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Samsung Q80T Review Rundown

Samsung Electronics | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Samsung Q80T
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Full-array local dimming (FALD) backlighting
  • Supports next-gen gaming
  • Ultra Viewing Angle and Ultra Black Filter features haven't trickled down from top-flight QLEDs

Summary

Samsung Q80T is a mid-range 4K HDR TV that packs many of the premium features found on Samsung's flagship QLEDs. It's the least expensive Samsung QLED TV to feature full-array local dimming, which gives it an excellent picture. It runs Samsung's Tizen OS smart TV platform, granting access to all the key streaming platforms including Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The Q80T is the least expensive Samsung QLED TV to feature full-array local dimming. This technology boosts black levels and contrast by making certain areas of the picture dimmer or brighter in reaction to what's on the screen. Samsung's on-screen smart TV system is excellent with quick responses and plenty of apps.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Good local dimming and contrast
  • Good video processing
Cons[**]
  • Lacks Dolby Vision HDR support

expertreviews[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Q70R is part of Samsung's 2019 4K QLED family. It's the cheapest TV in the range to include full array local dimming (FALD) Backlighting gives it a huge advantage over sets that use basic edge-lit technology. However, you do end up missing out on some of the features from the flagship models.
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Pros[**]
  • Great picture quality for the money
  • FALD backlighting works well
Cons[**]
  • Lacks Ultra Viewing Angle and Ultra Black Filter backlighting

expertreviews[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Q80T is Samsung's most affordable 2020 television with a full-array local dimming (FALD) backlight. The 49in model only has a native refresh rate of 60Hz, has no HDMI 2.1 inputs and does not support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) The 55in and up models have a 120Hz refresh rate and support next-gen gaming features. It runs Samsung's Tizen OS smart TV platform, granting access to all the key streaming platforms.
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Pros[**]
  • Full-array local dimming (FALD) backlight
  • Supports HDR10, HDR10+ and Hybrid-Log Gamma
Cons[**]
  • Relatively expensive

rtings[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Q80T QLED is an impressive 4k TV, delivering fantastic picture quality in nearly every type of content. Its viewing angles are decent thanks to Samsung's 'Ultra Viewing Angle' layer, so you don't lose too much image accuracy when viewed from the side. It's great for watching movies or other content in the dark thanks to its high contrast ratio, but it also performs well in bright rooms because of its high peak brightness.
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Pros[**]
  • Great picture quality in bright rooms
  • High peak brightness
  • Excellent reflection handling
Cons[**]
  • High input lag

techadvisor[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Q80T sits below the brand's 4K Q90T flagship, but shares much of that model's advanced feature set. It offers superior HDR handling, OST sound (more on which later) and smart connectivity, courtesy Samsung's well-stocked Tizen smart platform. Prices start at £1,399 and you'll be able to take this 55-incher home for $1,599 from Samsung.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent HDR handling
  • Excellent OST sound
  • Sleek design
Cons[**]
  • A little toppy for a 55-incher

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Q80T is the cheapest full array backlight QLED TV in the Samsung TV 2020 range. It can handle 4K at 60Hz (expected from PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games), 2K at 120Hz, plus VRR (Variable Refresh rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Samsung's Ambient mode makes a welcome return, allowing the QLED screen to serve as a gallery for JPEGs or artworks, or double as a news ticker or clock.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright peaky HDR
  • Impressive motion processing
  • Superb HDR performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Q80T QLED TV might be the company's second-tier 4K set, but it passes for something superior. It has a full array backlight, local dimming, Object Tracking Sound and a Quantum processor that intelligently upscales low-resolution content. While our overall best TV rankings are dominated by OLED sets, this review explains why it's a worthy champion.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 4K panel
  • Impressive black-white response times
  • Robust SmartThings smart home hub
Cons[**]
  • Lacks One Connect box

trustedreviews[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Q80T is a slicker performer than all those sets. Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) panel produces a more image full of contrasts. Shadow detail is diminished in darker content such as V For Vendetta (4K HDR) or Mr Robot (HD SDR) The Martian offers excellent detail from the texture of the Martian sand and detail on the spacesuits. Edge definition is handled well, and offers an improvement over the 2019 models.
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Pros[**]
  • Punchy HDR performance
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Solid build quality
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Q80T is the entry-level 4k UHD screen in Samsung's 2020 QLED FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) range. It boasts class-leading sound and vision, cutting edge connectivity and a novel feature set. Connectivity comprises four HDMIs, two USB ports, a digital optical audio output and both terrestrial and dual satellite tuner inputs. There's no support for Dolby Vision, leaving just HDR10+ in the dynamic metadata stakes.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading sound and vision
  • Impressive OTS and HDR10+ support
Cons[**]
  • Lack of dynamic metadata

whathifi[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The Q80T is £400 cheaper than the QE55Q80R that you would have assumed it replaces. Samsung has reduced the number of TVs in its range with One Connect to just two: the Q95T and the 8K Q950TS. Subscription-based 4K HDR streaming is available via Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV+
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superb picture quality
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Lots of apps
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

whathifi[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
Samsung QE65Q80T is one of the company's upper-end QLEDs. Powering the experience is Samsung's Quantum Processor 2.0 4K. It's controlled by a choice of two remotes – the standard black Samsung remote seen throughout the range and the handy pared-down One Remote Control in curved black rather than premium metal.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, punchy image with bright colours and detail
  • Excellent Tizen OS
Cons[**]
  • Not HDR10+ compatible

references

  1. 1. ^ Samsung Q80T series (2020) review: High-end design, excellent picture, approachable price. Cnet. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung Q70R review (QE49Q70R, QE55Q70R, QE65Q70R): A mid-range QLED to be reckoned with – but now replaced by the Q80T. Expertreviews. 01 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung Q80T 55in (QE55Q80T) TV review: The best-value 4K TV for next-gen gaming - now at its lowest price EVER. Expertreviews. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED TV Review. Rtings. 16 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Samsung Q80T review. Techadvisor. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Samsung Q80T QLED TV review. Techradar. 08 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Samsung Q80T QLED TV review. Tomsguide. 07 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ Samsung QE55Q80T Review. Trustedreviews. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ Samsung QE65Q80T Review. Trustedreviews. 07 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. 10. ^ Samsung QE55Q80T review. Whathifi. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  11. 11. ^ Samsung QE65Q80T review. Whathifi. 08 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  12. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  13. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  14. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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