Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA

Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA

SCORE:
93
SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
  • Ultra Viewing Angle
  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA to Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA 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. Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA 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 QN55Q80TAFXZA

Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA

DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
89
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
93
DISPLAY
92
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
79
OTHER FEATURES
90
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
92

Selected Features

QLED backlight

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA and Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA are Quantum dot LED (QLED) TVs which have LED backlight LCD displays 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.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TVs have Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the displays. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA has 50 zones.

HDR10

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA and Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA 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+

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA and Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA also support 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 QN55Q80TAFXZA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA over Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA.

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
Backlight Name Direct Full Array 12x vs Direct Full Array 4x
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle vs Wide Viewing Angle
Higher Peak Brightness 1500 nits vs 1000 nits
High Dynamic Range Quantum HDR 12x vs Quantum HDR 8x
Quantum HDR 1000
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
4K HFR vs
VRR vs
Blacks Ultra Black vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Adaptive Picture vs
More Speaker Channels 2.2.2 vs 2.1
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 60 W vs 40 W
Object Tracking Sound OTS vs
Q-Symphony vs
Active Voice Amplifier vs
HDMI Version 2.1 (Port 4) vs 2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 3) vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2

Advantage of Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA over Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA.

Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
Higher Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC vs 10 bits
Depth Enhancement vs Auto Depth Enhancer
More Tuners (SAT) vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   LED Type
👍   Full-Array Local Dimming
👍   Ultra Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   HDR10+
👍   HLG
👍   2K HFR
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   Real Game Enhancer+
WEAKNESSES
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No DTS Digital Surround
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

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 QN55Q80TAFXZA and here - Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA.

BASICS Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
BrandSamsungSamsung
CountryUSAUSA
Series 2Q80TQ70R
ModelQN55Q80TAFXZAQN55Q70RAFXZA
Release Year20202019
Size55"55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
Display TypeQLEDQLED
DesignBoundlessStylish Q
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAVA
LED TypeDirect LEDDirect LED
Dual LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameDirect Full Array 12xDirect Full Array 4x
Dimming NameSupreme UHD DimmingUltimate UHD Dimming
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing AngleUltra Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%100%
Peak Brightness1500 nits1000 nits
VIDEO Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 12xQuantum HDR 8x
Quantum HDR 1000
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4KQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI4K AI
BlacksUltra Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion PlusAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
Speaker Channels2.2.22.1
Speaker TypeDown Firing and Up FiringDownfiring
Speaker Poer Rating60 W40 W
Multiroom Link
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound OTS
Q-Symphony
Dialog Enhancement
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
Active Voice Amplifier
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
CONNECTIVITY Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
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
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 Airplay 2
Chromecast
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.1 (Port 4)2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 3)
HDCP Version2.32.2
HDMI-CEC Anynet+ Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
USB Inputs22
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemTizenTizen
Internet Browser
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Far-Field Interaction
Teletext
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFSFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean View
Ambient Mode Ambient Mode+
Décor Mode
Motion Detection
ConnectShare™
Embedded POP
Real Game Enhancer+
Game Mode
Art Mode
VIDEO FORMATS Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
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 QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog Tuner
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM Radio
GENERAL Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)80 W80 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 27.8" x 2.1"48.4" x 27.9" x 2.4"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 30.8" x 10.1"48.4" x 30.7" x 9.8"
Stand Size15.4" x 9.2" x 10.1"2.1" x 7.3" x 9.8"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)57.4" x 33.1" x 7"56.2" x 33.3" x 7.1"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand39.5 lbs39.7 lbs
Weight With Stand46.3 lbs40.8 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)59.5 lbs55.3 lbs
ACCESSORIES Samsung QN55Q80TAFXZA Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA
RemoteQLED Premium Smart Remote - TM2050CTM1950C

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