[Bestbuy618 Home Appliance Channel] Sony X8500G and Samsung Q60R are both new TVs released in spring 2019. The X8500G incorporates multi-channel screen sound field technology and is equipped with 4K HDR image processing chip X1, while the Samsung Q60R incorporates QLED optical quality sub-dot technology and a 4K quantum dot processor. The reason for selecting these two products, on the one hand, because Sony and Samsung are international TV manufacturers, the product has a high persuasive power; secondly, the two prices are similar, 65 Sony X8500G official website price of 10,199 yuan, Samsung Q60R for 9,399 yuan; finally, because the QLED technology is also essentially LCD TV, and X8500G belongs to the same technical faction, so the two products A side-by-side comparison review of these two When placed upright, the Samsung Q60R has a higher base, and the Sony X8500G has a larger angle of forked base, which makes the body more stable on the one hand, while the gap in the middle can also be placed in its own Soundbar products on the other.
However, it is worth noting that the Sony X8500G TV frame is made of metal, whereas the Samsung Q60R is made of plastic. In this regard, the Sony TV material is more high-grade, and the products in the same price range have more big factory style.Sony X8500GSamsung Q60RLeft: Sony X8500G; Right: Samsung Q60RLeft: Sony X8500G; Right: Samsung Q60RLeft: Sony X8500G; Right: Samsung Q60RLeft: Sony X8500G; Right: Samsung Q60RLeft
The most important aspect of everyone’s concern is probably the image quality. The image quality is determined by many factors, which we have divided into three major parts: brightness, light control and dark details, and color. First, let’s describe the test environment: l Using a 4K UHD Blu-ray player OPPO UDP203 as the signal source; l Access to PX Chase 4K splitter (support HDR), respectively connected to two TVs; l TVs are using the default settings, without any adjustment; Part1: Brightness (See the table below for more information.) The maximum peak brightness of the Sony X8500G is 483cd/, while the maximum peak brightness of the Samsung Q60R is 379 cd/, with a difference of nearly 100 cd/ between the two.
When you use it, you will notice a significant difference in brightness. The following sets of static 4K images, for example, are compared. The Sony X8500G is much brighter, whether displaying white fonts or large areas of red; let’s zoom in on the above set of screen shots.Sony X8500GSamsung Q60R Color aside, brightness has a direct impact on the performance of the picture’s dark details. Summary: The higher brightness of nearly 100 cd/ makes the Sony X8500G brighter and brings better dark details, which is more noticeable when watching HDR videos.
Part2: Light control and dark details Both TVs use side-entry backlighting, which allows for a thinner body compared to the straight-down type, with the disadvantage that the latter can barely see the traces of sunlight. So, when watching a completely black screen, you must consider the two’s strengths in light control technology.
Look at the screen shots from the 4K UHD Blu-ray version of “Avengers 3.” Left: Sony X8500G; Right: Samsung Q60R Both TVs successfully lit HDR10, but the entrance screen of the spaceship Sony X8500G is significantly brighter than the Samsung Q60R due to the brightness difference. This distinction is present throughout, and any image is essentially It is even easier to see in scenes with high contrast between light and dark.Sony X8500GSamsung Q60R It also has a slight advantage when it comes to dark details. The details of Iron Man’s face, the information shown on the left, the Sony X8500G are more detailed than the Samsung Q60R presented in the screen shot above.
Part 3: Color If it is difficult for the average user to notice the performance of contrast, detail clarity, etc., Under non-contrasting conditions, the color difference is almost immediately noticeable. We used Spyder5 to test the color gamut of the two TVs.
Sony X8500G color gamutSamsung Q60R color gamut In terms of numerical performance, the two are very close, but also very good. Sony has Terry Phantom Color display technology, “wide color gamut technology with precision color rendering, full use of color space, restore natural and realistic colors”; Samsung Q60R is with the technical advantages of quantum dots, bringing a rich color.Left: Sony X8500G; Right: Samsung Q60R For example, in the above group of screen shots, we fixed the camera parameters (f/5.6 1/80S ISO-200) respectively for local close-ups to facilitate seeing the details.Sony X8500GSamsung Q60R The most obvious difference between the two is reflected in the building’s walls. Sony X8500G wall yellow saturation is higher, more distinct layers, so that the building has a sense of gold, Samsung Q60R look closely is actually gray, lack of luster and texture.
Original frames intercepted with PotPlayer: Left: Sony X8500G; Right: Samsung Q60ROriginal frames intercepted with PotPlayer Once again, we zoomed in to observe the ability to restore the characters’ costumes.Sony X8500GSamsung Q60R In the performance of black clothes, Samsung Q60R appeared purple, and the contrast with the bright sky background is not strong enough, resulting in the black losing the sense of depth, like a layer of gray Furthermore, the lapel at the yellow, Sony X8500G more bright, which is similar to the above group of screen shots. Summary: When compared to the Sony X8500G, the Samsung Q60R presents a cooler and greyer picture, a cooler tone that cannot be changed simply by adjusting the color temperature or display mode. When watching movies, the colors are not vibrant enough, and the layering is insufficient.
Of course, if not combined with the Sony X8500G, there may not be a very deep understanding of this difference. So, in terms of color performance, Sony is far superior to its competitors, and we also tested the input latency of the two TVs.
For those who play games, a low input latency means a faster response between the handle operation and the TV, as well as a lower latency of the dynamic picture output from the game console. So we purposefully activated the game mode on both TVs and ran input latency tests in that mode.
The Sony X8500G has a special game mode; simply select it.
The game mode on the Samsung Q60R is not in the image mode; you must go to the function menu within the separate game mode settings to open it.Left: Sony X8500G; Right: Samsung Q60R The two TVs are connected to the laptop via a split screen device, and the input delay can be calculated by the time difference of the stopwatch. The Sony X8500G input delay is about 31 ms with a [email protected] output signal, while the Samsung Q60R is about 74 ms, with the Sony being twice as fast as the Samsung. Sound quality comparison In 2017, Sony first carried the screen sound field technology on the OLED TV A1, relying on the principle of screen vibration sound to achieve an unprecedented “sound and picture” effect.
In 2019, Sony was the first to use “multi-channel screen sound field” technology on LCD TVs. “To achieve a sound effect similar to that of OLED TVs, the X8500G has two high-frequency sound field positioning speakers on the back and two low-frequency reflective speakers at the bottom.” The actual listening experience is, first and foremost, that the sound field has been significantly improved, and the sound appears to rise to the surface.
Second, the sense of sound positioning is also clearer, and the sound of running footsteps is clearer when playing games, and the ability to listen to the sound is enhanced. In contrast, the sound quality of the Samsung Q60R is much more mediocre, except for the good performance of the human voice, the sense of low volume is obviously insufficient, the sound unit is near the bottom, and the sense of positioning and wrapping is not strong.
Sony X8500G main interfaceSamsung Q60R main interface Android is, of course, familiar to home users, and Tizen appears small and new. Tizen’s navigation bar is at the bottom, and all operations are initiated from bottom to top. Android’s operation logic is top-down waterfall style with left side navigation; Tizen’s navigation bar is at the bottom, and all operations are initiated from bottom to top. Both run smoothly.Sony X8500G settings interfaceSamsung Q60R setup interface In terms of content, the Sony X8500G is outfitted with Huadu TV, which integrates resources such as Cool Meow TV and Feihu Video, and for HD parties, there is a special 4K area.
The Samsung Q60R is outfitted with Mango TV. Only Mango TV, Akiyon, and Tencent Aurora TV are seen in terms of video applications, while other applications such as application stores, live TV, sports and fitness, and games are very scarce.
Sony X8500G application store is the collaboration with Dangbei Market, Android application ecology is flourishing, almost all kinds of App.
Voice functionality is supported by both televisions. The voice on the Sony X8500G has been upgraded from a single support for voice search to support voice control. The Samsung Q60R has the same Bixby assistant as the Samsung phone.
The search results for the same voice command “I want to watch Spider-Man” are as follows.Sony X8500GSamsung Q60R The Sony X8500G presented 9 search results, while the Samsung Q60R had only 3, all from their respective broadcast control platforms. Review Summary.
Sony X8500G, with 4K HDR image processing chip X1 and Terry Phantom color display technology, in the color continued the previous consistent excellent performance, looks brighter, brighter texture, even though the Samsung Q60R has quantum dot technology is also the same disadvantage. The Samsung Q60R has good static contrast and black level performance, but its peak brightness disadvantage makes its image not bright enough, and cool gray hair color causes the color performance to need improvement.
It appears that the Samsung Q60R, with its quantum dot 4K processor, does not yet have the strength to challenge the Sony X1 image processing chip. In terms of audio performance, the Sony X8500G also relies on “multi-channel screen sound field” technology to fully integrate the picture and sound, with a stronger sense of orientation and stereo, whereas the Samsung Q60R sound performance is less stunning, with a moderate performance.