Samsung Q8FN
Samsung Q8FN VS. Samsung Q9FN
Samsung Q9FN

Samsung Q8FN vs. Samsung Q9FN

November 14, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

Samsung Q9FN is slightly better in this review of Q8FN Vs Q9FN as it has a better dark room performance due to the better local dimming and black uniformity.

DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands

Wall mount; each TV can be mounted on wall

Borders; Samsung Q8FN has 0.51” (1.3cm) while Samsung Q9FN has 0.43” (1.1cm)

Max thickness; Samsung Q8FN is 2.28” (5.8cm) whereas Samsung Q9FN is 1.61” (4.1cm)

Max temperature; Samsung Q8FN has 94oF 934oC) whereas Samsung Q9FN has 97oF 936oC)

Average temperature; Samsung Q8FN has 90oF (32oC) while Samsung Q9FN has 84oF (29oC)

Bottom Line design
Samsung Q9FN is better
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PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung Q8FN has 5551: whereas Samsung Q9FN has 6055:1

Contrast with local dimming; Samsung Q8FN has 7957:1 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 19018:1

Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung Q8FN has 543cd/m2 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 667cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung Q8FN has 628cd/m2 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 908cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Samsung Q8FN has 7.1 while Samsung Q9FN has 6.7

50% std. Dev; Samsung Q8FN has 3.354% while Samsung Q9FN has 3.553%

50% DSE; Samsung Q8FN has 0.205% whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.236%

Viewing angle; Samsung Q8FN has 5.2 while Samsung Q9FN has 5.4

Color washout; Samsung Q8FN has 24o while Samsung Q9FN has 25o

Black uniformity; Samsung Q8FN has 8.1 while Samsung Q9FN has 9.6

Native std. Dev; Samsung Q8FN has 0.855% while Samsung Q9FN has 0.537%

Total reflections; Samsung Q8FN has 1.2% while Samsung Q9FN has 1.4%

Screen finish; Samsung Q8FN has glossy, the same as Samsung Q9FN.

Pre-calibration; Samsung Q8FN has 7.0 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 7.4

White balance dE; Samsung Q8FN has 3.34 while Samsung Q9FN has 2.88

Color dE; Samsung Q8FN has 3.80 while Samsung Q9FN has 3.39

Gamma; Samsung Q8FN has 2.30 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 2.19

Picture mode; Samsung Q8FN and Samsung Q9FN have movie

Post calibration; Samsung Q8FN has 8.8 while Samsung Q9FN has 9.4

White balance dE; Samsung Q8FN has 0.39 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.15

Color dE; Samsung Q8FN has 2.83 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 1.77

Gamma; Samsung Q8FN has 2.20, the same as Samsung Q9FN.

Wide colour Gamut; the two TVs have wide color Gamut.

Bottom Line picture quality
Samsung Q9FN is better
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MOTION

100% response time; Samsung Q8FN has 12.9ms whereas Samsung Q9FN ha 15.5ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs have optional BFI

Motion interpolation; each TV has motion interpolation at 30fps and 60fps.

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs have FreeSync.

Bottom Line motion
the two TVs have the same features
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INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung Q8FN has 9.3 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 9.1

1080p @ 60 Hz; Samsung Q8FN has 20.0ms whereas Samsung Q9FN 21.4ms

1080p @ 60 Hz outside game mode; Samsung Q8FN has 73.0ms whereas Samsung Q9FN has 75.6ms

Supported resolutions; Samsung Q8FN has 8.8, the same as Samsung Q9FN.

1080 @ 60 4:4:4; the two TVs support this.

Total inputs; each TV has 4 HDMI, 1 Digital optical audio out, tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. Samsung Q8FN has 2 USB whereas Samsung Q9FN has 3.

Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, CEC and Wi-Fi support.

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

Bottom Line inputs
Samsung Q8FN is better
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SOUND QUALITY

Frequency response; Samsung Q8FN ha 6.3 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 6.4

Low frequency extension; Samsung Q8FN has 75.51Hz whereas Samsung Q9FN has 113.14Hz

Std. Dev. @ Max; Samsung Q8FN has 6.73dB whereas Samsung Q9FN has 5.34dB

Max; Samsung Q8FN has 85.5dB SPL whereas Samsung Q9FN has 88.4dB SPL

Distortion; Samsung Q8FN has 7.1 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 7.4

Weighted THD @ Max; Samsung Q8FN has 0.951 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.892

IMD @ Max; Samsung Q8FN has 1.39% whereas Samsung Q9FN has 1.18%

Bottom Line sound quality
Samsung Q9FN is better
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SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; the two TVs operate on Tizen version 2018

Interface; the two TVs have easy to use and non-smooth.

Ad-free; the two TVs have ads

Apps and features; the two TVs come with preinstalled apps.

Remote; the two TVs have small remotes.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls

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

Samsung Q9FN is slightly better than Samsung Q8FN in this review of Q9FN Vs Q8FN as it has a better dark room performance due to the better local dimming and black uniformity.

$ 1499.95