Samsung Frame Series (LCD)

Samsung Frame Series (50" LCD)

Samsung Frame Series (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.5
PICTURE QUALITY: Good7.1/10
MOVIES & TV: Fair6.2/10
GAMING: Fair6.1/10
SPORTS: Fair6.8/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.1/10
NEWS & TALK: Good7.5/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.3/10

The Samsung Frame Series TV is designed to blend into your decor with interchangeable frames, making it ideal for those who appreciate aesthetics and wish for their TV to double as an art piece when not in use. It's a premium-priced LCD TV offering good overall picture and sound quality. Its performance in bright rooms is good, which is beneficial if your space receives a lot of daylight, but it has an only fair rating for dark room viewing, meaning it might not deliver the deepest blacks for a movie night. It supports gaming well, but for sports content, its performance is rated as fair; this could affect fast-moving scenes. It does not come with a stand and is intended for wall mounting, further emphasizing its unique art-like presentation. It is well-suited for displaying cartoons and animation with a very good score and also performs well when used as a monitor. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall picture quality
  • Attractive frame displays photos, art
  • Low input lag for gaming
  • Good color performance
  • Wall-mountable; no stand required
Cons
  • Fair performance in dark rooms
  • Limited viewing angles
  • Fair HDR brightness
  • No stand included

Ratings by Category

Cartoons & Animaton:
4.5
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 Frame Series excels in upscaling lower resolution content to its native resolution, ensuring that news and talk shows appear clear and detailed. Its high SDR brightness means it can maintain good visibility and color accuracy in various lighting conditions, making it ideal for daytime viewing of regular TV programs.
Bright Room:
4.1
The Samsung Frame Series is good for watching TV in a bright room because it has very good SDR brightness, which means it can produce bright images that stand out in well-lit environments. Additionally, its good reflections handling capability helps minimize the impact of light reflections on the screen, preserving picture quality even when ambient light is present..
Overall Picture:
4.1
The Samsung Frame Series (LCD) provides good picture quality due to its high contrast ratio, which enhances the depth of blacks and the overall picture impression. Additionally, it displays a wide color gamut and good color volume, ensuring vibrant and accurate colors for a more lifelike visual experience.
Sports:
3.8
The Samsung Frame Series may not be the best choice for watching sports due to its average motion processing that could make fast movements appear less smooth, and its limited viewing angles can cause colors to look washed out from the side, which is not ideal for large gatherings. Additionally, while the TV handles reflections decently, it might still struggle in very bright rooms, and its satisfactory gray uniformity means that some viewers might notice slight color variations during sports play on a uniform-colored field.
Movies & TV shows:
3.2
The Samsung Frame Series (LCD) has a strong contrast which is good for movies, but it lacks local dimming, reducing its ability to produce deep blacks in dark scenes. It offers vivid colors straight out of the box and a good color volume, however, gray uniformity is average and the viewing angles are limited, which may cause the picture to look different when viewed from the side.
Gaming:
3.2
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
$848
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
April 2, 2022
Full name
QN50LS03B
Screen Size
50"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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6.6/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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7.2/10
Bright Room Score
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7.3/10
Gaming Score
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6.2/10
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)
25.4" x 44.3" x 1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
26.7" x 44.3"
Weight without Stand
26.0 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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7.8/10
Local Dimming
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2.5/10

SOUND

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

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