Samsung QN90A QLED TV Review

Samsung QN90A QLED TV Review

Last Updated on October 1, 2021 by Daniel Osakwe

The QN90A QLED television from Samsung is fantastic. Unlike its previous 4k TV lineup, Samsung’s Neo QLED line’s flagship TV comes with Mini LEDs as its backlight. Its local dimming feature allows it to dim the entire array of pixels, which successfully reduces glare and highlights in HDR content. As a result of the local dimming, some blooming occurs around bright objects. 

It incorporates a number of gaming features, such as variable refresh rate (VRR) capability and support for G-SYNC. However, it only comes with a single input, so some people may be disappointed. However, it has an Ultra Viewing Angle panel, which ensures that it can be viewed from quite a wide-angle, so you can set up a wide seating arrangement.

Style

Curved: No

Samsung QN90A QLED displays are similar to those of Samsung Q90 T/Q90, except for the aspect ratio. In any setup, this monitor would look beautiful thanks to its thin bezel and clean design. With the center-mounted stand, the TV is elevated off the table while a soundbar is placed nearby without blocking the screen. This is an excellent and well-built high-end TV.

Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review: Smart TV features

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The Tizen smart TV software from Samsung doesn’t seem to have changed much this year, which is a good thing. With the software, users can use a variety of apps, and it is reliable. With HBO Max, you’ll be able to watch the Loki TV series on Disney Plus as well as the best HBO movies and shows. With Tizen, users can watch iTunes movies, Apple TV Plus shows, and Apple Fitness Plus without having to purchase separate Apple TV 4K (2021) boxes.

It is nice to have a clean, unobtrusive home screen. Watching a show is more enjoyable when you can browse your favorite services while watching. My previous experience with LG’s webOS redesign caused me to move between what I was watching and something else.

In the Ambient mode, you can view artwork, photos, or weather updates while you are not watching TV. Despite its better effect on Samsung’s The Frame lifestyle TV, Ambient mode is still a great alternative to the QN90A’s black “off” screen. The wall-mounted TV is especially prone to this problem.

The Multi-View screen mode stands out among others. Now that technology has advanced, you can watch TV and your phone (depending on the model) on one screen. Multitasking might be useful when I am watching a videogame walkthrough or a sports event on the same screen. In addition, it serves as a tease for Samsung’s large MicroLED TVs, which will support multiple inputs.

Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review: Smart home features

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With Samsung’s QNA90A Neo QLED TV, you can control your smart home with SmartThings. With Samsung’s SmartThings platform, you can control an entire network of smart home devices from a single dashboard. You can drop in or adjust settings directly from your TV using Ecobee (5th generation) smart thermostats or Samsung’s own Family Hub refrigerators.

The Alexa or Google Assistant can be used to control your TV (but not simultaneously if you aren’t using Samsung’s smart home network). With the remote microphone, you can ask any Alexa-compatible or Google Home-compatible device a question or control any device.

Logitech and Samsung partnered to make the Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV compatible with webcams. The Google Duo video chat application allows you to video chat with up to 12 other people via your webcam. People who still work from home might find video calling useful, but many people these days probably have grown tired of it.

Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review: Remote

With this new model, Samsung has replaced the AAA batteries with Samsung Solar Cell Remotes. Using ambient light in the room, the remote’s solar panel maintains the battery.

Despite its new features, the remote feels comfortable in your hand. Its flat design makes it less likely to slip between couch cushions than Samsung’s previous curved-but-slender remotes. It includes the majority of the features you need, such as a microphone trigger and dedicated Netflix, Prime Video, and Samsung TV Plus buttons.

Pros Cons
Incredible HDR peak brightness. A bit of blooming is noticeable around bright objects.
Fairly wide viewing angles.  
Great Mini LED full-array local dimming feature.  
Excellent native contrast ratio.  

Conclusion

With the new panel, Samsung innovated the core of its product just as its OLED competitors have with QLED, keeping up with their abilities. During our testing, the panel actually improved. In addition, it reminded QLED alternatives that it is still the company to beat.

When it comes to next-generation TVs, Neo QLED promises to offer a more comprehensive set of improvements than OLED Evo. It is also beneficial to be familiar with Tizen and to use the Solar Cell Remote because it helps the environment. The lack of HDMI 2.0 ports would have been nice, but this has no bearing on whether you buy the device. Samsung QN90A Neo QLED is the best LCD TV right now.