TCL 55S405 vs Samsung UN60HU8550

TCL 55S405
vs
Samsung UN60HU8550

The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 55S405 vs Samsung UN60HU8550 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 55 and 60 inches respectively. The 55S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Samsung UN60HU8550 - HU8550. The TCL 55S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and UN60HU8550 boasts 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 85 inches diagonals.

Display

Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 55S405 has the LCD display, while UN60HU8550 has the VA display. The Samsung UN60HU8550 works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 55S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology. 3D video is available for viewing only on the UN60HU8550.

Audio

Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 55S405 is 16W, versus 40W of the Samsung UN60HU8550. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.

Dimensions

The width of the 55S405 is 124.7/49.1 cm/in, and for the UN60HU8550 it is 135.68/53.6 cm/inches. The height of TCL 55S405 is 72.39/28.5 cm/in, Samsung UN60HU8550 of height 78.61/30.9 cm/inches. A depth 55S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the UN60HU8550 has 6.1/1.4 cm/in depth.

Connections

The 55S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the UN60HU8550. As for USB, the 55S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the UN60HU8550. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 55S405 and in UN60HU8550.

Ergonomics

VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 400 x 400 for the Samsung UN60HU8550.

Streaming

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 UN60HU8550.

Features

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.

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Common

Product

TCL 55S405
Samsung UN60HU8550

Model

55S405
UN60HU8550

Brand

TCL
Samsung

Reviews

4897
579

General

Series

S405
HU8550

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 85

Display

Screen size, inch

55
60

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
131.69/51.84

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.78
74.07/29.16

Display area, %

91.16
91.98

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

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
stereo

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
silver

Width, cm/in

124.7/49.1
135.68/53.6

Height, cm/in

72.39/28.5
78.61/30.9

Depth, cm/in

7.62/3
6.1/1.4

Weight, kg/lbs

13.4/29.5
19/41.9

Width with stand, cm/in

124.7/49.1
135.68/53.6

Height with stand, cm/in

78.2/30.8
83.48/32.5

Depth with stand, cm/in

22.1/8.7
30.48/11.6

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

13.6/29.98
20.2/44.53

Connections

HDMI

3
4

USB

1
3

Component video input

0
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

200 x 200
400 x 400

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

FOX, CBS News, VEVO, SHOWTIME
Vudu, Youtube

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
Clear Motion Rate

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

CSOT

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
1200

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012
0.034/0.013

Pixel density, ppi

80
74

Processor

Model

Dual-core
Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Tizen

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

70
150

Maximum power consumption, W

130
290

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

TVs AVinfoHUB comparison rating

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  • 23.1
  • 25.3
  • 23.1TCL 55S405
  • 25.3Samsung UN60HU8550

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