LG 43UF6400 vs Samsung UN48J5500
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LG 43UF6400

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

LG 43UF6400

$496.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 43" 4K TV, with a good price and very low running costs
93
Reviews
678 Reviews
80
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Running Costs
$90 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
43" 4K No 81.5mm Oct 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 81.5mm
Release Date Oct 2015
Samsung UN48J5500

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 47.6" Full HD television, with low running costs
93
Reviews
487 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Running Costs
$160 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
47.6" Full HD No 66mm Jan 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 47.6"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 66mm
Release Date Jan 2016
LG 43UF6400

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

LG 43UF6400

$496.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 43" 4K TV, with a good price and very low running costs
93
Reviews
678 Reviews
80
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Running Costs
$90 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
43" 4K No 81.5mm Oct 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 81.5mm
Release Date Oct 2015
Samsung UN48J5500

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 47.6" Full HD television, with low running costs
93
Reviews
487 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Running Costs
$160 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
47.6" Full HD No 66mm Jan 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 47.6"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 66mm
Release Date Jan 2016

Top Prices

LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
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$496.99
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Reasons For

LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
3 Reasons For
A Lot Faster High Frequency Rate
LG 43UF6400 is 120Hz refresh rate, but the Samsung UN48J5500 is only a 60Hz refresh rate TV (60Hz slower).

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

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A Lot Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The LG 43UF6400 has a motion interpolation frequency of 120Hz, whereas the Samsung UN48J5500 is only a 60Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (60Hz slower).

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

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$68 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the LG 43UF6400 is $68 cheaper to run than the Samsung UN48J5500.
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Larger Display Diagonal
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 47.6" TV. That's 4.6" larger than the LG 43UF6400 (43").

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

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Thinner
Samsung UN48J5500 is 66mm thick, but the LG 43UF6400 is an 81.5mm thick TV (15.5mm thicker).

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

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More Popular
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Expert Reviews Are a Little Better
Based on 7 expert reviews, the average review score of the Samsung UN48J5500 is 72%, however the average rating of the LG 43UF6400 is 71% (based on 1 review).
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 91.5%, whereas LG has an average rating of 86.4%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
No awards found
1 Award
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

The Samsung UN48J5500 has better expert reviews than the LG 43UF6400. The average expert reviews score for the Samsung UN48J5500 is 72% based on 7 reviews, where as the average score for the LG 43UF6400 is 71% based on 1 review.
LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The LG 43UF6400 and the Samsung UN48J5500 have identical average user review scores. For both TVs the average user review score is 92%.
LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Best
5 stars
230 reviews
4 stars
73 reviews
3 stars
15 reviews
2 stars
5 reviews
1 star
5 reviews
Best
5 stars
339 reviews
4 stars
86 reviews
3 stars
8 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
19 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than LG. The average brand rating for Samsung is 91.48% based on 114,841 reviews, where as the average brand rating for LG is 86.37% based on 32,326 reviews.
LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
LG

86

86

Based on 32,326 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 114,841 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the LG 43UF6400 than the Samsung UN48J5500 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 92.4% recommend the product, based on a total of 331 reviews for the LG 43UF6400 and 331 reviews for the LG 43UF6400.

Date Released

LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
28 months old 25 months old Best

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

High Frequency Rate

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

Thickness

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
LG 43UF6400
LG
43UF6400
14 trees 0.55 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UN48J5500
Samsung
UN48J5500
24 trees 0.95 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Display Diagonal 43" 47.6"
BEST
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 120Hz 60Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 120Hz 60Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
2160i
 2160i
2160i
 2160i
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
PMI (Picture Mastering Index) 900 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Refresh Rate Supported
120 Hz
 120 Hz
120 Hz
 120 Hz
Screen Format Adjustments
Auto Zoom
 Auto
 Zoom
Auto Zoom
 Auto
 Zoom
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
 
 
 
Audio LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Movie
Sports
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
Standard Movie
Sports
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Power Consumption (typical) 68W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.3W
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 118W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
PAL PAL D
PAL DK PAL I
NTSC NTSC M
 PAL
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL I
 NTSC
 NTSC M
PAL PAL D
PAL DK PAL I
NTSC NTSC M
 PAL
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL I
 NTSC
 NTSC M
 
 
 
Performance LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Audio Formats Supported
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC RA-Lossless
EAC3 AAC HE
HE-A AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC RA-Lossless
EAC3 AAC HE
HE-A AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Processor Cores 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Cables Included
HDMI AC
 HDMI
 AC
HDMI AC
 HDMI
 AC
 
 
 
Networking LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
802.11n IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
 
 
 
Management Features LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Smart Modes
Energy saving
 Energy saving
Energy saving
 Energy saving
Number of OSD Languages 2 3
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Thickness 81.5mm 66mm
BEST
Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 11.3kg
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 12.3kg
Depth (with Stand) 208.7mm
BEST
309.88mm
Height (with Stand) 621mm 680.72mm
Width (with Stand) 976mm 1,177mm
BEST
Height 583mm 625mm
Width 976mm 1,077mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 1
RS-232 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 2
BEST
HDMI Version
1.4
 1.4
1.4
 1.4
HDMI Port 2 3
BEST
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 43UF6400 Samsung UN48J5500
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 15.3kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 747mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,313mm

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