[Bestbuy618 Home Appliance Channel]At this year’s AWE, 8K TVs became a territory that major home appliance companies seized. Sony and Samsung, two TV behemoths, are vying to launch their top 8K TV products, the Z9G and Q900R, as if to usher in the “8K era of sovereignty.” More interestingly, in this year’s AWE, the two manufacturers’ booths are also set up opposite each other, letting us smell a strong smoke of war in the 8K era. Just, Sony Z9G compared to Samsung Q900R, two strong meet, who is the king of 8K TV?Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G This time, we got the 85-inch Sony Z9G and 82-inch Samsung Q900R for everyone to explore the Peak brightness of over a thousand is a basic requirement for top flagship TVs like the Z9G and Q900R.
As usual, we tested the two TVs using the SM208 screen brightness meter, testing the HDR peak brightness and SDR sustained brightness at 2%, 10%, 25%, 50%, and 100% white window, respectively. The Sony Z9G peak brightness of 2914 cd/, close to 3000 cd/, is a bit jaw-dropping, as this brightness is the highest of any Sony TV I’ve tested, higher than the Z9D, and the Sony Z9G HDR full-screen brightness also managed to stay at 864 cd/, more than double that of the Samsung Q900R.
The peak brightness of the Samsung Q900R is 1390cd/, which is roughly half that of the Sony Z9G. Without the use of instruments, the difference can be seen. In most images, the Sony Z9G appears brighter than the Samsung Q900R to the naked eye. To ensure the fairness of the test results, both TVs were tested in standard mode.
In real scenarios, such as playing this 4K HDR1000 Samsung demo film, we used a brightness meter to test the brightest lighthouse on the screen at the brightest point in this high-contrast frame, respectively.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G The brightness of the Sony Z9G is 1650 cd/, which already exceeds the requirements of HDR1000. The same 8K resolution, clarity is not the same! As an 8K TV, the main concern is how clear the picture is.
8K resolution is 7680*4320, which is four times the resolution of 4K.8K decoder To play 8K video, you will need a special 8K decoder as well as an 8K HDMI cable that supports 8K.HDMI cables that support 8K Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G
The two 8K TVs are said to play 8K video, and the picture display, which is said to be bursting with detail, is the favorite of the hair counting party. However, there is no harm in comparing ah, we will zoom in to view the picture.Sony Z9GSamsung Q900R In contrast to the grass, this intricate picture of the branches is a test of the TV’s ability to handle the details, the processing is not good, it becomes what we commonly call “swallowing details” The Sony Z9G is more detailed than the Samsung Q900R, with weed roots that are consistently clear. The Samsung Q900R has a little less resolution, and the smear sense is very noticeable. Look at another group.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G Zoom in to see the details, starting with the mountain.Sony Z9GSamsung Q900R The texture of the phosphorite, Sony Z9G is very clear and sharp, and the mountain is clearly layered; Samsung Q900R picture is too flat, and cannot show enough detail.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G
The distant mountain is partially zoomed in in the above frame, the Samsung Q900R is already blurred, but the Sony Z9G is still visible. Furthermore, because of the higher brightness, you will notice that the Z9G screen light is more abundant, in the jargon, is a better sense of sunlight. Summary: The same 8K resolution screen, playing the same 8K source, but the clarity shows a significant difference.
The reason for this is that 8K content generates a large amount of data on the processor, making it clear that the Sony Z9G equipped with the image processing chip X1 flagship version outperforms the Samsung Quantum Dot 8K processor. 4K, 1080P film source comparison At a time when 8K content is not yet popular, multiplying 4K and 1080P content to 8K is a priority. We use a 4K UHD Blu-ray player as the signal source, a 4K splitter (which supports HDR), and two TVs, both of which are set to the default settings, with no adjustments.
First, let’s compare 4K content.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G Zoom in to view the building in the distance.Sony Z9GSamsung Q900R As you can see, the surface of the building on the Samsung Q900R is no And the carvings, decorations, and texture of the building on the Sony Z9G are still quite clear, with a very good three-dimensional sense.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G
Sony Z9GSamsung Q900R Once again, the stone detail on the Sony Z9G is superior; here is a 1080P SDR video.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G The overall picture of the Samsung Q900R is grayish, with low contrast and insufficient color. See another set.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G This group of comparisons is relatively close to the texture of the stone steps are clearer, but a closer look at the black spots on the stone steps, or obviously Sony Z9G a little more, Samsung Q900R is like a “beauty” as the same, the black spots were almost removed. Sony has a significant advantage in brightness, so how does the HDR performance compare? In this session, we use the same Samsung 4K HDR demo film, the same two TVs with the default settings, and no adjustments are made.
Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G In this group of backlit scenes, zoom in to see the details on the glass window; the Samsung Q900R has completely lost detail in the highlights and can only see a beam of light shining in; the Sony Z9G retains almost all of the texture and detail of the window, demonstrating a strong dynamic range. Also from Samsung’s 4K HDR demo film.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G Near the screen, the Sony Z9G grass is brighter, and in the shadows of the lawn, the Sony Z9G also presents more detail than the Samsung Q900R. Summary: HDR is meant to be High-Dynamic Range, both bright enough and detailed, but also dark enough and clear to see. Dynamic performance We used a special video for the dynamic test of both TVs.
The first is Rolling Map.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G There is a very large amount of detail on the map, and by constantly moving back and forth, this was used to observe trailing and other conditions. The Samsung Q900R has two issues: the screen flickers and the details lag significantly. (The Sony Z9G is crystal clear.)
The Sony Z9G is equipped with bright dynamic technology, which solves the problem of traditional motion compensation technology inserting black frames that cause a decrease in picture brightness, allowing motion pictures to remain smooth and clear without losing brightness. We discovered this problem again in the video where the light control test was conducted.Left: Samsung Q900R; Right: Sony Z9G Sound quality comparison Sony has also achieved a similar effect on LCD TVs as on OLED TVs with “sound and picture in one,” which Sony calls “multi-channel screen sound field” technology.The upper bezel speaker In order to achieve this effect, the Z9G is equipped with a total of six groups of speakers, the upper and lower have two groups of high-frequency and mid-frequency speaker units, as well as two subwoofers.
Samsung Q900R sound hole When it comes to the soundstage performance of the two products, it only takes a few seconds to tell the difference. First and foremost, the size of the sound field varies. Because the Sony Z9G has two sets of speakers on the top and bottom, as well as the front sound, the sound field is very wide, similar to the A9G and other OLED TVs on the “screen sound field” feeling, there is a real sense of listening to the face.
It is significantly superior to the Samsung Q900R in terms of sound positioning. The sound location of the Samsung Q900R is at the bottom of the lower, whereas the positioning sense of the Sony Z9G is much better due to the upper and lower speakers, which can do the sound with the location of the movement and change. Especially for 8K oversized TVs, the traditional speaker configuration located at the bottom of the body, the single source of sound generated will make the sound more hollow, resulting in a poor sense of positioning, emphasizing the disadvantages of its sound field.
From this, we can understand why Sony must change the traditional LCD TV sound way, the development of “multi-channel screen sound field technology” up. System: Android vs Tizen Sony Z9G is equipped with the most widely used Android system, version 8.0; Samsung Q900R is still using its own Tizen system, relatively speaking, to niche a little.
The Sony Z9G, on the other hand, has Dolby Zone, whereas the Samsung Q900R does not.Sony Z9GSamsung Q900R The niche Tizen system reveals its shortcomings in the application ecology. Only Mango TV, Akiyon, and Tencent Aurora TV are seen to be adapted in terms of video clients, while other applications such as application stores, live TV, sports and fitness, games, and so on are not.
are extremely scarce.
Summary: As a flagship TV, the two fluency is comparable, but the niche Tizen weak in the ecology is not perfect, even if the same video application, the content inside is not exactly the same, which makes users feel a little suffocated, but good, buy an Android TV box can solve this problem. It is worth noting that the back of the Samsung Q900R has a consistent thickness and a flat design, allowing it to be hung on the wall.Samsung Q900R Furthermore, the Samsung Q900R employs a split design, with the host separated out and all the interfaces on top of the host.
The same 8K TV, even with a similar screen, but the picture performance is vastly different. In more detailed and complex scenes, the Sony Z9G almost beats the Samsung Q900R, demonstrating that for 8K TVs, a screen is not enough, but the image processor is the key to victory. Furthermore, Sony Z9G close to 3000 cd / ultra-high peak brightness and multi-partition light control technology, to ensure that the HDR effect reached a new height of the LCD TV products on the market. The brightness of the inherent disadvantage of the Samsung Q900R led to even in showing their own demo film, still cannot compare to the Sony Z9G.