A Quantum Leap For 4K LCD TVS Samsung Q9F
HWM Singapore|July 2017

A Quantum Leap For 4K LCD TVS Samsung Q9F

Ng Chong Seng

This year, Samsung is hell-bent on challenging the notion that OLED TVs are the best TVs money can buy. And the burden of proof has fallen to the company’s latest flagship, the new QLED series.

Available in three models, Q9F, Q8C, and Q7F, Samsung’s 2017 QLED TVs are still quantum dot-enhanced LED-lit LCD TVs, much like their 2016 SUHD brethren. The difference is that this year’s quantum dot material is strengthened by a metal shell and core, which purportedly leads to some significant picture quality gains.

According to Samsung, the flat Q7F and curved Q8C have a peak luminance of 1,500 nits, while the flagship flat Q9F in this review is able to hit a blinding 2,000 nits. All this is up from the 1,000 nits mustered by last year’s SUHD lineup.

Additionally, Samsung is boasting another world’s first for TVs: 100% color volume. This means QLED TVs are able to cover the wide DCI-P3 color gamut across the entire range of brightness levels, and not just at a certain luminance level. This is no doubt a swipe at OLED, which tends to drop the amount of DCI-P3 coverage once you crank up the brightness. Based on my testing, the flagship Q9F is able to display 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM HWM SINGAPOREView All

NIER REPLICANT VER1.22474487139…

POST APOCALYPSE GONE MILD

3 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free

Connecting Door To Phone

5 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

Apple Airtag

Find my… everything

5 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

Xiaomi Mi 11 - The Affordable Flagship

The Xiaomi Mi 11 has all the core features of what Xiaomi wants to offer in a 2021 flagship, without some of its over-the-top features from the Mi 11 Ultra. For instance, Mi 11 doesn’t have the secondary AMOLED display, multi-point direct ToF laser focusing, or IP-rated water resistance, all of which is available on the Mi 11 Ultra.

3 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

Ashwalkers: A Survival Journey

A Surprisingly Complex Apocalypse

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

Resident Evil Village

A carnival of horrors

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

Apple 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (2021) - Ridiculously Powerful

M1 was Apple’s first custom processor, and never in my years of writing about notebooks have I seen a processor that’s so powerful and efficient. In my review, I said it rewrote the notebook rulebook. So what did Apple do next? Naturally, it took the M1 chip and put it in the iPad Pro.

6 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

Google I/O 2021

Google’s annual developer conference around everything the company does. While a lot of the technologies announced just fade into the background of what makes every Google service work, and therefore too boring for the everyman to read about, here are the top three that we’d love to see become reality.

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

No Rest For The Wicked

With not one, not two, but three Diablo games in the pipeline and well on their way to release, I don’t think I can stress this enough: it’s a fantastic time to be a fan of Blizzard’s beloved dungeon-crawler franchise. On our end, we’ve already thrown a few punches at both Immortal and D2R’s Technical Alpha sessions, and so far, we’re quite satisfied with what they’ve got on the menu.

4 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021

From CPU To XPU

We want to help customers capitalise growth opportunities in the Cloud, AI, 5G, as well as the intelligent and autonomous edge.

7 mins read
HWM Singapore
June 2021
RELATED STORIES

Android loses a huge innovator as LG quits making phones

LG phones pushed the bleeding edge of innovation, but it wasn’t enough.

2 mins read
PCWorld
May 2021

OnePlus 9 Pro: Excellent Performance, Display, and Camera

The OnePlus 9 Pro smartphone delivers a streamlined flagship experience to T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers, finally catching up to its competitors. The phone itself is light in the hand, and the user experience is weightless as well.

10+ mins read
PC Magazine
May 2021

Ceramic Shield

It’s the toughest glass on any smartphone. So what is it and how does it work?

5 mins read
Mac Life
April 2021

CHIPS AWAY: SEMICONDUCTOR SHORTAGE WREAKING HAVOC IN TECH

As Samsung Electronics warns that it’s grappling with the fallout of a “serious imbalance” in semiconductors, the technology world could be about to enter its own ‘lockdown’. From the PlayStation 5 to the new Tesla Model S, virtually every device maker could be forced to temporarily halt production, caught off-guard and causing delays to 2021 product pipelines.

6 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #491

Crave

The gear we’re lusting after

2 mins read
Mac Life
March 2021

How to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

It’s hard to unplug these days. PCs, tablets, smartphones—even a large selection of home appliances—can wirelessly connect to the internet at the push of a button. Devices buzz with emails, notifications, and status updates at all hours of the day, making it hard to concentrate. Your Android phone is no exception—but there are ways to make it less annoying.

5 mins read
PC Magazine
March 2021

SAMSUNG REPORTS PROFIT JUMP DRIVEN BY STRONG CHIP DEMAND

Samsung Electronics Co. said its operating profit for the last quarter rose by more than 26% as it capped offa robust business year where its dual strength in parts and finished products allowed it to thrive amid the pandemic.

1 min read
Techlife News
Techlife News #483

SAMSUNG SCION LEE WON'T APPEAL PRISON SENTENCE FOR BRIBERY

Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong and prosecutors have decided not to appeal a court ruling that convicted him for bribing South Korea’s former president for business favors, confirming a prison term of two and a half years for the country’s most influential corporate leader, according to lawyers and court officials.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #483

Tips to Boost Your Android Phone's Battery Life

A number of factors contribute to poor battery life on your Android phone. Thinner bodies, brighter screens, faster processors, more background software, and speedier internet connections all take their toll on phone batteries, though manufacturers are incorporating more powerful batteries to compensate. The Motorola Moto G Power has a 5,000mAh battery that can last for over 18 hours. Samsung’s Galaxy S phones, the most popular Android devices, can now last anywhere between 11 and 13 hours, depending on the model. Still, there are ways to get more out of any phone.

6 mins read
PC Magazine
January 2021

Ditching DLNA

HIGH END- PROJECTORS

4 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021