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Samsung The Frame Review

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The Samsung 2021 Frame TV is great due to its exceptional response time, peak brightness, and contrast ratio. But the TV has very poor viewing angles, a reflective screen, and it inexplicably does not have local dimming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Frame TV is Samsung’s 2021 model of its lifestyle series of TVs. Featuring incredibly thin borders (0.43”) and an incredibly slim profile (measuring a mere 24.9mm in thickness), this is the TV for families who want to wall mount and begin watching TV within an hour of bringing it home.

It even has a dedicated Art Mode that can display your family’s favorite photos or piece of art when the TV isn’t in use! Continue reading our Samsung The Frame Review to discover what top reviewers said and don’t forget to check out the best TVs available right now!

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung The Frame is a great QLED 4k smart TV with a fast response time, bright peak brightness, and great contrast ratio. Plus, its Art Mode lets you show off your favorite artwork.

But, it has narrow viewing angles (with color washout at 27 degrees), a reflective screen, and pink-looking reds on the DCI P3 color spectrum. Unfortunately, it also doesn’t have local dimming.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent Response Time
  • Fantastic Peak Brightness
  • Great Contrast Ratio
  • Fantastic Art Mode

Reason to Avoid

  • Slim Viewing Angles
  • Reflective Screen
  • Doesn’t Have Local Dimming
  • Reds Can Look Pink on the DCI P3 Color Spectrum

Samsung The Frame Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+, HLG
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleNo
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels7.1
Panel TypePanel TypeQLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size32", 43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output40 Watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync
VRRVRRYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Bixby, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, SmartThings, Wi-Fi

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)89.36
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)94.21
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)66.2
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)72.77
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)8,131
SDR Brightness (nits)536
HDR Brightness (nits)644
Input Lag (ms)10.5
Response Time (ms)13.9
Color Washout (Degrees)25
Color Shift (Degrees)26
Brightness Loss (Degrees)33
Reflections (%)5.2
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)67.27
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.9
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db5.49
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.069
Intermodulation Distortion @80db2.36
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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84

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Frame 2020 is a good TV for most uses. It delivers good picture quality… Read More

    By:

    Jon Jacobi
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Samsung The Frame TV (2021) has an improved panel and better HDMI specifications, improving hugely… Read More

    By:

    Gerald Lynch
  • Pocket Lint
    58.4

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    What’s great about Samsung’s The Frame TV is that it does everything. It’s a capable… Read More

    By:

    Steve May
  • Techhive
    27.8

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    This TV is fantastic for displaying fine art, but it’s not the best TV you… Read More

    By:

    Gerald Lynch
  • Good Housekeeping
    23.8

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    Cons: Pricey if not taking advantage of Art Mode – Extra fee for Art Store… Read More

    By:

    Steve May
  • T3
    33

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The 2022 iteration of Samsung’s art-inflected flatscreen is more refined and convincing than ever. The… Read More

    By:

    Jon L. Jacobi

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