LG 49LF5400 vs Samsung UN48J5000
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LG 49LF5400

92

Overall Score

92

Overall Score

LG 49LF5400

$449.99
Our Verdict:
An affordable and top-rated 49" Full HD TV, with brilliant features
97
Reviews
6 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Overall Score
Excellent
49" Full HD No 58.7mm Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 58.7mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Samsung UN48J5000

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and fully featured 47.6" Full HD television, with very low running costs
97
Reviews
1,000 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$84 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
47.6" Full HD No 61mm 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 61mm
Release Date Jan 2016
LG 49LF5400

92

Overall Score

92

Overall Score

LG 49LF5400

$449.99
Our Verdict:
An affordable and top-rated 49" Full HD TV, with brilliant features
97
Reviews
6 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Overall Score
Excellent
49" Full HD No 58.7mm Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 58.7mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Samsung UN48J5000

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and fully featured 47.6" Full HD television, with very low running costs
97
Reviews
1,000 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$84 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
47.6" Full HD No 61mm 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 61mm
Release Date Jan 2016

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Reasons For

LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
2 Reasons For
Slightly Larger Display Diagonal
The LG 49LF5400 has a display diagonal of 49", whereas the Samsung UN48J5000 is only a 47.6" TV (1.4" smaller).

‘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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4% Thinner
LG 49LF5400 is 58.7mm thick. That's 2.3mm thinner than the Samsung UN48J5000 (61mm).

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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3 Reasons For
50% Higher RMS Rated Power
The Samsung UN48J5000 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 49LF5400 (10W).

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

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Better User Reviews
The Samsung UN48J5000 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the LG 49LF5400 has an average rating of 84% (based on 5 reviews).
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 91.5%, but LG has an average rating of 86.4%.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

The Samsung UN48J5000 has better user reviews than the LG 49LF5400. The average user reviews score for the Samsung UN48J5000 is 92% based on 959 reviews, where as the average score for the LG 49LF5400 is 84% based on 5 reviews.
LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
689 reviews
4 stars
217 reviews
3 stars
26 reviews
2 stars
9 reviews
1 star
18 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 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
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 Samsung UN48J5000 than the LG 49LF5400 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 94.5% recommend the product, based on a total of 959 reviews for the Samsung UN48J5000 and 959 reviews for the Samsung UN48J5000.

Date Released

LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
34 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.

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.
Samsung UN48J5000
Samsung
UN48J5000
13 trees 0.51 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
Display Diagonal 49"
BEST
47.6"
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
High Frequency Rate 60Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 60Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 124.4cm Unknown - Click to provide data
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 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
RMS Rated Power 10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Standard Music
Movie Sports
Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Power LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
Power Consumption (typical) Unknown - Click to provide data 63W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.3W
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 105W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Supported TV Bands
DTV
 DTV
DTV
 DTV
 
 
 
Performance LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
Audio Formats Supported
MP3
 MP3
MP3
 MP3
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
Smart Modes
Vivid Game
Standard Movie
Sports
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
Vivid Game
Standard Movie
Sports
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 3
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
Thickness 58.7mm
BEST
61mm
Weight 13.1kg
BEST
9.5kg
Weight With Stand 13.4kg 10.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 310mm
Height (with Stand) 698mm 696mm
Width (with Stand) 1,103mm 1,100mm
BEST
Height 650mm 630mm
Width 1,103mm 1,100mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
RF Port 1 2
BEST
RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 1 2
BEST
Composite Video Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 49LF5400 Samsung UN48J5000
Package Weight 16.9kg 14.1kg
BEST
Package Height 760mm 746.7mm
BEST
Package Width 1,197mm
BEST
1,338.5mm

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