Samsung Q80/Q80A QLED Review

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A low contrast ratio & gray blacks may discredit the Samsung Q80/Q80A, but a Quantum Processor 4K, low input lags, a game mode, quick response times, high color volume, FreeSync support, Q symphony technology and great viewing angles make the QLED TV worthwhile.

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Product Snapshot


Released in 2021, the Samsung Q80/Q80A is a mid-range resolution 4K Smart TV that’s got excellent image quality thanks to its Quantum Processor 4K and impressive peak brightness levels for both HDR and SDR content.

The QLED 4K TV is perfect for next-gen gaming thanks to Variable Refresh Rates and HDMI 2.1 support for PS5 and Xbox Series X compatibility.

Movie viewers will also appreciate its Object Tracking Sound feature, as well as its Adaptive Picture functionality, which calibrates the TV for the best picture quality according to your room lighting.

Read through this Samsung Q80/Q80A review to find out what is in store and how it compares with other top-tier TVs.


our Verdict

The Samsung Q80A QLED is a great choice for gamers and movie buffs, with great viewing angles, FreeSync Premium Pro support, and excellent coverage of the DCI P3 color gamut.

It also has a Variable Refresh Rate, low input lags, a game mode, and a quick response time. However, it doesn’t have great local dimming, so it’s not ideal for dark room viewing. Additionally, its contrast ratio isn’t high, so expect blacks that look gray.

Reason to Buy

  • High peak brightness
  • Great viewing angles
  • HDMI 2.1 support
  • Variable Refresh Rates
  • Quick response times
  • Dedicated Game Mode

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Blacks look grey
  • Bad black uniformity
  • No Dolby Vision support
  • No USB 3.0 port
  • No support for 8K signal

Samsung Q80/Q80A QLED Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10+
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleNo
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeQLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size50", 55", 65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium Pro, G-Sync
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
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)92.45
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)62.22
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)68.99
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)1,449
SDR Brightness (nits)858
HDR Brightness (nits)931
Input Lag (ms)9
Response Time (ms)11.3
Color Washout (Degrees)38
Color Shift (Degrees)60
Brightness Loss (Degrees)38
Reflections (%)5.1
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.131
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.01
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0299
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0298
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0168

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