Samsung UE78KS9500 vs Samsung UE88KS9800
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Samsung UE78KS9500

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Samsung UE78KS9500

£3,200.00
£799.00
Our Verdict:
A fairly new and huge 4K television, good for playing games
54
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
16 Months Old
60
Running Costs
£270 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
78" 4K No No Sep 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 78"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Sep 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE88KS9800

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Samsung UE88KS9800

£12,999.00
Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and enormous 4K television, good for watching films
85
Reviews
1 Review
53
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
19 Months Old
59
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
88" 4K No No Jul 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 88"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Jul 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE78KS9500

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Samsung UE78KS9500

£3,200.00
£799.00
Our Verdict:
A fairly new and huge 4K television, good for playing games
54
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
16 Months Old
60
Running Costs
£270 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
78" 4K No No Sep 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 78"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Sep 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE88KS9800

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Samsung UE88KS9800

£12,999.00
Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and enormous 4K television, good for watching films
85
Reviews
1 Review
53
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
19 Months Old
59
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
88" 4K No No Jul 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 88"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Jul 2016
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
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£3,200.00
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£3,999.00
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£5,299.00
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£5,398.00
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£5,398.99
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Reasons For

Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
3 Reasons For
£9,799 Cheaper
The Samsung UE78KS9500 costs £9,799 less than the Samsung UE88KS9800.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
9% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Samsung UE78KS9500 is £27 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE88KS9800 over five years.
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1 Reason For
10" Larger Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE88KS9800 is an 88" TV. That's 10" larger than the Samsung UE78KS9500 (78").

‘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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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Best
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
1 review
No reviews found

Date Released

Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
17 months old Best 19 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

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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800

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 UE78KS9500
Samsung
UE78KS9500
35 trees 1.3 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UE88KS9800
Samsung
UE88KS9800
38 trees 1.5 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Display Diagonal 78" 88"
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 200Hz 200Hz
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Colour Depth
Display Technology
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 198cm 223cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Display Curvature Radius
Screen Curvature 4,200mm 4,200mm
 
 
 
Audio Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Subwoofer RMS Power 30W 30W
RMS Rated Power 70W 70W
Loudspeaker 4 4
Speaker 4 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Lifestyle Apps
Google Apps Samsung Billing
Google
 Google Apps
 Samsung Billing
 Google
Google Apps Samsung Billing
Google
 Google Apps
 Samsung Billing
 Google
 
 
 
Other Features Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Package Weight 62.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type
 
 
 
Power Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 221W
BEST
280W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.3W
Annual Energy Consumption 307kWh
BEST
338kWh
Maximum Power Consumption 470W
BEST
575W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Tuner 2tuner(s) 2tuner(s)
Channels Quantity (DVB-T) 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Video Formats Supported
H.265
 H.265
H.265
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
AIFF APE
FLAC MIDI
MP3 MP4
M4A OGG
WAV WMA
MPA MID
ALAC AAC++
 AIFF
 APE
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 MP4
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 MPA
 MID
 ALAC
 AAC++
AIFF APE
FLAC MIDI
MP3 MP4
M4A OGG
WAV WMA
MPA MID
ALAC AAC++
 AIFF
 APE
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 MP4
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 MPA
 MID
 ALAC
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG PNG
BMP MPO
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
 MPO
JPG PNG
BMP MPO
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
 MPO
Processor Cores 4 4
 
 
 
Packaging Content Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Remote Control Type
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
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 Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Number of OSD Languages 27 27
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Weight 43.1kg
BEST
59kg
Weight With Stand 46.8kg
BEST
64.8kg
Depth (with Stand) 386.3mm
BEST
435.8mm
Height (with Stand) 1,086.6mm 1,217.3mm
Width (with Stand) 1,741.6mm
BEST
1,963.1mm
Height 1,004mm 1,134.7mm
Width 1,741.6mm 1,963.1mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 3 3
RS-232 Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 3 3
HDMI Port 4 4
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Technical Details Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
RF Input 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Technology Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UE78KS9500 Samsung UE88KS9800
Package Weight 62.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 1,189mm
BEST
1,328mm
Package Depth 480mm
BEST
511mm
Package Width 1,901mm
BEST
2,113mm

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