TCL TV 43S425 Review

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If you’re looking for an affordable ultra HD smart TV that can access streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix, this Roku TV is a fantastic choice. It’s good enough to play HDR content and comes with great connectivity features like Wi-Fi, and an ethernet port. The bottom line is that this LED TV is one of the best TVs we’ve reviewed.

Why We Like It – TCL TV 43S425

The TCL S425 Roku smart TV has incredible picture quality and has excellent features like 4K ultra HD resolution, low input lag, and a high refresh rate. This LED TV also has high peak brightness, game mode, and comes at a very affordable price

Pros
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Affordable price
  • Compatible with most streaming services
Cons
  • No Dolby Vision
  • No Local dimming
  • Roku TV remote very basic

Performance

For a 43-inch TV TCL’s 43S425 UHD TV offers excellent picture quality, a good black level, and the ability to play HDR content. It has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and has a refresh rate of 120Hz. The 43S425 also has an input lag of 31.3 milliseconds, which drops to 15.2 milliseconds when it’s in game mode. The TV remote is a bit basic and lacks voice input, but you can still use the phone app to use voice commands. Another TV with excellent performance is the Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA.

Design

For a cheap TV Roku’s 43S425 has great build quality. It comes in the usual gloss black plastic used on most TVs these days, with a textured strip on the bottom bezel. The top half is a thin two-inches, and the bottom is slightly thicker at three-inches. It comes with three HDMI ports, one USB port, an optical audio port, an ethernet port, and 3.5 mm audio ports. This TV has a great design and looks good on a stand or on a wall mount. It competes well against the LG 49UM7300PUA.

Value

This Roku TV was designed to compete against the Toshiba FireTV that’s designed for Amazon prime video. The TCL comes at a similar price but has better picture quality. It also has many other fantastic features like 4K ultra HD resolution and HDR compatibility. The main reason to get this TV is to access the available streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and more. When checking the price against the features, this TV offers incredible value for money. Another affordable TV with good specs is the insignia ns 50df710na19 TV.

TCL TV 43S425 Wrap Up

The TCL TV 43S425 comes at a very low price but still offers 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR compatibility. It also works with most streaming services out there and delivers crystal clear images and great sound quality. While the standard remote doesn’t offer voice control, you can easily activate it using an app.

Performance8.4
Design8.7
Value8.3
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Saeed Wazir

After quitting IT hell I found a new lease of life as a writer. I currently follow my passion, writing about different topics like product reviews, video games, and insurance.

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