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Samsung QN85QN90A 85-Inch 4K NEO QLED Smart TV Review (2021 Model)

March 30, 2021 by  
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Samsung QN85QN90A 85-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung QN85QN90A 85-Inch NEO QLED 4K Smart TV (with Full Array Micro-LED Backlight, Quantum Dots and HDR 24x Technology)

Rated 4.8 Stars


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**New for 2021. The Top-of-the-line QN85QN90A NEO QLED TV is Samsung’s 85-inch eighth generation of Flat Screen 4K Ultra HD TVs from Samsung. This is Samsung’s mid range line of 4K HDR equipped TVs with (Quantum Dots) QLED technology and 4K HDR. This technology has produced some of the best LED TV pictures that Samsung has ever produced. The Samsung QN90A series has the latest technology, including voice control and many APPs available, and fast WiFi connectivity. The QN90 Series has a Direct Full Array Micro LED Backlight for darker blacks, brighter whites and a more uniform picture.


Quantum Dot Technology: The Quantum Dot (QLED) technology produces a brighter picture (enhancing HDR). QLED produces more natural vivid colors (billions of shades of color). QLED minimizes color washout when viewing from the side, for great colors that pop wherever you sit. High dynamic range (Quantum HDR 24x) gives you more shadow detail, brighter whites, and more natural and realistic colors. A 4K Ultra HD TV provides 3840 x 2160 resolution, which is four times the resolution of Full HD. This allows you to sit closer to a larger TV and get the immersive movie theater experience. Most movie theaters now use a 4K projector, so in effect you will have movie theater resolution in the home.


Quantum

NEO Quantum Processor 4K with AI

Advanced 4K Picture Quality: The Samsung QN85QN90A 4K 85-inch LED backlit TV includes Samsung’s advanced NEO Quantum Processor and 100% Color Volume & Contrast which will give you deeper blacks and colors using quantum dot technology. The 240 Motion Rate anti-blur technology combines a native 120Hz Panel along with backlight control to provide blur free, clear motion, great for sports and fast moving action. New for 2021 is MOTION XCELERATOR TURBO+ to give Exceptional motion enhancements up to 4K 120Hz. This model is HDR-capable with QLED quantum dots, Ultimate UHD Dimming, and higher peak brightness. Only the 2021 NEO QLED models have the new NEO Quantum Processor 4K chip. The 4K Quantum HDR 24x technology is HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG compatible.


Smart TV

4K UHD Upscaling

Smart TV

Samsung Apps

2021 Smart TV: The Samsung QN90A 4K LED NEO QLED Series has an upgraded processor to speed up Smart TV functionality, and a new Smart TV operating system. AI Upscaling takes lower resolution content and enhances and upscales the quality. The TV is internet ready with Samsung Apps (hundreds available) and a Full Web Browser. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Xfinity, DirecTV, Youtube, and 4K Blu-ray players with native 4K content are all available in 2021. Just plug in an ethernet cable, or use the included Dual Band Wireless 802.11ac WiFi to use your Smart TV functions. Multiple Voice Assistants: Bixby, Google Assistance, and Alexa are built-in.

More Features: The Smart Remote has Bixby (voice assistant) and a microphone (for voice commands). Screen mirroring allows you to share TV content with/from your smartphone or tablet. ATSC 3.0 Digital Tuner can receive up to 4K broadcasts on over the air TV. 3 USB 2.0 ports for digital photo/video/MP3 playback, Ethernet port, optical audio port. Other inputs include 4 HDMI (1 is HDMI 2.1) for full 4K and HD connectivity for DVD players, Blu-ray, PS3, PS4, Camcorders, PCs and a range of other digital devices. The QN90A models features a 60 watt sound system with subwoofer. Wifi direct and Apple TV with AirPlay® 2 are included features.

SolarCell Remote: Samsung’s QN90A has a self charging solar panel on the back of the remote. Just place under a lamp or in the sun. No batteries needed to be replaced. Can also be charged with USB C cord.


Dimensions: 74.5″ x 45.2″ x 14.4″ (125 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 74.5″ x 42.6″ x 1.1″ (98.1 lbs.) without stand
Full Model#: QN85QN90AAFXZA

Available Sizes: 85-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch


Best of 2021 Smart-Review Commentary: For 2021, The 85-inch QN85QN90A NEO QLED 4K TV is Samsung’s best Flat LED 4K TV and comes fully loaded. The QN90A series has a direct full array micro-led backlight for a great picture with a higher dynamic range, blacker blacks, brighter whites, and less blooming & halos. These are the eighth generation of 4K TVs from Samsung with Quantum Dots. Quantum Dots will increase brightness and give much richer colors than normal TVs, as well as deeper blacks. The new QLED technology will help prevent color washout you see in many TVs when viewing from an angle. In addition, this TV is equipped with Quantum HDR 24x & Ultimate UHD Dimming to give you high dynamic range for more natural colors, brighter whites, deeper blacks. This TV supports the latest HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG HDR standards.

4K Ultra HD is the same resolution as the movie theater, and will give you a more immersive experience, as the pixels are 4 times smaller, and you can sit much closer to the TV. Native 4K content has been emerging more in recent years. Native 4K Blu-ray players with HDR have been introduced. Netflix, Amazon, and Xfinity already have 4K content and more is on the way. This TV comes with the latest 4K standards: including 1 HDMI 2.1 port , and HEVC (h.265) decoder built-in. These will allow high speed 4K (60fps) and 4K Streaming. Dual-band 802.11ac Wifi provides the connection speed to stream 4K content.

Built-in Bluetooth® wireless audio allows streaming to speakers, soundbars or headphones. Screen mirroring allows you to view content to and from your TV to your Smartphone or Tablet. The QN90A is the top-of-the-line 4K Series and comes with a Smart Remote Control with voice control with 3 voice assistants. Apple AirPlay® 2 TV has been added as well. The QN85QN90A 4K TV is a not only a SmartReview Top Pick, but has won our BEST of 2021 Award for best LED 4K TV.

Quantum Matrix Technology: Unique to the QN90A, QN85A are mini-led lights that power the backlight to provide an intense backlight for hyper-focused brightness and dimming for a more perfect picture and better HDR. This can help reduce “blooming” and halos (when bright objects are on a dark background).


Samsung QN90A 4K Ultra HD Series TV 85-inch QN85QN90A
(Flat Screen)
75-inch QN75QN90A
(Flat Screen)
65-inch QN65QN90A
(Flat Screen)
    HDTV Features

  • *New 2021 Model
  • 4K 2160p (3840×2160)
  • Native 120Hz Refresh
  • 4K Flat Screen
  • Wide Angle Viewing
  • QLED Quantum Dots
  • Quantum HDR 24x
  • 2,000 nits peak brightness
  • Direct Full Array Micro-LED Backlight
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • MOTION XCELERATOR TURBO+
  • 100% Color Volume
  • Ultimate UHD Dimming
  • Voice Command
  • Bixby, Google & Alexa Built-in Voice Command
  • 60 Watt Sound System
  • Dual Band Wifi 5 (802.11ac)
  • Internet Ready
  • Four HDMI Connections
  • One HDMI is version 2.1
  • Wireless Bluetooth
  • UHD AI Upscaling
  • Apple TV with AirPlay®
  • NEO Quantum Processor 4K with AI

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85-inch TV
Full Array Backlight
4K HDR 24x
Micro LED Technology
Quantum Processor
Apple AirPlay®
QLED Quantum Dots
Native 120Hz
60 Watt Sound
Voice Command
SolarCell Remote

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75-inch TV
Full Array Backlight
4K HDR 24x
Micro LED Technology
Quantum Processor
Apple AirPlay®
QLED Quantum Dots
Native 120Hz
60 Watt Sound
Voice Command
SolarCell Remote

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65-inch TV
Full Array Backlight
4K HDR 24x
Micro LED Technology
Quantum Processor
Apple AirPlay®
QLED Quantum Dots
Native 120Hz
60 Watt Sound
Voice Command
SolarCell Remote


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