Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZC Review and Specs
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Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZC (Canadian version)

SCORE:
93

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 QN55Q80RAFXZC Overview

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZC 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 QN55Q80RAFXZC 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
94
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 QN55Q80RAFXZC.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming 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‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Real Game Enhancer+ ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

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 QN55Q80RAFXZC Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZC
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 predecessor - model QN55Q8FNBFXZC. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZC vs Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZC where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZC 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 QN55Q80RAFXZC.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryCanada
Series 2Q80R
ModelQN55Q80RAFXZC
Release Year2019
Size55"
Smart TVโœ”
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 LEDโœ–
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 Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ”
Dolby Visionโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 12x
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ”
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
BlacksUltra Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 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 TypeDownfiring
Speaker Power Rating40 W
Multiroom Linkโœ”
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–
Bluetooth Audio Playbackโœ”
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–
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
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 Inputs2
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
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–
Art Storeโœ–
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” 1
SAT Tunerโœ”
Analog Tunerโœ”
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM Radioโœ–
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 Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
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 QN55Q90TAFXZC Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZC
Backlight Name Direct Full Array 16x Direct Full Array 8x
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ” Premium โœ”
4K HFR โœ” โœ–
VRR โœ” โœ–
Filmmaker Mode โœ” โœ–
Active Voice Amplifier โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QN55Q90TAFXZC. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZC vs Samsung QN55Q90TAFXZC where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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