A Smart TV that is affordable but also doesn’t provide a miserable experience sounds almost too good to be true. The Samsung UE43RU7020KXXU is one of the cheapest Smart TVs on the market. Here is the key info:
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Model: UE43RU7020KXXU
- Year released: 2019
- Screen Size: 43 inches
- Resolution: 4K
- USB Ports: 2
- HDMI Ports: 3
- Bluetooth: Yes
Noteworthy features include:
- 4K Ultra HD
- Tizen OS and Quad Core Processor
- PQI 1400, HDR 10+ and UHD Dimming
- Freeview HD Tuner and Apple TV
The TV is pretty wide and will need a reasonably wide surface to be situated on. The materials are basic but not cheap by any means, so the pieces are firmly connected to each other and the TV is quite sturdy.
The UE43RU7020KXXU has HDR10+ which supports HLJ, with a 3840 x 2160 resolution. The picture quality is amazing with plenty of depth and convincing colours as well as textures that provide a very realistic picture. The TV truly shines when using 4K Blu-Ray discs as it is able to match TVs that are twice as expensive.
It is able to provide near perfect colour accurate images, displaying dark colours and extremely bright colours in the same shots with ease. The TV is able to maintain sharpness with the picture remaining solid, even in motion and in chaotic situations. With its huge pixel count, it is able to make good use of them when upscaling low resolution pictures.
If you like your TV footage good quality though you should never turn on Eco mode. While Eco mode does allow you to watch TV sustainability it looks awful and has a very noticeable effect on images.
The TV uses the Tizen-based OS that most Samsung TV’s use, which comes pre-packed with YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime video and Apple TV. The interface is clean and easily readable with the ability to rearrange apps to your liking for personalised browsing.
If video games are your main interest, the TV will be perfect for you with the ability to run games with an incredible 10 millisecond response time.
If you care about sound all that much, this TV doesn’t have you covered in that regard. It’s extremely deficient in bass weight causing the UE43RU7020KXXU to have a flat sound to it. The sound can often be quite shrill, meaning that you should probably buy an external speaker if poor quality audio is something you want to avoid.
In Conclusion; the Samsung UE43RU7020KXXU 4K is a fantastic TV which is able to keep up with the competition despite being half the price. It doesn’t particularly have any blunders in the field of visuals, as long as you don’t turn on Eco mode of course. Get yourself an external audio device and you’re set for a decent TV for a decent price.
Author: Jason MacMillan