The LG B9 and the Samsung Q80R are two very good TVs from the upper midfield of the current TV market. Given the similar price, a comparison makes sense. On this page you get all important information at a glance: What are the B9 and Q80R suitable for, what are the best offers – and above all: Which TV is better?
LG B9 and Samsung Q80R
Which TV is better?
- Perfect blacks
- Infinite contrast ratio
- Very wide viewing angle
- HDMI 2.1
- Dolby Vision
- Dolby Atmos
- Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
- Very deep blacks
- Good contrast ratio
- Full Array Local Dimming with 50 zones
- VRR through FreeSync
- Clear movements
- No Dolby Vision
- No DTS
Detailed facts: LG B9 or Samsung Q80R
If you are interested in an OLED TV, the LG B9 is a very good choice. Only OLED TVs boast so many features at once: perfect blacks, infinite contrast and a very wide viewing angle. These features are further enhanced by the availability of HDMI 2.1, which can handle all disciplines: gaming, HDR, sports and movies. However, its peak brightness is outperformed by LCD, so OLED is basically a better choice for darker rooms.
The Samsung Q80R is in the upper midfield of the QLED lineup. It features a VA panel with Full Array Local Dimming, which produces an official black. The number of dimming zones is 50 and its 120 Hz panel makes it very suitable for gaming, sports and movies alike. It also works very well in bright rooms because its peak and average brightness are higher than of the LG B9.
|Panel type||OLED Panel||VA Panel|
|Colour depth||10 Bit||10 Bit|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p||3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p|
|Contrast ratio||infinitely :1||5700 :1|
|Local Dimming||OLED||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Frequency||120 Hz||120 Hz|
|Operating system||webOS 4.5||Tizen 5.0|
|Response Time||< 1 ms||< 4 ms|
|Input Lag||< 14 ms||< 15 ms|
|Improved viewing angle|
|Average brightness||1.48-times better|
|Maximum brightness||1.43-times better|
Our conclusion: Affordable OLED or great Gaming QLED?
As can be seen in the upper part on the graph, the LG B9 is almost all aspects is better. Partly the Samsung Q80R is on par in some disciplines and is even better suited for bright rooms, but for HDR, sports, gaming and movies the B9 has the top. However, if you want to use the TV in a very bright room, it definitely makes more sense to buy the Samsung Q80R. For almost any other purpose, the B9 is better.