LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T TV comparison 2021/04

By comparing the LG NANO85 and the Samsung Q70T QLED, we are looking at two completely different type of models, which are both great entry-level models for next gen gaming. Each one has its pros and cons, so you should consider very carefully which mid-range TV you buy to ensure that your own needs are met. In the following article you can find out which TV is the right one for you and your situation.

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LG NANO85 and Samsung Q70T compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
46%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
53%
LG NANO85 55"
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
39%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
66%
LG NANO85 55"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
76%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
63%
LG NANO85 55"
HDR Image Quality Icon
HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
59%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
50%
LG NANO85 55"
Movies & Series Icon
Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
70%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
68%
LG NANO85 55"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
89%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
87%
LG NANO85 55"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
64%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
64%
LG NANO85 55"
Equipment Icon
Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
72%
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
80%
LG NANO85 55"
Samsung QLED Q70T 55"
LG NANO85 55"
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Samsung QLED Q70T 2020

Edge LED
Edge LED
VA Panel
VA Panel
Due to the VA panel used by the Q70T, it has a deep and even black with an excellent contrast ratio of 7100:1, giving it a great image quality in dark environments - despite the lack of local dimming. In bright surroundings, however, it is not really convincing, as neither its reflection handling nor its average brightness is sufficiently high. Its motion handling is average, which means that a certain amount of motion blur can be detected. Just like the NANO86, the Q70T is well equipped for next gen gaming. Both have a 120Hz display as well as a HDMI 2.1 interface which supports ALLM and VRR against screen tearing.
55" (133,8cm)
QN55Q70TAFXZC
65" (163,9cm)
QN65Q70TAFXZA
75" (189,3cm)
QN75Q70TAFXZA
85" (214cm)
QN85Q70TAFXZA

LG NANO85 2020

Edge LED with Local Dimming
Edge LED with Local Dimming
ADS Panel
IPS Panel
Due to the IPS panel, the NANO85 is well suited for use in bright surroundings and, unlike the Q70T, has a wide viewing angle. However, it produces a less good picture quality in a dark room, which is due to the low contrast ratio and the shallow black. As a result, black, which should actually be deep and even, looks rather grayish. Due to the lower response time of ~5ms its motion handling is better than that of the Q70T. Therefore it shows movements sharper especially in gaming and sports. Unfortunately the display of the NANO85 has the dirty screen effect.
49" (123,9cm)
49NANO85UNA
55" (139cm)
55NANO85UNA
65" (164cm)
65NANO85UNA

Detailed comparison: LG NANO85 or Samsung Q70T

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Reflections Icon
Reflections Comparison
LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T
46%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
7140 :1
Max. Brightness
500 Nits
Video technologies
53%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
1700 :1
Max. Brightness
570 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle Comparison
LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T
39%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
narrow
VA Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
66%
Panel type
ADS Panel
IPS Panel
Viewing Angle
wide
IPS Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
SDR image Icon
SDR image Comparison
LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T
76%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
7140 :1
Max. Brightness
500 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
63%
Panel type
ADS Panel
IPS Panel
Backlight
Edge LED with Local Dimming
Edge LED with Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Edge Lit Local Dimming
Contrast
1700 :1
Max. Brightness
570 Nits
DCI-P3
78%
HDR image Icon
HDR image Comparison
LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T
59%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
7140 :1
Max. Brightness
500 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
REC 2020
60%
Video technologies
50%
Panel type
ADS Panel
IPS Panel
Backlight
Edge LED with Local Dimming
Edge LED with Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Edge Lit Local Dimming
Contrast
1700 :1
Max. Brightness
570 Nits
DCI-P3
78%
REC 2020
59%
Video technologies
Movies & Series Icon
Movies & Series Comparison
LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T
70%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
68%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Gaming Icon
Gaming performance Comparison
LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T
89%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 7ms
HDMI 2.1
1x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 10ms
ca. 6ms
87%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 5ms
HDMI 2.1
2x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 17ms
ca. 5ms
Sports Icon
Sports performance Comparison
LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T
64%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 7ms
64%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 5ms
Equipment Icon
Equipment Comparison
LG NANO85 vs Samsung Q70T
72%
Operating System
Tizen 5.5
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
3
HDMI 2.1
1
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
Digital optical
1
Ci+ 1.4
1
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Amazon Alexa
kompatibel
Ambilight
80%
Operating System
webOS 5.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.0 Channels with 20 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
2
HDMI 2.1
2
USB 2.0
3
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
1
Digital optical
1
Ci+ 1.4
1
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
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Our conclusion:
The same old story: IPS vs VA Panel

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The main difference between the two Korean TVs is probably the display used. The NANO85’s IPS panel is well suited for being used in bright rooms and also has a wide viewing angle. The Q70T’s VA panel is well suited for dark rooms and its colors blur already when viewed at a slight oblique angle. It is therefore important to consider the conditions under which you want to use the TV: Afternoon TV or gaming with several people is more likely to be on the NANO85 and movie nights or gaming sessions in the evening or at night with the Q70T.

Both TVs can be used very well when it comes to gaming, because they have, besides the HDMI 2.1 interface, all the features you need for a good gaming experience. Therefore, they can already take full advantage of the upcoming consoles – including the 4K resolution with 120Hz refresh rate.

Samsung QLED Q70T 2020
Samsung QLED Q70T
  • Deep Blacks
  • Contrast ratio: 7100:1
  • FreeSync VRR
  • 120 Hz VA-Panel
  • HDR10+
  • Dolby Atmos
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Viewing angle
  • No Local Dimming
  • No Dolby Vision
55" (133,8cm)
QN55Q70TAFXZC
65" (163,9cm)
QN65Q70TAFXZA
75" (189,3cm)
QN75Q70TAFXZA
85" (214cm)
QN85Q70TAFXZA
LG NANO85 2020
LG NANO85
  • 120Hz IPS panel
  • Input Lag
  • Viewing angle
  • Reflection behavior
  • Dolby Vision & Atmos
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Black levels
  • Contrast ratio 1700:1
  • Dirty Screen Effect
49" (123,9cm)
49NANO85UNA
55" (139cm)
55NANO85UNA
65" (164cm)
65NANO85UNA
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