Samsung NU7100 Vs TCL 5 Series/S517 2018

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Samsung NU7100 is better.

When we compare TCL 5 Series/S517 Vs Samsung NU7100 in this review, Samsung NU7100 is better because it has better black uniformity, lower input lag and better gray uniformity good for watching sports.

Samsung NU7100 Vs TCL 5 Series/S517 2018: DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands

Wall mount; each TV has VESA 200×200

Borders; Samsung NU7100 has 0.55” (1.4cm) whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 0.35” (0.9cm)

Max thickness; Samsung NU7100 is 2.24” (5.7cm) while TCL 5 Series/S517 is 2.91” (7.4cm)

Max temperature; Samsung NU7100 has 108oF (42oC) whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 111oF (44oC)

Average temperature; Samsung NU7100 has 91oF (33oC) while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 90oF (32oC)

Bottom line: Samsung NU7100 is better

Samsung NU7100 Vs TCL 5 Series/S517 2018: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung NU7100 has 5397:1 whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 6000:1

Local dimming; the two TVs don’t have

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung NU7100 has 261cd/m2 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 281cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung NU7100 has 261cd/m2 whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 273cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Samsung NU7100 has 7.6 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 7.1

50% Std. Dev; Samsung NU7100 has 3.538% while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 3.140%

50% DSE; Samsung NU7100 has 0.153% whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 0.197%

Viewing angle; Samsung NU7100 has 5.3 whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 5.1

Black uniformity; Samsung NU7100 has 9.5 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 7.5

Native Std. Dev; Samsung NU7100 has 0.519% whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 1.020%

Total reflections; Samsung NU7100 has 5.8% while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 5.9%

Pre-calibration; Samsung NU7100 has 7.2 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 6.9

White balance dE; Samsung NU7100 has 2.98 whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 4.15

Color dE; Samsung NU7100 has 3.80 whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 2.61

Gamma; Samsung NU7100 has 2.02 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 2.21

Picture mode; the two TVs have movie

Post calibration; Samsung NU7100 has 9.4 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 9.8

White balance dE; Samsung NU7100 has 0.20 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 0.17

Color dE; Samsung NU7100 has 1.65 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 0.43

Gamma; Samsung NU7100 has 2.19 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 2.20

Color gamut; Samsung NU7100 has 6.7 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 8.0

Bottom line: the two TVs have the same performance

Samsung NU7100 Vs TCL 5 Series/S517 2018: MOTION

100% response time; Samsung NU7100 has 24.1ms while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 15.8ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs are not flicker-free

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); Samsung NU7100 has optional BFI

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation (30fps)

24p Judder; TCL 5 Series/S517 is judder-free

Native refresh rate; each TV has 60Hz

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have

Bottom line: TCL 5 Series/S517 is better

Samsung NU7100 Vs TCL 5 Series/S517 2018: INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung NU7100 has 9.7 whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 9.3

Supported resolutions; Samsung NU7100 has 7.5 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 8.3

Total inputs; each TV has 3 HDMI, 1 digital optical audio out, 1 composite in, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. Samsung NU7100 has 2 USB and 1 component in while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 1 USB and 1 Analog Audio out 3.5mm.

Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi. Samsung NU7100 has HDR10+ and HLG whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has Dolby and variable Analog audio out.

Audio pass-through; the two TVs have ARC, 5.1 Dolby digital and 5.1 DTS

Bottom line: Samsung NU7100 is better

Samsung NU7100 Vs TCL 5 Series/S517 2018: SOUND QUALITY

Low-frequency extension; Samsung NU7100 has 80.00Hz whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 has 142.54Hz

Max; Samsung NU7100 has 85.5db SPL while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 84.5dB SPL

Weighted THD @ Max; Samsung NU7100 has 0.927 while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 0.349

IMD @ Max; Samsung NU7100 has 6.58% while TCL 5 Series/S517 has 4.34%

Bottom line: Samsung NU7100 is better

Samsung NU7100 Vs TCL 5 Series/S517 2018: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; Samsung NU7100 operates on Tizen version 2018 (with reduced features) whereas TCL 5 Series/S517 on Roku TV version 8.0

Interface; Samsung NU7100 is easy to use with average smoothness while TCL 5 Series/S517 is easy to use and a very smooth interface.

Ads; the two TVs have ads

Apps and features; the two TVs have apps and features

Remote; Samsung NU7100 has medium while TCL 5 Series/S517 has small

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.

Bottom line: TCL 5 Series/S517 is better

Conclusion

When we compare Samsung NU7100 and TCL 5 Series/S517 in this review, Samsung NU7100 is better because it has better black uniformity, lower input lag and better gray uniformity good for watching sports.