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Samsung 55ES8000 Series (UN55ES8000 / UE55ES8000 / UA55ES8000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 402 reviews of Samsung 55ES8000 Series (UN55ES8000 / UE55ES8000 / UA55ES8000). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and sound. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 55ES8000 Series (UN55ES8000 / UE55ES8000 / UA55ES8000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung 55ES8000 Series (UN55ES8000 / UE55ES8000 / UA55ES8000) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People really like the glare and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the size. Views are divided on the remote control.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Series 8 ES8000 (55 inch) Full HD LED SMART Television

May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Samsung 55ES8000 Series (UN55ES8000 / UE55ES8000 / UA55ES8000) from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the sound and price. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the energy efficiency and reliability get less positive comments.

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55ES8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV (Silver) (2012 Model)Samsung UN55ES8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV (Silver)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Aaron Almeida (

Samsung UA55ES8000 Review


Last year when having 3D capability in your television was all the rage, Samsung introduced the UA55D8000 which offered a whole lot in the form of 3D and a variety of smart TV functions. It was like taking a glimpse at the future, and what things would...

The base of the television is one of the stand out features when you just glance at the TV. Samsung uses an arch flow design which looks really good as opposed to the four legged stand of last year’s model. Rounding up the design segment of the review,...

Jul, 2012


Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Samsung UN55ES8000


Samsung UNES8000 series information: We based our review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 on our hands-on time spent with the 60-inch UN60ES8000 model. Samsung states that all the models in the ES8000 series have the same components (excepting for weight and...

Brilliant, bright picture ; Excellent black levels ; Superb color accuracy ; Gorgeous design ; Upgradable hardware

Some light bleed from edges ; Poor off-axis performance ; Merciless with low-quality sources

If you want the best, you’ll have to pay for it, but Samsung’s ES8000 series is certainly one of the best LED televisions we’ve ever seen.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Samsung UN55ES8000


The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market. For that you'll pay dearly, but if you can afford it and want the cutting edge of TV technology in your living room -- pre-OLED , at least -- then stop...

The beautifully thin Samsung UNES8000 LED TV seems to have come from a year or two in the future. Its massive feature set includes a touch-pad remote, IR blaster, four pairs of 3D glasses, motion and voice command, and the industry's most capable Smart...

Lighter black levels and imperfect screen uniformity hamper its picture significantly, especially for such an expensive TV. Samsung charges too much for extra features that are largely unnecessary and poorly implemented.

Although it hits plenty of high points, the Samsung UNES8000 LED TV cannot ultimately justify its high price.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review


Samsung's D8000 was our TV of choice back in 2011, and the company is hoping to repeat its success with the new 2012 flagship, the Samsung UN55ES8000 . A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design, the ES8000 ticks just about every box...

Samsung's ES8000 is a worthy update to its predecessor, and the company demonstrates its edge over much of the competition with the Smart TV functionality. Is it worth the humongous RRP? That's a null point, given retailers are already discounting it...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Samsung UN55ES8000F


With its voice- and motion-controlled interface, Samsung's ES8000F series does a lot to advance HDTV design, but some of the new features aren't quite ready for prime time.

Ambitious user interface. Beautiful design. Excellent white and black levels. Accurate color. Comes with 3D glasses

Voice, motion, and touchpad controls are unreliable. Screen shows significant light bloom on the edges. Only three HDMI ports

May, 2012

Expert review by: (

Samsung UN55ES8000HDTV


Samsung's ES8000 series is their high-end flagship for 2012, and it shows. The amount of extra features and interfacing options on this TV are quite staggering: a traditional remote, Samsung's new smart remote, and an IR blaster all come in the box....

At its current MSRP of $3799, the Samsung UN55ES8000 might seem overpriced. But there are some things to consider before staking that claim.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Gash (

Samsung UN55ES8000F 55" SmartTV Review


This is Samsung's latest SmartTV, the UN55ES8000F. A, B, C, D, and E were killed in a tragicskydiving accident... just kidding! This is a ratherlarge upgrade in terms of both the hardware and software. The lastcouple iterations of Samsung Smart TVs...

Apr, 2013


Expert review by: Steve B. (

Samsung UN55ES8000 LED Smart TV


When you're buying a new TV, you have nothing short of a lot of manufacturers and models to choose from. It's easy to get a fairly basic, good quality TV for under $800, but it's sometimes hard to resist the temptations to look at those models that are...

Excellent performance ; Stunning looks and design ; Voice and motion control abilities ; I like the touchpad remote - it's a great attempt at re-designing the classic remote control ; Smart Hub and apps are great and can help cut out the need for some...

Not a fan of the included 3D glasses, especially for existing eyeglass wearers ; IR Blaster performance was so-so - some unsupported functions on my cable box ; View the discussion comments powered by DISQUSback to top ; Start ; Prev ; 1 ;...

The UN55ES8000 doesn't come with a small price tag, running you about $2500, but if you're looking to upgrade your home theatre and want to do it right, then this might just be the TV you're after. The UN55ES8000 has stunning looks and comes loaded...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Samsung UN55ES8000 LED/LCD HDTV


The Samsung UN55E8000 LED HDTV is another active 3D HDTV from the company. But as Adrienne Maxwell found during her review, the UN55E8000 is packed with features and capable of quite a lot.

We're back to the original question: What do you want from your next HDTV? How much do you want it to do? If all you care about is video performance, then you can find other TVs that offer comparable, if not better, all-around performance at a lower...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (

Samsung Series 8 (UA55ES8000RLXL) Smart TV Review


The Samsung Series 8 TVs are possibly some of the smartest HDTVs in the business. Some really neat add-ons here - gesture control, face recognition, voice navigation and even a touchpad remote. But most importantly, it is the delightful performance...

Brilliant HD content handling, Tested contrast ratio among the highest in TVs, Edge to edge design is classy, Solid table stand, with unique design, Gesture & voice controls are fun add-ons, Touchpad remote very useful for browsing

Don't see a regular use of voice & gesture control, Display is very reflective, SD content will be disrespectful to the TV

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Processor Cores:Dual-core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown / VESA 400 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A / Unknown

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses / Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9