Samsung Q80B vs. Samsung QN90A TV Review, which is better?


Samsung Q80B is the new Samsung 4K QLED TV in 2022 and Samsung QN90A is the 4K Neo QLED TV in 2021. Many users want to know the difference between them, so this article will compare these two 4K TVs.

1. Appearance Design

Samsung Q80B vs. Samsung QN90A.jpg

The Samsung Q80B has a sleek and simple design, similar in appearance to last year's Q80A, and features the classic Samsung TV square stand that supports the TV well. The Samsung QN90A has a clean look with thin bezels and a metal stand.

Samsung Q80B vs. Samsung QN90A side.jpg

Both TVs have a flat design, but the QN90A is a bit thinner and doesn't stick out even when placed on the wall. But perhaps because the panel is so thin, it will shake a little when placed on the stand.

2. Picture

samsung neo qled.jpg

The Samsung QN90A has excellent SDR brightness, and it fights glare in bright enough environments. It uses Samsung's popular display technology Neo QLED . The Samsung Q80B, on the other hand, uses QLED. The biggest difference between the two is that QLED panels use traditional LED backlighting, while Neo QLED uses mini-LED backlighting.

The mini-LED is smaller than a regular LED, so the Samsung QN90A has more LEDs and dimming zones. That's why the Samsung Q80B uses Quantum HDR 12X technology, while the QN90A is Quantum HDR 32X. Therefore the QN90A has more precise light control and better contrast.

In addition, the QN90A supports HDR 10, HDR 10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), while the Q80B supports HDR 10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG).

3. Configuration

Samsung Q80B vs. Samsung QN90A TV.jpg

Both TVs support 4K 120Hz for smoother and clearer movies and games, but only the Q80B comes with an HDMI 2.1 port, which may be important to you if you're a gamer. (The importance of HDMI 2.1 for TVs)


The main difference between the two TVs is that the Samsung Q80B uses a QLED panel, while the Samsung QN90A uses Neo QLED
(mini-LED) panel. The QN90A light control can be subtle and precise, resulting in better overall contrast

Samsung TV Forum



Model NameSamsung Q80BSamsung QN90A
Display TypeLEDLED
Resolution4K (2160p)4K (2160p)
High Dynamic Range FormatHDR 10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)HDR 10, HDR 10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
Backlight TypeFull Array Local DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Refresh Rate120Hz120Hz
Smart PlatformTizenTizen
Featured Streaming ServicesDisney+, ESPN+, Google Play Movies & TV, Netflix, Prime Video, Redbox, SHOWTIME, Sling TV, YouTube TVApple TV+, Google Play Movies & TV, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, SHOWTIME, Sling TV, YouTube
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI 2.140
HDMI 2.004
Bluetooth Version5.24.2
Network CompatibilityBuilt-in Wi-Fi, EthernetBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Works WithAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Bixby, Google Assistant
Voice Assistant Built-inAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Bixby
Picture Quality Enhancement TechnologyQuantum HDR 12XQuantum HDR 32X