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Updated January 10, 2024·

If price is a major factor, consider the Samsung S95C, which is typically less expensive. Both TVs offer excellent overall picture quality and are outstanding for gaming, movies, and animated content. The Samsung has a slightly higher gaming score, which may benefit gamers looking for a smoother experience. Alternatively, the Sony A95K has a slightly higher score for sports content, making it a better choice if you frequently watch sports. For bright rooms, neither are ideal, but the Samsung S95C performs slightly better. Each TV has robust sound, with the Samsung featuring a more powerful speaker setup. 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 S95C (OLED)
  • Excellent for bright room
  • Best in class for dark room
  • Best in class for gaming
  • Best in class for use as monitor
Advantages of the Sony A95K (OLED)
  • Best in class for movies & TV
  • Best in class for sports
  • Best in class for news, talk, & other TV
  • Best in class for cartoons & animation
  • Best in class for upscaling
  • Best in class motion processing

Key differences

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Sports

8.7
QN65S95C
XR-65A95K
9.5
8.2/10
MOTION PROCESSING
10.0/10
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
7.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.9/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The Sony A95K (OLED) is best in class for sports, while the Samsung S95C (OLED) is very good.

Gaming

10.0
QN65S95C
XR-65A95K
8.9
10.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
9.4/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
8.2/10
MOTION PROCESSING
10.0/10
100.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
100.0/100
8.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.3/10
The Samsung S95C (OLED) is best in class for gaming, while the Sony A95K (OLED) is very good.

Cost

$2,248
QN65S95C
XR-65A95K
$2,997
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$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

$4,500

The Samsung S95C (OLED) has a price of $2,248 and the Sony A95K (OLED) costs $2,997.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

9.5
QN65S95C
XR-65A95K
9.4
10.00/10
CONTRAST
10.00/10
9.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.1/10
RGB OLED
PANEL TYPE
RGB OLED
QD-OLED
PANEL SUB-TYPE
QD-OLED
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Samsung S95C (OLED) to have best in class picture quality, while the Sony A95K (OLED) has excellent picture quality.

Movies & TV

9.4
QN65S95C
XR-65A95K
9.5
10.00/10
CONTRAST
10.00/10
10.0/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
10.0/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony A95K (OLED) to be best in class for movies & TV, while the Samsung S95C (OLED) is excellent.

Cartoons & Animation

9.4
QN65S95C
XR-65A95K
9.5
9.2/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
9.3/10
9.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.1/10
7.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.9/10
8.8/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
9.3/10
9.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
9.8/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony A95K (OLED) to be best in class for cartoons & animation, while the Samsung S95C (OLED) is excellent.

News, Talk, & Other TV

9.1
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XR-65A95K
9.5
7.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.9/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony A95K (OLED) to be best in class for news, talk, & other TV, while the Samsung S95C (OLED) is excellent.

Bright Room

9.0
QN65S95C
XR-65A95K
8.6
10.0/10
VIEWING ANGLE
10.0/10
7.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.9/10
8.5/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.0/10
10.0/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
10.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Samsung S95C (OLED) to be excellent for bright room, while the Sony A95K (OLED) is very good.

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How the Samsung S95C (OLED) and the Sony A95K (OLED) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung S95C (OLED)Sony A95K (OLED)
Samsung S95C (OLED)Sony A95K (OLED)

GENERAL

Price
$2,248
$2,997
Brand
SamsungSony
Release Date
February 2, 2023June 2, 2022
Full name
QN65S95CXR-65A95K
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenAndroid TV
Sound Quality Score
8/108.9/10
NextGen Ready
YesYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
9.5/109.5/10
Bright Room Score
9/108.6/10
Gaming Score
10/109/10
Movies & TV Score
9.5/109.5/10
Sports Score
8.8/109.5/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.7" x 56.8" x 0.4"33" x 56.9" x 1.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.2" x 56.8"34.6" x 56.8"
Weight without Stand
Unknown59.5 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 300300 x 300

DISPLAY

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

SOUND

Speaker Setup
4.2.22.2
Speaker Power
70 W60 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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Caleb Denison | March 2022
"A95K will be one of the highest-performing TVs of the year, if not the hottest TV of 2022. The color on the Sony A95K is the most accurate I have ever seen. Certain hues of red just haven’t been produced on a TV … until now. Perhaps with deeper scrutiny, I may one day find some nit to pick, but in the time I was able to spend with the A95K, I was simply thrilled."

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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.

About Sony

Sony stands as a highly experienced and widely trusted TV manufacturer, earning a reputation that surpasses all others. A Japanese company, Sony has been making TVs for far longs than it has been making Playstation game consoles. Sony's high-end TVs are often regarded as the ultimate choice for videophiles, representing the epitome of quality, albeit at a premium price point. Renowned for their advanced and precise motion handling, as well as their cutting-edge local dimming algorithms, Sony consistently delivers unparalleled performance in these areas. They include Google TV software with all their TV sets, which grants access to the largest selection of apps available and they also include Bravia Core which is a movie streaming platform specifically for Sony TVs that offers higher picture quality by using more bandwidth.

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