1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED816QA

Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
94

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

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) QLED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
  • Ultra Viewing Angle
  • Quantum Processor 8K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED816QA to Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU 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. The LG 55QNED816QA has 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) and the Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU has 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU 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

Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
96
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
92
OVERALL
94
 
 

Advantage of LG 55QNED816QA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED816QA over Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU.

LG 55QNED816QA vs Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
4K HFR vs
2K HFR vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Dolby Atmos vs
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) vs
AVI vs
DivX vs
QuickTime vs
AC4 vs
aptX vs
EAC3 vs
HE-AAC vs
LPCM vs
MP2 vs
JPS vs

Advantage of Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU over LG 55QNED816QA.

LG 55QNED816QA vs Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
Higher Resolution 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) vs 8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
LED Type Edge LED vs Direct LED
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Full Array Local Dimming
Viewing Angle Wide Viewing Angle vs Ultra Viewing Angle
3D Capability vs
HDR10+ vs
More Speaker Channels 2.0 Channel vs 4.2
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 20W vs 60 W
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 3
ASF vs
RealVideo vs
VP7 vs
VOB vs
VRO vs
WebM vs
WMV vs
AIFF vs
ALAC vs
APE vs
M4A vs
MIDI vs
OGG vs
WAV vs
BMP vs
GIF vs
PNG vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Wide Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 2.1
WEAKNESSES
  No Dolby Vision
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No DTS Digital Surround

Selected Features

QLED backlight on Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU

Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU 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 Panel on Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU

Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU has a vertical alignment (VA) panel. 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 on Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU

Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU 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. Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU has 480 zones.

HDR10

LG 55QNED816QA and Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU 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 QE65Q950RBTXXU

Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU 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.

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 - Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU.

BASICS LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
BrandLGSamsung
SeriesQNED81Q950R
Model55QNED816QAQE65Q950RBTXXU
Size55"65"
CountryUKUK
Release Year20222019
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
Display TypeQNEDQLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSVA
LED TypeEdge LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming NameLocal DimmingUltimate 8K Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color ProQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleUltra Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
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 4KQuantum Processor 8K
UpscalingAI 4K Upscaling8K AI
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200 with backlight scanningAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz200 Hz
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel4.2
Speaker TypeDown FiringDown Firing
Speaker Poer Rating20W60 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
Bluetooth Audio Playback
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
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
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 Airplay 2
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK Anynet+
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs23
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSTizen
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days
Teletext Flof
Gallery Mode
360 VR
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Time Shift
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
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 Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 2.0 / CI+ 1.4Version 1.4
GENERAL LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
Energy EfficiencyGD
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W (129 W during HDR)356 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm1452.2 x 836.4 x 34.1 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 271 mm1452.2 x 898.2 x 304.9 mm
Stand Size841 x 271 mm1285.0 x 304.9 mm (Basic) / 463.9 x 304.9 mm (Minimum)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 x 810 x 187 mm1621.0 x 980.0 x 195.0 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm400 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg30.2 kg
Weight With Stand17.9 kg31.2 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)22.5 kg43.1 kg
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED816QA Samsung QE65Q950RBTXXU
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapTM1990C

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