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Samsung QN90A Review Rundown

Samsung Electronics | Published on 07 May 2021 | Last Edited on 19 Jun 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Samsung QN90A
  • Excellent black levels
  • Excellent color reproduction
  • Superb HDR gaming performance
  • Not as bright as the LG Q85A

Summary

Samsung's new Neo QLED TV has thousands of mini-LED backlights. The Q-Symphony sound — where the TV's speakers work with the soundbar — is especially impressive. Setting Game Mode to 'Auto' enables the Auto Low Latency Mode, automatically switching the TV into Game Mode when you launch a game from a compatible device. Despite having a VA panel, it has fairly wide viewing angles thanks to Samsung's Ultra Viewing Angle technology.
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.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The Samsung QN90A has the best picture of any non-OLED TV I've tested and the best bright-room picture full stop. Samsung made its LEDs 40 times smaller than conventional LED units, allowing more to be packed into the TV. Samsung's on-screen smart TV system is excellent, with quick responses and plenty of apps.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bright, color-accurate screen
  • Excellent off-angle viewing
  • Excellent smart TV system
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as the LG Q85A

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The QN65QN90A Neo QLED TV has thousands of mini-LED backlights and nearly 800 zones of local dimming. Out of the box, in the SDR Movie mode with no adjustments to the brightness setting of 23, I got 275 nits. In Standard mode, the TV blasted past that to just shy of 1,900 nits — 1867, to be exact.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Thousands of mini-LED backlights
  • Easy to set up and use
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster black levels and backlight control

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Samsung QN90A QLED is an excellent TV for any use. It's great for dark room gaming thanks to its excellent native contrast ratio. It gets bright enough to make highlights pop, and its full-array local dimming feature helps it display deep blacks. Despite having a VA panel, it has fairly wide viewing angles thanks to Samsung's 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great for dark room gaming
  • Excellent native contrast ratio
  • Good color gamut
Cons[**]
  • Local dimming is only decent in 'Game Mode'

techhive[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Techhive have found the following[***]:
The QN90A uses quantum dots for accurate, saturated color, and mini-LEDs for refined backlighting. Samsung's Smart Hub interface, with its home row of icons that branch into related functions, is attractive. Samsung supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as it's own Bixby voice assistant.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Granular mini-LED backlighting
  • Excellent color and contrast
  • Very smooth motion
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster black levels

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung QN90A Neo QLED is one of the first screens in 2021 to use the company's hyped-up Neo Q LED panels. GameView allows you to transform the screen ratio from 16:9 to 21:9 or even the outlandishly wide 32:9 ratio. The remote uses Bluetooth, which means it works without line-of-sight to the TV, and it comes with a built-in microphone that can be used to query smart assistants.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bright, vibrant 4K panel
  • Easy to use
  • Tizen smart platform
Cons[**]
  • Lacks one full-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 port

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV is one of the best TVs you can buy right now, period. It's the most premium of all the 4K 2021 Samsung TVs, but it's actually less expensive than its standout Q90T predecessor. The brightness boost undermines other picture elements at times, plus Samsung still won't give more than one HDMI 2.1 port.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 4K OLED panel
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Brightness boost undermines other picture elements at times

references

  1. 1. ^ Samsung QN90A series (2021) QLED TV review: Closer than ever to OLED. Cnet. 2021-05-29. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung QN90A Neo QLED 4K HDR TV review: You’ll love watching it. Digitaltrends. 2021-04-19. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung QN90A QLED TV Review. Rtings. 2021-03-26. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  4. 4. ^ Samsung QN90A 55-inch 4K UHD TV review: Mini-LED meets quantum dots. Techhive. 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  5. 5. ^ Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review. Techradar. 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  6. 6. ^ Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review: The king of QLEDs. Tomsguide. 2021-06-19. Retrieved 2021-06-19.
  7. *. 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.
  8. **. 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.
  9. ***. 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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