Samsung QN800A Review

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A low contrast ratio, narrow viewing angles, and missing USB 3.0 ports may discourage some people from the Samsung QN800A, but superb motion handling, a 120Hz refresh rate, high brightness, and SpaceFit sound functionality make it worth considering.


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Product Snapshot


The Samsung QLED 8K Smart TV is a top-of-the-range 2021 Samsung release that’s got real 8K resolution and fantastic picture quality courtesy of its Neo Quantum Processor 8K & Quantum Matrix Technology.

Gamers will enjoy HDMI 2.1 compatibility on all its 4 HDMI ports, FreeSync VRR support, and quick response times. At the same time, movie lovers will be blown away by its impressive peak brightness levels for HDR & SDR viewing, as well as its 8K AI upscaling ability to deliver better than 4K quality on all content.

Find out what else it has to offer by reading the rest of this Samsung QN800A 8K QLED review, and once you’re done, you can also check out some other top ranked TVs.

Best For

  • 8K


our Verdict

The Samsung QN800A is a great choice for gamers and general viewers alike. It has Motion Xcelerator Turbo, a 120Hz native refresh rate, and excellent brightness levels, low input lags, and a SpaceFit sound feature that adjusts sound to your environment. However, it has a low contrast ratio, mediocre viewing angles, and no USB 3.0 ports.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High 8K resolution
  • Excellent peak HDR/SDR brightness
  • HDMI 2.1 support on all 4 ports
  • Great reflection handling
  • FreeSync VRR support
  • Quick response times

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • No USB 3.0 ports
  • Not much content available in 8K

Samsung QN800A Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatYes
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleNo
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeNeo QLED
Max Resolution7860 x 4320
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, 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)83.46
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)88.99
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)60.04
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)65.25
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)1,613
SDR Brightness (nits)1,343
HDR Brightness (nits)1,452
Input Lag (ms)10.3
Response Time (ms)8.7
Color Washout (Degrees)38
Color Shift (Degrees)21
Brightness Loss (Degrees)46
Reflections (%)2.1
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)119.87
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.83
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db2.87
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.734
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.58
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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