Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA

Sony KD-55XE7096

SCORE:
90
SCORE:
83

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • PurColor
  • Crystal Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10 support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA to Sony KD-55XE7096 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA

Sony KD-55XE7096

DISPLAY
92
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
73
OTHER FEATURES
79
CONNECTIVITY
89
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
90
DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
65
CONNECTIVITY
83
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
83

Selected Features

VA Panels

Both TVs have vertical alignment (VA) panels. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

HDR10

Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA and Sony KD-55XE7096 support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

HDR10+ on Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA

Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA also supports HRD10+ which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Advantage of Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA over Sony KD-55XE7096.

Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA vs Sony KD-55XE7096
HDR10+ vs
HLG vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Higher Wi-Fi Frequency 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth vs
Virtual Assistant Samsung Bixby, Google Assistant vs
Works with Alexa vs
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 2) vs
Voice Command vs
Light Sensor vs
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) vs
3GPP vs
ASF vs
Flash Video vs
MPEG-4 vs
TS vs
VC-1 vs
VP7 vs
VP8 vs
VP9 vs
VOB vs
VRO vs
AAC vs
AIFF vs
ALAC vs
APE vs
OGG vs
BMP vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs

Advantage of Sony KD-55XE7096

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-55XE7096 over Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA.

Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA vs Sony KD-55XE7096
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 120Hz vs 400 Hz
DTS Digital Surround vs
More HDMI Inputs 2 vs 3
More USB Inputs 1 vs 3
Composite Inputs vs 1
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
Teletext vs
DivX vs
QuickTime vs
Xvid vs
LPCM vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Wi-Fi
WEAKNESSES
👎   Edge LED
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No Dolby Atmos

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA and here - Sony KD-55XE7096.

BASICS Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
BrandSamsungSony
CountryUSAUK
SeriesTU7000XE70
ModelUN55TU7000FXZAKD-55XE7096
Release Year20202017
Size55"55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6" (138.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAVA
LED TypeEdge LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorPurColor
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorCrystal Processor 4K
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion PlusMotionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency120Hz400 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
Speaker TypeDownfiringOpen Baffle Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating2 x 10 W10 W + 10 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs23
HDMI Version2.02.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 2)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC Anynet+ BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs13
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
Operating SystemTizenLinux
Internet BrowserOpera
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMDVB-C
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radio
GENERAL Samsung UN55TU7000FXZA Sony KD-55XE7096
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Models with supplied AC adapter: 19.5 V DC
Power Consumption (Typical)60 W147 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.4" x 27.8" x 2.4"1238 mm x 722 mm x 58 mm
48-3/4" x 28-1/2" x 2-3/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.4" x 30.6" x 9.8"1238 mm x 775 mm x 252 mm
48-3/4" x 30-5/8" x 10"
Stand Size1.6" x 7.4" x 9.8"Width: 519 mm / 20-1/2"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)54.6" x 33.2" x 6.2"1330 mm x 824 mm x 168 mm
52-3/8" x 32-1/2" x 6-5/8"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm300 mm x 200 mm
11-7/8" x 7-7/8"
Weight Without Stand30.6 lbs17.7 kg (39.0 lbs)
Weight With Stand31.3 lbs18.6 kg (41 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)43 lbs26 kg (57.3 lbs)

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