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.