The Samsung Q60C stands as a budget-friendly model within Samsung’s QLED TV lineup, marking itself as one of the most accessible options in this category. This TV deserves attention as one of the best budget solutions regarding price-quality ratio. I’ve previously mentioned this model in various reviews and comparisons, and it pleasantly surprised me with its capabilities, prompting me to conduct a full review. For this test, I used the 75-inch model of this TV.
There’s often a lot of technical information and tables in my reviews and comparisons, making my reviews a bit heavy. So, this time, I’ve tucked all the specifications away in blue expandable columns. You’ll see them throughout the article – just click on them to view all the specs.
Samsung Q60C: detailed specifications and essential features
The Samsung Q60C, released in 2023, is an LED TV with QLED technology. It’s equipped with a VA panel and offers a standard 60Hz refresh rate, bumped up to 120Hz in the 85-inch model. The resolution is 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels), providing a decent and sharp image. The TV is available in various sizes: 32″, 43″, 50″, 55″, 65″, 70″, 75″, and 85″. I went for the 75-inch model, which cost me $1400.
At the core of the Q60C is the Quantum Processor Lite 4K. It’s not the most advanced processor that handles image processing quite well, but it lags a bit behind its more advanced “non-Lite” counterparts. The TV’s brightness is standard, with a typical brightness of 441 cd/m². I did notice, however, that this brightness level was slightly lacking in very bright rooms.
The contrast ratio is around 7100:1. Although the TV showed this number during testing when I compared it with more expensive models from Samsung’s QLED range, such as in my comparison of Samsung Q60C vs. Q80C, the difference was noticeable and not in favor of the Q60C. Despite these contrast ratio values, in real-life scenes, the result depends not only on the level of contrast but also on factors like image processing by the processor and technologies such as Real Depth Enhancer and Adaptive Picture Setting, which in this example were in favor of the Q80C.
Below, I’ll leave a table with all the main specifications, and then I’ll go into more detail about each aspect of this TV.
Q60C main specifications
|Year of Release
|60Hz (120Hz for the 85-inch model)
|3840 x 2160 (4K)
|Available Screen Sizes
|32”, 43”, 50”, 55”, 65”, 70”, 75”, 85”
|$500 for 32-inch to $2300 for 85-inch
|Quantum Processor Lite 4K
|Panel Bit Depth
|10 bits (8 bits + FRC)
|DCI P3 Color Space
|HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive
|178° horizontal and vertical
|Average Response Time
Samsung Q60C: aesthetics and design
- Slim design
- Wall-Mount Friendly
- Wide Stand Placement
- Not a premium appearance
The Samsung Q60C embodies a straightforward and practical design, characteristic of budget-friendly QLED TVs. It features relatively thin 26mm bezels that lend a modern touch and help keep the viewer’s focus on the screen. However, the placement of the stands at the edges of the TV necessitates a broader surface for stable placement, which might not be ideal for those with smaller TV stands or limited space.
For those who prefer a cleaner look or have space constraints, the Q60C offers compatibility with standard wall-mounting systems, providing flexibility in room layout. Overall, the design of the Q60C is discreet and efficient, making it a suitable addition to various room styles without overwhelming the existing decor.
Samsung Q60C picture quality and video features
- Vibrant Color Reproduction: It provides a pleasant experience when watching various multimedia, such as movies, sports, and TV shows.
- Good Overall Performance: Generally impressive in handling different content.
- Insufficient brightness: The TV does not shine as brightly as desired.
- Poor black level: When watching dark scenes with bright elements at night, black becomes greyish.
- Limited viewing angles: The image quality deteriorates when viewed at an angle.
In my thorough testing of the Samsung Q60C, which included a variety of content such as movies, sports, and regular TV broadcasts, the TV was generally impressed with its performance. The vibrant color reproduction created an enjoyable viewing experience across different media types.
However, a few aspects of the Q60C’s performance stood out that could use some improvement. One notable observation was the brightness level. In brightly lit environments, the TV seemed to struggle a bit. It became particularly apparent to me, likely because I had previously used the S90C model, known for its superior brightness.
A specific point I noticed, especially when comparing the Q60C with the CU8000, was how it rendered orange hues. There was a distinct red tint to these colors. While this wasn’t overly prominent during normal TV viewing, it caught my attention during the comparison.
There is no local dimming on the TV, sometimes making black colors appear glowing. However, this also means that there is no so-called blooming effect, which occurs when watching dark scenes at night when dark blue halos appear around bright objects.
Another limitation was the viewing angles. The image quality noticeably decreased when viewed from an angle, which might be a concern in larger rooms or when watching with a group.
In conclusion, despite some limitations in brightness, poor black level, viewing angles, and the slight color tint issue, the Samsung Q60C is a solid choice in its price range. Its color accuracy and overall image quality strengths make it a valuable option for those looking for a budget-friendly TV. I’ve included more comprehensive technical specifications below for those interested in the finer details.
More Q60C video specs
|3,840 x 2,160
|100% Color Volume
|Quantum Processor Lite 4K
|Supreme UHD Dimming
|Quantum Processor Lite 4K
|One Billion Color
Audio features in Samsung Q60C
- Decent Sound Quality: The Q60C offers good sound quality for its price range, outperforming many TVs in its segment.
- Advanced Audio Features: This includes Object Tracking Sound (OTS) to align sound with on-screen action and Q-Symphony to harmonize with a Samsung soundbar, enriching the overall sound output.
- Basic Built-in System: The two-channel 20-watt system is standard and won’t provide an immersive audio experience.
- Lacks Native Atmos Support: Without a compatible external sound system, users won’t experience Dolby Atmos audio’s full potential.
The Samsung Q60C’s sound quality is fairly standard, much like most TVs in its price range. Don’t expect it to deliver an immersive audio experience for activities like movie watching – that level of audio performance is typically reserved for dedicated sound systems. However, compared to other TVs in its segment, the Q60C does offer decent sound quality.
The Q60C is equipped with a two-channel, 20-watt sound system. While it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos natively, it can pass Dolby Atmos audio to a compatible soundbar or receiver.
Additionally, the Q60C includes special audio features like Object Tracking Sound (OTS) and Q-Symphony. OTS enhances the immersive experience by aligning the sound with the movement of objects on the screen. At the same time, Q-Symphony allows the TV speakers to work harmoniously with a Samsung soundbar, creating a more enveloping sound field.
Audio specs in Samsung Q60C
|Object Tracking Sound
|Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
|Sound Output (RMS)
|Dual Audio Support (Bluetooth)
|Buds Auto Switch
Samsung Q60C Smart capabilities
The Samsung Q60C is equipped with a wide range of smart features, typical for Samsung’s modern TVs. It runs on the Tizen operating system, which I found relatively fast and smooth, with no noticeable slowdowns during use. The TV offers various smart services, including voice control, compatibility with AI speakers, Multi-View, TV Plus streaming, web browsing, and integration with smart home systems through SmartThings Hub. It also comes with Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant, adding to its ease of use.
All Samsung Q60C Smart features specs
|Tizen™ Smart TV
|US English, UK English, India English, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, BR Portuguese (features vary by language)
|Built-in Voice Assistant
|Alexa (GB, DE, FR, IT, ES, AT, IE)
|Samsung TV Plus
|Yes (GB, FR, DE, IT, ES, CH, AT, NL, SE, NO, DK, FI, PT, IE, BE, LU)
|Works with AI Speaker
|Alexa (GB, DE, FR, IT, ES, AT, IE), Google Assistant (GB, FR, DE, IT, ES, CH, AT, NL, SE, NO, DK, FI, PT, IE, BE, LU)
|Universal Browse & Play
|Yes (GB, FR, DE, IT, ES)
|Multi Device Experience
|Mobile to TV, TV initiate mirroring, TV Sound to Mobile, Sound Mirroring, Wireless TV On
|Mobile Tap Mirroring
|Up to 2 videos
|Mobile Camera Support
Samsung Q60C gaming features
The Samsung Q60C offers a variety of gaming features, including Auto Game Mode, Game Motion Plus, Super Ultra Wide Game View, and others. These functions optimize settings, enhance motion clarity, and provide a broader field of view to improve the gaming experience. However, it’s important to note that the Q60C’s screen operates at a 60Hz refresh rate, so you won’t be able to fully utilize your next-gen console by playing some games at 120Hz.
Based on my personal experience, I can say that the Q60C performed well in gaming despite its 60Hz screen, which is more than enough for most games. The visuals in games are very pleasing, and the picture quality holds up well, even without FreeSync support.
All Samsung Q60C game features specs
|Auto Game Mode (ALLM)
|Game Motion Plus
|Super Ultra Wide Game View
|Mini Map Zoom
|Yes (KR, US, CA, BR, GB, FR, DE, IT, ES)
Samsung Q60C connectivity
The Samsung Q60C is pretty well-equipped for connecting all your gadgets. It’s got 3 HDMI ports, which are enough for a gaming console, a streaming device, and maybe a Blu-ray player. There are also 2 USB ports, handy for plugging in a hard drive or other USB devices. You can use Ethernet for a stable wired connection or Wi-Fi for the internet if you prefer going wireless. It also supports Bluetooth 5.2, so you can easily connect wireless headphones or speakers.
In short, the Q60C can connect pretty much any device.
All connectivity options for Samsung Q60C
|Digital Audio Out (Optical)
|RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input)
|1/1(Common Use for Terrestrial)/1
|HDMI Audio Return Channel
Samsung Q60C price
- Good Value: Offers a solid QLED experience at a reasonable price.
- Options for Every Budget: Available in sizes from 32″ to 85″, with prices to match.
Intense competition: Faces strong competitors like Hisense and Sony in the lower price range.
Looking at the pricing for the Samsung Q60C across its various sizes, it’s clear that this model offers some of the best value for money within Samsung’s lineup. The prices range from $500 for the 32-inch model to $2,300 for the 85-inch variant, with the 75-inch model I tested priced at $1,400.
- 32-inch – $500
- 43-inch – $550
- 50-inch – $650
- 55-inch – $800
- 65-inch – $1000
- 70-inch – $1200
- 75-inch – $1400
- 85-inch – $2300
When considering these prices in the context of Samsung’s offerings, the Q60C stands out as a top choice for balancing cost and quality. However, stepping outside the Samsung brand, there’s stiff competition in the budget TV market. For instance, Hisense’s U6K offers a 65-inch model for around $600, presenting a viable alternative to the Q60C, albeit with some trade-offs in quality, in my opinion. Sony’s Bravia line also includes some competitive budget models.
Despite the crowded market, the Q60C has carved out its niche and remains popular in stores. Its combination of features, performance, and Samsung’s reputation for quality makes it a strong contender.