TCL 32S3800 vs LG 32LH500B

TCL 32S3800
vs
LG 32LH500B

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two solutions – TCL 32S3800 vs LG 32LH500B. The screen size of both models is 32 inches. The 32S3800 from series S3800, but the opponent belongs to series LH500B. The series TCL 32S3800 has 32, 40 inches diagonals, but in the case of 32LH500B only 32, 40, 43 diagonals are possible.

Display

There is no support 4K/UHD playback in these models. Also, the support of Full HD playback is not implemented in these devices. The 32S3800 has VA display, while the 32LH500B has LED display. The refresh rate is equal for these TVs - 60. Oddly enough, none of the models supports HDR. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.

Audio

Both units work well with stereo audio format. Speakers with a power of 8W are installed in 32S3800, but in 32S3800 has speakers with a power of 6W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.

Dimensions

The TCL 32S3800 has a width of 73.61/28.98 cm/in, compared with a width of 73.41/28.9 cm/in for LG 32LH500B. The TCL 32S3800 has a height of 43.18/17 cm/in, compared with a height of 43.43/17.1 cm/in for LG 32LH500B. The depth of the TV is equal to and is 8.13/3.2 cm/inches.

Connections

The 32S3800 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the 32LH500B has 2 HDMIs. It is possible to connect up to 1 USB devices simultaneously to each TVs. The Wi-Fi protocol is implemented only in 32S3800. However, Wi-Fi module in the LG 32LH500B can operate at 5 GHz. Both models do not support Bluetooth.

Ergonomics

VESA wall mount options are different and are 150 x 200 vs 100 x 100, respectively considered model.

Streaming

Netflix is not available for these TVs. User can not use Hulu streaming service on these units. These TVs have not support for HBO.

Features

Only the 32S3800 can be considered as a Smart TV. The Local Dimming feature is not supported by the display type of both models. From the point of view of voice control, an each model do not have such an opportunity. The compared devices do not have Amazon Alexa.

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Common

Product

TCL 32S3800
LG 32LH500B

Model

32S3800
32LH500B

Brand

TCL
LG

Reviews

7121
110

General

Series

S3800
LH500B

Screen sizes in series

32, 40
32, 40, 43

Display

Screen size, inch

32
32

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

1366 x 768
1366 x 768

Display type

VA
LED

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

69.76/27.46
69.82/27.48

Display height, cm/in

39.22/15.44
39.25/15.45

Display area, %

86.1

Display colors

16.7 million
16.7 million

Refresh rate, Hz

60
60

Aspect ratio

16:9
1,779:1

High dynamic range (HDR)

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, TS
MKV

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

8
6

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not
RealAudio, HE-AAC

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

73.61/28.98
73.41/28.9

Height, cm/in

43.18/17
43.43/17.1

Depth, cm/in

8.13/3.2
8.13/3.2

Weight, kg/lbs

4.7/10.36
4.4/9.7

Width with stand, cm/in

73.61/28.98
73.41/28.9

Height with stand, cm/in

47.45/18.68
48.77/19.2

Depth with stand, cm/in

19.76/7.77
18.29/7.2

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

4.8/10.6
4.5/9.92

Connections

HDMI

3
2

USB

1
1

Component video input

0
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
0

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

150 x 200
100 x 100

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

has not

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Direct LED

Manufacturer

LG Display

Native refresh rate, Hz

60

Panel bit depth, bits

8
8

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.051/0.02

Pixel density, ppi

49
50

Processor

Model

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

60

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

TVs AVinfoHUB comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 12.5
  • 13.2
  • 12.5TCL 32S3800
  • 13.2LG 32LH500B

The LG 32LH500B is better TV in this comparison. Check LG 32LH500B price