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Samsung S95B OLED TV Review

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Samsung S95B TV offers near-perfect blacks, bright colors, speedy response time, and wide viewing angles. If you’re willing to put in some effort to optimize settings and want a TV with superb picture quality for movies and games, it’s a worthy investment.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung S95B OLED series is the brand’s top-tier OLED TV, released in 2020. Built on cutting-edge OLED technology, these TVs offer a mesmerizing viewing experience with true blacks, vibrant colors, and exceptional contrast.

It’s one of the best TVs available. More specifically, it’s highly regarded as one of the best OLED TVs on the market.

Designed for cinephiles, sports enthusiasts, and avid gamers, the S95B promises to immerse users in their favorite content like never before. Its sleek and ultra-slim design makes it a sophisticated addition to any living room, adding a touch of elegance.

It also has a robust set of features, including Low input lag in ‘Game’ mode, offering a responsive and lag-free gaming performance. Also, All HDMI ports support the full 48Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.1, providing compatibility with high-bandwidth devices.

And the integrated smart interface has a wide selection of streaming apps.

Best For

  • HDR Content

  • Home Theater

Consensus

our Verdict

The impressive Samsung S95B provides outstanding picture quality with its near-infinite contrast ratio of Inf :1, which delivers stunning blacks. It has a peak brightness tested at 423 cd/m² and wide 70-degree viewing angles, making it excellent for movies and gaming.

The TV also experiences no blooming, given the individual-powered pixels, and it has a blistering tested response time. The TV has a 100% response time of 3.8 ms and an excellent 144Hz refresh rate.

The TV handles reflections well and has an incredible 100% color gamut, but can give off a pink tint when in bright rooms.

However, its aggressive automatic brightness limiter is distracting during bright scenes where ambient light is present. The lack of Dolby Vision support and unfriendly smart TV interface are also downsides.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent picture quality
    • Samsung’s QD-OLED panel is excellent for sports, games, and HDR content, as it provides heightened brightness and no blooming. Additionally, the DCI color gamut tests at 100%, meaning it delivers impeccable colors, especially for HDR content.

  • Incredible contrast ratio
    • Inf :1 contrast ratio delivers perfect blacks when viewing in dark rooms

  • Great peak brightness
    • Tested at 1,500 nits, the peak brightness is among the best in the category; it provides stunning visuals for HDR content, even in bright rooms.

  • Superb motion and input handling
    • Tested at 3.8 ms, the response time provides gamers with nearly immediate commands, which helps improve gaming performance. Additionally, the response time comes in at .03 ms, and it has a refresh rate of 144 Hz for smooth visuals. Both of these metrics are at the higher end of our certified, tested TVs.

  • Wide viewing angle
    • 70-degree viewing angles mean the TV is great for large seating areas

Reason to Avoid

  • Aggressive automatic brightness limiter (ABL)
    • ABL can lower image quality when in bright rooms

Samsung S95B OLED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeNo
Display TypeOLED
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 Channels7.1
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output60 watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, SmartThings, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)99.9433
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)99.92
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)85.8
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)90.9
Color Gamut % (sRGB)100
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)76
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)94.6
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)579
HDR Brightness (nits)1,030
Input Lag (ms)9.4
Response Time (ms)3.8
Color Washout (Degrees)70
Color Shift (Degrees)70
Brightness Loss (Degrees)70
Reflections (%)1
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)80
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.43
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.5
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.253
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.84
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0142
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0119
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0121

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Market Context

The Samsung S95B OLED series is the brand’s top-tier OLED TV, released in 2020. Built on cutting-edge OLED technology, these TVs offer a mesmerizing viewing…

The Samsung S95B OLED series is the brand’s top-tier OLED TV, released in 2020. Built on cutting-edge OLED technology, these TVs offer a mesmerizing viewing experience with true blacks, vibrant colors, and exceptional contrast.

It’s one of the best TVs available. More specifically, it’s highly regarded as one of the best OLED TVs on the market.

Designed for cinephiles, sports enthusiasts, and avid gamers, the S95B promises to immerse users in their favorite content like never before. Its sleek and ultra-slim design makes it a sophisticated addition to any living room, adding a touch of elegance.

It also has a robust set of features, including Low input lag in ‘Game’ mode, offering a responsive and lag-free gaming performance. Also, All HDMI ports support the full 48Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.1, providing compatibility with high-bandwidth devices.

And the integrated smart interface has a wide selection of streaming apps.

The Samsung S95B OLED TV boasts an ultra-slim design that’s stylish and modern, while the S95C takes it a step further with Samsung’s quantum dot…

The Samsung S95B OLED TV boasts an ultra-slim design that’s stylish and modern, while the S95C takes it a step further with Samsung’s quantum dot technology and even better build quality. This means the S95C combines OLED and quantum dots for an even more groundbreaking picture quality, meaning better brights and a better 144Hz refresh rate. Another difference lies in their smart interfaces. The S95B’s interface, while functional, might not be the most user-friendly. On the other hand, the S95C takes a step back here with a less favorable OS. From a price standpoint, however, the S95B is more affordable. For more info, check out our Samsung S95C OLED TV review.

The Samsung S95B shines with its near-infinite contrast ratio and color volume, delivering those perfect black levels. It’s got fantastic reflection handling, too, perfect for…

The Samsung S95B shines with its near-infinite contrast ratio and color volume, delivering those perfect black levels. It’s got fantastic reflection handling, too, perfect for bright rooms or sunny days. On the other hand, the LG G2 OLED flaunts a sleek and futuristic design, and it’s incredibly slim. The LG G2 also has a special OLED Evo panel, which takes the picture quality up a notch, especially in brighter environments. When it comes to smart interfaces, LG’s webOS is often praised for its user-friendly and intuitive design, while the Samsung S95B’s TitanOZ interface isn’t as good. Learn more by checking out our LG G2 OLED TV review.

The Samsung S95B TV stuns with its near-infinite contrast ratio, delivering those inky blacks. Plus, its reflection handling is on point, perfect for bright rooms…

The Samsung S95B TV stuns with its near-infinite contrast ratio, delivering those inky blacks. Plus, its reflection handling is on point, perfect for bright rooms and sunny days, and handles brights better than the Sony A95K. However, the Sony A95K is more accurate and has superior tone mapping and HDR details; it also has X-Motion Clarity technology, which reduces blur in fast-paced action scenes. Samsung also leads with its quicker response time, giving gamers that extra competitive edge. When it comes to smart interfaces, Sony’s Android TV shines with its user-friendly design and access to a vast array of apps. Meanwhile, Samsung’s interface might need a bit more fine-tuning to match Sony’s seamless experience. If you want to check out a model with a different lighting setup, check out our Samsung QN95B NEO QLED TV review. For more

Backlight Type

No

No

Full-Array

Self-Emitting Pixels

Display Type

OLED

OLED

OLED

QD-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+, HLG

HDR10+, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HomeKit Compatible

No

No

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Number of Audio Channels

7.1

4.2.2

4.2

7.1

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    PROS Near-infinite contrast ratio for perfect blacks. Fantastic reflection handling. Incredibly bright colors. CONS Aggressive… Read More

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Samsung’s S95B TV line demonstrates how incredible colors can be on a cutting-edge OLED panel… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Samsung S95B is an excellent 4K flatscreen, and an impressive debut for QD-OLED technology…. Read More

    By:

    Steve May
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Samsung S95B requires a bit of legwork to get the very best from its… Read More

    By:

    John Archer
  • Business Insider
    61.2

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    What works Stunning picture performance with quantum dot color Brighter than standard OLED displays Wide… Read More

    By:

    Steven Cohen
  • Digital Trends
    70

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    At first glance, the S95B appears to be an extremely competitive high-end TV. That it… Read More

    By:

    Caleb Denison

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