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Samsung The Frame (2020) Review Rundown

SamsungPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 54%
Pros**
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), and Quantum HDR
  • Rich color reproduction
Cons**
  • 8-bit display panel
  • Lacks VESA mount

Summary

Samsung The Frame 2020 is an overall good TV that's designed to blend into your decor and to showcase beautiful works of art when the TV is idle. Contrast ratio and peak brightness are significantly improved in this 2020 model, making it a good choice for watching HDR content. Its exceptional contrast ratio makes it a fantastic choice for gaming in the dark, and the TV can deliver a good HDR experience thanks to its great color gamut and decent HDR peak brightness. Sadly, its viewing angles are just as poor and there's no local dimming.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Frame 2020 is a good TV for most uses. It delivers good picture quality for most content, and it provides an excellent gaming experience thanks to its low input lag and VRR support. Its VA panel has a high native contrast ratio, which is great for watching in dark rooms. Unfortunately, it doesn't have local dimming, and its poor viewing angles make it less suitable for wide seating arrangements.
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Pros[**]
  • High native contrast ratio
  • Great peak brightness
  • Low input lag
  • Excellent black uniformity
Cons[**]
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Mediocre peak brightness and low response time

techhive[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from techhive have found the following[***]:
The Frame uses a rectangular replaceable bezel that juts out slightly beyond the 60Hz, 10-bit, 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) LCD panel. The back is completely flat, with a recess where the included, shallow-profile wall mount is attached. Connectivity includes four HDMI ports, two USB ports, ethernet, coaxial (for a TV antenna), digital optical (Toslink) audio output, and a 3.5mm RS232C jack for integration.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent viewing angles and screen conformity
  • Very good color accuracy
  • Excellent Smart Hub user interface
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as Android TV
  • No HDR10 support

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
, and you will need to upgrade to a paid monthly subscription to get a wider variety of paintings and the like – but there's plenty of other background fodder to use without paying a penny. Art Mode uses around 30% of the power that streaming a movie on Netflix would, meaning it's not as eco-friendly as simply turning the TV off. Ambient Mode is also well worth a look, utilizing – you guessed it – ‘ambient' animations and customizable color gradients.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent upscaling
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • Dolby Atmos isn’t as good as some
  • No Dolby Vision or HDR10+

References

1. ^ Samsung The Frame 2020 TV Review. rtings. 2020-06-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Samsung The Frame 4K UHD TV review: Refining the art of wall-art TV. techhive. 2020-11-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Samsung The Frame TV (2020) review. techradar. 2020-10-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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