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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung Q80B offers superior gaming performance with a faster response time and lower input lag, making it an excellent choice if you're a gamer. However, in bright rooms, it might not perform as impressively. The Sony X85J, while slightly better for watching news and animation, has exceptional sound quality but may not be the best choice for watching in dark environments due to its lower dark room performance. If you prioritize audio and spend more time watching various TV content in well-lit spaces, the X85J could serve you well. Conversely, if gaming is your main interest or you spend a lot of time in darker rooms, you might prefer the Samsung Q80B despite its minor shortcomings in bright conditions. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Gaming

8.2
QN50Q80B
KD-50X85J
7.6
The Samsung Q80B (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Sony X85J (LCD) is good.

Cartoons & Animation

7.6
QN50Q80B
KD-50X85J
8.6
The Sony X85J (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the Samsung Q80B (LCD) is good.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

7.1
QN50Q80B
KD-50X85J
7.3
The Sony X85J (LCD) and Samsung Q80B (LCD) both have good picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.4
QN50Q80B
KD-50X85J
6.5
The Sony X85J (LCD) and Samsung Q80B (LCD) are both only fair for movies & TV.

Sports

6.8
QN50Q80B
KD-50X85J
7.2
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony X85J (LCD) to be good for sports, while the Samsung Q80B (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

7.8
QN50Q80B
KD-50X85J
8.2
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony X85J (LCD) to be very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the Samsung Q80B (LCD) is good.

Bright Room

7.4
QN50Q80B
KD-50X85J
7.3
The Samsung Q80B (LCD) and Sony X85J (LCD) are both good for bright room.

Cost

$823
QN50Q80B
KD-50X85J
$850
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The Samsung Q80B (LCD) has a price of $823 and the Sony X85J (LCD) costs $850.

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How the Samsung Q80B (LCD) and the Sony X85J (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Q80B (LCD)Sony X85J (LCD)
Samsung Q80B (LCD)Sony X85J (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$823
$850
Brand
SamsungSony
Year Released
20222021
Full name
QN50Q80BKD-50X85J
Screen Size
50"50"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenAndroid TV
Sound Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
NextGen Ready
NoYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.1/107.3/10
Bright Room Score
7.5/107.4/10
Gaming Score
8.3/107.6/10
Movies & TV Score
6.5/106.6/10
Sports Score
6.9/107.3/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
25.4" x 43.9" x 2.1"25.5" x 44" x 2.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
28.5" x 43.9"28.1" x 44"
Weight without Stand
30.2 lbs28.0 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.3/107.9/10
Local Dimming
5.7/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.22.0
Speaker Power
40 w20 w
Dolby Atmos
Bypass onlyYes
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Picture Roughly equal
Better for GamingSamsung Q80B (LCD)
Better Sound Roughly equal
Better for AnimationSony X85J (LCD)

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Tom's guide

Matthew Murray | February 2023
"For most people its picture, sound, and price make it a midrange TV worth considering. HDR brightness was generally exceptional. Its viewing angles are shockingly good, among the very best we’ve seen recently from any non-OLED TV. For gamers input lag isn’t too shabby."

About Samsung

Samsung, a South Korean electronics manufacturer, holds the title of being the largest global TV vendor in terms of units sold. They offer a diverse lineup of TV products that cater to various budget ranges. A notable achievement in recent years is the development of Quantum Dots, a technology that enhances color reproduction, resulting in richer and more vibrant hues. Samsung TVs are well-regarded for their high manufacturing quality and user-friendly software, making them an excellent choice for consumers seeking an intuitive viewing experience.

About Sony

Sony stands as a highly experienced and widely trusted TV manufacturer, earning a reputation that surpasses all others. A Japanese company, Sony has been making TVs for far longs than it has been making Playstation game consoles. Sony's high-end TVs are often regarded as the ultimate choice for videophiles, representing the epitome of quality, albeit at a premium price point. Renowned for their advanced and precise motion handling, as well as their cutting-edge local dimming algorithms, Sony consistently delivers unparalleled performance in these areas. They include Google TV software with all their TV sets, which grants access to the largest selection of apps available and they also include Bravia Core which is a movie streaming platform specifically for Sony TVs that offers higher picture quality by using more bandwidth.

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