Lively bright colors with numerous hues and shades, smart efficient 4K upscaling, expanded HDR and the set of standard Samsung QLED features highlight the QN75Q80RAFXZA model as a perfect middle-priced TV for movie watching. It also works well as the PC or gaming monitor, thanks to low input lag and blur-free motion handling. At the same time, the absence of Dolby Vision might result in a less impressive performance of the relevant content.
The Samsung QLED TVs of Q80R feature wide functionality, the Quantum Dots layer on their VA panel backlit with the Full-Array LED. There are four screen sizes to choose from: 55, 65, 75, and 82 inches, each one enhanced with the Ultra Viewing Angle technology meaning the colors and contrasts are preserved well when the TV is watched at a different angle. The Samsung Tizen platform is quite fast, and the smart features are may including voice control, smart hub functionality, smartphone control, built-in apps, etc.
As with any QLED, the Samsung QN75Q80RAFXZA review starts with the picture description. While retaining general QLED features, this TV is equipped with the AI upscaling, enhanced HDR, and a more detailed pixel dimming/lighting map (Full Array 8x). The performance in 4K/HDR is lively, the colors are boisterous and popping, with the peaks getting very bright. This creates uniform blacks without any light bleeding, and the whites are spot-on, without any color impurity. The supported HDR10 and HLG provide a highly detailed picture with accurately mapped peaks. Upscaling is also top-notch, with the 1080p and lesser format looking natural and colorful, near to the UHD performance.
Motion handling of the Samsung QN75Q80RAFXZA lets view any dynamic content with little to zero loss in detail and color accuracy. The 120Hz refresh rate with the possibility of 240Hz (interpolated) brings the contrast and vivid picture every instant making the motion smooth and natural.
The QN75Q80RAFXZA technical specs show the wide choice for connectivity options including fast Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the functional voice control, a handy SmartThings app. The latter controls the TV, lets stream the content, and manages Smart Home devices connected to the network. The built-in Bixby assistant is accurate in voice command capturing and decoding while its functionality is limited to Samsung-powered apps and gear. However, the TV is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant through the relevant connecting device.
The back panel of the Samsung QN75Q80RAFXZA TV contains four HDMI ports with ARC, two USB for dongles and flash drives, terrestrial and satellite inputs, the LAN connection, and optical audio out. The supplied One Remote controls the TV and the connected Samsung devices, featuring quick and responsive operation.