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Samsung Q60R Vs. Q70R, Q80R, Q90R QLED 4K TVs | 2019 (Differences, Reviews & Comparison)

February 20, 2019 by  
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Samsung QLED 4K (Quantum Dot) TV Lineup 2019

Samsung Q60R Vs Q70R Vs Q80R Vs Q90R QLED TVs: Samsung introduces 4 QLED (Quantum Dot) 4K TVs for 2019. Quantum Dot technology gives you a more realistic, brighter picture with colors that pop. Combined with HDR technology these are the best TVs that Samsung has ever produced. High Dynamic Range (HDR) gives you a wider range from bright to dark, simulating real life. All of these TVs are 4K Ultra HD, the same resolution as your movie theater. The Q60R Series has an edge lit backlight, while the Q70R, Q80R & Q90R Series have premium Full-Array Local Dimming (FALD) LED Backlights. For 2019, these models also go by models Q60, Q70, Q80, and Q90. Compare features and differences in the comparison grid chart below.


Samsung QLED Q60R, Q70R, Q80R, Q90R Series Comparison 2019
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Samsung Q60R
4K QLED Series
(Flat LED TV)
Samsung Q70R
4K QLED Series
(Flat LED TV)
Samsung Q80R
4K QLED Series
(Flat LED TV)
Samsung Q90R
4K QLED Series
(Flat LED TV)


Samsung Q60
QLED Series

4K Ultra HD TVs
49, 55, 65 and
75-inch sizes


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Samsung Q70
QLED Series

4K Ultra HD TVs
49, 55, 65 and
75-inch sizes


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Samsung Q80
QLED Series

4K Ultra HD TVs
55, 65 and
75-inch sizes


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Samsung Q90
QLED Series

4K Ultra HD TVs
65, 75 and
82-inch sizes


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2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
Q60 Series
UHD LED Dimming
20 watt sound system
Native 120Hz
Motion Rate 240
4 HDMI (2.0)
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Smart TV
One Remote
Quantum Processor 4K
+ Bluetooth® Support
4K Upscaling
2019 Model
HEVC (H.265) codec
100% Color Volume
Quantum HDR 4X
– – –
– – –
– – –
Bixby Voice Control
– – –
+ QLED Quantum Dot
Apple AirPlay®
1000 nits brightness
Edge Lit Backlight
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
Q70 Series
Full Array Dimming
40 watt sound system
Native 120Hz
Motion Rate 240
4 HDMI (2.0a)
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Smart TV
One Remote
Quantum Processor 4K
+ Bluetooth® Support
4K Upscaling
2019 Model
HEVC (H.265) codec
100% Color Volume
Quantum HDR 8X
Direct Full Array 4X
48 Dimming zones
– – –
Bixby Voice Control
Ultra Black Elite
+ QLED Quantum Dot
Apple AirPlay®
1500 nits brightness
Full Array Backlight
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
Q80 Series
Full Array Dimming
40 watt sound system
Native 120Hz
Motion Rate 240
4 HDMI (2.0a)
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Smart TV
One Remote
Quantum Processor 4K
+ Bluetooth® Support
4K Upscaling
2019 Model
HEVC (H.265) codec
100% Color Volume
Quantum HDR 12X
Direct Full Array 8X
96 Dimming zones
Q Ultra Wide Angle
Bixby Voice Control
Ultra Black Elite
+ QLED Quantum Dot
Apple AirPlay®
1500 nits brightness
Full Array Backlight
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
Q90 Series
Full Array Dimming
60 watt sound system
Native 120Hz
Motion Rate 240
4 HDMI (2.0a)
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Smart TV
One Remote
Quantum Processor 4K
+ Bluetooth® Support
4K Upscaling
2019 Model
HEVC (H.265) codec
100% Color Volume
Quantum HDR 16X
Direct Full Array 16X
480 Dimming zones
Q Ultra Wide Angle
Bixby Voice Control
Ultra Black Elite
+ QLED Quantum Dot
Apple AirPlay®
1500 nits brightness
Full Array Backlight
Models: QN49Q60R, QN55Q60R, QN65Q60R, QN75Q60R, QN82Q60R Models: QN49Q70R, QN55Q70R, QN65Q70R, QN75Q70R, QN82Q70R Models: QN55Q80R, QN65Q80R, QN75Q80R Models: QN65Q90R, QN75Q90R, QN82Q90R

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Samsung QLED Vs. OLED: Samsung QLED TVs are catching up with OLED TVs in picture quality. Samsung QLED TVs are brighter than OLED and give a superior picture for HDR enabled programming. OLED still is superior in black levels, but the 2019 models have greatly improved black levels. In bright rooms, or rooms with lights on, the Samsung QLED is better. OLED still has an edge in response time and viewing angles, but Samsung’s high end QLED TVs are closing the gap.

New for 2019 QLED TVs: Built-in Apple® AirPlay® 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® (firmware update coming in Spring 2019)


Samsung 4K TV Glossary of Terms

4K Ultra HD (UHD) = 4K is the new standard in TVs. It has 8 megapixels of resolution, which is 4X the Resolution of Full HD 1080p TVs currently on the market. This allows you to sit closer to the TVs as the pixels are smaller, and will give you a more immersive movie theater type of experience. 4K TVs also give you richer and more natural colors (especially Samsung’s newest QLED Quantum Dot TVs).

High Dynamic Range (HDR) = Samsung is going all in with HDR, which gives you brighter picture with colors that pop, and better picture when there is a lot of bright and dark areas on the picture. All 2019 4K models on this page are equipped able to take advantage of 4K HDR which will be available on 4K bluray discs and other sources. All provide the HDR 10 format support, which is one of the standards in the industry.

QLED (Quantum Dots) = New for 2019, Samsung introduces its 4K QLED Line (Q60R Q70R, Q80R, and Q90R). QLED is an advanced form of quantum dots). This technology will give a brighter picture with a much wider range of colors when compared to normal TVs. It also will provide deeper blacks. This is reserved for Samsung Top of line LED TVs.

Q70R, Q80R, and Q90R Full Array Local Dimming Zones = Only these QLED models have full array led backlights with local dimming (fald). This backlight system is superior to edge lit TVs, with more uniform picture and a higher number of local dimming zones for best picture, especially when using HDR. The Q90R has 480 local dimming zones, the Q80R has 96 local dimming zones, and the Q70R 48 local dimming zones.

Q Ultra Wide Viewing Angle = This feature reduces glare and enhances the color no matter what your viewing angle. This feature is only available on the Q80 and Q90 series.
Direct Full Array Dimming Technology = Fully Array Local Dimming (Fald) panels coming with different numbers of dimming zones. More is considered better. The Q90 is (16x), Q80 (8x), and Q70 (4x). Direct Full Array is a numerical index which is based on backlighting, antireflection and contrast enhancement technologies.

Bixby Voice Control = All of the 2019 QLED TVs have Bixby, which allows you to control your TV by voice command. Soon you will also be able to use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Ambient Mode = All QLED TVs have an ambient mode, when the TV is not in use. This can be used to show the weather, headlines, or artistic photos.

Nits Brightness = Nits is a measurement of brightness. The new QLED TVs are capable of 1,000 nits ( Q60 model), and 1,500 nits (Q70, Q80, Q90 Series). The higher the Nits, the more realistic the picture quality when utilizing HDR technology. This brightness in the QLED TVs far exceeds the brightness of older technology screens.

Apple AirPlay® 2 Built-in = New for 2019 is the inclusion of Apple AirPlay to all QLED TVs which allows wireless streaming of video and audio from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® (new firmware coming Spring 2019).

HEVC (H.265) codec = HEVC (H.265) is a new compression codec that is used to compress video. This new codec compresses twice as much data as previous codecs, so that 4K Ultra HD video can be sent over cable and the internet. HEVC (H.265) will allow 4K/60p playback for viewing 4K sports in the future. 4K/60p will also be available on future 4K camcorders. All of Samsung’s 2018 line of 4K TVs have HEVC installed. Netflix 4K Content is currently streamed using this HEVC decoder.

What native 4K Content is Available Today? = Currently, Youtube, Amazon and Netflix are streaming 4K content to consumers. ESPN, Comcast Xfinity, and others have announced that they too will have 4K content.

UHD LED Edge/Local Dimming = This combines the economy of an Edge Lit TV, with the advantages of local dimming. The picture quality, black levels, and contrast can be greatly enhanced with Local Dimming versus one that is only Edge Lit. This type of system can also eliminate or reduce halo effects, clouding, and light bleeding.

Samsung calls their dimming technology Micro Dimming, while LG uses the term LED Plus.
Full Array Local Dimming LED TV = An LED TV that is illuminated from the rear by an array of LED lights. These lights can be dimmed or turned off to give maximum contrast and picture quality. This type is superior to an edge lit dimming LED TV. These are hard to find, and much more expensive than the other types. For Samsung in 2019, only the Q70, Q80 and Q90 Series have Fully Array Dimming (FALD).

HDMI® 2.0 Support = HDMI 2.0 is the next generation of HDMI which will provide higher framerates for 4K Ultra HD content, more audio channels, and Full 4K 3D. All of Samsung’s 2019 4K models come standard with HDMI 2.0a installed. None have the later 2.1 standard.

Quad Core Processor = All of Samsung’s 2019 4K Ultra HD Lineup will have a Quad Core Processor. This will greatly increase the functionality and speed of Smart TVs, and internet connectivity.

Mastered in 4K Blu-ray Discs = To accomodate the new 4K TVs, new blu-ray discs have been introduced that were mastered in 4K to give you the best picture on your 4K TV from a blu-ray disc. They are recorded with higher bit rates for better picture quality. These discs can be played by blu-ray players and Playstation 3 and 4 players onto your 4K Television. Genuine native 4K Blu-ray players have arrived.

LED TV = Instead of a conventional fluorescent backlight, these HDTVs use LED lights for backlighting. This dramatically improves picture contrast, colors, and overall picture. LED TVs also use about 40% less electricity.

Edge Lit LED TV = An LED TV that is illuminated from the side or edges by an array of LED lights. Some of the latest Edge lit sets can achieve local dimming with the latest technology. Only the Q60R series has edge lit, the rest have Full Array backlights.

Wi-Fi Direct™ = This feature allows you to wirelessly transfer content to your TV directly from a compatible device (smartphone or tablet) without a Wi-Fi network.

UHD = Ultra High Definition, or 4K. Has 4x more resolution compared to Full HD.

IPS Panel = An IPS Panel gives you a wider viewing angle without losing contrast than standard panels.

120Hz = 120Hz anti blur technology. Eliminates blur on LCD TVs during high action sports and movies.

Clear Motion Rate = Clear Motion Rate or CMR works with your 60Hz or 120Hz panel to give you a better picture from fast moving action. The higher the CMR on Samsung TVs, the better. All 2019 QLED TVs have a 240 CMR motion rate.

10-bit panel = Samsung’s higher end TVs have a 10-bit panel that can display over one billion colors.

HDMI = HDMI inputs allow you to connect devices to your HDTV such as DVD and Blu-ray players and game consoles. HDMI 2.0 is the latest 4K Television standard, which increases bandwidth to 18gbps, allowing higher framerates, more audio channels, Full resolution 4K 3D.

Smart TV/Internet Ready = An internet ready TV allows you to connect an ethernet cable for an optional Wifi wireless connection to your TV.

Content can include services such as Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, and other content. Services vary by manufacturer and model. Also referred to as a Smart TV


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