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Should You Buy a Sharp TV?

Matthew
Updated 24 January 2020
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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 160,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,100 TVs to impartially compare each TV brand.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular TVs. Their TVs start at $110 for the LC-60LE831 which has a display diagonal of 60", a thickness of 34mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $5,400 for the PN-LE901 which has a display diagonal of 90", a thickness of 116mm and is a full hd TV. The average price of a new Sharp TV is $1,449.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
66,927 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
154,807 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
85%
85%
3,538 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,139 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
76%
76%
1,114 reviews
#8
74%
74%
3,295 reviews
#9
Netherlands
72%
72%
7,188 reviews
#10
China
71%
71%
2,341 reviews
#11
Element
69%
69%
39 reviews
#12
Avtex
United Kingdom
69%
69%
179 reviews
#13
Japan
69%
69%
5,923 reviews
#14
China
68%
68%
243 reviews
#15
TCL
68%
68%
1,057 reviews
#16
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#17
Naxa
67%
67%
1 review
#18
Sylvania
66%
66%
8 reviews
#19
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#20
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#21
Japan
63%
63%
591 reviews
#22
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#23
PROSCAN
62%
62%
0 reviews
#24
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#25
Coby
57%
57%
5 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

Sharp have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Sharp TV being 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.

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

There's a smaller selection of Sharp TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 9 Sharp TVs currently on the market in the US. Sharp TVs also tend to be more expensive than most other TV brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$863
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,449
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $10,099
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
1,369
4 stars
451
3 stars
111
2 stars
43
1 star
112
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 87% of user reviews for Sharp TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Sharp TVs frequently mentioned that the product was fairly priced, easy to use and good in terms of size. Their TVs have also 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%
222 reviews
77%
170 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
53 reviews
81%
182 reviews
80%
96 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
83%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
165 reviews
81%
99 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
135 reviews
79%
73 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
80%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
99 reviews
81%
73 reviews
83%
33 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
107 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
avforums.com logo
82%
130 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
70%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
75%
95 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
57 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
81%
65 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
93 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
56%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
63 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
66 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
56 reviews
78%
40 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
67%
3 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
53 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
39 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
4k.com logo
82%
64 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,445 reviews
76%
1,075 reviews
75%
368 reviews
78%
306 reviews
68%
101 reviews
80%
17 reviews
Average
82%
3,163 reviews
79%
2,352 reviews
76%
802 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 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
125
28
17
6
7
1
Techradar logo
66
51
26
2
12
1
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
34
52
39
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
83
23
14
4
11
1
reviewed.com logo
66
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
areadvd.de logo
17
16
10
6
1
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
9
10
4
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
19
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
7
8
2
6
Other Expert Sites
232
185
45
49
5
1
Total
966
588
210
131
64
4

How Reliable Are Sharp TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sharp TVs. over 80 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

Brought this tv as ours broke - great looking tv easy to set up
Tesco.com
kinda glad it was broke after seeing other reviews
Walmart.com
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