Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA Review and Specs

Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
68

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Quantum Dot Color
  • Q Viewing Angle
  • Q Engine Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA Overview

Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA was introduced in 2018. 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 1300 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 Q Engine picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA TV 68 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
69
VIDEO FEATURES
74
AUDIO FEATURES
39
OTHER FEATURES
65
CONNECTIVITY
64
FORMAT SUPPORT
71
OVERALL
68

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Backlight Name ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
Contrast Ratio ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No 3D Capability ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HGIG Compatibility ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Active Voice Amplifier ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Real Game Enhancer+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA 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 QN55Q8FNBFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryUSA
Series 2Q8FN
ModelQN55Q8FNBFXZA
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
DesignQ Style - Solid
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 LEDNo
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameDirect Full Array
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones40
ContrastQ Contrast Elite
ColorQuantum Dot Color
Viewing AngleQ Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage80%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Brightness500 nits
Peak Brightness1300 nits
Contrast Ratio5500โˆถ1
Minimum Response Time4 ms
Input Lag11 ms
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+Yes
Dolby VisionNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by TechnicolorยฎNo
IMAX EnhancedNo
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR Elite
AMD Freesyncโ„ขYes
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorQ Engine
BlacksUltra Black Elite
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Contrast EnhancementYes Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Depth EnhancementYes Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive PictureNo
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.1
Speaker Power Rating40 W
Multiroom LinkYes
Bluetooth Headset SupportYes
Dolby AtmosNo
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby AC-4Yes
DTS Digital SurroundNo
Object Tracking SoundNo
Q-SymphonyNo
Dialog EnhancementNo
Audio Pre-selection DescriptorNo
Active Voice AmplifierNo
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2
ChromecastNo
Works with AlexaNo
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)Yes
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsNo
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputNo
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteYes
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet BrowserYes
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Far-Field InteractionNo
TeletextNo
Picture-In-PictureYes
Closed CaptionsYes
PVR FunctionYes Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean ViewYes
Ambient ModeYes
D้cor ModeNo
Motion DetectionNo
ConnectShareโ„ขYes
Embedded POPYes
Real Game Enhancer+No
Game ModeYes
Art ModeNo
USB HID SupportYes
Gallery ModeYes
Time ShiftYes
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFYes
DivXNo
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeNo
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7Yes
VP8Yes
VP9Yes
VOBYes
VROYes
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFYes
ALACYes
APEYes
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMNo
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPYes
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerNo
Analog TunerYes
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)No
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM RadioNo
GENERAL
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)90 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 27.8" x 2.3"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 30.7" x 9.8"
Stand Size2.1" x 7.3" x 9.8"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)53.5" x 33.1" x 7.6"
One Connect BoxNo
No Gap Wall-MountYes
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand43.2 lbs
Weight With Stand44.1 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)56.4 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1850A

Successor

The 2018 Q8FN series has a successor - 2019 Q80R series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle Q Viewing Angle
2K HFR Yes No
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Q Engine
Real Game Enhancer+ Yes No

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QN55Q80RAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55Q8FNBFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q80RAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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