Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC Review and Specs

Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC (Canadian version)

SCORE:
76

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 QN55Q7CNAFXZC Overview

Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC 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 900 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 QN55Q7CNAFXZC 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
80
VIDEO FEATURES
82
AUDIO FEATURES
41
OTHER FEATURES
67
CONNECTIVITY
71
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
76

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, Contrast Ratio, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and AMD Freesync™. And it has weaknesses sush as LED Type, 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+ and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
HDR10+ 👍
HLG 👍
AMD Freesync™ 👍
CONS
LED Type 👎
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+ 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 Q7CN series is 2017 Q7C series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC Samsung QN55Q7CAMFXZC
HDR10+
AMD Freesync™

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC Samsung QN55Q7CAMFXZC
DTS Digital Surround

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QN55Q7CAMFXZC. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC vs Samsung QN55Q7CAMFXZC where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC 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 QN55Q7CNAFXZC.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
Country VersionCanada
SeriesQ7CN
ModelQN55Q7CNAFXZC
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 DesignCurved
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Dual LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Backlight NameUltra Slim Array
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
ContrastQ Contrast Plus
ColorQuantum Dot Color
Viewing AngleQ Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage85%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Brightness600 nits
Peak Brightness900 nits
Contrast Ratio5000∶1
Minimum Response Time4 ms
Input Lag10 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR Elite
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 Frequency240 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 Rating40 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 ) Inputs1
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 1
SAT Tuner
Analog Tuner
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM Radio
GENERAL
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)80 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.2" x 27.7" x 3.5"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.2" x 31" x 11.8"
Stand Size31.7" x 19.6" x 11.8"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)53.3" x 33.4" x 8"
One Connect Box
No Gap Wall-Mount
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand39.2 lbs
Weight With Stand46.5 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)66.6 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1850A

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2018 Q7CN series can be considered a 2019 Q70R series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZC Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC
LED Type Direct LED Edge LED
2K HFR
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Q Engine
Real Game Enhancer+

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZC Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC
Viewing Angle Wide Viewing Angle Q Viewing Angle
AMD Freesync™

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QN55Q70RAFXZC. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q7CNAFXZC vs Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZC where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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