Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100 TV comparison 2021/05

In this comparison we look at the entry-level TV Samsung TU8000 of 2020 and the entry-level TV Samsung RU7100 of the previous year. Both devices represent the most affordable set of their generation. Here you can find out where the TVs differ and where they are similar.

Samsung TU8000
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Samsung TU8000 and Samsung RU7100 compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
29%
Samsung TU8000 55"
32%
Samsung RU7100 55"
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.
39%
Samsung TU8000 55"
39%
Samsung RU7100 55"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
64%
Samsung TU8000 55"
60%
Samsung RU7100 55"
HDR Image Quality Icon
HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
41%
Samsung TU8000 55"
39%
Samsung RU7100 55"
Movies & Series Icon
Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
59%
Samsung TU8000 55"
54%
Samsung RU7100 55"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
65%
Samsung TU8000 55"
73%
Samsung RU7100 55"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
52%
Samsung TU8000 55"
41%
Samsung RU7100 55"
Equipment Icon
Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
64%
Samsung TU8000 55"
50%
Samsung RU7100 55"
Samsung TU8000 55"
Samsung RU7100 55"
Rating v2.0
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Samsung TU8000 2020

2020 Premium UHD

Edge LED
Edge LED
VA Panel
VA Panel
The new Samsung TU8000 is to be the improved version of the RU8000 from last year – while in reality, it is more like the Samsung RU7100. Both TVs have the same refresh rate, but the TU8000's performance in dark rooms is better. In addition to the latest streaming services, it supports voice control via Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby and Amazon Alexa, as well as Apple AirPlay 2. Smart Home support is also available.
43" (108cm)
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50" (125,7cm)
UN50TU8000FXZA
55" (138,8cm)
UN55TU8000FXZA
65" (163,9cm)
UN65TU8000FXZA
75" (189,3cm)
UN75TU8000FXZA
85" (214cm)
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Samsung RU7100 2019

2019 Premium UHD

Edge LED
Edge LED
VA Panel
VA Panel
The Samsung RU7100 is the most affordable Samsung TV of 2019, and you won't find any great extras here, much more is a rock solid base for newcomers to the 4K world. Compared to the TU8000, it offers a slightly inferior picture quality and its smart features are also less pronounced. The differences are to be forgiven by occasional users, as movies and games still look good – but are of course far surpassed by higher priced models.
Attention. The Samsung RU7100 is an older TV for which the database is not up to date. Therefore, the ratings may differ.
43" (108cm)
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50" (125,7cm)
UN50RU7100FXZA
55" (138,8cm)
UN55RU7100FXZA
58" (146cm)
UN58RU7100FXZA
65" (163,9cm)
UN65RU7100FXZA
75" (189,3cm)
UN75RU7100FXZA

Detailed comparison: Samsung TU8000 or Samsung RU7100

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Reflections Icon
Reflections Comparison
Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100
29%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
6420 :1
Max. Brightness
300 Nits
Video technologies
32%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
5650 :1
Max. Brightness
289 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle Comparison
Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100
39%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
narrow
VA Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
39%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
narrow
VA Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
SDR image Icon
SDR image Comparison
Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100
64%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
6420 :1
Max. Brightness
300 Nits
DCI-P3
71%
60%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
5650 :1
Max. Brightness
289 Nits
DCI-P3
67.5%
HDR image Icon
HDR image Comparison
Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100
41%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
6420 :1
Max. Brightness
300 Nits
DCI-P3
71%
REC 2020
50%
Video technologies
39%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
5650 :1
Max. Brightness
289 Nits
DCI-P3
67.5%
REC 2020
49.6%
Video technologies
Movies & Series Icon
Movies & Series Comparison
Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100
59%
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 Channels with 20 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
54%
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
Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100
65%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 5ms
HDMI 2.1
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 10ms
73%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 7.6ms
HDMI 2.1
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 11ms
Sports Icon
Sports performance Comparison
Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100
52%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 5ms
41%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 7.6ms
Equipment Icon
Equipment Comparison
Samsung TU8000 vs Samsung RU7100
64%
Operating System
Tizen 5.5
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2 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
Amazon Alexa
kompatibel
Ambilight
50%
Operating System
Tizen 5.0
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
Ambilight
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Our conclusion:
2020 vs 2019 – Does it always have to be the latest model?

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Do I always need the latest tech? Do I have to keep with the Joneses? These are questions you should ask yourself when buying television, as the differences between the different TV generations are never insanely big. For this reason, we recommend that most readers who don’t need a lot of extra features should go for the RU7100 – if the price is right. The picture quality of the TU8000 is better, but you should only pay a forgivable surcharge for this. If the difference is small or equal, the new model is better. If not, the RU7100 still offers good quality at a low price.

Samsung TU8000 2020
52%
Samsung TU8000
More about the Samsung TU8000
  • Deep blacks
  • High contrast
  • Very low input lag
  • Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Apple AirPlay 2
  • Samsung Smart Things
  • Poor viewing angle
  • No DTS
  • No local dimming
43" (108cm)
UN43TU8000FXZA
50" (125,7cm)
UN50TU8000FXZA
55" (138,8cm)
UN55TU8000FXZA
65" (163,9cm)
UN65TU8000FXZA
75" (189,3cm)
UN75TU8000FXZA
85" (214cm)
UN85TU8000FXZA
Samsung RU7100 2019
49%
Samsung RU7100
More about the Samsung RU7100
  • Deep blacks
  • High contrast
  • Very low input lag
  • Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Apple AirPlay 2
  • Poor viewing angle
  • No local dimming
  • No DTS
43" (108cm)
UN43RU7100FXZA
50" (125,7cm)
UN50RU7100FXZA
55" (138,8cm)
UN55RU7100FXZA
58" (146cm)
UN58RU7100FXZA
65" (163,9cm)
UN65RU7100FXZA
75" (189,3cm)
UN75RU7100FXZA
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