TCL 65S405 vs Sony XBR55A1E

TCL 65S405
vs
Sony XBR55A1E

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two solutions – TCL 65S405 vs Sony XBR55A1E. A noticeable difference when comparing the two models is the screen size, which is 65 inches for the 65S405 and 55 inches for the XBR55A1E. The 65S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series A1E. The series TCL 65S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of XBR55A1E only 55, 65, 77 diagonals are possible.

Display

Both devices support playback of 4K/UHD video. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 65S405 has LCD display, while the XBR55A1E has OLED display. The 65S405 screen has 60 refresh rate, versus the 120 refresh rate in the XBR55A1E. 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 65S405, whille XBR55A1E works with the surround format. Speakers with a power of 16W are installed in 65S405, but in 65S405 has speakers with a power of 50W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.

Dimensions

The TCL 65S405 has a width of 146.81/57.8 cm/in, compared with a width of 122.8/48.34 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E. The TCL 65S405 has a height of 84.58/33.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 71.1/27.99 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E. The TCL 65S405 has a depth of 7.87/3.1 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 8.6/3.38 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E.

Connections

The 65S405 can operate 3 HDMI connectors, whille the XBR55A1E has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the TCL 65S405, but Sony XBR55A1E has 3 USB ports. Models in this comparison have Internet access via Wi-Fi. However, Wi-Fi module in the TCL 65S405 can operate at 5 GHz.

Ergonomics

VESA wall mount options are different and are 300 x 300 vs 400 x 200, respectively considered model.

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. A voice control via Amazon Alexa is implemented in Sony XBR55A1E. Besides, each manufacturer provides a mobile application to monitor each of rivals TVs.

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Common

Product

TCL 65S405
Sony XBR55A1E

Model

65S405
XBR55A1E

Brand

TCL
Sony

Reviews

2532
114

General

Series

S405
A1E

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
55, 65, 77

Display

Screen size, inch

65
55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
OLED

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

142.84/56.23
120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

80.35/31.63
60.04/26.79

Display area, %

92.43
94.29

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
MKV, TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not
has not

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
surround

Speakers power, W

16
50

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not
LPCM

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

146.81/57.8
122.8/48.34

Height, cm/in

84.58/33.3
71.1/27.99

Depth, cm/in

7.87/3.1
8.6/3.38

Weight, kg/lbs

20.3/44.75
25/55.12

Width with stand, cm/in

146.81/57.8
122.8/48.34

Height with stand, cm/in

91.18/35.9
71.1/27.99

Depth with stand, cm/in

24.63/9.7
33.9/12.34

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

20.6/45.42
28.8/63.49

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

300 x 300
400 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

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

Backlight technology

Direct LED
OLED

Manufacturer

CSOT
LG Display

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.037/0.014
0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

68
81

Processor

Model

Dual-core
ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Android 7.0 Nougat

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

357

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

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  • 23.1TCL 65S405
  • 22.1Sony XBR55A1E

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