Sony X900F
Sony X900F VS. Samsung Q9FN
Samsung Q9FN
November 12, 2019

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Bottom line: Which one is better?

In this review of Sony X900 F Vs Samsung Q9FN, Samsung Q9FN is better because it has a better dark room performance as it has a better local dimming & better black uniformity, has better reflection handling.


Stand; the two TVs have stands

Wall mount; Sony X900F has VESA 300×300 whereas Samsung Q9FN has VESA 400×400

Borders; Sony X900F has 0.35” (0.9cm) whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.43” (1.1cm)

Max thickness; Sony X900F is 2.76” (7.0cm) whereas Samsung Q9FN is 1.61” (4.1cm)

Max temperature; Sony X900F has 91oF (33oC) whereas Samsung Q9FN has 97oF (36oC)

Average temperature; Sony X900F has 87oF (30oC) whereas Samsung Q9FN has 84oF (29oC)

Bottom Line design
Samsung Q9FN is better


Native contrast; Sony X900F has 5089:1 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 6055:1

Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming

SDR real scene peak brightness; Sony X900F has 578cd/m2 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 667cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Sony X900F has 894cd/m2 while Samsung Q9FN has 908cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Sony X900F has 7.5 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 6.7

50% std. Dev; Sony X900F has 4.335% whereas Samsung Q9FN has 3.553%

50% DSE; Sony X900F has 0.165% while Samsung Q9FN has 0.236%

Viewing angle; Sony X900F has 5.2 while Samsung Q9FN has 5.4

Native std. Dev; Sony X900F has 0.923% while Samsung Q9FN has 0.537%

Total reflections; Sony X900F has 3.5% while Samsung Q9FN has 1.4%

Pre-calibration; Sony X900F has 8.9 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 7.4

White balance dE; Sony X900F has 1.66 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 2.88

Color dE; Sony X900F has 1.60 while Samsung Q9FN has 3.39

Color temperature; Sony X900F has 6537K whereas Samsung Q9FN has 6145K

Post calibration; Sony X900F has 9.5 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 9.4

White balance dE; Sony X900F has 0.13 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.15

Color dE; Sony X900F has 1.33 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 1.77

Color temperature; Sony X900F ha 6495K while Samsung Q9FN has 6515K

Bottom Line picture quality
Samsung Q9FN is better


100% response time; Sony X900F has 10.2ms while Samsung Q9FN has 15.5ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have.

BFI; the two TVs have optional BFI

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation 30fps 60fps

Variable refresh rate; Samsung Q9FN has FreeSync

Bottom Line motion
the two TVs have the same motion features


Input lag; Sony X900F has 8.4 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 9.1

Supported resolutions; Sony X900F has 9.6 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 8.8

Total inputs; the two TVs have 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 tuner (cable/Ant0 and 1 Ethernet. Sony X900F has 1 IR in, 1 composite in and 1 Analog audio out 3.5.

Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi support. Sony X900F has Dolby vision, USB 3.0 and Variable Analog audio out while Samsung Q9FN has HDR10+

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

Bottom Line inputs
Sony X900F is better


Low-frequency extension; Sony X900F has 95.14Hz whereas Samsung Q9FN has 113.14Hz

Max; Sony X900F has 90.0dB SPL whereas Samsung Q9FN has 88.4dB SPL

Weighted THD @ Max; Sony X900F has 9.787 whereas Samsung Q9FN has 0.892

IMD @ Max; Sony X900F has 72.21% while Samsung Q9FN has 1.18%

Bottom Line sound quality
Samsung Q9FN is better


Smart OS; Sony X900F operate on Android TV version 7.0 whereas Samsung Q9FN is on Tizen version 2018

Interface; Sony X900F has average ease of use while Samsung Q9FN is easy and not smooth.

Ad-free; the two TVs have ads

Apps and features; the two TVs have apps and features

Remote; Sony X900F has large whereas Samsung Q9FN has small.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.

Bottom Line smart features
Samsung Q9FN is better

In this review, Samsung Q9FN is a better TV as it has a better dark room performance. It equally has a better local dimming, black uniformity and reflection handling.

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