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Samsung QN95C QLED TV ReviewHomeKit Compatible

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The Samsung QN95C QLED offers exceptional picture quality with its high brightness and near-perfect blacks. Its swift response time and input lag ensure seamless competitive gaming, but its limited viewing angles aren’t ideal for large movie gatherings, and there’s slight blooming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2023, the Samsung QN95C QLED TV is a premium 4K TV with a VA panel. It comes in four sizes (55, 65, 75, and 85 inches) and ranks right alongside the best TVs. It supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Atmos. The Neural Quantum Processor 4K enables AI upscaling, and connectivity options include eARC, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.1, and HDCP 2.2 ports, but no USB 3.0. It runs Tizen Smart OS version 2023, has Alexa built-in, and the package includes a voice-assistant-enabled remote and VESA wall support. The TV features a 144 Hz native refresh rate and is VRR-compatible.   

Best For

  • Computer Monitor

Consensus

our Verdict

The ultra-premium Samsung QN95C QLED TV offers a captivating combination of cinematic visuals and gaming prowess. Its high 201,000:1 contrast ratio achieves deep blacks, while its responsive 8.25 ms input lag boosts your gaming experience. Additionally, the high 2057 nits tested peak brightness ranks in the top five of our certified, tested TVs, efficiently minimizing glare. But with colors washing out at 29°, off-center viewing becomes challenging.

The QN95C’s 11.5ms response time, 144 Hz refresh rate, and VRR support ensure smooth transitions and tear-free gaming, but blooming is somewhat noticeable. Its expansive color gamut (92.69% of the DCI P3 xy) makes the colors pop. It’s good at upscaling old content, and the included remote has a mic for hands-free control. 

Reason to Buy

  • Outstanding picture quality
    • The Samsung QN95C QLED TV delivers a superior viewing experience with uniform black levels and vivid colors. Its color gamut, covering 92.69% of the DCI P3 xy, ranks in the top half of our verified, tested products, with vibrant colors and minimal inaccuracies.  

  • High contrast and peak brightness
    • With a 201,000:1 contrast ratio, the TV achieves rich blacks, making it ideal for watching movies in the dark.

    • Its high 2057 nits tested HDR peak brightness enables bright highlights to stand out in brightly lit rooms, earning it a spot in the top five of our certified, tested TVs. Moreover, its glossy screen finish effectively lowers the intensity of reflections.  

  • Quick response time and low input lag
    • Its 11.5ms response time contributes to sharper, fast-moving images in gaming and other dynamic content. The 8.25ms input lag is responsive enough for competitive gaming, ensuring minimal delay. It ranks close to the top in our verified, tested list. 

  • 144 Hz refresh rate
    • The highly responsive 144 Hz refresh rate enables smoother motion transitions during gaming and fast-paced scenes. This TV delivers tear-free gaming with HDMI Forum, FreeSync, and G-SYNC compatibility. 

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre off-center viewing
    • Colors wash out at 29°, making it less suitable for expansive seating arrangements.

  • Average blooming
    • Although the TV effectively manages blooming by dispersing bright highlights across more zones to reduce their intensity, it can still be occasionally distracting.

Samsung QN95C QLED TV ReviewHomeKit Compatible Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeUltimate UHD Dimming Pro
Display TypeQLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+, HLG
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleNo
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels4.2.2
Panel TypePanel TypeMini-LED
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Screen size65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output70 Watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync, HDR Format
VRRVRRYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Bixby, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, SmartThings, Wi-Fi

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)92.69
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)92.97
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)65.51
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)70.1
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)72
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)1,003.31
HDR Brightness (nits)2,056.58
Input Lag (ms)8.25
Response Time (ms)11.5
Color Washout (Degrees)29
Color Shift (Degrees)33
Brightness Loss (Degrees)35
Reflections (%)2.1
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)113.14
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.63
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db2.5
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.144
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.42
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0058
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0058
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0053

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Samsung QN95C QLED TV ReviewHomeKit Compatible

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Market Context

Released in 2023, the Samsung QN95C QLED TV is a premium 4K TV with a VA panel. It comes in four sizes (55, 65, 75,…

Released in 2023, the Samsung QN95C QLED TV is a premium 4K TV with a VA panel. It comes in four sizes (55, 65, 75, and 85 inches) and ranks right alongside the best TVs. It supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Atmos. The Neural Quantum Processor 4K enables AI upscaling, and connectivity options include eARC, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.1, and HDCP 2.2 ports, but no USB 3.0. It runs Tizen Smart OS version 2023, has Alexa built-in, and the package includes a voice-assistant-enabled remote and VESA wall support. The TV features a 144 Hz native refresh rate and is VRR-compatible.   

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV boasts comparatively higher HDR peak brightness (2057 nits) than the Samsung Q70/Q70T QLED’s mere 637 nits, making it better for…

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV boasts comparatively higher HDR peak brightness (2057 nits) than the Samsung Q70/Q70T QLED’s mere 637 nits, making it better for bright rooms. With a glossy screen finish, the QN95C QLED TV eliminates reflections in well-lit spaces more effectively than the Q70/Q70T QLED’s semi-gloss finish. Moreover, it features local dimming for better control over the backlighting, while the Q70/Q70T QLED does not. 

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV incorporates HDMI 2.1 for higher PC and console refresh rates, but the Hisense U6K lacks this feature. While both allow…

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV incorporates HDMI 2.1 for higher PC and console refresh rates, but the Hisense U6K lacks this feature. While both allow tear-free gaming with VRR compatibility, the QN95C QLED TV’s higher 144 Hz refresh rate for reduced motion blur outperforms the U6K’s low 60 Hz refresh rate. However, the U6K has a slightly better 10.7ms response time than the QN95C QLED TV (11.5ms). For in-depth coverage, read this Hisense U6K review. And for a small-sized TV from Hisense, read this Hisense A4 TV review.

 

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV achieves rich blacks with its 201,000:1 contrast ratio, surpassing the TCL Q650G TV’s lower 8,085:1 contrast ratio. Moreover, its wide…

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV achieves rich blacks with its 201,000:1 contrast ratio, surpassing the TCL Q650G TV’s lower 8,085:1 contrast ratio. Moreover, its wide color gamut (92.69% of the DCI P3 xy) offers true-to-life imagery, but the Q650G is slightly behind with 88.47% coverage of the DCI P3 xy. To learn more, check out our TCL Q650G TV review. And for an entry-level 4K TV from TCL, read this TCL s450G TV review.

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV offers a few improvements over its predecessor, the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED. It boasts more dimming zones (1344) for reduced blooming…

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV offers a few improvements over its predecessor, the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED. It boasts more dimming zones (1344) for reduced blooming and zone transitions than the QN90C’s 720 zones. Moreover, it has a higher HDR brightness (2057 vs. 1794 nits) and an improved 144 Hz native refresh rate for reduced motion blur than its predecessor’s 120 Hz refresh rate. 

Backlight Type

Ultimate UHD Dimming Pro

Edge

Mini LED

Direct Lit

Full-Array

Display Type

QLED

LED

LED

QLED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

3

4

3

4

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

2.0

2.0

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

Yes

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

HDR10+, HLG

HomeKit Compatible

No

No

No

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Number of Audio Channels

4.2.2

2.0

2.0

4.2.2

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Score Card

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Expert Score

85

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Customer Score

83

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Score

    83
    The Samsung QN95C is an impressive TV for any usage or viewing conditions. It’s great… read more

    By:

    Jacob Falato Rodrigues, Adam Babcock, and Yannick Khong
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Samsung’s QN95C Neo QLED TV offers excellent picture quality, a competitive feature set, and responsive… read more

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Score

    100
    With almost twice as many local dimming zones to work with as its predecessor, the… read more

    By:

    John Archer
  • Digital Trends
    70

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    Samsung’s two flagship 2023 Neo QLED TVs, the QN900C 8K and QN95C 4K, are both… read more

    By:

    Caleb Denison
  • Sound and Vision
    85.2

    Category Trust Score

    86
    This sublime ultra-premium multi-use 4K TV has a modern minimalist design and delivers impressive imagery… read more

    By:

    Mark Henninger
  • What Hifi
    48

    Category Trust Score

    100
    The dimming-zone rich QN95C proves emphatically that Mini LED is much more than just a… read more

    By:

    N/A

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