Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000 TV comparison 2021/04

The Samsung Q60R and the Samsung RU8000 are two TVs from South Korea that are not only visually very similar. Also from a technical stand point, the differences are marginal. We’ll take a close look at which of the two TVs is the better one and which one you should buy.

Samsung QLED Q60R
Samsung RU8000
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Samsung Q60R and Samsung RU8000 compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
44%
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
45%
Samsung RU8000 65"
Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
40%
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
40%
Samsung RU8000 65"
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
53%
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
51%
Samsung RU8000 65"
HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
46%
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
42%
Samsung RU8000 65"
Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
57%
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
56%
Samsung RU8000 65"
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
89%
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
88%
Samsung RU8000 65"
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
29%
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
27%
Samsung RU8000 65"
Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
57%
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
54%
Samsung RU8000 65"
Samsung QLED Q60R 65"
Samsung RU8000 65"
Rating v2.0 Alpha

Samsung QLED Q60R 2019

Edge LED
Edge LED
VA Panel
VA Panel
The Samsung Q60R is the affordable entry model of the QLED series. It does without many features of the higher quality models: e.g. there is no local dimming and no particularly high brightness. Nevertheless, it has some practical extra features, such as Ambient Mode. Thanks to the VA panel it is well suited for dark rooms. If you want a true QLED display, however, this is the way to go.
43" (108cm)
QN43Q60RAFXZA
49" (123,1cm)
QN49Q60RAFXZA
55" (138,8cm)
QN55Q60RAFXZA
65" (163,9cm)
QN65Q60RAFXZA
75" (189,3cm)
QN75Q60RAFXZA
82" (208,2cm)
QN82Q60RAFXZA

Samsung RU8000 2019

Edge LED
Edge LED
VA Panel
VA Panel
The Samsung RU8000 is not only visually very similar to the Q60R. The technical features are partly the same – but the RU8000 does not belong to the QLED series. The RU8000 has slightly less contrast and is not so well suited for sports. In all other aspects it is on a par with the more expensive Q60R, all the while it is not part of the QLED lineup.
49" (123,1cm)
UN49RU8000FXZA
55" (138,8cm)
UN55RU8000FXZA
65" (163,9cm)
UN65RU8000FXZA
82" (208,2cm)
UN82RU8000FXZA

Detailed comparison: Samsung Q60R or Samsung RU8000

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Samsung RU8000 65" Check Deal
Reflections Comparison
Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000
44%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
6300 :1
Ø Brightness
350 Nits
Video technologies
45%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
5760 :1
Ø Brightness
346 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Comparison
Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000
40%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
Normal
Wide Viewing Angle Layer not available
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
40%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
Normal
Wide Viewing Angle Layer not available
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
SDR image Comparison
Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000
53%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
6300 :1
Ø Brightness
350 Nits
DCI-P3
78.2 %
51%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
5760 :1
Ø Brightness
346 Nits
DCI-P3
74.2%
HDR image Comparison
Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000
46%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
6300 :1
Ø Brightness
350 Nits
Max. Brightness
379 Nits
DCI-P3
78.2 %
REC 2020
59.9%
Video technologies
42%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
5760 :1
Ø Brightness
346 Nits
Max. Brightness
365 Nits
DCI-P3
74.2%
REC 2020
56.7%
Video technologies
Movies & Series Comparison
Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000
57%
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
Surround Sound Formats
HDMI eARC
HDMI ARC
56%
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
Surround Sound Formats
HDMI eARC
HDMI ARC
Gaming performance Comparison
Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000
89%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 3.6ms
HDMI 2.1
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 14ms
88%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 4.0ms
HDMI 2.1
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 15ms
Sports performance Comparison
Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000
29%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 3.6ms
27%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 4.0ms
Equipment Comparison
Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000
57%
Operating System
Tizen 5.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
HDMI eARC
HDMI ARC
Surround Sound Formats
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Ambilight
54%
Operating System
Tizen 5.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
HDMI eARC
HDMI ARC
Surround Sound Formats
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Ambilight

Our conclusion:
"Real" QLED or UHD gaming TV?

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Only after some research it becomes apparent that Samsung Q60R and Samsung RU8000 actually hardly differ from each other. Both have a VA panel, which enables good performance in dark rooms. In addition, they achieve very good values in gaming, as the input lag is extremely low. The picture quality is absolutely comparable, beginners won’t notice a great difference. But those who like to use their TV as a furnishing element will benefit from the atmospheric Ambient Mode of the Q60R.

Samsung QLED Q60R 2019
Samsung QLED Q60R
  • Deep blacks
  • Affordable price
  • Low input lag
  • Good smart features
  • No Local Dimming
  • No DTS
43" (108cm)
QN43Q60RAFXZA
49" (123,1cm)
QN49Q60RAFXZA
55" (138,8cm)
QN55Q60RAFXZA
65" (163,9cm)
QN65Q60RAFXZA
75" (189,3cm)
QN75Q60RAFXZA
82" (208,2cm)
QN82Q60RAFXZA
Samsung RU8000 2019
Samsung RU8000
  • Deep blacks
  • Affordable price
  • Very low input lag
  • Good smart features
  • No Local Dimming
  • No DTS
49" (123,1cm)
UN49RU8000FXZA
55" (138,8cm)
UN55RU8000FXZA
65" (163,9cm)
UN65RU8000FXZA
82" (208,2cm)
UN82RU8000FXZA
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