It makes sense comparing Samsung 55NU8500 vs LG 49LJ5100 because they both are able to give some premium features. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 55 and 49 inches respectively. The 55NU8500 belongs to the series NU8500, and the LG 49LJ5100 - LJ5100. The Samsung 55NU8500 series has 55, 65 inches diagonals, and 49LJ5100 boasts 49 inches diagonals.
The 55NU8500 is capable of playing video in 4K/UHD resolution, which can't be said for 49LJ5100. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 55NU8500 has the VA display, while 49LJ5100 has the IPS display. The LG 49LJ5100 works with 60Hz refresh rate, for Samsung 55NU8500 the refresh rate is 120Hz.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the Samsung 55NU8500 is 40W, versus 10W of the LG 49LJ5100. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 55NU8500 is 122.43/48.2 cm/in, and for the 49LJ5100 it is 110.74/43.59 cm/inches. The height of Samsung 55NU8500 is 71.12/28 cm/in, LG 49LJ5100 of height 65.8/25.9 cm/inches. A depth 55NU8500 is 9.4/3.7 cm/in, the 49LJ5100 has 8.1/3.18 cm/in depth.
The 55NU8500 has 4 HDMI connectors versus 2 connectors in the 49LJ5100. As for USB, the 55NU8500 has 2 ports, compared with 1 ports for the 49LJ5100. Only the Samsung 55NU8500 has the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 300 x 300 for the LG 49LJ5100.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on only on the 55NU8500.
As for Smart TV, only Samsung 55NU8500 has this feature. The 55NU8500 has Local Dimming technology. Voice control is not available for these models.
The Samsung 55NU8500 is better TV in this comparison. Check Samsung 55NU8500 price