Samsung QN85A QLED TV Review

8.42 Mixed Usages
8.2 TV Shows:
8.1 HDR Movies:
8.6 HDR Gaming:
8.3 Sports( Considering Day Light)
8.9 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2021 Rating: 4.6
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Screen Size Variation 55-65 Inches , 65-77 Inches , 77-90 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , Anti-glare , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: LED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: WiFi , HDMI , USB , Ethernet , Bluetooth , Optical Audio , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 4
HDR HDR10 , HDR10+ , HLG
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: Built-in speaker
Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max, Airplay 2, Peacock, Apple TV


Screen Size: 55 inches
Display Type LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Screen Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degree
Backlight Type: Full-Array
Quantum Dot Color: No
Video Processing Technology: Samsung Neo Quantum Processor 4K
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR10, HDR10+, HLG


Contrast: Contrast 195,600 : 1 Native Contrast 1,406 : 1
Brightness: peak 1,230 cd/m²
Local Dimming: Yes
Gray & Black Uniformity: 50% Std. Dev. 3.373% 50% DSE 0.218% & Std. Dev. 0.336%, Native Std. Dev. 2.859%
Viewing Angle: 178 degree
Reflections: Screen Finish Glossy Total Reflections 1.3% Indirect Reflections 0.1% Calculated Direct Reflections 1.2%
Calibration: Pre White Balance dE 1.23 Color dE 1.61 Gamma 2.21 Color Temperature 6,423 K
Pixels & Motion: Subpixel Layout RGB Type LED Sub-Type IPS
Input Handling (480p and 720p): N/A
Input Handling (1080p): 1080p or 4k then the image will look good even on a TV with poor upscaling and sharpness processing.
Input Handling (4k): 4k TV is displaying a 1080p source, then it needs to increase the total resolution of the image by a factor of four.
Color Gamut: Wide Color Gamut Yes, DCI P3 xy 92.06% DCI P3 uv 95.93% Samsung QN85A QLED Color Gamut Rec.2020 Picture Rec 2020 xy 68.68% Rec 2020 uv 75.66%
Color Volume: : 1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP 87.8% , 10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP 41.5%
Gradient & Response Time: 10.5 ms
Supported Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4K
Interface: Tizen


Numbers of HDMI: 4
HDMI Version 2.
Audio Return Channel 0
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 0
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 2
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1


HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : Yes
Dolby Vision: N/A
HLG : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner: 1.0
USB 3.0 : N/A
Variable Analog Audio Out: N/A
Wi-Fi : Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)


ARC/eARC Port : eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 : Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: N/A
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: N/A
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) : 7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 N/A
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : N/A


Built-in Speakers: Down-firing speakers
Voice Clarity: Average May struggle at high volumes or complex dialogue scenes.
Distortion: Weighted THD @ 80 0.114 Weighted THD @ Max 0.602 IMD @ 80 7.75%
Frequency Response: Low-Frequency Extension 119.87 Hz
Bass: N/A
Soundstage: Limited stereo separation due to speaker placement.
Immersion: Low Not ideal for surround sound experiences.
Dolby Atmos Support: Not Support
Audio Passthrough: Yes Allows high-quality audio formats like Dolby Atmos to be sent from the TV to a compatible soundbar or receiver through HDMI (eARC)
Recommendation: Built-in speakers are a significant improvement over most OLED TVs and suitable for casual viewing. For the best audio experience, especially for Dolby Atmos content and movies, a high-end soundbar is recommended


Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Average


Operating System Tizen
CPU / Processor Samsung Neo Quantum Processor 4K
Graphic Processor / GPU N/A
Storage 128 GB
Chromecast Supported
Alexa Built-in


PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
Input Lag: 10.3 ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): Up to 120Hz
Additional Features: Game Mode


Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device Yes
Remote App Samsung SmartThings


Dimensions 48-3/8 W x 30-1/4 H x 10-1/8 D with Stand
Style The Samsung QN85A looks sleek. The stand looks a little basic, but the TV has very thin bezels that look great and aren't distracting when watching TV.
Back & Borders: Back Wall Mount VESA 200x200 & Borders 0.35 inch
Thickness: Max Thickness 1.06 inch
Build Quality: The Samsung QN85A feels well-built overall. It’s mostly plastic, aside from parts of the stand and the borders, which are metal.
Longevity: N/A
Stand: The stand is a mix of plastic and metal. It's centered and not too wide, so you can place it on a smaller table to save space.
Included Components: Power cable (not shown), Remote control, User guide


TV Shows: 8.2
HDR Movies: 8.1
HDR Gaming: 8.6
Sports( Considering Day Light) 8.3
PC Monitor (): 8.9
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