Samsung UN48H5500


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Samsung UN48H5500

Samsung UN48H5500
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A very economical to run and multi award winning 47.6" Full HD television, with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites
47.6" Full HD No No Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date
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Samsung UN48H5500 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Samsung UN48H5500 as follows:
123 Reviews + 5 Awards
Good Features
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others. This TV has received five awards including a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from plus one other site. Hisense TVs 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 Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
The UN48H5500 has running costs of £66 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report good product quality, that it is easy to use and excellent image quality. However they also report an inferior remote control.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Full web browser
Energy star
Eco sensor
ConnectShare movie
Screen mirroring
Smart view 2.0
Quad core processor
Features local dimming
Smart apps
Smart hub
Smart TV
Clear motion rate 120
Wide color enhancer plus
Full HD resolution
DTS studio sound
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology
Only Full HD

Samsung UN48H5500 Video Reviews

Samsung UN48H5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

This television is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the TVs.

The authors at websites Expert Reviews and both decided that this Samsung television would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Two more expert review sites both thought that this TV was stunningly good and gave it their highest award. This was from and who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

The editor of website Trusted Reviews endorse this television and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 13 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this TV is 79%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this television rated it as 87 out of 100. Over 82% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

12 people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine people who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup, five customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use and four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six people mentioned that this TV had good picture quality and four owners who purchased it agreed that it had good colour saturation.

  • And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing…
  • Brilliant picture quality and above average sound…
    Norm (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Very happy with picture quality and the sound is excellent…
  • Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options…
    Mr W. (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options to view what's on next…
    Mr W. (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Viewing angles are good, no effect on picture quality…
    Ankur (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Bought it 3 months ago & am still very satisfied with it.* Picture is excellent top marks for clarity & vibrant colours, cannot see any dead pixels so far…
    Plums (Amazon) - September 2014
  • Screen is good with some nice dark colours…
  • Colours great…
    Drrobc (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Blacks are super black and colours are simply amazing…
    Alan L. (Amazon) - November 2014

Users Report Great Sound Quality

16 customers who purchased the Samsung UN48H5500 considered that it had good sound quality.

Customers Report an Inferior Remote Control

Two people who bought it thought it did not have a good remote control.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 111,124 user and expert reviews (including 52,486 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

11 customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it was good looking.

  • Ridiculously easy to set up, good looking, stable on its stand…
    S. Naylor (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Generous connections on the rear and even has pretty decent sound from the built in speakers…
    I G. (Amazon) - May 2015
  • Fantastic sharp picture and really well designed smart features…
    I G. (Amazon) - May 2015

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Six people who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Smart TV Features

Two people concluded that the Samsung UN48H5500 had great smart functions.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four owners who bought this TV reckoned that it was thin.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the UN48H5500 is £66 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Samsung TV was released in March 2014.


Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the UN48H5500 of 47.6" is fairly average compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 46% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the Samsung UN48H5500 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The UN48H5500 is not 3D. 75% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The UN48H5500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Televisions have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the UN48H5500 of only 120Hz is slower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 29% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UN48H5500 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. 62% of TVs are also not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Features Local Dimming

The UN48H5500 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UN48H5500 has a wide color enhancer, which is unusual. 95% of TVs do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Energy Star Certified

The Samsung UN48H5500 is Energy Star certified, unlike 83% of TVs which are not Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung un48h5500cr


00638499464708, 00887276692999

Frequently Asked Questions About the Samsung UN48H5500

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