Samsung Q60R vs RU8000 Similarities & Differences




Samsung Q60R is the model that positioned as the higher model of Samsung RU8000. Samsung Q60R comes with 6 screen size options : 82-Inch (QN82Q60RAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q60RAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65Q60RAFXZA), 55-Inch (QN55Q60RAFXZA), 49-Inch (QN49Q60RAFXZA), and 43-Inch (QN43Q60RAFXZA), while Samsung RU8000 comes with 5 screen size options : 82-Inch (UN82RU8000FXZA), 75-Inch (UN75RU8000FXZA), 65-Inch (UN65RU8000FXZA), 55-Inch (UN55RU8000FXZA) and 49-Inch (UN49RU8000FXZA). As the higher model, what’s better in Samsung Q60R? We need to know the answer for that question before we decide to go ahead with Samsung Q60R rather than Samsung RU8000. To answer that question, we will talk about similarities and differences between Samsung Q60R and R8000.

What are Their Similarities?

It’s important for us to look at the similar specs and features of Samsung Q60R and RU8000 before we talk further about their similarities. The similar specs and features of Samsung Q60R and RU8000 can be found in the table below.

Samsung Q60R Samsung RU8000
Introduced 2019 2019
Brand Samsung Samsung
Panel Design Flat Flat
Display Technology LED LED
Backlighting Ultra Slim Array Ultra Slim Array
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
HDR Support
  • HDR
  • HLG
  • HDR10+
  • HDR
  • HLG
  • HDR10+
Refresh Rate Technology Motion Rate 240 Motion Rate 240
Smart TV Platform Smart Hub Smart Hub
Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa Compatible Compatible
Remote Control Samsung OneRemote Samsung OneRemote
Wireless 802.11ac 802.11ac
HDMI/USB 4/2 4/2

 

Samsung Q60R

Samsung Q60R

Based on their similar specs and features that we can find in the table above, we can talk more about similarities between Samsung Q60R and RU8000. Let’s talk more about those differences together.

1.  4K UHD Resolution with Upscaling Technology

We can find that both of Samsung Q60R and Samsung RU8000 come with 4K UHD Resolution. They also come with upscaling technology. With Upscaling Tecnology that installed on top of their 4K UHD Resolution, we can enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality.

2. HDR Support

We can find that both of Samsung Q60R and RU8000 support HDR10, HLG and HDR10+. With HDR10, HLG and HDR10+, we can find that those two TV models can deliver enhancer details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources.

3. Refresh Rate Technology

The refresh rate that installed on Samsung Q60R and RU8000 are similar. They both come with Motion Rate 240 as their refresh rate technology. Motion Rate 240 is able to deliver smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. We can also find that FreeSync VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) technology is also integrated with those two TVs to help you to enjoy minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our action gaming monitor.

4. Smart TV Platform & Remote Control

We can find that similar Smart TV Platform is installed in both of Samsung Q60R and Samsung RU8000. They both come with Smart Hub as their Smart TV platform. Smart Hub is able to deliver premium entertainment from our favorite content providers with fast internet connection from 802.11ac wireless attached to those two TVs. Samsung Q60R and RU8000 come with Samsung OneRemote that allows us to control this TV and other connected devices conveniently. We can also control both of Samsung Q60R and RU8000 conveniently with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant since they are both already supported by those two TVs.

5. Speaker System

The speaker system that installed on Samsung Q60R and RU8000 are quite basic. They both only come with 2Ch 20W speaker system. Although it’s quite basic speaker system, we can still experience good sound quality from 2Ch 20W speaker system of those two TVs since they are already powered by Dolby Audio. But if you have higher audio expectation, I’m sure that you need to attach your soundbar to enjoy more powerful surround sound from those two TVs.

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What are Their Differences?

As two models that positioned as the higher and lower model, we can find that there are few differences between Samsung Q60R and RU8000. What are their differences? We need to know more about their different specs and features. The different specs and features of those two TV models can be found in the table below.

Samsung Q60R Samsung RU8000
Upscaling Technology 4K AI Upscaling UHD Upscaling
Dimming Technology Supreme UHD Dimming UHD Dimming
Color Technology Quantum Dot Color Dynamic Crystal Color
HDR Technology Quantum HDR 4X Standard HDR
Picture Engine Quantum Processor 4K UHD Engine
Price
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82-Inch (QN82Q60RAFXZA)

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82-Inch (UN82RU8000FXZA)

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Samsung RU8000

Samsung RU8000

The table above shows us that there are few differences between Samsung Q60R and RU8000. Based on their different specs and features that we can find in the table above, let’s talk more about the differences between those two Samsung’s 2019 4K UHD TV models.

1. Dimming and Upscaling Technology

We can find that the dimming technology of Samsung Q60R and RU8000 are different. Samsung Q60R comes with Supreme UHD Dimming as its dimming technology, while Samsung RU8000 comes with only UHD Dimming as its dimming technology. Supreme UHD Dimming is more advanced dimming technology that can deliver better contrast vibrancy on the screen of Samsung Q60R than UHD Dimming that integrated on the screen of Samsung RU8000. We also find that the upscaling technology that integrated with Samsung Q60R and RU8000 are different. Samsung Q60R comes with 4K AI Upscaling, while Samsung RU8000 comes with UHD Upscaling. 4K AI Upscaling is better upscaling technology that can deliver upscaling result since It’s powered by AI technology.

2. Color Technology

The color technology that integrated with Samsung Q60R and RU8000 are different. Samsung Q60R as part of Samsung’s 2019 QLED TV series comes with Quantum Dot Color, while Samsung RU8000 comes with Dynamic Crystal Color. Quantum Dot Color is able to deliver 100% Color Volume, while Dynamic Crystal Color isn’t. With the ability to deliver 100% Color Volume, Samsung Q60R is able to bring richer and more accurate color details on the screen of Samsung Q60R.

3. HDR Technology and Picture Engine

We can find that the HDR Technology installed on Samsung Q60R and RU8000 are different. Samsung Q60R comes with Quantum HDR 4X while Samsung RU8000 comes with standard HDR. With Quantum HDR 4X, Samsung Q60R can deliver better HDR result than Samsung RU8000 with its standard HDR technology. We can also find that Samsung Q60R comes with better Quantum Processor 4K picture engine, while Samsung RU8000 comes with basic UHD Engine as its picture engine. Quantum Processor 4K is able to deliver better optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on its screen.

4. Price

It’s easy to guess that Samsung Q60R that comes as the higher model is usually offered at the higher price than Samsung RU8000. What about their price difference? Since TV prices often change over time, it’s recommended that we check the price of Samsung Q60R and RU8000 before we can find their latest price difference.

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What’s Better in Samsung Q60R?

After we talk about similarities and differences of Samsung Q60R and RU800, we can find that Samsung Q60R comes with few better aspects than Samsung RU8000. Samsung Q60R is able to deliver better upscaling result since It comes with 4K AI Upscaling. It also comes with better contrast vibrancy since It comes with better Dimming Technology (Supreme UHD Dimming). The color delivered on Samsung Q60R is also better with Quantum Dot Color that can deliver 100% Color Volume. Samsung Q60R is also better when It comes with HDR result and picture optimization since It comes with more advanced Quantum HDR 4X as its HDR technology and Quantum Processor 4K as its picture processor. So if you are looking for better picture quality (Upscaling, Dimming, Color, HDR and Picture Optimization) and you don’t mind to spend higher for that, then Samsung Q60R is the better choice for you.

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In the other side, Samsung RU8000 comes as the closest alternative of Samsung 2019 QLED TV series. It comes as the model that positioned right below Samsung Q60R. Samsung RU8000 comes with less advanced Upscaling, Dimming, Color and HDR Technology while it’s also completed with only standard UHD Engine as its picture engine. But we can indeed find that Samsung RU8000 is still able to deliver good picture quality with its UHD Upscaling, UHD Dimming, Dynamic Crystal Color and standard HDR that optimized by UHD Engine although it’s not as excellent as Samsung Q60R. It’s a good alternative choice if you have more limited budget for your Samsung 4K UHD TV.

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