REALME SMART 32 inch FULL HD LED TV: Although the TV’s SDR performance is excellent, it’s HDR performance is not as good.
It is similar to the issues we experienced with Realme TVs 2020 in that the TV cannot adjust the picture settings while consuming content through the built-in apps.
The TV’s audio output is excellent and smart capabilities are well-functioning. FHD resolution on 32-inch TVs is uncommon, but it’s worth looking for a 32-inch HD-ready TV with better picture quality. It is acceptable to compromise resolution in exchange for better picture quality at 32 inches.
REVIEW OF REALME SMART 32-INCH FULLHD LED TV
realme released a 43-inch FHD TV about a year ago (review). While we enjoyed the SDR performance of the TV, some basic functions and the HDR left us wanting more.
It was impossible to control the picture presets for content consumption from the TV’s native apps. This was a huge disappointment. We were impressed by the capabilities of the realme 43-inch 4K TV this year.
We now have the 32-inch FHD TV by realme. This TV has the same problems as the 43-inch Full HD TV from realme in 2020. It lacks HDR performance and can’t adjust picture settings when viewing content from streaming services.
Realme 32-inch FHD HDR TV: DISPLAY & PICTURE QUALITY
Let’s start with the most important aspect of the TV: the display panel. Full HD resolution and HDR 10 are supported by the TV.
We measured a peak brightness of 300 nits and a sustained brightness of 250 nits. HDR 10 is supported by the TV, but Dolby Vision is not. Let’s look at the TV’s panel performance.
Realme 32-inch FHD HDR TV: HDR Performance
HDR 10 content can be displayed on the TV from both its native apps and from an external device. The TV supports HDCP 1.4 only. The TV’s HDR performance was poor.
We were disappointed. Our Plant and Altered Carbon were not as exciting as you would expect from a basic HDR TV.
The picture was dim, dark, and unfocused. We couldn’t adjust the picture presets and turn HDR off while consuming content through the native apps on the TV.
This is a repeat of last year’s experience with the Realme TVs. You can enjoy a better content consumption experience by plugging in an external device such as a Fire TV Stick or a PS5 and changing the settings to SDR.
Watch our video review to see a side-by-side comparison. The TV’s performance in HDR was disappointing.
The Spectral Calman was used to measure the color reproduction TV. We found that the average Delta error was quite high, meaning that the color reproduction was of the D65 white points standard.
The ColorChecker analysis showed an average Delta error of 11.9 with luminance error, and a delta error of 37 when there was luminance error.
The Colour Match analysis showed errors of 14.11 with luminance error and 24.9 without luminance error.
The error rate for the move preset was lower than that of the standard’ preset in the Calman test. However, the standard preset was more attractive in real-world performance.
SDR PERFORMANCE: REALME 32-INCH FHDHDR TV
The TV’s SDR performance was better than HDR. The experience was very enjoyable, as we were able to enjoy movies such as Mission Impossible Rogue Nation and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
It is similar to the picture preset that the standard preset uses for built-in apps. This worked for all SDR content that we consumed. The results of plugging in an external device to change the picture preset were mixed.
The Standard preset in Spider-Man was a good choice, even though it is slightly cooler. It also had a pleasant performance. Spidey’s suit is rich in reds and blues.
The suit’s black webs look even more impressive when you switch to the Movie preset. Young Sheldon is the same.
The Standard preset offers a more pleasant experience than the movie preset. You can adjust the picture presets but we recommend that you leave it set to Standard for all content.
Realme 32-inch FHD HDR TV: GAMING EXPERIENCE
To play video games, we connected a PS5 to the TV. Unfortunately, the HDR performance was poor once again. Spider-Man: Miles Morales (review), looks very dark in HDR compared to SDR.
The same holds true for Dirt 5 (review). The TV provides a dark and dull image when playing HDR games. Switching to SDR will make the experience much more enjoyable.
You can once again see the difference in performance by watching our video review. It is important to note that if you intend on gaming on the TV, make sure it is in SDR.
REALME 32-INCH FHDHDR TV: AUDIO PERFORMANCE
The 32-inch FHD realme TV, just like its brother last year, has 4 drivers that produce a total sound output of 24W. The speakers deliver a very good audio experience.
The speaker output is the best thing about this TV, whether you are watching TV for news or watching TV shows that have more conversation than bangs. The TV could be heard at 50 percent volume in a small bedroom.
REALME 32-INCH FHD TV HDR: UI
This one, like the previous realme TV, comes with an Android TV straight out of the box. It is performing at the same level as last year. The UI is generally smooth.
However, there will be times when the assistant takes longer to respond than you expected.
This is usually when you consume content through the built-in Netflix app, then call the assistant using the designated button on your remote control. This TV does not have hands-free controls, unlike the 4K TVs.
REMOTE CONTROL FOR REALME 32-INCH FHDHDR TV
It doesn’t matter if it’s not broken, so don’t fix it. The remote control, which is the same as the one we have seen on other realme TVs, has a teardrop design, a comfortable grip, and is very easy to use. You can also use it to access OTT services like Prime Video and Netflix.
Realme 32-inch FHD HDR TV: BUILD & DESIGN
We don’t expect the TV to be a great design considering its price. Although the TV’s shell is made of plastic, the bezels around the display are not the smallest we have seen.
However, they are thin enough to not hinder the viewing experience. The TV is held in place by the plastic feet. The ports are all on the same side.
We have three HDMI ports, two USB ports, an antenna, and digital audio out. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz).
REALME 32-INCH FHD TV HDR TV: BOTTOM LIST
It’s deja vu, once again. Although the TV’s SDR performance is excellent, the HDR performance is quite poor.
It is similar to the issues we experienced with realme TVs in 2020 that the TV cannot control the picture settings while consuming content through the built-in apps.
The TV’s audio output is excellent and smart capabilities are well-functioning. FHD resolution on 32-inch TVs is uncommon, but it’s worth looking for a 32-inch HD-ready TV with better picture quality.
It is acceptable to compromise resolution in order to achieve better picture quality at 32-inches.
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