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Should You Buy a Sharp TV?

Matthew
Updated 09 January 2021
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should you buy a Sharp TV?

Sharp is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its microwaves, dishwashers and washing machines.

We've collated all the key information on Sharp TVs in this handy guide. We've analysed over 170,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,100 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs to impartially compare each TV brand.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular TVs. Their TVs start at $100 for the LC-80LE757 which has a display diagonal of 80", a thickness of 59mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $230 for the LC-20AD5 which has a display diagonal of 20", a thickness of §mm and is an hd ready TV. The average price of a new Sharp TV is $460.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular TVs.

Is Sharp the Best TV Brand?

So are Sharp TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

Sharp is ranked the No. 6 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sharp is the 6th best TV brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
239,487 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
103,986 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
5,037 reviews
#4
Supersonic
United States
87%
87%
2 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
4,632 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
1,965 reviews
#7
74%
74%
3,291 reviews
#8
China
72%
72%
4,403 reviews
#9
Curtis
Canada
70%
70%
1,114 reviews
#10
PROSCAN
70%
70%
6 reviews
#11
Element
69%
69%
39 reviews
#12
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#13
RCA
67%
67%
115 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,733 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,315 reviews
#16
Sylvania
62%
62%
8 reviews
#17
China
62%
62%
244 reviews
#18
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
7 reviews

Let's look at how Sharp TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
Sharp TVs

At an average purchase price of $460, Sharp TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands. Sharp also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Sharp TV being 75%.

The average review score for a Sharp TV is 75%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Sharp TV is $35 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

There's a smaller selection of Sharp TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 7 Sharp TVs currently on the market in the US.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$818
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $3,599
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$460
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
Price Distribution of Sharp TVs

What Do the Sharp TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Sharp TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sharp and then compared this to the other TV brands.

Sharp logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
9
4 stars
28
3 stars
8
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Sharp logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,240
4 stars
412
3 stars
107
2 stars
45
1 star
108
Sharp has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 82% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Sharp TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 93% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Sharp TVs frequently mentioned that the product had a good price, and they have won a total of 4 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Sharp TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba Sharp
CNET.com logo
77%
205 reviews
77%
168 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
44 reviews
81%
179 reviews
80%
93 reviews
74%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
83%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
158 reviews
81%
98 reviews
83%
31 reviews
87%
13 reviews
68%
25 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
127 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
31 reviews
83%
13 reviews
76%
28 reviews
80%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
96%
94 reviews
81%
70 reviews
83%
32 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
97 reviews
67%
68 reviews
78%
18 reviews
88%
15 reviews
54%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
avforums.com logo
82%
120 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
70%
1 review
Chip.de logo
89%
55 reviews
90%
58 reviews
89%
36 reviews
92%
15 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
84 reviews
63%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
39 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
90 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
56%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
52 reviews
81%
54 reviews
65%
20 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
65 reviews
83%
34 reviews
88%
20 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
57 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
21 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
38 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
55 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
67%
3 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
51 reviews
73%
43 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
39 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
19 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
58 reviews
76%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
81%
37 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
10 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
1,324 reviews
76%
1,065 reviews
76%
359 reviews
78%
317 reviews
68%
99 reviews
80%
17 reviews
Average
82%
2,924 reviews
79%
2,325 reviews
75%
768 reviews
80%
541 reviews
71%
283 reviews
75%
42 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Sharp TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for Sharp TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by Sharp to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Sharp has won 4 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba Sharp
avforums.com logo
117
28
17
6
7
1
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Techradar logo
61
50
22
3
12
1
Trusted Reviews logo
80
23
16
4
11
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
29
52
36
13
3
reviewed.com logo
65
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
23
18
9
3
2
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
areadvd.de logo
15
17
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
24
19
2
4
01net.com logo
12
21
5
3
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
23
8
11
4
CNET.com logo
20
21
3
prohardver.hu logo
8
17
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
17
10
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
hardware.info logo
17
10
2
EISA.eu logo
12
10
5
1
Which? logo
8
12
4
Other Expert Sites
209
184
54
56
4
1
Total
907
593
215
140
63
4

How Reliable Are Sharp TVs?

We checked over 170,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sharp TVs. over 70 of these reviews mention reliability of which 93% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sharp TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

93% of reviewers think Sharp TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that Sharp TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sharp TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

it was a remarkably inventive bit of engineering
T3.com
Times are tough enough for Sharp without having to convince people to pay extra for esoteric add-ons like 240Hz
CNET.com
good for my girls as they can easily watch a DVD as it has a built in DVD player
Amazon
Having built in apps with the Roku is great
Bestbuy.com
The built in Netflix
Bhphotovideo.com
reliable than the tv
Tesco.com

NOT RELIABLE

cheap might be easily broken
Tesco.com
kinda glad it was broke after seeing other reviews
Walmart.com
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