Design score doesn't factor in the overall rating at all
. The remote counts for 16% of the Smart Feature score, which counts for 5% in the TV Shows rating which counts for 22% of the Mixed Usage/Overall rating. The score is also based on 'usabillity and features', not the looks
. I you want to be critical at least make sure you know what you are talking about in the first place
There are plenty of scores you can put question makes next to (sound quality for example with the highest weight given to max volume results where 70dB is already classified as 'loud volume' for a tv) but you just have to take what is relevant (measurements) and ignore the scores. Iirc if you register you can customize the score weights/ components ...
The 900F also doesn't have 'around 32 zones' (well maybe the 49" model)
It's hardly going to look better with real content is it? This is a much more realistic test photo than the psychedelic demo videos with highly saturated colors (for SDR anyway). Reminds of last year's QLED where you could easily see the skin tones wash out, even at the convention in Barcelona but there were still people raving about the viewing angles
Could also be the Q9 has a different panel, the pixel structure on the Q8 panel here looks very conventional and as pointed out in the early 2018 QLED topic only the Q9 seemed to have a better viewing angle amongst the euro models.
But seeing as the UN Q8N has the same filter, etc. as the UN Q9N it might be down to panel difference rather than tech difference ...
I hope a 55" Q9N makes it way to one of the proper review sites. I'll be damned if it turns out the be a watered down version as well ...