Sharp LC-40CFE5221
Sharp LC-40CFE5221
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Sharp LC-40CFE5221

A very popular 40" Full HD TV with very cheap price but poor features
40" Full HD No No Jul 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sharp LC-40CFE5221 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 number 1 in best selling TVs, number 50 in 40 inch TVs and number 252 across all TVs.
200 Reviews
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£108 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has not bad user reviews with an average user rating of 77%, based on 200 reviews. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sharp TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £108 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The LC-40CFE5221 is one of the best selling televisions currently on the market. View best selling televisions July 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is a good size and excellent connectivity. However they also report an inferior remote control.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Does not support Wi-Fi

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for playing games, ranking number 120 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 362 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 295 in TVs for films.

How Big is the Sharp LC-40CFE5221?

The Sharp LC-40CFE5221 is 916.8mm wide and 67.1mm tall. It is 532.9mm thick and weighs 7.3kg.

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Sharp LC-40CFE5221 In-Depth Analysis


Owner Reviews Are Average

LC-40CFE5221 owners on average rated this TV 77 out of 100.

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Best Seller

The LC-40CFE5221 is one the top selling television currently available for sale.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup and three owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it was easy to use.

Users Report an Inferior Remote Control

Two people said in their reviews that the product did not have a good remote control.

  • The remote is utterly useless
    Mr G. (Amazon) - July 2016
  • She's very pleased anyway and the remote is easy to use! Which is a bonus as she's only 7
    Helenb (Amazon) - January 2016
  • The remote has a few issues with responsiveness
    D87JS (Amazon) - June 2016

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four owners who bought the product concluded that it was thin.

Customers Report Good Connectivity

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Nineteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report Superior Image Quality

Ten customers said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eighteen owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking.

Sharp Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 336 user and expert reviews (including 34 verified purchases) for Sharp TVs and found that on average Sharp has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Sharp TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Sound Quality

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 3 years old but has mediocre features. However at £299.99 it is cheaper than 82% of TVs.


Average Display Diagonal

The LC-40CFE5221's display diagonal of 40" is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 33% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LC-40CFE5221 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the LC-40CFE5221 of 67.1mm is fairly typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 69% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The LC-40CFE5221 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most other TVs. 59% of TVs support Wi-Fi.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The Sharp LC-40CFE5221 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. 74% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Supports Timeshift

The Sharp LC-40CFE5221 supports timeshift, unlike 82% of TVs which do not support timeshift.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The LC-40CFE5221's RMS rated power of only 16W is in the lowest 24% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sharp released the LC-40CFE5221 in July 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the LC-40CFE5221 has an average 5 year running cost of £108 based on adequate energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified lc40cfe5221k, warranty lc40cfe5221k, sharp lc40cff5221k, sharp lc40cfe5221k, sharp 40cfe5221k
Barcodes 04974019853918, 04974019888279

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