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LG 55QNED816QA

LG 55SM8600PUA

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
93

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
  • NanoCell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED816QA to LG 55SM8600PUA 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 55SM8600PUA 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 55QNED816QA

LG 55SM8600PUA

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
93
OTHER FEATURES
96
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
93

Advantage of LG 55QNED816QA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED816QA over LG 55SM8600PUA.

LG 55QNED816QA vs LG 55SM8600PUA
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Local Dimming
Color NanoCell Color Pro vs NanoCell Color
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits + FRC
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
More Powerful Picture Processor α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K vs α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
AI Picture AI Picture Pro vs
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR vs
More Speaker Channels 2.0 Channel vs 2.0 Channel
AI Sound AI Sound Pro (Virtual 5.1.2 Up-mix) vs
Clear Voice Clear Voice Pro vs Clear Voice III
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) vs ARC (HDMI 2)
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 1
Teletext Flof vs
AVI vs
VP8 vs
AC4 vs
EAC3 vs
MP2 vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs

Advantage of LG 55SM8600PUA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55SM8600PUA over LG 55QNED816QA.

LG 55QNED816QA vs LG 55SM8600PUA
Dolby Vision vs
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
Dynamic Tone Mapping HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping vs Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
DTS Digital Surround vs DTS-HD
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RS-232C Remote vs 1 (Mini Jack)
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
  4K HFR
  2K HFR
  α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  Dolby Atmos
  AI Sound
  WiSA Ready
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 2.1
WEAKNESSES
  Edge LED
  No Full-Array Local Dimming
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync

Selected Features

QNED - QLED + Nanocell on LG 55QNED816QA

LG 55QNED816QAuses 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.

HDR10

LG 55QNED816QA and LG 55SM8600PUA 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 55SM8600PUA

LG 55SM8600PUA 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 55QNED816QA and here - LG 55SM8600PUA.

BASICS LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
BrandLGLG
SeriesQNED81SM86
Model55QNED816QA55SM8600PUA
Size55"55"
CountryUKUSA
Release Year20222019
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
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 LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingLocal Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color ProNanoCell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDRActive HDR4K Cinema HDR
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen5 AI Processor 4Kα7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
UpscalingAI 4K Upscaling4K Upscaling
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200 with backlight scanningTruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz240 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 MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel2.0 Channel
Speaker Poer Rating20W20W
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) Separate Dongle Purchase Required
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
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 Version5.05.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) ARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs21
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 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser Full Web Browser
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: offDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: offDefault: 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 ALLM
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
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 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LNTSC-M
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2ATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W (129 W during HDR)68.1 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm48.5" x 28.2" x 2.5"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 271 mm48.5" x 30.9" x 10.4"
Stand Size841 x 271 mm33.1"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 x 810 x 187 mm53.5" x 34.6" x 6.9"
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 kg37.9 lbs
Weight With Stand17.9 kg41.2 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)22.5 kg52.2 lbs
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED816QA LG 55SM8600PUA
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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