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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you often watch TV in a bright room, the Samsung QN90A is a better choice as it has superior performance in well-lit environments. For gamers, the QN90A is also a better fit due to its higher gaming performance. If you’re a movie enthusiast, the QN90A also has a better dark room performance, making it suitable for viewing in dim conditions. On the other hand, the Samsung Frame Series is designed to blend into your decor and mimics a framed piece of art when not in use. While it has a good overall picture quality, it doesn't perform as well in bright rooms or provide as good a viewing experience in dark conditions compared to the QN90A. In terms of sound, the QN90A offers a better audio experience with its built-in 4.2.2 speaker setup compared to the Frame Series' 2.0.2 setup. Both TVs are similarly priced and support 4k resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate, making them good for high-definition content and smoother motion. The choice between the two ultimately depends on whether you prioritize picture quality and sound performance over aesthetic design. 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 QN90A (LCD).
Advantages of the Samsung QN90A (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Good for dark room
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for movies & TV
  • Good for sports
  • Very good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for use as monitor
  • Very good for upscaling
  • Very good motion processing
  • Excellent reflections

Key differences

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Picture Quality

7.1
QN65LS03B
QN65QN90A
8.1
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 QN90A (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has good picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.2
QN65LS03B
QN65QN90A
8.0
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 QN90A (LCD) is very good for movies & TV, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

7.8
QN65LS03B
QN65QN90A
8.3
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 QN90A (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is good.

Cartoons & Animation

8.1
QN65LS03B
QN65QN90A
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
6.4/10
The Samsung QN90A (LCD) and Samsung Frame Series (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the Samsung QN90A (LCD) is somewhat better.

News, Talk, & Other TV

7.5
QN65LS03B
QN65QN90A
8.9
8.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.4/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
8.0/10
The Samsung QN90A (LCD) is very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is good.

Bright Room

7.3
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QN65QN90A
9.7
5.4/10
VIEWING ANGLE
6.5/10
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 QN90A (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Samsung Frame Series (LCD) is good.

Cost

$1,598
QN65LS03B
QN65QN90A
$1,448
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has a price of $1,598 and the Samsung QN90A (LCD) costs $1,448.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.8
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QN65QN90A
7.0
7.5/10
MOTION PROCESSING
8.0/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
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 QN90A (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 QN90A (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Frame Series (LCD)Samsung QN90A (LCD)
Samsung Frame Series (LCD)Samsung QN90A (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$1,598
$1,448
Brand
SamsungSamsung
Release Date
April 4, 2022February 4, 2021
Full name
QN65LS03BQN65QN90A
Screen Size
65"65"
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
7.8/108.4/10
Movies & TV Score
6.2/108.1/10
Sports Score
6.8/107/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 57.4" x 1"32.6" x 56.9" x 1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.2" x 57.4"35.2" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
49.4 lbs53.8 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 300400 x 300

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
2.0.24.2.2
Speaker Power
40 W60 W
Dolby Atmos
Bypass onlyBypass only
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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