Samsung UN55JS7000 vs UN55JU7100 : Which is Recommended for You?

UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100 model from Samsung’s 2015 TV lineup can easily steal your attention when you are looking for 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV and you still prefer flat panel model than curved panel one. Samsung UN55JS7000 is currently the basic model for 55-Inch flat SUHD TV Series of 2015 lineup, while Samsung UN55JU7100 is currently the higher model for flat 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV for non SUHD TV series. Their price is not significantly different that rise a question which of them is recommended for your next purchase. Isn’t it? To properly answer that question, It’s better to look at those two TVs and see their similarities and differences together before move forward on the conclusion on which of them is the better choice for you.

Samsung UN55JS7000 Introduction

Samsung UN55JS7000
Samsung UN55JS7000

Have you heard about SUHD TV Series in the new 2015 Samsung TV lineup? I’m quite sure that you already hear about that. After releasing the JS9500, JS9000 and JS8500 model in the first quarter of 2015, Samsung is adding the JS7000 model to their SUHD TV series in the second quarter 2015 as more affordable choice for customers that want to experience the new SUHD experience. As We all know that the SUHD comes with the new Nano Crystal Color that bring true-to-life picture details than conventional UHD series. That’s the same case on Samsung UN55JS7000. It comes with Nano Crystal Color that bring better color details on its screen. But on the basic SUHD model JS7000, Samsung is sacrificing some features and technology from the higher model. You can’t find any peak illuminator, no 3D, and no Smart Remote. You can also only find Motion Rate 120 instead of Motion Rate 240 that you can find on the other SUHD series model.

How the customers’ responded to their Samsung UN55JS7000 purchase? Samsung UN55JS7000 and the other JS7000 model is one of the highest rated model of Samsung’s 2015 TV lineup. The customers are satisfied with the picture quality and noted that the picture quality would be excellent if the TV is properly calibrated. They also talk about the amazing HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. For more comments from the real customers of Samsung UN55JS700 and other JS7000 model, You can go to this page…

Samsung UN55JU7100 Introduction

Samsung UN55JU7100
Samsung UN55JU7100

If you are looking for the most standard model that have already on the market for 3 years then you JU7100 model is the answer. It began with F9000 model in 2013, then continues with HU8550 in 2014 and now It’s named JU7100 model. This standard model for Smart Flat 4K UHD TV is also one of the most popular model for 55-Inch screen that called UN55JU7100. Samsung UN55JU7100 bring complete picture quality technology with 4K UHD picture quality except the Nano Crystal Color that only available in SUHD TV series. Samsung UN55JU7100 comes with the new Peak illuminator technology that bring improved details on the bright part of the screen, while the precision black technology from the older model is able to deliver deeper black levels on the TV screen. Samsung UN55JU7100 is completed with the new 2015 Samsung Smart TV that completed with 3D and Smart Remote. As 3D ready TV, you can enjoy your favorite 3D entertainment on UN55JU7100 although you need to purchase additional Active 3D glasses. You can enjoy the voice interaction feature that help you control your TV easier with magic remote that come with Samsung UN55JU7100.

Is the customers who already own Samsung UN55JU7100 recommend that TV model? Most of them recommend Samsung UN55JU7100 since They are satisfied with their purchase. They talk about the beautiful design, deep black levels and outstanding picture quality both with original 4K UHD content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. The remote control is also appreciated by the customer that It’s able to help control the TV and the Smart TV platform better. The other customer also share the best setting that He has found for the TV so the other customers can follow. If you want to know more about the feedback from customers, then You should see more the review from Samsung UN55JU7100 customers here…

The Similarities

Before talking about the similarities of Samsung UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100, Here’s a quick table about the similarities of those two TVs

Samsung UN55JS7000
Samsung UN55JU7100
Screen Size 55-inch 55-inch
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Panel Design Flat Flat
Backlight LED LED
Ultra Clear Panel YES YES
UHD Upscaling YES YES
Smart TV 2015 Samsung Smart TV 2015 Samsung Smart TV
Processor Quad-Core Quad-Core
Built-in Wi-fi YES YES
Speaker System 2Ch 20W 2Ch 20W
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3

From the table above, We can see that there’re several aspects that similar between UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100. Do you need more explanations? Here’s some explanation on the similarities.

1. Picture Resolution

Samsung UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100 come with 4K UHD picture resolution. Easily to say, With 4K UHD picture resolution you can enjoy up to four time more brilliant picture quality than Full HD resolution. Although We still have a problem with limited original 4K contents. But Samsung has anticipated that problem and install UHD upscaling technology on both Samsung UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100. So practically, you can enjoy any of your favorite HD contents in near 4K UHD picture quality. Both of UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100 also come with the same flat panel design that completed with contrast enhancer for greater details on the picture screen.

2. Smart TV Platform

Samsung introduce the new Smart TV platform in 2015 that you can call 2015 Samsung Smart TV. The 2015 Samsung Smart TV bring the new improvement on the Operating System by implementing the new Tizen as its OS. With Tizen OS, you can simply run more Smart functions with wide range of Smart Apps that able to be run on Tizen based OS. The new Smart TV platform also bring newer design that come with nicer layout and interface. You can also feel fast processing time on both of UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100 since They are both completed with quad-core processor.

3. Audio System

I’m quite sure that you and most of the buyer love beautiful sound in addition to outstanding picture quality. Is 2Ch 20W speaker system that installed on UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100 enough for you? It depends. Everybody have their own taste when It comes to audio. Most of the customers would say that It’s enough to enjoy their favorite entertainment with 2Ch 20 W speaker system, but for some people It’s not enough. But don’t worry about that since, you can add additional soundbar on Samsung UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100 to enjoy more powerful immersive sound quality.

The Differences

After seeing their similarities, now It’s time to see their differences. What are their differences? If you want to go quick, you can see the table below.

Samsung UN55JS7000 Samsung UN55JU7100
Introduced June 2015 February 2015
Nano Crystal YES NO
Peak Illuminator NO YES
Precision Black NO YES
Refresh Rate Motion Rate 120 Motion Rate 240
Smart Remote NO YES
3D Feature NO Active 3D Ready
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After seeing the table above, We can see that there’re few differences between UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100. Do you need more explanation about their differences? Let’s talk about the differences point by point.

1. Picture Technology

In the picture technology aspect, We have two two TVs that come with different emphasize here. Samsung UN55JS7000 comes with better true-to-life images using its Nano Crystal technology and in the other hand, We can find Samsung UN55JU7100 that comes with better contrast since It’s completed with combination of peak illuminator and precision black technology. Nano Crystal technology is developed to bring better true-to-life range of colors. It’s only installed on the SUHD TV series. As a the basic member of SUHD TV series, You can find that technology on Samsung UN55JS7000. Peak illuminator is the new technology developed by Samsung to bring greater details on the bright part of the screen by increasing LED illumination on the bright part of the screen. While the precision black is the technology from the older lineup that bring deeper black levels on the TV screen. With the combination of precision black and peak illuminator, you can get more vibrant color contrast on Samsung UN55JU7100.

2. Refresh Rate Technology

If We talk about refresh rate technology, We should mention the change on the standard of refresh rate from Samsung. They change the effective refresh rate from Clear Motion Rate into Motion Rate to measure the effective refresh rate. Samsung UN55JS7000 and UN55JU7100 come with different refresh rate technology. Samsung UN55JS7000 comes with Motion Rate 120, while Samsung UN55JU7100 comes with Motion Rate 240. Can you see the difference between Motion Rate 240 and 120 easily? When you are watching your favorite movies and sports, you can’t notice it easily. But when you use the TV as your gaming monitor, you can notice that the Motion Rate 240 is able to deliver smoother fast action gaming images than the TV with Motion Rate 120.

3. Remote Control

Do you love the additional feature that help you to control your TV and Smart TV platform? If your answer is Yes, then you should take a look at Samsung Smart remote. The samsung Smart remote comes with voice interaction technology that help you to control your TV using your voice, as well as additional function such as touchpad to control your TV faster. Unfortunately, It’s only coming with Samsung UN55JU7100 and not included with Samsung UN55JS7000. So you can only use Smart remote if you choose Samsung UN55JU7100.

4. 3D Technology

Not everyone love 3D. But I’m quite sure that there are still significant number of people that love 3D. That’s way Samsung still provide the 3D on Samsung UN55JU7100 although It’s only 3D ready. That means you should buy additional 3D glasses if you want to start enjoy the 3D entertainment. But with Samsung UN55JS7000, you can’t enjoy any 3D entertainment at all since it’s not completed with any 3D feature. That’s way you can only watch 2D entertainment with Samsung UN55JS7000 without any chance to enjoy 3D entertainment with it.

5. Price

Does the price matter to you? If your answer is Yes, then you should take a look at the price of those two TVs. Samsung UN55JU7100 is priced at around $300 more expensive than Samsung UN55JS7000. With additional $300, you can get more vibrant color contrast using peak illuminator-precision black, higher motion rate, smart remote and 3D technology but you are missing nano crystal technology that installed on Samsung UN55JS7000.

Which is Recommended for You?

To answer that question, We should firstly define your preference on your TV purchase. If you are looking for more vivid true-to-life images as well as saving $300 then you should consider Samsung UN55JS7000 as your choice. It’s recommended for you when you have more limited budget and you want to try the new nano crystal color experience at affordable price. Any recommended place to order? You can order Samsung UN55JS7000 here…

But when you are looking for better contrast on the TV screen, as well as smoother fast action images then you should consider Samsung UN55JU7100. It’s indeed around $300 more expensive in price but you can get additional smart remote and Active 3D feature as well. If you plan to use 3D feature, or simply want to use smart remote to control your TV then Samsung UN55JU7100 is recommended for you. Where to order Samsung UN55JU7100? You can take a look and order Samsung UN55JU7100 here…


    1. Hi Jacqueline,
      You should read this article first before you purchase 🙂
      No, You can exchange that to UN55JS8500 or UN55JU7100 to the retailer you purchased.

    1. Hi Pan,
      I think You can download the apps and use with your smartphone instead. Maybe you can ask the local retailer about the smart remote that sold separately with the TV set.

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