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Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU (UK version)

SCORE:
92
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Highlights

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

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Content

Overview

Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU was introduced in 2019. It has a QLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. Its powerful Quantum Processor 4K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU TV 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
79
OTHER FEATURES
92
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU.

PROS
  High Resolution
  Direct LED
  Full Array Local Dimming
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  HLG
  2K HFR
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  Real Game Enhancer+
CONS
  Limited Viewing Angle
  No Dolby Vision
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No VRR
  No Dolby Atmos
  No DTS Digital Surround

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 Q70R series is 2018 Q7FN series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q7FNATXXU
LED Type Direct LED vs Edge LED
Backlight Dimming Full Array Local Dimming vs Frame Dimming
2K HFR vs
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K vs Q Engine
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Dialog Enhancement vs
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor vs
Works with Alexa vs
Far-Field Interaction vs
Real Game Enhancer+ vs

DOWNGRADES Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q7FNATXXU
Lower Refresh Rate 50 Hz/60 Hz vs 100 Hz/120 Hz
Viewing Angle vs Q Viewing Angle
Lower Peak Brightness 1000 nits vs 2200 nits
High Dynamic Range Quantum HDR 8x
Quantum HDR 1000
vs Quantum HDR Elite
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesync™ vs
Blacks vs Ultra Black Elite
Lower Frame Interpolation Frequency 100 Hz vs 200 Hz
Less Speaker Channels 2.1 vs 4.1
Less USB Inputs 2 vs 3
Less Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) 1 vs 2

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QE55Q7FNATXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q7FNATXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Technology

Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU 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

Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

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. This particular model has 50 zones.

HDR10

Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU supports 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+

This TV also supports HDR10+ 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 maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesQ70R
ModelQE49Q70RATXXU
Size49"
CountryUK
Release Year2019
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeQLED
DesignStylish Q
Actual Size (Diagonal)48.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
LED TypeDirect LED
Dual LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameDirect Full Array 4x
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones50
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Peak Brightness1000 nits
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 8x
Quantum HDR 1000
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
Blacks
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency100 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.1
Speaker TypeDownfiring
Speaker Poer Rating40 W
Multiroom Link
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound
Q-Symphony
Dialog Enhancement
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
Active Voice Amplifier
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
Chromecast
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browser
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Far-Field Interaction
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions
PVR Function Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean View
Ambient Mode
Dcor Mode
Motion Detection
ConnectShare™
Embedded POP
Real Game Enhancer+
Game Mode
Art Mode
Art Store
Gallery Mode
Time Shift
VIDEO FORMATS
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
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog Tuner
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+Version 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyB
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)116 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1094.8 x 632.9 x 62.8 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1094.8 x 707.6 x 248.3 mm
Stand Size955.9 x 248.3 mm (Basic)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1242.0 x 772.0 x 179.0 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand13.6 kg
Weight With Stand14.1 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)19.5 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1950C

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2019 Q70R series can be considered a 2020 Q80T series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung QE49Q80TATXXU vs Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU
AMD Freesync™ 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

DOWNGRADES Samsung QE49Q80TATXXU vs Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU
Lower Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC vs 10 bits
Depth Enhancement vs Auto Depth Enhancer
RS-232C Remote vs

For this comparison we chose 49" version of the successor - model QE49Q80TATXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE49Q70RATXXU vs Samsung QE49Q80TATXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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