The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 49S305 vs TCL 49S405 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The screen size is the same and is 49 inches. The 49S305 belongs to the series S305, and the TCL 49S405 - S405. The TCL 49S305 series has 28, 32, 40, 43, 49 inches diagonals, and 49S405 boasts 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals.
The 49S405 is capable of playing video in 4K/UHD resolution, which is not true of the 49S305. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 49S305 has the VA display, while 49S405 has the LCD display. The screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the leader can not be selected here.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 49S305 is 8W, versus 16W of the TCL 49S405. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width is identical and equal to 111/43.7 cm/inches. The height is identical and equal to 69.34/27.3 cm/inches. TVs have the same depth 7.62/3 cm/inches.
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 49S305 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 49S305 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 49S305 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 49S305 price