wallet.

What We Don’t Like

  • It may take a little bit to get the settings to your liking, so make sure you keep that in mind, and you may also want to turn the Smart Picture option off as it can make your picture kind of dull and bleak (which is a bit ironic).

Samsung Electronics UN49MU7000 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

The Samsung Electronics UN49 can be purchased used on Amazon for around $525.00 (if you want to go for the 55-inch, be prepared to pay a little over $100 more).

The 4K Color Drive Pro option, which is offered on this particular TV, reveals a wider spectrum of realistic colors, creating a more authentic and optimal picture.

The viewer can and will see a wider range of color and contrast than in full HD with 4K HDR Pro.

One remote (which is obviously included) automatically detects and controls all your connected devices and content with no manual programming required, which is a huge plus in itself.

What We Like

  • The ability to have multiple apps on my TV has always been a huge plus for me personally; there truly is just something about the convenience of having all of your favorite shows and apps available at your fingertips.

What We Don’t Like

  • The TV has been delivered damaged a couple of times, or there has been another instance where the screen went completely out only after a couple of months.
  • In cases such as this, I would strongly recommend investing in a solid warranty, even if you purchase this TV from a different seller.

TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

The TCL 48S405 is a Roku Smart LED TV that has smart functionality to get access to over 4,000 streaming channels featuring more than 450,000 movies and TV episodes via the Roku TV option.

The dimensions of the TCL are 43.7″ x 25.3″ x 3″ (TV without stand) and 43.7″ x 27.7″ x 8.5″ (TV with stand).

The TCL pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of high dynamic range (HDR), like many TVs currently on the market, for the clearest and most amazing picture possible.

Additional features include a 120Hz refresh rate, which allows for fast-moving action scenes to be seen with virtually no motion blur, in addition to 3 HDMI inputs 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out, and Ethernet.

What We Like

  • For the TCL to be so reasonably priced (only $350.00 on Amazon), the picture is very high quality; it is also incredibly easy to set up and navigate as well

What We Don’t Like

  • The warranty for the TCL is a bit dismal, so be aware; if your TV comes damaged (which has happened before), it may be a pain to get someone on the manufacturer’s side to take care of the problem.

Samsung Electronics UN49MU8000 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

No, you are not seeing double; we reviewed a similar Samsung TV a few TVs ago; this particular Samsung is an extreme step up in terms of color, with a billion more shades than regular 4K UHD.

It comes with four HDMI inputs and three USB ports, with the viewer being able to see extreme contrast between the darkest darks and the lightest lights, plus expanded color and depth while watching your favorite shows.

Be prepared to enjoy smooth, crisp action, even in the fastest scenes, bringing sports and fast-moving content to life.

And while we’re talking about it, please note the differences between the MU8000 and the MU800D. MU8000: Gray cabinet, 500 nits HDR sustained brightness, Mega Dynamic Contrast MU800D: Dark Titan cabinet, 470 nits HDR sustained brightness, Ultra Dynamic Contrast (just so you are aware).

What We Like

  • The picture clarity is absolutely amazing, with life-like pictures on even the darkest of scenes; the price isn’t TOO shabby ($650.00 on Amazon) and it definitely seems to be worth it.
  • Also, as crazy as this may sound, the remote for this TV is incredible! It fits perfectly in your hand, has distinct but easily recognizable buttons, and is easy to navigate.

What We Don’t Like

  • The main complaint for this TV is that sometimes the apps can get “stuck” if you are trying to do too much at one time so just be mindful of that.

FAQs: Best Rated 50-Inch SMART LED TVs

Are all smart TVs compatible with wall mounts?

Typically, most TVs on the market today are compatible with wall mounts, but just because they can go on amount does not necessarily mean that they SHOULD.

Just make sure that you read the description and capabilities thoroughly prior to purchasing.

Are these TVs equipped with a game mode?

Yes, they are, and they are compatible with just about any gaming console that’s on the market right now (PlayStation, XBOX, etc.). You just may have to do some minor tweaks, depending on the console that you are using.


All in all, I would say to go with the Samsung 8000 if you don’t mind spending a bit extra; if you are watching your financial waistline, go for the TCL, which is pretty good despite being cheaper than the others.

Happy watching!