l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two solutions – TCL 49S405 vs TCL 43S305. A noticeable difference when comparing the two models is the screen size, which is 49 inches for the 49S405 and 43 inches for the 43S305. The 49S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series S305. The series TCL 49S405 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 49S405. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 49S405 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 49S405, but in 49S405 has speakers with a power of 8W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.
The TCL 49S405 has a width of 111/43.7 cm/in, compared with a width of 97.28/38.3 cm/in for TCL 43S305. The TCL 49S405 has a height of 69.34/27.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 56.38/22.2 cm/in for TCL 43S305. The TCL 49S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 7.36/2.9 cm/in for TCL 43S305.
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 49S405 can operate at 5 GHz. Both models do not support Bluetooth.
VESA wall mount options are different and are 200 x 200 vs 100 x 100, respectively considered model.
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 49S405. 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 49S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 49S405 price