Launched in the year 2022, the QE85QN85B is a 85" 4K TV from Samsung. It comes with a True 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.
It can display a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 52 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important feature of a display that defines picture quality is its Color Gamut.
The Samsung QE85QN85B 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 will be Lifelike!
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can show.
Meaning, this specification indicates 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,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
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.
Now, after color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality the same way.
Understanding Static Contrast
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that look dusty as shown in below image.
As you see, this will affect your experience considerably.
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, 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. The panel comes with local dimming 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 1500.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits, powered by Mini LED backlight.
If you aren't planning to game on this TV, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you should take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on the Samsung QE85QN85B is 6 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. Gamers gonna love this TV.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your display. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
For best of both worlds, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
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. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Vertically, the TV measures 85 inches and horizontally 74.5 inches. It is 1 inches thick. In total this TV weighs 49.3 Kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 42.7 kgs.
Hardware and Audio
The Samsung QE85QN85B comes with a 4-Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any info on the available RAM on this TV.
Speaking of OS, the Samsung QE85QN85B runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
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 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 QE85QN85B include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
As for power usage, on average, it uses around 124 Watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 Watts.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.