Samsung UE55KU6000 vs Sony KD-55SD8505
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Samsung UE55KU6000vsSony KD-55SD8505

Samsung UE55KU6000

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and top-rated 55" 4K television, good for playing games
88
Reviews
714 Reviews
88
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
17 Months Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 63.2mm Sep 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 63.2mm
Release Date Sep 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55SD8505

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD-55SD8505

£899.89
£49.11
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 55" 4K television, good for playing games
66
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 84mm Feb 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 84mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE55KU6000

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and top-rated 55" 4K television, good for playing games
88
Reviews
714 Reviews
88
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
17 Months Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 63.2mm Sep 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 63.2mm
Release Date Sep 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55SD8505

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD-55SD8505

£899.89
£49.11
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 55" 4K television, good for playing games
66
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 84mm Feb 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 84mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
John Lewis
Samsung UE55KU6000 HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55 with Freeview HD&PurColour
£149.75
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Valutech
Samsung UE55KU6000 55 -inch 4K Ultra UHD Smart TV - Black (Brand new, unopened) - on
£589.97
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RGB Direct
£599.00
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Crampton and Moore
Samsung UE55KU6000 55inch UHD HDR Pro Smart TV
Out of stock
£629.00
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Reliant Direct
£669.00
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Beyond Television
Samsung UE55KU6000 55 6 Series Flat UHD Smart TV
Out of stock
£669.00
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Amazon UK
Samsung UE55KU6000 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV - Black
£699.00
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CompAdvance
£769.99
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Box
£1,299.00
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Costco UK
£899.89
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TPS
£949.00
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Electrical Experience
Sony KD55SD8505 Curved 4K Television with Free 5 Year Warranty
£984.00
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Crampton and Moore
Sony KD-55SD8505 55"4K Curved HDR LED Television
£1,099.00
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Reasons For

Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
6 Reasons For
33% Thinner
Samsung UE55KU6000 is 63.2mm thick. That's 20.8mm thinner than the Sony KD-55SD8505 (84mm).

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 £750
The Samsung UE55KU6000 costs £750.14 less than the Sony KD-55SD8505.
More 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.
1% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Samsung UE55KU6000 is £2 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-55SD8505.
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Considerably Better User Reviews
Based on 267 user reviews, the Samsung UE55KU6000 has an average review score of 95%, however the Sony KD-55SD8505 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
2 Reasons For
88% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 880Hz faster than the Samsung UE55KU6000 (120Hz).

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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Bluetooth
The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports Bluetooth, but the Samsung UE55KU6000 does not support Bluetooth.

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

The Samsung UE55KU6000 has better user reviews than the Sony KD-55SD8505. The average user reviews score for the Samsung UE55KU6000 is 95% based on 267 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony KD-55SD8505 is 80% based on 1 review.
Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Best
5 stars
218 reviews
4 stars
38 reviews
3 stars
6 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
3 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

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 UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Samsung

91

91

Based on 116,049 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
17 months old Best 24 months old

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

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 UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505

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 UE55KU6000
Samsung
UE55KU6000
17 trees 0.68 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD-55SD8505
Sony
KD-55SD8505
18 trees 0.69 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
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 120Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 170°
Supported Video Mode
2160p 1080p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
2160p 1080p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) 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
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 138cm
BEST
138.8cm
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 Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
Samsung Smart Vi Google Apps
Twitter Google
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart Vi
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Google
Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
Samsung Smart Vi Google Apps
Twitter Google
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart Vi
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Google
 
 
 
Other Features Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
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
Package Weight 22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type 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 UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 77%
 
 
 
Power Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 111W
BEST
112W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Power Consumption (average) 111W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 154kWh
BEST
155kWh
Maximum Power Consumption 195W 175W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Network Streaming Service
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 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 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Twitter Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
 
 
 
Packaging Content Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Remote Control Type
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Smart Modes
Cinema Game
Custom Graphics
Vivid Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Cinema Game
Custom Graphics
Vivid Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages 27 30
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Thickness 63.2mm
BEST
84mm
Weight 15kg
BEST
21.4kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 16kg
BEST
24.7kg
Depth (with Stand) 310.5mm 262mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 787.5mm 772mm
Width (with Stand) 1,242.6mm 1,238mm
BEST
Height 718.4mm 718mm
Width 1,242.6mm 1,238mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2
BEST
1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 3
BEST
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out 1 1
Composite Video Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
RF Input 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-55SD8505
Package Weight 22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 819mm
BEST
873mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 211mm
Package Width 1,458mm
BEST
1,561mm

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