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Samsung Q60B QLED TV Review

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Anyone but gamers should consider the Samsung Q60B for basic use, as it lacks a lot of advanced features to only deliver good enough picture quality for a product of its price range. It is easy to use and upscales sub-4K content quite well.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung Q60B entry-level Quantum HDR display was first announced in early 2022. The 4K display is capable of 100% color volume thanks to Quantum Dot technology, and it is also compatible with HDR10 and HDR10+ content.

The Q60B’s remote also comes with a microphone to capture voice commands, making it a perfect addition to any smart home. Its Tizen OS is up to date, and with dual LED backlights, the display gets quite bright.

Unfortunately, the Q60B may not be the best option for gamers, as it is limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, has a 60Hz refresh rate, a 16.2ms response time, and lacks VRR support.

Additionally, contrast isn’t great due to the lack of a local dimming feature and narrow viewing angles. Check out the best TVs if these are features you can’t do without.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung Q60B QLED is a basic 4K TV with a low brightness level tested at 573 nits which isn’t ideal for well-lit settings, and an acceptable 5900:1 contrast ratio worsened by the absence of local dimming.

Still, the Q60B offers deep blacks with fantastic black uniformity and bearable reflection handling, but its viewing angles are narrow, with images looking sub-par from 32° off center.

Fortunately, it upscales low-resolution content well, but it’s not for gamers due to a native 60Hz refresh rate, missing VRR support, and a slow 16.2ms response time, causing motion blur during fast action scenes.

The lack of a HDMI 2.1 port is also discouraging, but it includes 3 USB and 4 HDMI ports. The Tizen OS is also user-friendly.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Above-average picture quality
    • The Q60B is ideal for casual HDR gaming since its images are vivid and clear thanks to sharp color accuracy. It also has a wide color gamut thanks to a 93.5% coverage of the DCI-P3 color scale, which is above average compared to similar alternatives.

  • Good color adjustments right out of the box
    • With a 100% color volume, the Q60B doesn’t need any color calibration

  • Good contrast levels
    • Blacks on the Q60B look good in a dark room thanks to a 5,901:1 contrast ratio that is just above average in the category, but the absence of local dimming makes dark scenes look washed out.

  • Runs on the Samsung Tizen Smart TV interface
    • The Google TV Platform integrated into the Sony X85K TV not only boasts remarkable user-friendliness but also grants seamless access to an extensive array of content across numerous leading streaming platforms.

  • Rechargeable remote with solar charging
    • Its remote is easy to use, and while it has an internal battery, it can also charge via a solar panel

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow viewing angles
    • Images start to lose clarity when viewed 32° from off-center, making it a poor choice for large-group viewing

  • Sub-par brightness levels
    • Highlights on the Q60B don’t stand out as much, but with an average tested brightness level rating of 573 nits; it does get bright enough to fight glare in well-lit rooms.

  • Low refresh rate and no VRR support
    • The 60Hz refresh rate on the Q60B is very low compared to other alternatives, and the lack of VRR support results in screen judder during fast-paced action scenes

Samsung Q60B QLED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeQLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size43", 50", 55", 65", 70", 75"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRNo

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Market Context

The Samsung Q60B entry-level Quantum HDR display was first announced in early 2022. The 4K display is capable of 100% color volume thanks to Quantum…

The Samsung Q60B entry-level Quantum HDR display was first announced in early 2022. The 4K display is capable of 100% color volume thanks to Quantum Dot technology, and it is also compatible with HDR10 and HDR10+ content.

The Q60B’s remote also comes with a microphone to capture voice commands, making it a perfect addition to any smart home. Its Tizen OS is up to date, and with dual LED backlights, the display gets quite bright.

Unfortunately, the Q60B may not be the best option for gamers, as it is limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, has a 60Hz refresh rate, a 16.2ms response time, and lacks VRR support.

Additionally, contrast isn’t great due to the lack of a local dimming feature and narrow viewing angles. Check out the best TVs if these are features you can’t do without.

The Samsung Q60B offers a slightly better native contrast ratio of 5,901:1 compared to the Samsung CU8000, which has a rating of 4,197:1, and as…

The Samsung Q60B offers a slightly better native contrast ratio of 5,901:1 compared to the Samsung CU8000, which has a rating of 4,197:1, and as a result, blacks are deeper and more pronounced on the Q60B than they are on the CU8000. Another difference between the two is color quality, as the Q60B has a lower color dE metric (inaccuracy of colors) of 1.13 compared to the CU8000’s 2.2. These are both indoor TVs, but if you’re looking for a TV that looks and works great outdoors, check out our Samsung LED Outdoor Full Sun 4K TV review

The Samsung Q60B is also inferior to the Samsung Q80B as far as backlighting is concerned, as the Q80B offers full array backlighting while the…

The Samsung Q60B is also inferior to the Samsung Q80B as far as backlighting is concerned, as the Q80B offers full array backlighting while the Q60B features an edge-lit panel. As a result, the Q80B delivers more brightness, with enhanced local dimming for better contrast. Speaking of which, the Q60B misses out on a local dimming feature, so its contrast isn’t as good. Also, viewing angles on the Q80B are much better than on the Q60B, and the same goes for motion handling courtesy of the Q80B’s faster response time. Here’s our Samsung Q80B QLED 4K Smart Tizen TV review for more insight.

While both displays lack a local dimming feature, the Samsung Q60B offers a much better color accuracy rating out-of-the-box compared to the Sony X750H, so…

While both displays lack a local dimming feature, the Samsung Q60B offers a much better color accuracy rating out-of-the-box compared to the Sony X750H, so it won’t require calibration for a color-rich experience. Both displays have sub-par reflection handling, but while the X750H is flicker-free and the Q60B is not, the Q60B can render HDR10+ content which the X750H cannot. If you don’t care about HDR content and would be OK with a no-frills TV, then check out our Samsung M4500TV review. However, if you don’t care about brand loyalty, then check out our Roku Plus Series 4K QLED TV review.

Backlight Type

Edge

Full-Array

Display Type

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

3

3

HDR Format

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

HDR10, HDR10+

LED Panel Type

QLED

QLED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

120 Hz

Screen size

43", 50", 55", 65", 70", 75"

55", 65", 75"

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