Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU Review and Specs

Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU (UK version)

SCORE:
81

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
  • Ultra Viewing Angle
  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU Overview

Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1500 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. AMD Freesync™ allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful Quantum Processor 4K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU TV 81 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
82
VIDEO FEATURES
84
AUDIO FEATURES
54
OTHER FEATURES
84
CONNECTIVITY
81
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
81

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Backlight Name, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, AMD Freesync™, 2K HFR, Bluetooth Audio Playback and Real Game Enhancer+. And it has weaknesses sush as no 3D Capability, no Dolby Vision, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, Weak Picture Processor, no Filmmaker Mode, no Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, no Active Voice Amplifier and no WiSA Ready.

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
Backlight Name 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
HDR10+ 👍
HLG 👍
AMD Freesync™ 👍
2K HFR 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
Real Game Enhancer+ 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
Weak Picture Processor 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
DTS Digital Surround 👎
No Active Voice Amplifier 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 Q85R series is 2018 Q8FN series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU Samsung QE55Q8FNATXXU
LED Type Direct LED Edge LED
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle Q Viewing Angle
2K HFR
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Q Engine
Real Game Enhancer+

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QE55Q8FNATXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q8FNATXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU has a QLED display which is a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light. Quantum dot displays are capable of producing wider color gamut compared to OLED displays and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. And together with Vertical Alignment (VA) type panel their contrast is comparable to the OLED displays with nearly perfect black levels.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
Country VersionUK
SeriesQ85R
ModelQE55Q85RATXXU
Release Year2019
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Dual LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameDirect Full Array 8x
Dimming NameUltimate UHD Dimming
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing AngleUltra Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Peak Brightness1500 nits
Picture Quality Index3800
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
BlacksUltra Black Elite
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2
Speaker Type and ConfigurationDownfiring
Speaker Power Rating40 W
Multiroom Link
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound
Q-Symphony
Dialog Enhancement
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
Active Voice Amplifier
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
Chromecast
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browser
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Far-Field Interaction
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions
PVR Function Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean View
Ambient Mode
Decor Mode
Motion Detection
ConnectShare™
Embedded POP
Real Game Enhancer+
Game Mode
Art Mode
Art Store
Gallery Mode
Time Shift
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 2
SAT Tuner
Analog Tuner
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+Version 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL
Energy Efficiency ClassB
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)157 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1230.6 x 708.1 x 61.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1230.6 x 791.9 x 230.8 mm
Stand Size790.0 x 230.8 mm (Basic)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1510.0 x 854.0 x 205.0 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand18.0 kg
Weight With Stand20.6 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)30.6 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1950C

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2019 Q85R series can be considered a 2020 Q95T series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Samsung QE55Q95TATXXU Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU
Backlight Name Direct Full Array 16x Direct Full Array 8x
AMD Freesync™ Premium
4K HFR
VRR
Active Voice Amplifier

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QE55Q95TATXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE55Q85RATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q95TATXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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