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Q60A vs. Q70A: Which is the Better QLED Gaming TV?

Samsung released two similar QLED televisions in 2021 with the Q60A and Q70A. So, which of these TV is better when it comes to gaming on the PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and other systems?

You can find out in this comparison guide between these 2021 Samsung QLEDs.

Quick Summary

Unlike the Samsung Q60A, the Samsung Q70A supports HDMI 2.1, 120 frames per second, FreeSync and Variable Refresh Rate. The Q70A also features a higher native contrast and brighter HDR brightness.

The input latencies for these TVs are pretty much identical.

So, if you are looking for a television set to take advantage of the latest graphics cards and consoles, then we recommend getting the Q70A over the Q60A.

If you are interested, you can purchase either of the aforementioned televisions on Amazon with the following links:

If you want to mount either of these Samsung QLED TVs on a wall, then you can check out this buyer’s guide.

Q60A vs. Q70A Comparison Chart

You can find Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the Q60A and Q70A below.

 Samsung QLED Q60A 4K UHD Quantum HDR Smart TVSamsung QLED Q70A 4K UHD Quantum HDR Smart TV
Screen Sizes32” (QN32Q60AAFXZA)

43" (QN43Q60AAFXZA)

50" (QN50Q60AAFXZA)

55" (QN55Q60AAFXZA)

60" (QN60Q60AAFXZA)

65" (QN65Q60AAFXZA)

70" (QN70Q60AAFXZA)

75" (QN75Q60AAFXZA)

85" (QN85Q60AAFXZA)
55" (QN55Q70AAFXZA)

65" (QN65Q70AAFXZA)

75" (QN75Q70AAFXZA)

85" (QN85Q70AAFXZA)
HDMI PortsHDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.0
HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1
Legacy Consoles SupportAntenna tunerAntenna tuner
Native Contrast Ratio4,653 to 17,398 to 1
HDR FeaturesHDR10

HDR10+

HLG

Wide Color Gamut
HDR10

HDR10+

HLG

Wide Color Gamut
HDR Real Scene Highlight468 nits560 nits
HDR Peak 2% Window214 nits257 nits
HDR Peak 10% Window489 nits587 nits
HDR Peak 25% Window488 nits585 nits
HDR Peak 50% Window487 nits584 nits
HDR Peak 100% Window487 nits584 nits
HDR Sustained 2% Window211 nits252 nits
HDR Sustained 10% Window488 nits584 nits
HDR Sustained 25% Window487 nits582 nits
HDR Sustained 50% Window487 nits582 nits
HDR Sustained 100% Window486 nits582 nits
HDR ABL0.0540.053
Native Refresh Rate60 Hz120 Hz
Adaptive Sync SupportNoneFreeSync

Variable Refresh Rate
1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.1 ms11.0 ms
1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)N/A5.6 ms
1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)N/A10.2 ms
1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)N/A5.6 ms
4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.2 ms10.0 ms
4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)10.0 ms10.9 ms
4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:410.0 ms10.0 ms
4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)N/A5.6 ms
1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)76.3 ms83.3 ms
4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)59.7 ms70.0 ms
4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation26.3 ms20.9 ms
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Screen Sizes

The Q60A offers smaller screen sizes when compared to the Q70A.

You can find the list of available size options, as well as the associated model numbers, for both television sets below:

Q60A:

  • 32” (QN32Q60AAFXZA)
  • 43″ (QN43Q60AAFXZA)
  • 50″ (QN50Q60AAFXZA)
  • 55″ (QN55Q60AAFXZA)
  • 60″ (QN60Q60AAFXZA)
  • 65″ (QN65Q60AAFXZA)
  • 70″ (QN70Q60AAFXZA)
  • 75″ (QN75Q60AAFXZA)
  • 85″ (QN85Q60AAFXZA)

Q70A:

  • 55″ (QN55Q70AAFXZA)
  • 65″ (QN65Q70AAFXZA)
  • 75″ (QN75Q70AAFXZA)
  • 85″ (QN85Q70AAFXZA)

HDMI Ports

The Q60A doesn’t come with any HDMI 2.1 ports while the Q70A comes with one HDMI 2.1 port.

You can find the HDMI port versions fort the QLEDs below:

Q60A:

  • HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.0

Q70A:

  • HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1

Legacy Consoles Support

The Q60A and Q70A are both equipped with an antenna tuner, which can be used to connect to old school gaming systems such as the NES, Super NES, Sega Master System and Sega Genesis.

Neither of these QLED television sets come with composite input. As a result, you need to get a composite-to-HDMI input adapter if you want to connect consoles such as the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast and Xbox.

Native Contrast Ratio

The Samsung Q70A has a better native contrast when compared to the Samsung Q60A.

You can find the contrast ratios, which is based on testing done by RTINGS.com, for the Q60A and Q70A below:

  • Q60A: 4,653 to 1
  • Q70A: 7,398 to 1

HDR Features

Both of these television sets support the HDR10 format, which is used by the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

You can find the full list of supported HDR features below:

  • HDR10
  • HDR10+
  • HLG
  • Wide Color Gamut

A notable omission from these two TVs is support for Dolby Vision, a HDR format that is currently being used by the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

Game Mode HDR Brightness

To properly highlight HDR games, we recommend getting a television set that is capable of outputting at least 500 nits in brightness.

According to testing done by RTINGS, the Q70A provides a passable HDR experience as it can reach 560 nits when you are playing a videogame in the game mode setting. On the other hand, the Q60A can only output 468 nits when displaying an HDR-enabled game.

Overall, the Samsung Q70A can get brighter when compared to the Samsung Q60A at HDR brightness when game mode is used.

You can take a look at RTINGS HDR brightness test results for the Q60A and Q70A below:

Real Scene Highlight

  • Q60A: 468 nits
  • Q70A: 560 nits

HDR Peak 2% Window

  • Q60A: 214 nits
  • Q70A: 257 nits

HDR Peak 10% Window

  • Q60A: 489 nits
  • Q70A: 587 nits

HDR Peak 25% Window

  • Q60A: 488 nits
  • Q70A: 585 nits

HDR Peak 50% Window

  • Q60A: 487 nits
  • Q70A: 584 nits

HDR Peak 100% Window

  • Q60A: 487 nits
  • Q70A: 584 nits

HDR Sustained 2% Window

  • Q60A: 211 nits
  • Q70A: 252 nits

HDR Sustained 10% Window

  • Q60A: 488 nits
  • Q70A: 584 nits

HDR Sustained 25% Window

  • Q60A: 487 nits
  • Q70A: 582 nits

HDR Sustained 50% Window

  • Q60A: 487 nits
  • Q70A: 582 nits

HDR Sustained 100% Window

  • Q60A: 486 nits
  • Q70A: 582 nits

HDR ABL

  • Q60A: 0.054
  • Q70A: 0.053

Native Refresh Rate

The Q60A has a native refresh rate of 60 Hz as it can display up to 60 frames per second in resolutions of 1080p, 1440p and 4K.

The Q70A has a native refresh rate of 120 Hz. If you are using HDMI 2.0, then you can play games at up to 120 FPS in 1080p, up to 120 FPS in 1440p and 60 FPS in 4K. If you are using HDMI 2.1, you can play games at up to 120 frames per second in 1080p, 1440p and 4K.

The PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X support HDMI versions of up to 2.1.

Adaptive Sync Support

The Q60A does not support any adaptive sync features while the Q70A supports FreeSync and Variable Refresh Rate.

Adaptive sync will remove any screen tearing and stuttering from games that don’t run at a stable frame rate.

FreeSync is a feature that was added to modern AMD graphics cards while Variable Refresh Rate is a feature that is currently available for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles. The PlayStation 5 is also expected to add support for Variable Refresh Rate in the future.

Neither of these television sets officially support GSYNC, which is used by modern NVIDIA graphics cards.

Game Mode Input Lag

When it comes to input lag, the Q60A has lower latency at 1080p and 60 Hz and 4K 60 Hz with HDR. On the other hand, the Q70A has lower latency at 4K 60 Hz. With that said, the gaps are less than 1 millisecond; so, you most likely won’t notice any differences when the game mode settings are used.

The two televisions also have the same at 4K and 60 Hz with 4:4:4.

You can find RTINGS’ test results for the Q60A and Q70A below:

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • Q60A: 10.1 ms
  • Q70A: 11.0 ms

1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • Q60A: N/A
  • Q70A: 5.6 ms

1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • Q60A: N/A
  • Q70A: 10.2 ms

1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • Q60A: N/A
  • Q70A: 5.6 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • Q60A: 10.2 ms
  • Q70A: 10.0 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)

  • Q60A: 10.0 ms
  • Q70A: 10.9 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4

  • Q60A: 10.0 ms
  • Q70A: 10.0 ms

4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • Q60A: N/A
  • Q70A: 5.6 ms

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)

  • Q60A: 76.3 ms
  • Q70A: 83.3 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)

  • Q60A: 59.7 ms
  • Q70A: 70.0 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation

  • Q60A: 26.3 ms
  • Q70A: 20.9 ms