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Samsung Q90T Review Rundown

SamsungPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 87%
  • Excellent 4K HDR performance
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Easy-to-use remote
  • Doesn't support One Connect box


Samsung Q90T is Samsung's flagship TV for their 2020 lineup of 4K QLED TVs. For a more affordable alternative, Samsung also offers the Q80T, which has less sophisticated full-array LED backlighting but is otherwise the same. For bright, impactful HDR in even the brightest living rooms, Samsung's 4K flagship is the clear winner.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
90T's black levels are the best I've seen outside of Samsung's own higher-end models. Brightness is more than sufficient. Samsung does tend to over-brighten the picture, especially in HDR modes. It's no small deal that Samsung is making such premium picture quality available for a considerably lower price than last year.
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  • Excellent black levels
  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Excellent input lag
  • Panel uniformity issues
  • No HDMI 2.1


Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Q90T is an excellent TV for most uses. Nearly every type of content looks good, whether it's a low-resolution cable TV show or a 4k HDR movie. It has a fast response time and low input lag, and it also comes with FreeSync support to reduce screen tearing when gaming. However, there's a bit of dirty screen effect, which can be somewhat distracting when watching sports.
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  • High contrast ratio
  • Full-array local dimming
  • Wide color gamut
  • Fast response time
  • Low input lag
  • Some dirty screen effect
  • No FreeSync support


Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from techhive have found the following[***]:
The Q90T's picture is a mild improvement over last year's Q90R. Samsung has backed off just a hair on the default sharpness and contrast. Motion smoothing is stronger by default, and there's no lag before it kicks in. Sound is quite good, although I liked the results with my additional tweaking.
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  • Excellent picture quality
  • Excellent motion smoothing
  • Sleek design
  • No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ support


Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Q90T has a Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) panel. FALD panels enable better contrast thanks to a number of LED zones that can be turned on and off individually. It offers five different picture modes – Dynamic, Normal, Natural, Movie and Filmmaker Mode – and the difference between Dynamic and Movie could very well be over 700 nits.
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  • Excellent 4K HDR picture quality
  • Impressive motion processing
  • No Dolby Vision or HDR10+
  • Bixby on Tizen can’t help you search for movies


Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
E55Q90T doesn't excel. Contrasts are wide, clean and convincing. The Samsung generates very deep, but plentifully detailed, black tones and can keep them potent even when they share the scene with bright, clean (and equally detailed) white tones. Despite the so-so number of dimming zones, the Q90T’s backlighting control is deeply impressive.
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  • Excellent picture quality
  • Excellent upscaling
  • Excellent sound quality
  • No Dolby Vision support


Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
Samsung Q90T is among the best in class for sharpness and detail. It produces a more solid, deep and three-dimensional image than even the Philips OLED805. But, on occasion, the Samsung's colours also look a little exaggerated. Samsung has taken a big step forward in terms of motion processing this year.
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  • Excellent sharpness and detail
  • Excellent motion processing
  • Excellent sound system
  • Not as bright as rivals


1. ^ Samsung Q90T 4K HDR QLED TV review: Mostly exceptional. digitaltrends. 2020-06-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Samsung Q90/Q90T QLED TV Review. rtings. 2020-11-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Samsung Q90T 4K UHD TV review: Samsung tweaks an already great smart TV. techhive. 2020-06-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Samsung Q90T QLED TV review. techradar. 2020-09-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung QE55Q90T Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Samsung QE55Q90T review. whathifi. 2020-08-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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