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Samsung Q7FN VS. Samsung Q9FN
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Samsung Q7FN vs. Samsung Q9FN

October 4, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

When we compare Samsung Q7 Vs Q9 in this review, Samsung Q9FN is better because it has much better local dimming performance, a higher contrast ratio and black uniformity that improve picture quality in a dark room.

DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands.

Wall mount; Samsung Q7FN has VESA 200×200 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 400×400.

Borders; Samsung Q7FN has 0.35” (0.9cm) whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.43” (1.1cm)

Max thickness; Samsung Q7FN is 2.05” (5.2cm) whereas Samsung Q9FN is 1.61” (4.1cm)

Max temperature; Samsung Q7FN has 99oF (37oC) whereas Samsung Q9FN has 97oF (36oC)

Average temperature; Samsung Q7FN has 91oF (33oC) whereas Samsung Q9FN has 84oF (29oC)

Bottom Line design
the two TVs are similar.
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PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung Q7FN has 5607:1 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 6055:1

Local dimming; both TVs have local dimming.

Backlight; Samsung Q7FN has Edge whereas Samsung Q9FN has Full-Array.

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung Q7FN has 682cd/m2 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 667cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung Q7FN has 717cd/m2 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 908cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Samsung Q7FN has 7.7 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 6.7

50% Std. Dev; Samsung Q7FN has 3.217% whereas Samsung Q9FN has 3.553%.

50% DSE; Samsung Q7FN has 0.165% whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.236%

Viewing angle; Samsung Q7FN has 5.4, the same as Samsung Q9FN.

Black uniformity; Samsung Q7FN has 8.9 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 9.6

Native Std. Dev; Samsung Q7FN has 0.567% while Samsung Q9FN has 0.537%

Total reflections; Samsung Q7FN has 1.5% while Samsung Q9FN has 1.4%

Pre calibration; Samsung Q7FN has 7.7 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 7.4

White balance dE; Samsung Q7FN has 2.80 while Samsung Q9FN has 2.88

Color dE; Samsung Q7FN has 2.80 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 3.39

Gamma; Samsung Q7FN has 2.24 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 2.19

Post calibration; both TVs have 9.4

White balance dE; Samsung Q7FN has 0.27 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.15

Color dE; Samsung Q7FN has 1.66 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 1.77

Gamma; Samsung Q7FN has 2.20, the same as Samsung Q9FN.

Color gamut; Samsung Q7FN has 9.0 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 8.6

Bottom Line picture quality
Samsung Q9FN is better.
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MOTION

100% response time; Samsung Q7FN has 12.6ms whereas Samsung Q9FN has 15.5ms.

Flicker-free; both TVs are not flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); both TVs have optional BFI.

Motion interpolation; both TVs have motion interpolation 30fps and 60fps.

24p Judder; the two TVs are judder-free.

Variable refresh rate; both TVs have FreeSync.

Native refresh rate; both TVs have 120Hz.

Bottom Line motion
Samsung Q9FN is better
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INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung Q7FN has 9.4 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 9.1

Supported resolutions; both TVs have 8.8

Total inputs; each TV has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 Tuner (cable/Ant0 and 1 Ethernet.

Inputs specifications; the two TVs supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full Band5width, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi.

Audio pass-through; each TV supports ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.

Bottom Line inputs
Samsung Q7FN is better.
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SOUND QUALITY

Low-frequency extension; Samsung Q7FN has 71.27Hz whereas Samsung Q9FN has 113.14Hz.

Max; Samsung Q7FN has 85.odB SPL Samsung Q9FN has 88.4dB SPL.

Weighted THD @ Max; Samsung Q7FN has 0.519 while Samsung Q9FN has 0.892

IMD @ Max; Samsung Q7FN has 1.25% whereas Samsung Q9FN has 1.18%

Bottom Line sound quality
Samsung Q7FN is better.
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SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; both TVs operate on Tizen version 2018.

Interface; both TVs are easy to use but are not smooth.

Ads; both TVs have ads.

Apps and features; the two TVs have apps and features.

Remote; both TVs have small remotes.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.

Bottom Line smart features
both TVs have the same smart features.
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Conclusion

When we compare Samsung Q9 Vs Q7 in this review, Samsung Q9FN is better as it has better local dimming performance, a higher contrast ratio and black uniformity that improve picture quality in a dark room.

$ 1699.95