a 2022 preview of Samsung’s The Frame QLED 4K display.
Preliminary Verdict: The Frame’s original objective of maximizing the visual quality of artwork and photographs on television is accomplished by Samsung’s newest flagship TV. Given the specialized nature and relatively high price of the TV, it makes sense that those who want to stream TV shows and movies are advised to look for a different TV in the company’s lineup.
a panel that successfully reduces glare.
a color depth that is extraordinary.
There are numerous sizes offered.
The shadow detail in movies is insufficient.
Off-center viewing is the norm.
more expensive than comparable TVs;.
The best models available in the Lifestyle series from Samsung are The Frame QLED 4K TVs. Frame TVs use Quantum Dot technology, which enables the company’s high-end TVs to have a wider color gamut, despite the “Lifestyle” moniker possibly having some performance implications.
An anti-glare material was applied to the model’s screen in 2022, allowing you to view more pictures and images when the TV is set to the Art mode. It is a critical component made to persuade design-conscious viewers to pick The Frame over the company’s other TVs.
Along with learning more about the new The Frame and a number of other TVs from the manufacturer for 2022, including the new S95B QD-OLED, we had the chance to take a tour of Samsung’s facility in Northern New Jersey. The 2021 The Frame, which has the same 65-inch diagonal, was also provided by Samsung for the benchmark testing in order to highlight the differences.
Based on our actual experience, the new Samsung The Frame in 2022 will be the best Lifestyle TV ever.
Prices and available inventory.
Samsung’s 2022 TV lineup includes the familiar 65-inch The Frame model. In place of a large black rectangle when the TV is not in use, The Frame is designed for users who prefer to view artwork or family photos. From 32 inches to giant 85-inch screens, it is offered in a range of screen sizes. It is encouraging to see, given the situation, that the suggested retail price has largely stayed consistent with the lineup from the previous year. As Samsung has refuted all rumors that it will leave the Russian market, the only thing standing in the way of TV entry are logistical issues.
The Frame TVs’ current prices for 2022 are shown in the table below.
The price of a 32-inch version of the Frame is $599 (45000r + VAT).
In 2022, the price of the Frame in 43 inches will be $899 (67500r + VAT).
The price of “The Frame 50” is $1199 (plus VAT for 2022).
The 55-inch The Frame (2022) costs $1499 (112500r plus VAT).
The Frame 65-inch (2022) is available for $1799 (135,000 rubles + VAT).
For the 75-inch The Frame, the price in 2022 will be $2799 (210,000 rubles + VAT).
The 85-inch The Frame will be offered in 2022 for $3,999 (300,000 rubles plus VAT).
Excellent 2022 Frame has active backlighting and matte anti-glare display.
style and characteristics.
The Samsung Frame TVs include a basic desktop stand in addition to a wall mount that is integrated into the TV’s frame. Although the screen is framed in a thin black bezel, you should choose one of the company’s custom bezels, which are available for an additional cost in seven modern design colors, to get the full impact of an artwork.
It has already been stated how significant Art Mode is on The Frame TVs. You can use it to display your own photos, an assortment of already-downloaded still images, or one of the 1,400 digital artworks that you can download from the Samsung Art Store for $4.99 ($375 + VAT) per month. The level of detail in photographs and illustrations with matte screen film coverage is extremely high (just like the texture of the brushstrokes in an oil painting), and it also significantly lessens screen glare. The TV is turned on by movement, which activates it automatically in art mode.
Edge-lit LCD panels with quantum pixels are used in Samsung’s The Frame TVs, with the exception of the art mode, to achieve “100% color volume.”. “. The precision of 99.7% Rec was verified by our own measurements. DCI-P3 coverage for 709 (HDTV) is 92 percent.
The Frame TVs also feature Samsung Quantum 4K processors, which support HDR10, HLG, and HDR10+ high dynamic range formats. Dolby Vision support is not provided, as it was with earlier Samsung TVs.
The remote control for the Samsung TV has been made simpler for 2022.
Although we haven’t had a chance to give the company’s Tizen Smart TV interface a thorough evaluation, it appears to be quite entertaining. Favorite apps can be arranged to be accessible with the Samsung remote in the screen’s horizontal center app bar, though. Samsung has made significant strides in this area to make its remote controls simpler for the typical user. The drawback is that even small brightness and contrast changes in the TV’s system menu require more than ten clicks for a user who frequently makes panel adjustments, such as a TV browser.
When The Frame was seen in a full screen test pattern that was entirely white, there were no color blotches or brightness dips from the center to the edges of the panel; there was only a brilliant and consistent white. This is encouraging for displaying photos and artwork because they naturally benefit from a matte screen finish, even when the room’s overhead lighting is on or the window blinds are open. Additionally, we discovered that, despite the fact that images appear stunning when viewed directly, brightness uniformity declines when viewed from angles farther than +/- 15 degrees from the center, which is a common issue with LCD panels.
Additionally, modifications have enhanced Filmmaker’s capacity to accurately reproduce colors. The image’s maximum brightness goes from 307 nits in static mode to 570 nits in dynamic mode. In order to put these figures into perspective, consider that the best LED-backlit LCD panels can achieve peak brightness levels of up to 2,000 nits, while the typical OLED TV should have levels similar to those displayed here.
There is one more piece of information for gamers: input lag on The Frame’s benchmark was respectable at 11.8 milliseconds with a 4K test signal and 13.2 milliseconds with a 1080p source. In spite of the TV’s HDMI 4 port supporting 4K/120Hz video input, we were unable to play any games during our sneak peek. ).
The Frame 2022 creates a consistent image when viewed straight on, but colors become less saturated when viewed off-center.
We tested some 4K Blu-Ray discs there because the relatively low light output (by LCD standards) made it clear that The Frame would look good in a movie with the curtains drawn and the overhead lights off. No Time To Die’s opening scene, which is set in warm Italy, appears tidy and new. Natural skin tones and white highlights displayed a high level of detail, and colors were moderately vibrant. Other, brighter Samsung TVs, like the QN90B 4K QLED and S95B QD-OLED, that we’ve also seen at the company’s facility, didn’t have the same visual impact as The Frame did.
The Frame’s treatment of gloomy scenes in the movies was much worse. There was a definite lack of shadow detail, even in Filmmaker mode. This has also become clear when watching relatively dark movies like Dune, especially in scenes like the one where the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother tests Paul Atreides. We saw yet another black wall, not more information about the dark background. In watching Batman, the same is true. Despite occasionally appearing bright enough, the majority of the film’s dark scenes frequently made the details difficult to see.
The 40-watt, 2-channel integrated audio system at The Frame satisfied our needs in terms of sound. As long as the dialogue is audible, connecting to an external soundbar will undoubtedly improve the sound quality. (Samsung Q-Symphony, a function that enables one of the company’s soundbars to play in unison with the speakers, is included with the Frame TVs. A different method of streaming audio is provided by wireless Bluetooth output.
an initial evaluation.
The Frame is a fantastic option for a casual TV that has an especially impressive effect when viewing art and photography, as demonstrated by our initial hands-on experience with it. This series was created by Samsung as part of the Lifestyle project, and that is why Samsung chose to focus on it. If you just attach one of the optional “frames” provided by the manufacturer, hang it on the wall, and upload a piece of ancient art, you won’t be able to tell the TV from the artwork right away.