Samsung UE43RU7100 Review

Samsung UE43RU7100 review (1)
Product Review
  • Great design
  • Good picture
  • HDR could be better
84%
The Grade
Experts Say
77.5%
Consumers Say
90%

Reasons To Buy

  • High res picture You wouldn’t expect any less from Samsung, but this telly can handle standard definition TV to ultra HD 4K content.
  • Colour range The palette this TV comes with is excellent and well balanced.
  • Motion The TV handles motion blur well which is often the Achilles heal of TV’s in this range.
  • Design The TV looks awesome.
  • Easy to set up Gone are the days of spending hours going through manuals to get your Samsung device working.
  • Awesome price It’s easy to get critical and compare it to the more expensive QLED range, but at sub £500 this is an absolute bargain.

Reasons Not To Buy

  • HDR Normally this would be a positive as it makes dark areas darker giving you a more accurate picture. However if feels like it doesn’t quite work on this TV.
  • Viewing angle You need to be sitting directly in front of the TV to get the best out of it.
  • Sound Voices are detailed enough, but it struggles a little bit with lower frequencies.

The Bottom Line

Samsung has a bunch of awesome QLED TVs in the plus £1000 range. When you come down to the price level of the Samsung UE43RU7100 you will have to make some sacrifices. The biggest of these are sound quality and quality of the HDR performance. The first of these you can easily get round with a decent soundbar. The second is a bigger problem. However, at this price you are still getting a cracking deal.

Facts

You can see the full specs here.

Best price

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£349

What the experts say

8/10

Techradar was impressed by the Samsung UE43RU7100's low price and felt that for the money you were actually getting a very fair picture. However the edge lighting means it doesn't quite have capacity to make full use of HDR.

8/10

Rtings.com were pretty impressed with the Samsung UE43RU7100's design and thought the TV has a very low input lag (which is good for gamers). However, they echoed Techradar's concerns around HDR performance. They also commented that the viewing angles were not the best.

What users say

27 Oct 2019

10/10

LOVE this television! I bought this after reading the review in Consumer Reports. The picture is amazing and great sound quality. Pleased with the angled viewing. Received this item 3 days before the estimated delivery date. Impressed with the protective packaging. Set up was a breeze.

27 Oct 2019

10/10

I purchased this TV 5 days ago. I waited to give a review, because I wanted to watch it a few days before I gave an opinion. This TV has surpassed my expectations. I love it. I don't understand some of the negative reviews.

26 Oct 2019

8/10

Good: Goog clarity of picture and sound, necessary apps are in built Bad: 1) I wish it had bluetooth to connect my Bose wireless headphone. Is it possible someway? 2) I have a 5GHz internet and my mobile/laptop is connected with it. But it this TV only basic WiFi network is visible & connecting. Any reason why? 3) Unlike my previous Samsung curve TV, its less visible from other sides of the room. It is very good when you watching in front of the TV

24 Oct 2019

10/10

Is the best tv ever. Highly recommended

23 Oct 2019

6/10

It is one problem you turn the TV off and come back turn TV on and it does not keep connection to the Internet .So you have it you have to go through the whole process of re-connecting to the Internet sometimes it takes two or three times. It also it sometimes takes two or three times to turn on the tv. That dose get frustrating.

23 Oct 2019

10/10

Literally love the tv it's just so perfect. The quality, picture and sound is so good and its just the way its written in the description. Thank you so much can't wait to purchase again.

23 Oct 2019

10/10

Picture quality excellant easy to use

23 Oct 2019

10/10

Ideal size for the room , sounds and looks great , perfect buy

23 Oct 2019

10/10

Great TV for living room, slim, small stand, easy to set up (I also have Samsung phone so linked and set up through this), can set up one remote for all, good picture and sound, Smart TV very easy to use. Very happy.

22 Oct 2019

8/10

Wow what a TV. Seamless connectivity to a smartphone, perfect for streaming movies from your phone. Design is great although important NOTE: the legs on this TV do cause it to be raised quite high up ! Only discovered this upon trying to fit the TV into an existing alcove and only had a few mm to spare...once I had sawn the feet down an inch or so... Another thing to note is that the audio profiles are quite limited so there is not a lot of audio customisation to be made.

22 Oct 2019

10/10

It's Samsung so you are a off to a good start. Screen and picture quality is outstanding. Easy to set up and install. I run a pc and an Xbox through it. Game mode kicks in and everything is groovy. Honestly can't think of anything really wrong with it. I'd prefer a differently shaped remote but that's only personal preference as I have arthritis.

22 Oct 2019

10/10

I bought this TV for my bedroom last week , so far very impressed with it. The TV sets itself up automatically , didn't even need to enter a WiFi key. The interface is very responsive , unlike other smart TVs I've used which suffer badly from lag making the interface seem old and clunky , this is fast and smooth. Picture quality is excellent as expected , i wasn't however expecting the sound to be as good as it is , no need for a sound bar for this TV!

22 Oct 2019

8/10

It's a good tv for the price really good for gaming.

22 Oct 2019

10/10

Bought two of these TVs couple of weeks ago. Very easy set up on the phone. Great picture. Sales staff in store were excellent. Called and reserved and collected within the hour. !

21 Oct 2019

2/10

Had an older Samsung flat screen TV. Loved it. Bought this new TV, and there are ADS on the home screen. I love it when i spend hundreds of dollars on something to be shown ads which I can't disable. To have pre-installed apps which I can't delete. Unbelievable. Will probably return tomorrow, but not before writing a terrible review anywhere I can find.

20 Oct 2019

10/10

Very pleased with the new TV. Everything is working fine. Easy set up.

20 Oct 2019

10/10

After shopping around, found Argos to be the best on price for this product. Ten out of Ten all round!!!!

18 Oct 2019

10/10

Wow. I am very impressed. I have tried TV's as monitors before over the years with mixed mostly bad results. This TV works as a great monitor for much less money than a traditional monitor. I am a semi-pro photographer...not my main job but I have sold hundreds of photos using just a 10 year old 1080p monitor. I really don't see the need of an overpriced traditional small ips monitor without sound for most people. This TV has HDMI 2.0 supporting UHD (50/60P 4:4:4 and 4:2:2) signals. Windows 10 looks great. Photoshop and Lightroom look great. In order to make this an amazing PC monitor do the following......In the settings menu go to General then External Device Manger then HDMI UHD Color and turn it on. There are massive other settings you can adjust to your own liking.

17 Oct 2019

10/10

easy to assemble, great picture, good price.

17 Oct 2019

10/10

So crisp, so clear , very vibrant, in my opinion looks just as good as a oled tv

16 Oct 2019

10/10

Nice looking tv , price pretty good,

15 Oct 2019

10/10

This is the 3rd one of this series I own. They're a good value all rounder. Nice picture - sharp 4K and nice blacks, good sound, easy to use and great Smart interface for Netflix, Amazon, etc. Would recommend.

08 Oct 2019

10/10

Bought this tv on behalf of a neighbour who is unfamiliar with on line shopping. Excellent service and rapid, high quality delivery service could not be better. On line communications were first class.

08 Oct 2019

10/10

The Samsung TV I brought is Brilliant! I did quite abit of research before I brought the TV and could see alot of reviews slating the TV for poor picture quality and such, but I dont really listen to alot of peoples reviews (Specially when they have probably just upgraded from a 1080P TV and their eyes are just adjusting to the better 4K UHD imaging the TV is producing), So I brought the TV and can say the picture quality is Fantastic! Movies are crisp and clear and It has enhanced picture quality for gaming.

08 Oct 2019

10/10

TV is great we are really impressed with it Fully automatic set up just plug in and play Easy to find WiFi and Cable TV Smart slimline style and the bigger screen still fits in the same footprint as the old 36 "TV

03 Oct 2019

10/10

Bought for my sons birthday, for watching Football, Love Island and Movies, binging on box sets and playing FIFA ..... we haven’t heard a peep out of him since so this Television is obviously awesome ! Richer Sounds were the most competitive and with a 6 year guarantee. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. I have bought a tv from there before and will always return and recommend.

03 Oct 2019

10/10

I bought this TV for gaming, very happy with my purchase, as explained to me it has game mode and 11ms response which is good for a TV. Always very happy with the service and expertise shown at Richer Sounds. I don't ever bother to look elsewhere my first call is always Richer.

01 Oct 2019

6/10

Bought just over a week ago but have agreed an exchange with the store assistant. The picture is great if you're sat just in front of it, but even a little off to the side it starts to lose colour and the picture look washed out. Not good for a family lounge, unfortunately. Also, the HDMI socket was loose so when watching something the TV signal would suddenly cut out. Richer Sounds are great at exchanging products if you're not happy. This is our 4th TV this year and this weekend we pick up our 5th! The first 3 were Panasonics (but apparently not made by Panasonic) - the first filled the lounge with a acrid burning smell that didn't disappear, even after a few weeks, the second had sound issues and the third lost its picture a couple of weeks ago. Hey ho! So glad I bought them from Richer Sounds - no fuss and very understanding.

01 Oct 2019

10/10

This was bought 2 months ago as a replacement. The first TV delivered showed evidence of edge bleeding, Richer sounds organised a pick up and replacement within 3 days.

24 Sep 2019

10/10

bought a larger version of this type before and very happy to have a smaller one for my bedroom now...

18 Sep 2019

10/10

Apart from my use dinosaur moments which were resolved by my son, the Samsung tv is proving to be a great advance on my previous set which I thought was pretty good anyway. I think we are going to get along really well together.

16 Sep 2019

10/10

We have owned our Samsung HD , 43 inch for over a month now, replacing an ageing Panasonic that had served us well. The picture and sound quality are both excellent and easy to set up with the channels etc , c an hour if that. Excellent service from Richer Sounds in Preston.

16 Sep 2019

10/10

Love this TV. Picture is very sharp and clear and very easy to follow user manual.

15 Sep 2019

8/10

Replacement Samsung bought a week ago. Good value for money.

15 Sep 2019

10/10

Value for money easy to set up great picture and sound

13 Sep 2019

10/10

I bought this product approx 1 month ago from richer sounds, staff were great and friendly and assisted me in my purchase . Great service...

12 Sep 2019

10/10

For the price this is a great TV and easy to set up. Fantastic oucture and compatible with other Samsung devices.

12 Sep 2019

10/10

This TV was on offer at a very competative price with the usual reassurance of the Richersounds warranty.

10 Sep 2019

10/10

Bought this tv after looking at reviews. My old Samsung tv is 11 years old but still works but is only 720p. So i decided to get the Ru7100. I have a samsung phone and dont even need to use the smart things app as I just use the same Samsung account. 4k is stunning. Fantastic features, apps,picture and sound. Simple to setup. The price is excellent but used a free online voucher code to knock a extra fifthteen pound of. Very pleased with it. Plus a free 6 year guarantee. I ordered online to pickup at store. Excellent service from richer sounds Stockport.

09 Sep 2019

8/10

Good picture and features, this is our 3rd Samsung tv in 4 years, we have gone from 32 to 39 now we have this 43 inch, at this price the picture quality is very good, the sound is typical for a flat screen tv. I don’t like the stand, this will be changed for a single pedestal unit that is available from online sales.

07 Sep 2019

10/10

I bought this TV for a second room on a standard TV aerial therefore didn't want to spend too much on it. The picture quality was far better than i expected particularly on the HD freeview channels. The sound quality has also proven to be more than adequate. Add a sound bar and a decent picture source and i think it would be an excellent set up.

06 Sep 2019

10/10

Bought this smart tv today. Very easy to set up.

04 Sep 2019

10/10

I have had it two weeks and great Excellent picture

03 Sep 2019

8/10

bought this tv 10 days ago and at first was not too happy had previously owned 3 samsung tvs(all bought from richer sounds) and I found that I needed help from samsung to get to grips with this one but once I sorted out broadband settings etc all is now good

03 Sep 2019

10/10

I bought this item just over a month ago, and it has been amazing. Easy set up, sleek design and full of amazing apps

02 Sep 2019

10/10

I needed a new tele and decided that a Samsung has always been good value, easy to set up and a picture and sound that suits me. Only thing I would have liked is a stand that comes from the centre rather than the couple of twigs that look cheap as well as determining the size of the furniture it stands on

01 Sep 2019

10/10

Only bought the tv a week ago I'm so glad we did it's fantastic

01 Sep 2019

10/10

did not want to trade down from 4 HDMI on my old set to 3 on this, but that's my only real criticism. I am using it with a pc, an Xbox one s, and an Nvidia shield TV, and had to give up my fire TV stick. ( Reliable 4k capable HDMi switches are expensive and the fire stick is hard to please with switches.) Picture is good, can't comment on sound as I use optical out to a teac stereo hifi setup. Stand is fine, some reviews criticised it but I see no issues. I prefer having two wide apart feet because stands with only a central pole never look perfectly horizontal to me. On board apps for netflix, Amazon, plex work well.