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Samsung QE55Q8
QE55Q8C

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Samsung QE55Q8
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135 Reviews + 6 Awards
89
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
68
Value for Money
Good
85
Age
17 Months Old
65
Running Costs
£190 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 4K 55" TV, good for playing games. This TV has very good sound quality and picture quality, and it's very well designed.
log.com.tr Editor's Choice 01net.com Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended
4K 55" Yes 90.8mm Sep 2017 B
HD Type Display Diagonal OLED / QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Samsung QE55Q8 number 28 in OLED TVs, number 33 in 55 inch TVs and number 51 in Netflix recommended TVs.

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Kagoo Score
94
Reviews
89
Features
85
Popularity
69
Value for Money
86
Age
65
Running Costs

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85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 135 reviews. This TV has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2019.
It has an energy efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £190 over 5 years are neither cheap nor expensive compared to the other 7,400+ televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
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 excellent for watching films, ranking number 37 in TVs for films. It is also excellent for watching sport, ranking number 23 in TVs for sport as well being very good for playing games, ranking number 61 in TVs for gaming.
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4.4 stars (135 reviews)

60%

of Customers Would Recommend
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4 Recommended Awards

The Samsung QE55Q8 has received four Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Trusted Reviews, avforums.com and 01net.com.
Recommended from Trusted Reviews Recommended from avforums.com Recommended from 01net.com Recommended from itc.ua

Editor's Choice Award

This TV has received an Editor's Choice Award from log.com.tr.
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Highlight Award

It's received a Highlight Award from audiovision.de.
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What Are People Saying About the Samsung QE55Q8?

Picture Quality
102
10
Sound Quality
64
4
Design
133
8
Price
96
8
Features
14
0
Ease of Use
69
0
Smart Features
12
0
Environmental Considerations
44
0
Remote Control
10
2
Size and Weight
14
6
Wall Mounting
2
4
Stand
4
2
Watching Films
4
0
Gaming
2
2
High Definition Quality
3
0
Robustness
6
0
Watching Sport
2
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Support
2
2
8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was Fairly Priced
  • ... stands on its own almost as a piece of furniture. Worth the expense - the matt paint finish is much admired.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Nov 2017
  • ... fridge freezer which I found to large for just myself very happy with it and the price.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Jul 2017
  • Food value. Nice size for a smaller fridge. Quality of build feels good. Can be a little noisy at times.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Jun 2017
  • So far has done what it is supposed to. No frills. Simply a low cost fridge with icebox compartment. Not a great amount of space overall so would recommend ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Sep 2017
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought the Samsung QE55Q8 Was Reliable

    Several people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was very well made, was good at resisting water ingress and was strong and durable.

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    Very Well Made
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Amazing build quality - When you close either of the doors you can feel how well built it. Excellent cooling - Even on its ECO setting the Fridge and Freezer ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Nov 2017
  • ... brightness. Low input lag. Easy to setup and use. Great set of features. Well made and attractive design. Local dimming can struggle with HDR. Optimal ...
    avforums.com 25 Apr 2017
  • The QE55Q8C is the third TV we've tested from Samsung's new QLED range. It sits between the Q7F and the top-end Q9F, both seriously impressive TVs in many ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • ... only live 8 minutes from there. The stand that came with it however was very well built, beautiful and sleek with the ability to hide the cables from your ...
    Ohanaman - Johnlewis.com 7 May 2017
  • View All Reviews About Well Built
    Good At Resisting Water Ingress
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Four People Thought This TV Had a Long Battery Life

    Four people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had a superb battery life.

  • The QE55Q8C is the third TV we've tested from Samsung's new QLED range. It sits between the Q7F and the top-end Q9F, both seriously impressive TVs in many ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • The QE55Q8C is the third TV we've tested from Samsung's new QLED range. It sits between the Q7F and the top-end Q9F, both seriously impressive TVs in many ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • ... waterproof. I 6X dust resistant. Special waterproof earbuds included. Good battery life. Ambient mode. Bluetooth streaming transmission gets broken at ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • The QE55Q8C is the third TV we've tested from Samsung's new QLED range. It sits between the Q7F and the top-end Q9F, both seriously impressive TVs in many ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was a Great Size

    More than 10 people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was a very good size and several people thought that it was also very thin, compact and was lightweight.

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    A Superb Size
    13 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Right Size. Colour Okay. Energy Rating A. So all in all. Just fine for me.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Nov 2017
  • ... compartment and decent size ice box just what I needed to replace my fridge freezer which I found to large for just myself very happy with it and the price.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Jul 2017
  • Good size for an under-counter fridge-freezer. Generally very happy. Bad points.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 25 Jun 2017
  • Food value. Nice size for a smaller fridge. Quality of build feels good. Can be a little noisy at times.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Jun 2017
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    Very Thin
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Very Compact
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Lightweight
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not Heavy and Bulky
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Easy to Carry Around
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 100 People Thought the Samsung QE55Q8 Was Thoughtfully Designed

    More than 70 people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was really well designed and more than 20 people thought that it was also really good-looking. Several people also thought that it was smooth and had a thin frame.

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    Very Well Designed
    74 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... Sleek light weight design (I could have almost carried it home on the bus) The best feature for me was the smart technology allowing me to catch up on my favourite TV programmes ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Nov 2017
  • Great telly. The remote design is a lot easier to type with than my other smart tv.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Nov 2017
  • Sleek design. Slim. Amazing viewing.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 Jan 2018
  • ... would be presented from the perspective of a normal end user. I'm far... The design and build quality is fantastic. The built-in speakers are like nothing ...
    techaeris.com 24 Sep 2017
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    Very Good-Looking
    27 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Smooth
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Thin Frame
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 40 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 30 people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was very easy to use and several people thought that it was also very easy to setup and had excellent controls.

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    Very Easy to Use
    36 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Best on the market easy to use picture superb.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 1 Feb 2018
  • ... again? The answer is, absolutely yes! Extraordinary picture and sound, and ease of use and functionality make the QLED a win-win. The QLED's unsurpassed ...
    Fsegeo - Johnlewis.com 11 May 2017
  • ... package, The Stainless steel remote is very modern and clean, very easy to use once you get use to it, the voice function is very functional, for switching ...
    Erica8077 - Johnlewis.com 1 May 2017
  • ... had this tv now for about 8 weeks and the performance is brilliant , easy to control and set up ,and being a curved tv is good in a corner of a room, streaming ...
    Chm141 - Johnlewis.com 21 Sep 2017
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    Very Easy to Setup
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Very Good Controls
    3 people agree
    4 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    Several people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had superb features and had a powerful motor.

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    Has Brilliant Features
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... Sleek light weight design (I could have almost carried it home on the bus) The best feature for me was the smart technology allowing me to catch up on my favourite TV programmes ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Nov 2017
  • ... also have the option to control the TV using their phone. While this is an impressive feature, it is nothing compared to the other phone integration features, ...
    Anonymous - Johnlewis.com 1 May 2017
  • The QE55Q8C is the third TV we've tested from Samsung's new QLED range. It sits between the Q7F and the top-end Q9F, both seriously impressive TVs in many ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • ... gamut. High peak brightness. Low input lag. Easy to setup and use. Great set of features. Well made and attractive design. Local dimming can struggle with ...
    avforums.com 25 Apr 2017
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Two People Thought the Samsung QE55Q8 Was Bad in Terms of Connectivity
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    Two People Thought the Samsung QE55Q8 Had Superior Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had good technical guidance.

  • Good picture. Simple instructions. Sound not very good.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Nov 2017
  • ... a stool to set the TV on while you attach your connections. The instructions were detailed and on point. I personally did not use the stand that came with ...
    Ohanaman - Johnlewis.com 7 May 2017
  • More Than 20 People Thought the Samsung QE55Q8 Had Good Environmental Credentials

    Over 20 people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was very good in terms of power usage.

  • ... which is dark grey - though they were described as champagne colour. Don't know about energy. Sleek without "door handles"so looks perfect in a modern ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Nov 2017
  • Right Size. Colour Okay. Energy Rating A. So all in all. Just fine for me.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Nov 2017
  • Very roomy and energy efficient. Nice design and set out well inside. Nothing only I seem to spend more to fill it as it's larger than previous one lol.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Sep 2017
  • ... Freezer split. Good enough for a small family. Too early to comment on whether its noisy or energy efficient.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Sep 2017
  • Four People Thought it Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Four people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was noisy.

  • The QE55Q8C is the third TV we've tested from Samsung's new QLED range. It sits between the Q7F and the top-end Q9F, both seriously impressive TVs in many ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • ... Pretty much as described. Shelves are adjustable. It makes a horrid whining noise once or twice an hour. Drives me absolutely insane and had to have the ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Nov 2017
  • ... watching TV in another room when it is making noise. People visiting my house have wondered what the noise was and are surprised at how loud it is. Whilst ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Oct 2017
  • ... This fridge makes a lot of noises. I can hear it upstairs or whilst I am watching TV in another room when it is making noise. People visiting my house ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Oct 2017
  • Five People Thought it Had a Large Capacity

    Three people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had very a big storage capacity.

  • It has good storage.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Nov 2017
  • ... Freezer itself but are incredibly eas. Plenty of storage space in the fridge section - It has nice big drawers for your fruit and veg, a tray for your ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Nov 2017
  • ... drawers for your fruit and veg, a tray for your bottled drinks and lots of other neat storage. Freezer size - The only downside for our family was the ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Nov 2017
  • More Than 100 People Thought the Samsung QE55Q8 Produced a Superior Quality Image

    Over 60 people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had brilliant picture quality and over 10 people thought that it also had a very good screen and had excellent colour saturation. Several people also thought that it had a brilliant contrast ratio, 4k picture and didn't have input lag problems.

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    Has Very Good Picture Quality
    66 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... product segment. Without a doubt, the Samsung Q8c offers an amazing cinematic experience with amazing picture quality and brilliant colours.But that's ...
    gadgetsnow.com 29 Jun 2017
  • ... piece of tech. So easy to set up and easy on the eye both on and off. Brilliant picture and have curved sound bar to match from which the sound quality ...
    Davetheagent - Johnlewis.com 22 Nov 2017
  • I'm a very loyal Samsung TV owner. One of the clearest best pictures I've seen from any TV. This is the first curved TV owned and absolutely love it. Will ...
    Rmraz51 - Johnlewis.com 20 Sep 2017
  • ... technology brings the QLED colors to life; its shades and brightness levels of colors give a stunning picture and a realistic look. The QLED creates a ...
    Raf876 - Johnlewis.com 7 May 2017
  • View All Reviews About Picture
    Has an Outstanding Screen
    13 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has Superb Colour Saturation
    12 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Superb Contrast Ratio
    7 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Brilliant 4k Picture
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Doesn't Have Input Lag Problems
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Displays Blacks Well
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has Good Upscaling
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 40 People Thought it Had Great Sound Quality

    More than 40 people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had excellent sound quality.

  • ... both on and off. Brilliant picture and have curved sound bar to match from which the sound quality is fantastic. Also equipped ourselves with the 4K DVD ...
    Davetheagent - Johnlewis.com 22 Nov 2017
  • The picture quality of this TV is stunning. Sound is ok but I have this TV through separate Samsung home theatre system. TV looks very sleek and stylish ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Feb 2018
  • STUNNING picture qualityEasy to set up using One ConnectLovely style (curved screen)No reflection on screenTV speakers sounded OK (tested during set up) ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Feb 2018
  • 655000great tv fantastic picture. Speakers like on tv are great. I recommend.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Feb 2018
  • One Customer Thought it Was Not Good for Watching TV and Films in 3D
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    Over 10 People Thought it Was a Good Smart TV

    Several people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had brilliant apps and had good smart functions.

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    Has Very Good Apps
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Stunning picture quality. Loads of apps. Excellent smart capabilities. Universal remote control funtionality. The TV is a magnificent entertainment hub ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Sep 2018
  • ... and set up ,and being a curved tv is good in a corner of a room, streaming the apps is quick and easy although we do have a fiba optic network, the picture ...
    Chm141 - Johnlewis.com 21 Sep 2017
  • ... detail, even in the brightest and darkest areas. 4. Super Smarter, access your favorite apps, content, and sports with Samsung Smart Hub. 5. One Remote ...
    Mariah778 - Johnlewis.com 20 Sep 2017
  • ... easy to understand and navigate the tv with. I love how all of my favorite apps are displayed on the bottom and the response time from the moment you click ...
    FahadZ - Johnlewis.com 9 May 2017
  • View All Reviews About Apps
    Has Good Smart Functions
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Nine People Thought it Had a Useful Remote Control

    Nine people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had a good remote control.

  • Great telly. The remote design is a lot easier to type with than my other smart tv.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Nov 2017
  • ... screenTV speakers sounded OK (tested during set up) but we use a SoundboxSmart remote has a quality. Not a bad point - a little strange. Having to unpack ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Feb 2018
  • ... the picture quality and its navigation system. You can use the TV remote to do everything on both the TV and Satillite box. The price was a bit high but ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Jan 2018
  • ... picture quality. Loads of apps. Excellent smart capabilities. Universal remote control funtionality. The TV is a magnificent entertainment hub with a lot ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Sep 2018
  • Two People Thought This TV Had a Nice Stand

    Two people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 had a good stand.

  • ... transition from one activity to another. It is easy to setup, beautiful on it's stand or mounted. Future forward and ready for technology uet to come. ...
    MrGruuve - Johnlewis.com 20 Sep 2017
  • ... from front to back and comes with a beautiful sturdy stand with a slot to hide the wires coming from the back of the television. The back display is almost ...
    PCPro910 - Johnlewis.com 11 May 2017
  • Some Owners Thought the Samsung QE55Q8 Was Not Suitable for Wall Mounting

    Two people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was bad for wall mounting.

  • ... of it. This thing is about the thickness of #2 lead pencil, so why use some bulky wall mount? The bezel isn't much thicker than the lead within that pencil, ...
    Smitty357 - Johnlewis.com 7 May 2017
  • ... of it. This thing is about the thickness of #2 lead pencil, so why use some bulky wall mount? The bezel isn't much thicker than the lead within that pencil, ...
    WSmitty - Johnlewis.com 4 May 2017
  • Four People Thought it Had a Great High Def Picture

    Four people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was good at displaying high definition TV.

  • ... clever. First, we had CRT's, then came the age of thin tubes with HD and Full HD resolution. Followed by UHD TVs... After using this TV, one thing was ...
    gadgetsnow.com 29 Jun 2017
  • The Q8C is the mid-range model in Samsung's new QLED range of Ultra HD 4K TVs, that includes the flagship Q9F and entry-level Q7F and Q7C. The suffix denotes ...
    avforums.com 25 Apr 2017
  • ... white. Perfect for matching our white bedroom furniture. Freeview HD picture is crystal clear. Have recommended this TV to several friends and family.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Nov 2017
  • ... remote I navigated through the home page swiftly, and instantly started enjoying my HD experience. Needless to say, QLED technology is something i've never ...
    Anonymous - Johnlewis.com 15 May 2017
  • Some People Thought it Was Great for Watching Films

    Two people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was good for watching films.

  • ... day or night. Obviously the center is the sweet spot if one is looking to totally immerse themselves into a great movie or sporting event? Aside from it's ...
    Bigwallys1 - Johnlewis.com 2 May 2017
  • ... on a TV. Overall, I think that this TV is refined, updated and suitable for movie watchers, sports fans, video gamers or technology lovers like myself. ...
    Ohanaman - Johnlewis.com 7 May 2017
  • One Person Thought it Was Great for Watching Sport
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    8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it

    Five people thought that the Samsung QE55Q8 was excellent for gaming.

  • ... quality is not up to mark. Buttons could have been softer. Good gaming performance for 1000, close to the GTX 860M. A rather good 1080p IPS display. Keyboard ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • ... call quality is not up to mark. Buttons could have been softer. Good gaming performance for 1000, close to the GTX 860M. A rather good 1080p IPS display. ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • The QE55Q8C is the third TV we've tested from Samsung's new QLED range. It sits between the Q7F and the top-end Q9F, both seriously impressive TVs in many ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • The QE55Q8C is the third TV we've tested from Samsung's new QLED range. It sits between the Q7F and the top-end Q9F, both seriously impressive TVs in many ...
    Trusted Reviews 2 Jun 2017
  • How Good Are Samsung TVs?

    89
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Larger than average display diagonal
    4K
    Features OLED / QLED technology
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Features extended PVR
    Has an ECO mode
    Supports timeshift
    Features local dimming
    Supports parental controls
    Supports screen mirroring
    Has a game mode
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Supports Wi-Fi Direct
    Features voice control
    Has an auto volume leveler
    Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
    Brighter than average display brightness
    Higher than average RMS rated power
    Supports Picture-in-Picture
    Has a mounting kit
    Features motion control
    Features Digital Clean View functionality
    Supports smartphones being used as a remote
    Supports Bluetooth
    Has a built-in subwoofer
    Features USB recording
    Not 3D
    Thicker than average

    What the Reviews Say

    7 out of 10 people thought the Samsung QE55Q8 was reliable
    Four people thought this TV had a long battery life
    The vast majority of people thought it was a great size
    More than 100 people thought the Samsung QE55Q8 was thoughtfully designed
    More than 40 people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of owners thought it had good technical features
    Two people thought the Samsung QE55Q8 had superior technical guidance
    Five people thought it had a large capacity
    More than 100 people thought the Samsung QE55Q8 produced a superior quality image
    More than 40 people thought it had great sound quality
    Over 10 people thought it was a good smart TV
    Nine people thought it had a useful remote control
    Two people thought this TV had a nice stand
    Four people thought it had a great high def picture
    8 out of 10 owners thought it
    Four people thought it was not OK when it came to noise level
    Some owners thought the Samsung QE55Q8 was not suitable for wall mounting
    Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonals of televisions range from 7" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 43". The Samsung QE55Q8's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 83% of all televisions when ranked 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 a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. 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, which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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    Not 3D

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

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    Thicker Than Average

    The thickness of the Samsung QE55Q8 of 90.8mm is thicker than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 15% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have thicknesses of between 2.7mm and 970mm, and the average thickness is 74mm.

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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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    Features Extended PVR

    The Samsung QE55Q8 features extended PVR, unlike 88% of TVs which do not feature extended PVR.

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    Has an ECO Mode

    The Samsung QE55Q8 has an ECO mode, unlike 95% of TVs which do not have an ECO mode.

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    Supports Timeshift

    The Samsung QE55Q8 supports timeshift. 84% of televisions do not support timeshift.

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    Features Local Dimming

    The Samsung QE55Q8 features local dimming, which is unusual. 82% of televisions do not feature local dimming.

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    Supports Parental Controls

    The Samsung QE55Q8 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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    Supports Screen Mirroring

    The Samsung QE55Q8 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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    Has a Game Mode

    The Samsung QE55Q8 has a game mode, unlike 72% of TVs which do not have a game mode.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Samsung QE55Q8 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 98% of televisions which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Supports Wi-Fi Direct

    The Samsung QE55Q8 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 79% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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    Features Voice Control

    The Samsung QE55Q8 features voice control, unlike 90% of televisions which do not feature voice control.

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    Has an Auto Volume Leveler

    The Samsung QE55Q8 has an auto volume leveler. 80% of televisions do not have an auto volume leveler.

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    Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

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

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    Brighter Than Average Display Brightness

    The Samsung QE55Q8's display brightness of 1,500 cd/m² is very bright compared to most other TVs. It is brighter than 99% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The average display brightness of all televisions is 360 cd/m², with the dimmest being 50 cd/m² and the brightest being 4,000 cd/m².

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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 99% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The lowest RMS rated power of televisions is 1W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W.

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    Supports Picture-in-Picture

    The Samsung QE55Q8 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 80% of televisions which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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    Has a Mounting Kit

    The Samsung QE55Q8 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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    Features Motion Control

    The Samsung QE55Q8 features motion control, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not feature motion control.

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    Features Digital Clean View Functionality

    The Samsung QE55Q8 features Digital Clean View functionality. 95% of televisions do not feature Digital Clean View functionality.

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    Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

    The Samsung QE55Q8 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 89% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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    Supports Bluetooth

    The Samsung QE55Q8 supports Bluetooth, unlike 86% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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    Has a Built-in Subwoofer

    The Samsung QE55Q8 has a built-in subwoofer. 92% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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    Features USB Recording

    The Samsung QE55Q8 features USB recording, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Samsung QE55Q8 has been listed on Kagoo since April 2017 and is currently ranked number 124 out of 1,213 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.

    We have analysed the Samsung QE55Q8, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This TV is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money

    Samsung QE55Q8
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

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    Value for Money of Similar TVs

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Samsung QE55Q8 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    8 out of 10 owners thought it was fairly priced
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    Age

    Samsung QE55Q8 Release Date

    September 2017

    Newer TVs Worth Considering

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    When Are Most New Samsung TVs Released?

    February to April is the most common period for new Samsung TVs to be released in.

    For the latest Samsung TV technology you may want to think about waiting until February 2019. Also the price of the current Samsung televisions may drop off just before the latest models are released in February. The biggest month in 2018 for new Samsung TV releases was April, with 80 new Samsung televisions released that month. In February 2017, 94 new Samsung TVs were released making it the biggest month that year for new Samsung TV releases. In 2016 most new Samsung televisions were released in April, with 80 new Samsung televisions released that month.

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    How Fast Do Samsung TV Prices Drop After Release?

    Samsung televisions tend to depreciate slower than most televisions.

    Most televisions drop in price by 16% in the first 6 months after release. On average Samsung TVs drop in price by 12% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £106 on a typical £890 new Samsung television if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    Samsung QE55Q8 Running Costs

    The energy efficiency rating of this Samsung television is B, and the QE55Q8 is neither cheap nor expensive compared to the other 7,400+ televisions that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the QE55Q8 will cost £190 over 5 years to run.

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    Electricity cost when switched on £186
    Electricity cost when on standby £3
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    £189
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    Europen European 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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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 20 people thought the Samsung QE55Q8 had good environmental credentials

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    Samsung QE55Q8 Specification

    Key Features
    HD Type
    Display Diagonal
    OLED / QLED Technology
    Thickness
    Display
    3D
    LED Backlighting Type
    Screen Shape
    Display Resolution
    Peak Luminance Ratio
    Motion Interpolation Frequency
    Display Brightness
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    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
    Other Features
    Sound Enhancement Technology
    Audio Output
    One-Touch Mirroring
    Frame Rate
    Weight (Without Stand)
    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
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    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
    Depth (Without Stand)
    Ports & Interfaces
    Common Interface (CI) Slot
    DVI Port
    PC in (D-Sub) Port