It makes sense comparing TCL 55S405 vs Philips 58PFL9956T because they both are able to give some premium features. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 55 and 58 inches respectively. The 55S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Philips 58PFL9956T - 9000. The TCL 55S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and 58PFL9956T boasts 43, 50, 58 inches diagonals.
The 55S405 is capable of playing video in 4K/UHD resolution, which can't be said for 58PFL9956T. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 55S405 has the LCD display, while 58PFL9956T has the VA display. The Philips 58PFL9956T works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 55S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz. 3D video is available for viewing only on the 58PFL9956T.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 55S405 is 16W, versus 40W of the Philips 58PFL9956T. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 55S405 is 124.7/49.1 cm/in, and for the 58PFL9956T it is 136/53.54 cm/inches. The height of TCL 55S405 is 72.39/28.5 cm/in, Philips 58PFL9956T of height 78.9/31.06 cm/inches. A depth 55S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the 58PFL9956T has 7.8/3.07 cm/in depth.
The 55S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the 58PFL9956T. As for USB, the 55S405 has 1 ports, compared with 2 ports for the 58PFL9956T. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 55S405 and in 58PFL9956T. There is a native support for a mouse and keyboard in these rivals.
VESA mount is a standardized bracket system for mounting your TV to a wall. Contemplated TVs have the same size and of anchorages 200 x 200.
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 55S405 and 58PFL9956T.
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 supported by both models and it’s difficult to determine a leader. Voice control is not available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 55S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 55S405 price