Samsung QE65Q80A, QLED gaming TV with 120Hz and HDR10 +

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This Samsung QE65Q80A is not just another TV from the manufacturer’s catalog. This QLED model from 2021 comes to us full of technical improvements that are evident in the image and sound. Therefore, the Samsung QE65Q80AATXXC is a step forward within the new advances of the manufacturer. For starters, Samsung QLED technology joins the Direct Full Array to display images with a high level of contrast. In addition, it is compatible with the HDR10 + standard , being one of the best exponents to take the scenes further.

Also the Samsung 65Q80A is a television designed for gamers. In fact, its panel is 120Hz. In other words, the images border on an excellent fluidity that is especially noticeable in action games. On the other hand, it incorporates the AMD FreeSync Premium Pro synchronization , achieving a low latency response and free of graphics errors. Finally, the  Samsung QLED 4K 2021 65Q80A includes an HDMI 2.1 ALLM connector to take advantage of the performance of new generation consoles such as PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

Design and materials

As we have seen in other QLED models, the Samsung 65Q80A bets on the compact and minimalist design. It is enough to check the measurements and its front to be able to confirm it. For example, the screen bezels are minimal , with a size of 0.9 cm. For this reason, the screen takes better advantage of the front part and favors the visualization of images without disturbing elements. Action-packed scenes whose panel takes advantage of 95% of the entire front. Its measurements are 1446.5 x 905.7 x 289.1 mm and a weight of 27.8 kg, including the base.

Samsung QE65Q80A

Although it is a 65-inch TV, its measurements are compact

At the back we look at the connections that facilitate placement on the wall. And is that this Samsung QE65Q80A can be placed on a VESA 400 × 300 support. Thanks to its slim 5.4 cm thickness, it makes mounting on a stand one of the best options. Although its back is made of plastic, it presents a good finish and choice of material. The accompanying pedestal mixes plastic and metal, offering good stability despite the large dimensions of the television.

Technical characteristics of the Samsung 65Q80A

 

 

SPECS
Make model Samsung QE65Q80A / Samsung QE65Q80AATXXC / Samsung 65Q80A / Samsung QLED 4K 2021 65Q80A
Size 65 ″ (163 cm), flat
Resolution UHD (3820 x 2160 px)
Aspect ratio 16: 9 (other ratios available in wide game mode)
Frequency / PQI 40-120 Hz / 3800 PQI
Backlighting DLED
Processor QLED 4K Processor with Artificial Intelligence
Smart tv Tizen 6.0
Bluetooth Yes, 5.2
HDR Yes, Certified (HDR10 +), HLG and HDR 1500
Color representation 100% DCI-P3
Main features
  • QLED 4K processor with AI
  • Direct Full Array 8X
  • OTS + (Object Tracking Sound +) sound
  • AMD FreeSync
  • Ultra Viewing Angle
Sound 60W, 4.2.2CH, Object Tracking Sound (OTS +)
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 1446.5 x 829.8 x 54.7 mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 1446.5 x 905.7 x 289.1 mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 24.1 kg / 27.8 kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 400 x 300
HDMI ports 3 x HDMI 2.0 eARC, CEC and HDCP 2.3 / 1 x HDMI 2.1 ALLM
USB ports 2 x USB 2.0
Other connections
  • Ethernet
  • Double satellite
  • Optical audio output
  • RF
  • 5Ghz WiFi
CI + Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category G 135W

 

Image quality

First of all, the Samsung QE65Q80A features a 65-inch VA QLED panel Thanks to Direct Full Array technology, it provides a very advanced backlighting to achieve a higher contrast level than UHD LEDs. It also incorporates the QLED 4K processor with Artificial Intelligence functions . A tool that is capable of optimizing signals and reinforcing your images by automatically adjusting different visual values. Therefore, the television displays a visual spectacle with a level of deeper blacks and bright colors.

Samsung QE65Q80A

Since it uses the Direct Full Array, the blacks are more pronounced and the whites are more realistic

Regarding colors, when using a VA panel with Quantum dot quantum dots, it covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. For this reason, the range of colors is very wide, something that is perceived in the different shades and the representation of color gradients. In short, it is a search for the most faithful and natural colors. This performance is also noticeable in its support of HDR10 + and Quantum HDR 1500 standards. High dynamic range delves deeper into contrast and brightens elements that need to be highlighted.

Another aspect of the television to highlight is the wide viewing angles. Although we are not in front of the television, the colors remain homogeneous at an angle of 178 degrees. In addition, it incorporates a lighting sensor that adapts the image output to the lighting conditions in the room. Thanks to this intelligent function, at all times we will have an adequate level of brightness and contrast without our intervention.

Samsung QLED 4K 2021 65Q80A gaming features

For starters, this QLED TV has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Something that players of new generation game consoles like Xbox Series X or PC will appreciate . That is, the displayed images move with excellent fluidity, especially in action or driving games. Technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo + is responsible for carrying out this fluidity and display without visual blurring.

Samsung QE65Q80A

Thanks to various visual enhancements, gamers will be very satisfied with this 120 Hz panel

In addition, thanks to the AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support , we avoid visual errors such as breakage or flickering. Also with the use of the HDMI 2.1 connector, the Samsung QE65Q80A can offer low latency (ALLM) gameplay. Another cool feature is its expanded gameplay. It consists of modifying the screen ratio from the usual 16: 9 to 21: 9 or 32: 9. Thanks to the expanded field of view, we will be able to have a greater field of view to the sides, but it only works in those PC games compatible with these ratios.

Connectivity and sound

In these ranges, connectivity is not something that worries us, it complies without problems. It has a total of 3 HDMI 2.0 ports and one HDMI 2.1, with corresponding ARC and eARC compatibility for sound bars. It also incorporates 2 USB 2.0 ports for DTT content recording and multimedia playback. Finally, the wireless connections that we find are  WiFi 5GHz, DLNA and Bluetooth 5.2.  In addition, we have the most common voice assistants such as Alexa, Bixby and Google Assistant.

Samsung QE65Q80A

Of course, connectivity is not a problem in this range, with HDMI 2.1

Finally we come to the sound section. In fact, we can already advance that we like the proposal. As we can see, it opts for a 2.2.2 ch configuration and a total power of 60W. Therefore, the treble and bass levels are much more worked. In this way, the television offers a response that is much richer in nuances. Like the bass, much deeper than we might expect. In addition, it includes SpaceFit Sound technology that analyzes the room and offers a sound optimized to its dimensions.

Samsung QE65Q80AATXXC: Pros and Cons

 

PROS:

 

  • Sleek and compact design
  • 4K technical processor with AI capabilities
  • QLED panel compatible with HDR10 + and HDR 1500
  • AMD FreeSync, 120Hz and other gaming enhancements
  • Virtual assistants compatibility

 

CONS:

 

  • Lacks Dolby Vision
  • Only one HDMI 2.1 connector

 

 

8.3TOTAL SCORE

 

Image quality
8.5
Connectivity
8
Sound
8.5
System / Smart TV
8.5
Design
8
Price / quality ratio
8

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