Samsung Q50R vs Samsung Q60R TV Comparison 2020/05

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For those looking for a rather small TV, the Samsung Q50R QLED with its standard size of 32 inches is interesting. But does it perform as well as its larger sister model, the Samsung Q60R in its smallest version with 43 inches? Find out here on tvfindr!

Samsung Q50R and Samsung Q60R compared
Which TV is better?

Samsung QLED Q50R
Smaller 2019 QLED
  • Wide Colour Gamut
  • Response Time: ~5,5ms
  • Very low Input Lag
  • Contrast 5430:1
  • Viewing Angle
  • 60Hz Panel
  • Single Tuner
  • No Local Dimming
  • No DTS
  • No VRR
  • No HDMI 2.1
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Samsung QLED Q60R
Bigger 2019 QLED
  • Wide Colour Gamut
  • Response Time: ~3,6ms
  • Very low Input Lag
  • Dual Tuner
  • Contrast 6290:1
  • Viewing angle
  • 60Hz Panel
  • No Local Dimming
  • No DTS
  • No VRR
  • No HDMI 2.1
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Detailed comparison: Samsung Q50R or Samsung Q60R

The Samsung Q50R is with 32 inches the smallest QLED on the market. It is therefore suitable as an additional monitor on the desk or for gaming with the console. While it has an optimal response time for gaming and a low input lag, some other features are missing, like VRR, local dimming or DTS. Moreover, it only has a 60Hz VA panel. So it is only suitable for connection to older consoles or the Play Station. A consequence of the Single Tuner is that USB recording (PVR) or timeshift is not possible.
The Samsung Q60R in the 43 inch version is the next closest related model from the QLED series to the Q50R. In this size, it also only has a 60Hz panel VA panel and doesn't offer FreeSync, but from 55 inches upwards, both changes. Therefore it has a dual tuner and a better contrast in all sizes.
Panel typeVA PanelVA Panel
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio5400 :16300 :1
Local DimmingNeinNein
Frequency60 Hz60 Hz
VRRNeinNo
Input Lag< 14 ms< 15 ms
Motion Handling
Color space coverage
Ø brightness
Max brightness
Reflections
Operating systemTizenTizen 5.0
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Atmos
DTS
HDMI 2.1
Improved viewing angle
* All prices are in USD incl. VAT, if necessary plus shipping. Interim changes of prices, ranking, delivery time and costs are possible.
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Our conclusion: Similar models, but one clear winner

The Samsung Q50R and Samsung Q60R are on the same level in many respects, especially in terms of design and finish. The contrast is slightly better on the Q60R, but both have no local dimming, so that HDR content is relatively similar. Both the Q50R and Q60R have a 60Hz VA panel, so that the viewing angle is equally limited. However, this is much less disturbing with the Q60R due to its size. So if you’re looking for the perfect QLED for gaming, you won’t notice any big differences between these two models – except the size. But the Q60R scores slightly better in response time. It is also noticeably brighter and can remove judder.

All in all, the Q60R is in the leading position, also in terms of price, because despite the significant difference in size, both models cost almost the same. So, if you don’t have space problems in the living room, you should definitely choose the Samsung Q60R.

We compared the following televisions:
Samsung QLED Q50R Samsung QLED Q60R
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