Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA Review and Specs
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Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
92

Highlights

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

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Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA Overview

Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD 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 Freesyncโ„ข 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
92
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 ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Full-Array Local Dimming ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Limited Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 LS03R The Frame series is 2018 LS03N The Frame series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA
Backlight Type QLED LED
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ” โœ–
2K HFR โœ” โœ–
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K UHD Mastering Engine

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 Display with VA Panel

Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA has a QLED display which is a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light. Quantum dot displays are capable of producing wider color gamut compared to OLED displays and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. And together with Vertical Alignment (VA) type panel their contrast is comparable to the OLED displays with nearly perfect black levels.

Detailed Specifications

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

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryUSA
Series 2LS03R The Frame
ModelQN43LS03RAFXZA
Release Year2019
Size43"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
DesignFrame Edge
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Dual LEDโœ–
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
ContrastMega Contrast
ColorQuantum Dot Color (100% Color Volume)
Viewing Angleโœ–
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ”
Dolby Visionโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR 4x
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ”
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorQuantum Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI
Blacksโœ–
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency120 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Depth Enhancementโœ” Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Pictureโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0
Speaker Power Rating2 x 10 W
Multiroom Linkโœ”
Bluetooth Headset Supportโœ”
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby AC-4โœ–
DTS Digital Surroundโœ–
Object Tracking Soundโœ–
Q-Symphonyโœ–
Dialog Enhancementโœ”
Audio Pre-selection Descriptorโœ”
Active Voice Amplifierโœ–
WiSA Readyโœ–
Bluetooth Audio Playbackโœ”
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
Chromecastโœ–
Virtual AssistantSamsung Bixby, Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)โœ”
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ–
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ–
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ”
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browserโœ”
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Far-Field Interactionโœ”
Teletextโœ–
Closed Captionsโœ”
PVR Functionโœ” Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean Viewโœ”
Ambient Modeโœ”
D้cor Modeโœ”
Motion Detectionโœ”
ConnectShareโ„ขโœ”
Embedded POPโœ–
Real Game Enhancer+โœ–
Game Modeโœ”
Art Modeโœ”
Art Storeโœ”
USB HID Supportโœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
360 VRโœ”
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ”
DivXโœ–
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ–
RealVideoโœ”
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ”
VP8โœ”
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ”
VROโœ”
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ”
ALACโœ”
APEโœ”
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ–
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ”
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ–
Analog Tunerโœ”
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
FM Radioโœ–
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 Boxโœ”
One Connect Box Size (W x H x D)15.4" x 2.6" x 5.1"
No Gap Wall-Mountโœ” Included
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
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 major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung QN43LS03TAFXZA Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA
Filmmaker Mode โœ” โœ–
Active Voice Amplifier โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN43LS03TAFXZA Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ– โœ”

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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