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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung QN90C offers a better overall viewing experience, with improved picture quality and bright room performance compared to the Samsung Frame Series. It's more suited for watching movies, sports, and gaming. Its audio capabilities are stronger, and it has voice command features. The Samsung Frame Series, while still offering a decent picture quality, isn't as strong in dark room performance and its speakers are not as great. However, if you're looking for a TV that blends into your décor when not in use, it's designed to look like a picture frame on your wall. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs and product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars and the variant with some specs cost some dollars.
Advantages of the Samsung Frame Series (LCD)
  • The Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has no clear advantages over the Samsung QN90C (LCD).
Advantages of the Samsung QN90C (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
QN50LS03B
QN50QN90C
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 QN90C (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has good picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.2
QN50LS03B
QN50QN90C
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 QN90C (LCD) is very good for movies & TV, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

6.1
QN50LS03B
QN50QN90C
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 QN90C (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is only fair.

Cartoons & Animation

8.1
QN50LS03B
QN50QN90C
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
10.0/10
8.1/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
9.5/10
6.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.6/10
The Samsung QN90C (LCD) and Samsung Frame Series (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the Samsung QN90C (LCD) is somewhat better.

News, Talk, & Other TV

7.5
QN50LS03B
QN50QN90C
9.0
8.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
8.0/10
The Samsung QN90C (LCD) is excellent for news, talk, & other TV, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is good.

Bright Room

7.3
QN50LS03B
QN50QN90C
9.7
5.4/10
VIEWING ANGLE
7.4/10
8.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
6.8/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
7.8/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
9.0/10
The Samsung QN90C (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is good.

Cost

$880
QN50LS03B
QN50QN90C
$1,198
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The Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has a price of $880 and the Samsung QN90C (LCD) costs $1,198.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.8
QN50LS03B
QN50QN90C
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
10.0/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Samsung QN90C (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 QN90C (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Frame Series (LCD)Samsung QN90C (LCD)
Samsung Frame Series (LCD)Samsung QN90C (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$880
$1,198
Brand
SamsungSamsung
Release Date
April 2, 2022March 2, 2023
Full name
QN50LS03BQN50QN90C
Screen Size
50"50"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenTizen
Sound Quality Score
6.6/107.8/10
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)
25.4" x 44.3" x 1"25.4" x 43.8" x 1.1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
26.7" x 44.3"27.8" x 43.8"
Weight without Stand
26.0 lbs29.8 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
2.02.2
Speaker Power
20 W40 W
Dolby Atmos
Bypass onlyYes
DTS:X
NoNo

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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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