Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA Review and Specs

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
73

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 QN55Q80RAFXZA Overview

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA 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 Freesyncโ„ข 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 QN55Q80RAFXZA TV 73 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
75
VIDEO FEATURES
75
AUDIO FEATURES
54
OTHER FEATURES
74
CONNECTIVITY
72
FORMAT SUPPORT
71
OVERALL
73

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 Q80R series is 2018 Q8FN series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle Q Viewing Angle
2K HFR Yes No
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Q Engine
Real Game Enhancer+ Yes No

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QN55Q8FNBFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Backlight Name ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Real Game Enhancer+ ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No 3D Capability ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HGIG Compatibility ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Active Voice Amplifier ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA 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 QN55Q80RAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryUSA
Series 2Q80R
ModelQN55Q80RAFXZA
Release Year2019
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
DesignQ - Stylish
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Dual LEDNo
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
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+Yes
Dolby VisionNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by TechnicolorยฎNo
IMAX EnhancedNo
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 12x
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesyncโ„ขYes
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
BlacksUltra Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Contrast EnhancementYes Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency ModeYes
Depth EnhancementYes Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive PictureNo
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.1
Speaker TypeDownfiring
Speaker Power Rating40 W
Multiroom LinkYes
Dolby AtmosNo
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby AC-4Yes
DTS Digital SurroundNo
Object Tracking SoundNo
Q-SymphonyNo
Dialog EnhancementYes
Audio Pre-selection DescriptorYes
Active Voice AmplifierNo
WiSA ReadyNo
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYes
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2
ChromecastNo
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)Yes
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsNo
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputNo
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteYes
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet BrowserYes
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Far-Field InteractionYes
TeletextNo
Picture-In-PictureYes
Closed CaptionsYes
PVR FunctionYes Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean ViewYes
Ambient ModeYes
D้cor ModeNo
Motion DetectionNo
ConnectShareโ„ขYes
Embedded POPYes
Real Game Enhancer+Yes
Game ModeYes
Art ModeNo
Art StoreNo
Gallery ModeYes
Time ShiftYes
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFYes
DivXNo
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeNo
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7Yes
VP8Yes
VP9Yes
VOBYes
VROYes
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFYes
ALACYes
APEYes
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMNo
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPYes
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerYes
Analog TunerYes
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)No
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM RadioNo
GENERAL
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.4" x 27.9" x 2.4"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.4" x 30.4" x 10.1"
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand41.0 lbs
Weight With Stand42.1 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1950C

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2019 Q80R series can be considered a 2020 Q90T series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q90TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA
Backlight Name Direct Full Array 16x Direct Full Array 8x
AMD Freesyncโ„ข Yes Premium Yes
4K HFR Yes No
VRR Yes No
Filmmaker Mode Yes No
Active Voice Amplifier Yes No

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QN55Q90TAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q90TAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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