43.14"
24.27 "
50"
6'2"

Samsung QE50Q80B

ABOUT THIS TV

Samsung QE50Q80B 400x400 Image Samsung QE50Q80B

The QE50Q80B is a 50 inch 4K TV from Samsung. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can achieve a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 89 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display that impacts picture quality is its Color Gamut.

The Samsung QE50Q80B features 100% DCI P3 color gamut coverage, which is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike!

What is Color gamut ?

Color gamut specification of a display indicates the range of colors that the display can show.

Put Simply, it tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.

Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB, NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.

For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified using DCI P3.

But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

After color gamut, next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.

The importance of static contrast ratio

The static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A TV with low static contrast ratio (less than 1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Moreover, such displays may suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

Obviously this will rob your viewing experience considerably, especially in a dark room.

Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, thus lesser detail overall.

If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.

This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.

HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming and Quantum HDR 1500 are also supported on this TV.

Coming to brightness, the peak luminance the TV can achieve is 250 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming) backlight technology.

Gaming Performance

Now if you are going to use the TV other than watching videos — say as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, you should take a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming, both input lag and response time affects the performance.

Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV from Samsung, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.

What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?

This lag is the amount of time at which device inputs changes the content of the TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.

For best of both worlds, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.

Dimensions and Ergonomics

Vertically, the TV measures 50 inches and horizontally 44.68 inches. In total, it weighs approximately 11.2 kgs.

Now, coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.

Hardware and Audio

The chipset of Samsung QE50Q80B is powered by 4-Core CPU. However, Samsung didn't provide any info about the available RAM on this TV.

Speaking of OS, the Samsung QE50Q80B runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.

For display connectivity, Samsung has provided four HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.

To connect USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 (1x 5V/0.5A — 1x 5V/1A) ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Sub — F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

Regarding wireless connections, you will have — a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.

For audio, it is packaged with 2 x 10W built-in speakers. It also comes with a built-in sub-woofer. So you don't have to invest on an external sound system.

Now, coming to power consumption, on average, it consumes 50.4 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.

It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Samsung
Type
Smart TV
Size
50" (inches)
Model Series
Q80B
Model Number
QE50Q80B
Operating System
Powered by Tizen 6.5
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
50" 10 bit VA Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~89 ppi
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Response Time
N/A
Input Lag
N/A
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming)
Static Contrast
N/A
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
Anti-glare/Matte
Color Gamut
sRGB: 136.36% (eq.)
DCI P3: 100% (Rated)
NTSC 1953: 97.83% (eq.)
Rec 2020: 60% (eq.)
Adobe RGB: 90% (eq.)
HARDWARE
Display Ports
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x Satellite In (Sub; F-type female)
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • Wireless Dex
  • Wireless TV On - Samsung WOW
  • Wired TV On - Samsung WOL
  • 1 x CI+ 1.4
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
  • 1 x Satellite In (F-type female)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (1x 5V/0.5A; 1x 5V/1A)
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: 2 x 10
Ports: 1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 50.4 W
Maximum: 84 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
N/A
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: 3800 PQI
Technology: Picture Quality Index
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 43.14 " (inches)
Height: 24.27 " (inches)
Diagonal: 50" (inches)
Body
Width: 44.68" (inches)
Height: 27.01" (inches)
Depth: N/A
Weight: 3.7 kg
Body with Stand
Width: N/A
Height: N/A
Depth: N/A
Weight: N/A
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 200 x 200 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Humidity
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A

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