Samsung QE49Q70R Review


Overall score: 80/100

Tested November 2019

This 4K TV has many of the same hallmarks as its predecessor, the Samsung QE559Q80R, but comes at a slightly more affordable price tag.

It comes with two remote controls – a traditional remote and a smart remote, which has buttons for Netflix and Amazon Prime. There’s also voice control built into the smart remote, so you can access settings and switch between inputs simply by using your voice. Alternatively, if you have an Alexa or Google Assistant device already, you can link them up to the television.

      £749.99

      Available from: johnlewis.com and amazon.co.uk

      GHI Expert Verdict

      This television is great value for money and comes with lots of great features. Although it doesn’t offer the same level of brightness as its more expensive predecessor, it upscales shows and films to 4K, so that they looked clear, bright and sharp. The design has two sets of feet, which take up more space on your TV stand than a one piece. So, it’s worth checking that can accommodate this. And it doesn’t have a Samsung “One Connect” box, so it’s less easily connected up to set-top boxes, games consoles, and other devices.

      Key Specifications

      • Screen size: 49 inch
      • Screen type: OLED
      • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels
      • Digital tuner: Freeview and Freesat
      • HDMI ports: 4

        Ratings

        • Ease of use: 4/5
        • Design: 4.5/5
        • Instructions: 3.5/5
        • Performance: 4/5

          We Liked

          • Ambient mode lets you show digital artwork or your own photos on the screen when it’s not in use.
          • It comes with two remote controls – a traditional remote and a smart remote that has Netflix and Amazon Prime buttons
          • There’s voice control built into the smart remote
          • It upscales HD TV shows and movies to 4K quality

                  We Didn’t Like

                  • There are no parental controls
                  • There’s no support for Dolby Vision

                        All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.



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