TCL 65S405 vs Sony XBR65A8F

TCL 65S405
vs
Sony XBR65A8F

The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 65S405 vs Sony XBR65A8F that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The screen size is the same and is 65 inches. The 65S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Sony XBR65A8F - A8F. The TCL 65S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and XBR65A8F boasts 55, 65 inches diagonals.

Display

Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 65S405 has the LCD display, while XBR65A8F has the OLED display. The Sony XBR65A8F works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 65S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.

Audio

The 65S405 plays sound in stereo format, and surround sound is available on XBR65A8F. The speaker power of the TCL 65S405 is 16W, versus 50W of the Sony XBR65A8F. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.

Dimensions

The width of the 65S405 is 146.81/57.8 cm/in, and for the XBR65A8F it is 144.7/59.96 cm/inches. The height of TCL 65S405 is 84.58/33.3 cm/in, Sony XBR65A8F of height 83.6/32.91 cm/inches. A depth 65S405 is 7.87/3.1 cm/in, the XBR65A8F has 5.5/2.16 cm/in depth.

Connections

The 65S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the XBR65A8F. As for USB, the 65S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the XBR65A8F. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 65S405 and in XBR65A8F.

Ergonomics

VESA mount is a standardized bracket system for mounting your TV to a wall. Contemplated TVs have the same size and of anchorages 300 x 300.

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 65S405 and XBR65A8F.

Features

As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 65S405 has Local Dimming technology. Voice assistant Amazon Alexa is implemented only on XBR65A8F. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.

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Common

Product

TCL 65S405
Sony XBR65A8F

Model

65S405
XBR65A8F

Brand

TCL
Sony

Reviews

2532
59

General

Series

S405
A8F

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
55, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

65
65

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
142.85/56.24

Display height, cm/in

80.35/31.63
80.35/31.63

Display area, %

92.43
94.89

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, WebM, M2TS, VP8, ASF

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not
QuickTime, Xvid, VC-1

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
MIDI, M4A, LPCM

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

146.81/57.8
144.7/59.96

Height, cm/in

84.58/33.3
83.6/32.91

Depth, cm/in

7.87/3.1
5.5/2.16

Weight, kg/lbs

20.3/44.75
24.4/53.79

Width with stand, cm/in

146.81/57.8
144.7/59.96

Height with stand, cm/in

91.18/35.9
84.1/33.11

Depth with stand, cm/in

24.63/9.7
25.5/10.03

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

20.6/45.42
28/61.73

Connections

HDMI

3
4

USB

1
3

Component video input

0
0

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
300 x 300

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
Motionflow XR

Backlight technology

Direct LED

Manufacturer

CSOT
LG Display

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.037/0.014
0.037/0.014

Pixel density, ppi

68
68

Processor

Model

Dual-core
ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Android 7.0 Nougat. Android 8.0 Oreo

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

480

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

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  • 23.5
  • 23.1TCL 65S405
  • 23.5Sony XBR65A8F

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