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Samsung UE32J5500

$299.99
32" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Jul 2015
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Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date $54.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Accurate colours
Good sound quality
674 Reviews + 1 Award
reviewed.com Editor's Choice
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this TV was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This Samsung TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, reviewed.com, tweakers.net and lcdtvbuyingguide.com this television has an overall expert rating of 72%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this small display diagonal television is outstanding based on 923 owner reviews. 488 reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews

Based on 32,219 user and expert reviews (including 3,282 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its small display diagonal TVs compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

One hundred and thirty-nine owners considered that it had good sound quality. Panaceadawn mentioned “The picture and sound are amazing”. Pdaddy40 wrote in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Picture and sound quality is excellent” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Pete wrote “Great looking tv with good quality sound and picture”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Three people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was quiet. Lucy rated it 4 stars out of 5 and she said on Argos.co.uk “Picture quality is good and changing channels is very quiet, which is great in a bedroom”. Missdomesticated wrote two years ago “Love the dryer- very quiet and gets my clothes dry in no time” in their review of this TV. Caroline Lock wrote “Sound takes being turned up very well (it seems a little quiet”.

Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year is 12W, and the RMS rated powers range from 2.5W to 40W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the UE32J5500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Display

Accurate Colours

Seventy-two customers said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Memphis Belle gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “The picture quality is excellent”. Mik mentioned in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “The picture quality and sound are fine.” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Marcsco6 scored this TV 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV “Picture quality and sound is good”.

Ten owners who purchased this TV considered that it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Accurate colours”. Two years ago expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast”. Pete mentioned in his review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Bought this for my mother, she loves the sharp colours and crisp picture”.

Two people considered that the product was good for playing games on. In April last year Jp mentioned “Kids love it for gaming - works as a TV too!” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Has all the functions I needed! Using for mainly for gaming through a desktop, spot on” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person who purchased it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Ken W mentioned in his review of this TV on Ao.com “The TV itself is great! Good colour, good contrast and fairly easy to set up.”.

One person who purchased this TV mentioned that it had a good refresh rate. Wozza said in their review of this TV “Bought this for my son to play his xbox one on, fantastic quality and picture and has a fast refresh rate so the gaming looks”.

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Good High Def TV

Thirty-three owners who reviewed the Samsung UE32J5500 reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote two years ago “Now's not a bad time to buy a 4K TV—but it's a terrific time to buy a Full HD (1080p) model like the Samsung UN50J5500 (MSRP $1,299, online for $799”. Pete wrote in his review of this TV on Argos.co.uk in April last year “Being full hd its great for her as her eyes are not what they were.”. Splat26 mentioned on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Been searching around for a good SMART TV with al the features you would want from HDMI, USB's SMART TV, true HD”.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The UE32J5500 supports a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best supported display resolution across all TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

The worst supported display resolution across similar types of TV is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One customer concluded that this TV did not have a good 3D picture quality. Vashi mentioned two years ago “It does not have 3d” in their Samsung UE32J5500 review however they rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than a year, the UE32J5500 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Philips 22HFL2819 which is also cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Fourty-five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Melvyn wrote in their review of this TV “We have three Samsung televisions now and this one is as full of features as the others, great little tv”. Tarik2791 said on Argos.co.uk “Easy to set up at home, with Full HD and Smart features working in perfect tandem” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Rod mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Very good product with amazing features for the price”.

Good for Wall Mounting

Five owners concluded that the product was good for wall mounting. Steve said “Ideal for wall mounting”. Arl24 said “It was easy to wall mount having the necessary holes in the back”.

Good Stand

Nine owners reckoned that it had a good stand. Two years ago Boxertwin1200 wrote “I knocked a star off as the stand wasn't quite level” in their review of this TV. Jonathan Quarshie wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Perfect combination of its slimness and sharpness when tunning as well as its stand the design perfectly crafted” in his review of this TV and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Joelthebosss rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said last year “The silver stand looks nice”.

Good Remote Control

Ten customers mentioned that it had a good remote control. Erika mentioned in her Samsung UE32J5500 review “You can bring up the Smart TV platform via a button on the remote and it handily remembers your recently used apps” . Elizabethboyd mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Colour good remote abit difficult” but they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Jen Walker gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this TV in April last year “My only actual complaints are that the remote control sometimes has a bit of a delay which can be frustrating if you're impatient like me”.


Design

Easy to Use

Eighty-three people said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Paul wrote on Argos.co.uk “This product was easy to set up from the get go”. Paul also wrote “TV is good and was very easy to set up” in his review. Pete mentioned two years ago “Very easy to set up and very easy connectivity”.

Sixty-one people who purchased the product thought it was easy to use. Walmart.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Good Remote Control” in their review of this TV. Panaceadawn gave this TV a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Now the rest of my family want one after seeing the quality of the picture and how easy it is to use the Smart Tv facilities”. Marcsco6 said on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Easy enough to use even for a technophobe like myself” and gave this TV a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Twelve owners who bought this TV mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of the Samsung UE32J5500 two years ago “Lots of custom settings”. Mo9009 said on Argos.co.uk “Overall the picture quality and easy the follow menus make it effortless to view” in their review of this TV. Bp1956 said “Menu is straight forward & easy to use” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Four owners who purchased it mentioned that it had a good interface. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Tizen interface” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Mrsissy rated this TV a maximum of 5 stars and said “The interface is simple to understand”. If33 gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “And have been very happy good user interface and great that you can cast from your smartphone or tablet”.

One owner concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. K. Vardy said “Loads of apps, including Amazon Prime, which I have, so ust loads of stuff to watch in a comfortable environment” in their review of this TV.

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Nice Design

Thirty-four customers thought the product was good looking. Last year Pete mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Picture quality really is that good, pretty amazing really”. Snailpace wrote on Argos.co.uk two years ago “TV very pretty and looks lovely in the lounge” in their Samsung UE32J5500 review. Also two years ago Toni mentioned in her review of this TV “This TV is fantastic, beautiful vibrant colours”.

Fifteen people who bought this TV concluded that it was well designed. Two years ago Memphis Belle mentioned on Argos.co.uk “This was a great purchase to replace an older tv we're very pleased with design”. Harry gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Great Design”. Last year Dave mentioned on Argos.co.uk “The set up was very simple and only took a few minutes including fitting the well designed TV stand”.

Five people who reviewed the product considered that it was neat. Jill wrote in her review of this TV “Lovely neat television with lots of features including internet so many different things to still learn about this product”. Lss04 wrote “It's neat, easy to use” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Jbee123 mentioned “Samsung 32 inch TV absolutely perfect for bedroom wall mount Looks very neat, sound more than adequate, picture excellent especially when on full HD channels” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Wakkia said on Johnlewis.com in April last year “Picture quality is great full HD and really smooth” in their review of this TV. David L mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The menu's are quite smooth and the amount of apps is awesome! It includes Plex, Amazon TV, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, etc”.

Two customers thought it had a thin frame. M. D. Forrester said in their review of this TV “Its lightweight with a nice thin frame and looks alot more expensive than it is”. Soulbro28 rated this TV 4 stars out of 5 and said on Amazon.co.uk “HD quality is great and the very thin frame edging makes it seem as though its all screen youre viewing”.

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Good Quality

One hundred and fourty-nine customers who bought the product said that it was good quality. Walmart.com wrote “Great Picture Quality” . Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good build quality”. Two years ago Paul mentioned on Argos.co.uk “This is the 2nd Samsung smart tv we have and they are good quality and very reliable” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that it was inferior quality. Two years ago Mitty rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “A number of reviews complain of bad quality screen/picture” in their Samsung UE32J5500 review.

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Robust

Sixteen people who bought it agreed that it was well made. Ogilvie67 gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “With HD, built in wifi”. Jimbly wrote on Johnlewis.com “I wanted a 32 inch TV that had built in WiFi for my bedroom”. Jp mentioned on Ao.com “Very easy to set up with a built in tutorial that you can access anytime” in their review of this TV.

Four people who purchased it considered that it was reliable. Johnny Electric said “Well known make which should be reliable”. Geoffrey Kerr wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Reliable and quick service and delivery” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Magpie1979 mentioned in their review of this TV “Reliable, great performance, plus all the extras you'd expect”.

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Whitstablechris wrote “The only downside is the stand feels a little light weight and I would have preferred the feel of a more sturdy stand” in their Samsung UE32J5500 review. Netflixcrazy mentioned “Easy to install, user friendly remote and manual control, great video and sound quality, excellent connectivity options, sturdy hardware” in their review of this TV. Stardreamer42896347589631 gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV on Walmart.com “Stand is very sturdy”.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One customer concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Last year Walmart.com wrote “Energy Efficient”.


Support

Good Support

Nine customers said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Laura mentioned in her review of this TV “Amazing tv, so simple to set up (didn't even need the instructions) and very simple to set up wifi”. Two years ago Julieannc mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Samsung help line very good” in their review of this TV and gave this TV a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Last year Ash429 rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Good quality and handy with the the smart guide features built in”.

One person reckoned that the product had good customer support. Ange63 mentioned in their review of this TV in April last year “I am very pleased with my purchase and the exceptional customer support I had received from John Lewis”.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Ten people who purchased this TV thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Paul scored the Samsung UE32J5500 the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Quick easy convenient connectivity to the Internet, no complicated steps to follow just plug”. Snapper mentioned in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Excellent picture quality, connectivity with my sound bar problem free” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Last year Jace of Spades said on Argos.co.uk “Great TV, with smart features and great connectivity over a number of platforms” in their review of this TV and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE32J5500 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV which do not support smart TV features.

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Apps and Media Player

Nineteen owners who bought this TV concluded that it had good apps. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE32J5500 two years ago “Apps and media player” . Jen wrote on Argos.co.uk “Great price Easy to set up Simple to use All the apps are easily accessible It's a very recommended tv!”. Sorrel13 gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Johnlewis.com “I love the apps, meaning the kids can easily flick to vidzone”.

Fifteen owners who bought it thought it had great smart functions. Scott69 said in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “This is a great TV with lots of excellent smart features and access to lots of apps”. Dante mentioned in his review of this TV on Argos.co.uk in April last year “The Smart functions are intuitive and it was very easy to set up”. John said on Argos.co.uk “I probably didn't need the Smart features or the quick processor rate” in his review of this TV.

Fifteen customers said in their reviews that it was good for watching on demand TV. Toots wrote “My other tv hasnt got stv player also facebook amazon instant video 5 on demand”. In April last year Wakkia said on Johnlewis.com “Very easy to set up and really love Netflix is built in” in their review of this TV. Arl24 mentioned on Johnlewis.com “It was easy to set up and is easy to use especially as it has itv player”.

Four people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for watching YouTube on. Tin mentioned “My toddler can now pass time watching her favorite cartoons on youtube and it is a relief for me after moving to UK just a month ago”. Renetoadams said on Argos.co.uk “YouTube works well and quick”.

Two customers thought it was good for watching Freeview TV. Renetoadams wrote two years ago “Freeview HD is pleasant too” in their review of this TV. Bedfordtim said on Amazon.co.uk in the same month “The tuner seems much better and Freeview reception is very good” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE32J5500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE32J4500 is also worth considering.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a Wi-Fi and we think the Cello C32ANSMT, or the LG 32LH604 is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE32J5500 has a Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also have a Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE32J5500 has an ethernet port, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year do not have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has a Game Mode

The UE32J5500 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Extended PVR

The Samsung UE32J5500 has an extended PVR. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an extended PVR.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE32J5500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also support BD Wise.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE32J5500 features local dimming, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not feature local dimming.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The UE32J5500 has an HDCP. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than a year ago also have an HDCP.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The UE32J5500 has a Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE32J5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Weight & Dimensions

Thin Bezels and Profile Make for an Attractive Appearance

Twelve people who reviewed this TV thought it was thin. Digital Versus mentioned two years ago “Thin bezels and profile make for an attractive appearance”. Steve mentioned “A very slim, lightwieght t.v” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Simonr1992 wrote on Ao.com two years ago “TVs dose feel smaller with the slim frame”.

Five owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good size. Pomcg wrote on Johnlewis.com “A good size screen, easy to wall mount 5 year guarantee”. Avid Golfer wrote in their review of this TV in April last year “Great TV, nice size, good picture, HD works particularly well” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Rojohn said in their review of this TV two years ago “Great Picture, nice size viewing area” .

One owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Mo9009 wrote on Argos.co.uk “Lightweight and easy to transport from store to home”. One person who bought it said that it was compact. Two years ago Scratchit scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said “Great picture from a compact size TV”.

One owner who reviewed it wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Andygt157 wrote “Stand however whilst a nice design seems a little flimsy and as such is not very heavy” in their review of this TV and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

One person who purchased it wrote that it was easy to carry around. Francesca Lucarino she wrote “And very light as well, easy to carry” in her review of this TV.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was great for watching Netflix. Billy Theleo said on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “The Amazon TV App is great and so is the Netflix and YouTube Apps! Other than that the other Apps in the app store are pretty limp” in his review of this TV but even so he only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Joelthebosss said on Walmart.com “I enjoy switching to Netflix by onLynn going to the hub” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Amy96 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Great tv, find the applications very useful such as Netflix, all 4 etc”.

Two customers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was great for watching films. Chrissie gave the Samsung UE32J5500 a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Film nights are much better now with the curve everyone is at the right angle for viewing”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “What I got was a free year of their movie App because they say the software for was not available at the moment for live TV channels” yet they only rated it 40 out of 100.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the UE32J5500 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung electronics ue32j5500akxxu, samsung ue32j5500akxxu
Barcodes 00886086631976, 08806086621786, 08806086627771, 08806086631976, 08806086633925, 08806086633956, 08806086636438, 08806086663632

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