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.