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Samsung Q80T Review Rundown

SamsungPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 91%
Pros**
  • Gorgeous QLED panel
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Full-Array LED local dimming
  • Supports HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, and Quantum HDR 1500
  • Rich color reproduction
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Very bright display panel
Cons**

    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[*] 83%
    Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
    From off-angle the Samsung was the best LCD TV I've tested, maintaining color fidelity, brightness and contrast. The Vizio and TCL looked slightly better than the Sony and the Samsung overall. Samsung continues its tradition of excellent input lag in game mode with just over 14 milliseconds with both 1080p and 4K HDR sources.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Excellent color fidelity and contrast
    • Excellent motion processing
    • Good color accuracy
    Cons[**]
    • Boomer than the TCL and Vizio

    rtings[2]

    Sentiment Score[*] 79%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
    The Samsung Q80T is an impressive all-around TV. It's great for watching movies or other content in the dark thanks to its high contrast ratio. It also performs well in bright rooms because of its high peak brightness. It has an excellent response time, so motion looks clear in fast-moving content like video games or sports.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • High peak brightness
    • Great contrast ratio
    • Excellent response time
    • Wide color gamut
    • Incredible reflection handling
    Cons[**]
    • Local dimming feature doesn't improve much in 'Game' mode

    t3[3]

    Sentiment Score[*] 81%
    Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
    The Q80T is a formidable 4K performer that warrants a premium price tag. While it lacks Dolby Vision support, it's an intrinsically bright HDR performer. And its OTS sound system is genuinely impressive. But that extra girth used for the full-array backlight means it's not the sexiest Samsung screen you'll seen.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Excellent picture quality
    • Full-array backlight
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision support
    • No Freeview Play tuner

    techadvisor[4]

    Sentiment Score[*] 90%
    Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
    The Samsung Q80T is one of the best TVs in its class. It boasts 4K at 120fps on HDMI 4, eARC on HDMI 3, plus VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) plus ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) There's FreeSync support for AMD PC gamers, but no official word on that yet. The screen measures exceptionally well when it comes to image lag.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Sleek design
    • Excellent picture quality
    • Excellent motion handling
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision
    • No HDR10+ support

    techradar[5]

    Sentiment Score[*] 83%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
    Samsung Q80T is an update to last year's Q70R model. Has same number of backlight zones as previous model, but with more HDR precision. Has Dolby Vision and IMAX Ambient Optimization, which optimises picture and sound quality. High launch price makes the set vulnerable to some strong competition.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Top-notch picture quality
    • Excellent HDR performance
    • Impressive sound system
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision
    • No HDR10+ support

    tomsguide[6]

    Sentiment Score[*] 72%
    Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
    Samsung's Tizen OS platform offers a broad selection of apps, so everyone in your home can stream the content they want. When you're not watching TV, you can initiate a screensaver-style, low-power Ambient mode that displays artwork or weather updates. The Samsung Q80T comes with Samsung's slender remote, which is comfortable to hold.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Sleek design
    • Tizen OS platform offers a broad selection of apps
    Cons[**]
    • Lacks Dolby Atmos support
    • No built-in Dolby Vision

    trustedreviews[7]

    Sentiment Score[*] 78%
    Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
    80T produces punchy and vibrant images in HDR. Lightsabers have a vigour to their hue, while the fight on Mustafar produces reds and oranges of eye-catching intensity. Highlights don’t have the intensity of Sony’s FALD sets, but blooming is less noticeable. A slight issue with the Q80T is that its dimming system can be overzealous with applying brightness to subtitles.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Excellent upscaling of sub-4K content
    • Wide soundstage
    Cons[**]
    • Dismal blooming
    • No Dolby Vision support

    trustedreviews[8]

    Sentiment Score[*] 82%
    Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
    Samsung’s Quantum 4K image processor is arguably the most sophisticated on the market. It employs a raft of innovative new techniques to make more of lower resolution HD sources. Multi View enables two screens (the main TV image and your smartphone) to be watched simultaneously. Samsung describes the sound system on the Samsung Q80T as 2.2.2, recognition that this set offers OTS (Object Tracking Sound)
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • HDR10+ and HDR10+ support
    • Impressive picture quality
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision
    • Lack of Dolby Atmos

    whathifi[9]

    Sentiment Score[*] 88%
    Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
    The Q80T is the lowest model in Samsung's 2020 TV range to get the company's new Object Tracking Sound technology. While the Q95T has eight drivers, this cheaper model has six: two mid-range drivers and two woofers along the bottom, and two extra drivers at the top. There's no surround effect as such (nor would you expect one), but the bullets fired at K's car in Blade Runner 2049 emerge into the room satisfyingly. It's a significantly more open and solid sound than expected at this price, particularly from a TV with more or less invisible speakers.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Gorgeous picture
    • Excellent motion handling
    • Solid sound
    Cons[**]
    • No surround effect

    whathifi[10]

    Sentiment Score[*] 88%
    Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
    Samsung QE65Q80T will be many people's idea of a great value, high performing 4K TV for 2020. It has a big screen with a bold picture and superb HDR images. It delivers impressive sound and has just about every smart feature and app streaming service under the sun.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Big, bold picture
    • Impressive motion handling
    • Excellent HDR images
    Cons[**]
    • Lack of contrast and sharpness

    wired[11]

    Sentiment Score[*] 87%
    Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
    The Q80T's 55-inch screen has everything I'd look for in a modern display. Local dimming means blacker blacks and the layer of quantum crystals (QLED) really does enhance color accuracy. HDMI 2.1 support allows it to output a 120-Hz refresh rate at 4K resolution.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Sleek design
    • Excellent local dimming
    • Excellent cable routing
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision or HDR10+
    • Lacks Dolby Atmos

    References

    2. ^ Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED TV Review. rtings. 2021-02-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    3. ^ Samsung Q80T (QE65Q80T) review: one of the best 4K gaming TVs. t3. 2021-06-16 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
    4. ^ Samsung Q80T review. techadvisor. 2020-04-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    5. ^ Samsung Q80T QLED TV review. techradar. 2020-10-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    6. ^ Samsung Q80T QLED TV review. tomsguide. 2021-02-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    7. ^ Samsung QE55Q80T Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    8. ^ Samsung QE65Q80T Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    9. ^ Samsung QE55Q80T review. whathifi. 2020-05-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    10. ^ Samsung QE65Q80T review. whathifi. 2021-01-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    11. ^ Review: Samsung Q80T (55-Inch). wired. 2021-03-07 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
    *. 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.
    **. 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.
    ***. 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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