The Sony X950G and Samsung Q80R are two 4K TVs that are very similar in features and price. In fact, there are differences in operation and suitability, even though the features are comparable.
We’ve found out for you which of the two TVs is the better one and which fits your needs the best!
Sony X950G and Samsung Q80R compared
Which TV is better?
- Full Array Local Dimming
- Deep Black
- Great motion handling
- Dolby Vision
- Dolby Atmos and DTX:S
- No VRR
- Very deep black
- Good contrast
- Full Array Local Dimming with 50 Zones
- VRR through FreeSync
- Clear movements
- No Dolby Vision
- No Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Detailed comparison: Sony X950G or Samsung Q80R
The Sony X950G is the front-runner LCD TV from Sony. Thanks to its VA panel and Full Array Local Dimming it is a good choice for darker rooms. Reflections won't do much harm, so it's also great for bright rooms. However, its contrast is not as high as that of the Samsung Q80R.
The Samsung Q80R is one of the best TVs in the QLED series. Like the Sony X950G, it features a 120Hz VA panel that uses Full Array Local Dimming in order to produce deep blacks, which is great for dark environments. However, it also looks good in bright rooms because of the high contrast ratio. It's also a good gaming TV because of its 120 Hz and low input lag.
|Panel type||VA Panel||VA Panel|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p||3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p|
|Contrast ratio||4800 :1||5700 :1|
|Local Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Frequency||120 Hz||120 Hz|
|Input Lag||< 22 ms||< 15 ms|
|Color space coverage|
|Operating system||Android Oreo 8.0||Tizen 5.0|
|Improved viewing angle|
Our conclusion: Jack-of-all-trades or Gaming TV?
Overall, the Samsung Q80R and Sony X950G are two TVs that are similar in their basic characteristics. Nevertheless, the two have different strengths. If you’re looking for a gaming TV, the Samsung Q80R is definitely the better choice because the input lag is much lower. The Q80R also scores more points in sports.
However, if gaming is less important than flexibility, the Sony X950G is the better choice. Due to Full Array Local Dimming, high contrast ratio and good brightness, it is equally suited for dark and bright rooms. It also cuts a fine figure on HDR content – just like the Samsung Q80R.