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Samsung The Serif QE50LS01: Nice for design and performance

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Samsung continues to improve its catalog of televisions by implementing updates to some models that came out in past years, which may seem like a long shot, however, so far they have done a decent job. Proof of this is the Samsung The Serif QE50LS01 that combines medium and high-end features, generating an important balance especially for those who want a good quality television without the price being an exaggeration. It seems to us an interesting model that is worth analyzing in more detail.

Technical characteristics

SPECS
Make model Samsung The Serif QE50LS01
Size 50″ (127cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 40Hz / 120Hz (Hertz)
Backlight EdgeLED
SmartTV Yes Tizen 6.5
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D Nope
usb recorder Yes
tuners
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • 4 x 10W (watts)
  • 4.0CH
  • Active Voice Amplifier
  • Adaptive Sound+
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • OTS-Lite
  • Multiroom Link
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 749.3 x 1254.7 x 220.9mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 1236.9 x 1254.7 x 482.6mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 26.4kg / 27.5kg
VESA compatibility Nope
HDMI ports 4
USB ports two
other connectors
  • dlna
  • EthernetRJ45
  • Satellite input (F-type female)
  • optical audio output
  • Antenna (RF)
IC+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category G
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • current cable
  • user’s Guide

Other sizes: Samsung The Serif QE43LS01

Exterior design of the Samsung The Serif QE50LS01BBUXXC

Samsung The Serif QE50LS01 design

We see a very different appearance to what we are used to, therefore, it ends up being an aspect that attracts a lot of attention

A main difference of this version compared to others is the design, which changes a lot and integrates details that we will only see in the Samsung The Serif QE50LS01BBUXXC . You may or may not like the aesthetics, what we cannot deny is that it generates interest because it is not so common.

The first thing to consider is its 50-inch size that, with the special support that it includes, has total dimensions of 1236.9 x 1254.7 x 482.6 mm and a total weight of 27.5 kg , being a slightly large television, therefore, it will look better in bedrooms or living rooms. similar measures.

Despite being a model in appearance not so large, the fact that it has a long base makes it change considerably in that sense. Now the front part does not seem so striking , since unlike other televisions here we have thicker bezels on the screen.

In fact, the useful space will be 72%, which could currently seem like a difficulty when viewing content, however, it does not affect too much either. The rear part is more pleasant due to the less bulky space it uses , in addition, we note a resistant construction.

connectivity

The most interesting thing about this section is the inclusion of four HDMI 2.1 inputs that by version improve the performance of almost any compatible device, although we notice it more when connecting consoles. As if that were not enough, they include the enhancement formats VRR , HFR , ALLM and eARC .

However, not everything is perfect and it only integrates two USB 2.0 ports that come in handy to play photos, music and videos from compatible units, in addition, it maintains the recording feature that is always positive, however, they could be a higher version.

Other interesting connections of the Samsung QE50LS01BBUXXC are the optical output for audio, the satellite input, the Ethernet port and an antenna socket. It includes compatibility with DVB-T2/C/S2 tuners , although it also works with the first ones if they get busy.

One of the main attractions is found in the wireless connectivity that Wi-Fi Direct gives us to connect to the internet from a distance, likewise, it already has Bluetooth 5.2 that greatly improves data transmission. To this add that it includes DLNA and NFC .

Image quality and functions in general of the Samsung The Serif QE50LS01

The Samsung The Serif QE50LS01 comes with an acceptable image that starts from its 4K resolution that seeks to improve the details to display content closer to realism, however, there are certain factors that prevent this a bit and we see more regular scenes.

The most notorious ends up being that it integrates an Edge LED backlight that is not characterized precisely by its power, in fact, it has a poor local dimming that denotes its difficulties in very dark or bright environments, in addition, it offers a low black level .

Luckily, it includes a VA panel that offers certain improvements, for example, it delivers higher contrast and brightness levels, therefore, black and white have a little more purity. Likewise, viewing dark scenes is slightly more comfortable and there are no lateral light leaks.

As disadvantages we note that colors can be transmitted with somewhat less fidelity and precision. Also the viewing angles get a bit worse. The good thing is that this television offers a good amount of improvements for the image having options for all the parameters.

Highlighting technologies such as Adaptive Picture , Contrast Enhancer , Quantum Dot Color and Noise Reduction that greatly improve the final quality. As if that were not enough, we will also find compatibility with other functions to continue improving the image along with the experience.

We are talking about HDR10 + , HDR10 + Adaptive , HDR10 + Gaming and Quantum HDR , yes, to experience the improvement the content has to be compatible. We also highlight the maximum frequency at 120 Hz that is accompanied by Motion Xcelerator Turbo + for very fluid movements.

Sound

The audio seems quite good to us, since it integrates four speakers that together provide 40W of power, which will be acceptable for the demands of current content. In addition, they implement high-quality enhancement technologies that further improve dialogue and ambient sound.

Software analysis / Smart TV and more features of the Samsung QE50LS01BBUXXC

Samsung The Serif QE50LS01 Smart TV

It implements a powerful system that by characteristics is considered among the best of today

The Samsung The Serif QE50LS01BBUXXC comes with the current version of Tizen , therefore, we enjoy the latest improvements implemented, which are usually in terms of optimization and security. Another benefit is the catalog of applications that seems extensive and well put together.

Obviously we will find all the most popular entertainment applications today. Another attraction is that it works with three voice assistants such as Alexa , Bixby and Google Assistant , so we have better control of certain functions, making the experience more intuitive.

We find it interesting that it includes Apple AirPlay 2 that is used to transmit content from an iPhone, iPad or Mac. Likewise, we find exclusive functions that improve the user experience. Here we highlight the presence of Ambient Mode + , Tap View and TV Plus .

Lastly, we found the Samsung QE50LS01BBUXXC to be a great option for gaming on both the old and new generation of consoles. This is because it has support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Game Motion Plus which greatly improve gameplay.

Samsung The Serif QE50LS01: Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Design
  • connectivity
  • Picture quality
  • enhancement technology
  • Good sound
  • Tizen 6.5
  • Includes Alexa and Bixby
  • Apple AirPlay 2
  • gaming features
CONS:
  • Does not have USB 3.0
  • Backlight
  • Price
8.1TOTAL SCORE

 

Picture quality
8
connectivity
8.5
Sound
8
System / SmartTV
9
Design
7.5
Quality / price ratio
7.5
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