Launched in the year 2022, the QE85LS03B is a 85" 4K TV from Samsung. It features a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can achieve a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 52 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the very next spec of a display that defines picture quality is its Color Gamut.
This TV is rated with a 100% DCI P3 color gamut coverage. Incase you're wondering, this is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB. The color quality on this TV should be Lifelike!
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut specification of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can produce.
In other words, it tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified in terms of DCI P3.
But don't worry, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, next in the list is Static Contrast.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep enough blacks and possibly can bleed backlight as shown in the below image:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The static contrast ratio of above TV is rated 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. More is better.
Also note, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to display deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Quantum HDR.
Coming to brightness, the peak brightness the Samsung QE85LS03B can produce is 250 nits with the help of Edge LED backlight.
If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, Samsung did not specify the input lag on this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV from Samsung, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the latency at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, get a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 75 inches and 44.2 inches respectively.
In terms of thickness, it is 1.1 inches thick.
It weighs around 44.5 kilograms and 0.9 kgs extra if you include stand.
Now, coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 600 x 400 mm. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Hardware and Audio
The TV comes with a 4-Core CPU. There is no information about the available RAM on the TV's official specsheet.
The Operating System on this TV is Tizen 6.5.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF), 1x Satellite In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For wireless connectivity, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 9W built-in speakers.
Speaking of power usage, on average, it consumes about 121 Watts. On standby, it uses 0.5 Watts.
For powering this unit, you'll need an 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.