Samsung UE40J5500


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Samsung UE40J5500

Samsung UE40J5500
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A very economical to run and award winning 40" Full HD television, with good features but representing only average value for money
40" Full HD No 66.9mm Jul 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Samsung UE40J5500 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Samsung UE40J5500 number 202 in 40 inch TVs and number 279 in Netflix recommended TVs.
5 Reviews + 1 Award
Value for Money
Good Features
2 Years Old
Running Costs
£56 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 72%. This TV has received an "Editor's Choice" award from Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
The UE40J5500 has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of only £56 over 5 years are in the cheapest 19% of all 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Features extended PVR
Powerful quad core processor for faster performance
More vibrant colours for better images
Bringing a full multimedia experience into your living room
Watch movies from your USB
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for watching films, ranking number 541 in TVs for film. It is also good for watching sport, ranking number 544 in TVs for sport.
Watching Films
Very Good
Watching Sport

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Samsung UE40J5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site said that this TV was astoundingly good and gave it their highest award. This was from who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus,, and the average expert rating of this Samsung TV is 72 out of 100.

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Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews

We checked 111,124 expert and owner reviews (including 52,486 verified purchases) for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 53% of televisions, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £529.00 we think it does not represent good value for money overall.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the UE40J5500 will cost only £56 over 5 years to run, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 4,306 televisions.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the UE40J5500 in July 2015.


Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung UE40J5500's display diagonal of 40" is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 36% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the UE40J5500 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Samsung UE40J5500 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The average thickness of all TVs is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm. The thickness of the UE40J5500 of 66.9mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 66% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The UE40J5500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE40J5500 features extended PVR, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The UE40J5500 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE40J5500 supports timeshift. 82% of televisions do not support timeshift.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE40J5500 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 79% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Netflix

The Samsung UE40J5500 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This television supports Netflix, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by televisions.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE40J5500 has a mounting kit, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have a mounting kit.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE40J5500 features local dimming, unlike 76% of televisions which do not feature local dimming.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE40J5500 supports BD Wise, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not support BD Wise.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE40J5500 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 83% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE40J5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Product Identifiers


08806086632058, 08806086635165

Samsung UE40J5500

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