Launched in the year 2022, the QE85Q70B is a 85" 4K TV from Samsung. It features a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.
The maximum resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 52 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
The Samsung QE85Q70B comes with a DCI P3 color profile coverage of 100%. Incase you're wondering, this is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB coverage. The color quality on this TV should be Lifelike!
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that the display can show.
In other words, 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 units to define color gamut. Viz — sRGB, NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc.
In case of this TV, its color gamut is specified using DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, the static contrast specification of a TV has equally important role in picture quality.
What is Static Contrast ?
The static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (less than 1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Also, such TVs are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will impact your experience, especially in a dark room.
Also, 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 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 is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., well enough to produce deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.
HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming and Quantum HDR are also supported on this TV.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Edge LED.
If you are going to use your TV other than using it as a TV — like as a PC monitor or Gaming, you would want to take a TV with lowest input lag. For gaming however, both the input lag and response time affects the performance.
Sadly, Samsung did not specify the input lag on this unit. But as this is not a cheap TV, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which 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.
But ideally, get a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 74.87 inches and 45.52 inches respectively.
It is 1 inches thick. It weighs approximately 43.8 kilograms, another 7.1 kgs including stand. So plan your space accordingly.
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 600 x 400 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
Hardware and Audio
The TV comes with a 4-Core CPU. However, Samsung didn't provide any specification on the available RAM on the TV's specsheet.
The Operating System on this TV is Tizen 6.5.
For display connectivity, there is four HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.
To connect USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (Sub — F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on this TV include 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.
Now, coming to power consumption, on average, it uses around 155 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.