Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Review and Specs

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
81

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 QN55Q80TAFXZA Overview

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA was introduced in 2020. 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 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 QN55Q80TAFXZA TV 81 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
82
VIDEO FEATURES
86
AUDIO FEATURES
74
OTHER FEATURES
72
CONNECTIVITY
80
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
81

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Backlight Name, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, AMD Freesync™, 4K HFR, 2K HFR, VRR, Filmmaker Mode, Speaker Channels, Active Voice Amplifier, Bluetooth Audio Playback and Real Game Enhancer+. And it has weaknesses sush as no 3D Capability, no Dolby Vision, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no NVidia G-Sync, no HGIG Compatibility, Weak Picture Processor, no Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, no WiSA Ready and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
Backlight Name 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
HDR10+ 👍
HLG 👍
AMD Freesync™ 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
VRR 👍
Filmmaker Mode 👍
Speaker Channels 👍
Active Voice Amplifier 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
Real Game Enhancer+ 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
Weak Picture Processor 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
DTS Digital Surround 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2020 Q80T series can be considered a 2019 Q70R series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
Backlight Name Direct Full Array 12x Direct Full Array 4x
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle Wide Viewing Angle
AMD Freesync™ Premium
4K HFR
VRR
Filmmaker Mode
Active Voice Amplifier

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QN55Q70RAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA 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 QN55Q80TAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
Country VersionUSA
SeriesQ80T
ModelQN55Q80TAFXZA
Release Year2020
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
DesignBoundless
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 12x
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing AngleUltra Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
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
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
BlacksUltra Black
Dynamic Black EQ
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Natural Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2.2
Speaker Type and ConfigurationDown Firing and Up Firing
Speaker Power Rating60 W
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound OTS
Q-Symphony
Dialog Enhancement
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
Active Voice Amplifier
Adaptive Sound Control Adaptive Sound+
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
Chromecast
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1 (Port 4)
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 3)
HDCP Version2.3
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
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean View
Ambient Mode Ambient Mode+
Decor Mode
Motion Detection
ConnectShare™
Embedded POP
Real Game Enhancer+
Game Mode
Art Mode
USB HID Support
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French
360 VR
Bluetooth Low Energy On
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)48.3" x 27.8" x 2.1"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 30.8" x 10.1"
Stand Size15.4" x 9.2" x 10.1"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)57.4" x 33.1" x 7"
One Connect Box
No Gap Wall-Mount
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand39.5 lbs
Weight With Stand46.3 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)59.5 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteQLED Premium Smart Remote - TM2050C
Universal Control Capability for remote

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