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Should You Buy a Sharp TV?

Matthew
Updated 01 March 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 150,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,000 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 premium 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 $5,595 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 $1,167.

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%
104,467 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
243,477 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
5,037 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
4,609 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
2 reviews
#6
Japan
76%
76%
1,965 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
73%
73%
1,114 reviews
#8
70%
70%
3,292 reviews
#9
Element
70%
70%
39 reviews
#10
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#11
PROSCAN
67%
67%
6 reviews
#12
Netherlands
66%
66%
11,859 reviews
#13
China
65%
65%
4,403 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,733 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,328 reviews
#16
Sylvania
63%
63%
8 reviews
#17
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#18
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
8 reviews
#19
Neovo
Taiwan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#20
NEC
Japan
51%
51%
0 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 $1,167, Sharp TVs tend to be more expensive 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 6 Sharp TVs currently on the market in the US.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$818
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,499
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,167
$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 was reasonably priced, 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%
206 reviews
77%
169 reviews
77%
32 reviews
71%
22 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
43 reviews
81%
179 reviews
80%
93 reviews
75%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
83%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
156 reviews
81%
98 reviews
83%
31 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
129 reviews
79%
72 reviews
80%
31 reviews
83%
13 reviews
76%
28 reviews
80%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
96%
94 reviews
81%
70 reviews
82%
33 reviews
87%
9 reviews
67%
15 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
96 reviews
67%
68 reviews
78%
18 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
avforums.com logo
82%
122 reviews
80%
37 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
8 reviews
65%
13 reviews
70%
1 review
Chip.de logo
88%
54 reviews
90%
59 reviews
89%
36 reviews
91%
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%
38 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
85 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
56%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
56 reviews
81%
54 reviews
65%
20 reviews
74%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
65 reviews
82%
33 reviews
88%
20 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
57 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
21 reviews
81%
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%
54 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
67%
3 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
52 reviews
73%
43 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
19 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
59 reviews
76%
24 reviews
50%
2 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
4k.com logo
82%
60 reviews
85%
31 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
1,304 reviews
76%
1,067 reviews
76%
369 reviews
78%
321 reviews
68%
106 reviews
80%
17 reviews
Average
82%
2,927 reviews
79%
2,328 reviews
75%
769 reviews
80%
538 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
119
27
17
7
7
1
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
92
28
10
14
4
Techradar logo
60
50
22
2
12
1
Trusted Reviews logo
81
23
16
5
11
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
29
52
36
14
3
reviewed.com logo
61
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
13
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
23
18
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
15
21
9
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
23
19
2
4
areadvd.de logo
14
16
10
7
1
01net.com logo
12
21
5
2
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
22
8
11
4
CNET.com logo
20
21
3
prohardver.hu logo
8
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
10
3
3
hardware.info logo
17
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
6
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
5
1
Which? logo
8
12
4
Other Expert Sites
207
184
54
54
4
1
Total
898
591
215
139
63
4

How Reliable Are Sharp TVs?

We checked over 150,000 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

Times are tough enough for Sharp without having to convince people to pay extra for esoteric add-ons like 240Hz
CNET.com
it was a remarkably inventive bit of engineering
T3.com
has built in freeview - PERFECT for any room in the house
Tesco.com
I'm having a lot of fun with the Roku built inside
Bestbuy.com
not scratched
Walmart.com
sturdy metal legs that screw into the bottom of the TV
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

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