OLED TVs provide beautiful picture quality, but they also have some obvious drawbacks. Samsung produces a lot of OLED panels, but only in small sizes for phones, tablets, and laptops. For TVs, Samsung offers an alternative in the form of QLED models, which can offer higher brightness than OLED TVs. These are LCD TVs that use quantum dots and, in the case of the Neo QLED series, miniature LED backlighting.
In this review we look at the 55-inch version of the Samsung New QLED QN85A, which is a slightly cheaper variant than the kind we used earlier discussion QN95A. The QN85A features a 4K display with an anti-reflective filter. According to Samsung, the mini LED backlight enables up to 1,500 cd/m² brightness, so good image quality (HDR) can be obtained in plenty of ambient light. This model is also interesting for gamers, because images can be displayed in 4k resolution at a maximum of 120 frames per second. In addition, there is support for variable frame rates, with black bars at the top and bottom, you can view the image in aspect ratios of 21: 9 and 32: 9.
According to Samsung, the 60W speaker system adapts to putting things in the picture. The speakers on the TV can work with Samsung Q-Symphony Speakers. The Smart TV part runs on Samsung’s Tizen operating system so you can display the image from your phone next to the TV image.
Samsung offers its customers a streaming service: TV Plus. going on this 38 channels With free content to watch. The 55-inch version we tested is on sale at the time of writing from around 1,000 euros. In addition, there are larger sizes of 65, 75 and 85 inches. At the time of writing, they cost 1,350, 2,750 and 4,450 euros, respectively. crowd.
So the 55-inch version of the QN85A is about €375 cheaper than the QN95A with the same image size. To make this low price possible, the QN85A sacrifices quite a bit in brightness, the speaker system is less comprehensive and the TV lacks the One Connect External Box, which the QN95A has.
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