TCL 43S405 vs TCL 43S305

TCL 43S405
vs
TCL 43S305

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.

Display

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.

Audio

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.

Dimensions

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.

Connections

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.

Ergonomics

VESA type wall mount is implemented in both TVs and has the same parameters 100 x 100.

Streaming

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.

Features

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.

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Common

Product

TCL 43S405
TCL 43S305

Model

43S405
43S305

Brand

TCL
TCL

Reviews

2532
5498

General

Series

S405
S305

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
28, 32, 40, 43, 49

Display

Screen size, inch

43
43

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080

Display type

LCD
VA

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

94.11/37.05
94.13/37.05

Display height, cm/in

52.94/20.84
52.94/20.84

Display area, %

90.83
90.86

Display colors

1.07 billion
16.7 million

Refresh rate, Hz

60
60

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, TS
MKV, TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

16
8

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

97.28/38.3
97.28/38.3

Height, cm/in

56.39/22.2
56.38/22.2

Depth, cm/in

7.36/2.9
7.36/2.9

Weight, kg/lbs

7.5/16.53
7.5/16.53

Width with stand, cm/in

97.28/38.3
97.28/38.3

Height with stand, cm/in

61.97/24.4
61.97/24.4

Depth with stand, cm/in

19.05/7.5
19.05/7.5

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

7.6/16.76
7.6/16.76

Connections

HDMI

3
3

USB

1
1

Component video input

0
0

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

100 x 100
100 x 100

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

FOX, CBS News, VEVO, SHOWTIME
YouTube

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

Clear Motion
Clear Motion Index

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Direct LED

Manufacturer

CSOT
VA

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Panel bit depth, bits

10
8

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.024/0.0096
0.049/0.019

Pixel density, ppi

103
52

Processor

Model

Dual-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Roku TV

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

45 W
70

Maximum power consumption, W

70

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

TVs AVinfoHUB comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 22.1
  • 18.6
  • 22.1TCL 43S405
  • 18.6TCL 43S305

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