Comparison of some characteristics of Samsung TVs

You see all the Samsung TV models and start wondering which one could be a good choice in terms of the overall value it provides. So you gather the specifications of all models and start digging to find out. Yet, you are aware that the numbers themselves do not tell much about differences in perceived image/sound quality. Or about the differences in the frequencies of the integrated quad-core processors (Samsung did not indicate them on the product pages). So you realize that you could use numeric comparisons only as a starting point. Due to the fact that each manufacturer presents the data differently, you realize that comparisons across their models would be much harder to make.

# model, price (dollar), visible diagonal (inch), resolution width (pixels), resolution height (pixels), audio output (W), width (inches), height (inches), depth (inches) (all with stand), weight (lb, with stand), typical power consumption (W), maximal power consumption (W) samsung_tvs = """ 85" Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV (2018),14999.99,84.5,7680,4320,60,75,45.5,15.7,127.2,320,590 75" Class Q9FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),4999.99,74.5,3840,2160,60,66,39.2,14.4,90.4,155,340 65" Class Q9FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),2999.99,64.5,3840,2160,60,57.1,34.1,14.4,62.8,130,305 82" Class Q8FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),4999.99,81.5,3840,2160,40,72.1,44.9,15.2,106.9,160,360 75" Class Q8FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),3499.99,74.5,3840,2160,40,66,41.3,14.1,82.7,130,300 65" Class Q8FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),2499.99,64.5,3840,2160,40,57.1,35.8,11.6,59.7,100,280 55" Class Q8FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),1699.99,54.5,3840,2160,40,48.5,30.7,9.8,44.1,90,240 75" Class Q7FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),2899.99,74.5,3840,2160,40,65.9,40.9,16,90.6,115,305 65" Class Q7FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),2199.99,64.5,3840,2160,40,56.9,36,13.9,60,90,215 55" Class Q7FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),1499.99,54.5,3840,2160,40,48.3,30.9,11.2,45,80,170 65" Class Q7CN QLED Curved Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),2299.99,64.5,3840,2160,40,56.8,36,14.8,61.1,90,215 55" Class Q7CN QLED Curved Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),1599.99,54.5,3840,2160,40,48.2,31,11.8,46.5,80,170 82" Class Q6FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),3499.99,81.5,3840,2160,40,72,45.1,15.2,100.8,124,280 75" Class Q6FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),2499.99,74.5,3840,2160,40,65.9,41.3,14.1,81.1,115,255 65" Class Q6FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),1599.99,64.5,3840,2160,40,56.9,35.8,11.2,54.7,85,195 55" Class Q6FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),1099.99,54.5,3840,2160,40,48.3,30.7,9.8,-,70,145 49" Class Q6FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),799.99,48.5,3840,2160,40,43,27.7,9.8,30.6,65,125 65" Class The Frame Premium 4K UHD TV (2018),2199.99,64.5,3840,2160,40,57.2,34.5,11.6,57.8,90,170 55" Class The Frame Premium 4K UHD TV (2018),1499.99,54.6,3840,2160,40,48.6,29.6,7.9,42.1,80,155 43" Class The Frame Premium 4K UHD TV (2018),1199.99,42.5,3840,2160,40,38.1,23.6,7.9,25.8,59,115 65" Class NU8500 Premium Curved Smart 4K UHD TV,1299.99,64.5,3840,2160,40,56.8,35.9,14.9,57.1,75,195 55" Class NU8500 Premium Curved Smart 4K UHD TV,899.99,54.6,3840,2160,40,48.2,31,13.3,42.3,65,145 82" Class NU8000 Premium Smart 4K UHD TV,2999.99,81.5,3840,2160,40,72,45.1,15.2,100.8,124,280 75" Class NU8000 Premium Smart 4K UHD TV,1999.99,74.5,3840,2160,40,65.9,41,14.5,83.7,115,255 65" Class NU8000 Premium Smart 4K UHD TV,1199.99,64.5,3840,2160,40,56.9,35.8,13.8,58.2,75,195 55" Class NU8000 Premium Smart 4K UHD TV,849.99,54.6,3840,2160,40,48.3,31,12.7,41.7,65,145 49" Class NU8000 Premium Smart 4K UHD TV,699.99,48.5,3840,2160,40,43,28,11.8,33.1,60,125 65" Class NU7300 Curved Smart 4K UHD TV,899.99,64.5,3840,2160,20,57.2,36.1,12.3,56,75,180 55" Class NU7300 Curved Smart 4K UHD TV,529.99,54.6,3840,2160,20,48.7,31.2,10.3,40.8,65,140 75" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV,1499.99,74.5,3840,2160,20,66.3,41.6,13.7,82.7,105,205 65" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV,849.99,64.5,3840,2160,20,57.4,36.1,12.3,56.2,75,180 58" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV,599.99,57.5,3840,2160,20,51.2,32.9,10.3,45.2,65,145 55" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV,479.99,54.6,3840,2160,20,48.8,31.2,10.3,39,65,140 50" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV,379.99,49.5,3840,2160,20,44.3,28.7,10.3,30.6,60,135 43" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV,399.99,42.5,3840,2160,20,38.2,25.1,8.3,21.6,50,105 40" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV,379.99,39.5,3840,2160,20,36,23.8,8.3,19.4,45,90 75" Class NU6900 Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),1299.99,74.5,3840,2160,20,66.3,41.6,14,82.7,105,220 65" Class NU6900 Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),699.99,64.5,3840,2160,20,57.4,34.9,12.5,-,75,180 55" Class NU6900 Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),449.99,54.6,3840,2160,20,48.8,29.8,9.5,-,65,135 50" Class NU6900 Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),349.99,49.5,3840,2160,20,44.3,27.3,9.5,-,60,125 43" Class NU6900 Smart 4K UHD TV (2018),279.99,42.5,3840,2160,20,38.1,23.8,8.1,-,43,90 88" Class Q9F QLED 4K TV,19999.99,88.0,3840,2160,60,77.9,46.1,16.2,164.2,190,465 75" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV,2299.99,74.5,3840,2160,20,66.5,41.4,15.2,85.5,115,350 65" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV,799.99,64.5,3840,2160,20,57.6,35.7,14.5,56.7,85,250 55" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV,599.99,54.6,3840,2160,20,48.9,31,12.2,36.4,70,190 49" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV,599.99,48.5,3840,2160,20,43.6,27.9,12.2,30,55,140 43" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV,449.99,42.5,3840,2160,20,38.4,25.1,11.3,21.2,48,125 40" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV,449.99,39.9,3840,2160,20,36.1,23.5,11.3,19.2,45,115 32" Class N5300 Smart Full HD TV (2018),199.99,31.5,1920,1080,10,28.9,18.2,6.4,-,27,65 32" Class M4500 HD TV,179.99,31.5,1366,768,10,28.9,18.2,6.4,9.5,27,48 28" Class M4500 HD TV,199.99,27.5,1366,768,10,25.3,17.1,6.4,8.4,33,48 24" Class M4500 HD TV,159.99,23.5,1366,768,10,22.1,15.1,6.4,9.3,20,38 50" Class M5300 Full HD TV,399.99,49.5,1920,1080,20,44.9,28.6,13.3,27.8,47,140 49" Class M5300 Full HD TV,379.99,48.5,1920,1080,20,44,27.9,13.3,26.2,45,128 43" Class M5300 Full HD TV,429.99,42.5,1920,1080,20,38.8,25.1,13.3,20.7,39,106 40" Class M5300 Full HD TV,399.99,39.5,1920,1080,20,36.3,23.4,13.3,26.2,35,93 32" Class M5300 Full HD TV,279.99,31.5,1920,1080,10,29.2,18.5,5.7,8.8,27,66 55" Class J6201 Full HD LED TV,549.99,54.6,1920,1080,20,49.3,31.1,9.0,45.4,53,128 43" Class J5202 LED TV,279.99,43,1920,1080,20,38.1,24.4,8.9,16.3,-,84 32" Class J5003 LED TV,379.99,31.5,1920,1080,-,29.2,18.5,5.7,8.6,40,50 50" Class J5000 LED TV,799.99,49.5,1920,1080,-,44.9,28.3,12.2,25.4,44,125 49" Class J5000 LED TV,449.99,48.5,1920,1080,20,44,28.1,13.3,26.2,30,128 48" Class J5000 LED TV,699.99,47.6,1920,1080,20,43.3,27.4,12.2,23.1,41,105 43" Class J5000 LED TV,529.99,42.5,1920,1080,-,38.1,22.4,8.9,18.7,47,84 32" Class J4000 LED TV,169.99,31.5,1366,768,10,28.9,18.2,6.4,10.1,28,40 24" Class H4000 LED TV,179.99,23.6,1366,768,6,22.1,15.1,6.4,9,20,36 """ import pandas as pd from numpy import argsort, take from sklearn.preprocessing import MinMaxScaler mms = MinMaxScaler() models_to_show = 10 models, data, prices = [], [], [] rows = samsung_tvs.split('\n')[1:-1] for row in rows: cols = row.split(',') # Skip models with incomplete data if '-' not in cols[1:]: model = cols[0] num_features = list(map(float, cols[1:])) models.append(model) data.append(num_features) prices.append(num_features[0]) trs = mms.fit_transform(data) df = pd.DataFrame(trs, columns=['price_dollar', 'diagonal_inches', 'width_px', 'height_px', 'audio_output_watt', 'width_inches', 'height_inches', 'depth_inches', 'weight_lb', 'power_usage_watt', 'max_power_usage_watt']) # Higher scores are better norm_volumes = df['width_inches'] * df['height_inches'] * df['depth_inches'] scores = (df['diagonal_inches'] * df['width_px'] * df['height_px'] * df['audio_output_watt']) / (norm_volumes * df['weight_lb'] * df['power_usage_watt'] * df['max_power_usage_watt'] * df['price_dollar'] + 10**-16) scores = scores.tolist() high_to_low_indices = argsort(scores)[::-1][:models_to_show] zipped = zip( take(scores, high_to_low_indices), take(prices, high_to_low_indices), take(models, high_to_low_indices) ) print('Score\t\tPrice ($)\tSamsung TV model') print('\n'.join(['%15.2f\t%8.2f\t%s' % (score, price, model) for score, price, model in zipped])) """ Score Price ($) Samsung TV model 708081630751.32 279.99 32" Class M5300 Full HD TV 89706.67 379.99 40" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV 39862.10 399.99 43" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV 23185.74 449.99 40" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV 15930.52 1199.99 43" Class The Frame Premium 4K UHD TV (2018) 12959.35 449.99 43" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV 5691.36 799.99 49" Class Q6FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018) 5574.60 379.99 50" Class NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV 4477.60 699.99 49" Class NU8000 Premium Smart 4K UHD TV 2326.65 599.99 49" Class MU6290 4K UHD TV """

You could also include motion rate (60/120/240) or any other characteristic you find important and then observe how this changes the result.

It appears that despite being one of the smallest and cheapest models, the 32 inch M5300 Full HD offers the highest value with this small selection of characteristics of interest. This is the only model with resolution 1920 x 1080 that makes it on the list. But some people may still prefer the 40 inch NU7100 Smart 4K UHD TV, appreciating its future-ready resolution paired with high value as well.

Only one model costs above thousand dollars, but it still provides higher value relative to slightly bigger (but cheaper) models, if all characteristics are seen as equally important.