LG 55UG870 vs Samsung UE55JS8500
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LG 55UG870vsSamsung UE55JS8500

LG 55UG870

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

LG 55UG870

£1,399.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 55" 4K television, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
73
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 98mm Mar 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 98mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE55JS8500

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Samsung UE55JS8500

£1,099.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and staggeringly thin thickness 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
94
Reviews
149 Reviews + 5 Awards
61
Value for Money
Good
88
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 30mm Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 30mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A
LG 55UG870

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

LG 55UG870

£1,399.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 55" 4K television, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
73
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 98mm Mar 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 98mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE55JS8500

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Samsung UE55JS8500

£1,099.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and staggeringly thin thickness 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
94
Reviews
149 Reviews + 5 Awards
61
Value for Money
Good
88
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 30mm Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 30mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
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Televisions LG 55UG870V Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 55" Curved LED TV
£1,399.00
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1 Price from 1 Store | £1,399.00
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Televisions Samsung UE55JS8500 Curved 4K SUHD 3D Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD/freesat HD and Built-in Wi-Fi
£1,099.00
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Reasons For

LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
4 Reasons For
8% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The LG 55UG870 is £9 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE55JS8500 over five years.
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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 average review score of the LG 55UG870 is 100%, however the average rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is 94% (based on 40 reviews).
Better for Watching Sport
The LG 55UG870 is better for watching sport than the Samsung UE55JS8500.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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5 Reasons For
Vastly Faster High Frequency Rate
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).

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However 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.

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

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.

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Three Times Thinner
Samsung UE55JS8500 is 30mm thick. That's 68mm thinner than the LG 55UG870 (98mm).

The thickness of a 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.

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Cheaper by £300
The Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £300 less than the LG 55UG870.
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, whereas LG has an average rating of 86.2%.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
No awards found
5 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended Expert Reviews: Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended reviewed.com: Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The LG 55UG870 has better user reviews than the Samsung UE55JS8500. The average user reviews score for the LG 55UG870 is 100% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Samsung UE55JS8500 is 94% based on 40 reviews.
LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
36 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
3 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than LG. The average brand rating for Samsung is 90.66% based on 116,049 reviews, where as the average brand rating for LG is 86.22% based on 31,780 reviews.
LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
LG

86

86

Based on 31,780 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 116,049 reviews

Date Released

LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
35 months old 34 months old Best

What are They Best Used For

Watching Films

When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!

Compare the best TVs for film.

Watching Sport

When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.

Compare the best TVs for sport.

Playing Games

When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.

Compare the best TVs for gaming.

Key Features

High Frequency Rate

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However 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.

Thickness

The thickness of a 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

Energy Efficiency Class

LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
LG 55UG870
LG
55UG870
14 trees 0.55 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UE55JS8500
Samsung
UE55JS8500
15 trees 0.59 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Display Diagonal 55" 55"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 200Hz
BEST
1,900Hz
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 1,900Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
PMI (Picture Mastering Index) 2,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 139cm
BEST
138cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 
 
 
Audio LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Subwoofer RMS Power Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
RMS Rated Power 20W 40W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
News Music
Movie Sports
Game
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
News Music
Movie Sports
Game
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Peak Luminance Ratio 65% Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 84W 73W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.3W
Annual Energy Consumption 123kWh
BEST
135kWh
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 215W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)
 
 
 
Performance LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Video Formats Supported
DIVX H.265
 DIVX
 H.265
DIVX H.265
 DIVX
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC RA-Lossless
EAC3 AAC HE
HE-A AAC++
DTS
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC RA-Lossless
EAC3 AAC HE
HE-A AAC++
DTS
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
Image Formats Supported
JPG MPO
JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
JPG MPO
JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Processor Cores Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext 2,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
3D Glasses Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Cables Included
AC CI
IR
 AC
 CI
 IR
AC CI
IR
 AC
 CI
 IR
 
 
 
Networking LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11ac 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
802.11ac 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 
 
 
Management Features LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Smart Modes
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Natural Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Natural
 Movie
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Natural Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Natural
 Movie
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 27
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Thickness 98mm 30mm
BEST
Weight 21.7kg 19kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 24.2kg 21.3kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 236mm 231mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 773mm 776.2mm
Width (with Stand) 1,241mm 1,239.3mm
BEST
Height 723mm 723.7mm
Width 1,241mm 1,239.3mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2 4
BEST
SCART Port 1 1
RS-232 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
Remote (IR) Output Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 55UG870 Samsung UE55JS8500
Package Weight 29.7kg 20.9kg
BEST
Package Height 813mm 723.7mm
BEST
Package Width 1,360mm 1,239.3mm
BEST

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