Two of 65-Inch 4K UHD TV that you can consider in 2018 are Samsung UN65NU8000 (UN65NU8000FXZA) and UN65NU7100 (UN65NU7100FXZA) that come as part of Samsung’s 2018 TV lineup. Samsung UN65NU8000 is introduced as part of Samsung’s 2018 Premium UHD TV series, while Samsung UN65NU7100 comes as part of Samsung’s 2018 Standard UHD TV series. Which of them is the one that you should choose? To answer that question, let’s talk about their similarities and differences in this article.
What are Their Similarities?
Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 are both introduced by Samsung as part of their 2018 TV lineup. There are several similarities between those two 65-Inch flat 4K UHD TVs. Let’s talk about their similarities together.
1. Flat Screen with Contrast Enhancer
Both of Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 come with flat screen panel design. Although Samsung curved panel screen is quite popular but flat panel screen is still more popular one. With flat screen panel, Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 are also completed with contrast enhancer as their depth enhancing technology. Contrast Enhancer is able to deliver greater sense of depth across the flat panel screen.
2. 4K UHD Resolution with UHD Upscaling
Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 come with 4K UHD Resolution. 4K UHD Resolution is able to deliver up to four times more brilliant picture than Full HD. But we can find that most of the contents available nowadays are still in HD format. You don’t have to worry since both of Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 are completed with UHD Upscaling feature to deliver near 4K picture quality from your favorite HD contents.
3. Smart Hub with Quad-Core Processor
The Smart TV platform of Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 are similar Smart Hub. Smart Hub is able to deliver premium entertainment to your home, while you can also run additional Tizen apps as the Smart Hub is based on Tizen OS. We can run Tizen Apps smoothly with on those two TVs smoothly since those two TVs are powered by quad-core processor. We can also find similar 802.11ac wireless that deliver fast and stable internet connection so that you can enjoy uninterrupted 4K streaming experience.
The similar key specs and features of Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 can be summarized with the table below.
|Samsung UN65NU8000||Samsung UN65NU7100|
|Introduced||1st quarter of 2017||1st quarter of 2017|
|Display Technology||Edge-lit LED||Edge-lit LED|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Depth Enhancing Technology||Contrast Enhancer||Contrast Enhancer|
|Smart TV Platform||Smart Hub||Smart Hub|
What are Their Differences?
As the Premium and Standard 4K UHD TV of Samsung, We can find that there are a number of differences between Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100. What are their differences? Let’s talk about that together.
1. Dimming Technology
Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 come with different dimming technology. Samsung UN65NU8000 comes with Supreme UHD Dimming, while Samsung UN65NU7100 comes with standard UHD Dimming. With Supreme UHD Dimming, Samsung UN65NU8000 is able to deliver better picture clarity on its screen than Samsung UN65NU7100 with UHD Dimming.
2. Color Technology
We can also find that the color technology of Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 are different. Samsung UN65NU8000 comes with Dynamic Crystal Color, while Samsung UN65NU7100 comes with PurColor. With Dynamic Crystal Color, you can enjoy richer and more accurate color details in Samsung UN65NU8000 than what you can get with Samsung UN65NU7100 with PurColor.
3. HDR Technology
Samsung UN65NU8000 comes with more advanced HDR Plus as its HDR technology, while Samsung UN65NU7100 only comes with standard HDR technology. With HDR Plus, Samsung UN65NU8000 is able to deliver better contrast and details from your HDR content sources.
4. Refresh Rate Technology
The refresh rate technology of Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 are different. Samsung UN65NU8000 comes with Motion Rate 240, while Samsung UN65NU7100 comes with Motion Rate 120. Motion Rate 240 is able to deliver more fluid motion images than Motion Rate 120 especially when you use the TV as your gaming monitor.
5. Remote Control
We can also find that the remote control included in Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 are different. Samsung UN65NU8000 comes with Samsung OneRemote (TM1850A), while Samsung UN65NU7100 comes with Standard remote (TM1240A). With Samsung OneRemote, you can control the TV, Smart Hub and devices connected to the TV more conveniently. But you don’t have to worry if you want to use more advanced control on your Samsung UN65NU7100 since you can download SmartThings App on your smartphone and use it as OneRemote for your Samsung UN65NU7100.
6. Speaker System
Samsung UN65NU8000 comes with 2.1Ch 40W speaker system, while Samsung UN65NU7100 comes with 2Ch 20W speaker system. With 2.1Ch 40W speaker system, you can enjoy more powerful and richer sound quality in Samsung UN65NU8000 than what you can get with 2Ch 20W speaker system of Samsung UN65NU7100.
Samsung UN65NU800 is usually offered at the higher price than Samsung UN65NU7100 since It’s indeed positioned as the higher model. How much is their price difference? As we know that TV prices are changing from time to time, then It’s recommended that you check the price of Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 before we can find their latest price difference.
From our discussion about the differences between Samsung UN65NU8000 and UN65NU7100 we can create a table of difference as follow.
|Samsung UN65NU8000||Samsung UN65NU7100|
|Dimming Technology||Supreme UHD Dimming||UHD Dimming|
|Color Technology||Dynamic Crystal Color||PurColor|
|HDR Technology||HDR Plus||NO|
|Refresh Rate Technology||Motion Rate 240||Motion Rate 120|
|Remote Control||Samsung OneRemote (TM1850A)||Samsung Standard Remote (TM1240A)|
|Speaker System||2.1Ch 40W||2Ch 20W|
|Price||More Expensive||Less Expensive|
Should You Choose Samsung UN65NU8000?
Samsung UN65NU8000 comes as the higher model of Samsung UN65NU7100 as we can find from our discussion about their similarities and differences. Samsung UN65NU8000 comes with better picture (Dimming, Color, HDR and refresh rate), more powerful speaker and more advanced Samsung OneRemote. If you are looking for better picture quality, more powerful sound quality or want to use more advanced Samsung OneRemote to control your TV and you don’t mind to spend higher for it, then Samsung UN65NU8000 is the model that you should choose.
Samsung UN65NU7100 comes as more basic model of Samsung UN65NU8000. Although we can’t find advanced picture technology of Samsung UN65NU8000, we can find that Samsung UN65NU7100 is still able to deliver good picture quality. You can also attach additional soundbar if you are not satisfied with its 2Ch 20W speaker system and installed SmartThings App to control your TV more conveniently. So if you have more limited budget, then Samsung UN65NU7100 is the model that you should choose.
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