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Samsung QE55Q8
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Samsung QE55Q8
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114 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
65
Value for Money
Good
85
Age
17 Months Old
65
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 4K 55" TV, with ok running costs
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Samsung QE55Q8 number 21 in OLED TVs, number 42 in 55 inch TVs and number 59 in Netflix recommended TVs.

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Kagoo Score
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Reviews
89
Features
87
Popularity
65
Value for Money
86
Age
66
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 114 reviews. This TV has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr. Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung TVs are also excellent.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
It has an energy efficiency classification of B, and its running costs of £170 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 6,506 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Samsung TV has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Fits perfectly
Full metal design
Sides bezel-less design
Boundless 360 design
No gap wall-mount
Clean back
Invisible connection

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What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the QE55Q8 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for playing games, ranking number 77 in TVs for gaming. It is also good for watching sport, ranking number 207 in TVs for sport as well being good for watching films, ranking number 210 in TVs for films.
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Features

Key Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
4K
Features OLED / QLED Technology
Not 3D
Thicker Than Average
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Picture-in-Picture
Features Local Dimming
Supports Parental Controls
Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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The average display diagonal of all televisions is 43", with the smallest being 7" and the largest being 110". The display diagonal of the Samsung QE55Q8 of 55" is in the largest 12% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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4K

The highest resolution of the Samsung QE55Q8 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Televisions HD types range from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Features OLED / QLED Technology

The Samsung QE55Q8 features OLED / QLED technology. 99% of televisions do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Samsung QE55Q8 is not 3D. 80% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The thickness of the Samsung QE55Q8 of 90.8mm is in the thickest 8% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average thickness of all televisions is 60mm, with the thinnest being 2.7mm and the thickest being 320mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The Samsung QE55Q8 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 52% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung QE55Q8 supports Picture-in-Picture, which is unusual. 72% of televisions do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung QE55Q8 features local dimming, unlike 78% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Samsung QE55Q8 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 80% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The Samsung QE55Q8's RMS rated power of 60W is very high compared to most other televisions. It is higher than 98% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. Televisions have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The Samsung QE55Q8 has a mounting kit, unlike 85% of televisions which do not have a mounting kit.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung QE55Q8 supports timeshift, which is unusual. 77% of televisions do not support timeshift.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Samsung QE55Q8 has a common interface (CI) slot. 70% of televisions do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Samsung QE55Q8 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels television, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by televisions. The worst resolution of all televisions is 4K UHD (2160p) pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung QE55Q8 features extended PVR. 81% of televisions do not feature extended PVR.

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Has an ECO Mode

The Samsung QE55Q8 has an ECO mode, unlike 90% of TVs which do not have an ECO mode.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung QE55Q8 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Only Supports Netflix and YouTube

The number of video apps supported by the Samsung QE55Q8 is more than most televisions. This television supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by televisions. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this Samsung TV.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Samsung QE55Q8 supports screen mirroring. 86% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Brighter Than Average Display Brightness

The display brightness of the Samsung QE55Q8 of 1,500 cd/m² is very bright compared to most other TVs. It is in the brightest 1% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. Across all the televisions the display brightnesses range from 50 cd/m² to 3,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 350 cd/m².

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Features Digital Clean View Functionality

The Samsung QE55Q8 features Digital Clean View functionality, unlike 93% of TVs which do not feature Digital Clean View functionality.

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Features Motion Control

The Samsung QE55Q8 features motion control. 93% of televisions do not feature motion control.

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RoHS Compliant

The Samsung QE55Q8 is RoHS compliant, unlike 90% of televisions which are not RoHS compliant.

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Has a Built-in Subwoofer

The Samsung QE55Q8 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 89% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung QE55Q8 has an auto volume leveler. 71% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung QE55Q8 features voice control, unlike 83% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Samsung QE55Q8 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 88% of televisions do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung QE55Q8 supports smartphones being used as a remote, unlike 81% of televisions which do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Features USB Recording

The Samsung QE55Q8 features USB recording, unlike 89% of televisions which do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Samsung QE55Q8 supports Bluetooth. 83% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Samsung QE55Q8 is currently ranked number 109 across all TVs.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A TV with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

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Age

Release Date

Samsung released the QE55Q8 in March 2017.

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March to April is the most common period for new Samsung televisions to be released in. 90 new Samsung TVs were released in March 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Samsung TV releases. April was the biggest month in 2016 for new Samsung TVs, with 76 new Samsung TVs released that month. In March 2015 156 new Samsung televisions were released making it the biggest month that year for new Samsung TV releases.

How Fast Do Samsung TV Prices Drop After Release?

Most televisions drop in price by 17% in the first 6 months after release, however Samsung TVs tend to depreciate slower. In the first 6 months after release, Samsung televisions drop in price by 12% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £115 on a typical £933 new Samsung TV by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This TV is rated B for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the QE55Q8 is £170 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 6,506 TVs.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on £170.34
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £173.38
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Energy Rating
0.86T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.86 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer's Description

Colour

Discover a world of colour volume that will change your thinking about TVs. Q8C's wide colour range is simply beyond compare, and once you see the real world, you ll never settle for less.

Contrast

Q8C delivers phenomenal viewing with more depth and bolder contrasts. No matter the time of day, get mesmerized by the intensity of every scene in any environment.

HDR 1500

See what others can t. Get pulled into scenes just as the director intended, finding all the ultimate details that used to stay hidden in dark shadows or whitewashed by brightness.

Viewing Angle

Say goodbye to colour distortion. Enjoy the same viewing experience anywhere in your space. With Q8C's vivid colours and great viewing angles, every seat is a great seat.

Engine

A more powerful engine to drive that perfect view. Q engine is faster than before, analyzing content to give you the most optimal picture quality available.

Fits Perfectly

The beauty of simplicity and modern sophistication. Whether placed on a stand or flush to the wall, the Q8C's smooth and perfectly finished back, with no visible wires, is simply gorgeous to behold.

Invisible Connection

Make better use of your space. With a single, nearly invisible optical cable, you can connect all devices without any messy tangled wires. Connect invisibly.

Clean Back

Place your TV anywhere. The perfectly clean back design neatly organizes cables inside the elegant stand. Modern simplicity, even from the back.

No Gap Wall-Mount

The Q8C mounts beautifully right to the wall, leaving no gap between. Gorgeous from all sides, it fits perfectly in your living room.
* Measured from rear end of the TV, the gap may differ based on the installation and wall type.

Boundless 360 Design

Timeless design perfect for any dcor. Unparalleled immersion without any visible bezel. A refined and minimalist all metal back design. There's just nothing like it.

Sides Bezel-less Design

See the world through your own space. With no bezels on all 4 sides, get a truly immersive viewing experience. See scenes come alive before your eyes.

Full Metal Design

The Q8C's clean and smooth all metal back blends beautifully anywhere in your home.

Curved Screen

Beautifully curved for a phenomenal view. The Q8C's optimal curvature draws you in with its elegance, giving you a design aesthetic like no other.
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Samsung QE55Q8 Specification

Key Features
HD Type
Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Thickness
Display
3D
Typical Contrast Ratio
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Peak Luminance Ratio
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Brightness
Motion Interpolation Technology
Supported Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Colour Depth
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (Metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Screen Curvature
Display Curvature Radius
Audio
Built-in Subwoofer
Auto Volume Leveler
RMS Rated Power
Built-in Speaker
Audio System
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technology
Multiroom Audio Technology
Speaker
Smart TV
Video App
Internet TV
Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Screen Mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
Smart TV
Smart Modes
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
Design
On/off Switch
LED Indicators
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Colour
VESA Mounting
Heavy Metals Free
Boundless 360° Design
Housing Material
Cable Management
Invisible Connection
4 Sides Bezel-Less Design
No Gap Wall-Mount
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Energy Saving Mode
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
RoHS Compliant
Certification
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Tuner Type
Twin Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Logical Channel Number (LCN)
Performance
Parental Controls
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Game Mode
Instant On
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Local Dimming
USB Recording
Extended PVR
Digital Clean View Functionality
Subtitles
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
ConnectShare (HDD)
Teletext Function
ConnectShare (USB)
Processor Cores
Picture Processing Technology
Video Compression Formats
PurColor
Auto Depth Enhancer
MBR Support
Quantum Dot Color Technology
Peak Illuminator Pro
Dimming Type
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1500
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Batteries Included
Remote Control Type
Cleaning Cloth
Cables Included
Manual
Number of Batteries Supported
Warranty Card
E-Manual
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Web Browser
Bluetooth Profiles
Management Features
Auto Power Off System
ECO Mode
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Picture-in-Picture
Voice Control
Motion Control
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (With Stand)
Height (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Height
Width
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface (CI) Slot
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
RS-232C Port
One Connect Port
HDMI Quick Switch
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Technical Details
LED Backlight
RF Input
Dolby Technologies
Power Save Mode
Languages Support
Packaging Data
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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