The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - Sony XBR55A8F vs TCL 49S405 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 55 and 49 inches respectively. The XBR55A8F belongs to the series A8F, and the TCL 49S405 - S405. The Sony XBR55A8F series has 55, 65 inches diagonals, and 49S405 boasts 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The XBR55A8F has the OLED display, while 49S405 has the LCD display. The TCL 49S405 works with 60Hz refresh rate, for Sony XBR55A8F the refresh rate is 120Hz. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
The XBR55A8F plays sound in surround format, and stereo sound is available on 49S405. The speaker power of the Sony XBR55A8F is 50W, versus 16W of the TCL 49S405. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the XBR55A8F is 122.6/48.26 cm/in, and for the 49S405 it is 111/43.7 cm/inches. The height of Sony XBR55A8F is 71.2/28.03 cm/in, TCL 49S405 of height 69.34/27.3 cm/inches. A depth XBR55A8F is 5.5/2.16 cm/in, the 49S405 has 7.62/3 cm/in depth.
The XBR55A8F has 4 HDMI connectors versus 3 connectors in the 49S405. As for USB, the XBR55A8F has 3 ports, compared with 1 ports for the 49S405. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in XBR55A8F and in 49S405.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 300 versus 200 x 200 for the TCL 49S405.
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 XBR55A8F and 49S405.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 49S405 has Local Dimming technology. Voice assistant Amazon Alexa is implemented only on XBR55A8F. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The Sony XBR55A8F is better TV in this comparison. Check Sony XBR55A8F price