Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG Review and Specs
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Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG (German version)

SCORE:
94

Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) LCD 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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Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG Overview

Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 5000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. Its powerful Quantum Processor 8K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 8K UHD (7680 x 4320).

We give Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG TV 94 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

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

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
3D Capable ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
8K FPS via HDMI ๐Ÿ‘
Powerful Picture Processor ๐Ÿ‘
Speaker Channels ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Old HDMI 2.1 ๐Ÿ‘
Real Game Enhancer+ ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG has a QLED display which is a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light. Quantum dot displays are capable of producing wider color gamut compared to OLED displays and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. And together with Vertical Alignment (VA) type panel their contrast is comparable to the OLED displays with nearly perfect black levels.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV 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.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryGermany
Series 2Q950R
ModelGQ98Q950RGTXZG
Release Year2019
Size98"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)97.5"
Resolution8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Dual LEDโœ–
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameDirect Full Array Elite
Direct Full Array 28x
Dimming NameUltimate 8K Dimming
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing AngleUltra Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Peak Brightness5000 nits
Picture Quality Index4300
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ”
Dolby Visionโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 5000
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
8K FPS via HDMI8K/60p
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 8K
Upscaling8K AI
BlacksUltra Black Elite
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ”
Depth Enhancementโœ” Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Pictureโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating60 W
Multiroom Linkโœ”
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ–
Object Tracking Soundโœ–
Q-Symphonyโœ–
Dialog Enhancementโœ”
Audio Pre-selection Descriptorโœ”
Active Voice Amplifierโœ–
WiSA Readyโœ–
Bluetooth Audio Playbackโœ”
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Smartphone Connectivityโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
Chromecastโœ–
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” Anynet+
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ–
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ–
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browserโœ”
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Far-Field Interactionโœ”
Teletextโœ”
Picture-In-Pictureโœ”
Closed Captionsโœ”
PVR Functionโœ” Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean Viewโœ”
Ambient Modeโœ”
D้cor Modeโœ–
Motion Detectionโœ–
ConnectShareโ„ขโœ”
Embedded POPโœ”
Real Game Enhancer+โœ”
Game Modeโœ”
Art Modeโœ–
Gallery Modeโœ”
360 VRโœ”
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
IP Controlโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ”
DivXโœ–
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ–
RealVideoโœ”
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ”
VP8โœ”
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ”
VROโœ”
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ”
ALACโœ”
APEโœ”
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ–
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ”
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 2
SAT Tunerโœ”
Analog Tunerโœ”
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T2 HD
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+Version 1.4
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyD
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)2183.5 x 1249.4 x 40.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)2183.5 x 1323.1 x 463.3 mm
Stand Size1839.6 x 463.3 mm (Basic)
761.6 x 463.3 mm (Minimum)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2370 x 1405 x 350 mm
One Connect Boxโœ”
No Gap Wall-Mountโœ” Included
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)600 mm x 600 mm
Weight Without Stand79.5 kg
Weight With Stand81.7 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)110 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1990C
WARRANTY
Warranty2 Years

Successor

The 2019 Q950R series has a successor - 2020 Q950TS series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung GQ85Q950TSTXZG Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ” Premium โœ–
4K HFR โœ” โœ–
2K HFR โœ” โœ–
Active Voice Amplifier โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES Samsung GQ85Q950TSTXZG Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG
3D Capability โœ– โœ–
Lower 8K FPS 8K/60p 8K/60p

For this comparison we chose 85" version of the successor - model GQ85Q950TSTXZG. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung GQ98Q950RGTXZG vs Samsung GQ85Q950TSTXZG where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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