Sony X950G vs Samsung Q70R 2019/10

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The Sony X950G and the Samsung Q70R are two strong mid-range televisions from South Korea and Japan. Their performance is partly similar, but both devices have different strengths, which we will explain in more detail in the following comparison.

Sony X950G and Samsung Q70R compared
Which TV is better?

Sony XG9505
Triluminos
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Deep blacks
  • Very good Motion Handling
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • No VRR

55, 65, 75, 85 Inch
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Samsung Q70R
QLED
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Deep blacks
  • Low input lag
  • HDR10+
  • VRR through FreeSync
  • Viewing angle
  • No DTS and Dolby Atmos

49, 55, 65, 75, 82 Inch
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Detailed facts: Sony X950G or Samsung Q70R

The Sony X950G is the strongest of all Sony LCD TVs. Thanks to the VA panel and Full Array Local Dimming, the picture quality in dark rooms is very good. It also handles reflections very well, making it equally suitable for bright rooms. However, the contrast is not as high as with the Q70R.
The most outstanding strength of the Samsung Q70R is undoubtedly gaming. Its input lag is record low, so few other televisions can keep up. In addition, the black is very deep in dark rooms and the resulting image is very even thanks to VA Panel and Full Array Local Dimming. The contrast of the Q70R is also much higher.
Panel typeVA PanelVA Panel
Colour depth10 Bit10 Bit
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio4800 :18100 :1
Local dimmingFull Array Local DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Frequency120 Hz120 Hz
VRRFreeSync
Operating systemAndroid Oreo 8.0Tizen 5.0
Response Time< 5 ms< 4 ms
Input Lag< 22 ms< 15 ms
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Atmos
DTS
HDMI 2.1
Improved viewing angle
Average brightness1.58-times better
Maximum brightness1.60-times better
Reflectionsless reflections
* Approximate price incl. VAT, plus shipping costs // Last updated on 5. December 2019 at 18:14. Please note that prices shown here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
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Our conclusion: Jack-of-all-trades or Gaming TV?

The Sony X950G and the Samsung Q70R offer comparable performance, but there are some core characteristics where the TVs differ from one another. The X950G can handle reflections better, while the Q70R offers a better black due to the increased contrast, which is especially apparent in dark rooms. In dark rooms both perform well, in bright rooms the X950G is even better. This also applies to HDR. On the other hand, the Q70R is a better choice when it comes to gaming.

We compared the following televisions:
Sony XG9505 Samsung Q70R
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