Samsung QN49LS03RAFXZA Review and Specs

Samsung QN49LS03RAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
79

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 QN49LS03RAFXZA Overview

Samsung QN49LS03RAFXZA 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 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 QN49LS03RAFXZA TV 79 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
79
VIDEO FEATURES
83
AUDIO FEATURES
48
OTHER FEATURES
81
CONNECTIVITY
79
FORMAT SUPPORT
78
OVERALL
79

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QN49LS03RAFXZA.

The TV has strengths such as Color Depth, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, AMD Freesync™, 2K HFR and Bluetooth Audio Playback. And it has weaknesses sush as LED Type, Limited Viewing Angle, no 3D Capability, no Dolby Vision, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, Weak Picture Processor, no Filmmaker Mode, Few Speaker Channels, no Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, no Active Voice Amplifier, no WiSA Ready, Real Game Enhancer+ and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
HDR10+ 👍
HLG 👍
AMD Freesync™ 👍
2K HFR 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
CONS
LED Type 👎
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
Weak Picture Processor 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
Few Speaker Channels 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
DTS Digital Surround 👎
No Active Voice Amplifier 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
Real Game Enhancer+ 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

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 QN49LS03RAFXZA Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA
Backlight Type QLED LED
AMD Freesync™
2K HFR
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 QN49LS03RAFXZA vs Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QN49LS03RAFXZA 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 QN49LS03RAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
Country VersionUSA
SeriesLS03R The Frame
ModelQN49LS03RAFXZA
Release Year2019
Size49"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
DesignFrame Edge
Actual Size (Diagonal)48.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
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 Power 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 ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
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
Decor 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)75 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)43.3" x 24.9" x 1.7"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)43.3" x 26.5" x 7.9"
Stand Size0.9" x 5.7" x 7.9"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)49.1" x 30.4" 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 Dimensions (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand30.4 lbs
Weight With Stand31.5 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)54.2 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 QN50LS03TAFXZA Samsung QN49LS03RAFXZA
Filmmaker Mode
Active Voice Amplifier

DOWNGRADES Samsung QN50LS03TAFXZA Samsung QN49LS03RAFXZA
AMD Freesync™

For this comparison we chose 50" version of the successor - model QN50LS03TAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QN49LS03RAFXZA vs Samsung QN50LS03TAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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