Samsung 55NU8000 vs LG 55SJ8000

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Samsung 55NU8000 vs LG 55SJ8000

I have had a chance to test and compare Samsung 55NU8000 vs LG 55SJ8000. Samsung 55NU8000 (a 2018 year model) belongs to the NU8000 series, while LG 55SJ8000 (a 2017 year model) is from the SJ8000 series. Both series include other high-performance models that support various modern technologies. These two TV models are mid-priced solutions since they cost around $1,000. Both models use the Edge LED backlight technology.

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These TVs support the modern 4K video standard. Colors are natural and vivid due to the HDR10 technology used. Samsung 55NU8000 uses such technologies as Dynamic Crystal Color and Essential Contrast Plus, while LG 55SJ8000 uses the Ultra Luminance and the Nano Cell technologies. Comparing LG 55SJ8000 vs Samsung 55NU8000 in terms of motion handling, we see that they use Motion Rate for Samsung and TruMotion for LG 55SJ8000.

Features and Performances

Both solutions are powered by high-performance processors that assure a lagging-free playback. These two TV solutions have an upscaling. Both TV models have built-in speakers. These models have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules that allow you access numerous online services.

Samsung 55NU8000 features the Universal Guide technology and LG 55SJ8000 uses the WebOS 3.5. Samsung 55NU8000 also supports the Bixby voice control technology and OneRemote that can control the connected devices (compatible ones only). LG 55SJ8000 has the voice control technology as well. It can be controlled with a Magic Remote.

Build Quality and Design

The slim design and a very narrow bezel make these TVs look modern. They have stable stands. Samsung 55NU8000 has a rectangular-shaped stand and LG 55SJ8000 has an arch-shaped stand. However, both models can be wall mounted easily.

The dimensions are 48.29x31x12.7 in for Samsung 55NU8000 versus 48.7x30.5x9.7 in for LG 55SJ8000 (with the stand, which is around 3 in high). Both models have 4 HDMI ports, but Samsung 55NU8000 has 2 USB ports while LG 55SJ8000 has 3 USB ports.

Samsung 55NU8000 Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • The overall picture quality is very high – it is clear without any motion blurring during fast-moving scenes.
  • The sound quality is good.
  • The stable stand.

CONS:

  • Some customers do not like the applications since it has advertisements that cannot be removed.
  • Issues with compatibility. This TV does not recognize certain devices (e.g. Tivo Bolt).

LG 55SJ8000 Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • Amazing picture quality – you can notice every detail, colors are vibrant and great motion handling.
  • The TV is easy to use. The menus are user-friendly.
  • It recognizes various devices, so you will not have troubles connecting everything.

CONS:

  • The local dimming feature and black uniform is bad.

Samsung 55NU8000
Samsung 55NU8000 review

Dec 27, 2018

Basic on my own Samsung 55NU8000 review I can ensure you, that this is a very good 55 inch TV. It’s big, powerful and ergonomic QLED screen, plays a crispy and detailed picture in 4K ultra HD w...

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Common

Product

Samsung 55NU8000
LG 55SJ8000

Model

55NU8000
55SJ8000

Brand

Samsung
LG

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

402
20

General

Series

NU8000
SJ8000

Screen sizes in series

49, 55, 65, 75, 82
49, 55, 60, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

55
55

4K/HDR

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

VA
IPS

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

120,97/47,62
120,97/47,62

Display height, cm/in

68,04/26,79
68,04/26,79

Display area, %

94,35
92,58

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10
HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

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

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

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

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

40
20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

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

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
gray

Width, cm/in

122,68/48,29
123,7/48,7

Height, cm/in

71,12/28
71,88/28,29

Depth, cm/in

5,59/2,2
6,1/2,4

Weight, kg/lbs

17,1/37,7
15,3/33,73

Width with stand, cm/in

122,68/48,29
123,7/48,7

Height with stand, cm/in

78,74/31
77,47/30,5

Depth with stand, cm/in

32,26/12,7
24,64/9,7

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

18,9/41,67
16,7/36,82

Connections

HDMI

4
4

USB

2
3

Component video input

0
0

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)

1
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

200 x 200
300 x 300

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu, GooglePlay
Vudu

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

Motion Rate
TruMotion

Backlight technology

Edge LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

LG Display

Native refresh rate, Hz

240
240

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0,031/0,012
0,031/0,012

Pixel density, ppi

81
81

Processor

Model

Quad-core
Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Tizen 4,0
webOS 3,5

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

65

Maximum power consumption, W

145

Standby power consumption, W

0,3
0,5

TVs comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 36.5
  • 28.5
  • 36.5Samsung 55NU8000
  • 28.5LG 55SJ8000

The Samsung 55NU8000 is better TV in this comparison. Check Samsung 55NU8000 price