Apr 08, 2019
The TCL 49S405 is budget 49-inch TV for people who use streaming services and prefer convenience. This TV was released in 2017 and still competitive in the budget segment. The TCL 49S405 specs don't ...Read More
I had a chance to test and compare Samsung 50NU7100 vs TCL 49S405. Samsung 50NU7100 (a 2018 year model) belongs to the NU71000 series and TCL 49S405 (a 2017 year model) is from S405 series. Both series include other reasonably-priced TVs with many functions. These two models belong to the low price category since they cost less than $500. Samsung 50NU7100 uses the Edge LED backlight technology, while TCL 49S405 uses the Direct LED technology.
These TVs support the modern 4K standard. The refresh rate is 120 Hz, which excludes any motion blurring during dynamic scenes. Both models use the HDR feature to guarantee vivid colors. However, if we compare TCL 49S405 vs Samsung 50NU7100 in terms of various enhancement features, we will see that Samsung has more various technologies, like PurColor and Essential Contrast.
Both models have powerful processors, which make menus responsive. These TVs have a very precise upscale feature. Both solutions have built-in speakers. Samsung 50NU7100 uses the Universal Guide technology that allows you to find the content you want.
This TV model can connect to other Samsung devices. TCL 49S405 has a user-friendly menu. The software allows you streaming content or searching for something you want. You can control TCL 49S405 using a special application for your mobile phone.
These two TVs have stable Y-shaped stands. However, you can also wall-mount them. The bezel is very narrow. The dimensions are 44.29x28.7x10.29 in for Samsung 50NU7100 versus 43.7x27.7x8.5 in for TCL 49S405 (with the stands).
The stand height is around 3 in high. Samsung 50NU7100 has an ergonomic remote controller with all buttons you need, while TCL 49S405 has a simple Roku TV controller. Both solutions have 3 HDMI ports, but Samsung 50NU7100 has 2 USB ports and TCL 49S405 has only one USB port.
The TCL 49S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 49S405 price