I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 49S405 vs Samsung UN40M5300A 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 40 inches for the UN40M5300A. The 49S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series M5300A. The series TCL 49S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of UN40M5300A only 32, 40, 43, 49, 50 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 UN40M5300A has IPS 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 20W. 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 92.2/36.29 cm/in for Samsung UN40M5300A. The TCL 49S405 has a height of 69.34/27.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 53.09/20.9 cm/in for Samsung UN40M5300A. The TCL 49S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 7.36/2.9 cm/in for Samsung UN40M5300A.
The 49S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the UN40M5300A has 2 HDMIs. 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.
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. Displays of compared TVs have the Local Dimming function. 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