It makes sense comparing TCL 49S405 vs Samsung UN55MU8000 because they both are able to give some premium features. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 49 and 55 inches respectively. The 49S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Samsung UN55MU8000 - MU8000. The TCL 49S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and UN55MU8000 boasts 43, 55, 65, 75, 82 inches diagonals.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 49S405 has the LCD display, while UN55MU8000 has the VA display. The screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the leader can not be selected here. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 49S405 is 16W, versus 40W of the Samsung UN55MU8000. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 49S405 is 111/43.7 cm/in, and for the UN55MU8000 it is 122.68/48.29 cm/inches. The height of TCL 49S405 is 69.34/27.3 cm/in, Samsung UN55MU8000 of height 71.12/28 cm/inches. A depth 49S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the UN55MU8000 has 5.59/2.2 cm/in depth.
The 49S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the UN55MU8000. As for USB, the 49S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the UN55MU8000. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 49S405 and in UN55MU8000.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 400 x 400 for the Samsung UN55MU8000.
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 49S405 and UN55MU8000.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. Local Dimming technology is available in each model. Voice control is not available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The Samsung UN55MU8000 is better TV in this comparison. Check Samsung UN55MU8000 price