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Samsung QN65Q8C

Samsung QN65Q8C
39 Reviews
A Less Popular Choice
2 Years Old
Running Costs
£160 Over 5 Years
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Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and fully featured 4K 65" TV, with one of the largest display diagonals available and low running costs. It features voice control and High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), has a game mode and supports Wi-Fi. Customers report that it has outstanding picture quality and colour saturation, and it's really good-looking.
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Samsung QN65Q8C number 7 in Netflix recommended TVs, number 8 across all TVs and number 9 in 60+ inch TVs.


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Why Has it Scored 81?

our review analysis indicates that it has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 39 reviews.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Samsung TV has running costs of £160 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ TVs that we have calculated running costs for.
The QN65Q8C has some great features:
Large display diagonal
Beautifully closing the gap
Burn-In* free for life, guaranteed
Know what's connected
Turn your phone into a remote
OneRemote replaces the many
Smarter than ever
Curved boundless 360o design with metal back

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching films. It is also excellent for watching sport as well being good for playing games.

Average Review Score

4.5 stars (0 reviews)
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How Good Are Samsung TVs?


Key Reasons For and Against

Large display diagonal
Features OLED / QLED technology
Has a game mode
Features voice control
Supports Wi-Fi
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Supports Bluetooth
Fast high frequency rate
Has an ethernet port
Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
High RMS rated power
Energy Star certified
Not 3D
Large Display Diagonal
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TVs have display diagonals of between 7" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The Samsung QN65Q8C's display diagonal of 65" is larger than 93% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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The Samsung QN65Q8C has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a full hd TV, which is the most common resolution. 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 QN65Q8C features OLED / QLED technology, which is unusual. 97% of TVs do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the QN65Q8C is not 3D. 80% of TVs are not 3D.

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TVs have thicknesses of between 2.7mm and 970mm, and the average thickness is 77mm. The thickness of the Samsung QN65Q8C of 107mm is thicker than 92% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Game Mode
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The QN65Q8C has a game mode, unlike 66% of TVs which do not have a game mode.

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Features Voice Control
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The QN65Q8C features voice control, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The QN65Q8C supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
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The QN65Q8C features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 81% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Bluetooth
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The Samsung QN65Q8C supports Bluetooth. 79% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Fast High Frequency Rate

The QN65Q8C's high frequency rate of 240Hz is faster than 82% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Televisions have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 4,300Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 230Hz.

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Has an Ethernet Port
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The QN65Q8C has an ethernet port, as do 65% of TVs.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The QN65Q8C features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the QN65Q8C of 60W is in the highest 3% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 520W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Energy Star Certified

The QN65Q8C is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 84% of TVs are not Energy Star certified.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

The chart below compares the value for money of the Samsung QN65Q8C (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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Samsung QN65Q8C Release Date

February 2017

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When Are Most New Samsung TVs Released?

The most common period for new Samsung TVs to be released in is between March and April.

The biggest month last year for new Samsung TV releases was April, with 65 new Samsung televisions released that month. March was the biggest month in 2017 for new Samsung televisions, with 73 new Samsung televisions released that month. 61 new Samsung TVs were released in July 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Samsung television releases.


How Fast Do Samsung TV Prices Drop After Release?

Most televisions drop in price by 6% in the first 6 months after release, however Samsung TVs tend to depreciate slower.

On average, in the first 6 months after release, Samsung TVs drop in price by 5%. On a typical new Samsung TV costing $1,034, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $48.

Running Costs

Samsung QN65Q8C Running Costs

The average running cost of the QN65Q8C is £160 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ TVs that we checked.

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Electricity cost when switched on $128
Electricity cost when on standby $2
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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How Can I Save Money on My Energy Costs?

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Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Samsung QN65Q8C. However we have checked the rating of all Samsung TVs and the average score is 91.7%.

Samsung QN65Q8C Specification

Key Features
HD Type
Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Clear Motion Rate (CMR)
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
RMS Rated Power
Built-in Speaker
Audio System
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoding Technology
Smart TV
Internet TV
Network Streaming Services
Smart TV
Other Features
Display Type
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Power Requirements
Processor Cores
Built-in Processor
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Boundless 360° Design
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Consumption (Standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Energy Star Certified
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Game Mode
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
ConnectShare (USB)
Auto Depth Enhancer
Quantum Dot Color Technology
Peak Illuminator
Ethernet Port
Management Features
Voice Control
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Depth (With Stand)
Height (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
RS-232C Port
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Dolby Technologies
Packaging Data
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Package Type

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