Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU

Sony KD-49XG8388

SCORE:
91
SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
  • Quantum Processor 4K Lite
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU to Sony KD-49XG8388 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. Sony KD-49XG8388 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU

Sony KD-49XG8388

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
78
OTHER FEATURES
84
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
91
DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
90
AUDIO FEATURES
87
OTHER FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
92

Selected Features

QLED backlight on Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU

Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU is a Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV which has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content.

VA Panels

Both TVs have vertical alignment (VA) panels. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

HDR10

Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU and Sony KD-49XG8388 support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

HDR10+ on Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU

Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU also supports HRD10+ which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Advantage of Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU over Sony KD-49XG8388.

Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU vs Sony KD-49XG8388
HDR10+ vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 4.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 2) vs
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 1
3GPP vs
ASF vs
Flash Video vs
MPEG-4 vs
TS vs
VC-1 vs
VP7 vs
VP8 vs
VP9 vs
VOB vs
VRO vs
AAC vs
AIFF vs
ALAC vs
APE vs
OGG vs
BMP vs
Hi1her Ener1y E22iciency Class A+ vs A

Advantage of Sony KD-49XG8388

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-49XG8388 over Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU.

Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU vs Sony KD-49XG8388
Higher Refresh Rate 50 Hz/60 Hz vs 100 Hz/120 Hz
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 120Hz vs 1000 Hz
Dolby Atmos vs
DTS Digital Surround vs
Chromecast vs
More HDMI Inputs 3 vs 4
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1
More IF (Satellite) Connection Inputs 1 vs 2
Component Inputs vs
Composite Inputs vs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
Voice Command vs
DivX vs
QuickTime vs
Xvid vs
LPCM vs
More Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) 1 vs 2

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   HLG
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   HDCP 2.3
WEAKNESSES
👎   LED Type
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU and here - Sony KD-49XG8388.

BASICS Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
BrandSamsungSony
CountryUKGermany
Series 2Q60TXG83
ModelQE85Q60TATXXUKD-49XG8388
Release Year20202019
Size85"49"
Smart TV
DISPLAY Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
Display TypeQLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)84.5"48.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAVA
LED TypeEdge LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)TRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K LiteX1™
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion PlusMotionflow™ XR 800
Frame Interpolation Frequency120Hz1000 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
Speaker Channels2.02
Speaker Poer Rating2 x 10 W10 W + 10 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11a/b/g/n/acIEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.24.1
Chromecast
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs34
HDMI Version2.02.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 2)
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDMI-CEC Anynet+ BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs21
IF (Satellite) Inputs12
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemTizenAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
PVR Function
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
Digital Tuner 1 2
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+Version 1.4 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL Samsung QE85Q60TATXXU Sony KD-49XG8388
Ener1y E22iciencyA+A
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)151 WStandard: 88 W
Vivid: 160 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1896.3 x 1082.5 x 59.9 mm1098 mm x 644 mm x 58 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1896.3 x 1186.4 x 392.1 mm1098 mm x 703 mm x 260 mm
Stand Size1721.6 x 392.1 mm (Basic) / 1351.6 x 392.1 mm (Minimum)Width: 719 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2090 x 1247 x 260 mm1188 mm x 776 mm x 148 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)600 mm x 400 mm200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand47.5 kg13.2 kg
Weight With Stand48.7 kg13.7 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)63.8 kg19 kg

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