The Samsung UHD 43TU8000 builds upon the foundation laid by its predecessor, the TU7100, offering a more well-rounded 4K experience for budget-conscious viewers. Let’s explore its strengths and weaknesses to determine if this TV strikes the right balance between affordability and features.

Picture Quality:

  • Strengths: The TU8000 boasts Samsung’s Crystal UHD panel technology, delivering improved color reproduction and better viewing angles compared to the TU7100. HDR support is included, and while peak brightness limitations remain, basic HDR content displays with more depth and vibrancy. Low input lag caters well to gamers seeking a responsive experience.
  • Weaknesses: While improved, blacks still lack the true depth of higher-end models, and the contrast ratio remains a limitation. Don’t expect an exceptional HDR experience due to brightness restrictions.

Smart Features:

  • Strengths: The TU8000 runs on Samsung’s user-friendly Tizen OS, packed with popular streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Disney+. Voice control compatibility with Bixby, Alexa, and Google Assistant allows for hands-free navigation (requires separate smart speakers for Alexa and Google Assistant).
  • Weaknesses: Although improved over the TU7100, Tizen OS can feel sluggish at times on this model. The remote control is still a basic plastic design, and unlike some higher-end Samsung TVs, there’s no built-in far-field voice control.


  • Strengths: The TU8000 maintains a minimalist aesthetic with slim bezels that create a modern look. Build quality feels sturdy despite the plastic construction.
  • Weaknesses: The wide feet might not be ideal for all furniture setups. A central stand, like on some pricier Samsung models, might offer more flexibility.


  • Size: Similar to the TU7100, the 43-inch variant remains the smallest offered, ideal for smaller rooms or secondary TV use.
  • Value: The TU8000 finds its niche by offering better picture quality, a wider range of smart features, and voice control compatibility at a still-affordable price point.