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Samsung Q70A Review

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The Samsung Q70/Q70A QLED is an excellent TV for most users, thanks to its high native contrast, deep blacks, and fast response time. But be aware of the poor viewing angles and the absence of Dolby Vision.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung Q70/Q70A QLED is a mid-range 4K Quantum Dot TV launched in February 2021. It boasts a UHD VA panel, which promises better blacks and contrast compared to IPS LCD TVs.

In addition, Samsung claims that this TV delivers a mind-boggling HDR experience, thanks to their Quantum HDR technology. It sports Samsung’s custom-made Tizen TV OS UI for fluid navigation.

Overall, it is exceptionally well-positioned for both gamers and movie buffs in its range. Make sure to read to the end of our Samsung Q70/Q70A QLED review to compare it with the best rated TVs currently available on the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung Q70/Q70A QLED is a great TV for gaming and media. It has a great native contrast ratio, deep blacks, fast response time, and low input lag. Plus, gamers will love the HDMI 2.1, ALLM, and VRR features. Just be aware of the poor viewing angles and lack of Dolby Vision.

Reason to Buy

  • Fantastic native contrast
  • Excellent black levels
  • HDMI 2.1
  • VRR, ALLM, and eARC support
  • AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatible
  • Good peak brightness for its range
  • Fast response time
  • Low input lag
  • Great color accuracy

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Stutters while playing back 24 FPS content
  • Lacks local dimming
  • No support for Dolby Vision
  • Cheaply built stand

Samsung Q70A Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleNo
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeVA
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Bixby, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, SmartThings, Wi-Fi

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)86.43
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)93.28
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)64.06
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)73.32
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)7,751
SDR Brightness (nits)405
HDR Brightness (nits)594
Input Lag (ms)6.7
Response Time (ms)9.5
Color Washout (Degrees)28
Color Shift (Degrees)34
Brightness Loss (Degrees)33
Reflections (%)5.7
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)151.02
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db4.18
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db6.09
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.866
Intermodulation Distortion @80db5.39
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.031
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0313
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0029

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Samsung Q7 Series is a great TV for most uses. Thanks to its high… read more

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Rating

    82
    Samsung’s Q70A line of TVs doesn’t have the most impressive contrast we’ve seen, but it’s… read more

    By:

    John Archer
  • Expert Reviews UK
    66.2

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Q70A QLED aims to hit the perfect balance of price and performance read more

    By:

    Kelsey Linhares
  • T3
    33

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Samsung Q70A offers big colours and bright HDR that’s ideal for a brightly lit… read more

    By:

    Stuart Pritchard

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