TCL Q10G TV Review: Mini LED vs LED TV Effect


With the advancement of technology, MiniLED TV prices have gradually come down to a level acceptable to everyone. MiniLED display is definitely better than LED, but how much? Now should you buy MiniLED or buy LED TV? Here, we will compare the difference between TCL Q10G MiniLED TV and other LED TVs to help you make your choice.

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The Technical Differences between MiniLED and LED TV​

In the light source, MiniLED and LED are both LED light-emitting diodes. MiniLED is a micron-level light emitting diode, referring to the size of the LED chip between 50~200μm, which can embed more crystals in the backlight panel per unit area. Compared to traditional LED TV, MiniLED TV has better zoning control, more delicate display, precise dimming, and higher brightness and color saturation contrast. It also has lower power consumption, longer life span, and can avoid the problem of uneven backlighting. You may want to know What is LED/ULED/QLED/Mini LED/OLED/QD-OLED/Micro LED?

TCL has leading technology in the MiniLED industry, and its Q10G75 inch MiniLED TV has more optimized MiniLED display technology, including 360 partitioned dot matrix light control, 1000nits brightness, 98% DCI-P3 cinema-grade primary color high color gamut, all-channel 4K120Hz high brush, full ecological 4KHDR and TCL's picture quality tuning technology.

We understand the real picture quality difference by comparing the actual test with a major brand 4KLED TV, which was once the top seller in e-commerce. The comparison here is mainly in terms of picture quality. In the same environment, the same camera lens, the same shooting parameters settings, two TVs under the default standard image mode settings. Through the theory test as well as the real picture quality comparison, the material is all 4K material.

Theoretical Brightness and Darkfield Performance Test​

Brightness and dark field effect is an important indicator of TV, which directly affects the level effect of video, picture and game. Even in the strong light environment can ensure that the brightness of the sky and the sun can be fully displayed, but also to ensure the level of dark details.

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The maximum brightness of TCL 75Q10G TV was1118 nits, exceeding the official standard of 1000 nits.


The highest brightness measured by a brand of 4K LED is 296 nits​

25% window brightness theory test is considered the most basic test of zonal backlight. In the test, we can find that Q10G has great advantages over ordinary LED TVs, the brightness is nearly 4 times higher, and the dark field is almost equal to OLED. these advantages will be shown later in the actual test.

Color Transition Contrast Performance Test​

Color overload is also an important factor affecting the effect of the TV. Is the transition of the TV's color natural and accurate color? If the transition is not natural there may be color banding, thus losing details. Of course, it also relates to the contrast.

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75Q10G color transition


The Tested 4K LED TV color transition​

Summary: From the color transition comparison, TCL75Q10G color has accurate natural transition. In contrast, in the compared 4KLED TV, red looks like orange, blue looks like light blue, and green looks like light green. What's worse is that white takes up a large part of the color. The color transition in the middle is almost lost, which will lose a lot of details in the actual performance.

Zoned Light Control Test: Black and White Contrast​

Contrast ratio is also an important indicator for TV testing. The higher the contrast ratio, the more vivid and rich colors can be displayed, and we use black and white contrast to show the actual impact of zoned light control.

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In this comparison image, the character's clothing should be nearly invisible. The 75Q10G benefits from the 360-zone light control, the black is perfectly integrated into the pure black background, and the skin color of the face is very natural. The 4K LED TVs tested in the comparison test not only leaked light at the edges, but even the halo of the white scene overflowed into the black scene.






The picture quality of the TCL75Q10G MiniLED TV is close to that of OLED TV, but the price is much cheaper than that of OLED TV. It is almost the most cost-effective MiniLED TV at present.