l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two solutions – TCL 43S405 vs TCL 43S305. The screen size of both models is 43 inches. The 43S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series S305. The series TCL 43S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of 43S305 only 28, 32, 40, 43, 49 diagonals are possible.
The 4K/UHD video playback is implemented only in 43S405. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 43S405 has LCD display, while the 43S305 has VA display. The refresh rate is equal for these TVs - 60. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.
Both units work well with stereo audio format. Speakers with a power of 16W are installed in 43S405, but in 43S405 has speakers with a power of 8W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.
The width of the TV is equal to and is 97.28/38.3 cm/inches. The TCL 43S405 has a height of 56.39/22.2 cm/in, compared with a height of 56.38/22.2 cm/in for TCL 43S305. The depth of the TV is equal to and is 7.36/2.9 cm/inches.
In each model, manufacturers provide 3 HDMI connectors. It is possible to connect up to 1 USB devices simultaneously to each TVs. Models in this comparison have Internet access via Wi-Fi. However, Wi-Fi module in the TCL 43S405 can operate at 5 GHz. Both models do not support Bluetooth.
VESA type wall mount is implemented in both TVs and has the same parameters 100 x 100.
Users can watch Netflix movies and series on these TVs. It is possible to watch content from Hulu streaming service on these compared models. And of course, you can use HBO on the each of rivals.
Each compared model can be positioned by manufacturers as Smart TV. Thanks to the display, the Local Dimming function is implemented in the 43S405. 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. Besides, each manufacturer provides a mobile application to monitor each of rivals TVs.
The TCL 43S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 43S405 price