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Samsung Serif 2019 Review

True Score

56
58
2

Experts

64
7

Consumers

Expert Rankings

Top experts concluded that the Samsung Serif TV would be great for casual viewers thanks to decent contrast and vivid colors; however, the presence of VRR, good motion handling, and HDMI 2.0 compatibility didn’t distract pro gamers from its tight viewing angles and poor brightness.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung Serif TV is a 4K UHD Smart TV display released in 2019. It uses Quantum Dot Technology to produce bright, vivid colors and has comprehensive support for smart home features like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

The TV’s unique framing & design will appeal mainly to art lovers who would want their TV to complement their interior decor, and thanks to QLED technology, image quality remains impressive.

Sound-wise, the TV’s Active Voice Amplifier will have it automatically adjust the volume to suit your setting. When switched to Ambient Mode, it’ll display a screen that is identical to your surroundings.

Care to find out what else it’s got in store? Make sure you get to the end of our Samsung Serif TV 2019 review and see how it compares to this other list of best rated TVs

Consensus

our Verdict

Experts concluded that the Samsung Serif TV is best suited for general viewing. Casual gamers may be impressed with its Variable Refresh Rates, impressive motion handling, and HDMI 2.0 ports.

Still, professionals will point out the lack of high brightness levels and poor viewing angles. The TV’s deep blacks make it decent for movies in a dark room, but it could’ve been better with local dimming.

Its Adaptive Picture feature is great for configuring the TV to your room’s lighting, but the inability to mount the TV on a wall might dissuade some buyers. So if this is what you want in your home, consider purchasing the Samsung TU8300, which can be VESA-mounted.

ReasonS to Buy

  • All-round smart home
  • Artistic design
  • Variable Refresh Rates
  • Adaptive Picture adjusts TV to room lighting
  • Active Voice Amplifier adjusts TV to room noise

Reason to Avoid

  • No Dolby Vision
  • Tight viewing angles
  • It cannot be wall mounted

Samsung Serif 2019 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10+, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeQuantum LED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
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)0
SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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Score Card

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Expert Score

58

*.75

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Customer Score

64

*.25

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True Score

56

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Expert Scores

  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Like The Frame TV for 2019, the Serif is a lovely-looking screen that’s as much… Read More

    By:

    Gerald Lynch
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Want your living room to look as if it’s been ripped from the pages of… Read More

    By:

    Gerald Lynch

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