TCL 55S405 vs LG 55SK8000PUA

LG 55SK8000PUA vs TCL 55S405: the best price-quality ratio

LG 55SK8000PUA vs TCL 55S405

LG 55SK8000PUA vs TCL 55S405 test demonstrated that both TVs play 4K ultra HD video, so you can not even doubt the quality of the picture. For such TVs, it’s important not only the screen resolution, so here we have HDR support which allows you to enjoy the maximum 4K image.

LG 55SK8000PUA belongs to the newest SK800 2018 series. So you get access to the latest LG technologies for a good price. TCL 55S405 presents the S405 series, which refers to budget 4K TVs. In both cases, I was really surprised by the price-quality ratio.

Comparing TCL 55S405 vs LG 55SK8000PUA in technologies, LG 55SK8000PUA wins versus TCL 55S405 in sound thanks to an α7 intelligent processor and Dolby Atmos audio technology developed for state-of-the-art cinemas. Also, it has built-in Google assistant. But on the other hand, TCL 55S405 has the most comfortable remote control I've ever used. Also, here we have Roku TV streaming service as an analog of Smart TV from Samsung.

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Picture

Both TVs play a very high-quality 4K ultra HD picture, including HDR. LED screens delight the eye with its brightness and contrast. The side angle viewing of this TVs is pretty good compared to most LED.

Features and Performances

LG 55SK8000PUA is fast, great quality and very customizable. Has own app store with many apps such as a fireplace or space live videos to use as a screensaver. TCL 55S405 has a nice frame rate and a minimal, comfortable, and easy to use remote controller. Also, it has a "game mode".

Build Quality and Design

After the performance test, I decided to compare design and build quality. Both TVs are pleased with the build quality and design. Both look almost frameless and resemble with augmented reality, where the lights go beyond the edges of the metal frames.

LG 55SK8000PUA Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • α7 intelligent processor - you can forget about any lags.
  • Dolby Atmos audio technology developed for state-of-the-art cinemas.
  • Has own app store with many apps such as a fireplace or space live videos.
  • Has a built-in Google assistant.

CONS:

  • Needs better WiFi.
  • There are some issues with Alexa voice and Google assistant software.

TCL 55S405 Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • Very low price for modern 4K LED TV (is about $300).
  • Roku interface - essentially saves you one input and has a good interface.
  • Clear 4K picture - stunning providing the source content is good.
  • The diversity of inputs (HDMI, USB etc).

CONS:

  • Inputs - another HDMI or two would've been great.
  • Settings - had a hard time figuring this out.
  • Dim picture - yeah, a bit brighter would've been better.

TCL 55S405

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Common

Product

TCL 55S405
LG 55SK8000PUA

Model

55S405
55SK8000PUA

Brand

TCL
LG

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

4685
340

General

Series

S405
SK800

Screen sizes in series

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

Display

Screen size, inch

55
55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
IPS

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

120.96/47.62
120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.78
68.04/26.79

Display area, %

91.16
92.25

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
3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not
QuickTime, VC-1, VP9, Flash Video

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
LPCM, RealAudio, aptX, HE-AAC

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
gray

Width, cm/in

124.7/49.1
123.7/48.7

Height, cm/in

72.39/28.5
72.14/28.4

Depth, cm/in

7.62/3
6.35/2.5

Weight, kg/lbs

13.4/29.5
16.1/35.49

Width with stand, cm/in

124.7/49.1
123.7/48.7

Height with stand, cm/in

78.2/30.8
79.5/31.29

Depth with stand, cm/in

22.1/8.7
24.9/9.8

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

13.6/29.98
17.6/38.8

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

200 x 200
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, 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
TruMotion

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

CSOT
LG Display

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
240

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012
0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

80
81

Processor

Model

Dual-core
Alpha 7 Intelligent Processor, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
webOS 4.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 240

Typical power consumption, W

70
120

Maximum power consumption, W

130
200

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

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  • 24.8
  • 23.3TCL 55S405
  • 24.8LG 55SK8000PUA

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