Samsung T32E310 vs Sony KDL-32R503

Samsung T32E310
Sony KDL-32R503

Top Prices

eBay
Currys
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (10 available)
PC World
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (20 available)
Amazon UK
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £8.11
In stock

Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Sony KDL-32R503 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a 41kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 4kWh lower than the Sony KDL-32R503 (45kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Thinner Edit
Samsung T32E310 is 52.7mm thick, but the Sony KDL-32R503 is a 65mm thick TV (12.3mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

1kg lighter Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a 4.8kg heavy TV. That's 1kg lighter than the Sony KDL-32R503 (5.8kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£204 cheaper
The Samsung T32E310 costs £204 less than the Sony KDL-32R503.
Available from 8 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Samsung T32E310 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 184041 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Sony KDL-32R503 ranks No. 185706.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung T32E310 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KDL-32R503 is "A+".
7 Reasons For
A little larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 has a screen size of 32", but the Samsung T32E310 is only a 31.5" TV (0.5" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Smart TV features Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 supports smart TV features, whereas the Samsung T32E310 does not support smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KDL-32R503 is two, but the Samsung T32E310 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

WiFi connection Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 has a WiFi connection, but the Samsung T32E310 does not. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 has an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Samsung T32E310 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-32R503 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung T32E310 has a rating of "A+".
Significantly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony KDL-32R503 is 60% based on 1 review, whereas the average rating of the Samsung T32E310 is 20% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
2% smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a 31.5" TV. That's 0.5" smaller than the Sony KDL-32R503 (32"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not support smart TV features, but the Sony KDL-32R503 supports smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-32R503 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not have a WiFi connection, however the Sony KDL-32R503 does. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, but the Sony KDL-32R503 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
Vastly Lower user review Score
The Samsung T32E310's average user rating is only 20%, however the Sony KDL-32R503's is 60% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Samsung T32E310 (10W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

4kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 has an annual energy consumption of 45kWh, whereas the Samsung T32E310 is a 41kWh annual energy consumption TV (4kWh lower). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

19% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 has a thickness of 65mm. That's 12.3mm thicker than the Samsung T32E310 (65mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Heavier Edit
Sony KDL-32R503 is 5.8kg heavy, but the Samsung T32E310 is a 4.8kg heavy TV (1kg lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

More expensive by £204
The Sony KDL-32R503 is £204 more expensive than the Samsung T32E310.
Fewer sellers
The Sony KDL-32R503 is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Samsung T32E310 is stocked by 9 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The Sony KDL-32R503 is two months older than the Samsung T32E310.
Less popular
The Sony KDL-32R503 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 185706 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Samsung T32E310 ranks No. 184041.

Average User Rating

Date Released

19 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 44.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 47.91
Purchase price £ 135.00
Total cost of ownership £ 182.91
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.24T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
No data

Display

Screen Size
31.5" 32"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
5ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
80cm 80cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1366 х 768
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1366 х 768
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
BEST
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
Audio Format
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
28W
BEST
31W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
41kWh
BEST
45kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
69W 45W
BEST
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
52.7mm
BEST
65mm
Weight
4.8kg
BEST
5.8kg
Package Weight
7.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
5.4kg
BEST
6.3kg
Height (with Stand)
467mm
BEST
470mm
Width (with Stand)
721.4mm
BEST
738mm
Height
424.8mm
BEST
441mm
Width
721.4mm
BEST
738mm
Packaging Height
516mm
BEST
535mm
Packaging Width
845mm 836mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
Feedback