LG 55UB850
LG 55UB850
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LG 55UB850 Best in Test Best in Test 6 Star Power Saver Award
An award winning 55" 4K TV with not bad features
55" 4K Yes No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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LG 55UB850 Review

34 Reviews + 3 Awards
Good Features
3 Years Old
£180 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 34 reviews. This TV has received three awards including industry awards from plus two other sites. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this LG TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2017.
The 55UB850 has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £180 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Does not feature OLED technology
Does not have an ethernet port

LG 55UB850 In-Depth Analysis


Three Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most highly awarded by TV experts of all the TVs.

Three expert review sites all decided that this LG TV was very good. gave this TV a "Best in Test 6 Star" award, gave it a "Best in Test" award and gave it a "Power Saver Award".

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this TV is 77 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus,, and

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User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this LG television is 88% based on 25 user reviews. 11 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 16,194 user and expert reviews (including 6,891 verified purchases), LG has very good ratings for its TVs. 93% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Display Diagonal

The 55UB850's display diagonal of 55" is relatively standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 75% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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The 55UB850 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. The best resolution of all TVs is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55UB850 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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The LG 55UB850 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The 55UB850's thickness of only 37.8mm is quite thin compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 14% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The 55UB850 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 55UB850 does not have an ethernet port. 64% of TVs do have an ethernet port.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the LG 55UB850 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. The best resolution of all TVs is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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RoHS Compliant

The LG 55UB850 is RoHS compliant, which is unusual. 96% of TVs are not RoHS compliant.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 55UB850 has a 2D-3D converter. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Features Local Dimming

The LG 55UB850 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The LG 55UB850 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in February 2014.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A. The average 5 year running cost of the 55UB850 is £180 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55ub850v
Barcodes 05054230929551, 08806084717306, 08806084717313, 08806084717320, 08806084717337, 08806084717344, 08806084717351, 08806084721860, 08806084796332

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