Samsung The Frame TV Review

7.74 Mixed Usages
7.8 TV Shows:
7.1 HDR Movies:
7.8 HDR Gaming:
7.8 Sports( Considering Day Light)
8.2 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2021 Rating: 4.5
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Specification

GENERAL

Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches , 65-77 Inches , 77-90 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: QLED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: HDMI , WiFi , Bluetooth , USB
Number Of HDMI Ports: 4
HDR HDR10 , HDR10+ , HLG
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: (Art Mode) Transforms TV into a picture frame displaying digital art or personal photos
Supported Internet Services: Apple TV+, Samsung TV Plus, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, Xbox, Nvidia GeForce NOW, ESPN and Max

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 55
Display Type VA LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080 (55
Screen Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Viewing Angle 170-178°
Backlight Type: Edge-LED
Quantum Dot Color: Yes
Video Processing Technology: Quantum Processor 4K
HDR (High Dynamic Range): 1

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: (Excellent) Deepest blacks & bright highlights
Brightness: peak brightness of 351 nits
Local Dimming: (Decent) Improves black levels, some backlight bleed possible
Gray & Black Uniformity: Good (Minimal gray uniformity issues expected. Minor clouding possible in dark scenes, especially on larger sizes.)
Viewing Angle: 170-178°
Reflections: Decent reflection handling.
Calibration: Out-of-the-box accuracy could be improved.
Pixels & Motion:
Input Handling (480p and 720p): (Upscaled to 1080p Acceptable, some artifacts & blur possible.)(Upscaled to 4K Good results, minimal artifacts expected.)
Input Handling (1080p): Excellent Sharp & detailed picture quality.
Input Handling (4k): Native resolution support Stunning detail & clarity.
Color Gamut: Wide (Quantum Dot technology expands color range.)
Color Volume: : High (Good range of colors at various brightness levels.)
Gradient & Response Time: Smooth & accurate, Some motion blur possible in fast-paced scenes on 120Hz models
Supported Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4K (up to 120Hz on select models).
Interface: User-friendly Tizen OS Easy to navigate, access to popular streaming apps.

INPUT/OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Numbers of HDMI: 4
HDMI Version 2.1
Audio Return Channel 1
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 0
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 2
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1 (3.5mm jack)

INPUTS SPECIFICATIONS:

HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : Yes
Dolby Vision: N/A
HLG : N/A
HDMI 2.0 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner: 1.0
USB 3.0 : Yes
Variable Analog Audio Out: Yes
Wi-Fi : Yes

AUDIO PASSTHROUGH:

ARC/eARC Port : Both Yes
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 : Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: N/A
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: N/A
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) : Yes
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : Yes

BUILT-IN SPEAKER PERFORMANCE( TEST SUMMARY REPORT)

Built-in Speakers: Downward-firing, 20W total output
Voice Clarity: Good
Distortion: Minimal at moderate volumes May increase at higher volumes
Frequency Response: peak around 2 kHz, indicating boosted treble and weak bass.
Bass: Weak
Soundstage: Narrow
Immersion: Limited
Dolby Atmos Support: Supported on select models (QN55QN90BAFXZA, QN65QN90BAFXZA, QN75QN90BAFXZA)
Audio Passthrough: Supports high-resolution formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio through eARC (select models)
Recommendation: Soundbar or external speakers strongly recommended

APPS AND FEATURES

Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Average

SMART TV FEATURES

Operating System Tizen OS
CPU / Processor Quad-core
Graphic Processor / GPU Mali-G76
RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 32 GB
Chromecast Built-in
Alexa Built-in

GAMING FEATURE:

PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
Input Lag: input lag ranges from 10-15ms (faster than most TVs).
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): 120Hz
Additional Features: 4-HDMI 2.0 ports

REMOTE CONTROL

Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device N/A
Remote App Samsung SmartThings

DESIGN & BUILT QUALITY:

Dimensions 1237.9 Mm X 743.4 Mm X 227.8 mm
Style Ultra-thin, picture frame design, customizable bezels (aesthetic focus)
Back & Borders: Textured plastic back panel and Very thin black bezels.
Thickness: Very thin (24.9mm), mounts flush to wall
Build Quality: Good, sturdy but not high-end
Longevity: LCD panel (longer lifespan, burn-in risk)
Stand: Included studio stand, optional easel/no-gap wall mount
Included Components: The Frame TV. Slim Fit Wall-Mount. One Connect Cable (5m) One Remote Control. Height Adjustable Stand. One Connect Box.

RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 7.8
HDR Movies: 7.1
HDR Gaming: 7.8
Sports( Considering Day Light) 7.78
PC Monitor (): 8.2
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