Samsung AU8000 Review

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The Samsung AU8000 is an excellent TV for most use-cases, thanks to its superb contrast, smooth 24FPS playback, and decent reflection handling. However, watch out for the poor viewing angles and the inadequate peak brightness.


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The Samsung AU8000 is an entry-level 4K TV from Samsung launched in 2021. It promises to provide better contrast than IPS LCDs, thanks to its VA panel. In addition, it features low input lag and judder-free 24FPS playback. Furthermore, it boasts the easy-to-use Tizen OS platform for smooth navigation. Thus, it is very well positioned for non-gaming users who need a 4K TV that just works. Keep reading our Samsung AU8000 review below to learn more about what top experts said. Also, don’t forget to check out the highest-rated TVs available today.


our Verdict

The Samsung AU8000 is a great 4K smart TV for those just starting out. It’s great for media and gaming, with fantastic contrast, decent upscaling, smooth 24FPS playback, and excellent reflection diffusion. Just be aware of the poor viewing angles and low peak brightness.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Fantastic contrast
  • Low input lag
  • Awesome reflection handling
  • Judder removal
  • Good upscaling
  • Support for chroma 4:4:4
  • HDR 10+ available
  • Good out of the box color accuracy
  • Stutter free 24FPS playback

Reason to Avoid

  • Low peak brightness
  • High response time
  • Lack of HDMI 2.1
  • No VRR
  • Limited to only 60Hz
  • Display uniformity issues
  • Lack of a wide color gamut
  • It can’t display a 1440P signal
  • Poor viewing angles

Samsung AU8000 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeVA
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size75"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)82.15
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)88.11
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)59.88
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)67.39
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)4,050
SDR Brightness (nits)313
HDR Brightness (nits)312
Input Lag (ms)10.9
Response Time (ms)15.3
Color Washout (Degrees)42
Color Shift (Degrees)29
Brightness Loss (Degrees)38
Reflections (%)3.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)119.87
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.56
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.64
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.48
Intermodulation Distortion @80db7.3
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0117
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0116
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0117

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