As you know, not all art is painted with a brush. It can take many forms and one of them is actually that of a 4K TV. You probably weren’t planning on getting a living room centerpiece when you set out to get a new TV, but you get two at the price of one with the Samsung UN40LS001AFXZA. This Samsung TV model is a collaboration with two known French designers so let’s start our review to see if this TV is something you would buy.

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SAMSUNG UN40LS001AFXZA Review – General Specifications

  • 40 inches TV
  • 4K TV
  • 120 Hz refresh rate
  • 2016 year model
  • 4K resolution (3840 x 2160)


  • 6 x 22.1 x 6.9 inches in size without the stand
  • 6 x 36.7 x 12.7 inches in size with the stand
  • 3 x 25.3 x 8.3 inches shipping size
  • 6 lbs in weight without the stand
  • 9 lbs in weight with the stand
  • 39 lbs shipping weight

Input and output

  • 3 HDMI ports
  • 2 USB ports
  • 1 RF cable port
  • 1 RF satellite port
  • 1 Digital Audio Out port
  • 1 ARC support via HDMI port


  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • 20W sound output
  • DTS Premium Sound
  • Down Firing with Bass Reflex built-in speakers
  • Bluetooth and multiroom sound connectivity


Samsung UN40LS001AFXZA excels in the visual department, but what about digital features? That’s what we’re here to share with you, so stick around as we’re getting into the good stuff. Here are the features that round up this Samsung package.

Awesome design

We mentioned this already, but the work put it by Samsung and the Paris duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec deserves a second mention here. It’s a great minimalistic design that gives the TV a lot of value even when it’s not running a movie or TV show.

Custom remote control

Such a “handcrafted” device deserves an equal experience when it comes to the remote control. That’s exactly what you get, as the custom remote control is specially designed to complement the TV in a way a generic remote couldn’t.

Special stand

While the stand is somewhat of a low-key item with most TVs, it can actually replace a small coffee table here, in terms of size. You can place the TV anywhere, on its own, without having to redistribute any furniture. Its design can also dub as a small shelf you can place things on, further adding value to it.

Smart TV

As you would expect, this is Samsung UN40LS001AFXZA is a Smart TV, granting users access to apps that enrich the viewing experience. Watch your favorite Netflix shows with ease, all from the TV’s interface. It’s a great and somehow mandatory feature when it comes to such an expensive piece.

While the design is awesome and the TV’s functionalities are up to par with what we expect from a 4K Smart TV, it has a pretty high price point. What if I’m not all that into aesthetics? There’s not a whole lot to justify the price for that range of consumers


  • Awesome design that brings tons of value and functionality
  • Smart features
  • Custom Remote


  • Pretty pricey

If you’re just interested in getting a working and capable 4K Smart TV, there are probably better options. However, if you put a deep value on design and love things that just look good aesthetically, this could be a great purchase. Not only is it a competent TV, but it dubs super efficiently as an art piece in the room. It even adds practical functionality as a shelf. Is design important to you? Let us know if this Samsung UN40LS001AFXZA Review would make you consider buying this TV.

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