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Samsung AU7172 Review: Great mid-range TV with vibrant colors

Samsung AU7172 Review
Samsung AU7172 Review

For a long time we have noticed that Samsung ‘s mid-range has excellent televisions, which seek to provide users with good performance without the need to pay very high amounts for a television in this category. On this occasion we want to talk about the Samsung AU7172 that seems to us an interesting option that stands out mainly for the different features that it integrates, obviously in this article we are going to talk at a general level about this model, that is, we will mention both the good and the bad.

Exterior design of the Samsung AU7172

Samsung AU7172 design

Samsung AU7172 design

Despite being a model from last year, it has an interesting design that stands out for certain integrated details.

We note that the Samsung 50AU7172U has a striking design that is not usually seen in the mid-range, therefore, it ends up being a positive point, especially now that users prefer better elaborate designs . First of all, we talk about the 50-inch version, perfect for medium-sized rooms.

Likewise, we find a better worked appearance from the front that provides thin bezels, which offer an elegant environment and  give the television more presence . Another interesting detail is that the content will have a better response, since the screen will be thinner thanks to its useful space of 94%.

Samsung AU7172 from the side

Samsung AU7172 from the side

We are facing an almost minimalist aspect that shows interesting details . The same is maintained by the rear part that eliminates all the thickness and gives a better accommodation to the connector box. If we look for something negative we can mention that the only bad thing is its construction that seems not very resistant.

Connectivity

This television presents a simple connectivity that provides the necessary connectors to receive an experience according to our needs. To begin with, we find three  HDMI 2.0 inputs  that are perfect for transmitting the signal from external devices. We have a single  USB  that we can use to play content or record it if we want.

On the wireless issue we highlight the presence of  Wi-Fi ,  Bluetooth  and  DLNA . If you want to see the rest of the connections that are available, you can check it in the specifications table that we leave you above.

Image quality and functions in general of the Samsung AU7172

PurColor increases the spectrum of colors with the idea that they are exposed in a more vivid and intense way to be able to visualize better details.

PurColor increases the spectrum of colors with the idea that they are exposed in a more vivid and intense way to be able to visualize better details.

The Samsung AU7172 has a quality that we think is sufficient to view your favorite content. This is due to the good optimization that they have implemented, likewise, it includes certain technologies that improve the experience . First of all, it offers 4K resolution to see more realistic details.

However, the main disadvantage is its Edge LED panel, since we noticed that depending on the environment we can receive some quality losses. This is most often noticed when in very dark  or  bright environments because this type of backlight does not reach the necessary power.

At the beginning we mentioned that this model equips some functions that will offer us a better experience. Here we highlight the presence of PurColor that increases the spectrum of colors with the idea that they are exposed in a more vivid and intense way to be able to visualize better details.

To achieve fluid images, the new Motion Xcelerator Turbo technology has been integrated, which offers great benefits when playing. For everything to work optimally we have the 4K processor. We cannot forget that this model offers us HDR+ compatibility  that will give us sharper and more precise images.

Sound

The main weakness of this model is its audio quality and we do not say this because we consider it bad, however, it is not enough for the most demanding content. The detail is found in its speakers that barely reach a total power of 20W .

The only advantage is that it includes improvements such as  Adaptive Sound ,  Dolby Digital Plus  and  Q-Symphony in order to hear a more immersive and precise sound, especially in dialogues . However, to achieve quality audio it will be necessary to purchase a sound bar.

Analysis of the software / Smart TV and more notable features

Samsung AU7172

Samsung AU7172

It includes its own system, which offers a good experience due to the features it implements

The Samsung 50AU7172 works with its own system known as Tizen , which stands out for its excellent work and is considered one of the best, especially because it comes with a very good optimization and security, likewise, it has a catalog of quite a few applications. good that it integrates all kinds of options .

We must highlight some exclusive functions for this system, for example, Tap View that allows us to play content directly from our smartphone, the best of all is that it detects it automatically , thus making it much easier for us to play it. Ideal for viewing and managing your social networks.

Another striking function is Samsung TV Plus that allows us to view several channels for free. As if that were not enough, it has a game mode that allows us to enjoy more fluid and precise movements with a very high image quality. Without a doubt, this model is a great option without having to spend too much.

PROS:

  • Great design
  • connectivity
  • good image quality
  • enhancement features
  • HDR+ Compatible
  • Operating system
  • Exclusive Features
  • Cost

CONS:

  • Could offer more ports
  • Its backlight is Edge LED
  • Sound quality

 

Specifications:

Make model Samsung UE50AU7172U – Samsung 50AU7172U
Size 50″ (127cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 2,000Hz PQI
Backlight EdgeLED
SmartTV yes tizen
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D Nope
usb recorder Yes
tuners
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • 2 x 10W (watts)
  • 2.0CH
  • Adaptive Sound
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Q Symphony
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 644.2 x 1116.8 x 59.9mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 719.1 x 1116.8 x 250.2mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 11.4kg / 11.6kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 200 x 200mm
HDMI ports 3
USB ports 1
other connectors
  • dlna
  • EthernetRJ45
  • Digital audio, optical output
  • RF port
IC+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category G
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • current cable
  • user’s Guide

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