Samsung’s S90C OLED Smart TV series gets its biggest upgrade yet with the 83-inch class model. Only recently have bigger-screen OLEDs entered the realm of not-so-outrageous pricing (read: not’sell your first born’ pricey).
With an incredible 8.3 million self-illuminating pixels, the S90C is mesmerizing viewers with pure blacks and limitless contrast. The multi-intelligent processor delivers breathtaking detail with stunning colors validated by Pantone, the industry’s color experts.
Gamers will appreciate the S90C’s ultra-fast refresh rate and superb motion handling, even with a 4K/120Hz input source. It also has a full set of HDMI 2.1 ports, including one with eARC support, which is great for streaming content at high-bitrates. The S90C also supports FreeSync, giving it low latency performance for console gaming (at least when paired with a compatible game system).
Like most OLEDs, the S90C has fantastic gray uniformity and no distracting blooming or halo effect around bright areas of the screen in dark scenes. It covers the DCI-P3 color space used in most HDR content very well, although not quite as fully as a premium OLED like the LG G3.
The S90C has a very wide color gamut and excellent tone mapping for the most accurate rendition of any given image. That’s especially important in HDR where a slightly incorrect calibration can diminish the image. The S90C’s only real shortcoming is that it doesn’t have good coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space, which may be a problem for some content sources.
Samsung’s S90C has a sleek LaserSlim design that looks beautiful on its own or with a stand. It’s virtually bezel-free and comes with your choice of a near flush-fit wall mount solution or streamlined blade stand. It’s available in both matte and glossy finishes.
The S90C has built-in Bixby and Alexa voice assistants and has a dedicated remote with built-in microphone. You can use the remote to launch apps, change inputs and adjust settings by voice. It’s also compatible with the Smart Hub interface and Tizen apps, if you prefer a more traditional approach to TV controls. This TV has built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a USB port for connecting to a wired device. It supports Dolby Atmos and Object Tracking Sound Lite, which combine to create a 3D audio experience that captivates viewers scene-by-scene. The S90C can also pair with Samsung Q- and S-series soundbars for a more immersive experience.