Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA Review and Specs
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Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
93

Highlights

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

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Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA Overview

Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA was introduced in 2020. It has a LCD 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 Freesyncโ„ข allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful Quantum Processor 4K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA 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
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
91
OTHER FEATURES
90
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘
4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
VRR ๐Ÿ‘
Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘
Speaker Channels ๐Ÿ‘
Active Voice Amplifier ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Old HDMI 2.1 (Port 4) ๐Ÿ‘
Real Game Enhancer+ ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2020 Q90T series can be considered a 2019 Q80R series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA Samsung QN65Q80RAFXZA
Backlight Name Direct Full Array 16x Direct Full Array 8x
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ” Premium โœ”
4K HFR โœ” โœ–
VRR โœ” โœ–
Filmmaker Mode โœ” โœ–
Active Voice Amplifier โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model QN65Q80RAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA vs Samsung QN65Q80RAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA has a QLED display which is a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light. Quantum dot displays are capable of producing wider color gamut compared to OLED displays and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. And together with Vertical Alignment (VA) type panel their contrast is comparable to the OLED displays with nearly perfect black levels.

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.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryUSA
Series 2Q90T
ModelQN65Q90TAFXZA
Release Year2020
Size65"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
DesignBoundless
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Dual LEDโœ–
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameDirect Full Array 16x
Dimming NameUltimate UHD Dimming Pro
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing AngleUltra Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Peak Brightness2000 nits
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ”
Dolby Visionโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 16x
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ” Premium
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ”
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ”
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
BlacksUltra Black
Dynamic Black EQโœ”
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ”
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ”
Depth Enhancementโœ–
Adaptive Pictureโœ”
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2.2
Speaker TypeDown Firing and Up Firing
Speaker Power Rating60 W
Multiroom Linkโœ”
Bluetooth Headset Supportโœ”
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ–
Object Tracking Soundโœ” OTS
Q-Symphonyโœ”
Dialog Enhancementโœ”
Audio Pre-selection Descriptorโœ”
Active Voice Amplifierโœ”
Adaptive Sound Controlโœ” Adaptive Sound+
WiSA Readyโœ–
Bluetooth Audio Playbackโœ”
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone Connectivityโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
Chromecastโœ–
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1 (Port 4)
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” eARC (Port 3)
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECโœ” Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)โœ”
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ–
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ–
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ”
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browserโœ”
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Far-Field Interactionโœ”
Teletextโœ–
Picture-In-Pictureโœ”
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean Viewโœ”
Ambient Modeโœ”
D้cor Modeโœ–
Motion Detectionโœ–
ConnectShareโ„ขโœ”
Embedded POPโœ”
Real Game Enhancer+โœ”
Game Modeโœ”
Art Modeโœ–
USB HID Supportโœ”
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French
360 VRโœ”
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ”
DivXโœ–
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ–
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ”
VP8โœ”
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ”
VROโœ”
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ”
ALACโœ”
APEโœ”
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ–
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ”
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ–
Analog Tunerโœ”
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)120 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)56.9" x 32.6" x 1.4"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)56.9" x 36.2" x 11.2"
Stand Size13.4" x 11.2" x 10.3"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)64" x 38.2" x 7.3"
One Connect Boxโœ–
No Gap Wall-Mountโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand58.9 lbs
Weight With Stand74.1 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)89.9 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteQLED Premium Smart Remote - TM2050C
Universal Control Capability for remoteโœ”

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