Samsung QN90B vs QN90C: Which Samsung Neo QLED TV is Better?

By Naila Syifa
Updated September 2023

Samsung QN90B vs QN90C: Which Samsung Neo QLED TV is Better?

Samsung's Neo QLED technology has been making waves in the TV market, offering stunning picture quality and advanced features.

Samsung Neo QLED 4K Smart TV QN90B has been a popular choice, but its successor, the QN90C has some new features that might make it worth considering over the older model.

In this article, we'll compare the two QLED TVs across several important consideration aspects to help you make an informed decision.

Size Options43”, 50”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 85” 43”, 50”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 85”
Display TechnologyNeo QLEDNeo QLED
Refresh Rate120Hz120Hz
ProcessorNeo Quantum Processor 4KNeural Quantum Processor 4K
Dolby VisionNoNo
Dolby AtmosYesYes
Filmmaker ModeYesYes
HDRQuantum HDR 32xNeo Quantum HDR+
Gaming SupportXbox, NVIDIA GeFoce NowXbox, NVIDIA GeFoce Now
Video Call SupportGoogle DuoGoogle Meet, ConnecTime
EyeComfort ModeYesYes

Key Takeaways

QN90B and QN90C have comparable audio quality, but QN90C has a better display quality, thanks to its Neural Quantum Processor which upscales image quality to 4K better than QN90B's Neo Quantum. QN90C also offers Telemed feature and supports Google Meet and ConnecTime, while QN90B only supports Google Duo.

Samsung Neo QLED 4K Smart TV QN90B

Samsung Neo QLED 4K Smart TV QN90B

2022 Model

✓ Neo Quantum Processor 4K
✓ Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV+, Samsung TV Plus, more
✓ Built-in Bixby, Alexa, Google Assistant
✓ Google Duo

Samsung Neo QLED 4K Smart TV QN90C

Samsung Neo QLED 4K Smart TV QN90C

2023 Model

✓ Neural Quantum Processor 4K
✓ Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV+, Samsung TV Plus, more
✓ Built-in Bixby, Alexa, Google Assistant
✓ Google Meet and ConnecTime

#1 Price

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

The QN90B and QN90C are both high-end TVs, so they come with a premium price tag. The price can be different for the two models depending on the screen size you choose. As a comparison, the 65-inch QN90B is priced at $1,597.99, while the 65-inch QN90C is priced at $2,197.99. The $600 price difference might be a deal-breaker for some, but let's see what additional features the QN90C has to offer.

#2 Design

Samsung Neo QLED QN90B

Samsung Neo QLED QN90B

Both TVs have a NeoSlim design with an ultra-thin bezel and sleek profile. Both offer the same set of size options, including 43”, 50”, 55”, 65”, 75”, and 85”. Several connectivity options are also available, including 4 HDMI, 2 USB, and 1 LAN ports, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Other common design features that both models share include the Ambient Mode+ which can turn your TV into a decorative piece when not in use, and the Music Wall which can generate visualizations in response to the music you play. Additionally, both QN90B and QN90C come with Samsung SollarCell Remote included.

When it comes to design, the primary difference between the QN90B and QN90C is the color, stand shape, and back panel. The QN90B is sand black with a bending rectangle plate stand and curved back panel for a modern silhouette. The QN90C on the other side has a titan black color with a hexagon stand and a sharp bending panel for a more minimalist look. Deciding which model has a better design comes down to personal styles and preferences.

#3 Display Quality

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

Samsung Neo QLED QN90B vs QN90C

Both QN90B and QN90C TVs deliver outstanding display quality, earning them certification for Filmmaker Mode which guarantees that content is displayed as the filmmakers intended. They both use Samsung's Quantum Matrix Technology with Mini LEDs for ultra-precision, resulting in brilliant details and breathtaking color and contrast. The 100% Color Volume with Quantum Dot Technology also ensures that every color is displayed with accuracy and vibrancy, even in the brightest scenes.

Both models are also equipped with Real Depth Enhancer for multi-dimensional pictures with enhanced contrast and depth, and Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ for smooth and fluid motion handling. The Anti-Glare feature also helps to reduce reflections and glare in bright rooms, allowing you to enjoy watching without distractions. The Ultra Viewing Angle technology also ensures that the picture is clear and vibrant from any angle.

However, the QN90C has a slight edge over the QN90B in terms of display quality thanks to its new Neural Quantum Processor 4K, compared to QN90B's Neo Quantum Processor 4K. Both processors use AI-based upscaling to optimize picture quality to 4K, but Neural Quantum is more powerful and does a better job at scaling.

#4 Audio Quality

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

Samsung Neo QLED QN90B and QN90C TVs have impressive audio quality without much difference between them. Both are equipped with Dolby Atmos and Object Tracking Sound+ technology that create a realistic 3D sound experience that puts you in the middle of the action.

Both models also provide support for Q-Symphony, which enables you to pair your TV with compatible Samsung soundbars for a more immersive sound experience. While the QN90B is compatible with Q-Symphony, the newer QN90C model supports Q-Symphony 3.0, which provides an audio enhancement advantage. Q-Symphony 3.0 allows the soundbar to tap into your TV's Neural Processing Unit to analyze audio signals and process each sound for more detail than ever before.

#5 Gaming Support

Samsung Neo QLED QN90B

Samsung Neo QLED QN90B

Both TVs have excellent gaming support, with low input lag and advanced features like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).

Both the QN90B and QN90C also support Xbox and Nvidia GeForce Now, in addition to AMD FreeSync Premium Pro which can take down game lag and stuttering. A refresh rate of 120Hz ensures that the action on the screen is smooth and fluid, and both models come with a Game Bar, which allows you to adjust the settings of the TV for an optimal gaming experience.

Samsung Gaming Hub further enhances your gaming experience by providing quick and easy access to popular games, standalone apps and accessories, recommendations for other games, adjust settings, and more.

#6 Smart Features

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

Both TVs run on Samsung's Tizen operating system, which offers a user-friendly interface. Smart Hub feature allows you to discover your favorite content and access them easily in one place from your home screen.

A wide range of streaming services are supported in both models, including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, ESPN, Max, YouTube, and Apple TV+. Samsung TV Plus also gives you access to live-streaming content from 150 channels across news, sports, entertainment, and more. Both QN90B and QN90C TVs also have built-in Bixby, Alexa, and Google Assistant that allow you to control the TV hands-free with your voice.

EyeComfort Mode is also available in both models, which reduces blue light emission for a more comfortable viewing experience, supported by built-in sunrise and sunset times. Multi-View allows you to watch two contents at once, allowing you to multitask such as playing games while watching a game tips video.

Both the QN90B and QN90C are also compatible with SmartThings and video call applications. The QN90B supports Google Duo, while the QN90C supports Google Meet and ConnecTime.

The newer QN90C model also offers an added Telemed feature, which allows you to connect with physicians at home via your Samsung TV.

Samsung Neo QLED QN90B vs QN90C

Final Thoughts

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

Samsung Neo QLED QN90C

Overall, both the QN90B and QN90C are excellent TVs with advanced features and stunning picture quality. However, the QN90C has a more powerful and better processor for an improved viewing experience, provides support for the newer Q-Symphony 3.0, and offers more smart features. It is ultimately up to you to decide whether the extra $600 is worth the additional features that come with the QN90C.

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