LG OLED evo C2 vs Samsung Neo QLED QN90B TV comparison 2022/08

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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LG OLED evo C2 and Samsung Neo QLED QN90B compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
79%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
88%
Samsung 65"
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
92%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
78%
Samsung 65"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
95%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
90%
Samsung 65"
HDR Image Quality Icon
HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
87%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
87%
Samsung 65"
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Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
90%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
85%
Samsung 65"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
99%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
96%
Samsung 65"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
84%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
74%
Samsung 65"
Equipment Icon
Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
88%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
84%
Samsung 65"
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
Samsung 65"
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LG C2 evo OLED 2022

A reliable gaming OLED


OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel

The LG OLED evo C2 is likely to be in high demand again this year, since the top model undoubtedly has everything the inclined video gamer needs. In addition, the Evo panel now also helps the C2. The TV is particularly suitable for movies and series, since contrast and black level – as usual for OLEDs – are still in their own league, and HDR content can now be displayed even more brilliantly.

Samsung 2022

Mini LED panel with immense luminance


Mini LED with FALD
Mini LED with FALD
VA Panel
VA Panel
Wide Viewing Angle Layer
Wide Viewing Angle
Layer against reflections
Layer against reflections
Samsung

The Samsung Neo QLED QN90B has mini-LEDs and uses backlighting based on dimming zones to reproduce picture content in the highest possible quality. In addition, the 2022 model features the so-called Quantum Matrix Technology. This ensures higher luminance, more brightness levels and therefore a more precise control of dark and bright picture areas. Unlike the Samsung Neo QLED QN95B he has no One Connect Box.

Detailed comparison: LG OLED evo C2 or Samsung Neo QLED QN90B

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Samsung 65"
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Reflections Comparison

Light insensitive QLED

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.

79%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
Video technologies
88%
Reflections
Layer against reflections
Layer against reflections
Contrast
29500 :1
Max. Brightness
2200 Nits
Video technologies
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Viewing Angle Comparison

OLED remains the benchmark

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 VA 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.

92%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Viewing Angle
very wide
OLED Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
78%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Viewing Angle
Wide Viewing Angle Layer
Wide Viewing Angle Layer
Reflections
Layer against reflections
Layer against reflections
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SDR image Comparison

The contrast matters

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.

95%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
Energy consumption SDR
119 kWh / 1000 Hours
90%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Mini LED with FALD
Mini LED with FALD
Local Dimming
Full Array Local Dimming with 720 Zones
Contrast
29500 :1
Max. Brightness
2200 Nits
DCI-P3
91%
Energy consumption SDR
111 kWh / 1000 Hours
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HDR image Comparison

Perfect contrast versus brilliant details

In a direct comparison, both the LG OLED evo C2 and the Samsung Neo QLED QN90B impress with an impressive HDR 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.

87%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
REC 2020
63%
Energy consumption HDR
248 kWh / 1000 Hours
Video technologies
87%
Panel type
VA Panel
VA Panel
Backlight
Mini LED with FALD
Mini LED with FALD
Local Dimming
Full Array Local Dimming with 720 Zones
Contrast
29500 :1
Max. Brightness
2200 Nits
DCI-P3
91%
REC 2020
72%
Energy consumption HDR
227 kWh / 1000 Hours
Video technologies
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Movies & Series Comparison

It is the sound that makes the difference

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 Atmos 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.

90%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
2.2 Channels with 40 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
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85%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
4.2.2 Channels with 60 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
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Gaming performance Comparison

Dolby Vision or 144 hertz?

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 Rate, AMD FreeSync and G-Sync 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 rate, 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 Vision gaming license.

99%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
HDMI 2.1
4x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 13ms
ca. 5ms
96%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 3.5ms
HDMI 2.1
4x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 10ms
ca. 5ms
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Sports performance Comparison

The light conditions are what counts

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.

84%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
DCI-P3
79%
74%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 3.5ms
DCI-P3
91%
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Equipment Comparison

webOS 22 versus Tizen 7.0

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.

88%
Operating System
webOS 22
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.2 Channels with 40 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.1
4
USB 2.0
3
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
Digital optical
1
Ci+ Slots
Ci+ 1.4
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
One Connect Box
84%
Operating System
Tizen 7.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
4.2.2 Channels with 60 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.1
4
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
Digital optical
1
Ci+ Slots
Ci+ 1.4
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
One Connect Box
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Our conclusion:
Flawless contrast versus even brighter

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.

LG C2 evo OLED 2022
90%
LG C2 evo OLED
  • Precise color reproduction
  • Brilliant picture quality
  • High contrast image with perfect black
  • Great reflection behavior
  • Everything you need for gaming
  • Small risk of burn-in
Samsung 2022
86%
Samsung
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