Samsung Q95T 4K QLED TV review: A feature-packed alternative to 8K


Samsung’s main focus may be on 8K tellies these days, but given the current lack of content at that resolution, many are just more interested in a 4K alternative. The Q95T represents the top of the company’s QLED 4K line-up, while boasting many of the features found on the higher-end 8K models.

These features include a direct full-array backlight with local dimming, the latest AI-enhanced upscaling, an anti-reflection screen, Object Tracking Sound (OTS), gaming features, a One Connect box to keep cables out of sight, and the full Tizen OS with a comprehensive choice of streaming services. 

Design, connections and control

  • One Connect Box
  • Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; AirPlay 2
  • Single fibre optic cable that includes power
  • 4x HDMI inputs with eARC; 3x USB; Ethernet

The Samsung Q95T sports the company’s ‘boundless’ design, with a 2mm wide frame around the top and side edges of the chassis, and a slightly wider frame along the bottom. It’s impressively sleek, although not quite as cool as the 8K ‘infinity’ screen, where the image goes out to the edge.

Overall the QT95 is a stunning piece of industrial design, with a brushed metal outer edge, a textured rear panel, and an anti-reflection filter on the front. The build quality is excellent, and the whole set measures only 35mm deep, despite containing a direct full array LED backlight and six speakers.

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The solid stand mirrors the panel’s sleek styling, and is angled forward to create the illusion the image is elegantly floating in space. The stand is finished in carbon silver, measures 300 x 280mm, and there’s 110mm of clearance if you’re planning to use a soundbar. 

If you’d rather wall-mount the Q95T, there’s the optional ‘No-Gap’ bracket, while the included One Connect box allows the screen to be connected by a single thin cable, making installation mess-free. The TV comes with a nearly-invisible 10m cable, but an optional 15m version is also available.

The One Connect box houses four HDMI inputs, one of which (HDMI 3) supports eARC (which you can read more about here). One of HDMI inputs is capable of handling 4K/120Hz, VRR (variable refresh rate) and ALLM (auto low-latency mode), making this TV a great choice for gamers – unless you’re planning on buying both competing next-gen consoles.

There are also two USB 2.0 inputs, twin tuners for terrestrial and satellite broadcasts, a CI slot, an optical digital output, an ex link 3.5mm jack, and an Ethernet port. In terms of wireless connections, there’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and support for Apple AirPlay 2.

The are two remotes: a basic black version and a sleek metal zapper with an ergonomic shape that makes it comfortable to hold and easy to use with one hand. There’s a microphone for voice control, and direct access buttons for Netflix, Amazon and Rakuten TV.

Features: AI-enhanced imaging and next-gen support

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) support: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
  • Processing engine: Quantum 4K Processor with AI
  • 100% of DCI-P3 and 1700nits of peak brightness
  • Anti-reflection screen and Ultra Viewing Angle

The Samsung Q95T boasts the 2020 iteration of the company’s Quantum Processor 4K. This uses AI-enhanced machine learning to deliver superior upscaling and image processing, as well as an Adaptive Picture mode to adjust the image on-the-fly – although the latter mode is best avoided in our opinion.

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The Quantum Processor also analyses the audio signal and the TV’s location in the room to optimise the sonic performance. There’s Adaptive Sound+ (which Samsung describes as a real-time scene-by-scene analysis to identify sound type), along with Active Voice Amplifier for clearer dialogue, and Adaptive Volume that adjusts the volume based on content.

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