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Should You Buy a Sharp TV?

Matthew
Updated 04 October 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 dishwashers, microwaves and washing machines.

We've collated all the key information on Sharp TVs in this handy guide. We've analysed over 30,000 user and expert reviews and 290+ 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 $99 for the LC-90LE745U which has a display diagonal of 90", a thickness of §mm 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 $1,232.

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
South Korea
95%
95%
65,565 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
35,210 reviews
#3
United States
87%
87%
5,491 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
1,956 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
86%
86%
2 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,115 reviews
#7
75%
75%
2,392 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
70%
70%
18 reviews
#9
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#10
Japan
64%
64%
562 reviews
#11
China
64%
64%
2,042 reviews
#12
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,727 reviews
#13
RCA
62%
62%
11 reviews
#14
China
62%
62%
52 reviews
#15
TCL
61%
61%
101 reviews
#16
PROSCAN
58%
58%
0 reviews
#17
Viewsonic
Taiwan
53%
53%
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 $1,232, 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 76%.

The average review score for a Sharp TV is 76%.

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 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $5,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,232
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $16,499
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
6
4 stars
12
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Sharp logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,369
4 stars
452
3 stars
112
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 86% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Sharp TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

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 LG Samsung Philips Panasonic Sony Sharp
CNET.com logo
75%
53 reviews
80%
9 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
78%
27 reviews
86%
4 reviews
79%
17 reviews
83%
1 review
67%
3 reviews
83%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
22 reviews
86%
10 reviews
85%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
79%
16 reviews
98%
9 reviews
80%
7 reviews
83%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
18 reviews
81%
11 reviews
83%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
81%
14 reviews
64%
10 reviews
80%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
92%
15 reviews
80%
4 reviews
82%
9 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
89%
15 reviews
83%
7 reviews
84%
8 reviews
95%
2 reviews
4k.com logo
84%
14 reviews
84%
9 reviews
86%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
74%
8 reviews
85%
11 reviews
50%
1 review
60%
1 review
72%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
18 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
88%
5 reviews
83%
7 reviews
85%
8 reviews
94%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
11 reviews
100%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
78%
9 reviews
83%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
84%
11 reviews
85%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
58%
11 reviews
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
avforums.com logo
80%
2 reviews
88%
5 reviews
82%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
74%
7 reviews
64%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
stuff.tv logo
80%
5 reviews
100%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
computerbild.de logo
77%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
82%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
281 reviews
75%
133 reviews
76%
65 reviews
70%
28 reviews
79%
27 reviews
77%
10 reviews
Average
80%
566 reviews
82%
260 reviews
82%
155 reviews
84%
60 reviews
83%
51 reviews
78%
18 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Sharp TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 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 2 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards LG Samsung Philips Panasonic Sony Sharp
Which? logo
11
6
1
3
Lydogbilde.no logo
8
3
6
1
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
5
6
4
2
avforums.com logo
2
5
4
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
6
2
3
1
audiovision.de logo
4
2
6
Trusted Reviews logo
2
6
1
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
4
2
3
1
reviewed.com logo
4
4
benchmark.pl logo
2
5
1
Techradar logo
1
4
2
1
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
2
EISA.eu logo
2
4
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
1
flatpanelshd.com logo
5
1
areadvd.de logo
2
2
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
1
2
homecinemachoice.com logo
1
3
1
1
PC Mag logo
5
komputerswiat.pl logo
1
4
Other Expert Sites
37
12
10
3
4
Total
113
72
45
13
14
2

How Reliable Are Sharp TVs?

We checked over 30,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sharp TVs. over 70 of these reviews mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sharp TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% 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
Love the Roku built in
Bestbuy.com
reliable makes wish I had bought two of them
Tesco.com
not scratched
Walmart.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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