Bottom line: Which one is better?
When we compare NU8000 Vs NU8500 in this review, Samsung NU8000 is better as it has better picture quality, great SDR peak brightness and great sound quality.
Curved; Samsung NU8500 is curved.
Stand; the two TVs have stands.
Wall mount; both TVs have VESA 200×200
Borders; Samsung NU8000 has 0.35” (0.9cm) while Samsung NU8500 has 0.39” (1.0cm)
Max thickness; Samsung NU8000 is 2.28” (5.8cm) while Samsung NU8500 is 3.78” (9.6cm)
Max; temperature; Samsung NU8000 has 96oF (35oC) whereas Samsung NU8500 has 93oF (34oC).
Average temperature; Samsung NU8000 has 89oF (32oC) whereas Samsung NU8500 has 88oF (31oC).
Native contrast; Samsung NU8000 has 5461:1 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 4310:1
SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung NU8000 has 509cd/m2 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 525cd/m2
HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung NU8000 has 529cd/m2 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 538cd/m2
Gray uniformity; Samsung NU8000 has 8.0 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 7.6
50% Std. Dev; Samsung NU8000 has 2.775% whereas Samsung NU8500 has 2.885%
Viewing angle; both TVs have 5.3
Black uniformity; Samsung NU8000 has 8.7 while Samsung NU8500 has 7.2
Native Std. Dev; Samsung NU8000 has 0.727% whereas Samsung NU8500 has 1.183%
Total reflections; Samsung NU8000 has 5.8% while Samsung NU8500 is 6.2%
Pre calibration; Samsung NU8000 has 7.8 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 7.4
White balance dE; Samsung NU8000 has 1.98 while Samsung NU8500 has 2.93
Color dE; Samsung NU8000 has 3.44 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 3.17
Gamma; Samsung NU8000 has 2.13 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 2.22.
Post calibration; Samsung NU8000 has 9.1, the same as Samsung NU8500.
White balance dE; Samsung NU8000 has 0.21 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 0.27
Color dE; Samsung NU8000 has 2.25 while Samsung NU8500 has 2.19.
Color gamut; both TVs have 7.8
100% response time; Samsung NU8000 has 12.8ms while Samsung NU8500 has 13.1ms/
Flicker-free; both TVs are not flicker-free.
Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs have optional BFI.
Motion interpolation; both TVs have motion interpolation 30fps and 60fps.
24p judder; both TVs are judder-free.
Native refresh rate; both TVs have 120Hz except 49” for Samsung NU8000.
Variable refresh rate; both TVs have FreeSync.
Input lag; Samsung NU8000 has 9.4 while Samsung NU8500 has 9.6
Supported resolutions; both TVs have 8.8
Total inputs; the two TVs have 4 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 Tuner (Cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet.
Inputs specifications; each TV supports HDR10, HDR10+, HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi.
Audio pass-through; each TV supports ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.
Low-frequency extension; Samsung NU8000 has 67.27Hz while Samsung NU8500 has 71.27Hz.
Max; Samsung NU8000 has 87.0dB SPL whereas Samsung NU8500 has 84.2dB SPL.
Weighted THD @ Max; Samsung NU8000 has 1.235 while Samsung NU8500 has 1.428
IMD @ Max; Samsung NU8000 is 3.68% while Samsung NU8500 is 93.37%
Smart OS; both TVs operate on Tizen version 2018.
Interface; both TVs are easy to use and are not smooth.
Ads; both TVs have ads.
Apps and features; both TVs have apps and features.
Remote; both TVs have small remotes.
TV controls; both TVs have TV controls.
Samsung NU8000 is better when we compare Samsung 8500 Vs 8000 as it has better picture quality, great SDR peak brightness and great sound quality.$ 774.26