NanoCell vs QLED! Which is the Best TV?

NanoCell vs QLED TV Comparison

NanoCell vs QLED! Which is the Best TV?

Exciting about what is NanoCell TV? Most of us familiar with QLED, though how is this tech work? Which TV tech is the best? NanoCell vs QLED?

There are multiple technologies available in today’s market like LED, QLED, and OLED, by the way, you might see some weird new tech terms used by some specific brands like LG NanoCell TV, Crystal UHD TV referred by Samsung. Yes, these are all the most confusing terms to understand by normal consumers. So, I’m here talking about only NanoCell and QLED technology, because both come in the same pricing ranges and use similar kinds of technologies branded by LG and Samsung respectively.

What is NanoCell TV?

As the name refers, NanoCell TV uses the nano-particles that act as a filter to remove impurity or unwanted dull colors(lights) that results in produce pure red, blue, and green colors.

Hence, these nano-particles are placed as a layer in front of the LCD panel and lights passed through this nano-particle layer filtered out the impurities colors and produce the pure red, blue, and green colors on the TV screen.

NanoCell TV
NanoCell TV

What is QLED TV?

QLED is an abbreviation of Quantum Dots LED TV.

In contrast to NanoCell, QLED uses nano-crystals to illuminate the colors like red, blue, and green. These nano-crystals are placed as a layer directly behind the LCD panel.

QLED TV
QLED TV

The common thing between NanoCell and QLED Tech is both using LED backlighting to emit the lights which used to produce the picture.

So, you can put LED, NanoCell, Crystal UHD, QLED Technologies in the same basket because all these use the same LED backlighting.

Note: OLED is the latest, advanced, and totally different technology than all others. It produces the best picture quality and also costs are high.

So, here I’m not including OLED in this comparison. If you are keen on picture quality and will pay more, just go with OLED without any second thoughts.

Brand

NanoCell produced by LG. But QLED TV used by Samsung.

Only LG is producing this TVs, it has the patent right to NanoCell tech.

Some other brand like TCL, OnePlus, MI started to produce QLED TVs.

Technology Used

NanoCell TVs use LED LCD Technology. Additionally, use NanoCell particles to improve the picture quality. It is an enhanced version of LED LCD TV.  

QLED TVs use Quantum-Dots LED Technology.  Additionally, use Quantum dots to improve the picture quality.  It is also the enhanced version of LED LCD TV used alternate way than NanoCell.

Note: Both technologies use LED (Light Emitting Diode) Backlighting use to produce the light/picture.  NanoCell vs QLED Comparison

How it works?

NanoCell TV uses nano-particles that act as a filter to remove unwanted lights to produce pure red, blue, and green colors. These nano-particles are placed as a layer in front of the LCD panel. So, this TV produces a pure form of red, blue, and green colors, and smoother color transition.

QLED TV uses nano-crystals to illuminate the colors like red, blue, and green. These nano-crystals are placed as a layer directly behind the LCD panel. So, this TV produces bright and perfect red, blue, and green colors.

Panel Technology

NanoCell TVs use IPS (In-Plane Switching) Panel.  This IPS panel gives a wider viewing angle. But this is only ideal for daytime when the room has more sun lights, not produce dark black at night darker room.

Samsung QLED TVs use VA (Vertical Alignment) Panel. Because of using the VA panel, its viewing angle less compared to IPS. VA panels produce dark black, perfect to watch movies in the darkroom, nighttime.

Let see the comparison table between NanoCell vs QLED.

Comparison MetricsNanoCell TVQLED TV
BrandLG
Samsung.

Technology UsedLED LCD Technology.  

LED (Light Emitting Diode) Backlighting use to produce the light/picture.
Quantum-Dots LED Technology.  

LED (Light Emitting Diode) Backlighting use to produce the light/picture.  
What makes both difference?Additionally, use NanoCell particles to improve the picture quality.
It is enhanced version of LED LCD TV.
Additionally, use Quantum dots to improve the picture quality.  
It is also the enhanced version of LED LCD TV used alternate way than NanoCell.
How it works?It uses the nano-particles that acts as a filter to remove unwanted lights to produce pure red, blue, and green colors.It uses the nano-crystals to illuminate the colors like red, blue, and green.  
How Nano Particles/Crystal is Placed?These nano-particles are placed as a layer in front of the LCD panelThese nano-crystals are placed as a layer directly behind the LCD panel.
Picture QualityThis TV produces pure form of red, blue, and green colors, and smoother color transition.This TV produces bright and perfect red, blue, and green colors.
Panel TechnologyIPS Panel

LG NanoCell TVs use IPS (In-Plane Switching) Panel.
VA Panel .

Samsung QLED TVs use VA (Vertical Alignment) Panel.
Viewing AngleWider Viewing angle because of IPS Panel used.Because of using VA panel, its viewing angle less compared to IPS.
HDR Color ContrastColor contrast for HDR content not great compared to QLED.Color contrast is greater for HDR content.
Suited AmbienceIdeal for daytime when the room has more sun lights.VA panels produce dark black, perfect to watch movies at dark room, nighttime.
Screen SizeNanoCell TVs are available from 43-inch to 85-inch size.QLED TVs are available from 32-inch to 85-inch size.
ResolutionsAvailable in 4K and 8K resolutions.  

Note: NanoCell is best for 8K resolutions because of is filtering unwanted lights. 8K TV may be better for future.
Available in 4K and 8K resolutions.
Full Array Local DimmingNanoCell higher end models supported Full Array Local Dimming, this produces best contrast and darkest blacks.Samsung QLED higher end models too supported Full Array Local Dimming, this produces best contrast and darkest blacks.
Supported FeaturesFeature sets are varied based on models, higher the model features will be high and cost too.Same as NanoCell
NanoCell vs QLED Comparison Table

Conclusion

From the above comparison, we can clearly understand both NanoCell and QLED has their own pros and cons. Even though we can conclude some final points here,

QLED uses a VA panel, it produces high contrast pictures, mostly HDR content looks great, but lesser viewing angle. We can say QLED win this battle because of darker blacks, and high contrasts. Because most people love to watch movies in a darker room that gives perfect blacks.

NanoCell TV uses an IPS panel that offers a wider viewing angle and gives a brighter color ideal to watch when the room is brighter.

Here you can check my other article this helps to guide you before purchasing a TV.

He is a product manager at a reputed software company and a freelance blog writer. He is experienced in different technologies, web securities, and web applications. He keeps learning and make himself up to date on the latest technologies, news, health, and fitness. This encouraged him to share his experiences by writing articles.

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