l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two solutions – TCL 55S405 vs Samsung UN49KS8000. A noticeable difference when comparing the two models is the screen size, which is 55 inches for the 55S405 and 49 inches for the UN49KS8000. The 55S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series KS8000. The series TCL 55S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of UN49KS8000 only 49, 55, 60, 65 diagonals are possible.
Both devices support playback of 4K/UHD video. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 55S405 has LCD display, while the UN49KS8000 has AMVA3 display. The 55S405 screen has 60 refresh rate, versus the 120 refresh rate in the UN49KS8000. However, the HDR feature is not realized in considered units. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.
Both units work well with stereo audio 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.
The TCL 55S405 has a width of 124.7/49.1 cm/in, compared with a width of 108.97/42.9 cm/in for Samsung UN49KS8000. The TCL 55S405 has a height of 72.39/28.5 cm/in, compared with a height of 63.25/24.9 cm/in for Samsung UN49KS8000. The TCL 55S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 4.32/1.7 cm/in for Samsung UN49KS8000.
The 55S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the UN49KS8000 has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 55S405, but Samsung UN49KS8000 has 3 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.
VESA wall mount options are different and are 200 x 200 vs 400 x 400, respectively considered model.
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. Displays of compared TVs have the Local Dimming function. The compared devices do not have Amazon Alexa. Besides, each manufacturer provides a mobile application to monitor each of rivals TVs.
The Samsung UN49KS8000 is better TV in this comparison. Check Samsung UN49KS8000 price