LG 55UF695 vs Sony KD-55S8505

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LG 55UF695
Sony KD-55S8505

Top Prices

Ebuyer Business
Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock (19 available)
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £7.00
In stock
PC World Business
Out of stock
Hughes
FREE Standard delivery
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £7.99
RGB Direct
Delivery unknown

Reasons For

8 Reasons For
13% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF695 is a 140kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 17kWh lower than the Sony KD-55S8505 (157kWh). 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.

Hugely thinner Edit
LG 55UF695 is 37.8mm thick, but the Sony KD-55S8505 is a 99mm thick TV (61.2mm 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.

2.4kg lighter Edit
The LG 55UF695 is a 20.5kg heavy TV. That's 2.4kg lighter than the Sony KD-55S8505 (22.9kg). 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.

£110 cheaper
The LG 55UF695 costs £110 less than the Sony KD-55S8505.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
15% cheaper to run
The LG 55UF695 is £27.24 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-55S8505 over five years. Read more
More popular
The LG 55UF695 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 70754 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Sony KD-55S8505 ranks No. 329797.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF695 is "A", however the rating of the Sony KD-55S8505 is "A".
4 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a 3D compatible TV, but the LG 55UF695 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 55UF695 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55S8505 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 55UF695 is "A".
User reviews are a little better
The Sony KD-55S8505 has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the LG 55UF695 has an average rating of 98% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The LG 55UF695 is not 3D compatible, however the Sony KD-55S8505 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

One less HDMI port Edit
The LG 55UF695 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KD-55S8505 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.

A little Lower user review Score
The LG 55UF695's average user rating is 98%, however the Sony KD-55S8505's is 100% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons Against
17kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a 157kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 17kWh higher than the LG 55UF695 (157kWh). 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.

61.2mm thicker Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 has a thickness of 99mm, however the LG 55UF695 is a 37.8mm thick TV (61.2mm thinner). 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 KD-55S8505 is 22.9kg heavy. That's 2.4kg heavier than the LG 55UF695 (22.9kg). 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.

£110 more expensive
The Sony KD-55S8505 is more expensive than the LG 55UF695 by £110.
Fewer sellers
Only 7 stores sells the Sony KD-55S8505, but 9 retailers sell the LG 55UF695. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One month older
The Sony KD-55S8505 is older than the LG 55UF695 by one month.
More expensive to run over five years by 17%
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-55S8505 are £182.90 which is £27.24 more than the LG 55UF695. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Sony KD-55S8505 ranks No. 329797 by sales volume, whereas the LG 55UF695 ranks No. 70754.

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 153.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 155.66
Purchase price £ 699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 854.66
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 181.07
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 182.90
Purchase price £ 809.00
Total cost of ownership £ 991.90
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.77T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
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
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
1,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
139cm 140cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Operating System Version
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

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
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTX
 Dolby Digital
 DTX
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
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
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
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 LAT

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
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
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Clock Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clock function
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% 73%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
96W
BEST
113W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
140kWh
BEST
157kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 227W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
37.8mm
BEST
99mm
Weight
20.5kg
BEST
22.9kg
Package Weight
26.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
21kg
BEST
25.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
248mm
BEST
274mm
Height (with Stand)
766mm
BEST
767mm
Width (with Stand)
1,233mm
BEST
1,234mm
Height
727mm 719mm
BEST
Width
1,233mm
BEST
1,234mm
Packaging Height
810mm
BEST
869mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 218mm
Packaging Width
1,330mm
BEST
1,351mm

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
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX100D
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
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