Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU Review and Specs
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Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU (UK version)

SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Quantum Dot Color
  • Q Viewing Angle
  • Q Engine Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU Overview

Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU was introduced in 2018. 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 2200 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. AMD Freesyncโ„ข allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful Q Engine picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU TV 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
70
OTHER FEATURES
92
CONNECTIVITY
89
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Full-Array Local Dimming ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 Q8CN series is 2017 Q8C series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU Samsung QE55Q8CAMTXXU
HDR10+ โœ” โœ–
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU Samsung QE55Q8CAMTXXU
DTS Digital Surround โœ– โœ”

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QE55Q8CAMTXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q8CAMTXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU 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.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryUK
Series 2Q8CN
ModelQE55Q8CNATXXU
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
DesignQ Style - Slim
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignCurved
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Dual LEDโœ–
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Backlight NameUltra Slim Array
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
ContrastQ Contrast
ColorQuantum Dot Color
Viewing AngleQ Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage75%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Brightness750 nits
Peak Brightness2200 nits
Contrast Ratio5500โˆถ1
Input Lag19 ms
Picture Quality Index3300
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ”
Dolby Visionโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR Elite
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ”
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorQ Engine
BlacksUltra Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Depth Enhancementโœ” Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Pictureโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.1
Speaker Power Rating40 W
Multiroom Linkโœ”
Bluetooth Headset Supportโœ”
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby AC-4โœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ–
Object Tracking Soundโœ–
Q-Symphonyโœ–
Dialog Enhancementโœ–
Audio Pre-selection Descriptorโœ–
Active Voice Amplifierโœ–
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
Chromecastโœ–
Works with Alexaโœ–
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)โœ”
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ–
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ–
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ”
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browserโœ”
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Far-Field Interactionโœ–
Teletextโœ–
Picture-In-Pictureโœ”
Closed Captionsโœ”
PVR Functionโœ” Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean Viewโœ”
Ambient Modeโœ”
D้cor Modeโœ–
Motion Detectionโœ–
ConnectShareโ„ขโœ”
Embedded POPโœ”
Real Game Enhancer+โœ–
Game Modeโœ”
Art Modeโœ–
USB HID Supportโœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ”
DivXโœ–
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ–
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ”
VP8โœ”
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ”
VROโœ”
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ”
ALACโœ”
APEโœ”
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ–
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ”
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 2
SAT Tunerโœ”
Analog Tunerโœ”
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+Version 1.4
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyB
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)135 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1225.5 mm x 704.8 mm x 88.8 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1225.5 mm x 786.3 mm x 300.6 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1403.0 mm x 845.0 mm x 204.0 mm
One Connect Boxโœ”
No Gap Wall-Mountโœ”
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand17.8 kg
Weight With Stand21.1 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)29.7 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1890A

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2018 Q8CN series can be considered a 2019 Q80R series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung QE55Q80RATXXU Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU
LED Type Direct LED Edge LED
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle Q Viewing Angle
2K HFR โœ” โœ–
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Q Engine
Real Game Enhancer+ โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QE55Q80RATXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE55Q8CNATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q80RATXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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