I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 43S405 vs Samsung UN40H5003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good TV. A noticeable difference when comparing the two models is the screen size, which is 43 inches for the 43S405 and 40 inches for the UN40H5003. The 43S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series 5003. The series TCL 43S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of UN40H5003 only 39, 40 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 UN40H5003 has VA display. The refresh rate is equal for these TVs - 60. Also the HDR feature is realized in both units. 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 20W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.
The TCL 43S405 has a width of 97.28/38.3 cm/in, compared with a width of 91.69/36.1 cm/in for Samsung UN40H5003. The TCL 43S405 has a height of 56.39/22.2 cm/in, compared with a height of 53.59/21.1 cm/in for Samsung UN40H5003. The TCL 43S405 has a depth of 7.36/2.9 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 6.35/2.5 cm/in for Samsung UN40H5003.
The 43S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the UN40H5003 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 43S405. Both models do not support Bluetooth.
VESA wall mount options are different and are 100 x 100 vs 200 x 200, respectively considered model.
The 43S405 has a built-in Netflix servise.
Only the 43S405 can be considered as a 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.
The TCL 43S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 43S405 price