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Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZC (Canadian 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 QN55Q80TAFXZC was introduced in 2020. 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 QN55Q80TAFXZC 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
95
AUDIO FEATURES
89
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZC.

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™
👍   4K HFR
👍   2K HFR
👍   VRR
👍   Filmmaker Mode
👍   Speaker Channels
👍   Active Voice Amplifier
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   New HDMI 2.1 (Port 4)
👍   HDCP 2.3
👍   Real Game Enhancer+
CONS
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No DTS Digital Surround
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2020 Q80T series can be considered a 2019 Q70R series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZC vs Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZC
Backlight Name Direct Full Array 12x vs Direct Full Array 4x
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle vs Wide Viewing Angle
Higher Peak Brightness 1500 nits vs 1000 nits
High Dynamic Range Quantum HDR 12x vs Quantum HDR 8x
Quantum HDR 1000
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
4K HFR vs
VRR vs
Blacks Ultra Black vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Adaptive Picture vs
More Speaker Channels 2.2.2 vs 2.1
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 QN55Q80TAFXZC vs Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZC
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 predecessor - model QN55Q70RAFXZC. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZC vs Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZC where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Technology

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZC 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 QN55Q80TAFXZC 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 QN55Q80TAFXZC 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 QN55Q80TAFXZC.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesQ80T
ModelQN55Q80TAFXZC
Size55"
CountryCanada
Release Year2020
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeQLED
DesignBoundless
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 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 TypeDown Firing and Up Firing
Speaker Poer 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 Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
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+
Dcor 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)1227.6 x 706.7 x 53.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1227.6 x 783.4 x 255.8 mm
Stand Size390.0 x 255.8 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1459 x 842 x 178 mm
One Connect Box
No Gap Wall-Mount
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand17.9 kg
Weight With Stand21.0 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)27.0 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteQLED Premium Smart Remote - TM2050C
Universal Control Capability for remote

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