Samsung UN55RU8000FXZA review & specs

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Samsung UN55RU8000FXZA: 4K HDR Smart TV With Dynamic Crystal Color

Samsung UN55RU8000FXZA

The TVs from RU8000 series are supplied with many advanced Samsung features, like Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility for hands-free control, Bixby, 4K UHD Processor but offered for a budget price. And this review is devoted to the UN55RU8000FXZA — a 55-inch model from the series, released in 2019.

The TV is based on the 4K UHD Processor which ensures true 4K quality and also enhances the poor-quality content to near-4K quality. The black color performance is decent even despite the absence of the local dimming feature. Instead of standard 60Hz, the TV offers a 240Hz frame rate, so there are no issues with motion handling. The UN55RU8000FXZA specs also include Dynamic Crystal Color technology so the TV is able to reveal more color shades. Thanks to the wide viewing angle, you don’t have to sit right in front of the TV to see a clear and detailed picture.

In terms of built quality, the Samsung UN55RU8000FXZA is definitely not disappointing. Its body is made of high-quality black plastic, as well the stand which supports the TV well and prevents wobbling. However, note that the stand is very wide, so ensure that you have enough free space for TV placement. The borders around the display are not very noticeable, being half-inch wide.

The TV is 2.37-inch thick. If you want to mount this TV on a wall, you will have to use the spacers that are included in the box since the TV’s back is slightly curved.

In this Samsung UN55RU8000FXZA review, I also want to attract your attention to Samsung's Smart TV platform as it’s really satisfying and full of features. Its interface is convenient and built around the most commonly used apps/services. It provides access to the biggest video streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and many others, including even Apple TV and iTunes.

The included remote control is simple and has only 12 buttons. A pinhole for the microphone that is designed for Bixby voice control.

Reading our UN55RU8000FXZA review is a good way to find out that this TV supports FreeSync VRR which is a rear feature for budget models. Thus, the screen doesn’t display the image out of sync.

In terms of connectivity, the TV offers an Ethernet jack for wired home network connection (Wi-Fi for wireless is also available), four HDMI inputs, two USB ports, and optical digital audio output.

Samsung UN55RU8000FXZA pros and cons

Pros

  • A decent image in a well-lit room and even at the window.
  • The response time is fast enough to please the gamers.
  • The back of the TV has few grooves for convenient and neat cables management.
  • The TV is DLNA certified so you can use it to watch digital photos stored on compatible devices.

Cons

  • The cool colors look a bit washed out.
  • A pair of built-in 10W speakers is really weak, so you will probably need some external audio system.

Common features

Product

Samsung UN55RU8000FXZA

Model

UN55RU8000FXZA

Brand

Samsung

Rating

5.0 of 5

Reviews

12

General

Series

RU8000

Screen sizes in series

49, 55, 65, 75, 82

Display

Screen size, inch

55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160

Display type

VA

Screen design

flat

Display width, cm/in

120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.79

Display area, %

93.25

Display colors

1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

120

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

gray

Width, cm/in

123.7/48.7

Height, cm/in

71.37/28.09

Depth, cm/in

5.84/2.29

Weight, kg/lbs

19.1/42.1

Width with stand, cm/in

123.7/48.70

Height with stand, cm/in

77.72/30.59

Depth with stand, cm/in

23.62/9.29

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

19.5/42.9

Connections

HDMI

4

USB

2

Component video input

0

Composite video input

0

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

Dynamic Crystal Color

Backlight technology

Edge LED

Manufacturer

Samsung

Native refresh rate, Hz

240

Panel bit depth, bits

10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.0315/0.0124

Pixel density, ppi

81

Processor

Model

Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Tizen 5.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

70

Maximum power consumption, W

135

Standby power consumption, W

0.4

User manual

Manual

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