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Overall Score

Samsung UN48H5500

$499.91
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and cheap to run 47.6 inch Full HD television
47.6" Full HD No No Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UN48H5500 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Samsung UN48H5500 number 1 across all TVs.
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117 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
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Missing Some Features
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3 Years Old
81
£66 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this television 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 Tomsguide.com plus one other site. Samsung TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The UN48H5500 has running costs of only £66 over 5 years, which are in the cheapest 18% of all 3,967 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report good product quality, it is easy to use and image quality. However they also report an inferior remote control.
It is missing some features:
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

Samsung UN48H5500 Video Reviews


Samsung UN48H5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This television has received five awards from experts in TVs.

The editors of two expert review sites both said that this Samsung TV was very good. This TV received a "Best Buy" award from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com.

The editors of two more expert review sites both thought that this television was outstanding and gave it their highest award. Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com both gave this Samsung television an "Editor's Choice" award.

This TV received a "Recommended" award from website Trusted Reviews who thought that this television was very good.

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 television is 79%.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this TV rated this TV 87% on average. 69 reviewers (82% of all 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 purchased it agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Nine customers considered that it was easy to setup, five owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to use and four people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Superior Image Quality

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality and four owners agreed that the Samsung UN48H5500 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 Excellent Audio Quality

16 owners thought the Samsung UN48H5500 had good sound quality.

Users Report an Inferior Remote Control

Two people wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good remote control.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

11 people who purchased the Samsung UN48H5500 mentioned that it was good value for money.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 71,034 expert and user reviews (including 39,440 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically within its TVs range. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking.

  • 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
  • Ridiculously easy to set up, good looking, stable on its stand…
    S. Naylor (Amazon) - August 2014

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Six people mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good features.

Users Report Good Smart TV Features

Two owners who purchased this TV thought it had great smart functions.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Four owners thought it was thin.


Features

Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung UN48H5500 has a relatively standard display diagonal (47.6 inches) compared to most of the other TVs.

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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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN48H5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs, the UN48H5500 is not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN48H5500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of TVs is 21W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the UN48H5500 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst TVs of this age.

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Features Local Dimming

The UN48H5500 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs.

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Energy Star Certified

The UN48H5500 is Energy Star certified. Most of the other TVs also are Energy Star certified.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UN48H5500 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other TVs.

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Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UN48H5500 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, unlike most of the other TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the UN48H5500 in March 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The UN48H5500 has an average 5 year running cost of only £66 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheaper to run TVs.

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Samsung UN48H5500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UN48H5500 review we compared this TV to 100 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,093,777 product attributes, 109,232 TV reviews and 2,891,700 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un48h5500
Barcodes 00887276692999

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