Samsung Q60A vs Samsung Q60T TV comparison 2021/05

In most cases, a QLED TV not only guarantees a good picture quality, but also a large color gamut and is thus a pleasure for every movie and series fan. However, a QLED TV can be very expensive among other things, which means that the devices are not affordable for everyone. This is where the compared Samsung models come into play. Together, they form the entry-level models and thus also the most affordable variant of the QLED range of the respective year. The 2021 Q60A and the 2020 Q60T. Both TVs are very similar, but which one is the better choice in a direct comparison, Samsung Q60A vs Q60T, and is the surcharge for the newer Q60A worth it?

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Samsung Q60A and Samsung Q60T compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
47%
Samsung Q60A 55"
45%
Samsung QLED Q60T 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.
40%
Samsung Q60A 55"
39%
Samsung QLED Q60T 55"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
73%
Samsung Q60A 55"
76%
Samsung QLED Q60T 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.
56%
Samsung Q60A 55"
58%
Samsung QLED Q60T 55"
Movies & Series Icon
Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
67%
Samsung Q60A 55"
68%
Samsung QLED Q60T 55"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
64%
Samsung Q60A 55"
61%
Samsung QLED Q60T 55"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
60%
Samsung Q60A 55"
56%
Samsung QLED Q60T 55"
Equipment Icon
Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
71%
Samsung Q60A 55"
60%
Samsung QLED Q60T 55"
Samsung Q60A 55"
Samsung QLED Q60T 55"
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Samsung Q60A 2021

Edge LED
Edge LED
VA Panel
VA Panel
Samsung Q60A
Samsung's Q60A is the most affordable TV in the 2021 QLED lineup. It is the successor of the Samsung Q60T, with which it is compared here. The installed interfaces and the available features of both TVs are the same. However, despite the very similar TVs, differences in color gamut and contrast can be noticed. Where the color gamut is better on the 2021 model (the Q60A) and the contrast is better on the Q60T. A change has also been made to the included remote control, which can now be charged by solar panels on the back of the remote control in the new Q60A model. Furthermore, the new model has a more modern and slimmer appearance, which makes it more suitable for wall mounting.
43" (108cm)
QN43Q60AAFXZA
50" (125cm)
QN50Q60AAFXZA
55" (138cm)
QN55Q60AAFXZA
65" (163cm)
QN65Q60AAFXZA
75" (189cm)
QN75Q60AAFXZA
85" (214cm)
QN85Q60AAFXZA

Samsung QLED Q60T 2020

Edge LED
Edge LED
VA Panel
VA Panel
The Samsung Q60T is the predecessor of the Q60A and the most affordable QLED model from 2020. In terms of performance and features, the Q60T is in no way inferior to the Q60A and it even surpasses it in terms of contrast! It proves that new doesn't necessarily always have to be better. The Q60T is a bit worse when it comes to the TV's response time and brightness, but the difference is in such a small range that it is minimal to undetectable to the human eye.
43" (108cm)
QN43Q60TAFXZA
50" (125,7cm)
QN50Q60TAFXZA
55" (138,8cm)
QN55Q60TAFXZA
58" (146cm)
QN58Q60TAFXZA
65" (163,9cm)
QN65Q60TAFXZA
75" (189,3cm)
QN75Q60TAFXZA
85" (214cm)
QN85Q60TAFXZA

Detailed comparison: Samsung Q60A or Samsung Q60T

Samsung Q60A 55"
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Reflections Icon
Reflections Comparison

Visible reflections

Due to the comparatively very low price of the entry-level models, you have to reckon with penalties in some areas. Here we can already see that both TVs are only satisfactory in the area of reflections, fitting for the title “entry-level model”. However, it also has to be pointed out that both TVs are equally mediocre here and do not differ seriously.

47%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
4650 :1
Max. Brightness
490 Nits
Video technologies
45%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
7000 :1
Max. Brightness
480 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle Comparison

Limited angle of view

The viewing angles of both QLEDS unfortunately also leave something to be desired. Thus, they are only suitable for a very limited viewing angle and not for larger groups of people or large seating areas.

40%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
narrow
VA Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
39%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
narrow
VA Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
SDR image Icon
SDR image Comparison

Low price range, but great picture

In a direct comparison, Samsung Q60A vs Q60T, the differences are again imperceptible to the untrained eye. Both TVs provide a good picture considering the price range. The color gamut is particularly noteworthy here.

73%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
4650 :1
Max. Brightness
490 Nits
DCI-P3
85%
76%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
7000 :1
Max. Brightness
480 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
HDR image Icon
HDR image Comparison

The biggest differences in HDR

Unfortunately, both TVs do not have Dolby Vision and a local dimming function, which is particularly unfortunate in the HDR area. The main differences between the two TVs are in contrast and color gamut. In terms of contrast, the Samsung Q60T is noticeably superior and displays a good picture even in low-light conditions. The Q60A unfortunately falls behind in this respect. In return, it has a better color gamut.

56%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
4650 :1
Max. Brightness
490 Nits
DCI-P3
85%
REC 2020
64%
Video technologies
58%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Edge LED
Edge LED
Local Dimming
Contrast
7000 :1
Max. Brightness
480 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
REC 2020
59%
Video technologies
Movies & Series Icon
Movies & Series Comparison

TV for everyday life

Movie and series fans will certainly not be disappointed with the picture of these TVs, as both can definitely provide for a good movie night and are definitely sufficient for everyday life. However, they unfortunately cannot provide a cinema experience from your own sofa, which is not expected from these models.

67%
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 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 Channels with 20 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Gaming Icon
Gaming performance Comparison

Nothing unusual

Both TVs do not have a VRR function and you will also look in vain for an HDMI 2.1 interface. Thus, the newer consoles and games cannot be used to their full potential. The remarkably low input delays should be emphasized, so gaming feels responsive.

64%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 7.2ms
HDMI 2.1
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 10ms
61%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 8ms
HDMI 2.1
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 10ms
Sports Icon
Sports performance Comparison

Okay - but only with a small group of people

The Samsung Q60A and also the Q60T are well suited for watching sports. Due to their solid picture and mediocre brightness, even bright rooms during the day are no problem. However, their merely mediocre response time has to be mentioned, which ensures that fast scenes can cause motion blur. Furthermore, the already mentioned viewing angle has to be taken into account, which can only provide a good picture at a narrow angle here. Thus, the TVs are not suitable for watching with a large group.

60%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 7.2ms
56%
Frequency
60Hz
Response Time
ca. 8ms
Equipment Icon
Equipment Comparison

Tizen Update

Both TVs offer everything around smart TV and the equipment is sufficient for most. Both feature the Tizen operating system, although the Q60A uses a newer version, and compared to the Q60t, it also has the usual Google, Alexa and Bixby voice assistants. Unfortunately, as mentioned, both lack HDMI 2.1.

71%
Operating System
Tizen 6.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2 Channels with 20 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
3
HDMI 2.1
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
Google Assistant
kompatibel
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
60%
Operating System
Tizen 5.5
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2 Channels with 20 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
3
HDMI 2.1
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
Ambilight
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Our conclusion:
Contrast vs. color gamut

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The similarities between the Q60A and the Q60T are enormous and cannot be recognized by the average user at first glance. This is also shown by the direct comparisons, where the differences are only very small. In the comparison, Samsung Q60A vs Q60T, both TVs turn out equally mediocre for their relatively low price range.  Due to the very small differences, we recommend buying the cheaper model, which can change on a daily basis due to offers or promotions. Thus, no “winner” can be determined in a direct comparison and, as often, it depends on personal preference. Either you focus on the better contrast of the Q60T or the better color gamut of the Q60A.

Samsung Q60A 2021
Samsung Q60A
  • Suitable for wall mounting
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Screen brightness
  • Google, Alexa and Bixby Assistant
  • No VRR
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • No DTS
  • Kein Dolby Vision
43" (108cm)
QN43Q60AAFXZA
50" (125cm)
QN50Q60AAFXZA
55" (138cm)
QN55Q60AAFXZA
65" (163cm)
QN65Q60AAFXZA
75" (189cm)
QN75Q60AAFXZA
85" (214cm)
QN85Q60AAFXZA
Samsung QLED Q60T 2020
Samsung QLED Q60T
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Screen brightness
  • Contrast
  • No VRR
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • No DTS
  • No Dolby Vision
  • No Google Assistant
43" (108cm)
QN43Q60TAFXZA
50" (125,7cm)
QN50Q60TAFXZA
55" (138,8cm)
QN55Q60TAFXZA
58" (146cm)
QN58Q60TAFXZA
65" (163,9cm)
QN65Q60TAFXZA
75" (189,3cm)
QN75Q60TAFXZA
85" (214cm)
QN85Q60TAFXZA
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