Samsung QN90A (LCD)

Samsung QN90A (55" LCD)

Samsung QN90A (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Bright Room:
5.0
PICTURE QUALITY: Very Good8.1/10
MOVIES & TV: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING: Very Good8.3/10
SPORTS: Good7.0/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.8/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.9/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Best in Class9.7/10

The Samsung QN90A is an upper-midrange LCD TV with mini-LED backlighting that offers excellent picture quality for both HDR and SDR content, making it a strong choice for movie enthusiasts. However, this TV may not be the best fit for gamers seeking VRR support for varied frame rates as it lacks this feature. It holds up well in bright rooms due to its high brightness and good anti-glare capabilities, so it's suitable if your room is often sunny. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent overall picture quality
  • Top-notch brightness in bright rooms
  • Solid performance for gaming
  • Good color accuracy out of the box
  • Great reflection handling for well-lit environments
Cons
  • Limited viewing angle
  • Mediocre performance in dark rooms
  • Inconsistent gray uniformity
  • No Dolby Vision support

Ratings by Category

Bright Room:
5.0
The Samsung QN90A is exceptional for viewing in bright rooms due to its excellent SDR and HDR brightness, which makes the picture stand out even in well-lit conditions. Additionally, it excels at handling reflections, minimizing distractions from light sources in the room.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.7
The Samsung QN90A is exceptional for watching news and TV programs because it has excellent SDR brightness, ensuring a clear picture even in well-lit environments, and very good upscaling capabilities to maintain image quality across varied content sources. Additionally, its out-of-the-box color accuracy reduces the need for adjustments, and a sizeable color gamut with effective local dimming and contrast enhances the vividness and depth of on-screen images.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.6
The Samsung QN90A is excellent for cartoons and animation due to its 'Best' ranking for colors out of the box, which provides vibrant and accurate colors without the need for calibration. Its 'Good' color gamut ensures a wide range of colors, critical for the vivid and varied hues commonly found in animated content.
Gaming:
4.5
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
Overall Picture:
4.5
The Samsung QN90A boasts an exceptional contrast with local dimming, which enhances the depth of blacks, making it great for dark room viewing. In addition, it offers high HDR brightness, a wide color gamut, and good color volume, resulting in vibrant and vivid picture quality even in HDR content.
Movies & TV shows:
4.4
The Samsung QN90A excels in watching movies and cinematic TV due to its superb contrast which allows for deep blacks, and effective local dimming that enhances dark scene details. Furthermore, it displays a wide color volume and has decent out-of-the-box color accuracy, making it impressive for vibrant, true-to-life images.
Sports:
4.0
PerfectRec’s sports score prioritizes response time and refresh rate as the most important factors to ensure clear images of fast-moving scenes. In addition, we consider gray uniformity, which ensures that the turf looks the same across the whole screen, reflections, to avoid distracting ambient light from the action, and viewing angles and brightness, to avoid color distortion and washed-out images, especially when not seated directly in front of the TV.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$968
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
February 3, 2021
Full name
QN55QN90A
Screen Size
55"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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8.3/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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8.2/10
Bright Room Score
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9.8/10
Gaming Score
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8.4/10
Movies & TV Score
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8.1/10
Sports Score
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7/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
27.8" x 48.3" x 1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
30.3" x 48.3"
Weight without Stand
39.0 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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7/10
Local Dimming
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8/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
4.2.2
Speaker Power
60 W
Dolby Atmos
Bypass only
DTS:X
No

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