Samsung Q80/Q80R QLED Review (QN55Q80RAFXZA, QN65Q80RAFXZA, QN75Q80RAFXZA, QN82Q80RAFXZA) (2024)

Market Context

Market Context

Market Context

The Samsung Q80R is a high-end TV, a replacement to the popular 2018 model, the Q8FN. It sits between the Samsung Q90R and the Samsung Q70R in Samsung's 2019 lineup. The Q80R's chief competitors in 2019 are the Sony Z9F, the LG SM9500, and the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019.

Design

9.0

Design

Style

Curved No

The Samsung Q80's design is excellent. Its body is very similar to the Q70R, except for the metallic borders and the stand, which are different. The stand provides good support for the TV and the back of the legs are hollow to provide a path for cable management. However, the TV wobbles significantly more than the Q70R when nudged. The Q80R is a very thin TV and it won't stick out much if you decide to wall-mount it. Unfortunately, its not compatible with a no-gap wall mount to put it flush to the wall. The build quality is excellent, and you should have no issues with it.

Design

Stand

The stand supports the TV well but won't prevent wobbling if you nudge the TV. It takes up a lot of space, but it's not as wide as the TV.

Footprint of the 55" stand: 34.8" x 10.0".

Design

Back

Wall Mount VESA 200x200

The back of the Q80R is nearly identical to the Q70R and the Q8FN. Cable management is serviced either through the hollow legs or through the ridges at the bottom of the TV when wall-mounted.

Unfortunately, the inputs are hard to reach when the TV is wall-mounted.

Design

Borders

Borders 0.39" (1.0 cm)

The borders of the TV look nice and the bezel is very thin. The borders are made of metal and have a slightly lighter tint than the Q70R.

Design

Thickness

Max Thickness 2.48" (6.3 cm)

The TV is just a bit thicker than the Q8FN. It's quite uniform and won't stick out much when wall-mounted. Unfortunately, there's no support for a no-gap wall mount like the one found on the Q90R.

8.5

Design

Build Quality

Excellent build quality, similar to the Q70R. The TV feels solid but it wobbles a bit on its stand, although this shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Picture Quality

8.4

Picture Quality

Contrast

Native Contrast

3,681 : 1

Contrast with local dimming

5,721 : 1

The Samsung Q80 has a great native contrast ratio. It is, however, lower than most TVs with VA panels. This is because of the TV's 'Ultra Viewing Angle' layer that improves the viewing angles at the expense of contrast ratio. This is very similar to the Samsung Q90R and the Q900R. The native contrast ratio of this TV measures slightly better than other TVs we've tested that support similar viewing angle boosting technology.

Unfortunately, just like the Q70R and the Q90R, the TV's local dimming can't be completely disabled in the normal settings menu. In order to measure the native contrast ratio, we had to disable PC Mode Dimming in the TV's service menu, and then activate PC Mode and Game Mode at the same time.

LEARN ABOUT CONTRAST

8.0

Picture Quality

Local Dimming

Local Dimming

Yes

Backlight

Full-Array

The Q80 has a very good local dimming feature. It's better than the Q70R and similar to the Q9FN. Unfortunately, it doesn't dim small objects well, but when bright highlights move across the screen, there's a good transition from one dimming zone to the next. When viewed from the side, you might notice some blooming.

When there are subtitles on the screen, there might be noticeable brightness changes in the scene. This is normal for Samsung TVs with local dimming features.

You can't disable the local dimming feature through the regular menus on the TV. Local Dimming was set to 'High' for these tests.

LEARN ABOUT LOCAL DIMMING

8.9

Picture Quality

SDR Peak Brightness

SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness

689 cd/m²

SDR Peak 2% Window

957 cd/m²

SDR Peak 10% Window

1,005 cd/m²

SDR Peak 25% Window

930 cd/m²

SDR Peak 50% Window

691 cd/m²

SDR Peak 100% Window

559 cd/m²

SDR Sustained 2% Window

933 cd/m²

SDR Sustained 10% Window

950 cd/m²

SDR Sustained 25% Window

900 cd/m²

SDR Sustained 50% Window

690 cd/m²

SDR Sustained 100% Window

557 cd/m²

SDR ABL

0.031

Update 08/02/2019: We have retested the Q80 with the latest firmware, and the SDR peak brightness has increased a bit. We've updated our measurements and scores.

The TV has excellent peak brightness and it's suitable for a bright room as it will easily fight glare. The Samsung Q80 isn't as bright as the Q90R, but it's a little brighter than the Q8FN in real scenes and in the larger window sizes. The Q8FN is brighter in smaller highlights.

We measured the peak brightness after calibration, using the 'Movie' Picture Mode and 'Warm 2' Color Tone, with Local Dimming set to 'High' and Gamma set to '2.2'. We use these settings because they give the most accurate image, and this is the maximum brightness that you can get with these settings.

If you don't care about image accuracy, you can obtain higher brightness levels. We were able to reach about 1250 nits on our 10% window, which lasted for at least 10 seconds before the ABL dimmed the image.

LEARN ABOUT SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS

8.5

Picture Quality

HDR Peak Brightness

HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness

875 cd/m²

HDR Peak 2% Window

966 cd/m²

HDR Peak 10% Window

1,107 cd/m²

HDR Peak 25% Window

944 cd/m²

HDR Peak 50% Window

752 cd/m²

HDR Peak 100% Window

624 cd/m²

HDR Sustained 2% Window

945 cd/m²

HDR Sustained 10% Window

1,078 cd/m²

HDR Sustained 25% Window

936 cd/m²

HDR Sustained 50% Window

752 cd/m²

HDR Sustained 100% Window

621 cd/m²

HDR ABL

0.029

Update 08/02/2019: We have retested the Q80R with the latest firmware, and the HDR peak brightness has increased a bit. We've updated our measurements and scores.

Excellent HDR peak brightness, better than the Q8FN, but not as good as the Q90R. The Q80 displays HDR content with highlights that pop.

We measured the peak brightness before calibration, using the 'Movie' Picture Mode and 'Warm 2' Color Tone, with Local Dimming set to 'High.' We use these settings because they give the most accurate image and this is the maximum brightness that you can get with these settings.

If you don't care about image accuracy, you can obtain higher brightness levels. We were able to momentarily reach a brightness of about 1650 nits on the 10% window before the ABL dimmed the image.

LEARN ABOUT HDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS

7.3

Picture Quality

Gray Uniformity

50% Std. Dev.

4.943%

50% DSE

0.182%

5% Std. Dev.

0.459%

5% DSE

0.083%

Decent gray uniformity. The Q80 gets a bit darker around the edges of the screen, and even more in the corners. There's minor dirty screen effect, which might be distracting with fast-moving objects, but it shouldn't be noticeable to most people.

There are no uniformity issues in dark scenes.

LEARN ABOUT GRAY UNIFORMITY

7.0

Picture Quality

Viewing Angle

Color Washout

34°

Color Shift

40°

Brightness Loss

41°

Black Level Raise

70°

Gamma Shift

23°

The TV has decent viewing angles. The image remains accurate at wide angles as you move off-center. This is a behavior that is mostly found on IPS panels, and not usually on VA panels like this TV. Just like the Q90R, it has the new 'Ultra Viewing Angle' layer that improves viewing angles at the expense of native contrast ratio. The 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology appears to work similarly to the 'X-Wide Angle' technology found on the Sony Z9F.

We took our color measurements after calibration, using the 'Movie' Picture Mode and Local Dimming set to 'Low.' Unfortunately, the TV's local dimming can't be completely disabled using the normal settings menu. In order to take our lightness measurements, we disabled PC Mode Dimming in the TV's service menu, and then activated PC Mode and Game Mode at the same time.

We observed some weird diagonal stripes that are visible when you look at the screen from up close and from the left. This isn't noticeable from farther away. We assume that this is due to the optical layer, but it isn't noticeable on our other TVs (the Q90R, the Q900R, or the Z9F) that use this technology. This is the first 55 inch TV that we've tested that uses this optical layer, so we're not sure if the layer in this size of TV has anything to do with the stripes we noticed.

LEARN ABOUT VIEWING ANGLE

8.7

Picture Quality

Black Uniformity

Native Std. Dev.

0.650%

Std. Dev. w/ L.D.

0.915%

The Samsung Q80 has excellent black uniformity, which is an improvement over the Q8FN. There's a bit of blooming around the center cross and some backlight bleed in the native black uniformity picture, but most people won't notice this with normal content. The uniformity improves with local dimming enabled, as there's less visible backlight bleed but there's still some clouding around the center cross.

This TV's local dimming feature can't be completely disabled in the normal settings menu. For the native black uniformity test, we had to disable PC Mode Dimming then activate PC Mode and Game Mode at the same time, which turned local dimming off.

LEARN ABOUT BLACK UNIFORMITY

9.4

Picture Quality

Reflections

Screen Finish

Glossy

Total Reflections

1.2%

Indirect Reflections

1.0%

Calculated Direct Reflections

0.2%

Fantastic reflection handling. This TV will perform well in any room with a lot of windows or lights and you won't be distracted all that much from reflections. The 'Ultra Viewing Angle' layer diffuses light differently than most TVs, and instead it scatters the reflection across the screen. This may cause some rainbow reflections across the screen, as seen in the 'Bright Room Off' picture. This is better reflection handling than the Q70R, although it's a bit worse than the Q8FN.

LEARN ABOUT REFLECTIONS

7.8

Picture Quality

Pre Calibration

White Balance dE

3.40

Color dE

2.17

Gamma

2.25

Color Temperature

6,182 K

Picture Mode

Movie

Color Temp Setting

Warm 2

Gamma Setting

2.2

Good pre-calibration color accuracy. Most colors should appear as they're supposed to, although there might be some inaccuracies. The gamma curve is above the target of 2.2, so most scenes will be darker than they should. The color temperature is warmer than the expected value of 6500K, meaning most colors will have a red/yellow tint to them. This is most noticeable with the color blue, which is the most inaccurate color pre-calibration.

If you want a TV with better color accuracy out of the box, check out the Samsung Q80T QLED.

LEARN ABOUT PRE CALIBRATION

9.5

Picture Quality

Post Calibration

White Balance dE

0.31

Color dE

1.01

Gamma

2.21

Color Temperature

6,470 K

White Balance Calibration

20 point

Color Calibration

Yes

Auto-Calibration Function

No

10/31/2019: Unfortunately, it would appear that the Q80R isn't compatible with the Auto-Calibration Function.

Excellent accuracy after calibration for the Q80. The white balance dE is almost perfect, and the color dE is so low that most will only spot the remaining inaccuracies with the aid of a colorimeter. The gamma tracks the curve well, and the color temperature is very close to the target of 6500K.

You can see our recommended settings here.

LEARN ABOUT POST CALIBRATION

8.0

Picture Quality

480p Input

Older, 480p digital content looks good, with no obvious upscaling artifacts or over-sharpening.

8.0

Picture Quality

720p Input

720p, like cable TV, is upscaled well. There's no obvious over-softening and no upscaling artifacts.

9.0

Picture Quality

1080p Input

Upscaling of 1080p content such as Blu-rays or game consoles looks good. The image is sharp and there are no obvious issues.

10

Picture Quality

4k Input

Native 4k content is displayed perfectly and looks great.

0

Picture Quality

8k Input

This is a 4k TV that doesn't support 8k content.

Picture Quality

Pixels

Type LED

Sub-Type

VA

Unfortunately the TV's 'Ultra Viewing Angle' optical layer makes the pixels hard to see clearly. We had the same issue on the Q90R pixel photo. You can also compare this photo to the photo of the 'X-Wide Angle' layer of the Sony Z9F.

8.2

Picture Quality

Color Gamut

Wide Color Gamut

Yes

DCI P3 xy

89.95%

DCI P3 uv

94.02%

Rec 2020 xy

67.44%

Rec 2020 uv

75.72%

The Q80 55 inch TV can display a wide color gamut, but it isn't as good as the Q8FN and only a little better than the Q70R.

The 'Movie' EOTF (shown above) is a little brighter at higher stimulus levels until it starts to roll off near the TV's peak brightness. In 'Game' mode, the EOTF is very similar to the 'Movie' mode as we can see here.

If you find HDR too dim, check out our recommendations here. With these settings, the Q80R is noticeably brighter in HDR, as shown in this EOTF.

LEARN ABOUT COLOR GAMUT

7.6

Picture Quality

Color Volume

Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP

85.0%

10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP

50.2%

Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP

66.5%

10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP

39.2%

Good color volume, but it's much better on the Q8FN. Thanks to its low contrast ratio, it's able to display deep, saturated colors. It can't display some brighter blues, which is normal for most LED TVs.

LEARN ABOUT COLOR VOLUME

7.8

Picture Quality

Gradient

Color Depth

10 Bit

Red (Std. Dev.)

0.103

Green (Std. Dev.)

0.131

Blue (Std. Dev.)

0.093

Gray (Std. Dev.)

0.125

The gradient of the QN55Q80RAFXZA is good. Some fine banding is noticeable in all dark shades, especially in the dark greens and grays. It is, however, hard to notice in normal content. If banding is bothering you, set Digital Clean View to 'Auto' and it'll remove most of it. Unfortunately, it can also cause some loss of some fine details in certain scenes.

LEARN ABOUT GRADIENT

10

Picture Quality

Temporary Image Retention

IR after 0 min recovery

0.00%

IR after 2 min recovery

0.00%

IR after 4 min recovery

0.00%

IR after 6 min recovery

0.00%

IR after 8 min recovery

0.00%

IR after 10 min recovery

0.00%

There's no temporary image retention on the Samsung Q80.

LEARN ABOUT TEMPORARY IMAGE RETENTION

10

Picture Quality

Permanent Burn-In Risk

Permanent Burn-In Risk

No

We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.

LEARN ABOUT PERMANENT BURN-IN RISK

Motion

8.2

Motion

Response Time

80% Response Time

4.0 ms

100% Response Time

11.8 ms

Excellent response time on the Samsung Q80. Gamers will appreciate how clear motion looks on this TV and it's an improvement from the Q8FN. Unfortunately, there's some overshoot in the 0-20% and 0-80% transitions, which affects the motion in dark scenes.

For this test, we turned the Local Dimming feature off so we could get a more consistent reading. Local dimming doesn't affect the response time. Find out how to disable local dimming here.

LEARN ABOUT RESPONSE TIME

9.9

Motion

Flicker-Free

Flicker-Free

No

PWM Dimming Frequency

960 Hz

The Q80 uses PWM dimming to dim the backlight. The flicker frequency is at 960Hz only when the TV is in 'Movie' mode and Auto Motion Plus is disabled. The flicker frequency changes to 120Hz as soon as you set Auto Motion Plus to 'Custom' or 'Auto,' even if you remain in 'Movie' mode. In 'Standard,' 'Dynamic,' 'PC,' 'Game,' or in 'Natural' modes, the flicker is always at 120Hz, similar to the Q70R and the Q90R.

LEARN ABOUT FLICKER-FREE

10

Motion

Black Frame Insertion (BFI)

Optional BFI

Yes

Min Flicker for 60 fps

60 Hz

60 Hz for 60 fps

Yes

120 Hz for 120 fps

Yes

Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode

60 Hz

The TV has an excellent black frame insertion feature. It can lower the flicker frequency as low as 60Hz to help make the image crisper. This decreases the picture brightness, and 60Hz flicker can be bothersome to some people.

Just enabling Auto Motion Plus automatically sets the flicker to 120Hz. Setting LED Clear Motion to 'On' further reduces the flicker frequency to 60Hz.

When you're in 'Game' mode, the flicker frequency is always 120Hz. If you enable LED Clear Motion in Game Motion Plus, it'll change the flicker frequency to 60Hz and will make the image even crisper.

LEARN ABOUT BLACK FRAME INSERTION (BFI)

Motion

Motion Interpolation

Motion Interpolation (30 fps)

Yes

Motion Interpolation (60 fps)

Yes

The Samsung Q80 can interpolate lower frame rate content up to 120fps. To enable motion interpolation, you must enable Auto Motion Plus and adjust the available sliders.

See here for more information regarding the settings that control the Q80R's motion interpolation feature.

Note that, like many Samsung TVs, simply setting Auto Motion Plus to 'Custom' changes the backlight flicker to 120Hz.

LEARN ABOUT MOTION INTERPOLATION

7.2

Motion

Stutter

Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps

29.9 ms

Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps

4.9 ms

Due to the Q80R's very fast response time, each frame of any low frame rate content, like movies, is held on screen for longer periods of time. This causes the image to appear to stutter. If it bothers you, motion interpolation or optional black frame insertion feature can help.

LEARN ABOUT STUTTER

10

Motion

24p Judder

Judder-Free 24p

Yes

Judder-Free 24p via 60p

Yes

Judder-Free 24p via 60i

Yes

Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps

Yes

The Samsung Q80R can remove judder from any source.

See our recommended settings on how to remove judder here.

LEARN ABOUT 24P JUDDER

8.2

Motion

Variable Refresh Rate

Native Refresh Rate

120 Hz

Variable Refresh Rate

Yes

HDMI Forum VRR

Yes

FreeSync

Yes

G-SYNC Compatible

No

4k VRR Maximum

60 Hz

4k VRR Minimum

48 Hz

1080p VRR Maximum

120 Hz

1080p VRR Minimum

< 20 Hz

1440p VRR Maximum

120 Hz

1440p VRR Minimum

< 20 Hz

VRR Supported Connectors

HDMI

Update 12/17/2019: A flaw was discovered in the way we were testing for G-SYNC compatibility with TVs. We've corrected the flaw, and have retested the 2019 Samsung and LG TVs, and found that the Q80 doesn't work properly with NVIDIA's current Adaptive Sync drivers.

The TV has a native refresh rate of 120Hz, and like all premium Samsung TVs since 2018 it supports the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology. FreeSync VRR can offer you a nearly tear-free gaming experience, provided you have a compatible AMD card or an Xbox One. 1440p and 1080p have the same excellent VRR range. At 4k, however, the range is narrower at 4k, as the TV only supports up to 4k @ 60Hz.

We tested the TV on 'Game' mode, without interpolation or any other gaming processing setting, and we set FreeSync to 'Ultimate' to obtain the widest possible range.

If FreeSync is enabled on a connected device, auto game mode doesn't work at all; it will always stay in game mode.

LEARN ABOUT VARIABLE REFRESH RATE

Inputs

8.7

Inputs

Input Lag

1080p @ 60 Hz

15.1 ms

1080p @ 60 Hz Outside Game Mode

70.1 ms

1440p @ 60 Hz

15.0 ms

4k @ 60 Hz

14.7 ms

4k @ 60 Hz + 10 bit HDR

14.7 ms

4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4

14.9 ms

4k @ 60 Hz Outside Game Mode

54.4 ms

4k @ 60 Hz With Interpolation

21.6 ms

8k @ 60 Hz

N/A

1080p @ 120 Hz

6.2 ms

1440p @ 120 Hz

6.3 ms

4k @ 120 Hz

N/A

1080p with Variable Refresh Rate

6.1 ms

1440p with VRR

6.4 ms

4k with VRR

14.5 ms

8k with VRR

N/A

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)

Yes

Update 08/02/2019: We've retested the TV with the latest firmware, and the input lag has decreased slightly across the board. The TV is no longer skipping frames when sent a 1080p or 1440p @ 120Hz signal. We've updated our numbers and scores.

This TV has an excellent low input lag. The input lag is very similar to the input lag of both the Q90R and the Q70R, and an improvement from the Q8FN. This is great news for gamers. To get the lowest input lag, you need to set the TV to 'Game Mode.' However, when in 'PC Mode,' you get the same low input lag without the need to set the TV to 'Game' mode. To display proper chroma 4:4:4 you must set the TV to 'PC mode.'

Note:When motion interpolation is enabled in 'Game Mode' through the Game Motion Plus menu, the input lag is 37.7ms when you interpolate to 60fps and 43.3ms for 120fps.

To find out more about what settings to use to obtain those numbers, and about the Auto Low Latency Mode, see our recommended settings for Gaming.

LEARN ABOUT INPUT LAG

9.6

Inputs

Supported Resolutions

Resolution 4k

1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4

Yes

1080p @ 120 Hz

Yes (native support)

1440p @ 60 Hz

Yes (native support)

1440p @ 120 Hz

Yes (native support)

4k @ 60 Hz

Yes

4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4

Yes

4k @ 120 Hz

No

8k @ 30 Hz or 24 Hz

No

8k @ 60 Hz

No

Update 08/02/2019: We've retested the TV with the latest firmware, and it's now able to display 1080p and 1440p @ 120Hz without skipping frames in PC mode.

The Q80R, just like the Q70R and the Q90R, supports most common resolutions. You must set the TV to 'PC Mode' to display proper chroma 4:4:4.

LEARN ABOUT SUPPORTED RESOLUTIONS

Inputs

Input Photos

Inputs

Total Inputs

HDMI 4

USB 2

Digital Optical Audio Out 1

Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0

Analog Audio Out RCA 0

Component In 0

Composite In 0

Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1

Ethernet 1

DisplayPort 0

IR In 0

SD/SDHC 0

Inputs

Inputs Specifications

HDR10

Yes

HDR10+

Yes

Dolby Vision

No

HLG

Yes

3D

No

HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth

Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)

HDMI 2.1

No

CEC Yes

HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)

USB 3.0

No

Variable Analog Audio Out No

Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Inputs

Audio Passthrough

ARC

Yes (HDMI 4)

eARC support

No

Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC

No

DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC

No

5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC

Yes

5.1 DTS via ARC

No

5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical

Yes

5.1 DTS via Optical

No

Just like the Q90R, the Q70R, and 2018 Samsung TVs, the Q80 doesn't support DTS passthrough or eARC. It likely does support lossy Atmos passthrough from Dolby Digital Plus sources, like the native Netflix app, because there's an Atmos option in its settings.

If you need eARC support, check out the Samsung Q90T.

Sound Quality

7.2

Sound Quality

Frequency Response

Low-Frequency Extension

67.27 Hz

Std. Dev. @ 70

3.39 dB

Std. Dev. @ 80

3.73 dB

Std. Dev. @ Max

5.33 dB

Max

87.3 dB SPL

Dynamic Range Compression

3.76 dB

The Q80R has a decent frequency response. The low-frequency extension (LFE) can get fairly low to have some punch in its bass, but may not be low enough to produce any rumble or thump. Above the LFE, the TV has a well-balanced sound profile, resulting in clear dialogue for your TV shows or movies. This TV can get loud enough for any in-home setting, but not loud enough for noisy environments.

We tested the Q80R with the Adaptive Sound feature enabled, but left Adaptive Volume disabled, as it drastically limited the max volume. This feature could be useful if you find that commercials play at a higher volume than the content you're watching.

LEARN ABOUT FREQUENCY RESPONSE

7.5

Sound Quality

Distortion

Weighted THD @ 80

0.201

Weighted THD @ Max

0.478

IMD @ 80

1.12%

IMD @ Max

2.98%

Decent distortion performance. The overall amount of harmonic distortion produced is within low limits. Also, there isn't a big jump in THD under heavier loads, which is good.

LEARN ABOUT DISTORTION

Smart Features

8.0

Smart Features

Interface

Smart OS Tizen

Version 2019

Ease of Use

Easy

Smoothness

Very Smooth

Time Taken to Select YouTube

2 s

Time Taken to Change Backlight

6 s

Advanced Options

Many

The Q80 has an improved interface from the Q8FN, and it's the same interface as the Q70R and the Q90R with a modern design. It's easy to use and it's very smooth to navigate.

Although we had no serious issues during our testing, we did encounter the same bug found on the 2019 QLEDs. When you switch the input icon from PC to any other input, the Fit-to-Screen setting doesn't always work. To fix this, you just have to navigate into picture size settings, but you don't need to change anything.

0

Smart Features

Ad-Free

Ads

Yes

Opt-out

No

Suggested Content in Home

Yes

Opt-out of Suggested Content

No

Just like all Samsung TVs we've tested so far, the Q80R has ads in a few places. They appear in both in the app store and on Samsung's Smart Hub and can't be disabled.

LEARN ABOUT AD-FREE

8.5

Smart Features

Apps and Features

App Selection

Great

App Smoothness

Average

Cast Capable

Yes

USB Drive Playback

Yes

USB Drive HDR Playback

Yes

HDR in Netflix

Yes

HDR in YouTube

Yes

Samsung's app store has a very large selection of apps to choose from. The apps on the Samsung Q80R run well, although they aren't always very smooth.

8.5

Smart Features

Remote

Size

Small

Voice Control

Many Features

CEC Menu Control

Yes

Other Smart Features

Yes

Remote App Samsung SmartThings

The Samsung Q80R has the same remote as the other Samsung TVs from the 2019 QLED lineup. Without the need for direct line of sight, you won't need to worry about pointing the remote directly at the TV. It has three quick access buttons for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, and it's compatible with Samsung's voice assistant feature, Bixby. You can do various demands with the voice control, although we couldn't search for a show directly in Netflix with it, but we were able to search in YouTube. Also, it can act as a universal remote for other devices using Samsung's One Remote feature.

Smart Features

TV Controls

Just like the Q70R and the Q90R, the TV controls are located right under the Samsung logo. The keypad has five buttons that serve as a D-pad and allows you to do pretty much anything. You can open the input list, change channels and volume, access the settings, and even launch the Home menu.

If you need to launch the Home menu while you're in an app, press and hold the center button. To close the Home menu, do the same; press and hold the center button.

Smart Features

In The Box

  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Batteries
  • VESA spacers
  • Remote
  • User Manual
  • Power cable (not shown)

Smart Features

Misc

Power Consumption 52 W

Power Consumption (Max) 163 W

Firmware 1065

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