A comparison table of Samsung QN85A, Q80T, Q80R series TVs at the end of the article.

There are new models of Neo QLED 8 series TVs, in 2021 it is QN85A, this year Samsung introduced a model not 80 but 85, but it does not matter, the TV model number changes depending on the region, it is especially noticeable in Europe, most likely we will see the TV model QN80A, QN84A, QN84A, QN87A and similar names.

In this article, we will compare 3 different 80 series Quantum Dots TVs. The TVs in this series have been on sale since 2019, so here they are:

  • Q80R – 2019
  • Q80T – 2020
  • QN85A – 2021

The model number has changed slightly for 2021, but nothing unusually new. Samsung just added another letter N, showing that these are 2021 TVs. So, in the QN85A, the letter N means that it’s a Neo QLED series TV.

Also, if you want to better understand Samsung TV model numbers, you can read our article covering this topic.

Samsung QN85A
Samsung QN85A

QN85A Features

The main feature of the QN85A is the new screen technology. In fact, it is better to say that the screens are the same as before, but the Blacklight technology has been improved, and now mini diodes are used to create the backlighting of the screen.

Read more about Neo QLED TVs in our article.

The 2021 TVs also feature a new version of the Tizen OS (Tizen 6.0). The new version puts more emphasis on gaming capabilities, using the TV as a monitor, and using the TV as a screen for presentations and offices.

QN85A Game Features

QN85A takes the game to the next level. Game mode has been replaced by Auto Game Mode (ALLM). And, of course, there’s the Super Ultra Wide Game View and Game Panel for gamers to quickly adjust game functions. FreeSync mode is also supported, allowing you to synchronize your TV and graphics card.

The new Sollar Cell smart remote control

Samsung also introduced the new Sollar Cell smart remote control. We already talked about it in our article, so you can read about it. Actually, this smart remote is similar to the One Remote, but it has solar panels, so it can save you less battery purchases.

New technologies and their names in QN85A

Compared to previous TV models, Samsung has added many new technology names. Note, while some of these technologies are really new, some are just new names for technologies that already existed.

The entire list is as follows:

  • Film Mode
  • LED Clear Motion
  • Natural Mode Support
  • Motion Technology
  • 360 Video Player
  • 360 Camera Support
  • Easy Setup
  • App Casting
  • Wireless TV On – Samsung WOW
  • Wired TV On – Samsung WOL
  • SmartThings App Support
  • SmartThings
  • Far-Field Voice Interaction
  • TV Plus
  • Web Browser
  • Gallery
  • EPG
  • FreeSync
  • Filmmaker Mode
  • BT HID Support
  • MBR Support
  • IPv6 Support
  • Tap View
  • Auto Game Mode (ALLM)
  • Wireless Dex
  • Cloud Service
  • Multi View
  • Game Motion Plus
  • Dynamic Black EQ
  • Super Ultra Wide Game View

Is QN85A better than Q80T?

Now let’s talk about QN85A vs Q80T. Unfortunately now Samsung doesn’t tell us what screen is installed in the TV. In 2020, the Q80T came with an 8-bit screen, and to increase the number of shades, it used the technology of fast switching on and off the backlight, this visually increased the number of color shades.

QN85A Q80T and Q80R comparison in table

Here’s a table comparing the QN85A and Q80R to the Q80T. We don’t recommend relying on a pure performance comparison, but it can be very helpful if you still don’t know which TV to buy.

QN85A (2021)Q80T (2020)Q80R (2019)
Screen Size55, 65, 75, 8549, 55, 65, 75, 8555, 65, 75, 82
StyleFlat PanelFlat PanelFlat Panel
Resolution3,840 x 2,1603,840 x 2,1603,840 x 2,160
screen bit10bit10bit (8 bit+FRC)10bit
type scrennQuantum Dot NEOQuantum Dot Dual LEDQuantum Dot
screen technologyVAVAVA
Backlightingmini LEDDirect Full Array 12xDirect Full Array 8x
Dimming TechnologySupreme UHD DimmingSupreme UHD DimmingUltimate UHD Dimming
Stand Type (Color)Sand BlackTITAN BLACKFlat Foot
Bezel Width4 Bezel-less3 Bezel-less4 Bezel-less
Motion Rate240240 (49' 120)240
refresh rate120120 (49' 60)120
Color100% Color Volume100% Color Volume with Quantum Dot100% Color Volume with Quantum Dot
ContrastQuantum Matrix Technology
HDR (High-Dynamic Range)Quantum HDR 24xQuantum HDR 12XQuantum HDR 12X
Picture EngineNeo Quantum Processor 4KQuantum Processor 4KQuantum Processor 4K
Sound Output60W60W (49' 40W)40W
Speaker Type2.2.2 CH2.2.2 CH (49' 2.2CH)4.1CH
Object Tracking SoundYesYesNo
Q-SymphonyYes only soundbarYesNo
Multiroom LinkYesYesYes
OSTizen 6.0Tizen 5.5Tizen 5.0
Wi-FiYes WiFi5YesYes
BluetoothYes 4.2Yes 4.2Yes
Smart HubYesYes
Samsung HealthYes
Film ModeYes
LED Clear MotionYes
Natural Mode SupportYes
Motion TechnologyMotion Xcelerator Turbo+
360 Video PlayerYes
360 Camera SupportYes
Easy SetupYes
App CastingYes
Wireless TV On - Samsung WOWYes
Wired TV On - Samsung WOLYes
Digital Clean ViewYesYesYes
Ultra BlackNoUltra Black EliteUltra Black Elite
Closed CaptioningYesYesYes
Game ModeNoYesYes
Eco SensorYesYesYes
Mobile to TV - Mirroring, DLNAYesYesYes
Google AssistantYesYesYes
SmartThings App SupportYes
Far-Field Voice InteractionYes
TV PlusYes
Web BrowserYes
FreeSyncYes FreeSync Premium Pro
Filmmaker ModeYes
IP ControlYes
BT HID SupportYes
MBR SupportYes
IPv6 SupportYes
Tap ViewYes
Auto Game Mode (ALLM)Yes
Wireless DexYes
Cloud ServiceOffice 365
Multi ViewYes
Game Motion PlusYes
Dynamic Black EQYes
Super Ultra Wide Game ViewYes
Game barYes
Expert CalibrationYes
Auto Channel SearchYesYesYes
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)YesYesYes
Channel GuideYesYesYes
Ambient ModeYesYesYes
Auto Power OffYesYesYes
AI Technology??Yes
Apps PlatformYesSmart TV with Bixby Voice, Apps and Full Web BrowserSmart TV with Bixby Voice, Apps and Full Web Browser
Auto Motion PlusYesYesYes
Embedded POPYesYesYes
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)YesYesYes
TV to Mobile - MirroringYesYesYes
USB HID SupportYesYesYes
AI UpscaleYesYesYes
Easy PairingNoNoNo
Inputs & Outputs
HDMI4 (3 ver.2.0, 1 ver 2.1)4 (3 ver.2.0, 1 ver 2.1)4 ver. 2.0
USB2 (2.0)22
RF In (Terrestrial/CableYesYesYes
RF In (Satellite Input)Yes Europe, No USYes Europe, No USYes Europe, No US
Digital Audio Out (Optical)YesYesYes
Audio Return Channel SupportYesYesYes
One ConnectNoNoYes
Samsung OneRemoteYesYesNo
Digital BroadcastingATSC/ClearQAM US, DVB EuropeATSC/ClearQAM US, DVB EuropeATSC/ClearQAM US, DVB Europe
Analog TunerYesYesYes
Remote controlTM2180ETM2050CTM1950C
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