Samsung The Frame 2022 (LCD)

Samsung The Frame 2022 (32" LCD)

Samsung The Frame 2022 (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.4
PICTURE QUALITY: Good7.0/10
MOVIES & TV: Fair6.1/10
GAMING: Poor5.9/10
SPORTS: Fair6.8/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Good7.9/10
NEWS & TALK: Good7.4/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.3/10

Samsung The Frame 2022 is stylish with a frame that can display photos and art when not in use, catering to those who value design and a sleek look in their living space. Its overall picture quality and bright room performance are good, making it suitable for well-lit environments. However, its gaming performance is considered poor, so it's not the best choice for avid gamers. While it's at a lower midrange price, you should be aware that it must be wall-mounted since it doesn't come with a stand. If gaming is a priority or if you prefer a TV with a stand, you might want to consider other models. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Artistic frame design enhances room decor
  • Excellent photo/art display when not watching TV
  • Good overall and bright room picture quality
  • Very good upscaling of lower resolution content
  • Best gaming response time
Cons
  • Poor gaming experience due to input lag
  • Fair performance in dark rooms
  • Limited viewing angle narrows optimal viewing positions
  • Only two HDMI ports may restrict connectivity

Ratings by Category

Cartoons & Animaton:
4.4
PerfectRec’s cartoons & animation score places great importance on several crucial aspects of TV picture quality, such as color gamut, color volume, brightness, and out-of-the-box color accuracy, in addition to good gray uniformity and contrast, to ensure that you can fully enjoy your favorite animated content. Cartoons and animation are characterized by vibrant and colorful imagery, however, accurately displaying this type of content can pose a challenge for TVs, particularly during scenes with complex lighting or subtle color variations.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.2
The Samsung The Frame 2022 is good for watching news and TV programs because its upscaling is very good, ensuring lower-resolution content appears clear and detailed. Moreover, it has very good SDR brightness, which maintains clarity and visibility even in well-lit rooms, and the colors out of the box are accurate, minimizing the need for adjustments for a more natural viewing experience.
Bright Room:
4.1
The Samsung The Frame 2022 is well-suited for bright rooms because it has very good SDR brightness and good HDR brightness, ensuring that the picture remains clear even in well-lit environments. Additionally, this TV handles reflections well, which minimizes distractions from ambient light sources.
Overall Picture:
4.0
The Samsung The Frame 2022 (LCD) delivers a strong picture quality primarily due to its high contrast ratio and effective local dimming, which enhances the depth of blacks and overall sharpness in various lighting conditions. Additionally, out-of-the-box color accuracy, a wide color gamut, and substantial color volume contribute to vibrant and true-to-life images, especially noticeable when viewing HDR content.
Sports:
3.8
The Samsung The Frame 2022 has a good reflection handling, making it suitable for rooms with some light sources, but its limited viewing angle can make the picture look washed out from the side, which is less ideal for group sports viewing where people are spread out across the room. Its motion processing is fair, meaning fast-paced sports might not look as smooth as on TVs with better motion handling.
Movies & TV shows:
3.2
The Samsung The Frame 2022 (LCD) has fair performance for watching movies and cinematic TV due to its moderate contrast and limited effectiveness of local dimming, which can affect how deep blacks appear in dark scenes. Additionally, black uniformity is only satisfactory, meaning some unevenness or lighter areas might be visible on the screen during dark scenes, which can be distracting for movie enthusiasts.
Gaming:
3.0
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$597
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Full name
QN32LS03B
Screen Size
32"
Screen Resolution
1080P

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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6.6/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
2
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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7.1/10
Bright Room Score
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7.3/10
Gaming Score
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5.9/10
Movies & TV Score
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6.2/10
Sports Score
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6.8/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
16.5" x 28.7" x 1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
17.8" x 28.7"
Weight without Stand
11.7 lbs
VESA Mount
100 x 100

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
No
Contrast
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5.9/10
Local Dimming
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3.3/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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Tobey Grumet | May 2023
"The biggest, and most jarring, difference is the revolutionary matte, anti-glare coating on the 2022’s display. Not only does it solve my daytime glare problem of being in a corner apartment, but it somehow adds texture to anything being displayed. The Frame is a home run for anyone looking to add fashion to their function."

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