LG 49LJ5100 vs Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA

LG 49LJ5100
vs
Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG 49LJ5100 vs Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA and this review should help people who are looking for a good TV. A noticeable difference when comparing the two models is the screen size, which is 49 inches for the 49LJ5100 and 55 inches for the UN55JS8500FXZA. The 49LJ5100 from series LJ5100, but the opponent belongs to series JS8500. The series LG 49LJ5100 has 49 inches diagonals, but in the case of UN55JS8500FXZA only 48, 55, 65 diagonals are possible.

Display

The 4K/UHD video playback is implemented only in UN55JS8500FXZA. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 49LJ5100 has IPS display, while the UN55JS8500FXZA has SVA display. The 49LJ5100 screen has 60 refresh rate, versus the 120 refresh rate in the UN55JS8500FXZA. The Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA allows viewing 3D content.

Audio

Both units work well with stereo audio format. Speakers with a power of 10W are installed in 49LJ5100, but in 49LJ5100 has speakers with a power of 40W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.

Dimensions

The LG 49LJ5100 has a width of 110.74/43.59 cm/in, compared with a width of 124.71/49.09 cm/in for Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA. The LG 49LJ5100 has a height of 65.8/25.9 cm/in, compared with a height of 71.37/28.09 cm/in for Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA. The LG 49LJ5100 has a depth of 8.1/3.18 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 3.1/1.22 cm/in for Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA.

Connections

The 49LJ5100 can operate 2 HDMI connectors, whille the UN55JS8500FXZA has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the LG 49LJ5100, but Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA has 3 USB ports. The Wi-Fi protocol is implemented only in UN55JS8500FXZA. However, Wi-Fi module in the Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA can operate at 5 GHz.

Ergonomics

VESA wall mount options are different and are 300 x 300 vs 400 x 400, respectively considered model.

Streaming

The UN55JS8500FXZA has a built-in Netflix servise.

Features

Only the UN55JS8500FXZA can be considered as a Smart TV. Thanks to the display, the Local Dimming function is implemented in the UN55JS8500FXZA. The compared devices do not have Amazon Alexa.

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Product

LG 49LJ5100
Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA

Model

49LJ5100
UN55JS8500FXZA

Brand

LG
Samsung

Reviews

31
0

General

Series

LJ5100
JS8500

Screen sizes in series

49
48, 55, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

49
55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Display type

IPS
SVA

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

107.29/42.24
120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

60.35/23.76
68.04/26.79

Display area, %

88.86
92.49

Display colors

16.7 million
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
120

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS
3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS, WebM, ASF

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

QuickTime, VC-1, VP9, Flash Video
Flash Video, VC-1, VP7, VP8, VP9

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

10
40

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

LPCM, RealAudio, aptX, HE-AAC
ALAC, AIFF, APE, M4A, MIDI

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
gray

Width, cm/in

110.74/43.59
124.71/49.09

Height, cm/in

65.8/25.9
71.37/28.09

Depth, cm/in

8.1/3.18
3.1/1.22

Weight, kg/lbs

10.6/23.37
19/41.89

Width with stand, cm/in

110.74/43.59
124.71/49.09

Height with stand, cm/in

69.6/27.4
76.2/30

Depth with stand, cm/in

20.8/8.18
23.11/9.09

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

10.9/24.1
21.3/46.96

Connections

HDMI

2
4

USB

1
3

Component video input

1
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

300 x 300
400 x 400

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

has not
Vudu, GooglePlay

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Clear Motion Rate

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

LG Display
Samsung

Native refresh rate, Hz

60
240

Panel bit depth, bits

8
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.055/0.022
0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

46
81

Processor

Model

Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Tizen 3.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

73

Maximum power consumption, W

215

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

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  • 14.9
  • 16.1
  • 14.9LG 49LJ5100
  • 16.1Samsung UN55JS8500FXZA

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