Samsung Q8DA vs Q7DA Similarities & Differences

Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA are both introduced as part of Samsung’s 2021 QLED TV lineup. Samsung Q8DA is basically a retail exclusive version of Samsung Q80A while Samsung Q7DA is the exclusive version of Samsung Q80A. Samsung Q8DA comes with 5 screen size options : 85-Inch (QN85Q8DAAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q8DAAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65Q8DAAFXZA), 55-Inch (QN55Q8DAAFXZA) and 50-Inch (QN50Q8DAAFXZA) while there are 4 screen size options for Samsung Q7DA : 85-Inch (QN85Q7DAAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q7DAAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65Q7DAAFXZA) and 55-Inch (QN55Q7DAAFXZA). From their series number, we can easily notice Samsung Q8DA is the series that positioned higher than Samsung Q7DA. Is Samsung Q8DA a better choice? In this article, we will talk about similarities and differences of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA to find out whether Samsung Q8DA is a better choice.

Similarities of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA

There are a number of similarities between Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA as they are both introduced as part of Samsung’s 2021 QLED TV lineup. Before we talk more about their similarities, let’s take a look at their similar specs and features in the table below.

Samsung Q8DA  Samsung Q7DA
Introduced 2021 2021
Display Technology LED LED
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Upscaling Technology 4K Upscaling 4K Upscaling
Wide Viewing Angle YES YES
Adaptive Picture YES YES
Color Technology Quantum Dot Color Quantum Dot Color
HDR Support
  • HDR10
  • HDR10+
  • HLG
  • HDR10
  • HDR10+
  • HLG
Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Quantum Processor 4K
Motion Technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (120Hz Native) Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (120Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
Operating System TIZEN TIZEN
Remote Control TM2180E (SolarCell Remote) TM2180E (SolarCell Remote)
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac (WiFi5) 802.11ac (WiFi5)
HDMI/USB 4/2 4/2

 

Samsung Q8DA

Samsung Q8DA

From the table of similarities above, we can talk more about similarities between Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA. Let’s talk more about their similarities together.

1. 4K UHD Resolution with 4K AI Upscaling

Both of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA come with 4K UHD resolution. 4K UHD resolution of those two TVs are completed with 4K AI Upscaling. With 4K AI Upscaling integrated with their 4K UHD resolution, we can enjoy excellent picture clarity from both of original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality with AI technology.

2. Quantum Dot Color

Both of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA come with QLED display. QLED display brings Quantum Dot Color. Quantum Dot Color can delivers rich and accurate color details on the screen of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA with its ability to brings 100% color volume.

3. Wide Viewing Angle and Adaptive Picture

Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA already come with Wide Viewing Angle and Adaptive Picture. Wide Viewing Angle allows us to enjoy accurate details from any side viewing angle while Adaptive Picture can adjust the contrast brightness to match the environment’s lighting condition.

4. HDR Support and Picture Processor

Although their HDR technology are slightly different, we can indeed find that both of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA already support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. With HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG support, we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content on the screen of those two TVs. We can also find that Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA are powered by similar picture processor. Both of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA are powered by Quantum Processor 4K. Quantum Processor 4K is able to optimize the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA.

5. Motion and Gaming Technology

The motion technology of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA are similar. They both come with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that based on 120Hz Native refresh rate. Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ is able to delivers smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. It’s also able to brings minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor. Both of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA also supports FreeSync Premium Pro and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) to brings more immersive gaming experience.

6. Operating System and Remote Control

TIZEN OS is integrated as the operating system of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA. TIZEN OS allows us to enjoy wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run wide collection of smart apps on the screen of those two TVs. 802.11ac wireless (WiFi 5) is also attached to both Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA to bring fast and stable internet connection. The remote control that included with Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA are similar. They both come with TM2180E SolarCell Remote that makes it more environmentally friendly. We can also control Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA conveniently with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby since they are already supported.

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Differences of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA

As two 4K QLED TV series that positioned higher and lower, we can easily guess that there are few differences between Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA. Before we can talk more about their differences, let’s take a look at their different specs and features in the table below.

Samsung Q8DA Samsung Q7DA
Backlight Technology Direct Full Array 8x Dual LED
HDR Technology Quantum HDR 12x Quantum HDR
Speaker System 4.2.2CH 60W 2CH 20W
Object Tracking Sound Object Tracking Sound+ (OTS+) Object Tracking Sound Lite (OTS Lite)
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Samsung Q7DA

Samsung Q7DA

There are few differences between Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA that we can find in the table above. Let’s talk more about those differences together.

1. Backlight Technology
The backlight technology of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA are different. Samsung Q8DA comes with Direct Full Array 8x while Samsung Q7DA comes with Dual LED. Direct Full Array 8x is more advanced backlight technology that allows us to enjoy better contrast vibrancy on the screen of Samsung Q8DA than Dual LED of Samsung Q7DA.

2. Quantum HDR Version

Although they both come with Quantum HDR that support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG, we can find that the version of Quantum HDR integrated with Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA are different. Samsung Q8DA comes with Quantum HDR 12x while Samsung Q7DA comes with Quantum HDR. Quantum HDR 12x is more advanced Quantum HDR version that allows us to enjoy better HDR result on the screen of Samsung Q8DA than standard Quantum HDR of Samsung Q7DA.

3. Speaker System and Object Tracking Sound

The speaker system that integrated with Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA are different. Samsung Q8DA comes with 4.2.2CH 60W speaker system while Samsung Q7DA comes with 2CH 20W speaker system. 4.2.2CH 60W is able to delivers richer and more powerful sound quality for Samsung Q8DA than 2CH 20W of Samsung Q7DA. We can also find that both of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA already come with Object Tracking Sound but they are indeed different in version. Samsung Q8DA comes with Object Tracking Sound+ (OTS+) while Samsung Q7DA only comes with Object Tracking Sound Lite (OTS Lite). OTS+ is relatively able to delivers more realistic sound experience than OTS Lite.

4. Price

When it comes to price, Samsung Q8DA is normally offered at the higher price than Samsung Q7DA for similar screen size option since it’s indeed the one that positioned higher. What about their price difference? Before we can find their latest price difference, it’s recommended for us for us to check the price of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA as TV prices are changing from time to time.

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Is Samsung Q8DA a Better Choice?

After we talk about similarities and differences of Samsung Q8DA and Q7DA, we can find that there are few better aspects of Samsung Q8DA. Is Samsung Q8DA a better choice? Samsung Q8DA is surely a better choice as long as you don’t mind to spend higher. It comes with Direct Full Array 8x that allows us to enjoy better contrast vibrancy as well as more advanced Quantum HDR 12x that brings better HDR result. We can also enjoy richer and more realistic sound quality with more advanced 4.2.2CH 60W speaker system that completed with Object Tracking Sound+.

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Samsung Q7DA is the more affordable option of Samsung Q8DA. It’s a good choice for you if Samsung Q8DA is still too expensive. Although it doesn’t come with Direct Full Array backlight, Samsung Q7DA is still able to delivers good picture quality as it’s already completed with Quantum Dot Color on top of Dual LED backlight. We can also enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG contents since Samsung Q7DA already supports them with Quantum HDR although it’s not as excellent as Quantum HDR 12x. We can also setup additional AV system to enjoy higher quality audio if we are not satisfied with 2CH 20W speaker system of Samsung Q7DA as it already supports eARC.

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