I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 55S405 vs Sony XBR49X830C and this review should help people who are looking for a good TV. A noticeable difference when comparing the two models is the screen size, which is 55 inches for the 55S405 and 49 inches for the XBR49X830C. The 55S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series X830C. The series TCL 55S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of XBR49X830C only 43, 49 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 XBR49X830C has IPS display. The 55S405 screen has 60 refresh rate, versus the 120 refresh rate in the XBR49X830C. 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 20W. 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 109.3/43.03 cm/in for Sony XBR49X830C. The TCL 55S405 has a height of 72.39/28.5 cm/in, compared with a height of 64.3/25.31 cm/in for Sony XBR49X830C. The TCL 55S405 has a depth of 7.62/3 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 6.1/2.36 cm/in for Sony XBR49X830C.
The 55S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the XBR49X830C has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 55S405, but Sony XBR49X830C 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 300 x 300, 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. 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.
The Sony XBR49X830C is better TV in this comparison. Check Sony XBR49X830C price