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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung QN85B is often somewhat less expensive than the TCL QM8 and provides solid performance in bright rooms and for gaming, but its dark room performance is not as strong. If you prefer to save money and need a TV with good bright room performance, consider the Samsung QN85B. However, if you're after better dark room performance, enjoy watching movies that support Dolby Vision, and don't mind spending more, the TCL QM8 could be the better option. Both TVs offer similar gaming experiences, so your decision should be based on your viewing habits and budget. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung QN85B (LCD)
  • Good for sports
  • Very good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for use as monitor
  • Good for upscaling
  • Very good motion processing
  • Good viewing angle
Advantages of the TCL QM8 (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Very good for dark room
  • Very good for movies & TV

Key differences

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Picture Quality

7.5
QN65QN85B
65QM850G
8.5
5.64/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
IPS
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL QM8 (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the Samsung QN85B (LCD) has good picture quality.

Movies & TV

7.3
QN65QN85B
65QM850G
8.3
5.64/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
5.7/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
8.5/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is very good for movies & TV, while the Samsung QN85B (LCD) is good.

Sports

7.1
QN65QN85B
65QM850G
6.5
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
9.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The Samsung QN85B (LCD) is good for sports, while the TCL QM8 (LCD) is only fair.

Cartoons & Animation

8.0
QN65QN85B
65QM850G
8.9
7.2/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
8.1/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
9.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
7.9/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.6/10
7.2/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
7.5/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and Samsung QN85B (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the TCL QM8 (LCD) is somewhat better.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.2
QN65QN85B
65QM850G
6.8
9.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
The Samsung QN85B (LCD) is very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL QM8 (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

9.2
QN65QN85B
65QM850G
9.9
7.5/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.3/10
9.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
8.9/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
8.9/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
8.9/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Samsung QN85B (LCD) is excellent.

Cost

$1,199
QN65QN85B
65QM850G
$998
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The Samsung QN85B (LCD) has a price of $1,199 and the TCL QM8 (LCD) costs $998.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

8.2
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65QM850G
8.3
8.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
8.1/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
70.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
90.0/100
9.0/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and Samsung QN85B (LCD) are both very good for gaming.

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How the Samsung QN85B (LCD) and the TCL QM8 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung QN85B (LCD)TCL QM8 (LCD)
Samsung QN85B (LCD)TCL QM8 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$1,199
$998
Brand
SamsungTCL
Release Date
March 2, 2022May 1, 2023
Full name
QN65QN85B65QM850G
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenGoogle TV
Sound Quality Score
7.5/107/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.6/108.6/10
Bright Room Score
9.2/109.9/10
Gaming Score
8.3/108.4/10
Movies & TV Score
7.3/108.3/10
Sports Score
7.2/106.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.6" x 56.9" x 1.1"32.6" x 56.9" x 1.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.1" x 56.9"34.1" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
52.2 lbs50.1 lbs
VESA Mount
400x300300 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.6/108/10
Local Dimming
8/108/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2.22.1
Speaker Power
60 W40 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoYes, Bypass only

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What Hi-Fi?

John Archer | February 2023
"Particularly key to this is the fact that black levels are unusually good, on a level we haven’t seen from any IPS TV before. Build quality is impressive too, with a gleaming silver metallic frame and stand, and enough heft to suggest plenty of quality innards. High dynamic range content jumps off the screen with enough luminosity and intensity to really sell what makes HDR special."

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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 TCL

TCL, the highly recognizable TV brand from China, has firmly established itself as the second-largest manufacturer in terms of sales volume. Renowned for striking an impressive balance between affordability, picture quality, and design, TCL TVs deliver a compelling overall package. While they have traditionally excelled in the low-end and midrange TV segments, TCL has recently made remarkable strides in the realm of high-end televisions, introducing impressive models that rival top competitors. Most TCL TVs use Roku software which is very user friendly and easy to use, but they have a few other models that use Google TV which has the largest app selection, but is not as user friendly as Roku.

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