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Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED Review

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92
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Even without Freeview Play and Dolby Vision support, gamers and PC users will love the Samsung Q80 for its HDR10/HDR10+ support, wide viewing angles, superb sound, and Tizen OS for easy navigability.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Hitting the market in late 2019, the Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED checks most boxes for anyone looking to get a decent mid-range 4K Smart TV with impressive picture quality.

The Samsung TV stands out as the most affordable 4K display with a full-array backlight for enhanced blacks, multidirectional drivers for a wide soundstage, and an HDMI 2.1 port paired with a 120Hz refresh rate for next-level gaming.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED is packed with features that would make it fit for mixed-use, but users looking for a gaming or PC monitor will especially be drawn to it.

With HDR10 & HDR10+ support, gamers and ardent movie watchers will enjoy HD viewing in all formats, and its VA panel guarantees ultra-wide viewing angles in large spaces.

In addition, the Q80’s superior Object Tracking Sound feature, super-fast response times, variable refresh rate, 4K Quantum processor, and easy-to-use Tizen OS place it in good stead compared to previous models, but the lack of Dolby Vision and Freeview Play might be an issue to some.

Reason to Buy

  • Great black levels
  • Superb ultra-wide viewing angles
  • Tizen OS is easy to use
  • Great contrast and colors
  • 4K Quantum image processor
  • Very low image lag
  • Great upscaling
  • Cheapest Samsung TV with local dimming
  • Peak brightness at 1500 nits

Reason to Avoid

  • No support for Dolby Vision
  • Local dimming is ineffective during Game Mode
  • No Freeview Play

Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatYes
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleNo
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channelsn/a
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size49", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output60 watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, SmartThings, Wi-Fi

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)90.19
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)92.29
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)66.17
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)73.79
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)99.93
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)3,042
SDR Brightness (nits)687
HDR Brightness (nits)894
Input Lag (ms)18.4
Response Time (ms)10.1
Color Washout (Degrees)37
Color Shift (Degrees)45
Brightness Loss (Degrees)45
Reflections (%)1.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)71.27
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.42
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.65
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.122
Intermodulation Distortion @80db2.95
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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86

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92

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    84
    The Samsung Q80T is an impressive all-around TV. It’s great for watching movies or other… read more

    By:

    Steve May
  • TVFindr
    72

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Samsung Q80T is the cheapest 4K QLED that has both full array local dimming… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Samsung Q80T TV combines clever smart features, a powerful Quantum processor and impressive Object… read more

    By:

    Steve May
  • CNET
    89

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Like: Excellent overall image quality – Superior styling – Wide range of sizes… read more

    By:

    Steve May
  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    Despite half as many dimming zones as the Q90T, the Q80T’s picture quality is impressive,… read more

    By:

    Kate Kozuch
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Samsung Q80T QLED TV is a premium-priced, mid-range QLED that barely puts a pedestal… read more

    By:

    David Katzmaier

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