Samsung Q8FN (Q8/Q8F) 2018 TV Review –

Hands-on review of the Samsung Q8FN HDR TV.

The Q8FN is a 2018 QLED TV with great picture quality. In this review, we compare it to 4 other popular models.
Full review:

The Samsung Q8FN is a great 4k TV. It has excellent reflection handling and can get bright to counteract glare in a bright room. It performs well for any usage, but unfortunately the image degrades when viewed at an angle.

Model tested: 55” (QN55Q8FN)
Should also be valid for the 65” (QN65Q8FN), 75” (QN75Q8FN) and 82” (QN82Q8FN).
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Design (00:49)
Inputs (00:59)
Controls (01:28)
Thermal (1:39)
Picture Quality (01:50)
Contrast (02:07)
Local Dimming (02:28)
Viewing Angle (03:05)
Reflections (03:27)
Peak Brightness (03:52)
Gray Uniformity (04:14)
Color Volume & Gamut (04:42)
Response Time (05:16)
Image Flicker (05:45)
Input Lag (06:07)
Smart Features & Remote (06:33)
Sound (06:59)
TVs Comparison (07:17)
Conclusion (09:05)


Pete Betancourt says:

Any update on picture setting for Q8FN coming soon?

Ethan Nash says:

I’m a little upset, because I’ve been obsessed with getting an OLED screen TV when I first heard LG making em, but I’m quite young so i dont have the biggest income to be spending $3k or more on. I settled on getting a 4k TV in 2016, and a newer 2nd 4k tv but with HDR. More time has passed and i earn a pretty penny at 19 but it’s still not great for such a high end TV cost. I didnt want to settle with an old OLED that I can afford but LG doesnt sell their own products on their website; just links to retailers that carry them in stock. Samsung however, felt like were a worthy competitor with their Qled TVs. I get a discount thru samsung from my work, there was the Q8fn on sale, and they let you finance their products thru the site. I went ahead and ordered it and I’m super excited being it’s just behind their last Q9qled, but seeing the lg still be best with blacks and viewing angle, etc. I’m just a bit sad I still haven’t gotten an OLED.

Dan Lyons says:

I purchased the 65 inch Q8FN about 2 months ago. Loved it, and never thought of buying the Geek warranty extension from BB because my Samsung TV’s never had issues. However, 1 month in and the Main board died. Samsung sent the tech’s out right away (local dish network ppl). They confirmed it was a dead main board. The tech told me the customer after me had a 75″ with the same issue (TV going off and on, black picture with a few seconds of sound). I checked the Samsung forum and it seems many people are experiencing the same issues with the QLed’s. Amazing picture when tweaked, though a little over-saturated, but, as bad as Geek Squad is, I am now regretting I didn’t get the extended warranty…

JB3 says:

I recently bought the 55″ Q8FN from Amazon. It’s outstanding. My only gripe..and it’s a small one, is the grey uniformity. It’s a bit cloudy and you can see some banding when the entire screen grey or white, but other than that, it’s the best picture I’ve ever seen.

Khaja Shareef says:

Best one

David Švehla says:

if I hook up LG OLEDB8 (via HDMI ARC) to AVR without Dolby Atmos support and play on TV Dolby Atmos content what will AVR recieved? Will TV “downsample” the audio to DTS (DTS MA) or will it send PCM (or nothing)? Thanks

woopit 01 says:

Bunch of bs numbers made up. And the numbers of local dimming dont mach

Watch “100% Proof The Q8FN is OVER 1900 Nits In Movie Mode!| Ep.455” on YouTube

David Coleman says:

I bought the 75″ Q8FN a few weeks ago, and am seriously considering returning it. I’m going to talk to the Samsung rep at BestBuy about it tomorrow, in hopes there is a solution for this, because it IS an amazing TV, but I’m frustrated with the pulsing that I get during dark scenes when watching movies on Netflix. Isn’t anyone else seeing this?? You can see the issue I’m refering to, but on the Q9FN with this youtube video, here: @

Ed. B. says:

FreeSync? OMFG Samsung FTW!

2002SLPSS1991 says:

Another worthless review!!! Keep the crap coming year after year

@G_Adal says:

Which tv is the best for watching HDR Blu-ray disc ? I’m talking about the nits

Ibrahim Hamdi says:

8k tvs are coming in the end of this year so don’t buy an expensive 4k tv..

McKenna Summers says:

Rtings has been caught lying @3:54! Quantum Apotheosis just proved the q8fn hits 1900 nits in real time using calman You guys have really been exposed is a big way. Explain yourselves? How are you getting such low numbers?

Marco Yañez says:

In the 55″ Q8FN Somebody know the size of stand (Width)?

4K HDR TV says:


partlycloudy 1942 says:

Lol right…. Vizio is garbage what are u talking about those are budget tvs. N oled that has burn in

MaZEEZaM says:

Visio not available in Australia 🙁

R/T DRE says:

It’s a video trending rite now bout this TV and what u guys said about this peak brightness think u guys need to change your software or redo your test cuz your review is off by a long shot

Steven Lishman says:

Dude, did you get your presentation skills by watching Captain Scarlet?

Joseph Ventura says:

Question about 2018 75” Q8F. I have a 60” wide entertainment center, and the width of the tv from the website is 66.1 inches. I want to know if this tv will fit because the stands on the tv are a little bit off of the corners, but is it far enough from the corners that I can fit this on my 60 inch wide entertainment center. Basically I would need a spare 4 inches or so on each side from the stands to the end. Can someone please tell me if I have room? Again this is the 75” model. Thank you.

Ming Qing Lye says:

hi daniel, my name is Connor. the android sent from cyberlife. 🙂 I like you guys review

Pink Panta says:

love your review on the q8fn, that is one of the tv’s i was looking to purchase….i am coming from my 65″ Panasonic plasma.. and my living room is very well it, so i need television with size “75 nd that can get bright in the daytime; and eye poping at nights when i watch amc the walking dead…my only concern is the sports viewing, how is it in watching nfl or nba basketball?

Good Lookin' says:

This guy is an OLED fan boy….Don’t expect any good review from this guy unless it’s from an OLED TV. From here on….I will not watch any more of his bad videos. Tip: Do something different. EVERY and I mean EVERY video is laid out the same. So boring. Did he get fired from Sesame Street? Your buddy Basil misses you.

muchappreciated says:

Great info. I have this panel. It’s really good, esp for gaming. PS if I may offer a suggestion, your voice seems kind of strained and weird, like you’re Overdramatizing. Every. Word.

L-dubwesson says:

why is there such a huge difference in price between the LG C8 65in compared to the 77in?
I understand the size difference of 12inches but 170% increase in price from 3,000usd to 8000usd?

Hector Gonzalez says:

Sony A9F and ZF9 reviews please 🙂

Romeo Zero says:

Привет Rtings! Can you make a review and test of TCL X2US TV in the future?

Joey Pantelis says:

make a video review for LG SK9500 please

halalxan says:

can anyone recommend the best 55 inch tv for around £600-700

Deuxiit says:

The throath squeezing voice is hilarious trougjt the whole video 😀

McKenna Summers says:

Quantum also proved the q8fn sustains 1000 nits on the 25% window.
Why are the guys at rtings lying about what the q8fn can do? Not that you’ll miss it..but I’m unsubscribing. I don’t like being lied to. You guys clearly have it out for qled. Don’t trust these biased oled freaks. Not consumer friendly at all.

G S says:

What about screen burning in on OLED !?

Crazylooperz Producer says:

review Q8CN please

Juan Francisco Valdivieso says:

Is there a reason when there little info surrounded by all black like a movie’s intro Credits or say someone in the middle of screen with bright candle in a dark scene everything dims automatically? It’s annoying. I notice it a lot in ending credits as well. When there a few credit names the whites are quite dark becoming grey, but when there’s a lot of credit names all whites brighten up to normal level. I have pretty much every eco settings off. Ambient lighting off. Motion Lighting off. Local dimming set to Standard. Samsung Q8 4k UHD 2018 model.

Utah News Now says:

Can you please try to act more natural in these reviews?

J Phillips says:

The old text reviews were a million times better, IMO.

Robert Arutunian says:

Does anyone know the width of the stand legs? Just want to know so I can know if my tv table is wide enough.
Thanks guys!

Luk1887 says:

this guy is weird af xD

Spawn223311 says:

Vizio stepping up their game. P series quantum has 192 local dimming zones

Awais Abrar says:

Is this a review OR comparison need to be very precise do not misleading to viewers at all

Pavel Pushkaryov says:

Son, I’m only going to tell you this one time – If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs. (C) Coming to America

George Sebolt says:

I own this TV (Q8FN) in 75 inch model and use it for gaming and watching movies. Great TV and am very happy with it!

Yusuf says:

I’ve a question. 120hz nu8000, or Qled tv series has internat dvb- s receiver. Is this dvbs receiver working on 120hz or 50hz motion rate is disabled?

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