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Samsung UN40J5200 Review

With hundreds of television models currently on the market, selecting the right television for your needs is easier said than done. If getting the best possible viewing experience is what you seek, you absolutely must go for an HDTV, which will give incredibly detailed picture quality. That being said, Samsung is one of the most reliable and established brands in the market and will guarantee spectacular results. Recently, they released the Samsung UN40J5200 40-inch 1080p Smart LED TV, which offers superb images and is rich with features that are worth splurging on.

Smart Eco-Sensor Technology

The 40-inch LED screen is backlit and the Smart Eco Sensor Technology is one of the best features of the UN40J5200 and is a must-have. As the name suggests, it is an eco-friendly model which will save energy and bills which is great because in the long run, this 40-inch TV will reduce energy usage by approximately 26%. To maximize power savings, the set detects the brightness level of the room and adjusts screen brightness respectively. Compared to other television sets, it was remarkable just how much power consumption this HDTV was able to reduce- a significant improvement.

Don’t Miss Any Of The Action

The UN40J5200 is equipped with Motion Rate 60, which ensures that it keeps up with the action- the fast processing speed and response mean that it can handle the wildest movements and berserk action in a smooth manner. Additionally, combining this with the Wide Color Enhancer Feature; which will give a richer color palette, will give a movie experience like no other. Whether the media is old or new, HD or standard, you will be amazed by the clarity and vividness of every frame. Those of you who will be upgrading from old plasma TVs to this, will be left stunned. The whites and blackest are in their truest tones and not washed out. Another huge improvement!

An Intuitive Interface

Samsung has one of the strongest interfaces for streaming live content. The UN40J5200 is no different – the user-friendly menus will make streaming live media very simple and straightforward. If you are a beginner at online streaming on TV, the menus will require a bit of practice to get a hang of, but you’ll get there in no time. The internet connectivity has no issues. Once linked to a network, streaming will be child’s play. This includes internet streaming, streaming from a PC, and mirroring your smartphone with the TV. Like most sets, this model also has USB ports for playing movies. To improve upon this, the ConnectShare feature organizes media on devices for easier playback without any crashing. Navigating and playing movies directly from a USB-enabled camera, external hard drive, or viewing photos has never been easier.

The menus also feature Smart Apps which includes all your essential social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, so you can stay updated from the comfort of your couch. Weather, interactive sports and games, and media streaming sites like YouTube and Netflix are also available. A bonus feature in apps is that you can shop online too!

Other Features

A couple of other features also worth noting are the Audio and AnyNet+. The sound quality of the UN40J5200 is through the DTS Premium Sound 5.1 component. Words don’t do justice to this powerful sound system, which will make you feel like a part of the onscreen content. You have to experience it in order to truly feel its potential. The unit also has consistent levels of volume, great bass response and dialog clarity. AnyNet+ is a fascinating component of this set, which allows connectivity and streamlining 12 compatible devices.

If you are searching for an HDTV that is jam-packed with features and apps, all at a reasonable price, then the Samsung UN40J5200 is the perfect model for you. It’s impressive features, high quality HD viewing, colors and action and movement rate is brilliant, and the sound unit is nothing to scoff at either. All your internet media sources are available at a push of a button and you have a variety of apps to play around with too.

Possibly the only con to this set is that although the interface is user-friendly, newbies might have a hard time with it. Also, app rendering is somewhat slow and result in apps taking a while to open. If the wait doesn’t bother you, once the apps open, they work smoothly.


  • 40-inch screen Smart TV
  • Full 1080p HD viewing
  • Clear Motion Rate 120
  • Wide Color Enhancement
  • DTS Studio Sound
  • Universal Remote
  • Smart Hub For Apps
  • Web browser
  • Screen Mirroring With Compatible Devices
  • Recommendations Based On Viewing Habits
  • Ethernet Port
  • Headphone Out
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Eco Sensor Technology
  • 2 HDMI And USB Ports
  • Affordable Price


  • Menus Difficult For Some Users
  • Apps Are Laggy Sometimes

The Verdict

The UN40J5200 is one of the finest televisions in the world, which will fulfill all your viewing requirements. Despite its very low pricing compared to other television sets which are on par with this, this HDTV is loaded with great features and a collection of low consumption maintenance options, without compromising picture quality.

The television’s size is not predominantly big. At 40-inches, this Smart TV will be a great addition to your bedroom or TV Lounge. It’s even better for smaller homes, as the product is extremely lightweight and can be moved around without requiring a lot of manpower. This is one of the go-to products for consumers, who have been satisfied with their purchase and deem this as a well performing all-rounder television set.

Brand Name: SAMSUNG
Model Number: UN40J5200AFXZA
Display Size: 40 Inches
Display Technology: LED
Resolution: 1920×1080
Refresh Rate: 60CMR (Effective)
Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Dimensions: 36.3″ W x 23.2″ H x 11.3″ D
Weight: 16.3 pounds



The UN40J5200 will give crystal clear HD content, with fantastic colors and movement which will render seamlessly. The audio is high quality, and can be amplified with additional units. The presence of a built-in WiFi technology is something that is rarely found on other HD sets. Content which streams from internet sources buffers smoothly and you can also mirror content from other devices such as your laptop or smartphone.

Picture Quality
User Interface
Sound Quality
Smart Features