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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung Q80B may deliver a better gaming experience due to its lower input lag, making it suitable for fast-paced games. However, for watching movies in a dark room, the Sony X90K offers better performance with a higher dark room viewing score. Choosing between the two may come down to specific uses—gamers may prefer the Samsung, while movie enthusiasts, especially those watching in darker rooms, might lean towards the Sony. Keep in mind that both TVs are similar in price, so the decision should be based on the viewing environment and content preferences. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Q80B (LCD)
  • Good viewing angle
Advantages of the Sony X90K (LCD)
  • Very good for bright room
  • Good for dark room
  • Good for movies & TV
  • Good for sports
  • Very good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for cartoons & animation
  • Best in class for upscaling
  • Best in class motion processing

Key differences

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Picture Quality

7.1
QN85Q80B
XR-85X90K
7.7
5.33/10
CONTRAST
7.38/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.8/10
LED FALD
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
IPS
PANEL SUB-TYPE
TBD
The Sony X90K (LCD) and Samsung Q80B (LCD) both have good picture quality, though the Sony X90K (LCD) has somewhat better picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.4
QN85Q80B
XR-85X90K
7.5
5.33/10
CONTRAST
7.38/10
5.2/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.1/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The Sony X90K (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the Samsung Q80B (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

7.8
QN85Q80B
XR-85X90K
8.7
8.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.7/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
The Sony X90K (LCD) is very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the Samsung Q80B (LCD) is good.

Bright Room

7.4
QN85Q80B
XR-85X90K
8.0
7.4/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.4/10
8.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.7/10
7.7/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.3/10
6.0/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.3/10
The Sony X90K (LCD) is very good for bright room, while the Samsung Q80B (LCD) is good.

Cost

$1,748
QN85Q80B
XR-85X90K
$1,948
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The Samsung Q80B (LCD) has a price of $1,748 and the Sony X90K (LCD) costs $1,948.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.8
QN85Q80B
XR-85X90K
7.1
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
10.0/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
8.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.7/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony X90K (LCD) to be good for sports, while the Samsung Q80B (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

8.2
QN85Q80B
XR-85X90K
8.1
8.1/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
8.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.0/10
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
10.0/10
60.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
76.0/100
8.0/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.6/10
The Samsung Q80B (LCD) and Sony X90K (LCD) are both very good for gaming.

Cartoons & Animation

7.6
QN85Q80B
XR-85X90K
8.0
7.3/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.7/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.8/10
8.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.7/10
7.8/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.0/10
6.4/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.6/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony X90K (LCD) to be very good for cartoons & animation, while the Samsung Q80B (LCD) is good.

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How the Samsung Q80B (LCD) and the Sony X90K (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Q80B (LCD)Sony X90K (LCD)
Samsung Q80B (LCD)Sony X90K (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$1,748
$1,948
Brand
SamsungSony
Release Date
April 5, 2022May 4, 2022
Full name
QN85Q80BXR-85X90K
Screen Size
85"85"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenAndroid TV
Sound Quality Score
8.6/108/10
NextGen Ready
NoYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.1/107.7/10
Bright Room Score
7.5/108/10
Gaming Score
8.3/108.1/10
Movies & TV Score
6.5/107.5/10
Sports Score
6.9/107.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
42.6" x 74.5" x 2.2"43" x 74.9" x 2.9"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
45.8" x 74.5"44.4" x 74.9"
Weight without Stand
95.5 lbs100.9 lbs
VESA Mount
600 x 400400 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.3/107.4/10
Local Dimming
5.7/107.2/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2.22.0
Speaker Power
60 W30 W
Dolby Atmos
Bypass onlyYes
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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Samsung Q80B (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."

Sony X90K (LCD)

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Techradar

Al Griffin | December 2022
"As Sony’s next-to-flagship LCD TV, the X90K series delivers impressive performance for the price. The XR90K had fairly accurate out-of-box color. The TV’s multi-position stand lets you either set the screen flush with any stand its mounted on or elevate it to clear space for a soundbar. With the latter option, you get around 3 inches of clearance enough to accommodate most soundbars. The X90K’s excellent suite of gaming features ranks it up there with the best 120 Hz 4K TVs."

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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 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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