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Samsung QN95B Neo QLED TV Review

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The Samsung QN95B Neo QLED TV offers high brightness, many inputs, and superb gaming performance, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a versatile, full-featured 4K smart TV.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Introduced in 2021 as Samsung’s flagship 4K TV, the QN95B is among the best TVs for home entertainment. It’s available in 55, 65, 75, and 85-inch sizes.

It stands out with its mini-LED backlighting and sophisticated image processor. Designed to compete with high-end OLED TVs, it uses 720 to 900 separately controlled LED zones.

It also includes Samsung’s Shape Adaptive Light Control, which reduces distortion and improves quality at wide viewing angles. The QN95B has most inputs housed in a separate One Connect box. 55 and 65-inch versions come with a PC-gamer-friendly 144Hz refresh rate.

The QN95B supports HDMI 2.1 and HDMI eARC and comes with cable and Ethernet ports. Variable refresh rate, gaming mode, and support for AMD Freesync Premium Pro are standard.

Its smart TV software, Tizen, provides a comprehensive selection of streaming apps, making it an excellent choice for any cinephile, gamer, or sports fan.

Best For

  • Bright Room

  • Gaming

  • Outdoor

  • PlayStation

  • Xbox

Consensus

our Verdict

The QN95B offers great HDR-friendly brightness, tested to reach almost 3000 cd/m2 in Dynamic preset mode, and produces vivid HDR scenes. It has great reflection handling and deep blacks, with local dimming boosting contrast up to 110,423:1.

A sub-10-ms input lag and 144Hz refresh rate help gaming performance. Input options include 4 HDMI 2.1 ports housed in an external One Connect box.

The mini-LED technology and effective image processor deliver an excellent color gamut. The QN95B is an effective PC monitor with chroma 4:4:4 support for clear text.

Occasional blooming and a somewhat convoluted interface are downsides. Competing OLED TVs deliver deeper blacks and more detail in dark scenes. However, considering its overall performance, the QN95B remains a top choice among 4K TVs.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding brightness in HDR mode
    • With a tested brightness of 2268 cd/m2, this TV is near the top of all 4K TVs in its category. High brightness means it produces a clear, vibrant and dynamic picture even in well-lit rooms.

  • Effective local dimming with great contrast and deep blacks
    • Its 110,000:1 effective contrast ratio in HDR mode is higher than nearly all other QLED backlit models, meaning black areas will be truly black and not washed-out in high-contrast scenes.

  • Better motion handling than most competitors, great for PC gaming
    • The QN95B Neo’s 144-Hz refresh rate matches or exceeds 90% of the TVs in its class. Input lag is under 10 ms in RTINGS testing, also putting it in the top third of all TVs in its category.

  • It also offers chroma 4:4:4 support so it works well as a PC monitor.
    • This allows clear, stable text display. The 144 Hz refresh rate also works well with PC graphics card outputs.

Reason to Avoid

  • Sub-par Picture quality
    • While the mini LED tech here works well, it can’t match the near-infinite contrast that OLED models offer. It is missing some shadow detail compared to top OLED competitors

  • Somehwat convoluted user interface
    • Samsung’s UI is functional but more complex to use than some competing systems.

  • Default mode appears oversaturated to some users
    • While it displays a wide color gamut, it tends to oversaturate warm colors, making a picture that can appear artificially vivid.

Samsung QN95B Neo QLED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeQLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatHDR10+
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleNo
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels4.2.2
Panel TypePanel TypeQD-OLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz, 144 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output70 Watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium Pro
VRRVRRYes
Works WithWorks WithRemote Control, SmartThings, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)94.7033
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)94.75
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)67.27
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)77.38
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)99.97
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)75
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)110,423
SDR Brightness (nits)1,934
HDR Brightness (nits)2,318
Input Lag (ms)10
Response Time (ms)7.3
Color Washout (Degrees)38
Color Shift (Degrees)40
Brightness Loss (Degrees)45
Reflections (%)2.4
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)106.79
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.78
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db2.55
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.239
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.29
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0438
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0438
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0392

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Market Context

Introduced in 2021 as Samsung’s flagship 4K TV, the QN95B is among the best TVs for home entertainment. It’s available in 55, 65, 75, and…

Introduced in 2021 as Samsung’s flagship 4K TV, the QN95B is among the best TVs for home entertainment. It’s available in 55, 65, 75, and 85-inch sizes.

It stands out with its mini-LED backlighting and sophisticated image processor. Designed to compete with high-end OLED TVs, it uses 720 to 900 separately controlled LED zones.

It also includes Samsung’s Shape Adaptive Light Control, which reduces distortion and improves quality at wide viewing angles. The QN95B has most inputs housed in a separate One Connect box. 55 and 65-inch versions come with a PC-gamer-friendly 144Hz refresh rate.

The QN95B supports HDMI 2.1 and HDMI eARC and comes with cable and Ethernet ports. Variable refresh rate, gaming mode, and support for AMD Freesync Premium Pro are standard.

Its smart TV software, Tizen, provides a comprehensive selection of streaming apps, making it an excellent choice for any cinephile, gamer, or sports fan.

Compared to the similar Samsung QN90B, the QN95 differs in that it houses most of its ports in a separate OneConnect box, helping users create…

Compared to the similar Samsung QN90B, the QN95 differs in that it houses most of its ports in a separate OneConnect box, helping users create a cleaner setup with fewer wires running to the TV frame itself. Picture quality is nearly identical, however. See our Samsung QN90B NEO QLED TV review for more information.

The QN95B Neo differs from the Samsung QN900B Neo QLED TV mainly in that the latter offers 8K resolution for even more fine detail. Both…

The QN95B Neo differs from the Samsung QN900B Neo QLED TV mainly in that the latter offers 8K resolution for even more fine detail. Both TVs use have local dimming with over 700 zones. For more options, check out our Samsung Q6FN/Q6/Q6F QLED TV review or our Samsung S95B OLED TV review.

Compared to the QN95B, the LG C2 OLED TV uses an OLED-type panel, where individual diodes provide the lighting. Its ability to show true black…

Compared to the QN95B, the LG C2 OLED TV uses an OLED-type panel, where individual diodes provide the lighting. Its ability to show true black gives the LG the edge in darker rooms, whereas the QN95’s higher brightness shines in well-lit viewing environments.

The QN95B’s predecessor, the 2021-model QN95A, was never officially released in North America. The QN95B does offer some improvements. The addition of Shape Adaptive Light…

The QN95B’s predecessor, the 2021-model QN95A, was never officially released in North America. The QN95B does offer some improvements. The addition of Shape Adaptive Light Control helps reduce blooming and boosts highlights without unwanted halos. Moreover, the new Neo QLED processor’s AI-derived picture knowledge has improved upscaling, color accuracy, and shadow performance.

Backlight Type

Full-Array

Full-Array

Full-Array

Self-Emitting Pixels

Display Type

QLED

LED

QLED

OLED

HDMI Inputs

4

4

4

4

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

HDR10+

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

HDR10+

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

HomeKit Compatible

No

No

No

Yes

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

7860 x 4320

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Number of Audio Channels

4.2.2

4.2.2

6.2.4

2.2

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  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    85
    PROS Superb peak brightness and excellent reflection handling. Decent viewing angle. Easy-to-use smart interface with… Read More

    By:

    Kyle Bartlett
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Samsung QN95B Neo QLED TV is the premium QLED set to get. With best-in-class… Read More

    By:

    Kate Kozuch
  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The QN95B is Samsung’s best 2022 4K TV with dynamite HDR performance, impressive upscaling and… Read More

    By:

    Kob Monney
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    Samsung turned to mini-LED lighting for the first time in 2021 with spectacular results: the… Read More

    By:

    John Archer
  • Expert Reviews UK
    66.2

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Samsung QN95B is an awesome addition to the company’s TV lineup, combining Mini LED… Read More

    By:

    Stephen Withers
  • Pocket Lint
    58.4

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Samsung QN95B takes the company’s Neo QLED tech to the next level, with some… Read More

    By:

    Steve Withers

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