Samsung NU7020: Is this Black Friday 4K TV deal any good?

Samsung NU7020: Is this Black Friday 4K TV deal any good?

Black Friday is here and there are plenty of deals available. We're doing our level best to sort through the noise and bring you the best Black Friday deals and help you steer clear of the ones worth avoiding. 

The Samsung NU7020 4K TV is attracting a lot of attention due to a knockdown price and a £200+ saving in the Black Friday sales. Available in four screen sizes (the UE43NU7020, UE50NU7020, UE55NU7020 and UE65NU7020), is this Ultra HD TV worth spending your money on? We haven't got a full Samsung NU7020 review but we can break down the specs and make an educated guess.

Samsung UE43NU7020 £499 £325 at eBay

The best price we've seen on the 43-inch version of the NU7020 is on eBay being sold by HDR10 / HLG / HDR10+ are all supported as well as 4K video and a wealth of smart apps.View Deal

Samsung UE50NU7020 £599 £399 at Currys

A 50-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV, this Samsung has had £200 shaved off the price just in time for Black Friday. It supports 4K Ultra HD pictures and the latest HDR10+ video technology, has iPlayer, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube, plus two HDMI 2.0 inputs and two USB connections.View Deal

The short answer: The Samsung NU7020 range offers a lot of screen and the latest 4K picture technology for a crazy low price. Whether you want to buy the 43in, 50in, 55in or 65in, all four are available at £200 off, and each offers an impressive spec.

It's one of Samsung's entry-level 4K LCD TVs, which means it doesn't have all the very latest picture technologies, and it doesn't benefit from a QLED screen, but it does offer all the basic features and key functions you'd expect from a 2018 4K TV. 

So long as you don't mind missing out on the latest and greatest picture performance, this TV will likely deliver great performance-per-pound value. And we think the 50in Samsung UE50NU7020 is probably the best deal of the lot.

Samsung UE43NU7020 £549 £325 at eBay

Samsung UE50NU7020 £599 £399 at Currys

Samsung UE55NU7020 £699 £499 at Currys

Samsung UE65NU7020 £999 £799 at Currys

Want an alternative? See our round-up of the best 2018 4K TVs

Samsung UE43NU7020, UE50NU7020, UE55NU7020, UE65NU7020: everything you need to know

The Samsung NU7020 TV range appears to be a relatively new addition to the Samsung 2018 TV range

It sits well below the company's flagship QLED TVs (the Q9, Q8 and Q7) - QLED is Samsung's answer to OLED screen technology - and even below Samsung's premium LCD screens, such as NU8500, the NU8050 and the NU8000. Below these TVs come the NU7500, NU7400, NU7300, NU7120 and NU7100. After these sets, comes the NU7020 range. So it's an entry-level 4K TV, hence the budget price.

The NU7020 is available in 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch TV screen sizes. And all four models have a £200 saving in the Currys Black Friday deals.

So what do you get? You get a 4K Ultra HD resolution, edgelit LED screen. Direct LED will tend to deliver better pictures than edgelit but it's no surprise that isn't on board here. There's no sign of Samsung's premium Dynamic Crystal Color or HDR 1000 tech either.

The Samsung NU7020 range supports some of the latest picture tech but not all of them. So there is support for HDR10+ video but no sign of HLG support. This is the picture tech used for 4K live broadcast content by the BBC, so you won't get 4K iPlayer support at the minute, for example.

There are two HDMI inputs, which is a little on the low side, plus two USB inputs and a digital optical audio connection, which may be handy for connecting to some soundbars.

So while some of the best picture processing is missing, this Samsung TV range does deliver when it comes to the streaming video specification. BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, Netflix 4K, Prime Video 4K, Love Nature 4K, TV Plus, Disney Life, Rakuten TV, Now TV and YouTube are all here. The Samsung App Store gives you access to more apps, too.

So that's the NU7020 specs. What about the Samsung TVs we have reviewed? We have mainly focused on the flagship Samsung QLED TVs this year, which we're big fans of, receiving a number of five-star reviews

But last year we saw the budget Samsung UE32M5500 and were impressed with its performance for a £300 32-inch TV, awarding it five stars. The UE65MU7000 also received five stars, a relatively affordable 65in TV for £1650. 

So Samsung has excellent pedigree when it comes to recent TVs, which means we're confident if you're happy with some of the missing tech specs, which may only concern the most discerning of early-adopters, then the NU7020 Black Friday deal looks like a deal worth taking a punt on.

Verdict: It won't beat the premium TVs for picture quality and the tech spec isn't entirely comprehensive but for most people, saving £200 on the Samsung NU7020 TV range, looks a pretty good bet.

View the deal: Samsung UE43NU7020 £549 £325 at eBay

View the deal: Samsung UE50NU7020 £599 £399 at Currys

View the deal: Samsung UE55NU7020 £699 £499 at Currys

View the deal: Samsung UE65NU7020 £999 £799 at Currys