Samsung Flat 65″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series

Last updated: July 1, 2019

Samsung Flat 65″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series

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We looked at the top Samsung TVs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Samsung TV you should buy.

Overall Take

A backlight engine makes the Samsung 65-inch QLED more impressive than competitors, helping it deliver HDR-quality video. The screen refreshes 240 times per second for a seamless viewing experience that brings video to life. If you're a gamer, automatic game mode will make this option worth considering.

In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Samsung Flat 65" QLED 4K UHD 6 Series placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The eye will savor the 2018 Q6. Welcome to the prestigious QLED lineup that tantalizes your vision with 1 billion+ shades of Q Color while Ambient Mode alters the screen into a spectacular visual display.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

11 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

2,858 user reviews

What experts liked

The Q6FN upgrades from HDR compatibility to HDR10 and HDR10+ support, from 60 FPS to full 4K gaming support, and from an incomplete color range to 100% DCI-P3 color volume. It hits UHD resolution and supports SD-to-UHD upscaling.
- Tech Radar
March 10, 2018 | Full review
A lot of this comes down to brightness, where the Samsung Q6F excelled with a blazing 1,422 nits.
- Tom's Guide
May 22, 2018 | Full review
The TV does a very good job reducing motion blur, and has very good sound.
- Consumer Reports
Gamers will be pleased by the excellent low input lag and support for variable refresh rates, and the TV can also interpolate low frame rate content with low input lag for a smooth gaming experience.
Very good contrast ratios and black levels.
- 4K
September 12, 2018 | Full review
The native contrast ratio of Samsung Q6FN is excellent, more than 6000:1.
- 4k LED TV Reviews
July 14, 2018 | Full review
The Samsung QN65Q6F 4K 65-inch LED backlit TV includes Samsung’s advanced Q Color & Contrast will give you deeper blacks and colors using quantum dot technology. The 240 Motion Rate anti-blur technology combines a native 120Hz Panel along with backlight control to provide blur free, clear motion, great for sports and fast moving action.
- Smart Review
February 25, 2019 | Full review
A new feature of this 2018 TV is the Bixby implementation which makes the interaction with the TV so much easier. And we are talking about voice interaction, for example you can ask Bixby to search for content, flip channels or even ask for the current weather and much more.
- Personal Reviews
April 27, 2018 | Full review
Very helpful smart capabilities simplify operation. Includes Ambient Mode so you can personalize the screen when you are not watching TV.
- BestReviews

What experts didn't like

We noticed that QLEDs tended to have problems with color contrast and deep blacks when watching them at odd angles. Samsung solved this problem by adding anti-reflective screens to every 2018 TV ... except the Q6FN. A
- Tech Radar
March 10, 2018 | Full review
The Q6F isn't flawless, however. Viewing angles are a bit disappointing, with noticeable color shifting setting in when viewed even 45 degrees off axis. Backlighting also isn't quite uniform, with minor shadows in the corners of the screen.
- Tom's Guide
May 22, 2018 | Full review
HDR performance has limited effectiveness
- Consumer Reports
Unfortunately, the image loses accuracy when viewed at an angle.
TV’s local dimming technology is really poor, with only limited dimming zones and because of this, it suffers from noticeable bleed-through and halo effects during sequences in which brightly lit content is contrasting with dark backgrounds.
- 4K
September 12, 2018 | Full review
But unfortunately, comes with local dimming technology, its local dimming is not effective to boost its native contrast ratio.
- 4k LED TV Reviews
July 14, 2018 | Full review
You may need to run firmware upgrades to make the most of the smart options.
- BestReviews


Samsung is a well-respected name in electronics, especially where TVs are concerned. But the race to be the latest and greatest often forces electronics manufacturers to constantly innovate. For Samsung, that means keeping up with a fierce competitor in the video space: Dolby Vision.

While competitors use Dolby Vision to bring high-definition video to various electronics, Samsung prefers to stick with its own proprietary technology. Dolby enthusiasts often gravitate toward other manufacturers for that reason, but Samsung’s newer TVs pack a pretty strong punch on their own. The company constantly works to keep up with changing technology, including the high-definition video found in today’s streaming apps, video games and Blu-ray devices.

One issue to consider when looking for a TV is refresh rate. Today’s TVs offer either a 120Hz or 240Hz rate, with the latter being better. However, there are other factors influencing picture quality, so it’s important to get the full picture before buying. Samsung TVs also build in something called local dimming to ensure those darker scenes have pure black without the issues seen in other TVs.

LED TVs, generally speaking, are better in a situation where viewers will be seated directly in front since straight-on viewing offers the purest picture. Samsung TVs have this issue, with limited viewing when you’re situated off to the side. Samsung has attempted to remedy this issue by building antireflective screens into some of its newer LED models, so check for that feature as you’re shopping.

In the end, though, price is often the biggest differentiator between Samsung models. Generally speaking, you’ll pay more for the much larger screen size of a 65-inch LED TV, but the extra price is worth it if you enjoy grabbing a bowl of popcorn and settling in for movie night. If you’re just looking for a screen for a bedroom or kitchen, the small, much more affordable 40-inch screen may be a better option.

Buying Advice

  • The latest Samsung TVs all feature the high-definition video that today’s consumers expect. However, picture quality can vary slightly from one set to another.
  • Even with the best picture, some TVs struggle with highs and lows, offering disappointing results during extremely dark or bright scenes. Samsung’s TVs build in a feature called local dimming, which pulls it ahead of other TVs when it comes to displaying darker colors. The Samsung Flat 65″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series TV provides some of the most impressive details during these extreme scenes, especially when used with an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. The Samsung Flat 75″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series TV uses quantum dot color technology to make colors jump off the screen.
  • A television’s brightness is measured in something called “nits.” The Samsung Flat 65″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series brings 1,422 nits, while the Samsung Flat 40″ 4K UHD 7 Series has only 450 nits with the model that has the dark gray stand. If you choose the Samsung Flat 40″ 4K UHD 7 Series TV with the charcoal black stand, you only get 430 nits of brightness.
  • You’ll often see the term “refresh rate” related to picture quality in TVs. Refresh rate simply refers to the speed at which an image refreshes. Previous TVs refreshed at a rate of 60 times per second, making them 60Hz. Modern TVs refresh at least double that rate, at 120Hz, or 120 times per second, or 240Hz, or 240 times per second. The Samsung Flat 75″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series, Samsung Flat 65″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series and Samsung Flat 55″ 4K UHD 8 Series TVs all have refresh rates of 240Hz, giving you seamless, high-quality video in every scene. The Samsung Flat 40″ 4K UHD 7 Series TV offers a still-impressive 120Hz refresh rate.
  • One weakness you’ll find in Samsung TVs is the lack of Dolby Vision support, a feature often praised in competitor TVs. Samsung prefers to build in its own technology, which tends to lag behind Dolby’s advancements.
  • Your TV will become an important part of your room’s décor, so it may be worth considering how it looks. Samsung has moved away from its previous chunkier form factor and now has a sleek, slim look. The Samsung Flat 75″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series, Samsung Flat 65″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series and Samsung Flat 40″ 4K UHD 7 Series all feature a similar look, with a thin black bezel and small legs. The Samsung Flat 55″ 4K UHD 8 Series also features a thin black bezel, but you get a horizontal bar for a stand rather than the small legs.
  • If you’re a gamer, pay particular attention to the Samsung Flat 55″ 4K UHD 8 Series, which has an automatic game mode to ensure your video doesn’t lag while you’re playing. Samsung Flat 75″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series is also popular with gamers, with built-in support for 4K gaming.
  • One ongoing issue with Samsung TVs is the trouble it has maintaining quality from every angle. This makes Samsung’s LED TVs more ideal for narrow rooms, where most viewers will be watching head-on.
  • With most Samsung TVs, you’ll need to invest in a sound bar to compensate for audio weaknesses. The Samsung Flat 65″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series has decent sound, but true audiophiles may still feel the need to invest in speakers.
  • Price can be among one of the biggest deciders with any TV purchase. The Samsung Flat 75″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series and Samsung Flat 65″ QLED 4K UHD 6 Series TVs both exceed $1,000. But you can find both the Samsung Flat 55″ 4K UHD 8 Series and Samsung Flat 40″ 4K UHD 7 Series for well below $1,000. While all four TVs bring great quality for watching movies and gaming, you’ll find price goes up in correlation to the size of the screens you’re buying.