Samsung Q60T QLED

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Last year’s Samsung Q60R will be followed by the Samsung Q60T QLED in 2020 – but is this successor worthy of the entry level device in Samsung’s renowned QLED range? On this page you can find out all about the features and characteristics that the Samsung Q60T offers – and how it stands up to its predecessor, the Samsung Q60R. On tvfindr you will find – as always – all the info you need.

Fantastic, modernist design of the Samsung Q60T

The Samsung Q60T’s makes a very high quality robust impression. The screen’s frame hardly distracts from the picture itself as the edges are very thin, which looks fantastic on a wall. Compared to the Samsung Q60R,  assembly is much easier because the feet don’t have to be screwed down. Unfortunately, the Q60T is completely made of plastic, which is well made, but doesn’t look as high-quality as metal. Instead, they are pushed into the frame and click into place. In addition, cables can be hidden behind the feet, giving the TV a minimalist design.

verarbeitung Samsung Q60T QLED
Design
  • Simple mounting
  • High quality design
  • Made of plastic
  • Cable management

Great picture quality

The image quality is as good as with the predecessor. The Samsung Q60T uses a VA panel and thus has a very even and deep black, which looks great in dark rooms.Despite a good contrast ratio, HDR content is not displayed very well because the peak brightness of 500 nits is not high enough to make highlights of HDR content stand out. For normal use the brightness should be sufficient. In bright rooms, the peak brightness is not sufficient and the image quality is not as good anymore, which can also be due to the display’s moderate reflection behavior. Enthusiasts and fans of cinematic picture quality will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets, as the Q60T does not support local dimming, for example. Nevertheless, it is better than the Q60R in terms of picture quality thanks to the Dual LED feature.

Unfortunately, the VA panel also means that the TV’s viewing angle is significantly limited. In this case, it’s advisable to place the device just in front of the sofa, as the luminosity of the colors would otherwise noticeably decrease.

bildqualitaet Samsung Q60T QLED
Picture Quality
  • 10 Bit VA-Panel (8 Bit + FRC)
  • Black level
  • Contrast ratio 7000:1
  • Dual LED
  • Maximum brightness ~500 Nits
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • No local dimming
  • Poor viewing angle
  • Reflection handling
  • No Dolby Vision
 The Samsung Q80T's picture quality is satisfactory.
The Samsung Q80T's picture quality is satisfactory.

Decent motion handling

In comparison to its predecessor, the Samsung Q60T has become a bit worse in terms of motion handling. The response time is still very good, at 8ms, and the dimming frequency is also 600 Hz, which means that flickering is not noticeable to the naked eye. In gaming mode, the dimming frequency drops to 120 Hz, which is still very high and should hardly be noticeable. Motion interpolation to 60 fps works well, but Black Frame Insertion can cause a few problems – which aren’t too bad, though.

For content with a lower frame rate – for example movies shot at 24 fps by default – stuttering is almost non-existent, but the Samsung Q60T is not capable of removing judder. We think that’s a pity, as the Q60R had this feature.

motionhandling Samsung Q60T QLED
Motion Handling
  • 50/60Hz
  • Fast response time ~8ms
  • Reduction of motion blur
  • No flickering backlight
  • Can not remove judder
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Good enough for action packed gaming

Gaming is fun with the Samsung Q60T – no question about it. Gamers who own a Playstation 4 Pro or an Xbox One X will enjoy the full gaming experience with 4K HDR games. The input lag is extremely low at 10ms and there is an Auto Low Latency Mode. The performance potential is already exhausted with that, though, because the Q60T can’t make use of the possibilities of the Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X.

For example, HDMI 2.1 is missing, so 4K @ 120 fps is not possible. This is no wonder in the price range of the TV, but both Sony and Microsoft have both announced that both consoles will support this resolution.

What is surprising in this price range, however, is that the Q60T doesn’t support VRR. Its predecessor was able to do so and could therefore be the better alternative for gamers with AMD graphics cards or an Xbox One X or S.

gaming Samsung Q60T QLED
Gaming
  • Extremely low input lag ~10ms
  • Auto Low Latency Mode
  • No VRR
  • No HDMI 2.1

Average, completely sufficient sound

The sound is, simply put, nothing special. There are two speakers, each with 10 W, which are loud enough to fill the living room with sound and reproduce dialogues clearly. Only Dolby formats are supported and, as usual for Samsung, no DTS. However, thanks to the HDMI eARC connection, there is Dolby Atmos via Dolby True HD – which is a nice thing.

Especially because of the latter feature, it makes absolute sense to think about a soundbar. From small devices for smaller living rooms to fully-grown sound systems, there is everything on the market that the heart of the sound enthusiast desires. We have discussed the available options in another article about soundbars.

sound Samsung Q60T QLED
Sound
  • 2.0 channels with 20W (RMS)
  • Clear sound, but hardly any bass
  • No DTS
  • Dolby Atmos via Dolby True-HD
  • HDMI eARC

Modern smart features on the Samsung Q60T

As usual for the 2020 Samsung QLED series, the Samsung Q60T runs on Smart OS Tizen 5.5, which enables voice control with Samsung Bixby, Amazon Alexa (third device required) or Google Assistant. Apple AirPlay 2 is also supported. There is no Twin Tuner, but PVR and Time-Shift are supported.

For streaming fans there are a plethora of streaming services from which you can choose freely: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ – everything comes already pre-installed. New in the T-series of QLED TVs is support for smart home applications, for which Samsung Smart Things acts as the control center. There is also the Smart OneRemote.

Update: It has been revealed that there is a way to block annoying ads on Samsung Smart TVs: To do so, add the two URLs ads.samsung.com and samsungads.com to the Internet router’s blocking list – and the advertising should finally disappear.

smarttv Samsung Q60T QLED
Smart TV
  • Intuitive Tizen 5.5 OS
  • Voice control
  • Apple AirPlay 2
  • Supports all current streaming services
  • Samsung Smart Things
  • PVR & Time Shift

Is the Samsung Q60T better than its predecessor? We're not sure...

As an entry-level model, the Samsung Q60T is a good TV. Compared to the Samsung TU8000, the Q60T has a better picture and, above all, more contrast thanks to dual LED and Wide Color Gamut. However, we are surprised that in contrast to the Q60R, some features have been removed: e.g. there is no longer variable refresh rate. This is also missing on the Samsung RU8000. The Q60T’s picture is better for this. So you can decide freely according to your own priorities.

Affordable QLED for dark rooms and narrow viewing angles
PROS
  • Deep blacks
  • Contrast Ratio 7000:1
  • Low input lag
CONS
  • Reflection handling
  • No VRR
  • No Local Dimming

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Alternatives to the Samsung Q60T QLED

Samsung QLED Q70T
The bigger brother

The Q70T is the next more expensive TV in the 2020 QLED series and it is incredibly similar to the Q60T in many categories. The picture quality of the two QLEDs is almost identical, as they have a similarly high contrast ratio and no local dimming feature – also the viewing angle is comparably small. However, the motion handling of the Q70T is much better, because its display has a native refresh rate of 120Hz. In addition it scores considerably better in the gaming category. Besides a somewhat lower input lag, it has a variable refresh rate via FreeSync and even an HDMI 2.1 interface. This means it can also be used for the Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X to display 4K content with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

Samsung 55Q70T

Sony X800H
Completely different due to IPS panel

The Q60T can produce a great picture quality especially in dark environments due to the VA panel. Sony’s XH80 goes a completely different way with the IPS panel and is much better usable in bright rooms. Its viewing angle is considerably wider and the reflection handling is also more convincing. However, it simply can not keep up with the contrast ratio and the deep blacks of the QLED. Therefore the XH80’s blacks look more like gray in dark surroundings.

This also makes the Q60T to a better choice when displaying HDR content. Both devices are positioned quite similarly in terms of gaming. The input lag is also ~10ms and an Auto Low Latency Mode is also available. Neither HDMI 2.1 nor VRR are available in both devices.

The Q60T scores a bit better in direct comparison, but it depends more on the conditions under which you want to use the TV.

Sony 55XH8096

Samsung TU8000
The newer, more affordable version of the Q60T

The cheapest 2020 QLED, the Q60T is moving closer to the entry-level models compared to previous QLED lineups. Therefore, it is in many respects not very different to the TU8000, but in almost every category it is a little bit better than the premium UHD TV. The TU8000 does not have the Quantum Dot layer and therefore no wide color gamut. The dual LED technology has also not been integrated, which means that the Q60T’s picture quality and HDR performance are is considerably better.

Samsung 55TU8079

Data sheets Samsung Q60T QLED

Samsung 43Q60T technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal43 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)963.5 x 557.5 x 56.8 mm
Weight without stand9 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)963.5 x 629.4 x 195.2 mm
Weight with stand9.2 kg
Footprint (WxD)827.6 x 195.2 mm
VESA Norm200x200 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio7000 :1
Color space coverage79 %
REC 202059 %
Average brightness440 Nits
Maximum brightness480 Nits
BacklightingEdge Lit
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 8 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)49 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)96 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
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Samsung 50Q60T technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal50 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1116.4 x 642.9 x 57.1 mm
Weight without stand12,9 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1116.4 x 720.5 x 243.3 mm
Weight with stand13.1 kg
Footprint (WxD)995.6 x 243.3 mm
VESA Norm200x200 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio7000 :1
Color space coverage79 %
REC 202059 %
Average brightness440 Nits
Maximum brightness480 Nits
BacklightingEdge Lit
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 8 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)85 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)130 kWh
Energy efficiency classA
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
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Samsung 55Q60T technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal55 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1230.1 x 705.9 x 57.4 mm
Weight without stand16.2 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1230.1 x 783.7 x 243.3 mm
Weight with stand16.4 kg
Footprint (WxD)1015.3 x 243.3 mm
VESA Norm200x200 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio7000 :1
Color space coverage79 %
REC 202059 %
Average brightness440 Nits
Maximum brightness480 Nits
BacklightingEdge Lit
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 8 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)85 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)135 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 58Q60T technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal58 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1290.6 x 748 x 57.5 mm
Weight without stand18.4 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1290.6 x 826.4 x 243.3 mm
Weight with stand18.6 kg
Footprint (WxD)1070.5 x 264.3 mm
VESA Norm400x400 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio7000 :1
Color space coverage79 %
REC 202059 %
Average brightness440 Nits
Maximum brightness480 Nits
BacklightingEdge Lit
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 8 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)93 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)129 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 65Q60T technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal65 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1449.6 x 829.3 x 57.6 mm
Weight without stand22.3 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1449.6 x 907.7 x 289.1 mm
Weight with stand22.6 kg
Footprint (WxD)1131.3 x 289.1 mm
VESA Norm400x300 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio7000 :1
Color space coverage79 %
REC 202059 %
Average brightness440 Nits
Maximum brightness480 Nits
BacklightingEdge Lit
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 8 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)116 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)160 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 75Q60T technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal75 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1675.4 x 969.6 x 60.4 mm
Weight without stand36 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1675.4 x 10494 x 3524 mm
Weight with stand36.3 kg
Footprint (WxD)1302.3 x 352.3 mm
VESA Norm400x400 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio7000 :1
Color space coverage79 %
REC 202059 %
Average brightness440 Nits
Maximum brightness480 Nits
BacklightingEdge Lit
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 8 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)151 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)210 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 85Q60T technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal85 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1896.3 x 1082.5 x 59.9 mm
Weight without stand47.5 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1896.3 x 1186.4 x 392.1 mm
Weight with stand48.7 kg
Footprint (WxD)1721.6 x 392.1 mm
VESA Norm600x400 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio7000 :1
Color space coverage79 %
REC 202059 %
Average brightness440 Nits
Maximum brightness480 Nits
BacklightingEdge Lit
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 8 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)198 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)275 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
All information without guarantee.

Frequently asked questions about Samsung Q60T QLED

The Samsung QN55Q60TAFXZA has 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs but no HDMI 2.1 input, an HDMI eARC, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a digital optical TOSLINK output and just a Single Tuner.
The Samsung Q60T QLED is dimensioned without stand as follows (WxHxD):
  • 43 Inch: 963.5 x 557.5 x 56.8 mm
  • 50 Inch: 1116.4 x 642.9 x 57.1 mm
  • 55 Inch: 1230.1 x 705.9 x 57.4 mm
  • 58 Inch: 1290.6 x 748 x 57.5 mm
  • 65 Inch: 1449.6 x 829.3 x 57.6 mm
  • 75 Inch: 1675.4 x 969.6 x 60.4 mm
  • 85 Inch: 1896.3 x 1082.5 x 59.9 mm
The Samsung Q60T QLED is compatible with the following wall mounts:
  • 43 Inch: 200x200 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 50 Inch: 200x200 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 55 Inch: 200x200 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 58 Inch: 400x400 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 65 Inch: 400x300 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 75 Inch: 400x400 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 85 Inch: 600x400 mm
    Flat Pivotable
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