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Samsung Q60A Review

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The Samsung Q60/Q60A QLED is an excellent TV for most users, thanks to its superb contrast, inky blacks, and low input lag. However, gamers should be aware of the lack of HDMI 2.1, VRR, and ALLM.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung Q60/Q60A QLED TV is an entry-level 4K UHD LCD TV from Samsung launched in February 2021. It promises to provide better contrast than IPS LCDs, thanks to its VA panel. In addition, Samsung claims that it features a low input lag and stutter-free 24FPS playback. It also boasts the easy-to-use Tizen OS platform for smooth navigation. So, it is well-positioned for budget-conscious non-gaming users who just need a decent 4K TV. Keep reading our Samsung Q60/Q60A review below to learn more about what top experts said. Also, don’t forget to check out the best-rated TVs available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Q60/Q60A QLED from Samsung is a great choice for those looking for an entry-level TV. It offers great contrast, deep blacks, low input lag, and a wide color gamut. However, gamers should be aware that it doesn’t have HDMI 2.1, VRR, or ALLM.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Fantastic contrast
  • Excellent deep black levels
  • It doesn’t stutter while displaying low frame rate content
  • Low input lag
  • Massive app library
  • Smooth Tizen OS UI
  • Support for Google Assistant, Alexa, and Samsung’s Bixby
  • 24 FPS judder removal
  • Wide color gamut

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow viewing angles
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • Lack of VRR and ALLM
  • No local dimming
  • Slightly high response time
  • Low peak brightness for HDR
  • Limited to only 60Hz
  • No support for 1440P input

Samsung Q60A Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeVA
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size50", 55", 65", 70"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
VRRVRRn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)91.16
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)94.31
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)67.44
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)74.42
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)4,653
SDR Brightness (nits)455
HDR Brightness (nits)501
Input Lag (ms)10.1
Response Time (ms)17.3
Color Washout (Degrees)25
Color Shift (Degrees)27
Brightness Loss (Degrees)33
Reflections (%)5.2
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)126.99
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.61
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db4.16
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db1.316
Intermodulation Distortion @80db39
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0292
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0292
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0107

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  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    73
    The Samsung Q60A is a decent TV overall. It provides good visibility in bright rooms,… Read More

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi
  • TVFindr
    72

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    Samsung’s Q60A convinces with its timeless design and the improved picture quality compared to its… Read More

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  • CNET
    89

    Category Trust Rating

    72
    The Q60A is an interesting TV. It’s Samsung’s low-end QLED, but it’s far more expensive… Read More

    By:

    Jon L. Jacobi
  • Techhive
    27.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    This TV actually deserves another quarter star, as it delivers a better picture than most… Read More

    By:

    Geoffrey Morrison

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