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78

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Samsung UE48JS8500

£999.00
(52 reviews)
Samsung UE48JS8500
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Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 4K 48" TV, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
4K 48" No 92.8mm Jul 2015 A
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Samsung UE48JS8500 Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Samsung UE48JS8500 number 42 in 3D TVs, number 141 in best selling TVs and number 356 across all TVs.
93
Reviews
52 Reviews + 5 Awards
55
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
77
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 52 reviews. This TV has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" from Reviewed.com. Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung televisions are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
The UE48JS8500 has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £110 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 6,410 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report excellent product quality, superior image quality and that it is easy to use.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Surround your senses and be part of the action
Lifelike viewing with automatic depth enhancement
The leading smart TV platform now faster with further UHD streaming, catch-up and games services
UHD upscaling enhances the quality of all of your viewing
Your TV and mobile devices in perfect sync
A more detailed picture made for UHD resolution

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 139 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching sport, ranking number 322 in TVs for sport as well being very good for watching films.
73
Watching Films
Very Good
73
Watching Sport
Very Good
74
Playing Games
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £642.25 on Amazon UK 20 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 70% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
93
Reviews
52 Reviews + 5 Awards
55
Value for Money
Average
73
Features for Films
Very Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
77
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
76
Overall Score for Films
Very Good
Local Dimming
Yes
High Dynamic Range Ima...
Yes
OLED / QLED Technology
No
90
HD Type
4K
64
Display Diagonal
48"
73
Features for Films
Very Good
93
Reviews
52 Reviews + 5 Awards
55
Value for Money
Average
73
Features for Sport
Very Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
77
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
76
Overall Score for Sport
Very Good
64
Display Diagonal
48"
92
Display Resolution
3840 X 2160 Pixels
91
Motion Interpolation...
850Hz
73
Features for Sport
Very Good
93
Reviews
52 Reviews + 5 Awards
55
Value for Money
Average
74
Features for Gaming
Very Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
77
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
76
Overall Score for Gaming
Very Good
91
Motion Interpolation...
850Hz
64
Display Diagonal
48"
74
Features for Gaming
Very Good

Samsung UE48JS8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five industry awards

This television is one of the most highly awarded of all the televisions.

The editors of review websites Avforums.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews all concluded that they would endorse this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An additional two expert review sites liked this Samsung TV. This television received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Reviewed.com who said it was terrific and it received an Hdtvtest.co.uk "Highly Recommended" award.

Good expert reviews

Based on 13 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this television is 84%.

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Excellent owner reviews

This TV has an average owner rating of 90% based on 34 owner reviews. 28 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Excellent brand

Based on 98,917 expert and user reviews (including 56,507 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users report good product quality

Five customers thought the Samsung UE48JS8500 was good quality.

Customers report excellent image quality

Three customers thought it had good picture quality.

Customers report that it is easy to use

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

  • There are a load of settings and the picture can be tweaked a lot…
    Adrian - May 2016
  • It sits on a sturdy stand which was fairly easy to assemble despite the screw fittings being slightly misaligned…
  • It also has a touch sensitive button that gives mouse control which makes navigating menus lots faster…
    GLH81 (Johnlewis.com) - December 2015
  • The picture and ease of use is fantastic with good enough sound not to need additional speakers…
  • Really easy to set up…

Users report a good remote control

Two people considered that it had a good remote control.

Customers report good audio quality

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality.

Features

Larger than average display diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 7" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 43". The display diagonal of the UE48JS8500 of 48" is in the largest 35% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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4K

The UE48JS8500 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Across all TVs the worst resolution is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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 / QLED technology

Like most other televisions, the UE48JS8500 does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 99% of televisions do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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3D

The UE48JS8500 is 3D, which is unusual. 80% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very thick

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 2.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 59mm. The thickness of the Samsung UE48JS8500 of 92.8mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 95% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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The Samsung UE48JS8500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 53% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports timeshift

The Samsung UE48JS8500 supports timeshift, unlike 81% of TVs which do not support timeshift.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE48JS8500 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE48JS8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 76% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Energy Star certified

The UE48JS8500 is Energy Star certified. 83% of TVs are not Energy Star certified.

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Features local dimming

The Samsung UE48JS8500 features local dimming, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Only 3840 x 2160 pixels display resolution

The Samsung UE48JS8500 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The resolution of all televisions ranges from 4K UHD (2160p) pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has a 2D-3D converter

The Samsung UE48JS8500 has a 2D-3D converter. 85% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a mounting kit

The Samsung UE48JS8500 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 89% of televisions do not have a mounting kit.

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Has a built-in subwoofer

The UE48JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Faster than average motion interpolation frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 330Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The UE48JS8500's motion interpolation frequency of 850Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 9% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Features extended PVR

The UE48JS8500 features extended PVR, unlike 84% of TVs which do not feature extended PVR.

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Supports 24p

The UE48JS8500 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports screen mirroring

The Samsung UE48JS8500 supports screen mirroring, unlike 89% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE48JS8500 supports BD Wise. 89% of TVs do not support BD Wise.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE48JS8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Features voice control

The UE48JS8500 features voice control, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Does not have a built-in camera

The Samsung UE48JS8500 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that 97% of televisions also do not have a built-in camera.

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Features motion control

The Samsung UE48JS8500 features motion control, unlike 95% of TVs which do not feature motion control.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE48JS8500 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 89% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Age

Released over three years ago

This TV has been on the market since July 2015.

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Running Costs

Running costs are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A. The average 5 year running cost of the UE48JS8500 is £110 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 6,410 TVs.

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Popularity

Lots of positive reviews

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Value for Money

Price has gone up by £357 (36%)

There was a cheaper price of £642.25 on Amazon UK 20 days ago.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom than overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Samsung UE48JS8500 and the United Kingdom price of £999.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,244.10 (£2,986.67).

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Local Dimming

features local dimming

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

OLED / QLED Technology

does not feature OLED / QLED technology

HD Type

4K

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

Typical Contrast Ratio

typical contrast ratio

Video Apps

video app

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

Display Resolution

only 3840 x 2160 pixels display resolution

Motion Interpolation Frequency

faster than average motion interpolation frequency

Display Brightness

display brightness

Motion Interpolation Frequency

faster than average motion interpolation frequency

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

High Frequency Rate

high frequency rate

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung suhdue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500

Barcodes:

00635131626470, 08806086653435, 08806086653688, 08806086686983, 08806086727983, 08806086750066

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