The QE85QN800B is a 85 inch 8K TV from Samsung, launched in the year 2022. It features a True 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. The maximum resolution it can achieve is 7680 x 4320 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a pixel density of 104 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the very next feature of a display that impacts picture quality is its Color Gamut.
This TV is rated with a DCI P3 color space coverage of 100%. FYI, this is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB coverage. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike!
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut specification of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that the display can produce.
In other words, this specification indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A panel with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few.
As for this TV its color gamut is specified in DCI P3.
But don't worry, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, the static contrast specification of a TV holds almost equal role in picture quality.
The importance of static contrast ratio
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio < 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Moreover, such TVs are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
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, 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 10000:1., well enough to achieve deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming backlight which is a plus.
HDR10, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Quantum HDR 2000 are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
Coming to brightness, the peak luminance the TV can achieve is 250 nits with the help of Mini LED backlight.
If you are going to use a TV other than using it as a TV — like as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, you would want to take a TV with lowest input lag. For gaming however, both input lag and response time impacts the performance.
Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, as this is not a cheap TV from Samsung, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 600 x 400 mm is provided for wall-mounting. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 74.54 inches and 45.33 inches respectively.
It is just 0.69 inches thick.
It weighs approximately 44.32 KGs and 10.98 kgs extra including stand.
Hardware and Audio
The Samsung QE85QN800B comes with a 4-Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any information on the RAM on this TV.
The UI on this TV is powered by Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, Samsung has provided three HDMI 2.0 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have three USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Sub — F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the Samsung QE85QN800B include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Speaking of power consumption, on average, it uses about 304 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
For powering this unit, you will require an 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.