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Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
89
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • Quantum Dot Color
    4K Color Drive Elite
  • Q Viewing Angle
  • Q Engine Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA was introduced in 2017. It has a 4200R QLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1100 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10 and HLG. Its powerful Q Engine picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA TV 89 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
92
VIDEO FEATURES
90
AUDIO FEATURES
71
OTHER FEATURES
83
CONNECTIVITY
88
FORMAT SUPPORT
93
OVERALL
89

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Q Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  Speaker Channels
  DTS Digital Surround
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
CONS
  Bottom Edge LED
  No Full-Array Local Dimming
  Low Number of Local Dimming Zones: 12
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR
  No Dolby Atmos
  No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Selected Features

QLED Technology

Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA 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 QN55Q8CAMFXZA 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.

HDR10

Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA 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.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesQ8C
ModelQN55Q8CAMFXZA
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2017
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeQLED
DesignZERO (Soft Edge)
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignCurved
Curvature4200R
Panel TypeSVA
LED TypeBottom Edge LED
Dual LED
Backlight DimmingLocal Dimming
Backlight NamePrecision Black Pro
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones12
ContrastQ Contrast
ColorQuantum Dot Color
4K Color Drive Elite
Viewing AngleQ Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage75%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Brightness500 nits
Peak Brightness1100 nits
Contrast Ratio5000∶1
Minimum Response Time4 ms
Input Lag20 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic Range4K HDR Elite
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQ Engine
Blacks4K Elite Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Auto Depth Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2
Speaker TypeFront Firing
Speaker Poer Rating6 x 10 W
Multiroom Link
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound
Q-Symphony
Dialog Enhancement
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
Active Voice Amplifier
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Chromecast
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 Inputs3
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
USB HID Support
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)48.2" x 27.7" x 3.6"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.2" x 31" x 11.8"
Stand Size32.8" x 7.3" x 31.7"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)54.3" x 32.8" x 7.3"
One Connect Box Optical
No Gap Wall-Mount
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand44.1 lbs
Weight With Stand51.1 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)67.2 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1790A

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2017 Q8C series can be considered a 2018 Q8FN series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA
LED Type Direct LED vs Bottom Edge LED
Backlight Dimming Full Array Local Dimming vs Local Dimming
More Local Dimming Zones 40 vs 12
Higher Contrast Q Contrast Elite vs Q Contrast
Higher Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage 80% vs 75%
Higher Peak Brightness 1300 nits vs 1100 nits
Higher Contrast Ratio 5500∶1 vs 5000∶1
Lower Input Lag 11 ms vs 20 ms
HDR10+ vs
AMD Freesync™ vs
USB HID Support vs

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA
Less Speaker Channels 4.1 vs 4.2
Loer Speaker Poer Rating 40 W vs 6 x 10 W
DTS Digital Surround vs
Less USB Inputs 2 vs 3
DivX vs
RealVideo vs

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QN55Q8FNBFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q8CAMFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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