Summary: The UE40F6800 represents a good compromise between price, feature count and picture quality, so it's a great buy for people who were considering a stylish, high-end TV like Samsung's F7000, but baulked at its high price.
Pros: Excellent smart TV system, Natural colours, Decent black levels, Strong 3D performance
Cons: Voice recognition still more gimmicky than useful, SD upscaling isn’t great
Conclusion: The beautifully simple bottom line with the UE40F6800 is that no other 40-inch TV at the moment offers so much quality and so many features for so little money, making it yet another notch in Samsung’s 2013 TV belt.
Pros: Superb 2D and 3D picture quality, Good Value for what's on offer, Smart TV system includes all the key UK catch-up TV services
Cons: Picture presets aren't helpful, Bluish ringing around some areas of fine detail, Average audio
Excerpt: Samsung's 40-inch UE40F6800 is aimed squarely at the red-hot smart TV mainstream. Featuring a host of internet TV services, this model had 3D, Freeview HD and Freesat HD and typically sells for around £999. See also: Group test: what's the best TV?