LG SJ8500 Vs LG SJ9500

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: LG SJ9500 is better.

When we compare LG SJ9500 Vs SJ8500 in this review, LG SJ9500 is better because it has better SDR peak brightness, perfect for watching TV shows in brighter rooms, has slightly better gradient and better black uniformity for HDR.

LG SJ8500 Vs LG SJ9500: DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands.

Wall mount; LG SJ8500 has VESA 300×300 whereas LG SJ95000 has VESA 300×200

Borders; LG SJ8500 has 0.39” (1.0cm) while LG SJ95000 has 0.43” (1.1cm)

Max thickness; LG SJ8500 has 2.56” (6.5cm) whereas LG SJ95000 has 2.17” (5.5cm)

Max temperature; LG SJ8500 has 97oF (36oC) while LG SJ95000 has 109oF (43oC)

Average temperature; LG SJ8500 has 88oF (31oC) whereas LG SJ95000 has 95oF (35oC)

Bottom line: both TVs are similar.

LG SJ8500 Vs LG SJ9500: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; LG SJ8500 has 1379:1 whereas LG SJ95000 has 1547:1

Local dimming; both TVs have local dimming.

SDR real scene peak brightness; LG SJ8500 has 215cd/m2 whereas LG SJ95000 has 348cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; LG SJ8500 has 243cd/m2 whereas LG SJ95000 has 360cd/m2

Gray uniformity; LG SJ8500 has 6.7 whereas LG SJ95000 has 6.6

50% Std. Dev; LG SJ8500 has 5.590% whereas LG SJ95000 has 4.864%

50% DSE; LG SJ8500 has 0.202% whereas LG SJ95000 has 0.232%

Viewing angle; LG SJ8500 has 6.2 whereas LG SJ95000 has 6.4.

Black uniformity; LG SJ8500 has 3.6 whereas LG SJ95000 has 5.0

Native Std. Dev; LG SJ8500 has 3.075% whereas LG SJ95000 has 1.942%

Total reflections; LG SJ8500 has 3.4% whereas LG SJ95000 has 3.3%

Pre calibration; LG SJ8500 has 6.7 whereas LG SJ95000 has 7.3

White balance dE; LG SJ8500 has 3.82 whereas LG SJ95000 has 3.66

Color dE; LG SJ8500 has 3.95 whereas LG SJ95000 has 2.43

Gamma; LG SJ8500 has 2.35 whereas LG SJ95000 has 2.24

Post calibration; LG SJ8500 has 9.5 whereas LG SJ95000 has 9.6

White balance dE; LG SJ8500 has 0.15 whereas LG SJ95000 has 0.11

Color dE; LG SJ8500 has 1.39 whereas LG SJ95000 has 1.12

Gamma; LG SJ8500 has 2.20, the same as LG SJ95000.

Color gamut; LG SJ8500 has 7.7 whereas LG SJ95000 has 7.9

Bottom line: LG SJ95000 is better.

LG SJ8500 Vs LG SJ9500: MOTION

100% response time; LG SJ8500 has 14.3ms while LG SJ95000 has 15.6ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs are not flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs don’t have optional BFI.

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation 30fps and 60fps.

524p Judder; the two TVs are judder-free.

Variable refresh rate; both TVs don’t have.

Native refresh rate; both TVs have 120Hz.

Bottom line: LG SJ95000 is better.

LG SJ8500 Vs LG SJ9500: INPUTS

Input lag; LG SJ8500 has 9.6 whereas LG SJ95000 has 9.5

Supported resolutions; both TVs have 9.1

Total inputs; the two TVs have 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 composite in, 1 Tuner (Cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet.

Inputs specifications; the TVs support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2, USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi.

Audio pass-through; each TV supports ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.

Bottom line: LG SJ8500 is better.

LG SJ8500 Vs LG SJ9500: SOUND QUALITY

Low-frequency extension; LG SJ8500 has 71.27Hz whereas LG SJ95000 has 75.51Hz

Max; LG SJ8500 has 93.8dB SPL while LG SJ95000 has 93.1dB SPL.

Weighted THD @ Max; LG SJ8500 has 0.535 whereas LG SJ95000 has 0.840

IMD @ Max; LG SJ8500 has 15.25% whereas LG SJ95000 has 85.78%

Bottom line: LG SJ8500 is better.

LG SJ8500 Vs LG SJ9500: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; LG SJ8500 operates on WebOS version 3.5whereas LG SJ95000 on WebOS version 3.7

Interface; both TVs are easy to use with average smoothness.

Ads; the two TVs have ads.

Apps and features; both TVs have apps and features.

Remote; the two TVs have large remotes.

TV controls; both TVs have TV controls.

Bottom line: the two TVs have similar smart features.

Conclusion

LG SJ9500 is better because it has better SDR peak brightness, perfect for watching TV shows in brighter rooms, has slightly better gradient and better black uniformity for HDR.