Samsung MU8000 Vs Sony X850E

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Samsung MU8000 is better in terms of sound quality and user-friendly functions.

In this review of Samsung MU8000 Vs Sony X850E, Samsung MU8000 is better as it has better sound quality and has user-friendly functions. It also has better input lag and better local dimming.

Samsung MU8000 Vs Sony X850E: DESIGN

Stand; each TV has a stand

Wall mount; the two TVs can be mounted on wall.

Borders; Samsung MU8000 has 0.31” (0.8cm) whereas Sony X850E has 0.47” (1.2cm).

Max thickness; Samsung MU8000 is 2.09” (5.3cm) whereas Sony X850E is 1.81” (4.6cm)

Max temperature; Samsung MU8000 has 100oF (38oC) whereas Sony X850E has 113oF (45oC)

Average temperature; Samsung MU8000 has 94oF (33oC) whereas Sony X850E has 93oF (34oC).

Bottom line: Samsung MU8000 is better

Samsung MU8000 Vs Sony X850E: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung MU8000 has 4723:1 whereas Sony X850E has 4510:1

Local dimming; Samsung MU8000 has local dimming.

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung MU8000 has 385cd/m2 whereas Sony X850E has 334cd/m2.

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung MU8000 has 417cd/m2 whereas Sony X850E has 395cd/m2

Gray uniformity; the two TVs have 7.8

50% std. Dev; Samsung MU8000 has 4.068% whereas Sony X850E has 2.709%

50% DSE; Samsung MU8000 has 0.150% whereas Sony X850E has 0.158%

Viewing angle; Samsung MU8000 has 4.2 while Sony X850E has 5.4

Black uniformity; Samsung MU8000 has 7.1 while Sony X850E has 8.8

Native std. Dev; Samsung MU8000 has 1.271% whereas Sony X850E has 0.685%

Std. Dev. w/L.D; Samsung MU8000 has 1.315%

Total reflections; Samsung MU8000 has 6.05 whereas Sony X850E has 4.8%

Pre-calibration; Samsung MU8000 has 8.9 whereas Sony X850E has 6.8

White balance dE; Samsung MU8000 has 1.84 while Sony X850E has 4.28

Color dE; Samsung MU8000 has 1.40 while Sony X850E has 2.99

Gamma; Samsung MU8000 has 2.16 whereas Sony X850E has 2.26

Picture mode; Samsung MU8000 has movie while Sony X850E has custom.

Post calibration; Samsung MU8000 has 9.5, the same as Sony X850E.

White balance dE; Samsung MU8000 has 0.38 while Sony X850E has 0.27

Color dE; Samsung MU8000 has 1.20 whereas Sony X850E has 1.22

Gamma; Samsung MU8000 has 2.20, the same as Sony X850E.

Wide color Gamut; the two TVs have wide color Gamut.

Bottom line: the two TVs have the same features

Samsung MU8000 Vs Sony X850E: MOTION

100% response time; Samsung MU8000 has 13.3ms while Sony X850E has 13.8ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); Samsung MU8000 and Sony X850E have optional BFI

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation at 30fps and 60fps

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have variable refresh rate.

Bottom line: Samsung MU8000 and Sony X850E have the same motion features.

Samsung MU8000 Vs Sony X850E: INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung MU8000 has 8.9 while Sony X850E has 8.2

1080p @ 60 Hz; Samsung MU8000 has 24.2ms whereas Sony X850E has 31.8ms

1080p @ 60 Hz outside game mode; Samsung MU8000 has 79.1ms whereas Sony X850E has 106.9ms

Supported resolutions; Samsung MU8000 has 8.2 while Sony X850E has 9.1

1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4; the two TVs support this.

Total inputs; each TV has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. Sony X850E has 1 IR in, 2 (shared) composite in, 1 (shared) component in and 1 Analog audio out 3.5mm.

Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC and HDCP 2.2. Sony X850E has 1 USB 3.0 and variable Analog audio out.

Audio pass-through; the two TVs have ARC, Dolby digital and DTS.

Bottom line: Samsung MU8000 is better

Samsung MU8000 Vs Sony X850E: SOUND QUALITY

Low-frequency extension; Samsung MU8000 has 71.27Hz whereas Sony X850E has 142.54Hz

Std. Dev. @ Max; Samsung MU8000 has 7.49dB whereas Sony X850E has 6.03dB

Max; Samsung MU8000 has 90.8dB SPL whereas Sony X850E has 87.9dB SPL

Distortion; Samsung MU8000 has 6.2 while Sony X850E has 6.3

Weighted THD @ Max; Samsung MU8000 has 2.528 whereas Sony X850E has 20.147

IMD @ Max; Samsung MU8000 has 14.91% whereas Sony X850E has 9.69%

Bottom line: Samsung MU8000 is better

Samsung MU8000 Vs Sony X850E: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; Samsung MU8000 operates on Tizen version 2017 whereas Sony X850E on Android TV version 6.0

Interface; Samsung MU8000 has ease of use and average smoothness whereas Sony X850E has average and non-smooth.

Ad-free; Samsung MU8000 has ads while Sony X850E is ad-free

Apps and features; the two TVs come with preinstalled apps and features.

Remote; Samsung MU8000 has a small sized remote while Sony X850E has large

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls

Bottom line: Samsung MU8000 is better

Conclusion

Samsung MU8000 is a better TV in this review of Sony X850E Vs Samsung MU8000 because it is better for gaming as it has an enhanced input lag and local dimming.