Best Smart TVs in Singapore Under $1000 to Consider in 2020
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Best Smart TVs in Singapore Under $1000 to Consider in 2020

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Looking for an affordable television (TV) to level up your TV watching, video streaming or gaming?

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You’re in the right place!

Check out our comparison of the best smart TVs in Singapore under $1,000!

We have something for almost every TV size and budget.

*Information and prices accurate as of 10 November 2020. Prices may be lower due to 11.11 sale.


TL;DR: Best Smart TVs in Singapore Under $1000

BrandTVPriceDisplay SizeResolutionDisplay TechnologyOS
XiaomiMi LED TV 4S 32″$22932"HD (1,366 x 768)LED backlit LCDAndroid TV 9.0
SamsungT4300$329Tizen
Prism+E43$47943"4K (3840 x 2160)IPS LCDLinux
XiaomiMi LED TV 4S 43″$499LED backlit LCDAndroid TV 9.0
HisenseA6501$54950"VIDAA U 2.5
XiaomiMi LED TV 4S 55″$64955"Android TV 9.0
Prism+Q65$99965"IPS LCDAndroid TV 9.0

Smart TV Buying Guide Singapore

If you’re in a hurry, here are the most important things to consider before you buy a Smart TV. We have curated this list of TVs based on these criteria.

  • Avoid anything below 4K or 3840 x 2160 resolution for bigger screens (32 inches and above) as most content is in 4K now.
  • For smaller screens (32 inches below), HD or 720p resolution is still acceptable if you sitting no more than 1.3 metres away.
  • Look for a TV that supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) for generally better contrast, brightness and colour.
  • Look for at least two HDMI ports. And opt for the newer HDMI 2.0 standard if possible.
  • Look for TVs with at least a 60Hz refresh rate for a smoother picture.

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) TVs: In-Plane Switching (IPS) TVs vs Light Emitting Diode (LED) TVs

With a budget below $1,000, you will not be seeing the more expensive and premium Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) TVs.

With OLED technology, each and every pixel in the TV is able to produce its own light when electricity is passed through it. As such, OLED TVs are able to produce inkier blacks, more contrast and realistic colours.

These types of panels are generally better than LCD TVs but are also a lot more expensive.

But, LCD displays are no slouch either.

Pros of LCD screens:

  • Relatively cheap compared to OLED.
  • Provide good colour accuracy
  • Will not have image burn-in

Cons of LCD screens:

  • Less contrast
  • Possible backlight ‘leakage’

At this price point, we have two different types of LCD TVs: IPS LCD TVs and LED TVs.

The TVs on this list are all LCD TVs. LED TVs are simply LCD panels with an LED backlight, which is often advertised as an LED TV by some manufacturers and suppliers.

With LED-backlit TVs, you get benefits like lower power consumption, better contrast last longer and produce a generally brighter picture.

With IPS technology, you will get better colour accuracy and wider viewing angles (TV will not be as faded when you view it from the side).

Both are generally safe bets. But, we would advise you to view the TVs before buying them.

What Screen Size TV to Get?

Is bigger always better?

For TVs, this is generally the case. You will want something bigger and closer when it comes to picking the ideal TV for your room.

But there is a science to it as well according to leading reviews site RTINGS.com.

Meme Man Wurds Science

A good rule of thumb is to use this simple formula, where you divide the distance between the TV and where you sit (in inches) by 1.6 to get the ideal screen size for your TV.

For example, if your TV is about 54 inches (1.37m) away from where you are sitting, the ideal TV for you will be a ~32 inch TV as: 54/1.6 = 33.75 inches.

However, if the ideal screen size TV is outside of your budget, just go with the biggest TV you can afford.

With this in mind let’s move on to the list.

32 Inch Smart TV

First up we have smaller TVs which are more budget-friendly.

However, at this screen size and budget, you might have to make a few compromises with screen resolution.

Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4S 32″ Smart TV ($229)

For starters, we have the Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4S 32″ Smart TV.

Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4A 32 inch
Source: Xiaomi

If you are on a tight budget, this TV from Xiaomi that retails for just ~$229 is a good choice.

Xiaomi Smart TV Specs

  • Price: $229
  • Display Size (inches): 32
  • Display Type: LED Backlit
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Resolution: 1,366 x 768 or HD or 720p
  • HDR Support: No
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi (2.4 GHz)
    • 3 HDMI Ports (1 with ARC support)
    • 2 USB A Ports (USB 2.0)
    • 1 Ethernet Port (100 Mbps)
    • Bluetooth 4.2
    • 1 3.5mm earphone jack
    • 1 Antenna port
    • AV ports
  • Audio: Two 5W speakers with Dolby + DTS
  • Warranty: 1-year local seller warranty

Although the resolution is a bit low, you might not notice if you are sitting close to the TV.

Smart TV Support

The TV runs on Android TV 9.0 OS, which supports the Google Playstore and all its apps like YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and more.

The TV also has the Google Assistant and Chromecast, which allows you to mirror your phone’s display onto the TV.

But, one drawback of this TV is that it does not have HDR support.

How to Buy

Here is the link to buy the TV.

Samsung 32 Inch Smart TV T4300 UA32T4300AKXXS ($329.00)

For just $329, you get a very solid TV from Samsung.

samsung smart tv
Source: Samsung

Samsung Smart TV Specs

  • Price: $329
  • Display Size (inches): 32
  • Display Type: LED Backlit LCD
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Resolution: 1,366 x 768 or HD or 720p
  • HDR Support: HDR
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz
    • 2 HDMI 2.0 Ports + 1 HDMI ARC Support
    • 1 USB A Port (USB 2.0)
    • 1 Ethernet Port (100 Mbps)
    • 1 Digital Audio Out (Optical) Port
  • Audio: Two 10W speakers with Dolby Digital Plus
  • Warranty: Local (Singapore) manufacturer warranty 3 years
Although the resolution is a bit low, you might not notice if you are sitting close to the TV.

I like that the TV supports HDR, as well as some of Samsung’s technologies like PurColour and Ultra Clean View for better colour sharpness and contrast.

Not to mention that the TV is also quite energy-efficient, with a four tick NEA Energy Efficiency rating.

Smart TV Support

The TV also runs on its Tizen smart platform, with support for apps like Netflix, YouTube and even Google Assistant support.

There is even a built-in web browser and support for Samsung’s SmartThings apps.

How to Buy

Here is the link to buy the TV.

40 – 43 Inch Smart TV

Next up with have Smart TVs in the 40 – 43 inch TV range.

PRISM+ E43 Smart TV ($479)

First up we have the simply named PRISM+ E43. 

For just $479, you get a value for money smart TV from local brand Prism+.

Prism+ 43 Inch TV
Source: PRISM+

PRISM+ Smart TV Specs

  • Price: $479
  • Display Size (inches): 43
  • Display Type: IPS LCD
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 or 4K
  • Viewing angle: 178°
  • HDR Support: Active HDR
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 2.4GHz
    • 2 HDMI 2.0 Ports + 1 HDMI ARC Port
    • 2 USB A Ports (USB 2.0)
    • 1 Audio out port
    • AV in port
    • 1 Ethernet Port
    • RF in port
    • 1 Coaxial Out Port
  • Audio: 16W speakers with Dolby Audio
  • Warranty: 3 Year Onsite Warranty (launch special that is ending soon)

Who would have thought that you will be able to buy a 4K TV under $500?

There’s a lot to like about this TV for this price.

For one, you get a crisp and bright LG Grade-A IPS quality 4K panel with support for HDR and 178° wide viewing angles.

I like that the bezels are really slim too.

Smart TV Support

The TV also runs on Linux with support for apps like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video.

If you are a big fan of Netflix, you’ll be glad to know that the TV is officially licensed to stream 4K content.

How to Buy

Here is the link to buy the TV.

Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4S 43″ Smart TV ($499)

Alternatively, you can consider Xiaomi’s Mi LED 4K Smart TV 4S 43″.

xiaomi_mi_tv_4s
Source: Xiaomi

This TV is slightly more expensive at $499, but you get more Smart TV features for the bump in price

Xiaomi Smart TV Specs

  • Price: $499
  • Display Size (inches): 43
  • Display Type: LED Backlit
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Viewing angle: 178°
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 or 4K
  • HDR Support: Yes
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi (2.4 & 5GHZ)
    • 3 HDMI Ports (1 with ARC support)
    • 3 USB A Ports (USB 2.0)
    • 1 Ethernet Port
    • Bluetooth 4.2
    • 1 Digital Audio Out (Optical) Port
  • Audio: Two 8W speakers with Dolby + DTS
  • Warranty: Local (Singapore) manufacturer warranty 2 Years

There’s a lot to like about this TV for this price, with the main difference between this TV and the PRISM+ TV is the Xiaomi TV’s support for Android.

For one, you get a crisp and bright 4K LED-backlit panel with support for HDR and 178° wide viewing angles.

I like that the bezels are really slim too.

There are also plenty of ports for added connectivity too.

Smart TV Support

The TV runs on Android TV 9.0 OS, which supports the Google Playstore and all its apps like YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and more.

The TV also has the Google Assistant and Chromecast, which allows you to mirror your phone’s display onto the TV.

How to Buy

Here is the link to buy the TV.

50 – 55 Inch Smart TV

Now let’s move on up to the bigger TVs in the 50 – 55-inch range.

Hisense A6501 50″ UHD SMART TV ($549)

Heard of Hisense?

They are actually a large Chinese company that sells a wide range of household appliances like, fridges, washing machines, and its growing smart TV range.

Despite its Chinese roots, the company has made its mark internationally.

Way back in 2015, the company licensed and sold TVs under the renowned Japanese brand Sharp in the US and South America.

The Japanese connection does not stop there. The company actually acquired Toshiba’s TV business back in 2017.

So it is clear that Hisense has clout in the competitive television market, backed up by its manufacturing prowess.

Here is the Hisense A6501 50″ Smart TV.

hisense smart tv
Source: Hisense

Hisense Smart TV Specs

  • Price: $549
  • Display Size (inches): 50
  • Display Type: LED Backlit
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Viewing angle: 178°
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 or 4K
  • HDR Support: Yes
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi (2.4 & 5GHZ)
    • 4 HDMI Ports (HDMI2.0x2 | HDMI1.4×2)
    • 3 USB A Ports (USB3.0x1; USB2.0x2)
    • 1 Ethernet Port
    • Bluetooth 4.2
    • 1 Digital Audio Out (Optical) Port
    • 1 AV input
    • 1 3.5mm headphone jack
    • RF input
  • Audio: Two 15W speakers with DTS Audio
  • Warranty: Local seller warranty 1 Year (Audio House)

What I like about this TV are its numerous ports which include its 4 HDMI ports (2 supporting the newer HDMI 2.0 standard) and faster USB 3.0 port.

The panel is also slightly sharper than the Xiaomi option due to its smaller screen as well. On paper, colours and contrast should be better due to the TV’s support of HDR10.

There is also support for motion enhancement and compensation (MEMC) for a smoother picture as well.

Smart TV Support

The TV runs on Hisense’s VIDAA U 2.5 operating system, with support for apps like Netflix, YouTube and more.

You can even download and install the Google PlayStore and its apps on this TV, with support for mirroring as well.

How to Buy

Here is the link to buy the TV.

Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4S 55″ Smart TV ($649)

The next TV you’ll find is the Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4S 55″.

xiami mi tv 4s 55 inch
Source: Xiaomi

This is essentially the 55-inch version of the Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4S.

Xiaomi Smart TV Specs

  • Price: $649
  • Display Size (inches): 55
  • Display Type: LED Backlit
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Viewing angle: 178°
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 or 4K
  • HDR Support: Yes
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi (2.4 & 5GHZ)
    • 3 HDMI Ports (1 with ARC support)
    • 3 USB A Ports (USB 2.0)
    • 1 Ethernet Port
    • Bluetooth 4.2
    • 1 Digital Audio Out (Optical) Port
  • Audio: Two 10W speakers with Dolby + DTS
  • Warranty: Local (Singapore) manufacturer warranty 2 Years

This model is virtually the same TV, save for its larger screen size and louder speakers.

Smart TV Support

The TV runs on Android TV 9.0 OS, which supports the Google Playstore and all its apps like YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and more.

The TV also has the Google Assistant and Chromecast, which allows you to mirror your phone’s display onto the TV.

How to Buy

Here is the link to buy the TV.

65 Inch Smart TV

Last but not least we have the biggest TV on this list.

For this category, there is only one entry as there are little to no TVs of this size that costs less than $1,000.

PRISM+ Q65

Here we have the simply named PRISM+ Q65. 

For just $999, you get a value for money 65 inch smart TV from local brand Prism+.

Prism+ Q65
Source: Prism+

PRISM+ Smart TV Specs

  • Price: $999
  • Display Size (inches): 65
  • Display Type: IPS LCD
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 or 4K
  • Viewing angle: 178°
  • HDR Support: Active HDR 10 with Dolby Vision
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 2.4GHz
    • 2 HDMI 2.0 Ports + 1 HDMI ARC Port
    • 2 USB A Ports (USB 2.0)
    • 1 Audio out port
    • AV in port
    • 1 Ethernet Port
    • RF in port
    • 1 SPDIF out with Optical Audio support
    • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio: 10W speakers with Dolby Audio & DTS TruSurround
  • Warranty: 3 Year Onsite Warranty (launch special that is ending soon)

Who would have thought that you will be able to buy a huge 65″ 4K TV under $1,000?

For one, you get a crisp and bright LG Grade-A IPS quality 4K panel with support for HDR and 178° wide viewing angles.

What sets this TV apart from the others on this list is its support for the new HDR 10 with Dolby Vision standard.

I like that the bezels are really slim too.

There is also support for motion enhancement and compensation (MEMC) for a smoother picture as well.

Smart TV Support

The Prism+ Q65 TV runs on Android TV 9.0 with the smartest features like the Google Play Store and its apps, inbuilt Chromecast, Google Voice Assistant and Puffin TV-Browser. 

If you are a big fan of Netflix, you’ll be glad to know that the TV is officially licensed to stream 4K content.

How to Buy

Here is the link to buy the TV.

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