Samsung UE55JS8000 vs Sony KD55XD9305
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Samsung UE55JS8000vsSony KD55XD9305

Samsung UE55JS8000

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and sensationally thin thickness 55" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs and great features
92
Reviews
14 Reviews + 1 Award
88
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 29.9mm Nov 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 29.9mm
Release Date Nov 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD55XD9305

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD55XD9305

£1,249.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 55" 4K TV, with OK running costs but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
88
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
65
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 36mm Feb 2016 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 36mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency B
Samsung UE55JS8000

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and sensationally thin thickness 55" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs and great features
92
Reviews
14 Reviews + 1 Award
88
Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 29.9mm Nov 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 29.9mm
Release Date Nov 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD55XD9305

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD55XD9305

£1,249.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 55" 4K TV, with OK running costs but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
88
Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
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Very Good
55" 4K No 36mm Feb 2016 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 36mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency B

Top Prices

Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
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£1,249.00
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£1,699.99
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Reasons For

Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
6 Reasons For
Higher RMS Rated Power
The Samsung UE55JS8000 has an RMS rated power of 40W, but the Sony KD55XD9305 is only a 30W RMS rated power TV (10W lower).

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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Thinner
Samsung UE55JS8000 is 29.9mm thick, but the Sony KD55XD9305 is a 36mm thick TV (6.1mm 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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PC in (D-Sub) Port
The Samsung UE55JS8000 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, however the Sony KD55XD9305 does not.

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield. Also known as a VGA Port.

A D-sub port is needed to connect your TV to older devices and computers that use a VGA connection - generally those made before 2000.

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18% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Samsung UE55JS8000 only costs £137 to run over five years but the Sony KD55XD9305 costs £166 to run (21% more).
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Better Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JS8000 is "A", however the rating of the Sony KD55XD9305 is "B".
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Best
5 stars
8 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for Samsung is 90.66% based on 116,049 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 69.3% based on 4,982 reviews.
Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Samsung

91

91

Based on 116,049 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
28 months old 24 months old Best

Key Features

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 UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305

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 UE55JS8000
Samsung
UE55JS8000
17 trees 0.68 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD55XD9305
Sony
KD55XD9305
21 trees 0.83 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
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 1,000Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 138cm 139cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
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
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Subwoofer RMS Power 10W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power 40W
BEST
30W
Loudspeaker 4 4
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Speaker 4 4
 
 
 
Smart TV Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Google Apps Google
 Google Apps
 Google
Google Apps Google
 Google Apps
 Google
 
 
 
Other Features Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
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
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Design Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 76%
 
 
 
Power Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 111W
BEST
134W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 154kWh
BEST
186kWh
Maximum Power Consumption 222W 217W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Network Streaming Service
YouTube
 YouTube
YouTube
 YouTube
Video Formats Supported
H.265
 H.265
H.265
 H.265
Processor Cores 4 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
 Twitter
Twitter
 Twitter
 
 
 
Packaging Content Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11ac 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
802.11ac 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 
 
 
Management Features Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Smart Modes
Cinema Game
Sports Music
Custom Graphics
Vivid Standard
Photo Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Music
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Photo
 Animation
Cinema Game
Sports Music
Custom Graphics
Vivid Standard
Photo Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Music
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Photo
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages 27 30
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Thickness 29.9mm
BEST
36mm
Weight 19kg
BEST
22kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 21.3kg
BEST
24.9kg
Depth (with Stand) 232mm
BEST
261mm
Height (with Stand) 776.2mm 769mm
Width (with Stand) 1,239.3mm
BEST
1,239mm
Height 723.7mm 717mm
Width 1,239.3mm 1,239mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 1
SCART Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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 3 3
HDMI Port 4 4
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UE55JS8000 Sony KD55XD9305
Package Weight 26.1kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 810mm
BEST
883mm
Package Width 1,375mm
BEST
1,432mm

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