To give you a practical comparison between the NanoCell and QLED technology, we compare two equal representatives of these series with each other. The Samsung Q70t and the LG NANO85 will be the exact ones. In comparison, you’ll find that the technologies are fundamentally different.
Basically, Samsung QLED TVs always have a VAVertical Alignment, type of LCD Panel panel. This means that the blacks are very deep and brightness and contrast are sufficient for HDRHigh Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) content. Only the viewing angle is limited, so colors slightly lose their luminosity when viewed at an angle and get a gray haze. However, when you’re watching QLED TVs, you’ll notice that they’re extremely saturated and colorful.
LG NanoCell TVs, on the other hand, use a whole different technology. IPSIn-Plane Switching, type of LCD Panel panels with different basic characteristics are used here. Here the viewing angle is much wider, but the blacks are not as deep and uniform. Particularly in very dark rooms, a dark gray stitch is noticeable on the screen due to the backlighting. On the other hand, IPS panels can handle reflections very well and have sufficient brightness to fight against many light sources in the room. On the other hand, the display of HDR details is rather difficult. However, some high-quality NanoCell TVs have additional Full Array Local Dimming to increase contrast, but the FALD of the NANO85 is really bad and causes blooming, so it’s not really an advantage. These properties make them very suitable for very bright rooms.