Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU Review and Specs

Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU (UK version)

SCORE:
76

Highlights

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

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Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU Overview

Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU 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 1300 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. AMD Freesync™ 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 QE55Q8DNATXXU TV 76 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
76
VIDEO FEATURES
82
AUDIO FEATURES
41
OTHER FEATURES
79
CONNECTIVITY
73
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
76

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Backlight Name, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, Contrast Ratio, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and AMD Freesync™. And it has weaknesses sush as Low Number of Local Dimming Zones, no 3D Capability, no Dolby Vision, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no 2K 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 and Real Game Enhancer+.

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
Backlight Name 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
HDR10+ 👍
HLG 👍
AMD Freesync™ 👍
CONS
Low Number of Local Dimming Zones 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K 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 👎
Real Game Enhancer+ 👎

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2018 Q8DN series can be considered a 2017 Q8F series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU Samsung QE55Q8FAMTXXU
LED Type Direct LED Edge LED
HDR10+
AMD Freesync™

DOWNGRADES Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU Samsung QE55Q8FAMTXXU
DTS Digital Surround

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QE55Q8FAMTXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q8FAMTXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU 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 QE55Q8DNATXXU.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
Country VersionUK
SeriesQ8DN
ModelQE55Q8DNATXXU
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
DesignQ Style - Solid
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
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones40
ContrastQ Contrast Plus
ColorQuantum Dot Color
Viewing AngleQ Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage80%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Brightness500 nits
Peak Brightness1300 nits
Contrast Ratio3000∶1
Input Lag12 ms
Picture Quality Index3600
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR Elite
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQ Engine
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 Channels4.1
Speaker Power Rating4 x 5 W + 1 x 20 W
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
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
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
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
USB HID Support
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-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/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 (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1231.2 mm x 706.8 mm x 58.7 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1231.2 mm x 779.5 mm x 247.7 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1408 mm x 844 mm x 192 mm
One Connect Box
No Gap Wall-Mount
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand19.6 kg
Weight With Stand20.0 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)25.6 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1890A

Successor

The 2018 Q8DN series has a successor - 2019 Q80R series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Samsung QE55Q80RATXXU Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU
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 successor - model QE55Q80RATXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q80RATXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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