Samsung QE85Q80T : What is it worth?

What about the new Samsung QE85Q80T ?

Samsung ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this QE85Q80T, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
In addition this Samsung displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of Samsung have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Has the Samsung succeeded in the challenge of an efficient television set. This is what we are going to see just after .

The design of the Samsung QE85Q80T

Sober but in line with current trends. Samsung has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
In short, the Samsung has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Samsung QE85Q80T is revealed.

QE85Q80T from Samsung – The screen

The Samsung has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.

The Samsung television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
Samsung chooses a frequency of 40 Hz, this television sets itself below its competitors. The game mode is to be avoided, as well as the cinema mode, due to the delay that can occur in the image.
Finally, Samsung has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

QE85Q80T from Samsung – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with several speakers with 10 W at output.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The QE85Q80T Samsung is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Samsung QE85Q80T

For the software part, the QE85Q80T Samsung has an operating system Tizen 5.5; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV QE85Q80T is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the Samsung QE85Q80T with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

Presentation of the connection technology of Samsung QE85Q80T

As for the connectivity aspect on Samsung QE85Q80T, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 10 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 4 antenna inputs

Presentation of the technical features of the Samsung QE85Q80T

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 54.9
Screen size in inches 84.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 40
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
HDR Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes

Our conclusion on the Samsung QE85Q80T

Finally, this new Samsung QE85Q80T is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the display frequency, the sound power, the depth of the colours.