I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 49S405 vs Sony XBR55X800G 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 XBR55X800G. The 49S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series X800G. The series TCL 49S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of XBR55X800G only 43, 49, 55, 65, 75 diagonals are possible.
Both devices support playback of 4K/UHD video. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The screen of these devices is based on the LCD 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.
The stereo audio format is available on 49S405, whille XBR55X800G works with the surround format. Speakers with a power of 16W are installed in 49S405, but in 49S405 has speakers with a power of 20W. The Dolby Atmos is realized on XBR55X800G.
The TCL 49S405 has a width of 111/43.7 cm/in, compared with a width of 124.1/48.85 cm/in for Sony XBR55X800G. The TCL 49S405 has a height of 69.34/27.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 72.1/28.38 cm/in for Sony XBR55X800G. The TCL 49S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 7.9/3.11 cm/in for Sony XBR55X800G.
The 49S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the XBR55X800G has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 49S405, but Sony XBR55X800G has 3 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 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. Thanks to the display, the Local Dimming function is implemented in the 49S405. The compared devices do not have Amazon Alexa. Besides, each manufacturer provides a mobile application to monitor each of rivals TVs.
The Sony XBR55X800G is better TV in this comparison. Check Sony XBR55X800G price