I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 49S405 vs Samsung UN49MU7500 and this review should help people who are looking for a good TV. The screen size of both models is 49 inches. The 49S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series MU7500. The series TCL 49S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of UN49MU7500 only 49, 55, 65 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 UN49MU7500 has VA display. The refresh rate is equal for these TVs - 60. Also the HDR feature is realized in both units. 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 109.47/43.09 cm/in for Samsung UN49MU7500. The TCL 49S405 has a height of 69.34/27.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 63.75/25.09 cm/in for Samsung UN49MU7500. The TCL 49S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 10.41/4.09 cm/in for Samsung UN49MU7500.
In each model, manufacturers provide 3 HDMI connectors. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 49S405, but Samsung UN49MU7500 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 wall mount options are different and are 200 x 200 vs 400 x 400, 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. 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 Samsung UN49MU7500 is better TV in this comparison. Check Samsung UN49MU7500 price