21

Samsung Q90T Review

True Score

91
89
10

Experts

92
1,062

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

Despite lacking object tracking sound, the Samsung Q90T remains a good choice for gamers and HDR movie fans due to its wide viewing angle, HDR 10/10+ support, 4K resolution, high peak brightness, and elegant design.

SAVE $100
$997.99
$897.99

We’re reader-supported. Commissions finance our mission. Our ‘True Score‘ system independently powers ratings. Learn more

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

Announced in 2020, the Samsung Q90T is a mid-range 4K UHD display that delivers stunning colors and features local dimming to produce deep blacks for dark room viewing. The Smart TV is great for gaming thanks to support for both FreeSync and Variable Refresh Rate technology, and movie fans will love its wide viewing angles courtesy of its Ultra Viewing Layer. Read the rest of this Samsung Q90T review to find out what else product testers found out about this 4K QLED TV, and maybe after, have a look at other highly rated TVs you could consider.

Best For

  • Home Theater

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung Q90T is a great choice for gamers and general users alike. It supports HDR10 and HDR10+ content, has an HDMI 2.1 port for next-gen consoles, quick response times, high peak brightness, and a full array backlight for enhanced local dimming. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have object tracking sound, but it still offers a 4K quantum processor, high contrast ratio, and comprehensive coverage of the DCI P3 color gamut.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High peak brightness levels
  • Deep, truetone blacks
  • FreeSync and VRR support
  • Easy to Use Tizen OS
  • Quick response times
  • 4K Quantum image processor

Reason to Avoid

  • No Dolby Vision support
  • Ultra Viewing Layer affects contrast ratio
  • Mediocre sound quality
  • Voice control is limited to some apps

Samsung Q90T Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeQLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleNo
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channelsn/a
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 75"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output60 watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, SmartThings, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)91.065
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)93.18
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)70.12
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)75.08
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)4,004
SDR Brightness (nits)1,300
HDR Brightness (nits)1,613
Input Lag (ms)13.6
Response Time (ms)8.3
Color Washout (Degrees)38
Color Shift (Degrees)50
Brightness Loss (Degrees)45
Reflections (%)1.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)89.8
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db4.22
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db4.44
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.152
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.85
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

All Tests

Get the Winner of the Day Direct to Your Inbox

Join 1+ million monthly users and become an instant expert with our daily download of reviews, tips and guides.

All Stores

Updated every 24 hours

  • Save $100
    $997.99
    $897.99

    Availability

    In Stock

    Free Shipping

    Yes
  • Save $1,602
    $2,499.99
    $898.00

    Availability

    Not available

    Free Shipping

    Yes

Score Card

E

Expert Score

89

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

92

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

91

Any product with a True Score above 80 is a Absolutely Fresh

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Samsung Q90T is an excellent TV for most uses. Nearly every type of content… Read More

    By:

    Jon L. Jacobi
  • TVFindr
    72

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The flagship of the QLED series knows how to convince and is an excellent TV… Read More

    By:

    Steven Cohen
  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    82
    Aside from the One Connect box, the Q90T has everything the Q95T does. Picture is… Read More

    By:

    Caleb Denison
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Samsung Q90T QLED TV doesn’t need to use its intense brightness to dazzle viewers… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Business Insider
    61.2

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Pros: Bright HDR performance, local dimming for deep black levels, quantum dots with wide color,… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Digital Trends
    70

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Q90T will likely turn out to be one of the best 4K HDR LED… Read More

    By:

    John Archer