Samsung QN55Q6F Front

As time passes, companies are manufacturing high end televisions at relatively lower prices. Every new model that comes out is equipped with newer and better features. Hence, we can say that the past few years have been great for TVs.

The Samsung QN55Q6F does not quite have all the features found on high end TV’s, but makes itself a decent mid-range model that will be great for most people.

With its extremely low response time and great color gamut, it is capable of doing what a lot of other TV models don’t. The great range of colors, contrast ratio and the 120 Hz refresh help offer a truly immersive experience. There are a number of other attractive features that this model comes with. Let’s have a look at them.


Image Quality

Samsung Q65 offers an amazing picture quality that you have to see to believe. We can thank Samsung for making its QLED technology capable of creating some of the best displays on the TV market.

Due to its wide color gamut, contrast ration, fairly decent local dimming features and great upscaling, it can be regarded as one of the best televisions out there as far as only picture quality is concerned. However, one minor fault is the lack of viewing angles.

The contrast ration that this model offers at ~4700:1 is just a little lower than that of Q75. Either way you can expect to get a clear and distinct picture that works great for both bright and dark rooms. Also, the upscaling is handled quite finely on this model. Content keeps itself together and there is no issue that can be noticed by the naked eye. However, another minor problem is that of bad photo capturing.

Most of the times when a TV comes with local dimming features it tends to be bad due to blooming. This effect is minimized on this model and though its local dimming feature is not excellent, it’s better than many TV’s out there. Furthermore, most of Samsung televisions don’t have good viewing angles. They are narrower than most and with a ~30° the Q6F is also included in the list.

Just like most of the versions of QLED Samsung TVs, Q65 also offers excellent color gamut. The well saturation of the colors helps offer you a truly realistic picture.

In order to get the best picture experience possible, it is recommended that you turn on the ‘movie’ preset. Additionally, another feature that deserves a mention in this review is the motion handling of this model. It is one of the standout features of Q65.

All the 24p sources can have judder fully removed, motion interpolation is fully supported and the response time is very low. This helps to achieve a smooth picture regardless of the source the

incoming content. It can be said that this model is offering the peak performance of almost any other smart TV is offering in the market.

Design

The Samsung Q65F includes most of the most distinctive features of the Q series. Among these features is the 360-degree design. Thanks to this feature, the TV looks good from every possible angle. The television itself has a very attractive and sleek design.

Most of the manufacturers pay less attention to the rear panel of TVs. This is because of the fact that most of the users mount the TV on walls, hence the rear panels aren’t visible. For this model however, Samsung did a great job at designing the rear panel. The textured black plastic surface with ribbon-like striations running horizontally across it gives the rear end an attractive look.

The entire set measures 48.3 x 8.3 x 29.4 in and weighs 39.5 lbs. The edges of the panel are wrapped in a metal frame; however, the metal frame does not overlap the actual glass panel. The silver color of the model’s case makes compatible with any interior color. Also, the stand looks stable, the legs are arranged at a specific angle to the screen in a vertical projection, and they are cylindrical.

Gaming Performance / Smart TV

The model offers low input lag for video games, the support resolutions are great and a fairly broad input diversity. All of this is handled nicely due to the slick smart features of this model that allow for quick switching through inputs.

Also, there are a few options available such as ’game’ mode setting, which allow you to lower input lag if need.

The model also features the Smart Hub menu, voice commands, a small library of other available apps and VOD application. Furthermore, Q65 also offers a full web browser.

View / Ports

Samsung QN55Q6F Rear

Ports on the Samsung QN55Q6F include:

  • 4x HDMI inputs w/ HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2
  • 3x USB ports (2x version 2.0, 1x version 3.0 w/ fast-charge)
  • Ethernet (LAN) port
  • Remote (RS-232) port
  • Optical digital audio output
  • RF (antenna) input

Conclusion

Even though this model does not offer the best image quality like the top tier models, but it was never meant to.

It will offer you decent 4K HDR viewing and even though that too might not be of the best quality, it is a good deal for the money you’ll be paying.

For the price, I think it’s a really good choice. It’s hard to find a native 120 Hz panel for this price.

Specifications (Overview)

Panel Type, Refresh Rate“QLED” IPS, 120 Hz (Max @1080p), 60Hz @ 4K
ProcessorQ Processor
Aspect Ratio16:9
Color Depth (Number of Colors)Quantum Dot, 1.07 Billion
HDR SupportYes
Resolution
4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160)
Active Sync
Contrast RatioInfinite Dynamic
Display Surface Treatment Anti-glare matte
LED Backlight
Edge-Lit LED
Viewing Angle
178° (H) / 178° (V)
Speaker
Stereo Speakers 2x 20 watt (with woofers)
Product Dimensions (WxHxD) 48.3″ x 28″ x 2.2″
Product Dimensions w/ Stand (WxHxD) 48.3″ x 29.4″ x 8.3″
Limited Warranty
1 Year Parts & Labor

Pros 👍 

  • Premium TV at mid-range price.
  • Beautiful Quantum Dot 4K display.
  • Nice slim design for wall mount.

Cons 👎

  • No local dimming.
  • Love / Hate Smart TV OS.
  • Samsung adware – see reviews.

Samsung QN55Q6F – Final Ranking

Display Quality
Build Quality
Input Lag
Overall Value

Summary

Samsung is the leader when it comes to making great displays at a great price, and they’ve done a great job of that with the Q6F line. That being said, they may be lagging behind a bit with their Tizen SmartTV OS, which many users hate. This won’t be an issue if you plan on using the TV with a gaming console, or Apple TV, but it’s something every buyer should be aware of.

4.4