Pro Includes full array local dimming for a better brights and better darks
Samsung's FALD (full array local dimming) can be thought of as an array of LEDs behind the screen. The local dimming can do a better job of increasing contrast and color brightness in specific areas of the screen compared to Samsung's older models which used edge lighting and some slight local dimming.
Pro Great overall picture quality
The Q8 has an excellent contrast ratio with incredibly deep blacks. The FALD (full array local dimming) feature accents the already good black performance by diminishing bloom and haze around bright objects, lending an excellent overall dark room experience. The HDR works well and is handily able to exceed the 1000 cd/m target for HDR content. The color management is also decent and, while the management system is a little lackluster, with the right settings you can hit a very accurate color palette.
Con Poor viewing angles can mean a bad group viewing experience
Due to the Q8's VA panel, the viewing angles leave a bit to be desired. The viewing angle of the screen, overall, is roughly 66°. Once you exceed that angle, you'll start to notice a degradation in picture quality. Blacks will turn grey and even with a small angle, colors will begin to shift.