1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA

Sony KD-43XF7073

SCORE:
90
SCORE:
84

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • PurColor
  • UHD Engine Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA to Sony KD-43XF7073 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA

Sony KD-43XF7073

DISPLAY
92
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
56
OTHER FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
90
DISPLAY
85
VIDEO FEATURES
89
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
68
CONNECTIVITY
84
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
84

Advantage of Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA over Sony KD-43XF7073.

Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA vs Sony KD-43XF7073
HDR10+ vs
AMD Freesync™ vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Bluetooth vs
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant vs
Works with Alexa vs
Component Inputs vs
RS-232C Remote vs
Voice Command vs
Light Sensor vs
Picture-In-Picture vs
3GPP vs
ASF vs
Flash Video vs
MPEG-4 vs
TS vs
VC-1 vs
VP7 vs
VP8 vs
VP9 vs
VOB vs
VRO vs
AAC vs
AIFF vs
ALAC vs
APE vs
OGG vs
BMP vs

Advantage of Sony KD-43XF7073

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-43XF7073 over Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA.

Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA vs Sony KD-43XF7073
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 120 Hz vs 400 Hz
Contrast Enhancement vs Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
DTS Digital Surround vs
HDCP Version 2.2 vs 2.3
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
Teletext vs
DivX vs
QuickTime vs
Xvid vs
LPCM vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   HLG
👍   Wi-Fi
WEAKNESSES
👎   Edge LED
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No Dolby Atmos

Selected Features

VA Panel on Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA

Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA has a vertical alignment (VA) panel. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

HDR10

Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA and Sony KD-43XF7073 support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

HDR10+ on Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA

Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA also supports HRD10+ which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA and here - Sony KD-43XF7073.

BASICS Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
BrandSamsungSony
SeriesRU7100XF70
ModelUN65RU7100FXZAKD-43XF7073
Size65"43"
CountryUSAUK
Release Year20192018
Smart TV
DISPLAY Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)57.5"42.5" (108.0 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAIPS
LED TypeEdge LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorPurColor
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorUHD Engine
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion PlusMotionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency120 Hz400 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
Speaker TypeDownfiringBass Reflex Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating20 W10 W + 10 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs33
HDMI Version2.02.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI-CEC Anynet+ BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
Operating SystemTizenLinux
Internet BrowserVewd
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
PVR Function Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMDVB-C
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radio
GENERAL Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Sony KD-43XF7073
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 HzAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
DC 19.5 V
Power Consumption (Typical)75 W95 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)57.4" x 33" x 2.3"970 mm x 571 mm x 58 mm
38-1/4" x 22-1/2" x 2-3/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)57.4" x 36.1" x 12.3970 mm x 630 mm x 278 mm
38-1/4" x 24-7/8" x 11"
Stand Size48.7" x 28.1" x 4.1"Width: 696 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)63.4" x 38.4" x 7"1070 mm x 695 mm x 148 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm100 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand55.1 lbs9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)
Weight With Stand56.2 lbs10.4 kg (23 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)72.1 lbs14 kg

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