Samsung UN60H6350 Review (UN60H6350AFXZA)
60 inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV
by Jack Burden, Reviewer
The Samsung UN60H6350 replaces the F6300 series from last year. There aren't too many upgrades from last year. Some of the most important include the quad core processor for speedy Smart Hub functionality and thinner bezels around the screen. The only differences between this one and the the H6400 series above it are the lack of 3D playback, microdimming, a lower Clear Motion Rate, and the Smart Touch remote. The price difference between the two at the 60-inch screens is around $200. The UN60H6350 is for those looking for a value, but with strong picture quality and a top performing smart TV platform.
- Game mode really helps with the input lag
- Thin bezels make for an attractive appearance
- 120Hz refresh rate for fast action and sports programming
- Samsung Smart Hub offers a ton of apps and streaming media
- Quad core processor has no problems operating the Smart Hub
- Plenty of HDMI and USB inputs
- Side angle viewing degrades quickly as the viewer moves from off-center
- Operation of the Smart Hub with the standard remote lacks the feel of the Touch remote; web browsing is much slower
- Semi-matte screen finish seems dull compared to clear coat displays
- Built-in sound quality is lacking
Picture Quality Rating: 85/100
The bright edge LED lighting makes for a brilliant picture and helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing more rich colors and a good deal of contrast. All of that said, from relatively close to front and center we felt the picture displayed was very good with lots of light flow-through to help with depth perception. The picture is remarkably similar to the F6300 from last year. A full 10-point white balance adjustment option that makes getting colors accurate easy with the right settings. The 60H6350 is loaded with tons of extra picture adjustment options, most of which aren't terribly useful and are better off left unused.
Color reproduction of the H6350 can be a touch over-saturated, but still looks excellent. Excellent darks and brights are seen here too
Side Viewing Angles
The biggest problem with this TVs picture quality. Color and contrast degrade pretty early at about 20 degrees off center and it quickly gets worse from there. The amount of “wash out” is also more severe than LED TVs with a clearer coat. Above and below off center viewing gave a similar result. This is important for those who plan on wall mounting the TV above eye level. Or for those with wide angles in their viewing room.
Features Rating: 85/100
Smart Hub - Lots of Options
Samsung still boasts the best selection of apps in their smart TV platform. When it comes to quality of free and paid apps, they beat out the competition as well. The Premium Apps such as the movie services, sports and music are also top notch and include the usual Netflix, You Tube (though we like Youtube through the browser better), Facebook (browser is better here too), Twitter, Vudu, Amazon, Hulu Plus. Allows tweets on right hand side of screen streaming while you watch programming. Allows that social aspect to see what others are thinking.
The familiar quad leg desing of the H6350 isn't a stranger to mid-level Samsung LED TVs
Quad Core Processor
Samsung has realized that more power under the hood isn't a bad thing. The H6350 doesn't even have the 4x split screen seen on the higher models. A quad core processor means that TV bootup time, app loading, and app performance are much speedier than before. A very welcome inclusion.
Wifi and Web Browser Included
The built-in wifi connected to our network flawlessly and quickly. We had everything up and running in no time at all. The Web Browser on the 60H6350 defaults to a Bing search bar. The browser is slow to use with the 5-way controller on the remote but loads content quickly and the Wifi connectivity is just as strong as last year's stellar performing model.
The UN60H6350 makes use of the chrome colored Samsung quadrapod design that we have seen before. The bright chrome finish on the legs may demand a little more attention than needed. The bezels and profile are very thin to give the TV an attractive appearance. For those who don't like the look of the 4-legged stand, wall mounting is always a viable option.
Value Rating: 89/100
The UN60H6350 sells for $200 less than the H6400 series above it. That $200 can be spent on better speakers, a blu-ray player, or go towards a game console. That is, if you aren't going to miss out on the extra features. Similar value TVs like the Vizio E600i-B3 sell for much less, but you are going to miss out on picture quality and a stout smart TV experience.
Overall Rating: 87/100
- 60.0" Diagonal Measurement
- 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 240 Clear Motion Rate
- Wide Color Enhancer Plus
- 2x 10 watt speakers
- 4 HDMI, 3 USB inputs
- Dimensions without stand (W X H X D): 53.7" x 31.4" x 2.5"
- Dimensions with stand: 53.7" x 34.4" x 12.1"
|Jack Burden has been reviewing and writing reviews in the consumer electronics category for 7 years with CEAG. He considers grayscale gradation, film patterned retarders, and focus field drives to be fun topics. Read more about Jack|
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