Samsung Q800T Design is a marvel to behold, the sliminess and everything about this monster in the tech industry – The Samsung Q800T may be the cheapest 8K TV that Samsung is putting out this year, and therefore not the most highly specified, but its price point may be the best argument for getting an 8K television into your home.
While Samsung is not alone in its conviction that 8K TVs are already worth buying, it’s certainly more aggressive than any other brand about turning that conviction into commercially-available products. We’ve already seen it combining 8K resolution with a cutting edge ‘bezel-free’ Infinity design with the Q950TS series.
Now, with the Q800T, Samsung is trying to make 8K more attractive financially, by selling it at the same £3,799 launch price as last year’s flagship Q90R 4K TV.
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Price and availability
The Q800T is Samsung’s cheapest 8K QLED model this year. It starts at $3,199 / £3,799 / AU$4,999 for the 65-inch model (reviewed here). There’s also a 75-inch model for $4,499 / £5,299 / AU$6,499, and an 82-inch model for $5,999 / £64,999 / AU$8,499.
Samsung Q800T Design
Samsung Q800T specs
Screen sizes available: 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD | 4K: Yes | HDR: Yes (HDR10, HDR10+, HLG) | Panel Technology: Quantum Dot LED (QLED) | Smart TV: Eden | Curved: No | Dimensions: 1447.9(w) x 830.9(h) x 25.2(d)mm | 3D: No | Inputs: Four HDMIs, three USBs, RF tuner, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optical digital audio output, bluetooth headphone support
The Q800T isn’t as eye-poppingly attractive as Samsung’s ‘bezel-free’ Infinity screen flagship models. It also carries all of its connections on the main TV body, rather than shipping with one of Samsung’s external One Connect boxes. Naturally this makes cable management more of an issue.
Just because it’s not as attractive as the Q950TS, though, doesn’t mean the Q800T isn’t still easy on the eye. Its frame is trim, its flat rear gives it a crisp, monolithic feel, and its centrally mounted stand is robust and attractively finished. The stand is practical, too, since it lets you put the TV on a narrower piece of furniture than you can with separate feet instead.
While its monolithic flat front/flat back design looks cool, the TV is quite a bit deeper round the back than many of today’s TVs. This is to be expected, though, from a TV that sports a direct LED lighting engine, where the LEDs sit behind the screen rather than around its edges.
As usual with premium Samsung TVs, the Q800T ships with two remotes. One is a fairly straightforward button-filled affair. The other is a small, sleek, metallic alternative with a vastly stripped down button count and a mic button for accessing the TV’s voice recognition features.