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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung QN90A is usually more expensive than the Sony X90K, but it generally offers better performance in bright rooms and comes with built-in speakers that are considered great. If you plan to use the TV in a bright room, the Samsung might be the better option due to its superior bright room performance. However, if cost is a more important factor, the Sony offers good value. 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 QN90A (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Very good for movies & TV
  • Very good for use as monitor
  • Excellent reflections
Advantages of the Sony X90K (LCD)
  • Best in class for upscaling
  • Best in class motion processing

Key differences

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Movies & TV

8.0
QN85QN90A
XR-85X90K
7.5
7.00/10
CONTRAST
7.38/10
7.0/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.1/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The Samsung QN90A (LCD) is very good for movies & TV, while the Sony X90K (LCD) is good.

Cartoons & Animation

8.8
QN85QN90A
XR-85X90K
8.0
7.8/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.7/10
8.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.8/10
9.4/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.7/10
9.5/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.0/10
6.4/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.6/10
The Samsung QN90A (LCD) and Sony X90K (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the Samsung QN90A (LCD) is somewhat better.

Bright Room

9.7
QN85QN90A
XR-85X90K
8.0
6.5/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.4/10
9.4/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.7/10
9.3/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.3/10
9.0/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.3/10
The Samsung QN90A (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Sony X90K (LCD) is very good.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

8.1
QN85QN90A
XR-85X90K
7.7
7.00/10
CONTRAST
7.38/10
8.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.8/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
TBD
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Samsung QN90A (LCD) to have very good picture quality, while the Sony X90K (LCD) has good picture quality.

Sports

7.0
QN85QN90A
XR-85X90K
7.1
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
10.0/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.0/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
9.4/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.7/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The Sony X90K (LCD) and Samsung QN90A (LCD) are both good for sports.

Gaming

8.3
QN85QN90A
XR-85X90K
8.1
8.3/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
8.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.0/10
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
10.0/10
70.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
76.0/100
9.3/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.6/10
The Samsung QN90A (LCD) and Sony X90K (LCD) are both very good for gaming.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.9
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8.7
9.4/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.7/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
10.0/10
The Samsung QN90A (LCD) and Sony X90K (LCD) are both very good for news, talk, & other TV.

Cost

$1,998
QN85QN90A
XR-85X90K
$1,948
Product imageProduct image

$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The Samsung QN90A (LCD) has a price of $1,998 and the Sony X90K (LCD) costs $1,948.

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How the Samsung QN90A (LCD) and the Sony X90K (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung QN90A (LCD)Sony X90K (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$1,998
$1,948
Brand
SamsungSony
Release Date
February 6, 2021May 4, 2022
Full name
QN85QN90AXR-85X90K
Screen Size
85"85"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenAndroid TV
Sound Quality Score
8.3/108/10
NextGen Ready
YesYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.2/107.7/10
Bright Room Score
9.8/108/10
Gaming Score
8.4/108.1/10
Movies & TV Score
8.1/107.5/10
Sports Score
7/107.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
42.6" x 74.5" x 1.1"43" x 74.9" x 2.9"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
45.2" x 74.5"44.4" x 74.9"
Weight without Stand
98.1 lbs100.9 lbs
VESA Mount
600 x 400400 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
7/107.4/10
Local Dimming
8/107.2/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
4.2.22.0
Speaker Power
60 W30 W
Dolby Atmos
Bypass onlyYes
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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Al Griffin | December 2022
"As Sony’s next-to-flagship LCD TV, the X90K series delivers impressive performance for the price. The XR90K had fairly accurate out-of-box color. The TV’s multi-position stand lets you either set the screen flush with any stand its mounted on or elevate it to clear space for a soundbar. With the latter option, you get around 3 inches of clearance enough to accommodate most soundbars. The X90K’s excellent suite of gaming features ranks it up there with the best 120 Hz 4K TVs."

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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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