Samsung The Frame TV Review

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The Samsung 55” Class The Frame QLED Smart 4k UHD TV


Our Samsung Frame TV Review:

If you want to elevate your living room design, mount your TV! Keeping walls and surfaces clear helps your space appear neat and tidy. In the past, I embraced the eyesore that are cords!! Chargers and long cords have taken over – they are everywhere and can interrupt a beautiful room redesign. The worst offender is the living room with the TV, gaming consoles, routers, etc. There were cords coming out of every direction and it was getting harder and harder to hide them.

Enter: Samsung Frame TV

What is the Frame TV?

I can honestly say this TV is the answer to my prayers! The Frame TV is exactly what it sounds like – a completely functional and top of the line television while it is on, and when you turn it off, it is a stunning frame that features beautiful art!

Let’s be real – I bought it because it’s beautiful. I don’t really care about all of the technical specs of the TV. All I know is that it lets me stream Friends and my husband was really happy with the quality!

You can see Mallory’s styled here!

About The Frame

The TV comes with the black frame by default but you can purchase the other colors separately. Mallory and I both have the beige and LOVE IT! It is really versatile but also we also considered the white.

How does The Frame TV work?

When the TV is off, it transforms into a painting! It almost appears paper-like which is so crazy! It has a specific ambient light so the art is shown at just the right brightness! Your guests will never know it is a TV if it is off! You’re no longer left to look at just a giant square on your wall. 

There are about 100 different art options already loaded onto your TV when it arrives! Mallory found an art piece she loved from the preloaded gallery but I fell in love with this one from their art store. You purchase directly from the Samsung Frame TV and it automatically loads. You can also have personal or family photos if you’d prefer!

Mounting your Frame TV:

Mounting this beauty is as simple as it gets, the finished product leaves no wires or messy cords running from the TV that is visible to the eye. It comes with a “zero gap” wall mount so that the TV lays completely flat against the wall if you install a recessed outlet and run the cord behind the wall. This is what I feel like makes the biggest difference from a design perspective – the Samsung Frame TV doesn’t stick out at all! 

There is a single, very thin, invisible cord that runs to a small black box (that comes with the TV) that houses all of the electrical components. The box is super slim and easy to hide which is how it appears “cordless”.

NOTE: The 30 inch and the 50inch do not come with the invisible cord**

Do we love it?

1000% YES. I am so so happy with this purchase! I absolutely love the design and function and my living room wouldn’t be the same without it! I would eventually like to replace other TVs in my house with this one when budget allows!


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    January 19, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Can you share what settings you use to make it look like art? I can’t get mine to look right.. it looks like a turned on tv regardless of what I do.

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    June 20, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Am guessing you haven’t configured the light sensor properly. In a dark corner, it will always look like a TV.

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    Louis Vest
    June 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

    I was surprised to find that there is no ability to set up a slide show for one’s own photography work. You can upload photos, but the “slideshow” has a minimum of 10 minutes per image on automatic and no ability to use the control to skip from image to image. This is basic programming and there are lots of complaints on the forums about it, but no acknowledgement from Samsung.

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      November 19, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      Are there other TVs where you can set up a slideshow of your own images and videos? I’m interested in playing my own videos from a USB stick in the TV or a local file system. I want to loop through a folder or playlist, with transitions an stuff like that. I liked Photo Gallery & Screensaver on Android TV but it tries to cache all of the USB images to internal memory and when that memory fills up the TV stops responding.

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        May 28, 2021 at 10:19 am

        That’s a bummer! We have a homemade one now that rotates every minute and it’s great. Was just about to thin this was a great solution to make it look better, but I guess not.

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        May 28, 2021 at 10:58 am

        It looks like the LG may have this feature? Having trouble finding the details but it says you can set the speed of the slideshow.

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    July 8, 2020 at 8:07 am

    FYI the 32″ and 50″ models do NOT come with an invisible cable. They come with an absolutely ridiculous “OneConnect” cable which is thick, grey, bulky, and far worse than a standard HDMI + power cable combo. This eliminates the entire point of trying to hide the tv .

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    January 17, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    I ended up returning the tv because of that ridiculous side box sometimes we just don’t have a place to put it so ended up with an LG oled way better solution same gallery concept

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      February 17, 2021 at 8:25 am

      Hi Maria,
      Can you clarify the ‘gallery concept’? Sounds like maybe one does not really need a ‘frame’ tv if the ‘show a pic when off’ is available in the OLED.

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