LG 55UG870 vs Samsung UE55JS8500

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LG 55UG870
Samsung UE55JS8500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
26% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 123kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 31kWh lower than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (154kWh). 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.

24% cheaper to run
The LG 55UG870 is £43.27 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE55JS8500 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UG870 is "A+", however the rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is "A".
User reviews are better
Based on 1 user review, the LG 55UG870 has an average review score of 100%, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 has an average rating of 95% (based on 22 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Vastly faster refresh rate Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a refresh rate of 1,900Hz, however the LG 55UG870 is only a 200Hz refresh rate TV (1,700Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the LG 55UG870 (40W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 55UG870 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 Samsung UE55JS8500 has four HDMI ports, however the LG 55UG870 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.

8% thinner Edit
Samsung UE55JS8500 is 91.5mm thick. That's 6.5mm thinner than the LG 55UG870 (91.5mm). 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.

800g lighter Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 20.9kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 55UG870 is a 21.7kg heavy TV (800g 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.

Cheaper by £430
The Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £430.45 less than the LG 55UG870.
8 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
1,700Hz slower refresh rate Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 200Hz refresh rate TV. That's 1,700Hz slower than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (1,900Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UG870 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The LG 55UG870 has three HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 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 thicker Edit
LG 55UG870 is 98mm thick, but the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 91.5mm thick TV (6.5mm 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.

4% heavier Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 21.7kg heavy TV. That's 800g heavier than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (20.9kg). 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.

£430 more expensive
The LG 55UG870 is more expensive than the Samsung UE55JS8500 by £430.45.
Less retailers
Only 2 stores sells the LG 55UG870, whereas 10 sellers sell the Samsung UE55JS8500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One month older
The LG 55UG870 is older than the Samsung UE55JS8500 by one month.
4 Reasons Against
21% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has an annual energy consumption of 154kWh, however the LG 55UG870 is a 123kWh annual energy consumption TV (31kWh 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.

Higher running costs over five years by £43.27
Over five years the Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £179.70 to run which is £43.27 more to run than the LG 55UG870. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is "A", however the rating of the LG 55UG870 is "A+".
User review Rating is Worse
The Samsung UE55JS8500's average user score is 95%, however the LG 55UG870's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

No awards found 4 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 136.43
Purchase price £ 1,529.45
Total cost of ownership £ 1,665.88
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 177.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 179.70
Purchase price £ 1,099.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,278.70
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.89T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 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
Refresh Rate
200Hz 1,900Hz
BEST
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,900Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
2,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
139cm
BEST
138cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED

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
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

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

Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 40W
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 Natural
 Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 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
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 H.265
 DIVX
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)

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
84W
BEST
111W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
123kWh
BEST
154kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 222W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
98mm 91.5mm
BEST
Weight
21.7kg 20.9kg
BEST
Package Weight
29.7kg 27.6kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
24.2kg 23.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
236mm
BEST
308.4mm
Height (with Stand)
773mm
BEST
776.2mm
Width (with Stand)
1,241mm 1,239.3mm
BEST
Height
723mm
BEST
723.7mm
Width
1,241mm 1,239.3mm
BEST
Packaging Height
813mm
BEST
847mm
Packaging Width
1,360mm
BEST
1,375mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD
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