Samsung Q60T vs Samsung Q60R TV Comparison 2020/08

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When looking for a new TV, the new Samsung Q60T inevitably catches the eye. It is the successor of the cheapest QLED TV of 2019 – the Samsung Q60R. But is “successor model” synonymous with “better model”? Find out now on tvfindr!

Samsung Q60T and Samsung Q60R compared
Which TV is better?

Samsung QLED Q60T
2020 QLED
  • Deep, uniform black
  • Dual LED
  • Higher contrast
  • Low input lag
  • Good Smart Features
  • Smart Home Features
  • Dolby Atmos via Dolby True HD
  • No local dimming
  • No DTS
  • No VRR
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Samsung QLED Q60R
2019 QLED
  • Deep black
  • Cheap price
  • Low input lag
  • Good Smart Features
  • Variable refresh rate
  • Better motion handling
  • No local dimming
  • No DTS
  • No Dolby Atmos
  • No Dual LED
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Detailed comparison: Samsung Q60T or Samsung Q60R

The Samsung Q60T is the cheapest model in the QLED range from 2020, and unlike the Q60R, some features have improved and some have deteriorated: it has higher contrast and better black, as well as support for uncompressed Dolby Atmos. But there is no longer a variable refresh rate. The motion handling is also a bit worse. Furthermore, the smart features based on Tizen 5.5 are more mature.

The Samsung Q60R is the affordable entry into the 2019 QLED series, and is better suited for gamers than its younger brother because it has VRR. The motion handling is also a bit better. However, it has a lower contrast value, so that the picture is objectively a bit worse. It also doesn't support Dolby Atmos in comparison to the Q60T, which means fewer external sound options.

Panel typeVA PanelVA Panel
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio7000 :16300 :1
Local DimmingNeinNein
Frequency60 Hz120 Hz
VRRNeinFreeSync
Input Lag< 10 ms< 15 ms
Motion Handling
Color space coverage
Ø brightness
Max brightness
Reflections
Operating systemTizen 5.5Tizen 5.0
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Atmos
DTS
HDMI 2.1
Improved viewing angle
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Our conclusion: New is better? Not in this case!

In terms of its scope, the new Samsung Q60T actually offers fewer features than its predecessor, the Q60R. This is especially noticeable in the variable refresh rate and motion handling. Although the Q60T has the theoretically higher contrast and a more uniform black, these marginal improvements can’t compensate for the lack of the above mentioned features. The availability of Dolby Atmos also makes little difference.

If you find the Q60T at a good price, you can go ahead and buy. However, if you find the Q60R at a better price point, you’ll get a device at least as good.

We compared the following televisions:
Samsung QLED Q60T Samsung QLED Q60R
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