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Samsung UE48J5500 vs Samsung UE50JU6800
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Samsung UE48J5500

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and top-rated 48" Full HD TV, good for watching films
95
Reviews
62 Reviews
53
Value for Money
Average
72
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
81
Running Costs
£83 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
48" Full HD No 67.1mm Jul 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 48"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 67.1mm
Release Date Jul 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE50JU6800

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 50" 4K TV, with low running costs
93
Reviews
21 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 63.2mm Dec 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 63.2mm
Release Date Dec 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE48J5500

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and top-rated 48" Full HD TV, good for watching films
95
Reviews
62 Reviews
53
Value for Money
Average
72
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
81
Running Costs
£83 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
48" Full HD No 67.1mm Jul 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 48"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 67.1mm
Release Date Jul 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE50JU6800

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 50" 4K TV, with low running costs
93
Reviews
21 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 63.2mm Dec 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 63.2mm
Release Date Dec 2015
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

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£420.27
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Reasons For

Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
3 Reasons For
Local Dimming
The Samsung UE48J5500 features local dimming, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 does not.

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

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Cheaper to Run by £32 Over Five Years
Over five years the Samsung UE48J5500 is £32 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE50JU6800.
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
The Samsung UE48J5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
2" Larger Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a display diagonal of 50", whereas the Samsung UE48J5500 is only a 48" TV (2" smaller).

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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Thinner
Samsung UE50JU6800 is 63.2mm thick. That's 3.9mm thinner than the Samsung UE48J5500 (67.1mm).

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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Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year
The Samsung UE50JU6800 comes with a one year guarantee from the manufacturer, however the Samsung UE48J5500 has a zero year guarantee.
Slightly Better User Reviews
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has an average user review score of 93% based on 20 reviews, however the Samsung UE48J5500 has an average rating of 91% (based on 118 reviews).

Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
No awards found
1 Award

Average Expert Rating

Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
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 User Rating

The Samsung UE50JU6800 has better user reviews than the Samsung UE48J5500. The average user reviews score for the Samsung UE50JU6800 is 93% based on 20 reviews, where as the average score for the Samsung UE48J5500 is 91% based on 118 reviews.
Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
5 stars
90 reviews
4 stars
18 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
8 reviews
Best
5 stars
16 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Date Released

Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
32 months old 27 months old Best

Manufacturer's Warranty

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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

Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800

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.
Samsung UE48J5500
Samsung
UE48J5500
11 trees 0.41 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UE50JU6800
Samsung
UE50JU6800
15 trees 0.57 tonnes CO2

Review Analysis

Picture Quality

Reviewers of the Samsung UE50JU6800 thought the picture quality was very good, but thought the Samsung UE48J5500 picture quality was only average.
Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
  • Amazing television! Picture quality is stunning…
    Greig - April 2016
  • An excellent picture quality…
    Karen H. - April 2016
  • Really pleased with the picture quality…
    Theresa H - May 2016
  • Ok picture quality…
    Amazon Customer - July 2016
  • The picture quality is quite impressive on them ones…
    BigDan - July 2015
  • The picture quality is very good.
    Sully - December 2015
  • The colours were dazzling…
    CAPTAIN CLEGG - February 2016
  • Picture quality superb and smart hub works well for us…
    MR MT CARTER - November 2015
  • Product Quality

    Reviewers thought both the Samsung UE48J5500 and the Samsung UE50JU6800 product quality was very good.
    Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
  • Amazing television! Picture quality is stunning…
    Greig - April 2016
  • An excellent picture quality…
    Karen H. - April 2016
  • Really pleased with the picture quality…
    Theresa H - May 2016
  • Absolutely amazing quality…
    Martyn S. - April 2016
  • The sound quality is not good…
    Avid golfer - February 2016
  • Ok picture quality…
    Amazon Customer - July 2016
  • Excellent television great picture good quality great value…
    Amazon Customer - December 2015
  • Good quality picture and sound…
  • The picture quality is quite impressive on them ones…
    BigDan - July 2015
  • The picture quality is very good.
    Sully - December 2015
  • Picture quality superb and smart hub works well for us…
    MR MT CARTER - November 2015
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Display Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Display Diagonal 48" 50"
    BEST
    HD Type
    4K
     4K
    4K
     4K
    High Frequency Rate
    Display Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    Motion Interpolation Frequency 140Hz
    BEST
    Display Brightness 400 Cd/m²
    BEST
    Supported Video Mode
    1080p 2160p
     1080p
     2160p
    1080p 2160p
     1080p
     2160p
    PQI (Picture Quality Index)
    Display Technology
    LED
     LED
    LED
     LED
    Display Diagonal (metric) 121cm 125cm
    BEST
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
    3840 x 2160
     1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
     1920 x 1080
     3840 x 2160
    1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
    3840 x 2160
     1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
     1920 x 1080
     3840 x 2160
     
     
     
    Audio Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
    Loudspeaker 2 2
    Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
    Speaker 2 2
     
     
     
    Smart TV Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Video App
    Netflix
     Netflix
    Netflix
     Netflix
    Lifestyle Apps
    Skype
     Skype
    Skype
     Skype
     
     
     
    Other Features Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Power Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Energy Efficiency Class
    A+
     A+
    A+
     A+
    Power Consumption (typical) 66W
    BEST
    93W
    Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.3W
    Power Consumption (PowerSave) 127W Unknown - Click to provide data
    Annual Energy Consumption 92kWh 129kWh
    BEST
    Maximum Power Consumption 127W
    BEST
    226W
     
     
     
    TV Tuner Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Tuner Type
    Analog
     Analog
    Analog
     Analog
    Tuner 1tuner(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Performance Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Video Formats Supported
    H.265
     H.265
    H.265
     H.265
    Processor Cores 4 4
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
    Cables Included
    AC
     AC
    AC
     AC
     
     
     
    Networking Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Wi-Fi Standards
    802.11ac 802.11a
    802.11n 802.11g
    802.11b
     802.11ac
     802.11a
     802.11n
     802.11g
     802.11b
    802.11ac 802.11a
    802.11n 802.11g
    802.11b
     802.11ac
     802.11a
     802.11n
     802.11g
     802.11b
     
     
     
    Management Features Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Smart Modes
    Natural Game
    Movie Sports
    Cinema
     Natural
     Game
     Movie
     Sports
     Cinema
    Natural Game
    Movie Sports
    Cinema
     Natural
     Game
     Movie
     Sports
     Cinema
    Number of OSD Languages 27 27
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Thickness 67.1mm 63.2mm
    BEST
    Weight 11.3kg
    BEST
    13.4kg
    Weight With Stand 12.3kg
    BEST
    14.5kg
    Depth (with Stand) 310.5mm 310.5mm
    Height (with Stand) 681.3mm 706.4mm
    Width (with Stand) 681.3mm 1,128.9mm
    BEST
    Height 624.4mm 654.4mm
    Width 1,076.1mm 1,128.9mm
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Headphone Outputs 1 1
    Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
    RF Port 1 2
    BEST
    SCART Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
    Composite Video in 1 1
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
    USB 2.0 Port 2 3
    BEST
    HDMI Port 3 4
    BEST
    Audio (L,R) Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
     
     
     
    Technical Details Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    RF Input 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Packaging Data Samsung UE48J5500 Samsung UE50JU6800
    Package Weight 15.3kg
    BEST
    18.9kg
    Package Height 748mm 748mm
    Package Width 1,313mm
    BEST
    1,362mm

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