TCL 55S405 vs Samsung UN65MU6500

TCL 55S405
vs
Samsung UN65MU6500

The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 55S405 vs Samsung UN65MU6500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 55 and 65 inches respectively. The 55S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Samsung UN65MU6500 - MU6500. The TCL 55S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and UN65MU6500 boasts 49, 55, 65 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 UN65MU6500 has the VA display. The screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the leader can not be selected here. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.

Audio

Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 55S405 is 16W, versus 20W of the Samsung UN65MU6500. 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 UN65MU6500 it is 146/57.5 cm/inches. The height of TCL 55S405 is 72.39/28.5 cm/in, Samsung UN65MU6500 of height 84.58/33.29 cm/inches. A depth 55S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the UN65MU6500 has 13.21/5.2 cm/in depth.

Connections

Each TV has 3 HDMI connectors. As for USB, the 55S405 has 1 ports, compared with 2 ports for the UN65MU6500. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 55S405 and in UN65MU6500.

Ergonomics

VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 400 x 400 for the Samsung UN65MU6500.

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 UN65MU6500.

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 available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.

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Common

Product

TCL 55S405
Samsung UN65MU6500

Model

55S405
UN65MU6500

Brand

TCL
Samsung

Reviews

4897
412

General

Series

S405
MU6500

Screen sizes in series

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

Display

Screen size, inch

55
65

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
VA

Screen design

flat
curved

Display width, cm/in

120.96/47.62
142.85/56.24

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.78
80.35/31.63

Display area, %

91.16
92.92

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
60

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
stereo

Speakers power, W

16
20

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
146/57.5

Height, cm/in

72.39/28.5
84.58/33.29

Depth, cm/in

7.62/3
13.21/5.2

Weight, kg/lbs

13.4/29.5
26.1/57.54

Width with stand, cm/in

124.7/49.1
146/57.5

Height with stand, cm/in

78.2/30.8
90.68/35.7

Depth with stand, cm/in

22.1/8.7
36.83/14.5

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

13.6/29.98
28.3/62.39

Connections

HDMI

3
3

USB

1
2

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, 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
Edge LED

Manufacturer

CSOT

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012
0.037/0.014

Pixel density, ppi

80
68

Processor

Model

Dual-core
Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Tizen 3.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

70
85

Maximum power consumption, W

130
250

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

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  • 23.1
  • 24.1
  • 23.1TCL 55S405
  • 24.1Samsung UN65MU6500

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