LG 55UH850 vs Sony KD-55XD8599
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LG 55UH850vsSony KD-55XD8599

LG 55UH850

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 55" 4K TV, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
90
Reviews
16 Reviews + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
73
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 51.5mm Mar 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 51.5mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Sony KD-55XD8599

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony KD-55XD8599

£999.00
Our Verdict:
A highly rated and fully featured 55" 4K TV, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
82
Reviews
2 Reviews
67
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
70
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 44mm Mar 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 44mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
LG 55UH850

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 55" 4K TV, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
90
Reviews
16 Reviews + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
73
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 51.5mm Mar 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 51.5mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Sony KD-55XD8599

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony KD-55XD8599

£999.00
Our Verdict:
A highly rated and fully featured 55" 4K TV, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
82
Reviews
2 Reviews
67
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
70
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 44mm Mar 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 44mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+

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Reasons For

LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
4 Reasons For
3D
The LG 55UH850 is 3D, however the Sony KD-55XD8599 is not 3D.

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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

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50% Higher RMS Rated Power
The LG 55UH850 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Sony KD-55XD8599 (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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£17 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the LG 55UH850 only costs £112 to run whereas the Sony KD-55XD8599 costs £129 to run (15% more).
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Better Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of 86.5%, however Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
3 Reasons For
Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Sony KD-55XD8599 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the LG 55UH850 (200Hz).

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

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Thinner
Sony KD-55XD8599 is 44mm thick, but the LG 55UH850 is a 51.5mm thick TV (7.5mm thicker).

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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Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Sony KD-55XD8599 is 80%, however the average rating of the LG 55UH850 is 79% (based on 22 reviews).

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Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

The Sony KD-55XD8599 has better expert reviews than the LG 55UH850. The average expert reviews score for the Sony KD-55XD8599 is 80% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the LG 55UH850 is 79% based on 22 reviews.
LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
11 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

LG has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for LG is 86.48% based on 33,050 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 69.3% based on 4,982 reviews.
LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
LG

86

86

Based on 33,050 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
23 months old 23 months old

Key Features

3D

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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

LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Best
Yes
No

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 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599

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 55UH850
LG
55UH850
14 trees 0.56 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD-55XD8599
Sony
KD-55XD8599
16 trees 0.64 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Display Diagonal 55" 55"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 1,000Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
PMI (Picture Mastering Index) 2,700 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Refresh Rate Supported
60 Hz 50 Hz
30 Hz 25 Hz
24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
60 Hz 50 Hz
30 Hz 25 Hz
24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 139cm 139cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Subwoofer RMS Power 20W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power 40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System
Sound Modes
Music Movie
Sports Game
Standard Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Custom
Music Movie
Sports Game
Standard Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Custom
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Google Apps Twitter
Google
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Google
Google Apps Twitter
Google
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Google
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Sound Enhancement Technology Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Peak Luminance Ratio 65% 74%
 
 
 
Power LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 85W 103W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 124kWh
BEST
143kWh
Maximum Power Consumption 85W 157W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
Not supported
 Not supported
Not supported
 Not supported
Channels Quantity (DVB-T) 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Channels Quantity (DVB-S2) 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Channels Quantity (DVB-C) 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Performance LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Network Streaming Service
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Video Formats Supported
H.265
 H.265
H.265
 H.265
Processor Cores 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext 2,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
YouTube Google Play
Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
YouTube Google Play
Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
Social Network Service
Twitter Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Twitter Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
3D Glasses Quantity 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11ac 802.11a
IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
802.11ac 802.11a
IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
 
 
 
Management Features LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Smart Modes
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Custom Graphics
Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
 Graphics
 Animation
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Custom Graphics
Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
 Graphics
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 29
Programming Period 8 Day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Thickness 51.5mm 44mm
BEST
Weight 19.2kg 15.1kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 21.2kg 18.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 238.4mm
BEST
263mm
Height (with Stand) 775mm 770mm
Width (with Stand) 1,240mm 1,231mm
BEST
Height 721mm 717mm
Width 1,240mm 1,231mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2
BEST
1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 3
BEST
HDMI Version
2.0a
 2.0a
2.0a
 2.0a
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port 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
 
 
 
Technical Details LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
RF Input 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 55UH850 Sony KD-55XD8599
Package Weight 26.1kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 860mm 825mm
BEST
Package Width 1,360mm
BEST
1,552mm

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