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Updated January 10, 2024·

Choosing between the Samsung QN90C LCD and the Samsung S90C OLED will largely depend on your viewing preferences and environment. The QN90C LCD has very good brightness which makes it a solid choice for viewing in bright rooms. It also has great speakers built-in, which might save you from needing an external sound system. The S90C OLED, on the other hand, offers superior overall picture quality, is spectacular for gaming with its high response rate, and provides a fantastic experience for movie watching with intense contrast and wide viewing angles. However, it is not as bright as the LCD, which could make it less ideal for very sunny settings. It does not have speakers as good as the QN90C, which might necessitate additional investment in sound equipment if audio quality is important to you. Both TVs are similarly priced, so your decision should be based on the mentioned factors to ensure the best viewing experience according to your needs. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung QN90C (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
Advantages of the Samsung S90C (OLED)
  • Excellent for dark room
  • Best in class for gaming
  • Excellent for movies & TV
  • Very good for sports
  • Excellent for news, talk, & other TV
  • Excellent for cartoons & animation
  • Excellent for use as monitor
  • Best in class viewing angle
  • Best in class reflections

Key differences

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Picture Quality

8.1
QN65QN90C
QN65S90C
9.4
7.38/10
CONTRAST
10.00/10
9.1/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
RGB OLED
ADS / IPS
PANEL SUB-TYPE
QD-OLED
The Samsung S90C (OLED) has excellent picture quality, while the Samsung QN90C (LCD) has very good picture quality.

Movies & TV

8.0
QN65QN90C
QN65S90C
9.4
7.38/10
CONTRAST
10.00/10
6.8/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
10.0/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
8.0/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
No
The Samsung S90C (OLED) is excellent for movies & TV, while the Samsung QN90C (LCD) is very good.

Sports

7.0
QN65QN90C
QN65S90C
8.7
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
8.2/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
8.0/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.8/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The Samsung S90C (OLED) is very good for sports, while the Samsung QN90C (LCD) is good.

Gaming

8.2
QN65QN90C
QN65S90C
10.0
7.8/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
10.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
8.2/10
75.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
100.0/100
8.9/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.4/10
The Samsung S90C (OLED) is best in class for gaming, while the Samsung QN90C (LCD) is very good.

Cartoons & Animation

8.8
QN65QN90C
QN65S90C
9.3
7.5/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
9.2/10
9.1/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.8/10
8.1/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.8/10
7.7/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
9.8/10
The Samsung S90C (OLED) is excellent for cartoons & animation, while the Samsung QN90C (LCD) is very good.

Bright Room

9.7
QN65QN90C
QN65S90C
8.5
6.5/10
VIEWING ANGLE
10.0/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.8/10
8.8/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.0/10
9.0/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
10.0/10
The Samsung QN90C (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Samsung S90C (OLED) is very good.

Cost

$1,458
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QN65S90C
$1,350
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Samsung QN90C (LCD) has a price of $1,458 and the Samsung S90C (OLED) costs $1,350.
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Key similarities

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News, Talk, & Other TV

8.8
QN65QN90C
QN65S90C
9.1
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.8/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
8.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Samsung S90C (OLED) to be excellent for news, talk, & other TV, while the Samsung QN90C (LCD) is very good.

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How the Samsung QN90C (LCD) and the Samsung S90C (OLED) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung QN90C (LCD)Samsung S90C (OLED)

GENERAL

Price
$1,458
$1,350
Brand
SamsungSamsung
Release Date
March 2, 2023April 11, 2023
Full name
QN65QN90CQN65S90C
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenTizen
Sound Quality Score
8.3/106.4/10
NextGen Ready
YesYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.1/109.4/10
Bright Room Score
9.7/108.6/10
Gaming Score
8.3/1010/10
Movies & TV Score
8.1/109.5/10
Sports Score
7/108.8/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.6" x 56.9" x 1.1"32.7" x 56.9" x 1.6"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.1" x 56.9"35.3" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
53.4 lbsUnknown
VESA Mount
400 x 400300 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
7.4/1010/10
Local Dimming
7/1010/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
4.2.22.1
Speaker Power
60 WUnknown
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoNo

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John Archer | August 2023
"Samsung S90C is the company's attempt at making its QD-OLED technology more affordable. You get high-end pictures, great processing, top gaming tech, and a sharp design."

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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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