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Samsung The Frame 2022 QLED TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.7
Updated Sep 23, 2022 at 11:09 am
Samsung The Frame 2022 QLED Picture
7.6
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
7.0
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
8.0
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
8.0
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
7.9
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
7.0
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
8.0
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
8.3
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Samsung The Frame 2022 QLED is the updated model of the Samsung The Frame 2021 in Samsung's Lifestyle lineup. The biggest difference compared to the previous model is the screen finish. It has a matte anti-reflective coating instead of a semi-glossy screen, making the screen look more like a canvas and reducing mirror-like reflections. The TV's design is meant to look like a piece of art mounted on the wall, so it comes with the Slim-Fit Wall Mount. It has black bezels by default, but you can purchase bezel covers separately if you want to put a different color. Samsung's Art Store has a ton of paintings and artwork you can download, but you need to pay for a subscription to it. Lastly, it also has a quantum dot layer to produce a wider range of colors than traditional LED-backlit TVs, but it doesn't have local dimming or Mini LED backlighting like Samsung's other high-end TVs.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed Usage

The Samsung The Frame is a good overall TV. It's great for watching TV shows and sports in bright rooms because it gets bright enough to fight glare, has impressive reflection handling, and it upscales lower-resolution content well. It's also good for gaming because it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, variable refresh rate (VRR) support, and low input lag for a responsive feel. It performs well in dark rooms, thanks to its high native contrast ratio, but it lacks a local dimming feature to further improve the contrast and make highlights pop in HDR.

Pros
  • Fantastic native contrast ratio.
  • High SDR peak brightness fights glare.
  • Matte screen finish has impressive reflection handling.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Some noticeable uniformity issues.
7.0 Movies

The Samsung The Frame is great for watching movies in dark rooms. It displays deep blacks thanks to its high native contrast ratio, and the black uniformity is good, but without a local dimming feature, there's still a bit of clouding in dark scenes. Fortunately, it doesn't have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution content from DVDs or Blu-rays, and it automatically removes 24p judder from any source.

Pros
  • Fantastic native contrast ratio.
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Automatically removes 24p judder.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Some cloudiness in dark scenes.
8.0 TV Shows

The Samsung The Frame is great for watching TV shows in well-lit rooms. Visibility isn't be an issue because it gets bright enough to fight glare, and the matte screen finish has impressive reflection handling. The built-in Tizen smart platform makes it easy to stream your favorite shows, and it doesn't have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution content. Unfortunately, it isn't a good choice for watching content in wide seating areas because it has a narrow viewing angle, meaning the image looks inaccurate from the sides.

Pros
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • High SDR peak brightness fights glare.
  • Matte screen finish has impressive reflection handling.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Some noticeable uniformity issues.
8.0 Sports

The Samsung The Frame is great for watching sports in bright environments. Thanks to its great SDR peak brightness and impressive reflection handling, glare isn't an issue in rooms with a few lights around. Fast-moving content like players and balls also look great thanks to the excellent response time, so there's minimal motion blur. Sadly, it has a narrow viewing angle, meaning that you'll see an inaccurate image from the sides, so it isn't a good choice for watching the game in a wide seating area.

Pros
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • High SDR peak brightness fights glare.
  • Matte screen finish has impressive reflection handling.
  • Quick response time for smooth motion.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Some noticeable uniformity issues.
7.9 Video Games

The Samsung The Frame is very good for gaming. It has a bunch of gaming features like VRR support to reduce screen tearing. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on one port, which is great for playing high-frame-rate games, but you can't connect more than one current-gen gaming console at once. It also has low input lag for a responsive feel, and motion looks smooth thanks to the quick response time. It's good for dark room gaming as it has a high native contrast ratio, but it lacks a local dimming feature to further deepen any blacks.

Pros
  • Fantastic native contrast ratio.
  • Quick response time for smooth motion.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on one port.
  • Supports FreeSync, G-SYNC, and HDMI Forum VRR.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
7.0 HDR Movies

The Samsung The Frame is alright for watching HDR movies. It displays a wide range of colors in HDR, and it has a high native contrast ratio to display deep blacks. However, it doesn't get bright enough to make small highlights stand out, and it's missing a local dimming feature to improve the picture quality in HDR. Also, it supports HDR10+ and not Dolby Vision, which is a widely-used HDR format that the TV can't take advantage of.

Pros
  • Fantastic native contrast ratio.
  • Automatically removes 24p judder.
  • Wide HDR color gamut.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Some cloudiness in dark scenes.
  • Doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop.
8.0 HDR Gaming

The Samsung The Frame is very good for HDR gaming. It has very good gaming performance thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for high-frame-rate gaming and VRR support to reduce screen tearing. It also has a quick response time and low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. It displays deep blacks and has a wide HDR color gamut, but sadly it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop, and it lacks a local dimming feature.

Pros
  • Quick response time for smooth motion.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on one port.
  • Supports FreeSync, G-SYNC, and HDMI Forum VRR.
  • Wide HDR color gamut.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Some cloudiness in dark scenes.
  • Doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop.
8.3 PC Monitor

The Samsung The Frame is impressive to use as a PC monitor. Your on-screen actions feel smooth and responsive thanks to the quick response time and low input lag. It also displays proper chroma 4:4:4 with 4k signals, which helps make text look clear in PC Mode. You won't have issues using it in a bright room, thanks to the impressive reflection. Sadly, it has a narrow viewing angle, meaning the image at the edges looks washed out if you sit too close.

Pros
  • High SDR peak brightness fights glare.
  • Matte screen finish has impressive reflection handling.
  • Quick response time for smooth motion.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Some noticeable uniformity issues.
  • 7.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.0 Movies
  • 8.0 TV Shows
  • 8.0 Sports
  • 7.9 Video Games
  • 7.0 HDR Movies
  • 8.0 HDR Gaming
  • 8.3 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Sep 23, 2022: Clarified that the 32-inch model has a 1080p resolution.
  2. Updated Jul 22, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.7.
  3. Updated Jun 14, 2022: Clarified that it supports ATSC 1.0.
  4. Updated May 25, 2022: Fixed a mistake that said it only comes with one default painting, but it comes with over 60 paintings that you don't need to pay extra for.
  5. Updated May 18, 2022: Fixed a mistake that described the gamma as being too dark, but it's too bright.
  6. Updated May 16, 2022: Review published.
  7. Updated May 11, 2022: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Samsung The Frame TV has a unique design that makes the TV look like a framed piece of art more than a TV. It has black bezels, and you can buy covers separately to put on top for a different color, although not all the sizes are available with the same colors. It also comes with the One Connect box to connect all your devices and have one cable going to the TV to keep your setup clean.

Design
Stand

The wide-set feet do a good job at holding the screen, but it doesn't prevent all wobble. You can raise the feet to a higher position, but placing a thick soundbar in front may block the screen. If you don't want to use the stand, it also comes with Samsung's Slim-Fit Wall Mount to sit flush against a wall.

Footprint of the 65 inch TV: 42.5" x 10.3".

  • Height in lower position: 1.45" (to the bezel) and 1.77" (to the screen)
  • Height in raised position: 2.44" (to the bezel) and 2.83" (to the screen)

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x300

The back of the TV is plain, and there are slots for the Slim-Fit Wall Mount. This TV comes with the One Connect Box, which houses the inputs and is separate from the TV. It helps keep your setup clean because all your devices connect to the box instead of the TV, then connect the cable directly to the TV. There are tracks along the back to help you route the wire for cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.43" (1.1 cm)

The Samsung The Frame comes with this black border, and if you order the different colored bezels, you put them on top of this.

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 1.00" (2.6 cm)

The Samsung The Frame 2022 is very thin and will sit flush against the wall with the included Slim-Fit Wall Mount.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Samsung The Frame TV has excellent build quality. It's all plastic that feels solid, and there aren't any obvious flaws in how it's made. There's only a bit of wobble from front to back, and the back panel flexes slightly, but it's not too noticeable. The biggest issue is that the cable that goes from the One Connect Box to the TV is difficult to plug in and seems flimsy, but this is only a problem if you often need to disconnect the box.

Picture Quality
9.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
6,194 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The Samsung The Frame TV has a high native contrast ratio. It displays deep blacks when viewed in the dark, but sadly, it doesn't have a local dimming feature to further improve it.

8.2
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
455 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
488 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
488 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
488 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
488 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
488 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
487 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
487 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
487 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
486 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
487 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Samsung The Frame 2022 has great SDR peak brightness. It gets bright enough to fight glare in well-lit room, and the brightness is very consistent across different scenes.

These results are from after calibration in the 'Movie' Picture Mode with the Brightness at its max and the Color Tone set to 'Warm2'. If you want the brightest image possible and don't care about accuracy, use the 'Dynamic' Picture Mode with the Brightness and Contrast at their max, Contrast Enhancer on 'High', and the Color Tone set to 'Standard'. This results in a brightness of 530 cd/m² in the 10% window.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The Samsung The Frame doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the TV to show you how the backlight performs and make it easy to compare it with a TV that has local dimming.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The Samsung The Frame doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the TV to show you how the backlight performs and make it easy to compare it with a TV that has local dimming.

7.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
433 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
369 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
164 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
500 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
504 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
500 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
500 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
500 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
499 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
502 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
499 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
499 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
498 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Samsung The Frame 2022 has okay HDR peak brightness. It gets bright enough to make some highlights stand out, but without a local dimming feature, small highlights don't pop against the rest of the image. The EOTF is okay at following the target curve, but all scenes are slightly brighter than they should be. There's a slow roll-off at the peak brightness, meaning you don't lose fine details in bright scenes.

These results are from before calibration in the 'Movie' Picture Mode with the Brightness and Contrast at their max and the Color Tone set to 'Warm2'.

If you find the image too dim, try setting the Contrast Enhancer to 'High' and the ST.2084 to its max. This results in a noticeably brighter image, as you can see in this EOTF, but it doesn't change the peak brightness.

6.9
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
432 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
372 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
146 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
502 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
503 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
503 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
504 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
504 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
502 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
503 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
503 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
503 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
503 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Samsung The Frame has okay HDR brightness in Game Mode. It's very similar to outside of Game Mode, and even if it gets slightly brighter, it's hard to tell any difference. The EOTF tracks the target curve a bit better with brighter scenes, and there's an even slower roll-off at the peak brightness, so it doesn't lose any details with bright scenes.

This was tested by enabling Game Mode with the same settings as outside of Game Mode, with HDR10+ Gaming set to 'Basic' and the Color Gamut set to 'Auto'.

7.3
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.508%
50% DSE
0.209%
5% Std. Dev.
0.460%
5% DSE
0.106%

The Samsung The Frame TV has some uniformity issues visible towards the bottom right side of the screen. It's noticeable with large areas of light colors, like if you want to display a painting with large areas of white. You don't always see it with most content, though.

7.9
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.904%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The Samsung The Frame 2022 has good black uniformity. There's a bit of backlight bleed and cloudiness towards the center, and sadly it doesn't have a local dimming feature to improve it.

5.7
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
29°
Color Shift
32°
Brightness Loss
33°
Black Level Raise
21°
Gamma Shift
21°

The Samsung The Frame TV has a narrow viewing angle. It means that the image looks inaccurate as you move off to the sides, so if you have it displaying a painting and you walk around, you won't see the same image as if you were right in front.

8.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
3.3%
Indirect Reflections
2.9%
Calculated Direct Reflections
0.4%

The Samsung The Frame has impressive reflection handling. The main difference with this TV versus past Frame TVs or even most standard TVs is that it has a matte finish. It helps it absorb more light and reduce the amount of mirror-like reflections. The matte finish also gives the screen a more canvas-like effect, so artwork on the screen looks more realistic. The main downside to this screen finish compared to glossy TVs is that it introduces some haziness to images, but you have to be sitting close to notice any difference.

8.4
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
2.52
Color dE
1.88
Gamma
1.94
Color Temperature
6,523 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm 2
Gamma Setting
2.2

The Samsung The Frame TV has impressive out-of-the-box accuracy. The white balance and most colors are accurate, but blues and magentas are slightly off. The color temperature is also nearly spot-on with the 6500K target. However, gamma doesn't follow the 2.2 target at all, and most scenes are too bright.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.28
Color dE
1.27
Gamma
2.19
Color Temperature
6,513 K
White Balance Calibration
20 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The Samsung The Frame 2022 has fantastic accuracy after calibration. Calibrating it fixes nearly all issues, but it still has problems with saturated blues, which is typical of LCD panels. Gamma is much better after calibration too.

You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

The Samsung The Frame TV doesn't have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution 480p content, like from DVDs.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content from HD cable channels looks great, without any visible issues.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

The Samsung The Frame upscales 1080p content from Blu-rays without any problems.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

Native 4k content is displayed perfectly on the Samsung The Frame 2022, and there aren't any artifacts.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

The Samsung The Frame TV is a 4k TV that can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
BGR

The Samsung The Frame TV uses a BGR subpixel layout. It has no noticeable impact on picture quality, but it can cause blurry text in some applications when using the TV as a PC monitor. You can read more about it here. Although the matte finish introduces some haziness, it's hard to tell unless you're sitting really close, and text looks good.

7.9
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
87.74%
DCI P3 uv
93.71%
Rec 2020 xy
64.22%
Rec 2020 uv
71.25%

The Samsung The Frame has a very good color gamut. It has excellent coverage of the commonly-used DCI-P3 color space, and the tone mapping is good. However, it has limited coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space, and some greens and blues are off, meaning it's not future-proof because more content will start to use that color space.

7.0
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
77.9%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
36.9%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
60.5%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
28.6%

The Samsung The Frame TV has a decent color volume. It displays bright and dark colors well, but it's limited by the incomplete color gamut.

8.4
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.103
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.113
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.081
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.089

The Samsung The Frame TV has impressive gradient handling. Darker colors like red and green have the most banding, but it's not too bad. There's a Noise Reduction setting that smooths out gradients in real content, but enabling it also causes a loss of fine details with high-quality content.

9.7
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.10%
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00%

The Samsung The Frame 2022 shows some very minor signs of temporary image retention after displaying a static image for an extended period. If you're displaying the same artwork for a while and then switch images, you might still see parts of the image stay on the screen for a few seconds, but it disappears quickly, and it's not permanent.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.

Motion
8.6
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
4.0 ms
100% Response Time
8.5 ms

The Samsung The Frame TV has an excellent overall response time. There's minimal motion blur behind fast-moving objects, but because it has a slow response time with dark transitions, there's black smearing with dark objects.

9.9
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
960 Hz

The Samsung The Frame uses pulse width modulation to dim its backlight at all brightness levels. It flickers at 960Hz in the 'Movie' Picture Mode, which is high enough that you won't notice it. However, it drops down to 120Hz in other modes, including Game Mode, which can cause image duplications or headaches if you're sensitive to flicker.

10
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
Yes
Min Flicker For 60 fps
60 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
Yes
120Hz For 120 fps
Yes
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
60 Hz

The Samsung The Frame TV has an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion. It flickers at either 60Hz or 120Hz, but there's bad crosstalk that results in image duplications. Keep in mind that the BFI scored is based on the frequency at which it flickers and not the performance.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Yes

The Samsung The Frame has a motion interpolation feature to bring lower-frame-rate content up to 120 fps. Like most TVs, it looks fine where there's slow-moving content and characters talking, but there are a ton of artifacts with fast-moving content.

6.4
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
33.2 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
8.2 ms

Due to the quick response time, low-frame-rate content appears to stutter because each frame is held on longer. If this bothers you, try enabling the motion interpolation feature.

10
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The Samsung The Frame TV automatically removes 24p judder from any source, which helps with the appearance of motion in movies.

9.4
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
120 Hz (except 32", 43", 50")
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes (except 32", 43", 50")
HDMI Forum VRR
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC Compatible
Yes
4k VRR Maximum
120 Hz
4k VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1080p VRR Maximum
120 Hz
1080p VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1440p VRR Maximum
120 Hz
1440p VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
HDMI

The larger sizes of this TV have a 120Hz panel with variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. It supports all of the common VRR formats, but for G-SYNC to work, the TV needs to be in PC mode. It supports Low Framerate Compensation to ensure you get a tear-free gaming experience when the frame rate drops below 40 fps. The 32, 43, and 50 inch models are limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and don't support VRR.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.6 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
86.0 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
6.0 ms
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
10.7 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
6.0 ms
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
10.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
10.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
81.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
24.0 ms
4k @ 120Hz
5.9 ms
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The Samsung The Frame TV has low input lag in Game Mode for a responsive gaming experience. You can also enable the motion interpolation feature in Game Mode, and while it increases the input lag, it's still low enough for casual gamers. It has an input lag of 31.7 ms when interpolating 30 fps content up to 60 fps.

9.6
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The Samsung The Frame TV supports all common resolutions up to 4k @ 120Hz. It also displays clear text with proper chroma 4:4:4 with all its supported resolutions except for 1440p @ 120Hz, as text looks blurry with that signal. Keep in mind that the 43 and 50-inch models are limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, and the 32-inch model has a 1080p resolution, so not all signals are supported on these models.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The PS5 and Xbox Series X work without issue on the Samsung The Frame 2022, and it has Auto Low Latency Mode that doesn't need any settings to be enabled. For 1440p @ 120Hz to work on the Xbox Series X, you need to put the TV into PC Mode with Game Mode enabled for low input lag.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes
Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
Yes
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 4)
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Even if some websites advertise that all four HDMI inputs support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, the only port to support HDMI 2.1on the larger sizes is HDMI 4, while the other ports support HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. HDMI 4 supports 40 Gbps of bandwidth, which is enough to display 4k @ 120Hz signals with chroma 4:4:4 in 10-bit HDR. The 32, 43, and 50 inch models don't have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. Like other Samsung TVs, this TV supports HDR10+, but not Dolby Vision, a common HDR format for streaming services, meaning you'll be limited to HDR10 instead. Lastly, the TV supports ATSC 1.0 and not 3.0, meaning you can't stream over-the-air 4k channels.

Inputs
Input Photos

You need to connect all inputs to the One Connect box, and there's a slot in the back of the TV to plug in the box. There's also a USB-C port on the back, which you can use to connect a compatible webcam, and you can't use it for media playback.

Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 3)
eARC support
Yes
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
Yes
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
No

All variants of the Samsung The Frame TV support eARC on HDMI 3, which allows you to pass high-quality audio to a compatible receiver. It supports Dolby Digital and Dolby Atmos signals. Because it doesn't support DTS or DTS:X signals, you'll need to connect your device to your receiver instead of the TV if the content you're watching uses this audio format.

Sound Quality
6.8
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
100.79 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
2.71 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.22 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
6.17 dB
Max
91.8 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
5.02 dB

The Samsung The Frame 2022 has an alright frequency response. It gets loud, and dialogue sounds clear at moderate listening levels, but there are more artifacts at the max volume. Also, it doesn't produce much bass, so get a soundbar or dedicated speakers for the best sound possible.

6.3
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.480
Weighted THD @ Max
1.237
IMD @ 80
5.61%
IMD @ Max
13.34%

The Samsung The Frame TV has mediocre distortion handling. There isn't too much at lower listening levels, but it increases at the max volume.

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Tizen
Version 2022
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
5 s
Advanced Options
Many

The Samsung The Frame TV comes with the same Tizen interface as other Samsung TVs, which is user-friendly and has a full page to display all the apps. Navigating through the menus is smooth, but it takes up to a minute for the TV to open.

You have access to Samsung's Art Store to download artwork and it comes with over 60 paintings by default, but you need to pay a subscription to download other paintings. You can also upload photos and save them directly to the TV, which has about 7 GB of free storage space.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Unfortunately, there are ads throughout the interface, and there's no way to disable them.

8.5
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The Samsung app store has a ton of apps you can download. As aforementioned, there's an Art Store to download paintings, but you need to buy a subscription for it. This TV also supports Google Duo to make video calls with a compatible webcam.

8.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes
Remote App Samsung SmartThings

The Samsung The Frame TV comes with the typical Samsung remote, but it's white instead of black. It has shortcut buttons to popular streaming services, and the built-in mic gives you access to Google Assistant, Bixby, and Alexa so you can open apps and change inputs. The remote doesn't need disposable batteries, and instead, you can either charge it via USB-C or the solar panel on the back.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button on the bottom right side. It lets you turn the TV On/Off, change the channels and inputs, or adjust the volume.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote control
  • Power cable
  • One Connect cable
  • Equipment for Slim-Fit Wall Mount
  • Cable management hooks
  • User guides and manuals
Not Shown:
  • One Connect Box

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 65 W
Power Consumption (Max) 173 W
Firmware 1098

The power consumption in Art Mode is 84 W.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 65-inch Samsung The Frame 2022, and the results are valid for the 55-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch models. The 43-inch and 50-inch models have a 60Hz refresh rate and don't support a variable refresh rate, but besides gaming, they should still perform similarly. The 32-inch model also has a lower 1080p resolution, so it performs differently. Keep in mind that with Samsung TVs, the last four letters of the model code (in this case FXZA) vary between regions and even between retailers.

The Samsung The Frame comes with black bezels by default, but you can buy different colored bezels that you put on top of the regular ones. Not all sizes are available in the same colors, which you can see below.

Size US Model Short Model Code Resolution Refresh Rate Variable Refresh Rate Frame Colors
32" QN32LS03BBFXZA  QN32LS03BB 1080p 60Hz No Lemon 
43" QN43LS03BAFXZA QN43LS03BA 4k 60Hz No  Brown, Teak, White
50" QN50LS03BAFXZA QN50LS03BA 4k  60Hz No  Brown, Teak, White
55" QN55LS03BAFXZA QN50LS03BA 4k 120Hz Yes  Brown, Teak, White, Red
65" QN65LS03BAFXZA QN65LS03BA 4k 120Hz Yes Brown, Teak, White, Red 
75" QN75LS03BAFXZA QN75LS03BA 4k 120Hz Yes  Brown, Teak, White
85" QN85LS03BAFXZA  QN85LS03BA 4k 120Hz Yes  Brown, White, Beige

If you come across a different type of panel or your Samsung The Frame TV doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between units.

Our unit was manufactured in March 2022; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Samsung The Frame is a good overall TV that's unique because it's designed to sit as part of your décor by displaying artwork. The matte finish gives it a different look than the Samsung The Frame 2021, and you won't get distracting mirror-like reflections. In terms of its overall picture quality, there are better TVs that you can get for cheaper, but if you're set on getting this TV to double as a piece of art, it's better than past Frame Series models.

See our recommendations for the best 4k TVs, the best smart TVs, and the best Samsung TVs.

Samsung QN90A QLED
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85" 98"

The Samsung QN90A QLED and the Samsung The Frame 2022 QLED are different types of TVs from different lineups. The QN90A is the flagship QLED TV, and while they both use QLED technology, the QN90A uses Mini LED backlighting and has a local dimming feature to provide great black levels and make small highlights pop. The QN90A also gets much brighter in SDR, so it combats glare, but The Frame has a different screen finish with fewer mirror-like reflections. They both have the same gaming features, but the QN90A has four HDMI 2.1 inputs, while The Frame is limited to one.

Samsung The Frame 2021
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Samsung The Frame 2022 QLED is a newer version of the Samsung The Frame 2021. Both TVs are very similar overall, and the main difference is that the 2022 model has a different screen coating. The 2022 version has a matte finish, while the 2021 version has a semi-glossy finish. The matte finish reduces the intensity of mirror-like reflections and makes the screen look more like a realistic piece of art. The 2022 TV also has better out-of-the-box accuracy, but other than that, both TVs are very similar.

Samsung The Frame 2020
32" 43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

The Samsung The Frame 2020 and the Samsung The Frame 2022 QLED are similar TVs. The main difference is that the 2022 model has a matte screen finish that makes the TV look more like a piece of art, and it has much better reflection handling. It also has better out-of-the-box accuracy and it has improved gradient handling.

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