How does the LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B comparison turns out? We take a look at the two top models of the 2022 lineup from LG and Samsung in our TV comparison.
Different technical approaches are accompanied by advantages and disadvantages on both sides. Therefore, this comparison is particularly interesting and provides you with information about the differences between the two manufacturers and shows you an overview of the innovations they have implemented.
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Even though the difference is not particularly large in our LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B comparison, we can determine visible differences in terms of reflection behavior. The bottom line is that the QN90B wins the race in this area for two reasons:
On one hand, Samsung’s top model can simply display pictures brighter, and on the other, the panel has an integrated anti-reflective layer that additionally minimizes reflections and light flare. Exceptions at this point are the 43 and 50 inch models. These versions do not have the reflection-reducing intermediate layer.
If we put the two devices next to each other, the difference in brightness is bigger on paper, but we can still see the brighter screen of the QN90B with the naked eye and thus see less reflected light on the panel than on the OLED panel of the C2.
However, the viewing angle in our LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B comparison presents a different picture. Although the Samsung Neo QN90B has got an additional feature in terms of a so-called “Wide Viewing Angle Layer”, it cannot compete with the immensely large viewing angle of the OLED evo C2. Samsung also makes a cut at this point in the 43 and 50 inch sizes and simply omits the Wide Viewing Angle layer.
This is due to the Samsung’s screen technology and the installed VAVertical Alignment, type of LCD Panel panel. Compared to an OLED panel, it does not offer such a good picture quality from a larger angle.
Instead, Samsung focuses on a good contrast ratio and therefore has to take a back seat here.
For SDR-based picture content, brightness only plays a secondary role in our LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B comparison. Here, it is not about displaying brilliant detail on the screen, but rather about the TV’s contrast ratio being as good as possible.
Although this feature admittedly stands out in both devices, the LG OLED C2 can prevail in this category despite the improved contrast in the Samsung QN90B to a whole 29500 : 1.
In a direct comparison, both the LG OLED evo C2 and the Samsung Neo QLED QN90B impress with an impressive HDRHigh Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) performance and deliver a fantastic picture quality when it comes to the final result. However, depending on your lighting conditions, one TV may have an advantage over the other.
The QN90B definitely benefits from its outstanding brightness in combination with the additional contrast enhanced by the Quantum Matrix Technology. Thus, the picture can score with outstanding highlights and a strong color representation even in comparatively bright rooms.
On the other hand, you’ll find one of the best TVs in terms of black level and contrast with the LG OLED evo C2. If the C2 is placed in a darker room or is used in the evening, LG’s top model can again show its advantage and leaves the QN90B just behind.
In our opinion, you can enjoy series and movies on both TVs without restrictions. There should be no unpleasant surprises or other limitations in this area.
If you do not have a home theater system or soundbar, you will notice some differences in the sound and the corresponding source material in our LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B comparison. Although flat-screen TVs are generally not impressive with a powerful sound due to their construction, they can differ in terms of clarity and surround sound.
Even though both TVs have Dolby AtmosObject-based surround sound format with 3D-Sound from any direction support, the Samsung Neo QLED QN90B has a native 4.2.2 Dolby Atmos speaker system that sends audio upwards and to the sides. The LG OLED evo C2, on the other hand, only outputs this codec virtually and simulates the sound signal.
Both TVs can be expanded with a soundbar. However, only the QN90B benefits from the Q-Symphony feature and the associated control of all speakers, including the internal ones. So-called Object Tracking Sound+ is also on board and adjusts the sound focus according to the picture content. An additional advantage of the Samsung.
In terms of gaming features, both TVs in our comparison between the LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B are equipped to the fullest. Quad HDMI 2.1, Variable Refresh RateVariable Refresh Rate – synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the output refresh rate of the graphics card, AMD FreeSyncVariable Refresh Rate with AMD graphics cards or consoles and G-SyncVariable Refresh Rate for Nvidia graphics cards compatibility. No matter which of the two TVs you choose, you will get your money’s worth in any case. The QN90B is the first TV ever to offer a native frame rate of 144 hertz.
However, you’ll need a PC with a powerful GPU to be able to actually use this feature. Current consoles like the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 cannot take advantage of it because both work with a maximum of 120 frames per second.
Apart from the refresh rateHertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second., we have to go deeper to find differences. Although the Samsung already conjures up a great response time of 3.5 ms on the panel, the C2 takes it up another notch here.
The two TVs are on par when it comes to input delays and impress with amazing rates of 5 milliseconds. However, the QN90B does not have a Dolby VisionDynamic HDR-format with a color depth of up to 12 Bits and Mastering of up to 10,000 Nits gaming license.
Thanks to the fabulous response time, you can enjoy sports programs without stuttering on both TVs. Due to the excellent picture performance, you can also enjoy an evening with friends on both devices. You don’t really have to limit yourself in this respect.
The two wide viewing angles make sure of that. At this point, the question is rather at what time of day you watch. The C2 is recommended in the evening, while the QN90B’s brighter screen is better during the day.
If we look at the other features of the two top models in our LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B comparison, we see the latest operating system on both sides with practically all the features that modern TVs have to offer nowadays.
Unlike Samsung’s Tizen 7.0, the webOS 22 in the C2 now lets you create individual user profiles and change them via the interface if necessary.
Apart from that, LG’s own operating system now offers the so-called “Voice Hands Free” feature, which allows you to send voice commands to the TV without having to use your remote control. Otherwise, your personal taste should prevail here. Unlike the Samsung Neo QLED QN95B, the QN90B lacks the convenient One Connect Box.
Our comparison of the LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B shows that both TVs are on a similar level, but score in different disciplines. It is not easy for us to determine a clear winner in this constellation and depends heavily by the situation.
Thereby, the factors of ambient light and your usage behavior play an important role.
Due to the slightly better overall package of picture quality, gaming and Smart TV features, our preference actually goes towards LG’s OLED evo C2. However, both devices are – as already mentioned – on a fairly similar level, but especially at a high quality standard.