Samsung Q80B vs Q60B : Why Samsung Q80B is a Better Choice?

When we talk about QLED 4K LED TV from Samsung’s 2022 TV lineup, we can find Samsung Q80B and Q60B as the choices that we can consider. Samsung Q80B comes with 5 screen size options : 85-Inch (QN85Q80BAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q80BAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65Q80BAFXZA), 55-Inch (QN55Q80BAFXZA) and 50-Inch (QN50Q80BAFXZA) while Samsung Q60B comes with 8 screen size options : 85-Inch (QN85Q60BAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q60BAFXZA), 70-Inch (QN70Q60BAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65Q60BAFXZA), 60-Inch (QN60Q60BAFXZA), 55-Inch (QN55Q60BAFXZA), 50-Inch (QN50Q60BAFXZA) and 43-Inch (QN43Q60BAFXZA). Samsung Q80B is easily guessed as the series that positioned higher than Samsung Q60B. Why Samsung Q80B is a better choice? Let’s talk about similarities and differences between Samsung Q80B and Q60B so that we can find out why Samsung Q80B that positioned higher is a better choice.

Samsung Q80B and Q60B Similarities

Samsung Q80B and Q60B are both introduced as part of Samsung’s 2022 QLED 4K TV lineup. So it’s easy to guess that there are a number of similarities between those two TVs. The similarities of Samsung Q80B and Q60B can be found in the table of similarities below.

Samsung Q80B Samsung Q60B
Introduced 2022 2022
Display Type LED LED
Display Technology QLED QLED
Display Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Color Technology Quantum Dot Color Quantum Dot Color
HDR Support
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10+ Adaptive
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10+ Adaptive
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Operating System TIZEN TIZEN
Remote Control TM2280E TM2280E
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Built-in Wi-fi 802.11ac (WiFi 5) 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
Audio Return Channel eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

 

Samsung Q80B
Samsung Q80B

We can find that there are a number of similarities between Samsung Q80B and Q60B after we look at their table of similarities above. Let’s talk more about those similarities together.

1. Quantum Dot Color with QLED Display

Both of Samsung Q80B and Q60B come with QLED display. QLED display brings Quantum Dot Color that allows us to enjoy rich and accurate color details with its ability to delivers 100% Color Volume.

2. 4K UHD Resolution with HDR Support

Both of Samsung Q80B and Q60B come with 4K UHD resolution. They also come with Upscaling technology that can upscales non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality although their upscaling technology are indeed different. We can also find that both Samsung Q80B and Q60B already support HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10 and HLG (although their HDR technology are slightly different) that allows us to enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources.

3. Operating System and Remote Control

The operating system of Samsung Q80B and Q60B are similar. They both come with TIZEN OS. 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 (WiFi 5) is also already attached with both Samsung Q80B and Q60B that allow us to connect those two TVs conveniently to our home network.

The remote control included with Samsung Q80B and Q60B are similar. They both come with TM2280E SolarCell remote that allows us to control those two TVs conveniently. We can also control both Samsung Q80B and Q60B with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby since they are already supported.

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Samsung Q80B and Q60B Differences

Besides similarities, there are few differences between Samsung Q80B and Q60B since they are positioned as the higher and lower QLED 4K TV series. Before we talk more about their differences, let’s take a look at their different specs and features in the table below.

Samsung Q80B Samsung Q60B
Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Quantum Processor Lite 4K
Upscaling Technology 4K AI Upscaling 4K Upscaling
Backlight Technology Direct Full Array Dual LED
HDR Technology Quantum HDR 12x, 50-Inch : Quantum HDR 8x Quantum HDR
EyeComfort Mode YES NO
Motion Technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (120Hz Native) Motion Xcelerator (60Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
  • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Sound Technology
  • 2.2.2CH 60W, 50-Inch : 2CH 40W
  • Object Tracking Sound (OTS), 50-Inch : OTS Lite
  • 2CH 20W
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite (OTS Lite)
HDMI/USB 4/2 3/2
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Samsung Q60B
Samsung Q60B

After we look at the table of differences between Samsung Q80B and Q60B, I’m sure that it’s a good idea for us to talk more about those differences.

1. Picture Processor

The picture processor integrated with Samsung Q80B and Q60B are different. Samsung Q80B is powered by Quantum Processor 4K while Samsung Q60B is powered by Quantum Processor Lite 4K. Quantum Processor 4K is able to delivers better optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of Samsung Q80B.

2. Upscaling Technology

The upscaling technology of Samsung Q80B and Q60B are different. Samsung Q80B comes with 4K AI Upscaling while Samsung Q60B comes with 4K Upscaling. With better AI technology powered by Quantum Processor 4K, Samsung Q80B can delivers better upscaling result from non 4K contents than Samsung Q60B with 4K Upscaling powered by Quantum Processor Lite 4K.

3. Backlight and EyeComfort Mode

The backlight technology of Samsung Q80B and Q60B are different. Samsung Q80B comes with Direct Full Array Backlight while Samsung Q60B comes with Dual LED backlight. Direct Full Array Backlight is able to delivers better contrast vibrancy across the LED screen of Samsung Q80B than Dual LED on the screen of Samsung Q60B. Samsung Q80B also come with EyeComfort Mode. It’s an adaptive picture technology that can adapts the display to match the environment’s lighting condition while also can reduce blue eyes to keep your eyes comfortable.

4. HDR Technology

Although they both already supports HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive and HLG, we can find that the HDR technology of Samsung Q80B and Q60B are actually different. Samsung Q80B comes with Quantum HDR 12x (50-Inch : Quantum HDR 8x) while Samsung Q60B comes with standard Quantum HDR. Quantum HDR 12x (50-Inch : Quantum HDR 8x) is basically able to deliver better HDR result than standard Quantum HDR.

5. Motion and Gaming Technology

The motion technology integrated with Samsung Q80B and Q60B are different. Samsung Q80B comes with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that based on 120Hz native refresh rate while Samsung Q60B comes with Motion Xcelerator Turbo that based on 60Hz native refresh rate. Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ and Motion Xcelerator are basically can delivers smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. But, Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that based on 120Hz native refresh rate is surely able to delivers better input lag when we use Samsung Q80B as our action gaming monitor. We can also find that Samsung Q80B already supports FreeSync Premium Pro, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) while Samsung Q60B only supports ALLM. With additional FreeSync Premium Pro and VRR support, Samsung Q80B is surely able to delivers more immersive gaming experience.

6. Sound Technology

The speaker system integrated with Samsung Q80B and Q60B are different. Samsung Q80B comes with 2.2.2CH 60W speaker system (50-Inch : 2CH 40W) while Samsung Q60B comes with 2CH 20W speaker system. 2.2.2CH 60W (50-Inch : 2CH 40W) speaker system is able to delivers richer and more powerful sound than 2CH 20W. We can also find that the Object Tracking Sound integrated with Samsung Q80B and Q60B are different. Samsung Q80B comes with Object Tracking Sound (OTS) while Samsung Q60B comes with Object Tracking Sound Lite (OTS Lite). OTS is more advanced than OTS Lite so that It can delivers more realistic sound experience.

7. Price

Since it comes as the series that positioned higher, Samsung Q80B is normally offered at the higher price than Samsung Q60B. It’s a good idea to check the price of those two TVs before we can find their latest price difference as TV prices often change from time to time.

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Why Samsung Q80B is a Better Choice?

Based on our discussion about similarities and differences of Samsung Q80B and Q60B, we can find that Samsung Q80B is the higher series that comes with more powerful picture processor, more advanced backlight technology, better upscaling, better HDR technology, better Motion and Gaming Technology, better sound quality as well as additional EyeComfort Mode that makes Samsung Q80B a better choice than Samsung Q60B as long as you don’t mind to spend more.

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Samsung Q60B is the basic QLED 4K TV series from Samsung’s 2022 TV lineup. It’s indeed less advanced in picture processor, upscaling technology, HDR technology, Motion and Gaming technology as well as sound quality, but Samsung Q60B is basically still able to delivers good picture quality with 100% color volume using its Quantum Dot Color. Samsung Q60B also still can delivers wide range of premium entertainment with its TIZEN OS. So if you have more limited budget, Samsung Q60B is surely a good choice for you.

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