Samsung Q60R vs Samsung RU8000 2019/10

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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 Q60R and Samsung RU8000 compared
Which TV is better?

Samsung Q60R
"Real" QLED
  • Deep blacks
  • Affordable price
  • Low input lag
  • Good smart features
  • No Local Dimming
  • No DTS

43, 49, 55, 65, 75, 82 Inch
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Samsung RU8009
Confusingly similar
  • Deep blacks
  • Affordable price
  • Very low input lag
  • Good smart features
  • No Local Dimming
  • No DTS

49, 55, 65, 82 Inch
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Detailed facts: Samsung Q60R or Samsung RU8000

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.
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.
Panel typeVA PanelVA Panel
Colour depth10 Bit10 Bit
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio6300 :15800 :1
Local dimming
Frequency120 Hz120 Hz
VRRFreeSyncFreeSync
Operating systemTizen 5.0Tizen 5.0
Response Time< 4 ms< 4 ms
Input Lag< 15 ms< 15 ms
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Atmos
DTS
HDMI 2.1
Improved viewing angle
Average brightness1.01-times better
Maximum brightness1.04-times better
Reflectionsless reflections
* Approximate price incl. VAT, plus shipping costs // Last updated on 5. December 2019 at 18:52. Please note that prices shown here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
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Our conclusion: "Real" QLED or UHD gaming TV?

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.

We compared the following televisions:
Samsung Q60R Samsung RU8009
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