TCL 49S405 vs Samsung UN55KU6500

TCL 49S405
vs
Samsung UN55KU6500

I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 49S405 vs Samsung UN55KU6500 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 UN55KU6500. The 49S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series KU6500. The series TCL 49S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of UN55KU6500 only 49, 55, 65 diagonals are possible.

Display

Both devices support playback of 4K/UHD video. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 49S405 has LCD display, while the UN55KU6500 has SVA display. The refresh rate is equal for these TVs - 60. However, the HDR feature is not realized in considered units. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.

Audio

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.

Dimensions

The TCL 49S405 has a width of 111/43.7 cm/in, compared with a width of 124.21/48.9 cm/in for Samsung UN55KU6500. The TCL 49S405 has a height of 69.34/27.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 71.88/28.29 cm/in for Samsung UN55KU6500. The TCL 49S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 11.18/4.4 cm/in for Samsung UN55KU6500.

Connections

In each model, manufacturers provide 3 HDMI connectors. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 49S405, but Samsung UN55KU6500 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.

Ergonomics

VESA wall mount options are different and are 200 x 200 vs 400 x 400, respectively considered model.

Streaming

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.

Features

Each compared model can be positioned by manufacturers as Smart TV. Displays of compared TVs have the Local Dimming function. The compared devices do not have Amazon Alexa. Besides, each manufacturer provides a mobile application to monitor each of rivals TVs.

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Common

Product

TCL 49S405
Samsung UN55KU6500

Model

49S405
UN55KU6500

Brand

TCL
Samsung

Reviews

2901
152

General

Series

S405
KU6500

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
49, 55, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

49
55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
SVA

Screen design

flat
curved

Display width, cm/in

107.37/42.27
120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

60.4/23.77
68.04/26.79

Display area, %

84.26
93.25

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
60

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10
HDR Premium

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, TS
3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS, WebM, ASF

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not
Flash Video, VC-1, VP7, VP8, VP9

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

16
20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not
ALAC, AIFF, APE, M4A, MIDI

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

111/43.7
124.21/48.9

Height, cm/in

69.34/27.3
71.88/28.29

Depth, cm/in

7.62/3
11.18/4.4

Weight, kg/lbs

11.3/24.91
16.2/35.71

Width with stand, cm/in

111/43.7
124.21/48.9

Height with stand, cm/in

70.35/27.7
77.98/30.7

Depth with stand, cm/in

21.59/8.5
30.99/12.2

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

11.5/23.35
17.2/37.92

Connections

HDMI

3
3

USB

1
2

Component video input

0
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

200 x 200
400 x 400

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

FOX, CBS News, VEVO, SHOWTIME
Vudu, GooglePlay

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Clear Motion
Motion Rate

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

CSOT
Samsung

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.028/0.011
0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

90
81

Processor

Model

Dual-core
Jazz-L, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Tizen 2.4

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

60

Maximum power consumption, W

198

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

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  • 21.1
  • 26
  • 21.1TCL 49S405
  • 26Samsung UN55KU6500

The Samsung UN55KU6500 is better TV in this comparison. Check Samsung UN55KU6500 price

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