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Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
93
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) Neo QLED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
  • Ultra Viewing Angle
  • Neo Quantum Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA was introduced in 2021. It has a Neo QLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 2000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. AMD Freesync™ allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful Neo Quantum Processor 4K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA TV 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
89
OTHER FEATURES
93
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
93
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Mini LED
  Full Array Local Dimming
Micro Dimming
  High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 576
  Ultra Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  HLG
  AMD Freesync™
  4K HFR
  2K HFR
  VRR
  Filmmaker Mode
  Speaker Channels
  Active Voice Amplifier
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 3 x HDMI 2.0 + 1 x HDMI 2.1
  HDCP 2.3
  Real Game Enhancer+
  NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
CONS
  No Dolby Vision
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No Dolby Atmos
  No DTS Digital Surround

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2021 QN90A series is 2020 Q90T series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q90TAFXZA
Display Type Neo QLED vs QLED
LED Type Mini LED vs Direct LED
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits + FRC
Higher Peak Brightness 2000 nits vs 1500 nits
High Dynamic Range Quantum HDR 32x vs Quantum HDR 12x
More Powerful Picture Processor Neo Quantum Processor 4K vs Quantum Processor 4K
Object Tracking Sound OTS+ vs OTS
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.2 vs 4.2
Ambient Mode Ambient Mode+ vs Ambient Mode
AVI vs
RealVideo vs
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) vs

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QN55Q90TAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA vs Samsung QN55Q90TAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

VA Panel

Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. This particular model has 576 zones.

HDR10

Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

HDR10+

This TV also supports HDR10+ which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesQN90A
ModelQN55QN90AAFXZA
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2021
Bezel Color4 Bezel-less
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeNeo QLED
DesignNeoSlim
Slim TypeFlat look
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
LED TypeMini LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Micro Dimming
Dimming NameUltimate UHD Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones576
ContrastQuantum Matrix Technology
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing AngleUltra Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Peak Brightness2000 nits
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 32x
AMD Freesync™ Premium Pro
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorNeo Quantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
Dynamic Black EQ
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
LED Clear Motion
Motion Xcelerator Turbo+
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2.2
Speaker Power Rating60 W
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound OTS+
Q-Symphony
Dialog Enhancement
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
Active Voice Amplifier
Adaptive Sound Control Adaptive Sound+
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolWiFi5 802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.2
Smartphone Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
Chromecast
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version3 x HDMI 2.0 + 1 x HDMI 2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (Port 3)
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CEC Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browser
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Far-Field Interaction
Teletext
Calibration Expert Calibration
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean View
Ambient Mode Ambient Mode+
Dcor Mode
Motion Detection
ConnectShare™
Embedded POP
Real Game Enhancer+
Game Mode
Art Mode
USB HID Support
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French
360 VR
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Time Shift
IP Control
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog Tuner
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM Radio
GENERAL
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W (230 W max)
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 27.8" x 1"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 30.3" x 9.3"
Stand Size11.8" x 8.6" x 9.3"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)55.5" x 33.2" x 7"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM8
Weight Without Stand39 lbs
Weight With Stand48.3 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)61.7 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM2180E
Universal Control Capability for remote

Successor

The 2021 QN90A series has a successor - 2022 QN90B series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung QN55QN90BAFXZA vs Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA
HGIG Compatibility vs
Depth Enhancement Real Depth Enhancer vs
Dolby Atmos vs

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QN55QN90BAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN55QN90AAFXZA vs Samsung QN55QN90BAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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