Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA Review and Specs
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Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
89

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • UHD Mastering Engine Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA Overview

Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA was introduced in 2018. 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. Its powerful UHD Mastering Engine picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA TV 89 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
89
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
60
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
89
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
89

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth 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 AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K 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

Selected Features

VA Panel

Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA 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.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryUSA
Series 2LS03N The Frame
ModelUN43LS03NAFXZA
Release Year2018
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 TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Dual LEDโœ–
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
ContrastMega Contrast
Colorโœ–
Viewing Angleโœ–
Panel Bit Depth8 bits
Color Depth16.7 Million
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ”
Dolby Visionโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorUHD Mastering Engine
UpscalingUHD Upscaling
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 TypeDownfiring + Bass reflex
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–
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
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 ) Inputs2
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”
D้cor Modeโœ–
Motion Detectionโœ”
ConnectShareโ„ขโœ”
Embedded POPโœ–
Real Game Enhancer+โœ–
Game Modeโœ”
Art Modeโœ”
Art Storeโœ”
USB HID Supportโœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
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)59 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"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)43.5" x 27.3" x 9.3"
One Connect Boxโœ”
No Gap Wall-Mountโœ” Included
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand24.7 lbs
Weight With Stand25.8 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)48.3 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1850A

Successor

The 2018 LS03N The Frame series has a successor - 2019 LS03R The Frame series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


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 successor - model QN43LS03RAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA vs Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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