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Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1073 reviews of Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and color. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, color, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and sound. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, image quality, sound, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UE55JS8500Samsung UE55JS8500

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 user reviews of Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the color and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, design, color

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55JS8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVSamsung UN55JS8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55JS8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVSamsung UN55JS8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Samsung UNJS8500 series review:

 

Samsung has spent a lot of money promoting its new as different, better and, above all, worth the higher price compared to regular old UHD (aka 4K) TVs . In the case of the JS8500, the company's least expensive SUHD TV and the one model that's flat...

The UNJS8500 is Samsung's highest-end 2015 TV with a flat rather than curved screen. It delivers very good picture quality, with relatively deep black levels, accurate color and solid video processing. It's the least-expensive TV compatible with HDR...

Despite the nanocrystal-powered color and HDR compatibility inherent in Samsung's SUHD name, the JS8500 doesn't offer appreciably better image quality than many less expensive TVs. It has lighter black levels than some top competitors, an issue...

The Samsung UNJS8500 SUHD TV has a very good picture for an edge-lit LED LCD, but not good enough to justify the price.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung UN55JS8500

 

The JS8500 is a very good performer for an LCD TV, and its color accuracy, video processing and most other picture quality aspects are excellent. Its black levels are also relatively deep, but not as deep as some of the other TVs we've tested such as...

The UNJS8500 is Samsung's highest-end 2015 TV with a flat rather than curved screen. It delivers very good picture quality, with relatively deep black levels, accurate color and solid video processing. It's the least-expensive TV compatible with HDR...

Despite the nanocrystal-powered color and HDR compatibility inherent in Samsung's SUHD name, the JS8500 doesn't offer appreciably better image quality than many less expensive TVs. It has lighter black levels than some top competitors, an issue...

The Samsung UNJS8500 SUHD TV has a very good picture for an edge-lit LED LCD, but not good enough to justify the price.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung UE55JS8500 review

 

The 55-inch version of Samsung's JS8500 SUHD television is outstanding. At this size, we can start to appreciate the benefits of the curved screen, and the Series 8 gives us everything we could ask for - from nano crystals to HDR. It's fallen...

The Samsung UE55JS8500 is the 55-inch version of the 48-inch UE48JS8500 we reviewed in detail earlier . Everything is the same, except that at a screen size of 55 inches, we can start to appreciate the benefits of the curved screen, and its...

Nov, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung UE55JS8500

 

Despite sitting quite high up in Samsung's 2015 TV range, the UE55JS8500 is actually the company's entry-level 'SUHD' model.

Mostly outstanding, next-generation picture quality ; Easy-to-use smart TV system ; Plays HDR content, and plays it well

Curved screen can distort reflections ; Backlight clouding has to be worked around ; Doesn't deliver so potent an HDR impact as Samsung's more expensive JS9500 series

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung UE55JS8500 review

 

What's better than 4K? SUHD apparently

Subtle and stacked with detail ; Striking colours and contrast ; Tidy sum of apps ; Strong sound

3D glasses sold separately

If you can’t afford OLED (and who can?), this is the 4K telly to get

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung UE55JS8500 review

 

Best 52-60in TV under £2500, Awards 2015. The UE55JS8500 is yet another triumph for Samsung - it's fantastic to watch and enjoyable to listen to...

Superb detail ; Natural, realistic colours ; Intuitive, user-friendly OS ; Rich, full sound ; Lots of apps

No 3D glasses supplied

Our first impressions of Samsung's SUHD line up are very favourable indeed

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Conwaytv (cnet.com)

Amazing Picture Quality

 

First Of all Love the set, Picture Quality is great,

Picture Quality ,low input lag of 21.8ms,

Smart Hub Still Not intuitive enough for me

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: CAPTAINOHWOW (cnet.com)

NEVER HAD ISSUE WITH LG

 

SPEND THE DOLLARS ON A LG. I CANNOT IDENTIFY EVERY HICKEY ISSUE WITH THE SAMSUNG. I VOTE LG ALL THE WAY. OH WELL, NEXT TIME, DON'T LISTEN TO THE SALES GUY WHEN YOU HAVE ALREADY FIELD TESTED ANOTHER MANUFACTURER.

CLARITY IS UNBELIEVABLE

HICKEY. INTERMITTENT AUDIO WHEN STREAMING.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: jozey h. (newegg.com)

good tv

 

probably should/would have gone with the un50js7000 for half the price if i knew the extra features were almost nothing

good colors ; good quality build ; good features

3d glasses are useless and will cost you $100000's in batteries without a turn-off function ; tv was slow with its initial start-up, took a bit of warming up to get it working better

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: jozey h. (newegg.com)

good tv

 

probably should/would have gone with the un50js7000 for half the price if i knew the extra features were almost nothing

good colors good quality build good features

3d glasses are useless and will cost you $100000's in batteries without a turn-off function tv was slow with its initial start-up, took a bit of warming up to get it working better.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound / DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound, Dolby Digital Plus / DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound, Dolby MS11

Display

Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
OLED technology: No
PQI (Picture Quality Index):1800 / 1900
Screen shape:Curved / Flat

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

Performance

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes
Motion control: Yes
Voice Control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Common interface Plus (CI+) version:1.3
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes