Overall, The Frame is a well thought-out TV model that also has something to offer beyond its unique design. One of its strengths is undoubtedly its motion handling, which unfortunately has little value in Art Mode. Compared to the previous year’s model, hardly any serious differences can be found and in many of its features it is very similar to the Samsung Q70A. The 43-inch version is only useful for its Art Mode due to some technical cutouts, as its size makes it to be integrated into a picture wall. Still, it’s questionable why Samsung doesn’t rely on its Ultra Viewing Angle layer with this model, to compensate for the limited viewing angle, or install an IPS panel like they did on the Samsung QN85A. With such means, the TV would have passed as a real art object.
If you don’t care so much about the different designs and are looking for an allrounder, you will probably be able to find a cheaper one. Other models are definitely ahead in terms of gaming as well. However, if you want a TV where the design is really important and which also offers a decent picture, with good motion handling at the same time, you will definitely find it with this TV. Nevertheless, Samsung’s The Frame 2021 is only equipped with all features from 55 inches upwards.
Due to the main focus on the design, savings are made elsewhere. That being said, this is a 2021 model which brings along the most important details for a lifestyle TV of this year. And who can claim that you can directly watch your favorite series on the picture in the living room?