In comparison, the predecessor model, the X950G from 2019, scores slightly worse than the newer X950H in all categories, but there are hardly any significant differences. Even though the X950H’s image and colors still look best from a frontal perspective and are slightly blurred from the side, this is even more pronounced on the X950G. A slight improvement can therefore be seen here. The X950G’s maximum brightness was a bit higher, though. The selection of inputs, on the other hand, has remained completely the same, while the TV’s built-in speakers have improved considerably. New is that the 55 and 65 inch size variants now also have the X-Wide Angle coating. This was previously reserved exclusively for the two larger versions. Unfortunately, Sony hasn’t upgraded its new model in terms of gaming, and both fall behind the competition.
Both the Sony X950H and the Samsung QLED Q80T have a VA panel with a coating to improve the limited viewing angles. Accordingly, both TVs achieve a good black level and a high native contrast. Nevertheless, the technology works slightly better on Samsung than on Sony. The Samsung model also offers better gaming performance, with VRR via FreeSync, Auto Low Latency Mode and an HDMI 2.1 input. The Q80T’s very low input lag does its part to beat the X950H in terms of gaming. However, the Samsung Q80T doesn’t offer Dolby Vision or DTS, whereas the X950H does.
The LG CX OLED has – as the name suggests – an OLED panel and is therefore superior to the X950H in terms of contrast, color accuracy and viewing angle size. Especially in dark environments, the picture is much better than with an LCD panel. However, the OLED’s Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL) can be a bit annoying in large bright scenes. The CX is again in front in the gaming area, as it has an HDMI 2.1 connection, the Auto Low Latency Mode as well as VRR and is therefore also prepared for PS5 and Xbox Series X. But you shouldn’t forget that the LG OLED CX is still a bit more expensive than the Sony X950H.