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Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
92
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Quantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA was introduced in 2019. It has a QLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. AMD Freesync™ allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful Quantum Processor 4K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA TV 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
76
OTHER FEATURES
93
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
92
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   HDR10+
👍   HLG
👍   AMD Freesync™
👍   2K HFR
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
CONS
👎   Edge LED
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No DTS Digital Surround
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 LS03R The Frame series is 2018 LS03N The Frame series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA vs Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits
Higher Color Depth 1.07 Billion vs 16.7 Million
AMD Freesync™ vs
2K HFR vs
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K vs UHD Mastering Engine
Dialog Enhancement vs
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor vs
Works with Alexa vs
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch) vs
Far-Field Interaction vs
Decor Mode vs
RealVideo vs

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA vs Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA
Less RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 1 vs 2

For this comparison we chose 43" version of the predecessor - model UN43LS03NAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA vs Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Technology

Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA is a Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV which has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content.

VA Panel

Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

HDR10

Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

HDR10+

This TV also supports HDR10+ which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesLS03R The Frame
ModelQN43LS03RAFXZA
Size43"
CountryUSA
Release Year2019
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeQLED
DesignFrame Edge
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
LED TypeEdge LED
Dual LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
ContrastMega Contrast
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 4x
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
Blacks
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency120 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0
Speaker Poer Rating2 x 10 W
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound
Q-Symphony
Dialog Enhancement
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
Active Voice Amplifier
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
Chromecast
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browser
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Far-Field Interaction
Teletext
Closed Captions
PVR Function Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean View
Ambient Mode
Dcor Mode
Motion Detection
ConnectShare™
Embedded POP
Real Game Enhancer+
Game Mode
Art Mode
Art Store
USB HID Support
Gallery Mode
360 VR
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Time Shift
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog Tuner
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM Radio
GENERAL
Power Supply110 -120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)72 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)38.1" x 21.9" x 1.7"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)38.1" x 23.6" x 7.9"
Stand Size0.9" x 5.7" x 7.9"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)43.5" x 27.3" x 9.3"
One Connect Box
One Connect Box Size (W x H x D)15.4" x 2.6" x 5.1"
No Gap Wall-Mount Included
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand25.4 lbs
Weight With Stand26.5 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)48.9 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1950C

Successor

The 2019 LS03R The Frame series has a successor - 2020 LS03T The Frame series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung QN43LS03TAFXZA vs Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Adaptive Picture vs
Active Voice Amplifier vs
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
Embedded POP vs

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN43LS03TAFXZA vs Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA
Lower Panel Bit Depth 8 bits vs 10 bits
Lower Color Depth 16.7 Million vs 1.07 Billion
AMD Freesync™ vs
Depth Enhancement vs Auto Depth Enhancer
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor vs
Less USB Inputs 2 vs 3

For this comparison we chose 43" version of the successor - model QN43LS03TAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA vs Samsung QN43LS03TAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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