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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung Frame Series is designed to blend into your home decor with a customizable picture frame look but may not offer the best performance in terms of brightness and color as the Samsung QN90B does. Conversely, the Samsung QN90B offers superior picture quality with higher brightness, which suits well-lit rooms, and has a better viewing angle. However, it may be more expensive. If picture quality is a priority, especially in bright conditions, and you're willing to invest more, the QN90B is a solid choice. If you prefer a TV that doubles as art and blends with the room, and are okay with a decent but not the top-of-the-line picture performance, the Frame Series could fit your aesthetic needs. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Frame Series (LCD)
  • The Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has no clear advantages over the Samsung QN90B (LCD).
Advantages of the Samsung QN90B (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Good for dark room
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for movies & TV
  • Good for sports
  • Excellent for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for use as monitor
  • Very good for upscaling
  • Very good motion processing
  • Good viewing angle
  • Excellent reflections

Key differences

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Picture Quality

7.1
QN43LS03B
QN43QN90B
8.2
7.75/10
CONTRAST
7.00/10
7.1/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The Samsung QN90B (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has good picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.2
QN43LS03B
QN43QN90B
8.1
7.75/10
CONTRAST
7.00/10
6.5/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
8.0/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
No
The Samsung QN90B (LCD) is very good for movies & TV, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

6.1
QN43LS03B
QN43QN90B
8.8
8.2/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
8.3/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
7.5/10
MOTION PROCESSING
8.0/10
0.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
70.0/100
7.0/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
The Samsung QN90B (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is only fair.

Cartoons & Animation

8.1
QN43LS03B
QN43QN90B
8.8
7.2/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.8/10
7.1/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
8.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.4/10
8.1/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
9.5/10
6.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.6/10
The Samsung QN90B (LCD) and Samsung Frame Series (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the Samsung QN90B (LCD) is somewhat better.

News, Talk, & Other TV

7.5
QN43LS03B
QN43QN90B
9.0
8.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.4/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
8.0/10
The Samsung QN90B (LCD) is excellent for news, talk, & other TV, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is good.

Bright Room

7.3
QN43LS03B
QN43QN90B
9.7
5.4/10
VIEWING ANGLE
7.4/10
8.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.4/10
6.8/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
7.8/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
9.0/10
The Samsung QN90B (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is good.

Cost

$798
QN43LS03B
QN43QN90B
$948
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The Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has a price of $798 and the Samsung QN90B (LCD) costs $948.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.8
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7.1
7.5/10
MOTION PROCESSING
8.0/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
8.0/10
8.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.4/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Samsung QN90B (LCD) to be good for sports, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is only fair.

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How the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) and the Samsung QN90B (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Frame Series (LCD)Samsung QN90B (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$798
$948
Brand
SamsungSamsung
Release Date
April 1, 2022March 1, 2022
Full name
QN43LS03BQN43QN90B
Screen Size
43"43"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenTizen
Sound Quality Score
6.6/108.3/10
NextGen Ready
NoYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.2/108.2/10
Bright Room Score
7.3/109.8/10
Gaming Score
6.2/108.9/10
Movies & TV Score
6.2/108.1/10
Sports Score
6.8/107.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
22" x 38.2" x 1"22" x 37.8" x 1.1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
23.3" x 38.2"24.5" x 37.8"
Weight without Stand
19.0 lbs20.3 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
7.8/107/10
Local Dimming
2.5/108/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
Bypass onlyYes
DTS:X
NoNo

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USA Today

Michael Desjardin | October 2022
"The QN90B delivers one of the brightest pictures we’ve ever seen, showcasing HDR content better than just about every LCD/LED TV on the market. If all you’re planning on doing is watching cable TV, broadcast channels, and a fair share of streaming shows or movies, the QN90B is sure to impress. All four of the QN90B’s HDMI 2.1 ports support 4K gaming at 120fps a centerpiece feature of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5."

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About Samsung

Samsung, a South Korean electronics manufacturer, holds the title of being the largest global TV vendor in terms of units sold. They offer a diverse lineup of TV products that cater to various budget ranges. A notable achievement in recent years is the development of Quantum Dots, a technology that enhances color reproduction, resulting in richer and more vibrant hues. Samsung TVs are well-regarded for their high manufacturing quality and user-friendly software, making them an excellent choice for consumers seeking an intuitive viewing experience.

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