The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 43S425 vs TCL 49S405 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 43 and 49 inches respectively. The 43S425 belongs to the series S425, and the TCL 49S405 - S405. The TCL 43S425 series has 43, 49, 50, 55, 65, 75 inches diagonals, and 49S405 boasts 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 43S425 has the VA display, while 49S405 has the LCD display. The screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the leader can not be selected here. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The power of the speakers is identical. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 43S425 is 97.03/38.20 cm/in, and for the 49S405 it is 111/43.7 cm/inches. The height of TCL 43S425 is 56.90/22.40 cm/in, TCL 49S405 of height 69.34/27.3 cm/inches. A depth 43S425 is 7.62/3.1 cm/in, the 49S405 has 7.62/3 cm/in depth.
Each TV has 3 HDMI connectors. And you also can connect up to 1 devices via USB to each of the models. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 43S425 and in 49S405. There is a native support for a mouse and keyboard in these rivals.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 100 x 100 versus 200 x 200 for the TCL 49S405.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on each of the TVs. Hulu is available at each of the competitors. It is possible to use the HBO service on both 43S425 and 49S405.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 49S405 has Local Dimming technology. Voice control is not supported by both models and it’s difficult to determine a leader. Voice control is not available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 43S425 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 43S425 price