Samsung QN55Q6F vs Samsung 55NU8500

Samsung QN55Q6F vs 55NU8500 – Amazing Picture, Plenty of Apps

Samsung QN55Q6F vs Samsung 55NU8500

The check of Samsung QN55Q6F vs 55NU8500 has been done to compare two entry-level Samsung models of Q6F (2017) and NU8500 (2018) respectively in order to clarify the reasons for a higher price for a last-year TV.

Samsung QN55Q6F has Quantum Dots to wider the color spectrum (the common LCD TVs can reach up to 30% of the color spectrum the humans can perceive). Samsung 55NU8500 uses Dynamic Crystal Color to widen a range of colors and their shades.

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Picture

Both TVs can stream 4K HDR content and upscale other videos up to this advanced format. Samsung QN55Q6F produces deep contrast and makes the colors bright and immersive. The picture is smooth and natural even if you are very close to this TV. Samsung 55NU8500 let enjoy the crisp picture in any video format. However, the TVs’ VA type of screen narrows the viewing angle that makes picture quality degrade at an angle.

Features & Performance

The test Samsung 55NU8500 vs QN55Q6F revealed the QN55Q6F’s higher contrast ratio of 6203:1 versus 55NU8500’s 4310:1 to have better black uniformity. However, 55NU8500’s blacks are deep as well but some reflections are visible. The model QN55Q6F has a variable refresh rate to proceed with 1080p content in the best way. Besides, it supports Chroma 4:4:4 that makes this TV a great replacement for a PC monitor.

Both TVs have local dimming, but 55NU8500 doesn’t dim areas of the screen effectively because of the edge LED backlight tech. 55NU8500 has a great motion handling and a very short time response to enjoy fast-moving content hassle-free.

Both TVs run cool without warmest areas.

Design & Build quality

The models are curved (that extends viewing angle a little), but it could be hardly noticeable on the wall. Samsung QN55Q6F has metallic side stands that are very sturdy and plastic rear panel with good cable management. Its silver-finished borders are thin and the TV itself is thin too.

Samsung 55NU8500 has an average thickness and a center stand with a silver finish. Its ports can be difficult to access if the TV is wall mounted. It has metal high-quality borders that are very thin.

Samsung QN55Q6F Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The remote is included and it controls everything, in particular, cable box.
  • Easy installation due to a One Connect Box included.

Cons:

  • The design is pretty but not very sturdy.

Samsung 55NU8500 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The switching between streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Music, HBO, Hulu, etc.) is seamless.
  • Incredible picture while watching old black-and-white movies.

Cons:

  • It is possible to calibrate color balance but not the color accuracy.

Samsung QN55Q6F

Samsung QN55Q6F review

Dec 22, 2018

I wrote this Samsung QN55Q6F review because this TV amazes with its image quality. This TV has a very modern flat design, and its screen looks really frameless. With an unbelievably brilliant picture...

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Common

Product

Samsung QN55Q6F
Samsung 55NU8500

Model

QN55Q6F
55NU8500

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Rating

3.9 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

97
124

General

Series

Q6F
NU8500

Screen sizes in series

49, 55, 65, 75, 82
55, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

55
55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

VA
VA

Screen design

flat
curved

Display width, cm/in

120.97/47.62
120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.79
68.04/26.79

Display area, %

93
94.5

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10
HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS, WebM, ASF
3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS, WebM, ASF

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

Flash Video, VC-1, VP7, VP8, VP9
Flash Video, VC-1, VP7, VP8, VP9

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

40
40

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

ALAC, AIFF, APE, M4A, MIDI
ALAC, AIFF, APE, M4A, MIDI

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

122.68/48.3
122.43/48.2

Height, cm/in

71.12/28
71.12/28

Depth, cm/in

5.59/2.2
9.4/3.7

Weight, kg/lbs

17.4/38.36
17.4/38.36

Width with stand, cm/in

122.68/48.3
122.43/48.2

Height with stand, cm/in

74.67/29.4
78.74/31

Depth with stand, cm/in

21.08/8.29
33.78/13.29

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

17.9/39.46
19.2/42.33

Connections

HDMI

4
4

USB

3
2

Component video input

0
0

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

400 x 400
200 x 200

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu, GooglePlay
Vudu, GooglePlay

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Motion Rate
Motion Rate

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

Native refresh rate, Hz

240
240

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012
0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

81
81

Processor

Model

Quad-core
Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Tizen 3.0
Tizen 4.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

65
115

Maximum power consumption, W

160
145

Standby power consumption, W

0.4
0.3

User manual

Manual

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