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Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED80UQA

LG 55SK8500PLA

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
90

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QNED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED80UQA to LG 55SK8500PLA 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. LG 55QNED80UQA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 55QNED80UQA

LG 55SK8500PLA

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
90
 
 

Advantage of LG 55QNED80UQA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED80UQA over LG 55SK8500PLA.

LG 55QNED80UQA vs LG 55SK8500PLA
Color NanoCell Color Pro vs NanoCell Color Pro
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
4K HFR vs
2K HFR vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
AI Picture AI Picture Pro vs
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR vs
Deep Learning AI Picture vs
AI Brightness vs
AI Sound AI Sound Pro (Virtual 5.1.2 Up-mix) vs
Clear Voice Clear Voice Pro vs Clear Voice III
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Smart Speaker Compatible vs
LG Smart Speaker vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 vs
LG TV Plus App vs
Smart ThinQ App vs
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
RS-232C Remote 1 (Mini Jack) vs
Amazon Echo Compatible vs
AI UX vs
AI Home vs
AI Recommendation Default: off vs
Intelligent Edit vs
Home Dashboard vs
Apple HomePod vs
Magic Link Default: off vs
360 VR vs
Mobile TV On vs
Wi-Fi TV On vs
Bluetooth Low Energy On vs
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM/HGIG vs
Time Machine (DVR) vs
AVI vs
VP8 vs
AC4 vs
EAC3 vs
MP2 vs

Advantage of LG 55SK8500PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55SK8500PLA over LG 55QNED80UQA.

LG 55QNED80UQA vs LG 55SK8500PLA
LED Type Edge LED vs Slim Direct LED
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Full Array Local Dimming
Dolby Vision vs
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 20W vs 40W (WF:20W)
DTS Digital Surround vs DTS-HD
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 1 vs 2
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
OGG vs
RealAudio vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Wide Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  Dolby Atmos
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync

Selected Features

QNED - QLED + Nanocell on LG 55QNED80UQA

LG 55QNED80UQAuses QNED technology on its LCD display which is combination of QLED and Nano Cell technologies. Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV 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. In Addition, Nano Cell layer has particles which absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. They create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether they’re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.

IPS Panels

Both TVs have in-plane switching (IPS) panels. Such panels are not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panels can provide better viewing angles and color accuracy compared to the VA panels.

Full-Array Local Dimming on LG 55SK8500PLA

LG 55SK8500PLA has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. 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. LG 55SK8500PLA has 48 zones.

HDR10

LG 55QNED80UQA and LG 55SK8500PLA 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.

Dolby Vision on LG 55SK8500PLA

LG 55SK8500PLA also supports Dolby Vision 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.

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 - LG 55QNED80UQA and here - LG 55SK8500PLA.

BASICS LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
BrandLGLG
SeriesQNED80SK85
Model55QNED80UQA55SK8500PLA
Size55"55"
CountryUSAUK
Release Year20222018
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
Display TypeQNEDNanoCell
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 TypeIPSIPS
LED TypeEdge LEDSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color ProNanoCell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen5 AI Processor 4Kα7 Intelligent Processor
UpscalingAI 4K Upscaling4K Upscaling
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240TruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz200 Hz
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AI Picture AI Picture Pro
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeDown FiringDown Firing
Speaker Poer Rating20W40W (WF:20W)
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD
AI Sound AI Sound Pro (Virtual 5.1.2 Up-mix)
Clear VoiceClear Voice ProClear Voice III
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs12
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM/HGIG
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
HEVC 4K@120p, 10bit
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMDVB-C
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm
48.5" x 28.2" x 1.7"
1232 mm x 709 mm x 63 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 257 mm
48.5" x 30.7" x 10.1"
1232 mm x 778 mm x 248 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1420 x 835 x 187 mm
55.9" x 32.9" x 7.36"
1360 mm x 860 mm x 175 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm300 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg / 35.9 lbs17.2 kg
Weight With Stand16.7 kg / 36.8 lbs18.7 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)23 kg / 50.7 lbs23.2 kg
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor1 Year Parts & Labor
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED80UQA LG 55SK8500PLA
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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