Samsung QN85A vs Q80T Review

When you are looking for 4K LED TV in 2021, I’m sure that Samsung QN85A and Samsung Q80T are two choices that should be on your choice list. Samsung QN85A is introduced as part of Samsung’s 2021 Neo QLED TV while Samsung Q80T was released as part of Samsung’s 2020 4K QLED TV. Samsung QN85A comes with 4 screen size options : 85-Inch (QN85QN85AAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75QN85AAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65QN85AAFXZA) and 55-Inch (QN55QN85AAFXZA) while there are 5 screen size options of Samsung Q80T : 85-Inch (QN85Q80TAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q80TAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65Q80TAFXZA), 55-Inch (QN55Q80TAFXZA) and 50-Inch (QN50Q80TAFXZA). Which of them is the better choice? In this article, we will talk about the key differences between Samsung Q80A and Q80T to see the reason to choose Samsung Q80A as the successor series over its predecessor Samsung Q80T.

Samsung QN85A Review

Samsung QN85A

Samsung QN85A

Samsung QN85A is 4K LED TV series that positioned as the lower series for Samsung’s 2021 Neo QLED 4K TV lineup. It comes with 4K UHD resolution that completed with  AI upscaling to bring excellent picture clarity from both of original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. We can also find Ultra Viewing Angle integrated with Samsung QN85A As part of Samsung’s 2021 Neo QLED, Samsung QN85A is completed with Quantum Matrix Technology that powered by Mini LED backlight. Quantum Matrix Technology that integrated with Mini LED backlight allows us to enjoy excellent contrast brightness and outstanding light uniformity across the LED screen of this TV. The color technology of Samsung QN85A is Quantum Dot Color that allows us to enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of this TV as it can brings 100% color volume. Quantum HDR 24X is the HDR technology of Samsung QN85A. It can delivers enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources as it already supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. We can enjoy fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ integrated as the motion technology of Samsung QN85A. Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ is also able to delivers minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. To bring more immersive gaming experience, Samsung QN85A also supports FreeSync Premium Pro and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode). Samsung QN85A is powered by Neo Quantum Processor 4K. It’s a powerful picture processor that can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. TIZEN is the operating system integrated with Samsung QN85A. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment with 802.11ac wireless provides fast and stable internet connection to our favorite content providers. TIZEN OS also allows us to run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps on the screen of this TV. Samsung QN85A comes with environmentally friendlyTM2180E SolarCell Remote that allows us to control this TV conveniently. We can also use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby to control this TV as their already supported. We can enjoy rich and quite powerful sound with 2.2.2CH 60W speaker system integrated with this TV. We can also find Object Tracking Sound installed on this TV to tracks every motion on the TV screen for more realistic sound experience. We can also setup more advanced AV system to enjoy higher quality audio formats since Samsung QN85A already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

We can find the key specs and features of Samsung QN85A in the table below.

Samsung QN85A
Brand Samsung
Introduced 2021
Screen Size
  • 85-Inch (QN85QN85AAFXZA)
  • 75-Inch (QN75QN85AAFXZA)
  • 65-Inch (QN65QN85AAFXZA)
  • 55-Inch (QN55QN85AAFXZA)
Resolution 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160)
Display Technology LED
Dimming Technology Supreme UHD Dimming
Backlight Technology Mini LED
Upscaling Technology 4K AI upscaling
Contrast Technology Quantum Matrix Technology
Color Technology Quantum Dot
HDR Technology Quantum HDR 24X
HDR Support
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Motion Technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (120Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
Picture Processor Neo Quantum Processor 4K
Smart TV Platform Tizen OS
Remote Control TM2180E (SolarCell Remote)
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
Speaker System
  • 2.2.2CH 60W
  • Object Tracking Sound (OTS)
Audio Return Channel eARC
HDMI/USB 4/2
Price
85-Inch (QN85QN85AAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Samsung.com here…
75-Inch (QN75QN85AAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Samsung.com here…
65-Inch (QN65QN85AAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Samsung.com here…
55-Inch (QN55QN85AAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Samsung.com here…
Advertisement

Samsung Q80T Short Introduction

Samsung Q80T

Samsung Q80T

Samsung Q80T comes as 4K QLED TV series from Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup that positioned between the higher Samsung Q90T and the lower Q70T. It comes with Direct Full Array 12X as its backlight technology that can delivers vibrant contrast between the bright and dark part of its screen. As part of Samsung’s 2020 QLED TV lineup, Samsung Q80T is already completed with Quantum Dot Color. Quantum Dot Color can delivers 100% color volume so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of Samsung Q80T. Samsung Q80T is completed with 4K AI Upscaling on top of its 4K UHD resolution. 4K AI Upscaling allows us to enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. We can also enjoy accurate details from any side viewing angle of Samsung Q80T since it’s already completed with Ultra Viewing Angle. Quantum Processor 4K is the picture processor integrated with Samsung Q80T. It can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of Samsung Q80T. HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG are already supported by Samsung Q80T so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. Motion Rate 240 that based on 120Hz native refresh rate is the motion technology of Samsung Q80T. It can delivers smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while also allows us to enjoy non lagging gaming experience on its screen. To bring better gaming experience, we can also find that Samsung Q80T already supports FreeSync and ALLM. With TIZEN integrated as its operating system, we can enjoy wide range of premium entertainment on the screen of Samsung Q80T while we can also run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps on its screen. 802.11ac (WiFi 5) is already attached to Samsung Q80T to bring fast and stable internet connection. Samsung Q80T comes with Samsung OneRemote that allows us to control this TV and other connected devices conveniently. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby are also supported by Samsung Q80T so that we can control this TV with them. Samsung Q80T is already able to delivers rich and quite powerful sound with its integrated 2.2.2CH 60W speaker system. We can also find Object Tracking Sound integrated with Samsung Q80T to tracks every motion on its screen so that we can enjoy more realistic sound. eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) is already supported by Samsung Q80T so that we can enjoy higher quality audio formats with additional AV system.

The key specs and features of Samsung Q80T can be summarized with the table below.

Samsung Q80T
Brand Samsung
Introduced 2020
Screen Size
  • 85-Inch (QN85Q80TAFXZA)
  • 75-Inch (QN75Q80TAFXZA)
  • 65-Inch (QN65Q80TAFXZA)
  • 55-Inch (QN55Q80TAFXZA)
  • 50-Inch (QN50Q80TAFXZA)
Resolution 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160)
Display Technology LED
Backlight Technology Direct Full Array 12X
Dimming Technology Supreme UHD Dimming
Upscaling Technology 4K AI upscaling
Contrast Technology Contrast Enhancer
Color Technology Quantum Dot Color
HDR Technology Quantum HDR 12X
HDR Support
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Motion Technology Motion Rate 240 (120Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • FreeSync
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K
Smart TV Platform Tizen OS
Remote Control Samsung OneRemote
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
Speaker System
  • 2.2.2CH 60W
  • Object Tracking Sound (OTS)
Audio Return Channel eARC
HDMI/USB 4/2
Price
85-Inch (QN85Q80TAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Walmart.com here…
75-Inch (QN75Q80TAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Walmart.com here…
65-Inch (QN65Q80TAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Walmart.com here…
55-Inch (QN55Q80TAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Walmart.com here…
50-Inch (QN50Q80TAFXZA), Check Today’s Price on Walmart.com here…

Samsung QN85A and Q80T Key Differences

There are few key differences between Samsung QN85A and Q80T that we can find from their table of specs and features. The first key differences of Samsung QN85A and Q80T comes from their contrast and backlight technology. Samsung QN85A comes with Quantum Matrix Technology on top of Mini LED backlight while Samsung Q80T comes with Direct Full Array 12X. Quantum Matrix Technology with Mini LED backlight is able to deliver more excellent contrast vibrancy and uniformity on the screen of Samsung QN85A than Direct Full Array 12X of Samsung Q80T. The second key difference of Samsung QN85A and Q80T comes from their HDR technology. Although they both support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG, we can find that Samsung QN85A comes with Quantum HDR 24X while Samsung Q80T comes with Quantum HDR 12X. Quantum HDR 24X is more advanced HDR technology that can delivers better HDR result than Quantum HDR 12X. The next key difference of Samsung QN85A and Q80T comes from their picture processor. Samsung QN85A is powered by Neo Quantum Processor 4K while Samsung Q80T is powered by Quantum Processor 4K. Neo Quantum Processor 4K is more advanced picture processor that can delivers better optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of Samsung QN85A. We can also find another key difference in the Motion technology of Samsung QN85A and Q80T. Although they both come with 120Hz native refresh rate, we can find that Samsung QN85A comes with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that support FreeSync Premium Pro while Samsung Q80T comes with Motion Rate 240 that only support FreeSync. Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that supports FreeSync Premium Pro is technically able to delivers better gaming experiene than Motion Rate 240 with FreeSync. There’s another key difference in the included remote control of Samsung QN85A and Q80T. Samsung QN85A comes with TM2180E SolarCell Remote while Samsung Q80T comes with OneRemote. While they are similar in functions, TM2180E SolarCell Remote is environmentally friendly with its SolarCell that provides the power.

For similar screen size option, Samsung QN85A is normally offered at the higher price than Samsung Q80T. Before we can find their latest price difference, it’s necessary for us to check the price of Samsung QN85A and Q80T since TV prices often change from time to time.

The table below can summarizes the key differences of Samsung QN85A and Q80T.

Samsung QN85A Samsung Q80T
Backlight Technology Mini LED Direct Full Array 12X
Contrast Technology Quantum Matrix Technology Contrast Enhancer
HDR Technology Quantum HDR 24X Quantum HDR 12X
Picture Processor Neo Quantum Processor 4K Quantum Processor 4K
Motion Technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ Motion Rate 240
Gaming Technology
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • FreeSync
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
Remote Control TM2180E (SolarCell Remote) OneRemote
Price More Expensive Less Expensive
Advertisement

Which of Them is the Better Choice?

We can find that there are few key differences between Samsung QN85A and Q80T from our discussion above. Which of them is the better choice? Samsung QN85A is certainly the better choice as long as you don’t mind to spend more. It’s able to delivers better contrast with Quantum Matrix Technology integrated on top of Mini LED backlight, better HDR result with Quantum HDR 24X, better picture optimization with Neo Quantum Processor 4K, better gaming experience with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that supports FreeSync Premium Pro and more environmentally friendly TM2180E SolarCell Remote.

Samsung QN85A Prices
85-Inch (QN85QN85AAFXZA) Check Today’s Price (Samsung.com)…
75-Inch (QN75QN85AAFXZA) Check Today’s Price (Samsung.com)…
65-Inch (QN65QN85AAFXZA) Check Today’s Price (Samsung.com)…
55-Inch (QN55QN85AAFXZA) Check Today’s Price (Samsung.com)…

Samsung Q80T is basically still a good choice for you if you have more limited budget. It’s still able to deliver good contrast vibrancy with Direct Full Array 12X although it’s not as excellent as Quantum Matrix Technology with Mini LED backlight, good HDR result with Quantum HDR 12X although for sure it’s still below Quantum HDR 24X, good picture optimization with Quantum Processor 4K although it’s still less excellent than Neo Quantum Processor 4K, good gaming experience with Motion Rate 240 that support FreeSync although it’s still less immersive than Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that support FreeSync Premium Pro. We can also find that Samsung OneRemote is basically similar in functions to TM2180E SolarCell Remote although it’s not environmentally friendly.

Samsung Q80T Prices
85-Inch (QN85Q80TAFXZA) Check Today’s Price (Walmart.com)…
75-Inch (QN75Q80TAFXZA) Check Today’s Price (Walmart.com)…
65-Inch (QN65Q80TAFXZA) Check Today’s Price (Walmart.com)…
55-Inch (QN55Q80TAFXZA) Check Today’s Price (Walmart.com)…
50-Inch (QN50Q80TAFXZA)
Check Today’s Price (Walmart.com)…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.