LG 55UF850 vs Sony KD-55X8508

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LG 55UF850
Sony KD-55X8508

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF850 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, however the Sony KD-55X8508 is a 160kWh annual energy consumption TV (43kWh higher). 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
LG 55UF850 is 50.8mm thick. That's 9.2mm thinner than the Sony KD-55X8508 (60mm). 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.

31% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 55UF850 only costs £130.02 to run but the Sony KD-55X8508 costs £187.31 to run (44% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The LG 55UF850 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Sony KD-55X8508 has a rating of "A".
Better expert reviews
Based on 17 expert reviews, the average review score of the LG 55UF850 is 76%, however the average rating of the Sony KD-55X8508 is 67% (based on 2 reviews).
3 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KD-55X8508 is three, but the LG 55UF850 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KD-55X8508 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 55UF850 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

500g lighter Edit
Sony KD-55X8508 is 19.9kg heavy, but the LG 55UF850 is a 20.4kg heavy TV (500g heavier). 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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 55UF850 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KD-55X8508 only has three 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.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 55UF850 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KD-55X8508 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Marginally heavier Edit
The LG 55UF850 is a 20.4kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KD-55X8508 is a 19.9kg heavy TV (500g 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.

6 Reasons Against
43kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55X8508 has an annual energy consumption of 160kWh, whereas the LG 55UF850 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (43kWh 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.

16% thicker Edit
The Sony KD-55X8508 has a thickness of 60mm. That's 9.2mm thicker than the LG 55UF850 (60mm). 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.

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Higher running costs over five years by £57.29
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-55X8508 are £187.31 which is £57.29 more than the LG 55UF850. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55X8508 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 55UF850 is "A+".
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony KD-55X8508 is only 67%, whereas the average expert rating of the LG 55UF850 is 76% (based on 17 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
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Expert Reviews: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

21 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 128.19
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 130.02
Purchase price £ 470.00
Total cost of ownership £ 600.02
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 184.27
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 187.31

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.65T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.93T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 139.7cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB-C2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB-C2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Video App
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
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
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Personal
 Vivid
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
 Personal
 Vivid
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Saving Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen saving function
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
80W
BEST
115W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
160kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 229W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
50.8mm
BEST
60mm
Weight
20.4kg 19.9kg
BEST
Package Weight
25.9kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 21kg
Depth (with Stand)
260.6mm 222mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
782mm 759mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,234mm
BEST
1,236mm
Height
727mm 722mm
BEST
Width
1,234mm
BEST
1,236mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 838mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,330mm

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
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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