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Samsung Q80B Review: A little bit of everything

Samsung Q80B Review: A little bit of everything
Samsung Q80B Review: A little bit of everything

With this tv, Samsung Q80B, we are approaching the best that Samsung has brought this 2022. Although there are better models, the truth is that this one is a delight. I have the previous model, the Q70 from a couple of years ago and I’m already enjoying it… I don’t even want to imagine how you’re going to spend it with this TV in your house!

Samsung Q80B: Design and connectivity

The television in this case is not crazy in terms of design. Samsung has preferred to unite its resources in the rest of the points, as you will see later.

For him, the Stylish Q design has been chosen , already known in the firm for being the one introduced precisely in cases in which it is desired to reduce costs in the aesthetic aspect. Even so, it is a sea of ​​pimp without frames , eh; it doesn’t even have the bottom one, although it is true that the edge of the panel in this area is a bit wider than the rest. It seeks to be a slim design but it does not achieve it; the brand qualifies it as Slim look (slender aspect). Its color is silver , which always adds points (totally objective opinion, of course, there are those who prefer the typical black that fits anywhere).

On the other hand, a floating type black stand is chosen . The base is a super thin elongated rectangle and is joined to the panel by means of a prismatic trunk. This one weighs 2.1 kilos .

The TV is going to measure, like this, 78.34 x 122.76 x 25.58 cm . What you can see in the image is that the profile is a bit showy due to its shape, although the finish of the casing is still as beautiful as the pseudo-scratches designed by the firm.

As usual, you can remove its support and keep only the panel on the wall. Doing it this way, you would need a 20 x 20 cm VESA , this would measure 70.67 x 122.76 x 5.47 cm and would weigh 17.9 kg.

Samsung QE55Q80B is simple and convincing

It is also a model compatible with Samsung’s Mini stand as well as the stylish new Y20 studio.

As you can see, the controller has been kept as similar as possible to the last version, but the truth is that it is not exactly the same, especially if you turn it around. It can be charged by sunlight or electricity and therefore has a small panel . Point for Samsung for effectively helping to take care of the environment!

Tuning and connectivity

Samsung QE55Q80BATXXC is great in terms of tuning having analog NTSC/PAL/SECAM, dual digital with DVB-C, DVB-T2 and DVB-S2, CI+ in 1.4 and also HbbTV 2.0.3 .

To be able to enjoy it we have an RF antenna, a CI slot and even a double satellite .

Together with this we find a great support via HDMI (we have two inputs in 2.0 and another two in 2.1 ). This goes through the basics CEC, eARC, ARC, HDCP 2.3, ALLM and 4K operation at 120 Hz. Other connectivity options are its optical audio output, Ethernet LAN RJ-45 or double USB 2.0 recorder .

And if we forget about the cables, WiFI 5 direct and advanced bluetooth, in 5.2 .

Image quality and general functions of the Samsung QE55Q80B

Truly outstanding is what this IPS panel has for us. It measures 55 inches, so I already like the ppi regarding its UHD resolution , since it is high, capable of creating better details. The built-in matrix is ​​30-bit and color is 10-bit depth spoofed by Frame Rate Control . Thus, we can enjoy the already essential 1073 million colors, but not with one hundred percent of its volume for all standards ( yes in the case of the basic DCI-P3 thanks to Quantum Dot , typical of this Neo QLED model).

To its native 100 Hz refresh rate we have to add the Motion Xcelerator Turbo + technology, the movement technology that optimizes this up to 120 Hz, improving the frames with the 4K processor with AI that it has.

The lighting system chosen is a Direct Full Array . It analyzes scene by scene adding contrast and brightness to create realistic depth in every detail.

To enjoy realistic images with amazing depth, the TV's processor comes into play. This works based on neural networks and uses them to give even more contrast.

To enjoy realistic images with amazing depth, the TV’s processor comes into play. This works based on neural networks and uses them to give even more contrast.

For HDR, Samsung calls the experience with the Samsung QE55Q80B Quantum HDR 1500 . You know, don’t you? Peaks of 1500 nits of brightness for HDR content that has it. Dynamic mapping creates deeper blacks, more vibrancy in scenes, and greater color richness. Compatibility comes, as usual, with HDR 10+ Pro and HLG .

To enjoy realistic images with amazing depth, the TV’s processor comes into play. This works based on neural networks and uses them to give even more contrast. In addition, its system of superimposed images at different distances allows to generate that greater sensation of depth. The technology in charge of this is Real Depth Enhancer .

Dimming is worked with the best Samsung technology to date, Supreme UHD Dimming , we have content scaling, noise reduction, intelligent basic calibration, LED Clear Motion to help work transitions also through LED and cinema modes and filmmaker .

By the way, although it does not bring everything that Samsung has launched in terms of video game experience, the Samsung QE55Q80BATXXC is a mixed bag. It has Auto Game Mode (ALLM) via HDMI 2.1, surround sound also for video games, HGiG (which is a kind of HDR for games), minimap zoom , Game Motion Plus technology , responsible for ensuring that movements are always precise, fast and without loss of detail and compatibility with FreeSync Premium Pro .

Samsung QE55Q80B Audio

Samsung 55Q80B surprises us with four speakers and two subwoofers resulting in 60 W and 2.2.2. multidirectional sound channels . Its maximum support is Dolby Atmos (Dolby MS12 5.1).

In addition to the basics, the model has aspects such as Active Voice Amplifier , which improves conversations by raising its audio, Adaptive Sound+, Object Tracking Sound to generate a sound that is more immersive expressly for whoever is in the room, Multiroom Link , which allows us to enjoy the content on the rest of the linked devices, Q-Symphony , so that the sound, with the help of a sound bar, is almost orchestral, wonderful!

Samsung Q80B software/smartTV review

Our television comes with Tizen 6.5 , from Samsung, as a little dress to cover its operating system. This one has changed over the years and is certainly more than competent right now.

This is what Tizen 6.5 looks like on the Samsung 55Q80B

Its interface is clean, clear and curious , well thought out so that everything is easy to find, suspiciously approaching the style that Android has.

You have several pre-installed apps but, since they are not enough or to everyone’s taste, you can download the ones you want from the store that Samsung includes on the TV. You have games, utilities and software version app instead of web. You can place the ones you like the most as shortcuts on your main interface. Likewise, you have a mobile app to control everything from your phone.

Samsung, TV Plus , is a content service that has dozens and dozens of channels with free content that you can watch whenever you want. Plus, with Universal Guide , the device will make recommendations based on what you watch and don’t watch.

You have options like MultiView , with which you can split the screen to see two things at the same time, mirroring from TV to devices and vice versa, camera support (you can make video calls) and even Microsoft on cloud service .

Finally, know that both with a browser and by voice , helping you with an assistant, you can make requests and questions. On this occasion, the ones available are Bixby, OK Google and Alexa.

Samsung Q80B TV: Pros and Cons

PROS:

  • upgraded bluetooth
  • HbbTV updated
  • Motion Xcelerator Turbo+
  • overall image
  • sound power

CONS:

  • Energetic certification

Specifications:

Make model Samsung QE55Q80B – Samsung QE55Q80BATXXC – Samsung 55Q80B
Size 55″ (139cm), flat
Resolution Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 100Hz 3800 PQI (40 – 120Hz)
Backlight Direct Full Array
SmartTV Yes Tizen 6.5
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes, WiFi 5 direct
Bluetooth Yes, 5.2
3D Nope
usb recorder Yes
tuners
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • Digital (DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DVB-S/S2) double
Sound 60W (2.2.2ch) RMS
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 706.7 x 1227.6 x 54.7mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 783.4 x 1227.6 x 255.8mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 17.9kg / 21kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 200×200
HDMI ports 4, 2.1
USB ports 2, 2.0
other connectors
  • Optical digital audio output
  • RJ45
  • RF antenna
  • double satellite
IC+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category G (114W)
Content / Accessories
  • TM2280E remote control
  • Samsung Smart Control
  • Power cord
  • User manual and e-manual
  • Optional Y20 Studio Stand
  • Compatible with Mini stand

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