It makes sense comparing LG 50UH5500 vs Philips 58PFL9956T because they both are able to give some premium features. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 50 and 58 inches respectively. The 50UH5500 belongs to the series UH5500, and the Philips 58PFL9956T - 9000. The LG 50UH5500 series has 50, 65 inches diagonals, and 58PFL9956T boasts 43, 50, 58 inches diagonals.
The 50UH5500 is capable of playing video in 4K/UHD resolution, which can't be said for 58PFL9956T. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The VA display is used in each of the models. The Philips 58PFL9956T works with 120Hz refresh rate, for LG 50UH5500 the refresh rate is 60Hz. 3D video is available for viewing only on the 58PFL9956T.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the LG 50UH5500 is 20W, versus 40W of the Philips 58PFL9956T. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 50UH5500 is 112.78/44.4 cm/in, and for the 58PFL9956T it is 136/53.54 cm/inches. The height of LG 50UH5500 is 65.28/25.7 cm/in, Philips 58PFL9956T of height 78.9/31.06 cm/inches. A depth 50UH5500 is 9.14/3.59 cm/in, the 58PFL9956T has 7.8/3.07 cm/in depth.
The 50UH5500 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the 58PFL9956T. As for USB, the 50UH5500 has 1 ports, compared with 2 ports for the 58PFL9956T. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 50UH5500 and in 58PFL9956T.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 300 versus 200 x 200 for the Philips 58PFL9956T.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on each of the TVs. Hulu is available at each of the competitors.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. Local Dimming technology is available in each model. Voice control is not available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The LG 50UH5500 is better TV in this comparison. Check LG 50UH5500 price