All Samsung 2018 4k TVs Compared – RTINGS.com

July 31, 2019 posted by


Hi, I’m Daniel from RTINGS.com. We’ve now bought and tested all of Samsung’s
4k models released in 2018, so in this video we’ll show you their line-up and how they
compare. Note that Samsung often has small variations
of their model numbers which are available in different regions, or even within the same
region to prevent price matching between retailers. Check the description below for a list of
models which we expect to be equivalent. Samsung generally offers versatile LCD TVs
with good picture quality. They usually have an impressive and iconic
design. All of these models have low input lag which
is great for gaming, but limited viewing angles so the image degrades when viewed off-axis. For each of these models you can check out
our detailed reviews and measurements which are linked below. We’ll start from the most affordable 4k models
and work our way up to the premium models in their line-up. The NU6900 is Samsung’s entry level 4k TV. It has decent picture quality, with a VA panel
that offers fairly deep blacks from directly in-front. It supports the HDR 10 format but isn’t really
able to benefit from it as it can’t produce a wide color gamut or bright highlights. It also doesn’t support more advanced features
like variable refresh rates or local dimming and only has two HDMI ports which may be a
limitation for those with many devices. It has a ‘classic-style’ TV remote which
isn’t as slick as the smart remote found on higher end Samsung models. The next step up is the more widely available
NU7100. It has a slightly sleeker design and a similar
brightness, but one additional HDMI port and a shared component and composite input for
those with older devices. Overall performance is very similar though,
and the NU7300 is the same TV but with a curved design. The curve is a personal preference, so most
people should just go with whichever is cheaper. The step up to the Samsung NU8000 is the first
significant improvement. This brings with it the addition of local
dimming to improve the dark scene performance, although it doesn’t work well as vertical
blooming is noticeable when viewed in a dark room. It also has Samsung’s smart remote which
works well to control other devices and doesn’t require line of sight. The NU8000 also has some advanced gaming features,
including automatic low latency mode and support for variable refresh rates from a new Xbox
or PC with a supported graphics card. The fifty-five-inch model and larger also
half a one hundred and twenty hertz panel, which can be useful for those who enjoy a
strong soap opera effect or want to play games at high frame rates. The NU8500 is also the same tv but with a
curved screen, so between these it depends on your preferences. The regular model naming conventions change
for QLED TVs. Note that these model codes are very similar
to the 2017 ones, so check for the N at the end of the model code to ensure you’re looking
at the latest model. The Q6FN is the cheapest QLED TV of 2018. It offers some small improvements across the
board over the NU8000, with a wider color gamut for HDR and better color volume. Overall though, it is a very similar TV. The 7 series QLED is an incremental upgrade
which is best suited for those in bright rooms. It offers much better reflection handling
and can produce a much brighter image which is excellent for those with glare or lots
of ambient lights. It also has an external one-connect box to
connect devices to, and only a single cable goes from the box to the TV. This can be great for those who want to hide
cables and devices out of sight. It is available as the Q7FN with a flat screen,
or the Q7CN for those that enjoy the curve. The 8 series QLED or Q8FN brings improvements
to the dark scene performance. This is Samsung’s cheapest 2018 model with
a full-array local dimming backlight that helps to produce deep and detailed dark scenes. It doesn’t have the external one-connect
box like the Q7FN though, so all your devices connect directly to the TV. It is a great choice for those who watch movies
or HDR content in the dark. Note that this is a different model to the
Q8FN sold in Europe, and is equivalent to the Q8DN. The Q9FN is Samsung’s highest end 4k TV
of 2018. It improves upon the Q8FN with better local
dimming including many more zones. Like the 7 series QLEDs, it has an external
one-connect box so only a single cable runs to the TV. It is Samsung’s top model if price isn’t
a concern, but in the US it is only available in sixty-five and seventy-five inches. Outside of Samsung’s regular line-up, they
also have ‘The Frame’ TV. Unlike other TVs, the borders resemble a picture
frame with a customizable bezel. Art work can be displayed when the TV is off,
and like the Q7 and Q9 it has an external one-connect box to keep inputs connected to
the TV hidden away. Performance wise it is most similar to the
NU8000 so most people are better off savings the money, unless you really care about these
design elements. So in summary, if you’re on a budget then
go with the NU7100 for a versatile TV. If you’re able to afford the NU8000 then
it is a better TV with neat gaming features, better picture quality and a smart remote. For those in a bright room, the Q7FN offers
a much brighter image and better reflection handling. For those who watch movies in the dark the
Q8FN offers a step up in performance due to the full-array local dimming. And if you can afford it, the Q9FN offers
the best performance of the lot due to the more effective local dimming. So that’s it! Let us know in the comments below what you
go with. You can check out our reviews which are linked
below. If you like this video, subscribe to our channel,
or become a contributor. Thank you for watching and see you next time.

100 Comments

100 Replies to “All Samsung 2018 4k TVs Compared – RTINGS.com”

  1. tonkatoytruck says:

    How can you call any TV with bad picture quality from off angle premium? I pass on all of them.

  2. Foyaz Ali says:

    I love it! Extremely informative, no bs, straight facts and comparing it with no bias. Hope to see you guys grow and carry on these quality reviews for a wide range of products!

  3. MikeyYo thamainevent says:

    Im looking at getting the NU8000 49" for gaming purposes but you said only the 55" variant supports the 120hz refresh rate, can you explain?

  4. George Spigner says:

    So glad I just bought an nu7100 58 inches

  5. youbrowser100 says:

    The viewing angle on my q9 isn't bad

  6. Genty SAMVURA says:

    I was about to buy a Samsung TV just today but got lost in the numbers. The sales associates at the store couldn't explain all the differences. Thanks to you I think I can make a decision.

  7. deebs22 says:

    great video! i bought the Q6 82” it was at the top of my budget or i would have stepped up. no complaints so far

  8. Adam says:

    It sucks the legs are so far apart

  9. Ultimate Warrior says:

    Bought the samsung 65 inch nu6070. It's my first 4k tv, but how does it compare to the other 4k models? I've noticed some motion blur during certain scenes. Just wanted someone input. Thanks.

  10. toshibavoodoo says:

    great

  11. Chris Pope says:

    Picked up the nu7100 Black Friday. Now I want to exchange for the nu8000 >:

  12. YUSUF DIALLO says:

    Wow the best review ever.. well done. Un8000 for me thnks 65inch

  13. Russia says:

    nu800 or q6fn?

  14. w5monkey says:

    This saved me a ton of time thanks!

  15. oscar barbosa says:

    This guy did a very good job at explaining everything I purchased the curved 7300

  16. Sean Gibson says:

    I found a great deal on the 65" Q6FN and got it for $1100. I absolutely love it. It really excels in bright scenes and gaming with the awesome gaming features. Samsung hit it out of the park with all of the QLED models!

  17. EVIL JESUS says:

    samsung 6900 is only $379 for an entry model 4k smart television. Why waste your money on anything else when you can wait and save your money for an 8k or samsung's micro-led 4k television?

  18. Gaming King says:

    At the end you missed the samsung q6fn

  19. Lee Lucas says:

    Yeah they have this and that but none of Samsung's 2018 models have DTS. How on earth can they say any of these new models are an improvement.

  20. xylikiticatacoltyx says:

    lol i like how he moves

  21. Riz Sharif says:

    Went with the UE65NU8000 couldnt justify the price difference between the 65 and 75 so decided for the 65…

  22. Romantic Donkey says:

    I’ll buy the 65” Q9FN in 2 years when it’s on sale for $1k

  23. Amine Ove says:

    I bought the NU8000 im very satisfied lovely tv

  24. Robert Fapswell says:

    Wow…great review, one of the better ones IMHO.
    I like the comparisons.
    Very helpful, thank you so much.

  25. Rad Sr says:

    LG OLED is better and has a future. There is no serious improvement for LED TVs on sight.

  26. Michael H says:

    oled users triggered by static images

  27. Sakis 007 says:

    What is your opinion about this model Samsung UE50NU7402..??

  28. Дмитрий Онищук says:

    Глэк

  29. Lukas Meggs says:

    This would be awesome with LG and Sony Tv’s!

  30. psyko444 says:

    Nu8000 or q6fn? They have same price in my country

  31. omanitoo says:

    What about the nu7400?

  32. Carlos Rodrigo says:

    And the NU7400??????

  33. jose matias says:

    A gut like to know more info aboud the Samsung UN55NU6900FXZA IS THIS TV IS A REAL 120HZ MOTION OR FAKE AND DO YOU THINK THE PRICE OF $448 PLUS TAX IS GOOD or bad FOR THIS 55' TV

  34. Haseeb Wali says:

    Thank you!

  35. Fatih Erkoç says:

    is NU7400 is the same tv with the 7300?

  36. King Novus says:

    If qled is almost the same price with oled,then go for oled.

  37. James Lindsey says:

    What is the difference between a 7100 and 7200?
    I see a 7200 for sale but I can't figure out what the difference is

  38. Ludo Looijenga says:

    Thank you. This video helped me decide. I went for the 55NU8000

  39. Pawuun says:

    While I love your content I'm disapointed, since 49 inch is the highest I want to go in size but have to take the lower hz-count. That is quiet annoying. Also I'm living in germany which means I would get only 50 hz as far as I'm aware (NU 7100 or NU 8000). Does anyone of you guys know, if that would be a problem regarding gaming in 60 fps? It would appear so to me.

  40. Roxanna Corporan says:

    My husband bought the NU6900. We followed the steps on your other video to enable bluetooth but we still can't connect any device

  41. roof pizza says:

    And the internet surfing is beyond disgusting.

  42. Wesley dub says:

    the nu8000 or q6f??
    im a gamer

  43. David Jimenez says:

    So I dont wanna spend a crazy amount of money but the nu8000 is my target how does it do in the dark?

  44. Mike Normansell says:

    Does anyone know the nits hdr peak brightness for the Samsung ue65nu7470? Asked Samsung and they do not know this information, i have done some tests from YouTube and appears to be above 1000 nits but I'm not convinced myself

  45. V. Ozel says:

    Can you help, how i can unlock the bluetooth of EU43NU7122KXXH

  46. KW0311 USMC says:

    Thank you so much for this video, just got the q8 65in on sale and I'm loving the picture quality!

  47. bro man says:

    Hello. I need your help. How about samsung 55 nu7400. I want to buy it but is it okay? I want to know pros n cons pls urgent

  48. Franky Franky says:

    How is the q7 nits higher than the q8 ?????????

  49. Mick Doyle says:

    Can anyone tell me if they have used the nu7100 if it's worth buying

  50. Sweet-Jay says:

    I got a q6fn for the same price as a NU8000, very happy with the TV and deal.

  51. Willy Buffet says:

    I bought this Samsung TV 4K online on qwy.io. Delivery took 7 days. So I enjoy with pleasure this TV every day! Thanks to Quickwayforyou!

  52. Arnaldur Bjarnason says:

    great video but the presenter really needs to relax, I get all tense listening to how tense he is.

  53. 8bitbeats says:

    I'm torn between the 55" NU8000, or dropping the extra 200 bucks for the QHDR Q6f. Can anyone help me make a decision? I'm using it mostly for gaming, and it will be in a dark room.

  54. spndrp says:

    Timestamps anyone?

  55. Christopher Walker says:

    What about Panasonic tv fx750 as a good alternative for gaming & movies? 49 screen

  56. Jeffrey Johnson says:

    Man 65 inch Nu8000 or 55 inch Q6FN for same $1,000

  57. GREEK ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝΑΣ says:

    Hi what about 7400 I just order it 😥😥

  58. GuestOfGregoryHouse says:

    Daniel, your shirt is a bit too small for you mate

  59. T Chowdhury says:

    Compare the whole range with Sony's range

  60. Ethan Nash says:

    The Q8FN is the cheapest in the line up? On the Samsung shop app, it was 2nd most expensive. Only about $100 or $200 more than the Q7FN, and like half the price of the Q9FN. I got the 8 to not break the bank and thinking it was just a step back from the Q9, but I've been feeling recently I should've gone with the Q7. I ordered it so I still have not gotten it, so I've been looking up every video possible on it to satisfy my excitement, but I should've done that before buying. I thought the 9 was 2018, the 8 a 2017, and the 7 a 2016 model. I think I realized the Q8 didn't have the one connect box before purchase, but I didnt connect the dots and think it wasnt compatible with the no gap wall mount, which it isn't. I didnt waste money on one but I'm definitely upset I lost out on that feature as well. The Q7CN was also the same price as the Q7FN and I've always wanted a curved screen, but I'll just have to suck it up and be glad I'm getting slightly better performance and that full array local dimming. I just wish they didnt make it like the Q9 as the Q6, making it so questionable compared to the Q7 at near same price points

  61. Ali Ramirez Ruiz says:

    What's the difference between NU8500 and NU7500? Both are curved, the specs seem pretty much the same but there's a big gap on the price, NU7500 is much cheaper where I live. Is it worth it going for the NU8500?

  62. Salimov Benoki says:

    Tour opinion nu 7475 is good yes ou non?

  63. Mauro Corti says:

    Great info and video overall, but if I may: STOP doing that movement with your left hand. Man it gets on my nerves!!!

  64. Steve Gr says:

    Q7fn is the best

  65. Piero Monteverde says:

    Is the Q7FN better for bright rooms than the Q9FN?

  66. Sean Omight says:

    Actually they worked on the viewing angles in the q8fn and q9fn and have improved. But the thing to point out is if its for the living room or the bedroom? If living room how big? Bc these factors might not matter then to have viewing angles bc its not like you will always have people over, and may not have a large spaced living room that when people are over you watch it. On the daily chances are its you on your couch or bed dead center to the tv anyways.. So unless you only use it to entertain groups of people and have spread out seating. You dont need to worry about the viewing angles. Ive seen better reviews and you seemed to have more negatives about the tv then all of the reviews ive seen.

  67. Chris Connor says:

    Looking at Getting a 75” samgsung. Torn between NU8000 or q6fn.
    Not sure if there’s enough difference between the two models. It’s appears marginal at best..
    Ur thoughts would be appreciated.

  68. KDAWG1287 says:

    Thanks for your reviews! I got the 49nu800 for $599.99 US and absolutely love it!!! I know it’s 60hz but I have the base models of Xbox and PS4 and a Nintendo switch and they all look amazing! The price was right and I’m enjoying it!!!

  69. dark side says:

    Samsung ❤❤❤❤

  70. Booty Gangsta says:

    You get what you pay for remember that

  71. Nickodarius says:

    Always great information. Your delivery is a little over acted however.

  72. Jordan Holmes says:

    Is the nu8000 not as bright as the q6fn

  73. Matt says:

    I have always owned a samsung tv and have been very happy ! however I am getting scared off by people complaining about the new ones viewing angles, how bad are we talking ?? and how much of an angle?? the 7100 is 599$ and Nu8000 is 799 where I live , should I be looking at other brands??? thanks . BTW im not a gamer , this is just for watching sports and movies.

  74. Armagedos says:

    no xvid …. so no samsung

  75. xXDemonSoul666Xx says:

    can anyone tell me how to enable 4k upscaling i own the nu7100 55 inch version?

  76. Larry Glatz says:

    Excellent comparison. I love how you compare all the TVs in such a short concise manner. I am for the Q9 model because I prefer a full array backlit model. Keep up the good work!

  77. David Lancaster says:

    Really struggling to decide on a TV for the bedroom, considering the Samsung UE43NU7470 what is the verdict on this model?

  78. billythewill says:

    Excellent video

  79. CimandeTube says:

    It needs to be noted that the NU8000 is 8Bit (with FRC) and only 60hz. In Europe ewe got an additional model NU8070 which introduces a 10 bit panel and 120hz. But Q6FN is same price..

  80. Chris G says:

    Not all heros wear capes or hold the door.

  81. J Ken says:

    i'm torn between 65" nu8000 or 55" Q6fn? For heavy gaming (xbox1x) and occassional movie

  82. Joseph says:

    Just purchased an NU8000 and I am extremely happy with it.

  83. Don't mind me not having a profile picture says:

    Is he irish?

  84. Elia Shamlat says:

    Q7fn or Q8fn or Q6fn?

  85. russ bracey says:

    Please help Vincent. I love the videos you do and have watched nearly all of them. I am buying a tv this week and am so torn between the 65b8 and 65q9fn. So torn! I do have quite a bit of light in the lounge and when I’m at work the Mrs and kids watch news and kids tv hence worried about burn. I do play fifa a bit and watch sky sports news. Main watching is football and movies and tv after that. Worried d about burn and also think the Samsung no matched the OLED and is brighter and could last longer with no burn worry. I will have to pay 450 more for the Samsung! Please help. I need it to last at least 3 or 4 years at this money. Should I get the Q9FN or the b6?

  86. Alberto MAT says:

    Heeelp, NU8500 (55) or Q6FN (55)? For gaming, Netflix, Prime video and movies. I'm too undecided n_n!

  87. OrangeBking says:

    Im thinking about getting the NU8000 but don't know if I'll get the 49" or the 55". I game a lot and watch sports on my tv so I would like the 120hz screen, which isn't available in 49", but the 55" is a bit big for my living room…

  88. Sean H says:

    So glad I found these guys. Very detailed. I would like to see some commentary on refresh rates for TVs reviewed. 120Hz native vs. Motion rate or similar simulated refresh rates. Still one of the most informative and concise review channels I've seen. #subscribed

  89. SVL KrizZ says:

    This video make me a suscriber of this chanel.

  90. Ashi Stark says:

    can you please make a video on tested tv samsung nu7470… plzzzz 😢😢😭😭😭🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  91. x INTENSOR x says:

    dude take a breath your going pass out….

  92. Nicholas Correia says:

    7100 bay bay…such an underated TV…..its a sweet tv

  93. Ricky Hill says:

    So I know this video is a bit old, but both the NU8500 and Q6FN are currently on sale by us and identically priced – the Q6 is a model up from the 8500 but you don’t recommend it at the end of this video….. which would you suggest I buy as they are currently both on sale at identical pricing for the 55” model. – Thanks Guys…

  94. Adrian Li says:

    Hi there, was wondering if the UA43NU6000JXXZ TV is the same as the NU6900 TV you described in your video? I'm looking to use it as a computer monitor so specifically looking for Chroma 4:4:4.

    Thanks in advanced!

  95. It's just Me says:

    How bout a 2019 video

  96. ерунда сэндвич says:

    so according to this, unless u r ready to pay $2000+, no point in getting a Samsung, just get a Vizio

  97. J. Roberto Ramírez says:

    This exactly the video I was lookin for,!

  98. Alain Desjardins says:

    Where's the NU6070?

  99. Grant Hampson says:

    Just ordered a NU8500, as the NU8000 not available. Will be using as a pc monitor.

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