Samsung UE58J5200 vs Sony KD-55SD8505
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Samsung UE58J5200vsSony KD-55SD8505

Samsung UE58J5200

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but moderately out of date 58" Full HD TV, with good features
77
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£87 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
58" Full HD No 88.7mm Oct 2015 A++
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 58"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 88.7mm
Release Date Oct 2015
Energy Efficiency A++
Sony KD-55SD8505

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Sony KD-55SD8505

£899.89
£49.11
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 55" 4K TV, good for playing games
66
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
77
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 UE58J5200

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but moderately out of date 58" Full HD TV, with good features
77
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£87 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
58" Full HD No 88.7mm Oct 2015 A++
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 58"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 88.7mm
Release Date Oct 2015
Energy Efficiency A++
Sony KD-55SD8505

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Sony KD-55SD8505

£899.89
£49.11
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 55" 4K TV, good for playing games
66
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
77
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

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Reasons For

Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
4 Reasons For
3" Larger Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE58J5200 has a display diagonal of 58", however the Sony KD-55SD8505 is only a 55" TV (3" 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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£52 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Samsung UE58J5200 only costs £87 to run whereas the Sony KD-55SD8505 costs £139 to run (60% more).
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Higher
The Samsung UE58J5200 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", but the Sony KD-55SD8505 has a rating of "A".
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.6%, however Sony has an average rating of 67.5%.
4 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung UE58J5200 does not.

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

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6% Thinner
Sony KD-55SD8505 is 84mm thick. That's 4.7mm thinner than the Samsung UE58J5200 (88.7mm).

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 for Watching Films
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is better for watching films than the Samsung UE58J5200.
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!
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Better for Watching Sport
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is better for watching sport than the Samsung UE58J5200.
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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Reasons Against

Date Released

Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
28 months old 24 months old Best

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.

Wi-Fi

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Best
No
Yes

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 UE58J5200 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 UE58J5200
Samsung
UE58J5200
11 trees 0.43 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD-55SD8505
Sony
KD-55SD8505
18 trees 0.69 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Display Diagonal 58"
BEST
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 170°
Supported Video Mode
1080p 2160p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080p
 2160p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
1080p 2160p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080p
 2160p
 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
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 148cm
BEST
138.8cm
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
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio Samsung UE58J5200 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 UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
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
 
 
 
Other Features Samsung UE58J5200 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
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 UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 77%
 
 
 
Power Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Energy Efficiency Class
A++
 A++
A++
 A++
Power Consumption (typical) 70W 112W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 97kWh 155kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption 158W
BEST
175W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UE58J5200 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
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 UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Remote Control Type
Cables Included
AC CI
IR
 AC
 CI
 IR
AC CI
IR
 AC
 CI
 IR
 
 
 
Management Features Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Smart Modes
Natural Game
Movie Custom
Graphics Vivid
Cinema Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Natural Game
Movie Custom
Graphics Vivid
Cinema Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages 26 30
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Thickness 88.7mm 84mm
BEST
Weight 17.5kg
BEST
21.4kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 19.1kg
BEST
24.7kg
Depth (with Stand) 306.9mm 262mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 836.6mm 772mm
Width (with Stand) 1,308mm 1,238mm
BEST
Height 770mm 718mm
Width 1,308mm 1,238mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 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 2 4
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Remote (IR) Output 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UE58J5200 Sony KD-55SD8505
Package Weight 24.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 860mm
BEST
873mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 211mm
Package Width 1,627mm 1,561mm
BEST

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