LG 55UG870 vs Samsung UE55JS8500

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LG 55UG870
Samsung UE55JS8500

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Reasons For

5 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.

£622 cheaper
The LG 55UG870 costs £622 less than the Samsung UE55JS8500.
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).
7 Reasons For
Vastly faster high frequency rate Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a high frequency 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 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55UG870 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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 quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the LG 55UG870 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

6 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

8 Reasons Against
1,700Hz slower high frequency rate Edit
The LG 55UG870 has a high frequency rate of 200Hz. 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 quantitys Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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 ports quantity Edit
The LG 55UG870 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the LG 55UG870, whereas 8 stores 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.
5 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.

More expensive by £622
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is £622 more expensive than the LG 55UG870.
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

23 months Ago 22 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 £ 477.00
Total cost of ownership £ 613.43
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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
Details

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

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency 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)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
Supported 3D Technologies
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1900
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
2,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
138cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
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 Type
 Analog
 Analog
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 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
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Sound Modes
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technologies
 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 Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 2
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
 WLAN-ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Natural
 Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Natural
 Movie
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 H.265
 DIVX
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 DTS
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 DTS
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
24p Support
 24p support
 24p support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
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
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
84W
BEST
111W
Power Consumption (standby)
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
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 222W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
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 723.7mm
Width
1,241mm 1,239.3mm
Package Height
813mm
BEST
847mm
Package Width
1,360mm
BEST
1,375mm

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Cables 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

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD
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