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Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
93
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED 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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Overview

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA was introduced in 2019. It has a QLED 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 QN55Q80RAFXZA TV 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
95
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
91
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

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

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Direct LED
👍   Full Array Local Dimming
👍   Ultra Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   HDR10+
👍   HLG
👍   AMD Freesync™
👍   2K HFR
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   Real Game Enhancer+
CONS
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No DTS Digital Surround
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 Q80R series is 2018 Q8FN series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle vs Q Viewing Angle
Higher Peak Brightness 1500 nits vs 1300 nits
2K HFR vs
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K vs Q Engine
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Dialog Enhancement vs
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor vs
Works with Alexa vs
Far-Field Interaction vs
Real Game Enhancer+ vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA
Blacks Ultra Black vs Ultra Black Elite

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.

Selected Features

QLED Technology

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA is a Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV which has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content.

VA Panel

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

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.

HDR10

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

HDR10+

This TV also supports HDR10+ which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesQ80R
ModelQN55Q80RAFXZA
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2019
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeQLED
DesignQ - Stylish
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
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
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 12x
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
BlacksUltra Black
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 TypeDownfiring
Speaker Poer 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 Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
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 Inputs2
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
Dcor 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 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)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 Box
VESA Wall Mount
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 changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q90TAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA
Backlight Name Direct Full Array 16x vs Direct Full Array 8x
Dimming Name Ultimate UHD Dimming Pro vs Ultimate UHD Dimming
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
4K HFR vs
VRR vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Adaptive Picture vs
More Speaker Channels 4.2.2 vs 4.1
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 60 W vs 40 W
Object Tracking Sound OTS vs
Q-Symphony vs
Active Voice Amplifier vs
HDMI Version 2.1 (Port 4) vs 2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 3) vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN55Q90TAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA
Lower Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC vs 10 bits
Depth Enhancement vs Auto Depth Enhancer
Less Tuners (SAT) vs

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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