I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 49S405 vs Samsung QN55Q8F 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 49 inches for the 49S405 and 55 inches for the QN55Q8F. The 49S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series Q8F. The series TCL 49S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of QN55Q8F only 55, 65, 75 diagonals are possible.
Both devices support playback of 4K/UHD video. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 49S405 has LCD display, while the QN55Q8F has VA display. The 49S405 screen has 60 refresh rate, versus the 120 refresh rate in the QN55Q8F. Also the HDR feature is realized in both units. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.
The stereo audio format is available on 49S405, whille QN55Q8F works with the quadro format. Speakers with a power of 16W are installed in 49S405, but in 49S405 has speakers with a power of 40W. 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 123.19/48.5 cm/in for Samsung QN55Q8F. The TCL 49S405 has a height of 69.34/27.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 70.61/27.79 cm/in for Samsung QN55Q8F. The TCL 49S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 5.84/2.29 cm/in for Samsung QN55Q8F.
The 49S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the QN55Q8F has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 49S405, but Samsung QN55Q8F has 2 USB ports. Models in this comparison have Internet access via Wi-Fi. However, Wi-Fi module in the TCL 49S405 can operate at 5 GHz.
VESA type wall mount is implemented in both TVs and has the same parameters 200 x 200.
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. The compared devices do not have Amazon Alexa. Besides, each manufacturer provides a mobile application to monitor each of rivals TVs.
The Samsung QN55Q8F is better TV in this comparison. Check Samsung QN55Q8F price