Samsung UE55NU8500TXXU Review and Specs
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Samsung UE55NU8500TXXU (UK version)

SCORE:
90

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Dynamic Crystal Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • UHD Engine Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Samsung UE55NU8500TXXU Overview

Samsung UE55NU8500TXXU was introduced in 2018. It has a 4200R LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. AMD Freesyncโ„ข allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful UHD Engine picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung UE55NU8500TXXU TV 90 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
64
OTHER FEATURES
92
CONNECTIVITY
88
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
90

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung UE55NU8500TXXU.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Full-Array Local Dimming ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

VA Panel

Samsung UE55NU8500TXXU has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung UE55NU8500TXXU.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryUK
Series 2NU8500
ModelUE55NU8500TXXU
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
DesignSlim
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignCurved
Curvature4200R
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Dual LEDโœ–
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Backlight NameUltra Slim Array
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
ContrastMega Contrast
ColorDynamic Crystal Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage70%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage90%
Brightness500 nits
Peak Brightness1000 nits
Contrast Ratio4500โˆถ1
Minimum Response Time5 ms
Input Lag10 ms
Picture Quality Index2700
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ”
Dolby Visionโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
High Dynamic RangeHDR 1000
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ”
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorUHD Engine
UpscalingUHD Upscaling
Blacksโœ–
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Depth Enhancementโœ” Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Pictureโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.1
Speaker TypeDownfiring + Fronfiring
Speaker Power Rating40 W
Multiroom Linkโœ”
Bluetooth Headset Supportโœ”
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ–
Object Tracking Soundโœ–
Q-Symphonyโœ–
Dialog Enhancementโœ–
Audio Pre-selection Descriptorโœ–
Active Voice Amplifierโœ–
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
Chromecastโœ–
Virtual Assistantโœ” Samsung Bixby
Works with Alexaโœ–
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)โœ”
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ–
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ–
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browserโœ”
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Far-Field Interactionโœ–
Teletextโœ”
Picture-In-Pictureโœ”
Closed Captionsโœ”
PVR Functionโœ” Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean Viewโœ”
Ambient Modeโœ–
D้cor Modeโœ–
Motion Detectionโœ–
ConnectShareโ„ขโœ”
Embedded POPโœ”
Real Game Enhancer+โœ–
Game Modeโœ”
Art Modeโœ–
USB HID Supportโœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ”
DivXโœ–
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ–
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ”
VP8โœ”
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ”
VROโœ”
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ”
ALACโœ”
APEโœ”
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ–
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ”
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 2
SAT Tunerโœ”
Analog Tunerโœ”
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+Version 1.4
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)99 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.3 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1225.2 x 710.5 x 97.2 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1225.2 x 789.6 x 337.7 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1425 x 852 x 184 mm
One Connect Boxโœ–
No Gap Wall-Mountโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand17.7 kg
Weight With Stand19.50 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)24.20 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1850A

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