Bottom line: Which one is better?
Bottom line: Samsung MU8000 is better
In this review, Samsung NU8000 is better when we compare Samsung MU Vs NU as it has better input lag and has the FreeSync variable refresh rate option.
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung NU8000: DESIGN
In this review of MU8000 Vs NU8000, we have the following comparisons;
Stand; the two TVs have TV stands.
Wall mount; each TV can be mounted on wall.
Borders; MU8000 has 0.31” (0.8cm) while NU8000 has 0.35” (0.9cm)
Max thickness; MU8000 is 2.09” whereas NU8000 is 2.28” (5.8cm)
Max temperature; MU8000 has 100oF (38oC) while NU8000 has 96oF (35oC)
Average temperature; MU8000 has 94oF (33oC) while NU8000 has 89oF (32oC)
Bottom line: MU8000 is better in terms of design
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung NU8000: PICTURE QUALITTY
Native contrast; MU8000 has 4723:1 whereas NU8000 has 5461:1
Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming.
SDR real scene peak brightness; MU8000 has 385cd/m2 while NU8000 has 509cd/m2
HDR real scene peak brightness; MU8000 has 417cd/m2 whereas NU8000 has 529cd/m2
Gray uniformity; MU8000 has 7.8 whereas NU8000 has 8.0
50% std. Dev; MU8000 has 4.068% whereas NU8000 has 2.775%
50% DSE; MU8000 has 0.50% while NU8000 has 0.161%
Viewing angle; MU8000 has 4.2 whereas NU8000 has 5.3
Black uniformity; MU8000 has 7.1 while NU8000 has 8.7
Native std. Dev; MU8000 has 1.271% while NU8000 has 0.727%
Std. Dev w/L.D; MU8000 has 1.315% whereas NU8000 has 0.679%.
Reflections; MU8000 has 7.4 whereas NU8000 has 7.6
Screen finish; MU8000 and NU8000 have semi-gloss.
Total reflections; MU8000 has 6.0% whereas NU8000 has 5.8%
Pre-calibration; MU8000 has 8.9 whereas NU8000 has 7.8
White balance dE; MU8000 has 1.84 whereas NU8000 has 1.98
Color dE; MU8000 has 1.40 whereas NU8000 has 3.44
Gamma; MU8000 has 2.16 while NU8000 has 2.13
Picture mode; the two TVs have movie.
Post calibration; MU8000 has 9.5 while NU8000 has 9.1
White balance dE; MU8000 has 0.38 while NU8000 0.21
Color dE; MU8000 has 1.20 whereas NU8000 has 2.25
Bottom line: NU8000 is better
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung NU8000: MOTION
Response time; MU8000 and NU8000 have 8.8
100% response time; MU8000 has 13.3ms whereas NU8000 has 12.8ms
Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have flicker-free.
Black Frame Insertion (BFI); each TV has optional BFI
Motion interpolation; the two TVs have the same motion interpolation at 30fps and 60fps.
Variable refresh rate; MU8000 doesn’t have whereas NU8000 has FreeSync.
Bottom line: NU8000 is better as it has FreeSync variable refresh rate.
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung NU8000: INPUTS
Input lag; MU8000 has 8.9 while NU8000 has 9.4
Supported resolutions; MU8000 has 8.2 while NU8000 has 8.8
1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4; the two TVs have this.
Total inputs; each TV has 4, HDMI, 1 digital optical audio out, tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. MU8000 has 3 USB while NU8000 has 2.
Inputs specifications; MU8000 and NU8000 have HDR10, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi support. NU8000 has HDR10+
Audio pass-through; each TV has ARC, Dolby digital and DTS
Bottom line: NU8000 is better
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung NU8000: SOUND QUALITY
Frequency response; MU8000 has 6.8, the same as NU8000.
Low-frequency extension; MU8000 has 71.27Hz whereas NU8000 has 67.27Hz
Std. Dev. @ max; MU8000 has 7.49dB while NU8000 has 6.76dB
Distortion; MU8000 has 6.2 while NU8000 has 6.8
Weighted THD @max; MU8000 has 2.528 while NU8000 has 1.235
Bottom line: NU8000 is better.
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung NU8000: SMART FEATURES
Smart OS; the two TVs operate on Tizen platform.
Version; MU8000 has 2017 while NU8000 has 2018.
Interface; MU8000 and NU8000 have easy to use
Smoothness; MU8000 has average while NU8000 is not smooth.
Ad-free; the two TVs have ads
Apps and features; the two TVs come preinstalled with apps and features.
Remote; the two TVs have small size remotes.
TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.
Bottom line: MU8000 is better
When we compare NU8000 Vs MU8000, NU8000 is better as it has a better input lag and has FreeSync variable refresh rate.