Samsung BU8000 VS AU8000, what's new?


Is the new Samsung BU8000 worth buying? How does it compare to the old Samsung AU8000? Samsung's Crystal UHD series is a popular entry-level 4K TV. It launched the AU8000 series in 2021, followed by the new BU8000 series in 2022. Let's see what's the difference between the 2022 Samsung BU8000 VS AU8000.

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Samsung BU8000 VS AU8000 Appearance​

Samsung Crystal UHD TVs have not been changed a lot in appearance, BU8000 and AU8000 are both minimalists in style, featuring a black exterior as well as a sturdy stand, with an extremely thin footprint taking up minimal space. Plus, Both of them have a slim-fit wall mount design that allows them to hang perfectly on the wall with minimal space left.

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Samsung BU8000 VS AU8000 Available Size​

Both the Samsung BU8000 and AU8000 offer a wide range of sizes from 43'' to 85''. Additionally, 2022 Samsung BU8000 TV has a more 60-inch model than the 2021 AU8000.


Samsung BU8000 VS AU8000 System​

Samsung BU8000 and AU8000 are both powered by Tizen and have Crystal Processor 4K with HDR10+. However, the Samsung BU8000 runs on an updated system to Tizen 6.5, while the AU8000 is Tizen 6.0. Therefore, the BU8000 has a stronger processing ability.
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Samsung BU8000 VS AU8000 Connectivity​

Both the Samsung BU8000 and AU8000 support Bluetooth connectivity, but the Samsung BU8000 is upgraded to Bluetooth 5.2 while the AU8000 is Bluetooth 4.2, which means that the BU8000 offers faster and more stable Bluetooth transmission. The Samsung BU8000 and AU8000 have no upgraded ports, they both have three HDMI 2.0 inputs, two USB 2.0 ports, a LAN port and other ports. Also, both of them support wireless mirroring of the TV screen and audio from a smartphone, tablet or PC.

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Samsung BU8000 VS AU8000 Smart features​

In addition, Samsung BU8000 added some smart features, such as ALLM function, which can make it smoother when gamming. BU8000 also supports SmartThings and ConnectShare while AU8000 does not. Both TVs support voice assistants that you can use with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Airplay 2, so you can stream your favorite apps or share the big screen with compatible devices.

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This series of Samsung is very good in value, many people around me prefer this one, especially the single 😆


We have a Samsung TV in our house for many years and the quality is very good.

However, since my son joined, we have a movie night every Friday. I find that the projector will be more eye-friendly than the TV. I bought a 4K projector, a new one this year, the Dangbei Mars Pro. To my surprise, the picture quality is amazing, especially when you project a really big screen.

I usually just project it on the white wall. When my son walks up to the projector, it automatically turns off the laser, so this doesn't harm my son's eyes, and I love that.

(the left one is Dangbei mars pro)

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Because the AU8000 only has an edge-lit LCD panel, contrast will be lower than on the company's more expensive models. It, too, has a refresh rate of 60Hz, but it uses Samsung's Motion Xcelerator technology to simulate a faster refresh rate.


Saw the SDR Brightness of the Samsung AU8000.

Real Scene Peak Brightness302 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window313 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window313 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window313 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window313 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window312 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window313 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window313 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window313 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window312 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window312 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)0.000


The BU8000's native 4K content doesn't seem to look as sharp as what we usually see on Samsung TVs.