Is the Samsung S95B OLED the best TV in 2022?

There are two ways you can go about determining the best TVs for any year. The simplest approach uses performance data to objectively determine which TV has the best picture quality. Unfortunately, according to these criteria, the winner can cost up to a car.

The other method weighs a number of other factors. Ease of use. price. Availability. Advanced Options. center in the market. And what if I loved cutting her arm. Just kidding in another… kind of.

Anyway, I’m firmly in the latter camp. Our list of the best TVs for 2022 will include the best performance across various price segments, considering price-performance ratio, ease of use, game compatibility, general availability, and pocket technology.

And by that standard, I think it’s possible that the Samsung S95B OLED could have gotten it this year. And even if it doesn’t end up at the top of a handful of lists this year, it’s worth noting the serious pressure the S95B OLED is putting on its competitors.

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Samsung S95B OLED TV digital trends

The Samsung S95B is special because it is one of two TVs you can buy with Samsung Display’s new QD-OLED technology. The other one, which I’ve spent some time testing and is very impressed with, is the Sony A95K.

QD-OLED is an exciting display technology that combines blue OLED displays with red and green quantum dots to display an emission that does not use a color filter or polarizing layer. The result is an efficient display with high-resolution color reproduction and grayscale, perfect black levels, and incredibly stunning contrast. It is also less prone to burning than traditional WRGB OLED.

QD-OLED vs. WRGB OLED

TV enthusiasts are excited to discuss which is better: the 10th generation WRGB OLED created by LG Display, or the first generation QD-OLED, created by Samsung Display.

For its part, LG’s WRGB OLED display has seen many incremental improvements and improvements over the past decade, with major leaps in the past year to deliver the brightest OLED TV we’ve seen yet. The WRGB TV to beat this year will be LG’s G2 Evo Gallery Series OLED, although I should also note that the LG C2 Series OLED will provide 97% of performance for less money.

Samsung Display’s QD-OLED may have been in its first generation as a consumer product, but it’s been in development for years and has come off a swing. While it can’t reach peak brightness numbers under certain test conditions that LG’s best WRGB OLEDs can deliver, it has more subtle grayscales, more accurate colors, uses less power, and is a safer option for gamers who may be anxious About combustion – in.

But what about QLED TV?

Samsung 85 inch 8K hanging on the living room wall.
QN800A Samsung Neo QLED 8K Series

Oh, don’t worry. I wouldn’t leave my other favorite shortcut to TV. Truth be told, I’m very excited about some high-quality LCD TVs in 2022. Today’s best QLEDs, with their mini LED backlighting systems, increased off-angle resolution, sheer color volume, and a black level look better than any Ever since, so amazing.

As we’ll soon find out, though, high-end QLED TVs that can compete with OLED-based TVs in certain performance areas tend to be expensive.

Who is in the ring?

I’m bad at sports fight metaphors, but let’s just imagine there’s the TV equivalent of a UFC tag team match situation and visualize all of the most promising 2022 TVs all bundled together in one place, which means stealing each other with intense brightness, vivid gang colors, and deep black levels. , ready to “TV” each other to death.

Also, there’s popcorn, because who doesn’t love a salty snack with a good technical throw?

So in this octagonal cage we have the LG G2 Evo Gallery Series OLED, LG C2 Series OLED, Sony A95K QD-OLED, Samsung S95B OLED (it’s also QD-OLED, but Samsung doesn’t call it because…whatever), Samsung QN90B, and let’s imagine TCL dangling back in the locker room awaiting our last-minute surprise, but that dark horse is still in the shadows for now.

Now, let’s look at each contender’s “weight” (that will be the price of each TV at 65 inches) from top to bottom:

Sony A95K QD-OLED 4000 dollars
LG G2 Evo OLED 3000 Dollars
Samsung QN95B QLED 3000 Dollars
Samsung S95B OLED 3000 Dollars
LG C2 Series: OLED 2500 dollars
TCL 2022 6-Series (QLED) TV $? ,???

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the skills each TV adds to the fight.

Sony A95K QD-OLED Color/Efficiency QD-OLED. Sony processing. Two HDMI 2.1 ports. Google TV operating system. elegant design
LG G2 Evo OLED The brightest OLED ever. LG processing. Four HDMI 2.1 ports. WebOS with player control panel. Nvidia G-Sync and FreeSync.
Samsung QN95B QLED QLED is very bright. Samsung processing. Four HDMI 2.1 ports. 144 Hz. FreeSync. Tizen OS with Game hub/dashboard.
Samsung S95B OLED Color/Efficiency QD-OLED. Samsung processing. Four HDMI 2.1 ports. 120 Hz. French. Tizen OS with Game hub / Dashboard /
LG C2 Series: OLED OLED is very bright. LG processing. Four HDMI 2.1 ports. WebOS with player control panel. Nvidia G-Sync and FreeSync.
TCL 2022 6-Series (QLED) TV ??????

Elimination round!

Our Planet plays on a Sony A95K and displays a close-up of a tiger's face.
Sony A95K. Dan Baker / Digital Trends

Let’s keep this work short, shall we? Here’s how I see this happen:

The Sony A95K looks amazing, but it’s having trouble withdrawing its $1K premium and it’s fading early.

The TCL 6 Series punches more than its weight, but it’s still heavy and you’ll come out early if you jump in this particular loop.

The Samsung QN95B is as fast (and bright) as the lighting, but that battle belongs to OLED technology and its perfect black levels are a hit.

Finals

LG OLED EVO G2 phone has a size of 97 inches.
LG OLED EVO G2 LG

That leaves us with the LG G2, LG C2, and Samsung S95B, and frankly, it’s too close for me to call right now.

The LG G2 comes with a super bright panel and every bell and whistle one could want. The Samsung S95B comes at the same price as the G2, but with the latest technology. Will the S95B’s newer technology win the title in a head-to-head match? We have to wait to find out. But I think it will be soon.

Then we have the LG C2 underdog. It does not have the latest technology or the brightest technology. But it’s also $500 less and has everything anyone actually Need. The LG C2 is more accessible, and this fact alone can make it a winner.

Gut check

Samsung S95B OLED TV with a shining flower image on the screen.
Samsung S95B OLED digital trends

I don’t know what the S95B is all about, but something inside of me tells me that it will surprise me once I get it on the test bench. Will it end up being the best TV in 2022? I really can’t say. But it will be an exciting discovery.

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