Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA Review and Specs

Samsung UN43LS03NAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
73

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

DISPLAY
72
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
30
OTHER FEATURES
72
CONNECTIVITY
72
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
73

Pros and Cons

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

The TV has strengths such as Color Depth, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. 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 AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no 2K 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 👍
CONS
LED Type 👎
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K 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) 👎

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
Country VersionUSA
SeriesLS03N The Frame
ModelUN43LS03NAFXZA
Release Year2018
Size43"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
DesignFrame Edge
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Dual LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
ContrastMega Contrast
Color
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits
Color Depth16.7 Million
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorUHD Mastering Engine
UpscalingUHD Upscaling
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 Type and ConfigurationDownfiring + Bass reflex
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
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
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 ) Inputs2
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
Decor Mode
Motion Detection
ConnectShare™
Embedded POP
Real Game Enhancer+
Game Mode
Art Mode
Art Store
USB HID Support
Gallery Mode
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)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 Box
No Gap Wall-Mount Included
VESA Dimensions (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 Freesync™
2K HFR
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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