The QN55Q80B is a 55 inch 4K TV from Samsung, launched in the year 2022. It comes with a 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.
It can achieve a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 80 ppi.
Now, the very next feature of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
This TV features a DCI P3 color gamut coverage of 100%. This is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB. The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that the TV can produce.
Put Simply, this specification 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), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
In case of this TV, it is specified in DCI P3.
But don't worry, below is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
There are two types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio. Dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio less than 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Apart from that, such TVs are likely be prone to backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
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, so lesser detail overall.
This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to produce deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming and Quantum HDR 12X.
As for brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming) technology.
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 take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, there is no specification for input lag on this TV. But as this is not a cheap TV, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses/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.
But ideally, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The TV measures 55 inches vertically and 48.3 inches horizontally.
It is just 2.2 inches thick.
In total it weighs 21.0 kgs (including stand). Without stand, it weighs 18.0 Kilograms.
Now, coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Hardware and Audio
The Samsung QN55Q80B comes with a Quad Core CPU. There is no data on the total available RAM on this TV.
To power its UI, the TV runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there is four HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 (1x 5V/0.5A — 1x 5V/1A) ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 1x RS232 (C) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Regarding wireless connectivity, you will have — a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W speakers. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you may not have to invest on any external sound system.
Now, coming to power consumption, on average, this TV uses 89 watts. On standby, it uses 0.5 watts.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.