Samsung Q80B vs Q80A Review

Both of Samsung Q80B and Q80A are introduced as the top series for Samsung QLED 4K TV lineup. Samsung Q80B from Samsung’s 2022 TV lineup while Samsung Q80A was released as part of Samsung’s 2021 TV lineup. So we can call Samsung Q80B as the successor of Samsung Q80A. Both of Samsung Q80B and Q80A come with 5 screen size options : 85-Inch (QN85Q80BAFXZA & QN85Q80AAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q80BAFXZA & QN75Q80AAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65Q80BAFXZA & QN65Q80AAFXZA), 55-Inch (QN55Q80BAFXZA & QN55Q80AAFXZA) and 50-Inch (QN50Q80BAFXZA & QN50Q80AAFXZA). Which of them is the one that we should choose? To find out which of them is the one that we should choose, let’s take a look at the key differences between Samsung Q80B and Q80A in this article.

What Should You Know about Samsung Q80B?

Samsung Q80B

Samsung Q80B

Samsung Q80B is the higher option of Samsung’s 2022 QLED 4K TV lineup. It’s positioned below Samsung QN85B as the lower Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLED TV series. As part of Samsung’s 2022 QLED TV lineup, Samsung Q80B comes with QLED display that brings Quantum Dot Color. Quantum Dot Color is able to delivers rich and accurate color details with its ability to delivers 100% Color Volume. The backlight technology of Samsung Q80B is Direct Full Array that allows us to enjoy excellent picture clarity on the screen of this TV. The contrast is also enhanced by Real Depth Enhancer that delivers better depth in more real dimension. To brings excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources, Samsung Q80B is also completed with 4K AI Upscaling to upscale non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality with AI technology. EyeComfort Mode is also integrated with Samsung Q80B that can adapts the display according to the environment’s lighting condition while also can reduces Blue light to keep our eyes comfortable. Samsung Q80B comes with Quantum HDR 12x (50-Inch : Quantum HDR 8x) that supports HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ and HLG so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. Quantum Processor 4K is the picture processor integrated with Samsung Q80B. It can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. The motion technology of Samsung Q80B is Motion Xcelerator Turbo+  that based on 120Hz Native (50-Inch : Motion Xcelerator Turbo with 60Hz Native), Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ is able to delivers smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while also can brings minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. To bring better gaming experience, Samsung Q80B also supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and FreeSync Premium Pro. The operating system of Samsung Q80B is TIZEN 2022. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps on the screen of this TV. To help us easily connect this TV to our home network, 802.11ac wireless is already attached with this TV. The remote control included with Samsung Q80B is TM2280E. It’s a smart remote with SolarCell that allows us to control this TV conveniently. We can also use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby to control this TV since they are already supported. The speaker system integrated with Samsung Q80B is 2.2.2CH 60W (50-Inch : 2.2CH 40W). It can delivers rich and quite powerful sound quality. The sound is also enhanced by Object Tracking Sound/OTS (50-Inch : OTS Lite) that can tracks every motion on the TV screen for more realistic sound experience. Samsung Q80B already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) so that we can setup more advanced AV system to enjoy higher quality audio formats.

We can summarizes the key specs and features of Samsung Q80B with the table below.

Samsung Q80B
Brand Samsung
Introduced 2022
Screen Size
  • 85-Inch (QN85Q80BAFXZA)
  • 75-Inch (QN75Q80BAFXZA)
  • 65-Inch (QN65Q80BAFXZA)
  • 55-Inch (QN55Q80BAFXZA)
  • 50-Inch (QN50Q80BAFXZA)
Resolution 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160)
Display Technology LED
LED Panel Type QLED
Backlight Technology Direct Full Array
Upscaling Technology 4K AI Upscaling
Dimming Technology Supreme UHD Dimming
Contrast Technology Real Depth Enhancer (50-Inch : Contrast Enhancer)
Color Technology Quantum Dot Color
HDR Support
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10+ Adaptive
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Motion Technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (120Hz Native), 50-Inch : Motion Xcelerator Turbo (60Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K
Adaptive Picture Optimized/EyeComfort
Smart TV Platform TIZEN 2022
Remote Control TM2280E
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
Sound Technology
  • 2.2.2CH 60W, 50-Inch : 2.2CH 40W
  • Object Tracking Sound (OTS), 50-Inch : OTS Lite
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI/USB 4/2
Price
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What Should You Know about Samsung Q80A?

Samsung Q80A

Samsung Q80A

Samsung Q80A is the highest option of Samsung’s 2021 QLED TV lineup. It’s positioned below Samsung QN85A as the lower option of Samsung’s 2021 NEO QLED TV lineup. QLED display of Quantum Dot Color is able to delivers 100% color volume so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of Samsung Q80A. Samsung Q80A already comes with Direct Full Array Backlight that can brings excellent contrast vibrancy between the bright and dark part of the TV screen. The contrast is also enhanced by Contrast Enhancer integrated with this TV. 4K AI Upscaling is integrated with 4K UHD resolution of Samsung Q80A so that we can enjoy excellent clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. The HDR technology of Samsung Q80A is Quantum HDR 12x (50-Inch : Quantum HDR 8x). It already supports HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG that allows us to enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. To optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of Samsung Q80A, Quantum Processor 4K is integrated as the picture processor of this TV. We can enjoy fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (50-Inch : Motion Xcelerator) integrated as the motion technology of Samsung Q80A. It also allows us to enjoy non lagging gaming experience when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. Samsung Q80A also supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and FreeSync Premium Pro that can bring more immersive gaming experience. The operating system of Samsung Q80A is TIZEN 2021. It allows us to enjoy wide range of premium entertainment as well as run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps on the screen of this TV. 802.11ac wireless is already attached with Samsung Q80A to easily connect this TV to our home network. TM2180E is the SolarCell smart remote included with Samsung Q80A that can help us to control this TV conveniently. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby also can be used to control Samsung Q80A since they are already supported. 2.2.2CH 60W speaker system is integrated with Samsung Q80A (50-Inch :  2.2CH 40W). It allows us to enjoy rich and quite powerful sound quality. Additionally, Samsung Q80A is also completed with Object Tracking Sound (50-Inch : Object Tracking Sound Lite) that can bring more realistic sound experience as it can tracks every motion on the TV screen. With eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support, we can enjoy higher quality audio formats with additional AV system.

The table below can summarizes the key specs and features of Samsung Q80A.

Samsung Q80A
Brand Samsung
Introduced 2021
Screen Size
  • 85-Inch (QN85Q80AAFXZA)
  • 75-Inch (QN75Q80AAFXZA)
  • 65-Inch (QN65Q80AAFXZA)
  • 55-Inch (QN55Q80AAFXZA)
  • 50-Inch (QN50Q80AAFXZA)
Resolution 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160)
Display Technology LED
LED Panel Type QLED
Backlight Technology Direct Full Array
Dimming Technology Supreme UHD Dimming
Upscaling Technology 4K AI Upscaling
Contrast Technology Quantum Matrix Technology
Color Technology Contrast Enhancer
HDR Support
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Motion Technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (120Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K
Adaptive Picture Standard
Smart TV Platform TIZEN 2021
Remote Control TM2180E
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
Speaker System
  • 2.2.2CH 60W, 50-Inch : 2.2CH 40W
  • Object Tracking Sound (OTS), 50-Inch : OTS Lite
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI/USB 4/2
Price
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What are Their Key Differences?

From the table of specs and features of Samsung Q80B and Q80A, we can find that there are few key differences between those two TVs. The first key difference comes from HDR10+ Adaptive Support. Samsung Q80B already comes with HDR10+ Adaptive support while Samsung Q80A still doesn’t support HDR10+ Adaptive. HDR10+ Adaptive is able to optimizes the picture based on the room’s lighting conditions. The second difference comes from the EyeComfort Adaptive Picture of Samsung Q80B that’s not available in Samsung Q0A. EyeComfort Adaptive Picture is able to reduces blue lights to make your eyes more comfortable while also can adapts the display based on the brightness of the environment. There’s also another key difference on the contrast enhancement technology of Samsung Q80B and Q80A. Samsung Q80B already comes with Real Depth Enhancer while Samsung Q80A only comes with Contrast Enhancer. Real Depth Enhancer can delivers better depth and more real dimension than standard Contrast Enhancer. The next key difference can be found in the version of TIZEN OS integrated with Samsung Q80B and Q80A. Samsung Q80B comes with TIZEN 2022 while Samsung Q80A comes with TIZEN 2021. TIZEN 2022 comes with improvements to makes it better than the previous TIZEN 2021. We can also find that Samsung Q80B comes with the newer version of SolarCell smart remote (TM2280E) that comes with minor improvements from TM2180E of Samsung Q80A.

Samsung Q80B is usually offered at the higher price than Samsung Q80A. We need to check the price of Samsung Q80B and Q80A before we can find their latest price difference as TV price are changing over time.

We can summarize the key differences of Samsung Q80B and Q80A with the table below.

Samsung Q80B Samsung Q80A
Introduced 2022 2021
HDR10+ Adaptive Supported Not Supported
Adaptive Picture Optimized/EyeComfort Standard
Contrast Enhancement Real Depth Enhancer (except 50-Inch) Contrast Enhancer
TIZEN OS TIZEN 2022 TIZEN 2021
Remote Control TM2280E TM2180E
Price More Expensive Less Expensive
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Which One to Choose?

Samsung Q80B and Q80A are positioned as successor and predecessor series of Samsung’s higher QLED 4K TV lineup. Which of them is the one to choose? From our discussion above, we can find that there are few improvements in Samsung Q80B as the successor series. It comes with HDR10+ Adaptive support, EyeComfort adaptive picture (EyeComfort Mode, Real Depth Enhancer while it’s also completed with the newer version of TIZEN and SolarCell smart Remote. But Samsung Q80B is indeed normally offered at the higher price than Samsung Q80A for similar screen size option. So if you are interested in HDR10+ Adaptive support, EyeComfort adaptive picture, Real Depth Enhancer as well as the newer version of TIZEN and SolarCell smart remote while you don’t mind to spend more, then Samsung Q80B is the one that you should choose.

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Samsung Q80A is the predecessor of Samsung Q80B. It’s basically similar except that Samsung Q80A doesn’t support HDR10+ Adaptive, doesn’t come with EyeComfort Mode (EyeComfort Adaptive picture) and Real Depth Enhancer (Contrast Enhancer instead) while comes with the older version of TIZEN and SolarCell remote. But Samsung Q80A is indeed usually offered at the lower price than Samsung Q80B. So if you don’t mind with the absent of HDR10+ Adaptive support and EyeComfort Mode, Real Depth Enhancer (Contrast Enhancer instead) as well as the older version of TIZEN and SolarCell smart remote or simply have more limited budget, then Samsung Q80A is the one that you can choose.

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