Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA review & specs

Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA: Smart 4K UHD TV with Universal Guide

Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA

The UN43RU7100FXZA is a 43-inch TV from Samsung, released in 2019, being the smallest model in the budget RU7100 series. All the TVs from this line go endowed with such key features as 4K UHD picture resolution, 4K UHD Processor, HDR, and Universal Guide.

The 4K UHD processor is one of the most impressive specs of this TV that should be highlighted in this UN43RU7100FXZA review. It’s a decently powerful processor which is also used in Samsung’s more expensive models. It optimizes the picture to 4K quality. Additionally, thanks to HDR, you can see more color shades. The UHD Dimming feature fine-tunes the color deepness so you get an impressive contrast.

The TV shows a decent picture in a dark room, but, however, the black color is not very pronounced due to the absence of the local dimming feature. It’s also great for watching sports and playing games thanks to decent motion handling and fast response time.

The Samsung Smart TV platform gives access to the most popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, etc. It also supports AirPlay 2 (allows playing content from iPhone/iPad/Mac) and works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. However, the TV doesn’t feature a microphone to use them so you will need to buy a smart speaker separately.

Another important thing about the Smart TV platform that should be mentioned in this Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA review is Universal Guide that ensures easy work with the streaming services and also gives access to numerous live TV shows.

The TV uses 20W stereo speakers that aren’t endowed with any surround sound features. However, as for me, they are more than enough for basic needs.

Since the Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA is a budget model, its body is predictably made of plastic. However, it still feels robust. The thickness of the TV is almost uniform thanks to the modern slim design. It measures 38.2 x 22.2 x 2.3 inches and weighs 21.2 lbs.

The TV stands on a V-shaped stand which is wide and reliable, having 38.3 x 10.4 inches footprint. It also has a plain black frame of average thickness.

The TV features three HDMI inputs, two USB ports, digital optical audio output, component/composite input, tuner (cable/ant) input, and Ethernet port. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can be used for wireless connection.

The included remote control is very basic and doesn't provide any smart features like remote voice control. However, there are four buttons for the quick launch of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Universal Guide.

The Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA manual is clear and contains all the essential information about the TV’s setup and handling.

Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA pros and cons

Pros

  • The TV can get really bright which contributes to decent reflection handling.
  • The PurColor technology fine-tunes the color reproduction so you get a vibrant picture.
  • There is an Apple TV app that allows watching Apple TV channels.

Cons

  • The grey color doesn’t look uniform.
  • The content recommendations don’t work well.

Common features

Product

Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA

Model

UN43RU7100FXZA

Brand

Samsung

Rating

4.3 of 5

Reviews

37

General

Series

RU7100

Screen sizes in series

43, 50, 55, 58, 65, 75

Display

Screen size, inch

43

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160

Display type

VA

Screen design

flat

Display width, cm/in

94.13/37.05

Display height, cm/in

52.04/20.84

Display area, %

91.09

Display colors

1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60

Aspect ratio

16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, ASF, VOB

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

Flash Video, VC-1, VP7, VP8, VP9

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178

Vertical, degrees

178

Audio

Speakers

stereo

Speakers power, W

20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

APE, AIFF, ALAC, MIDI

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black

Width, cm/in

97.03/38.20

Height, cm/in

56.39/22.20

Depth, cm/in

5.84/2.29

Weight, kg/lbs

9.6/21.16

Width with stand, cm/in

97.03/38.20

Height with stand, cm/in

63.75/25.1

Depth with stand, cm/in

21.08/8.29

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

9.8/21.6

Connections

HDMI

3

USB

2

Component video input

1

Composite video input

1

VGA input

1

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

200 x 200

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu, YouTube

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

PureColor

Backlight technology

Edge LED

Manufacturer

Samsung

Native refresh rate, Hz

240

Panel bit depth, bits

10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.0245/0.0097

Pixel density, ppi

104

Processor

Model

Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Tizen 5.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

50

Maximum power consumption, W

105

Standby power consumption, W

0.4

User manual

Manual

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