TCL 55S405 vs Samsung QN55Q8F

TCL 55S405
vs
Samsung QN55Q8F

I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 55S405 vs Samsung QN55Q8F and this review should help people who are looking for a good TV. The screen size of both models is 55 inches. The 55S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series Q8F. The series TCL 55S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of QN55Q8F only 55, 65, 75 diagonals are possible.

Display

Both devices support playback of 4K/UHD video. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 55S405 has LCD display, while the QN55Q8F has VA display. The 55S405 screen has 60 refresh rate, versus the 120 refresh rate in the QN55Q8F. Also the HDR feature is realized in both units. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.

Audio

The stereo audio format is available on 55S405, whille QN55Q8F works with the quadro format. Speakers with a power of 16W are installed in 55S405, but in 55S405 has speakers with a power of 40W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.

Dimensions

The TCL 55S405 has a width of 124.7/49.1 cm/in, compared with a width of 123.19/48.5 cm/in for Samsung QN55Q8F. The TCL 55S405 has a height of 72.39/28.5 cm/in, compared with a height of 70.61/27.79 cm/in for Samsung QN55Q8F. The TCL 55S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 5.84/2.29 cm/in for Samsung QN55Q8F.

Connections

The 55S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the QN55Q8F has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 55S405, but Samsung QN55Q8F has 2 USB ports. Models in this comparison have Internet access via Wi-Fi. However, Wi-Fi module in the TCL 55S405 can operate at 5 GHz.

Ergonomics

VESA type wall mount is implemented in both TVs and has the same parameters 200 x 200.

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. Thanks to the display, the Local Dimming function is implemented in the 55S405. 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 55S405
Samsung QN55Q8F

Model

55S405
QN55Q8F

Brand

TCL
Samsung

Reviews

4897
222

General

Series

S405
Q8F

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
55, 65, 75

Display

Screen size, inch

55
55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
VA

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

120.96/47.62
120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.78
68.04/26.79

Display area, %

91.16
94.64

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
120

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10
HDR10

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
quadro

Speakers power, W

16
40

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

124.7/49.1
123.19/48.5

Height, cm/in

72.39/28.5
70.61/27.79

Depth, cm/in

7.62/3
5.84/2.29

Weight, kg/lbs

13.4/29.5
19.6/43.21

Width with stand, cm/in

124.7/49.1
123.19/48.5

Height with stand, cm/in

78.2/30.8
77.98/30.7

Depth with stand, cm/in

22.1/8.7
24.89/9.79

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

13.6/29.98
20/44.09

Connections

HDMI

3
4

USB

1
2

Component video input

0
0

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

200 x 200
200 x 200

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
Direct LED

Manufacturer

CSOT

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
240

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012
0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

80
81

Processor

Model

Dual-core
Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Tizen 4.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

70
90

Maximum power consumption, W

130
240

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.4

User manual

Manual

TVs AVinfoHUB comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 21.1
  • 25.9
  • 21.1TCL 55S405
  • 25.9Samsung QN55Q8F

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