Samsung S95C (OLED)

Samsung S95C (55" OLED)

Samsung S95C (OLED)

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BEST RATING
Gaming:
5.0
PICTURE QUALITY: Best in Class9.5/10
MOVIES & TV: Excellent9.4/10
GAMING: Best in Class10.0/10
SPORTS: Very Good8.7/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Excellent9.4/10
NEWS & TALK: Excellent9.1/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Excellent9.0/10

The Samsung S95C OLED TV, a high-end model released in early 2023, excels in picture quality, making it an excellent choice for movies and dark room viewing. It also offers top-tier gaming performance with features like a 144Hz refresh rate, 4k resolution at 144Hz, and low input lag. For sports fans, its performance is very good, though it shines brightest with other content types. It handles bright rooms well due to its excellent reflection handling and viewing angles. The TV includes a One Connect Box for cable management, which means fewer cables will be visible, helping to maintain a clean setup. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Excellent overall picture quality
  • Top-notch for gaming
  • Great for movies and series
  • Outstanding dark room performance
  • Handles bright rooms well
Cons
  • No HDR10+ support
  • Sound may lack bass
  • Upscaling can be improved
  • Some motion processing issues

Ratings by Category

Gaming:
5.0
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.
Movies & TV shows:
4.9
The Samsung S95C OLED's exceptional contrast and black uniformity ensure deep blacks and high detail in dark scenes, which is crucial for a cinematic movie experience. Additionally, the TV's excellent color volume and viewing angles contribute to rich, accurate colors and a consistent picture for viewers seated at different angles, enhancing the overall viewing experience for movies and cinematic TV.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.9
The Samsung S95C OLED TV displays cartoons and animation impressively due to its excellent color gamut, which provides a wide range of colors, and the fact that its colors are vibrant and accurate straight out of the box. Additionally, its color volume is excellent, meaning it can display different shades of colors at various brightness levels, enhancing the overall viewing experience for animated content.
Overall Picture:
4.9
The Samsung S95C stands out with its exceptional contrast and perfect black uniformity, which are crucial for a deep, rich picture, especially in dark scenes. Additionally, it offers vibrant, accurate colors straight out of the box, as well as an expansive color gamut and volume, enhancing the viewing experience with more lifelike and diverse shades.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.8
The Samsung S95C excels at upscaling lower-resolution content to its native resolution without losing detail, which is essential for news and standard TV programs that aren't always broadcasted in high definition. Additionally, its capability to display accurate colors right out of the box means that viewers can enjoy realistic and vibrant images without needing to calibrate the TV for optimal performance.
Bright Room:
4.7
The Samsung S95C (OLED) is excellent for watching TV in a bright room due to its 'Very Good' HDR brightness and 'Best' reflections handling, ensuring clear visibility even in well-lit environments. Additionally, its 'Excellent' color gamut and 'Excellent' color volume contribute to vibrant and accurate colors, enhancing the viewing experience.
Sports:
4.6
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
$1,575
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Full name
QN55S95C
Screen Size
55"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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8/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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9.5/10
Bright Room Score
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9/10
Gaming Score
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10/10
Movies & TV Score
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9.5/10
Sports Score
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8.8/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
27.8" x 48.2" x 0.4"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
30.4" x 48.2"
Weight without Stand
Unknown
VESA Mount
400 x 300

DISPLAY

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

SOUND

Speaker Setup
4.2.2
Speaker Power
70 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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