LG 42LF652 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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LG 42LF652
Samsung UE43J5500

Top Prices

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Standard delivery: £4.19
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Standard delivery: £7.99
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 42LF652 is three, but the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

6% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 42LF652 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 4kWh lower than the Samsung UE43J5500 (71kWh). 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.

23% thinner Edit
The LG 42LF652 has a thickness of 54.5mm, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (12.4mm 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.

£27 cheaper
The LG 42LF652 is £27 cheaper than the Samsung UE43J5500.
Cheaper to run by £8.01
The LG 42LF652 is £8.01 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE43J5500 over five years. Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 42LF652 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+".
User reviews are better
Based on 100 reviews, the LG 42LF652 has an average user review score of 90%, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has an average rating of 84% (based on 104 reviews).
5 Reasons For
3% larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 43" TV. That's 1" larger than the LG 42LF652 (43"). 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.

24% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a weight of 7.8kg. That's 1.8kg lighter than the LG 42LF652 (7.8kg). 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.

Available from 5 shops
The more stores stock this TV, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 30051 by sales volume in our TVs, but the LG 42LF652 ranks No. 30944.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", but the rating of the LG 42LF652 is "A+".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The LG 42LF652 is a 42" TV. That's 1" smaller than the Samsung UE43J5500 (43"). 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.

Heavier Edit
LG 42LF652 is 9.6kg heavy. That's 1.8kg heavier than the Samsung UE43J5500 (7.8kg). 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
Only 5 sellers sells the LG 42LF652, but 10 retailers sell the Samsung UE43J5500. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Worse selling
The LG 42LF652 ranks No. 30944 by sales volume, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 ranks No. 30051.
6 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 42LF652 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 4kWh higher than the LG 42LF652 (71kWh). 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.

12.4mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV, whereas the LG 42LF652 is a 54.5mm thick TV (12.4mm 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.

£27 more expensive
The Samsung UE43J5500 is more expensive than the LG 42LF652 by £27.
More expensive to run over five years by 11%
The running costs of the Samsung UE43J5500 are £83.55 which is £8.01 more than the LG 42LF652 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower user review Score
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an average user rating of 84%, but the LG 42LF652 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 100 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
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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 £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 75.54
Purchase price £ 292.00
Total cost of ownership £ 367.54
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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
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
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
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
900Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
900 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 4:3
 14:9
 4:3
Display Diagonal
107cm 109cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 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
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
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
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 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
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
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
 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
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
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
 Electronic programme guide
 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
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
46W
BEST
51W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
71kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
54.5mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
9.6kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
14kg 10.9kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
12.1kg 8.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
238mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
606mm
BEST
616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
960mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height
567mm 561.3mm
Width
960mm 962.9mm
Packaging Height
660mm 645mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,060mm
BEST
1,200mm

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
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Audio Codecs
AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM, DTS, RA, WMA Unknown - Click to provide data
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