LG 49UF850 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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LG 49UF850
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The LG 49UF850 has a screen size of 49", but the Samsung UE43J5500 is only a 43" TV (6" 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.

31% thinner Edit
The LG 49UF850 has a thickness of 51.3mm. That's 15.6mm thinner than the Samsung UE43J5500 (66.9mm). 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.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 49UF850 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has a rating of "A+".
Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the LG 49UF850 is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is 84% (based on 104 reviews).
5 Reasons For
A lot lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an annual energy consumption of 71kWh, however the LG 49UF850 is a 96kWh annual energy consumption TV (25kWh 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.

Two times lighter Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 7.8kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 49UF850 is a 16.2kg heavy TV (8.4kg 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.

9 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
22% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE43J5500 only costs £83.55 to run but the LG 49UF850 costs £107.59 to run (29% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the LG 49UF850 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
25kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 49UF850 has an annual energy consumption of 96kWh, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV (25kWh 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.

8.4kg heavier Edit
LG 49UF850 is 16.2kg heavy, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 7.8kg heavy TV (8.4kg 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.

Fewer sellers
The LG 49UF850 is only stocked by 1 store, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is stocked by 10 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Higher running costs over five years by £24.04
Over five years the LG 49UF850 costs £107.59 to run which is £24.04 more to run than the Samsung UE43J5500. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
6" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a screen size of 43", whereas the LG 49UF850 is a 49" TV (6" larger). 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE43J5500 is 66.9mm thick. That's 15.6mm thicker than the LG 49UF850 (66.9mm). 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.

User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Samsung UE43J5500's average user score is 84%, however the LG 49UF850's is 88% (based on 16 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 105.76
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 107.59
Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 402.55
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.53T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49"
BEST
43"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,600Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1600 400
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
1,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
123cm
BEST
109cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 3
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
 WLAN-ready connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

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

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
66W 51W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
96kWh 71kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
51.3mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
16.2kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
21.2kg 10.9kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
17.4kg 8.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
260.6mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
699mm 616.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,095.1mm 962.9mm
BEST
Height
649.5mm 561.3mm
Width
1,095.1mm 962.9mm
Packaging Height
730mm 645mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,200mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
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
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