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 HDRHigh Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) content – just like the Samsung Q80R.