LG NANO75 vs Samsung AU8000 TV comparison 2021/11

With the LG NANO75, the Korean electronics manufacturer presents a low-priced 4K TV for beginners. Competitor Samsung also pursues this goal: The AU8000 is equally low-priced and promises a great 4K experience.

Which TV is the better entry-level model after all? We compare them directly!

LG NANO75 2021
Samsung AU8000
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LG NANO75 and Samsung AU8000 compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
29%
LG NANO75 2021 65"
44%
Samsung AU8000 65"
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
63%
LG NANO75 2021 65"
42%
Samsung AU8000 65"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
38%
LG NANO75 2021 65"
63%
Samsung AU8000 65"
HDR Image Quality Icon
HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
14%
LG NANO75 2021 65"
41%
Samsung AU8000 65"
Movies & Series Icon
Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
41%
LG NANO75 2021 65"
60%
Samsung AU8000 65"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
64%
LG NANO75 2021 65"
61%
Samsung AU8000 65"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
54%
LG NANO75 2021 65"
56%
Samsung AU8000 65"
Equipment Icon
Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
75%
LG NANO75 2021 65"
68%
Samsung AU8000 65"
LG NANO75 2021 65"
Samsung AU8000 65"
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LG NANO75 2021 2021

4K experience with compromises

Direct LED
Direct LED
ADS Panel
ADS Panel
The NANO75 is part of LG's NanoCell series. Like the other models in the series, it has an ADS panel and thus offers a wide viewing angle. Apart from that, the panel comes with some disadvantages: Low contrasts and insufficient brightness result in a poor picture quality. Even the intensity of the colors, which is very good thanks to the NanoCell technology, cannot compensate for that.
43" (108cm)
43NANO75UPA
50" (126cm)
50NANO75UPA
55" (139cm)
55NANO75UPA
65" (164cm)
65NANO75UPA
" (cm)
70NANO75UPA
75" (189cm)
75NANO75UPA
86" (217cm)
86NANO75UPA

Samsung AU8000 2021

A decent allrounder

Edge LED
Edge LED
VA Panel
VA Panel
With the AU8000, Samsung adds a low-priced 4K TV to its Crystal UHD lineup that is supposed to be as good as its more expensive alternatives like the Q60A. However, you cannot expect too many outstanding features due to the low price. If you are willing to make a few sacrifices, a good performance at a fair price awaits you!
43" (108cm)
UN43AU8000FXZA
50" (125cm)
UN50AU8000FXZA
55" (138cm)
UN55AU8000FXZA
65" (163cm)
UN65AU8000FXZA
75" (189cm)
UN75AU8000FXZA
85" (214cm)
UN85AU8000FXZA

Detailed comparison: LG NANO75 or Samsung AU8000

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Reflections Icon
Reflections Comparison

Watch out for bright rooms!

LG’s NANO75 definitely cannot win with its brightness and contrast values. Reflections are almost inevitable in bright rooms. The Samsung AU8000’s values look much better, but they still cannot fully satisfy. However, the TV compensates for this with a good reflection behavior, which only leads to actual impairments in very bright rooms.

29%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
950 :1
Max. Brightness
270 Nits
Video technologies
44%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
3800 :1
Max. Brightness
330 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle Comparison

Highly extended viewing angle

Thanks to its ADS panel, which is very close to an IPS panel, the NANO75 has a very wide viewing angle. Thus, it is also suitable for the use in larger groups. The AU8000, in contrast, has a VA panel and thus suffers from a narrow viewing angle, which is typical for these panels.

63%
Panel type
ADS Panel
IPS Panel
Viewing Angle
wide
IPS Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
42%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
narrow
VA Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
SDR image Icon
SDR image Comparison

One point for Samsung

In terms of the picture quality of SDR content, the NANO75 can only impress in terms of color representation: Thanks to the special NanoCell technology, colors are displayed intensely and correctly. Other than that, the quality is not very satisfactory due to the poor contrast values and the low peak brightness. The AU8000 delivers a much better picture here: Its contrast values are also not particularly high for a VA panel, but it can still display SDR material well.

38%
Panel type
ADS Panel
IPS Panel
Backlight
Direct LED
Direct LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
950 :1
Max. Brightness
270 Nits
DCI-P3
65%
Energy consumption SDR
G kWh / 1.000 Hours
63%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
3800 :1
Max. Brightness
330 Nits
DCI-P3
69%
Energy consumption SDR
G kWh / 1.000 Hours
HDR image Icon
HDR image Comparison

Hardly any differences to SDR content

You cannot expect an outstanding HDR performance from either TV. Rather, hardly any differences between the display of HDR and SDR content can be seen. This is due to the peak brightness, which is not particularly high on either model. Nevertheless, in direct comparison, the AU8000 has the lead due to its better scores. Moreover, it also supports HDR10+.

14%
Panel type
ADS Panel
IPS Panel
Backlight
Direct LED
Direct LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
950 :1
Max. Brightness
270 Nits
DCI-P3
65%
REC 2020
51%
Energy consumption HDR
G kWh / 1.000 Hours
Video technologies
41%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
3800 :1
Max. Brightness
330 Nits
DCI-P3
69%
REC 2020
51%
Energy consumption HDR
G kWh / 1.000 Hours
Video technologies
Movies & Series Icon
Movies & Series Comparison

No home theater atmosphere

Overall, the Samsung TV is clearly better for watching movies and series since it is more adaptable. It delivers a very good picture in dark rooms and its reflection behavior in bright rooms is also quite acceptable. The NANO75, on the other hand, cannot offer all that much – the miserable contrast becomes a problem in dark rooms, and reflections occur in bright rooms. Thus, it only offers a passable picture in a slightly dim environment.

41%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
60%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Gaming Icon
Gaming performance Comparison

Good performance for casual players

In terms of gaming, the NANO75 and the AU8000 are similarly equipped: Only the response time and input lag of the LG TV are lower by one millisecond each, giving it a slight advantage. Otherwise, both TVs are more suitable for occasional gamers. The advantages of the latest consoles cannot be enjoyed due to the lack of HDMI 2.1 ports and the 60 Hz frequency.

64%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 6ms
HDMI 2.1
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 10ms
61%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 7ms
HDMI 2.1
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 11ms
Sports Icon
Sports performance Comparison

Blurring and flickering

Those who mainly want to watch sports events will encounter problems with both TVs – despite the acceptable response time. The Samsung AU8000, for instance, changes the colors of the pixels a bit too slowly, which leads to motion blur in very fast movements. Meanwhile, the NANO75 struggles with flickering, which is caused by using pulse width modulation to dim the backlight. Flicker occurs at all backlight settings, leading to visible duplications due to the low flicker frequency of 120Hz.

54%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 6ms
56%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 7ms
Equipment Icon
Equipment Comparison

LG's advantages

The equipment finally is an aspect that can be positively emphasized about the NANO75. Although it does not offer HDMI 2.1 and a twin tuner, it does have features like USB recording, timeshift and support for Apple Airplay and Homekit. You won’t find any of these on the AU8000. Like the NANO75, however, it also offers a large app selection and has Amazon’s Alexa already integrated. In addition, both TVs support eARC, which is used to transmit uncompressed Dolby Atmos. But beware: This feature is useless for the NANO75 because it does not support Dolby Atmos!

75%
Operating System
webOS 6.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
3
HDMI 2.1
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
1
Digital optical
1
Ci+ 1.4
1
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
68%
Operating System
Tizen 6.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
3
HDMI 2.1
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
Digital optical
1
Ci+ 1.4
1
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
kompatibel
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
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Our conclusion:
An easy decision

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Based on the picture quality, the choice between the LG NANO75 and the Samsung AU8000 should be an easy one. Even though the two TVs are on the same level in some aspects, the NANO75 simply cannot convince in this regard. It does offer a solid set of features and makes watching with several people possible thanks to its wide viewing angle, but let’s be honest – what’s the point of that when the picture quality is miserable? If you opt for the Samsung AU8000, you simply get the better overall package at a similar price.

LG NANO75 2021 2021
48%
LG NANO75 2021
  • Low Input Lag
  • Viewing Angle
  • Smart TV Features
  • 60Hz Panel
  • Contrast ratio 950:1
  • Black Levels
  • No Dolby Vision & HDR10+
  • No DTS & Dolby Atmos
43" (108cm)
43NANO75UPA
50" (126cm)
50NANO75UPA
55" (139cm)
55NANO75UPA
65" (164cm)
65NANO75UPA
" (cm)
70NANO75UPA
75" (189cm)
75NANO75UPA
86" (217cm)
86NANO75UPA
Samsung AU8000 2021
55%
Samsung AU8000
More about the Samsung AU8000
  • Contrast Ratio 3800:1
  • Input Lag ~10ms
  • HDR10+
  • Decent performance in dark rooms
  • Small Color Gamut
  • No Variable Refresh Rate
  • Viewing Angle
  • No PVR & Timeshift
43" (108cm)
UN43AU8000FXZA
50" (125cm)
UN50AU8000FXZA
55" (138cm)
UN55AU8000FXZA
65" (163cm)
UN65AU8000FXZA
75" (189cm)
UN75AU8000FXZA
85" (214cm)
UN85AU8000FXZA
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