LG C9 vs Samsung Q90R TV Comparison 2019/12

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Our of all the TVs released in 2019, the Samsung Q90R and LG C9 definitely stand out as top models. As a result, many people wonder which of the two is better. Samsung or LG? QLED or OLED? All questions and which of the two top TVs is better, we answer for you here!

LG C9 and Samsung Q90R compared
Which TV is better?

LG OLED C9
OLED
  • Perfect blacks
  • Infinite contrast ratio
  • Clear movements
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
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Samsung Q90R
QLED
  • Very deep blacks
  • Good contrast ratio
  • Full Array Local Dimming with 480 zones
  • VRR through FreeSync
  • Clear movements
  • HDR10+
  • One Connect Box
  • Color accuracy
  • No Dolby Vision
  • No Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
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Detailed comparison: LG C9 or Samsung Q90R

The LG C9 is one of the best OLED TVs of its time. It offers superior picture quality, an extremely high contrast, HDMI 2.1 and a very low input lag for gaming. These features make it one of the best TVs available today.

The Samsung Q90R, on the other hand, is one of the best LCD TVs on the market. It can handle any task and is particularly suitable for video games, animated films and fast action scenes. However, contrast and viewing angle are not as good as with an OLED TV. But it is much brighter than the LG C9.

Panel typeOLED PanelVA Panel
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratioinfinitely :111200 :1
Local DimmingOLEDFull Array Local Dimming
Frequency120 Hz120 Hz
VRRHDMI 2.1FreeSync
Input Lag< 14 ms< 16 ms
Motion Handling
Color space coverage
Max brightness
Reflections
Operating systemwebOS 4.5Tizen 5.0
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Atmos
DTS
HDMI 2.1
Improved viewing angle
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Our conclusion: OLED or QLED?

If you are interested in top TVs like the LG C9 or the Samsung Q90R, you naturally ask yourself which TV is the better one. It is a fact that the burn-in factor cannot be taken into account for the C9, since burn-in is hardly a risk with normal usage, as intuitive technologies avoid it.

A simple comparison is difficult because we are dealing with different panels (OLED and VA) with different advantages and disadvantages. The Q90R is considerably brighter, but this results in slightly inaccurate color reproduction. This is highly recommended for very bright rooms with lots of windows, however, the viewing angle is limited. The C9, on the other hand, is better suited for dark rooms, as the black level of OLED TVs is always better. In addition, the viewing angle is much wider.

We compared the following televisions:
LG OLED C9 Samsung Q90R
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