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LG 49UB850

£826.79
49" 4K Ultra HD Flat Feb 2014
B
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £198.92 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Accurate colours
Good value for money
288 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that this television was good. This TV received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se and it received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, digitalt.tv, lydogbillede.dk and ljudochbild.se this television has an overall expert rating of 77%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 713 user reviews this TV has an overall user rating of 90 out of 100. 197 reviewers gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 8,960 expert and owner reviews (including 1,780 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 92% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good 3D Full HD Picture Quality

Eighty-five owners who bought the product agreed that it was good quality. Digital Versus wrote “Good 3D Full HD picture quality”. Argos.co.uk mentioned in their review of the LG 49UB850 “Great Sound Quality”. Two years ago Nick mentioned in his review of this TV “Picture and sound quality is excellent”.

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Fifty-two people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Nickie mentioned on Argos.co.uk “The best tv I ever have! Easy to use and excellent quality” in her review of this TV. Peter rated it 8 stars and he said in his review of this TV on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Great picture! The web os system is very easy to use”. Petzoid said in their LG 49UB850 review “Good quality, easy to use and great features for the price” .

Thirty customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Miltski said in their review of this TV “It appears the lower price comes with less features (no 3D) however with this in mind this TV has excellent features, is easy to set up”. Phil rated it 6 stars and he mentioned “The installation bird was a great help when setting up the TV especially for us techophobs”. Old Boy wrote on Argos.co.uk “Very easy to set up and user friendly”.

Fifteen customers considered that it was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus wrote “Matryca IPS zapewnia bardzo dobre odwzorowanie kolorw, oraz wietne kty widzenia, innowacyjny interfejs Smart oraz menu dziki zastosowaniu systemu webOS, bogate moliwoci kalibracyjne, adne wykoczenie o” in their review of this TV yet they only rated this TV 17.6 out of 100. Argos.co.uk wrote “Settings are easy to accomplish” in their review of this TV. Mildcheese wrote in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk two years ago “You have to change the factory settings to get the best from the TV”.

Six customers who reviewed it thought it had a good interface. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this TV “Comprehensive WebOS interface”. Kurtwill wrote in their review of this TV “User friendly interface, picture is amazing really happy I purchased this tv”. Steve D wrote “In all, this plus the inability of LG's own home cinema to interface properly with seemingly anything else loses points for me” in his review of this TV and rated it 7 stars.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Tindo mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Excellent choice and was easy to assemble & install”. Buggkevin wrote in their review of the LG 49UB850 on Argos.co.uk two years ago “The stand is easy to put together and would look good on the wall” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Grantos210 wrote in their LG 49UB850 review “Oh one more thing the stand that comes with the TV is good quality and easy to assemble” .

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Strak Design

Thirteen people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good looking. Steve53 gave this TV a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “Nice looking set, I like the small bezel - makes it less obtrusive than some sets” in their LG 49UB850 review. Tojo316 wrote in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Fits in with the stylish look of the tv” and rated it 7 stars. Rowntree wrote in their review of this TV “Good value for money, funtionality and style are great”.

Eight owners who bought this TV reckoned that it was well designed. Two years ago Digital Versus wrote “Zeer mooi design” in their review of this TV but even so they only scored it 17.6 out of 100. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “The 850V's design is pretty appealing” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Magpiechaser mentioned on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Superb design with almost to the edge picture screen” and gave this TV a score of 9 stars.

Four customers who reviewed the product said that it was smooth. Lioyds Tsb mentioned two years ago “The TV come to life everything smooth and sharp in HD” and scored this TV 7 stars. Dannj72 said on Argos.co.uk “The WebOS smart interface is so much better than the old LG Smart TV UI; really slick, really smooth and much more user friendly” in their review of this TV. Dannj72 also said “The motion is smooth and cannot stress enough how clear the picture is” in their review.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a thin frame. Joey wrote on Argos.co.uk three years ago “The thin frame is very slick and classy” in his review of this TV. Two years ago Dookie66 said on Argos.co.uk “It has a very thin frame around the screen, appart from it being a 4K television”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was ergonomic. Ribbonmicsrus said on Argos.co.uk “In fact I generally use the remote control from my 4 year old standard LG set as this is ergonomically well laid out” in their review of this TV.

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Well Made

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the LG 49UB850 was well made. Two years ago Argos.co.uk said in their review of this TV “Colors are solid”. Timjim125 gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote “Bought this TV a few days ago and on first impressions.I love it, Picture is extremely clear and in built apps of Netflix”. Two years ago Stuart2377 said “After viewing a number of HD & 4K TVs I am so so impressed with TV LG have built for such a reasonable price” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.

One customer who bought it said that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Argos.co.uk mentioned “Sturdy stand” but in spite of that they gave this TV a rating of 15.2 out of 100.

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Features

Good Remote Control

Thirty-two customers who purchased it thought it had a good remote control. Orion wrote on Argos.co.uk “The magic remote is great point it at the screen”. Lewis rated it 7 stars and he said in his review of this TV “I originally purchased it and found it quite good for the magic remote”. Two years ago Kalmiany mentioned in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “The magic remote control takes a bit of getting used to”.

Veel Features

Fourty-one customers concluded that this TV had good features. Two years ago Digital Versus said in their review of this TV “Veel features” yet they rated the LG 49UB850 1 stars. Pandy17 mentioned three years ago “The product has great features”. Two years ago Old Boy rated it 7 stars and said on Argos.co.uk “The smart features are easy to use” in their review of this TV.

Good Stand

Nine people thought the LG 49UB850 had a good stand. Orion wrote “Cannot fault the TV it was easy to put the stand together and looks good” in their review of this TV. Three years ago Marjul wrote in their review of this TV “Display stand could be improved” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Victor Meldrew Mk.2 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “We would have preferred a swivelling stand”.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Fourty-one customers mentioned in their reviews that the LG 49UB850 had a good 3D picture quality. Miltski said “Surely a firmware update could enable 3D on this otherwise fantastic TV?” in their review of this TV and rated it 7 stars. Miltski also said “Has 3D as standard, although its nearly double the price for these features” in their review. Paul Mc24 wrote in his LG 49UB850 review two years ago “TV is great! 3D is really exceptional”.

Accurate Colours

Fifty-six customers who purchased the LG 49UB850 considered that it had good picture quality. Morpheus22geo said in their LG 49UB850 review on Argos.co.uk two years ago “The picture quality is great and depth of field”. Pcah4 wrote “The picture quality is far superior” . Orv01 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “There are a lot of settings regarding picture quality which can dramatically alter the picture”.

Eight people agreed that the product had good colour saturation. Two years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Accurate colours” yet they only scored it 1 stars. Miltski wrote in their review of this TV “With a bit more tweaking produces excellent colours and blacks”. Woody1000 gave this TV a rating of 7 stars and wrote two years ago “The picture is SO clear and colours are fabulous” in their review of the LG 49UB850.

One owner who purchased it considered that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Kenokie wrote in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Superb picture, Bluray 3D amazing” and scored it 7 stars.

One person reckoned that the product was good for playing games on. Grantos210 said on Argos.co.uk “This TV shows different shades and is therefore great for gaming!) Magic remote is a bit strange to use” in their review of this TV.

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Good High Def TV

Twenty-six owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Mkl27 said on Argos.co.uk “If you want a Future proof ULTRA HD TV which will last you years with 5 year warrenty this this tv is a MUST Buy”. Matrix wrote on Argos.co.uk “Otherwise, I have been blown away by the quality of the ultra high definition, upscaling, 3D” in their review of the LG 49UB850. Stevo wrote in their review of the LG 49UB850 on Argos.co.uk “3d is fun and the 4k and hd up rating is amazing” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Thirty-seven owners who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Argos.co.uk wrote “Great price - 459”. Argos.co.uk also said “Price was fair, got it just under six-hundred” in their review. Mildcheese wrote in their review of the LG 49UB850 on Argos.co.uk “Great product at a great price”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this TV was expensive. Two years ago Chrisp wrote on Argos.co.uk “The magic remote takes some getting used to ! Still expensive for the 4K option” and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Claus Heinrich mentioned “A friend of mine (who actually is an expert) bought another one from Amazon and he recommended me that one, I thought it is too expensive”.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two owners thought the LG 49UB850 was good in terms of connectivity. Peter said two years ago “The picture quality is fantastic and im loving the connectivity with the internet” . Toju gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Picture quality is super Very good product and connectivity great”.

Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 49UB850 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Good Smart TV

Eight owners said in their reviews that it had good apps. Nickj said on Argos.co.uk “Apps seem to work nicely - I watch the BBC i-Player a lot.” in their LG 49UB850 review and rated this TV 5 stars. Snap23 rated this TV 8 stars and wrote “Very easy to use & set up, good apps and features”. Scottuk wrote “The LG store seems to have plenty of decent apps”.

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that it had great smart functions. Packard said in their review of this TV two years ago “Have found basic smart functions easy to operate” . Marjul mentioned in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Smart features good with varied amount of apps”. Woody1000 gave this TV a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of the LG 49UB850 “Smart functions are good”.

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for watching on demand TV. Poolie rated it 5 stars and said “Works great with Virgin, Xbox, Netflix etc” in their review of this TV. 19dm81 wrote in their review of the LG 49UB850 on Amazon “Picture quality is excellent, especially Netflix 4k which is the only real source of 4k tv in the UK at the moment (requires the” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Jakki123 wrote on Argos.co.uk “The picture is breathtaking even for live tv and as for Blu-Ray discs and Video streaming, from the likes of Netflix and Amazon” and gave this TV a score of 7 stars.

Three owners who purchased it said that it was good for watching YouTube on. Matchbox mentioned in their review of the LG 49UB850 on Argos.co.uk three years ago “Are all easily at hand especially you-tube and Netflix for me”. Matchbox also said “And looking at 4K videos on you-tube another great feature” in their review. Chambers gave it a rating of 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “The image is fantastic when watching just TV, iPlayer, YouTube or Amazon Instant Video”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Timbo scored it 78.377477981402 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “1, I was very disappointed to find that this TV only has 1 Freeview tuner, so you can only record the channel you're watching” in their review of the LG 49UB850.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner considered that the product was quiet. Shug 45 said in their review of the LG 49UB850 on Argos.co.uk “Same load effects and quiet speach”.

Verbazingwekkend Goede Built-In Speakers

Fourty-four customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good sound quality. Digital Versus said in their review of this TV “Verbazingwekkend goede built-in speakers” but they only rated the LG 49UB850 17.6 out of 100. Morpheus22geo mentioned “The only draw back is sound.” in their review of this TV. Ned scored the product 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of the LG 49UB850 on Argos.co.uk “Great picture good sound”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six people said in their reviews that the product was thin. Magpiechaser said on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Not brilliant due to size/location of speakers in such a slim panel TV” and rated it 7 stars. Woody1000 wrote “Looks stunning with narrow screen edge”. Sonnyjim scored it 9 stars and said “The TV itself has a lovely, thin bezel and smart silver stand” in their review of the LG 49UB850.

Two customers who bought it considered that it was a good size. Two years ago Argos.co.uk mentioned “Nice dimensions” but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 15.2 out of 100. Kiora mentioned “Good size without dominating the room”.

One owner who bought the product reckoned that it was a big size. One owner concluded that it was lightweight. Two years ago Nickj mentioned “Lightweight for mounting”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was thick. Badbond006 wrote two years ago “However the sound is excellent, broad range of frequencies”.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Five people said in their reviews that this TV was great for watching Netflix. Three years ago Cpl Crupted wrote on Argos.co.uk “Now all we need is this TV model to be included in some Ultra HD services like Netflix” in their review of this TV and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One owner who bought it reckoned that it was great for watching films. John said “If you have internet connection, then you can watch a free film when you want to”.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 49UB850 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the 55UF770 (£749.00), or the 55UF950 (£929.00) both from LG or the Samsung UE55JU7000 (£849.00).

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 49UB850 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The LG 49UB850 features 3D glasses included, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Support

Good Support

Eight people who purchased the product thought it had good technical guidance. Steve53 wrote on Argos.co.uk “Could do with a more detailed manual to explain some of them”. Tojo316 mentioned two years ago “Extremely simple to set up and the on screen menus and settings are clear” in their LG 49UB850 review. Stychey said on Amazon “4K video looks stunning Took no time at all to set up and the birds that guide you through are simply adorable”.

One customer who bought the product thought it had good customer support. Ani said in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “My review will be incomplete to say the excellent customer support I got from Argos” and gave this TV a rating of 9 stars.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated B for energy efficiency. The average 5 year running cost of the 49UB850 is £199 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 306 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when LG released the 49UB850.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg f3y021bf2m, lg 49ub850v
Barcodes 08806084717368, 08806084717375, 08806084717382, 08806084717399, 08806084717412, 08806084721853, 08806084796028

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