You may consider Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500 if you plan to upgrade your main TV into 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500 are both introduced as member of Samsung’s SUHD TV. Samsung UN55KS8500 is part of Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TV, while Samsung UN55JS8500 is part of Samsung’s 2015 SUHD TV. We can’t call them as the successor and predecessor model as They come with different panel design, but for sure We can refer them as the new and old model. Let’s talk about those two TVs and see their differences so that you can be sure on which of them suits you better.
Samsung UN55KS8500 Short Review
Samsung UN55KS8500 is positioned as the second class model for 55-Inch curved Smart 4K UHD TV below the Samsung UN55KS9500. As part of Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TV, Samsung UN55KS8500 comes with quantum dot color that deliver billion color combination. The dimming technology used by Samsung UN55KS8500 is still UHD Dimming that combined with UHD Upscaling to deliver non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality. Samsung UN55KS8500 is also completed with HDR 1000 as its HDR technology. With HDR 1000 technology, you can enjoy better details and enhanced dynamic brightness from High Dynamic Range contents. The Smart TV platform used by Samsung UN55KS8500 is 2016 Samsung Smart TV that comes as improved version of 2015 Samsung Smart TV. It’s still powered by Tizen OS that bring premium entertainment to your home screen, while It also can run Tizen based Apps so that you can enjoy additional smart functions on the TV screen. Controlling the TV is also easier and quicker with Smart Remote that comes with Samsung UN55KS8500 set.
How’s the customers’ comments about their new Samsung UN55KS8500? They are mostly satisfied with their purchase. Picture quality is the most talked on their feedback. They said that the TV can deliver beautiful picture quality. They said that the TV works excellent in bright and dark room. The Smart TV platform works good and fast based on their experience, while the TV setup is also easy. The sound is good but few customers recommend to use additional soundbar for better audio experience. Are you looking for more customers’ comments on Samsung UN55KS8500? You can find out Samsung UN55KS8500 customers’ reviews on this page…
Samsung UN55JS8500 Short Review
Samsung UN55JS8500 is the top model for 55-Inch flat Smart 4K UHD TV. It comes as part of Samsung’s 2015 SUHD TV series so It comes with Nano Crystal Color as its color technology. With Nano Crystal Color, Samsung UN55JS8500 is able to deliver lifelike color details on its screen. UHD Dimming is installed on Samsung UN55JS8500 as its dimming technology. With UHD Dimming that completed with UHD Upscaling technology, you can enjoy brilliant picture quality from both original 4K content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. Peak Illuminator Pro and precision black is also installed on Samsung UN55JS8500 that can bring greater details on the bright part of the screen along with deeper black levels on the dark part of the screen so that you can enjoy more vibrant color contrast. 2015 Samsung Smart TV is installed on Samsung UN55JS8500 as its Smart TV platform. 2015 Samsung Smart TV used Tizen as its OS that can bring premium entertainment from your favorite content providers while also can run Tizen based Apps on the TV’s big screen. Samsung UN55JS8500 is also completed with Smart Remote that make it easier and quicker to control the TV and Smart TV platform.
Samsung UN55JS8500 is one of popular choice for 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV in 2015. You can see from the customers’ ratings most of the customers are satisfied with their Samsung UN55JS8500. For sure The customers mostly commented on the picture of the TV and They said that the TV can deliver outstanding picture quality. Few customers are also talked about the Smart TV platform and said that It’s easy to use and navigate. The sound delivered by this TV is very good said few customers but They said that It’s always be better with additional soundbar. If you want to know more about Samsung UN55JS8500 from the customers’ perspective, you should go to this page and see what the customers said about Samsung UN55JS8500…
Comparison Table of Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500
If We want to talk more about differences of Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500, It’s a perfect idea to take a look at their specs. We can see the specs of Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500 side by side by looking at the table below.
|Samsung UN55KS8500||Samsung UN55JS8500|
|Introduced||March 2016||March 2015|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Dimming||UHD Dimming||UHD Dimming|
|Color Technology||Quantum Dot Color||Nano Crystal Color|
|Refresh Rate||Motion Rate 240||Motion Rate 240|
|Smart Platform||2016 Samsung Smart TV||2015 Samsung Smart TV|
|3D Feature||NO||Active 3D|
|Remote Control||Smart Remote||Smart Remote|
|Speaker System||2.1Ch 40W||2.2Ch 40W|
|HDMI/ USB Inputs||4/3||4/3|
Differences of Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500
We can easily locate the differences of Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500 on the table above. But do you want to talk more about those differences? I’m quite sure that you want to know more about those differences. Let’s discuss more about it together.
1. Panel Design
Samsung UN55KS8500 comes with curved panel design, while Samsung UN55JS8500 comes with flat panel design. Curved panel design is able to deliver panoramic watching experience, while Flat panel design offer conventional flat watching experience. While a lot of people appreciate panoramic watching experience that used by Samsung UN55KS8500, but there are a number of customers who prefer flat panel. It depends on your preference.
2. HDR 1000
You can find HDR 1000 installed on Samsung UN55KS8500. While It can’t be found on Samsung UN55JS8500. With HDR 1000, you can enjoy better High Dynamic Range contents on Samsung UN55KS8500. You can get better details and dynamic brightness from your HDR contents with HDR 1000 than what you can get on Samsung UN55JS8500 without any HDR 1000.
3. Color Technology
There’s a different on the color technology used by Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500. Samsung UN55KS8500 comes with quantum dot color, while Samsung UN55JS8500 comes with Nano Crystal. While They’re different, but both of quantum dot color and Nano Crystal Color are able to deliver true-to-life color details on the TV screen.
4. Smart TV Platform
Both of Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500 come with Samsung Smart TV as their Smart TV platform. They are just different in version. Samsung UN55KS8500 comes with 2016 Samsung Smart TV, while Samsung UN55JS8500 comes with 2015 Samsung Smart TV. Although They are different in version, both of Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500 are both powered by Tizen as their OS. 2016 Samsung Smart TV indeed comes with minor improvements to fix the minor problems that sometime happen in 2015 Samsung Smart TV.
5. 3D Feature
Samsung UN55KS8500 is not completed with any 3D feature. While Samsung UN55JS8500 comes with 3D feature. With 3D feature, you can enjoy both 3D and 2D entertainment with Samsung UN55JS8500. Although you can’t find any 3D on Samsung UN55KS8500, with the latest 4K UHD resolution completed with HDR 1000 technology you can enjoy near 3D picture quality in Samsung UN55JS8500.
6. Speaker System
There’s a little difference on the speaker system installed on Samsung UN55KS8500 and UN55JS8500. Samsung UN55KS8500 comes with 2.1Ch 40W speaker system, while Samsung UN55JS8500 comes with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system. The difference of those 2.1Ch 40W and 2.2Ch 40W is not that significant so that you may not notice that. Both of those two speaker system is able to deliver good sound quality in general.
Currently, you can find that the older model is offered at the higher price and the new one is quite limited in the market. You can indeed finding the used older model that priced at the lower price than the new Samsung UN55KS8500. Please note that the price of TVs are sometime different between each retailers.
Which One Suits You Better?
Samsung UN55KS8500 comes as the newer model from 2016 TV lineup. It comes with curved panel design, while It also comes with HDR 1000 technology that can bring better details and dynamic brightness from your HDR contents. Samsung UN55KS8500 also comes with the newer version of Samsung Smart TV, although there’s no big difference between the old and new version. You can find Samsung UN55KS8500 is offered at the lower price. With lower price, You can enjoy better HDR contents with panoramic watching experience. It also comes with newer Samsung Smart TV. So I’m sure that you should consider to go ahead with Samsung UN55KS8500 with more affordable price. Where should you order Samsung UN55KS8500? You should consider to order Samsung UN55KS8500 here…
In the other hand, Samsung UN55JS8500 is a good alternative choice for anyone looking for flat panel with 3D feature. But It’s now priced higher by some retailers that make it not reasonable in my opinion. You can indeed consider this TV model when It’s priced at similar price or lower than Samsung UN55JS8500. From the customers’ perspective, Samsung UN55JS8500 is also backed by excellent customers’ feedback so you don’t have to worry about its quality. You can check today’s price of Samsung UN55JS8500 here…