43.14"
24.27 "
50"
6'2"

Samsung GU50BU8589UXZG

ABOUT THIS TV

Samsung GU50BU8589UXZG 400x400 Image Samsung GU50BU8589UXZG

Launched in the year 2022, the GU50BU8589UXZG is a 50" 4K TV from Samsung. It features a 10-bit VA panel.

The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 89 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the next important spec of a display is its Color Reproduction (defined by its color gamut specification).

This TV doesn't provide a color gamut specification, so we have to make an assumption based on its panel type. Now, since the TV features a 50 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. Undoubtedly The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike! Meaning it is capable of producing color accurate images.

What Color Gamut means ?

Color gamut specification of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that it can produce.

What this means is, this specification determines the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A display with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.

Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB, NTSC, DCI P3 etc.

But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Other than color accuracy, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality substantially.

Understanding the static contrast ratio

A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep blacks and may bleed backlight as in the below image:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

The above TV's static contrast is 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. More is better.

Like resolution, the static contrast ratio is also equally responsible for details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.

If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.

This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., well enough to display deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming backlight technology which is a plus.

HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR and HDR10 are also supported on this TV.

As for brightness, the peak brightness the Samsung GU50BU8589UXZG can produce is 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Edge LED technology.

Gaming Performance

If you aren't planning to game on this TV, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.

The input lag on the Samsung GU50BU8589UXZG is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. So its a go-to TV if you are interested in gaming.

Understanding Input lag and response time

This lag is the latency at which your device inputs changes the content of the screen. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.

But ideally, look for a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.

The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 44 inches and 27.94 inches respectively. It is 1 inches thick.

It weighs approximately 11.5 Kgs and 0.6 kgs extra including stand. So plan your space accordingly.

Hardware and Audio

The TV comes with a 4-Core CPU. However, Samsung didn't provide any information about the available RAM on this TV.

The UI on this TV is powered by Tizen 6.5 Operating System.

For display connectivity, Samsung has provided three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.

For connecting USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

Wireless connectivity options on this TV include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.

The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W speakers.

As for power usage, on average, it uses 78 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.

For powering this unit, you'll need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Samsung
Type
Smart TV
Size
50" (inches)
Model Series
BU8500
Model Number
GU50BU8589UXZG
Operating System
Powered by Tizen 6.5
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
50" 10 bit VA Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~89 ppi
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Response Time
N/A
Input Lag
8 ms
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
Edge LED
Static Contrast
N/A
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
N/A
Color Gamut
sRGB: 90-100% (approx.)
DCI P3: N/A
NTSC 1953: N/A
Rec 2020: N/A
Adobe RGB: N/A
HARDWARE
Display Ports
3 x HDMI 2.0
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • Wireless Dex
  • 1 x Satellite In (F-type female)
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
  • 1 x CI+ 1.4
  • 2 x USB 2.0
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 78 W
Maximum: 140 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
G
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: 2200 PQI
Technology: Picture Quality Index
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 43.14 " (inches)
Height: 24.27 " (inches)
Diagonal: 50" (inches)
Body
Width: 44.06 " (inches)
Height: 25.39 " (inches)
Depth: 1.01 " (inches)
Weight: 11.5 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 44.06 " (inches)
Height: 27.94 " (inches)
Depth: 7.84 " (inches)
Weight: 12.1 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 200 x 200 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Humidity
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A

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