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Samsung UN55LS03NAFXZA (USA version)

SCORE:
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Highlights

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

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Overview

Samsung UN55LS03NAFXZA was introduced in 2018. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 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 UHD Mastering Engine picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung UN55LS03NAFXZA TV 91 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
64
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
89
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
91

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung UN55LS03NAFXZA.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  HLG
  AMD Freesync™
  2K HFR
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
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)

Selected Features

VA Panel

Samsung UN55LS03NAFXZA 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 UN55LS03NAFXZA 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 UN55LS03NAFXZA.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesLS03N The Frame
ModelUN55LS03NAFXZA
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2018
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
DesignFrame Edge
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
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 Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2
Speaker TypeDownfiring + Bass reflex
Speaker Poer Rating4 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 Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
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
Dcor 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)80 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.6" x 27.9" x 1.7"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.6" x 29.6" x 7.9"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)54" x 33.4" x 9.3"
One Connect Box
No Gap Wall-Mount Included
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand41 lbs
Weight With Stand42.1 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)68.3 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1850A

Successor

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


UPGRADES Samsung QN55LS03RAFXZA vs Samsung UN55LS03NAFXZA
Viewing Angle Wide Viewing Angle vs
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits
Higher Color Depth 1.07 Billion vs 16.7 Million
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 QN55LS03RAFXZA vs Samsung UN55LS03NAFXZA
Less RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 1 vs 2

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QN55LS03RAFXZA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung UN55LS03NAFXZA vs Samsung QN55LS03RAFXZA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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