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Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
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Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) Neo QLED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
  • Ultra Viewing Angle
  • Neo Quantum Processor 8K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA was introduced in 2021. It has a Neo QLED screen with 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 3000 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 8K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 8K UHD (7680 x 4320).

We give Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA TV 96 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
98
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
91
OTHER FEATURES
93
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
93
OVERALL
96

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Mini LED
  Full Array Local Dimming
Micro Dimming
  Ultra Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  HLG
  AMD Freesync™
  8K FPS via HDMI
  4K HFR
  2K HFR
  VRR
  HGIG Compatibility
  Neo Quantum Processor 8K
  Filmmaker Mode
  Speaker Channels
  Active Voice Amplifier
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 1 x 2.1 + 3 x 2.0
  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 QN900A series is 2020 Q900TS series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA vs Samsung QN65Q900TSFXZA
Display Type Neo QLED vs QLED
LED Type Mini LED vs Direct LED
High Dynamic Range Quantum HDR 48x vs Quantum HDR 24x
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
More Powerful Picture Processor Neo Quantum Processor 8K vs Quantum Processor 8K
Filmmaker Mode vs
More Speaker Channels 6.2.2 vs 4.2.2
Higher Speaker Power Rating 80 W vs 70 W
Object Tracking Sound OTS Pro vs OTS+
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.2 vs 4.2
More USB Inputs 3 vs 2
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) vs
One Connect Box Y21 8K vs
No Gap Wall-Mount Mini Wall Mount compatible vs

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model QN65Q900TSFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA vs Samsung QN65Q900TSFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

VA Panel

Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA 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.

HDR10

Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA 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 QN65QN900AFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesQN900A
ModelQN65QN900AFXZA
Size65"
CountryUSA
Release Year2021
Bezel ColorZero Bezel
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeNeo QLED
DesignInfinity One
Slim TypeUltra Slim
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
LED TypeMini LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Micro Dimming
Dimming NameUltimate 8K Dimming Pro
ContrastQuantum Matrix Technology Pro
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing AngleUltra Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Peak Brightness3000 nits
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 48x
AMD Freesync™ Premium Pro
NVidia G-Sync
8K FPS via HDMI8K/60p
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorNeo Quantum Processor 8K
Upscaling8K 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
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels6.2.2
Speaker TypeDown Firing and Up Firing
Speaker Power Rating80 W
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound OTS Pro
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 ProtocolWiFi6E 802.11ax/ac/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 Version1 x 2.1 + 3 x 2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CEC Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
USB Inputs3
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
SoCMediaTek MT7921AU
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)215 W (420 W max)
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)56.4" x 32.3" x 0.6"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)56.4" x 35.1" x 11.8"
Stand Size14.2" x 11.4" x 11.8"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)64" x 37.3" x 7.7"
One Connect Box Y21 8K
No Gap Wall-MountMini Wall Mount compatible
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand48.7 lbs
Weight With Stand66.4 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)94.8 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM2180E
Universal Control Capability for remote

Successor

The 2021 QN900A series has a successor - 2022 QN900B series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung QN65QN900BFXZA vs Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz (Up to 144Hz) vs 100 Hz/120 Hz
More Speaker Channels 6.2.4 vs 6.2.2
Higher Speaker Power Rating 90 W vs 80 W
Dolby Atmos vs

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the successor - model QN65QN900BFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN65QN900AFXZA vs Samsung QN65QN900BFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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