TCL 43S425 vs TCL 43S421 Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
60
SCORE:
62

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Overview

Here we are comparing TCL 43S425 to TCL 43S421 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

Let us first have a glance at the highlights of the models.

TCL 43S425 Highlights

TCL 43S421 Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. TCL 43S421 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

TCL 43S425

TCL 43S421

DISPLAY
71
VIDEO FEATURES
54
AUDIO FEATURES
41
OTHER FEATURES
63
CONNECTIVITY
54
FORMAT SUPPORT
42
OVERALL
60
DISPLAY
75
VIDEO FEATURES
54
AUDIO FEATURES
41
OTHER FEATURES
63
CONNECTIVITY
54
FORMAT SUPPORT
42
OVERALL
62

Common Strengths of TCL 43S425 and TCL 43S421

STRENGTHS TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Color Depth 1.07 billion 1.07 billion
HDR10

Common Weaknesses of TCL 43S425 and TCL 43S421

WEAKNESSES TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Limited Viewing Angle
No 3D Capability
No HDR10+
No Dolby Vision
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
No IMAX Enhanced
No AMD Freesync™
No NVidia G-Sync
No 4K HFR
No 2K HFR
No VRR
No HGIG Compatibility
No Filmmaker Mode
No WiSA Ready
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Detailed Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - TCL 43S425 and here - TCL 43S421.

BASICS TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
BrandTCLTCL
Country VersionUSAUSA
Series44
Model43S42543S421
Release Year20182018
Size43"43"
Smart TV
DISPLAY TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Display TechnologyLCDLCD
Panel TypeVAVA
Backlight TypeLEDLED
LED TypeDirect LEDDirect LED
Color
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 billion1.07 billion
VIDEO TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Upscaling4K Creative Pro4K Creative Pro
Frame Interploation TechniqueClear MotionClear Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency120Hz120Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Speaker Power Rating8W + 8W8W + 8W
Dolby Digital Plus
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs33
HDMI Version2.02.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs11
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
OTHER TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
CPU Cores22
GPU Cores22
Operating SystemRokuRoku
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Mobile App
Teletext
Closed Captions
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, FrenchEnglish, Spanish, French
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App
VIDEO FORMATS TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)
Quick Start Guide (QSG)1 English1 English
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSCNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)40 W45 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)38.2" x 22.4" x 3.0"38.3" x 22.2" x 2.9"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)38.2" x 24.5" x 7.6"38.3" x 24.4" x 7.5"
Stand Size32.4"30.0"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)45.1" x 26.2" x 5.2"44.6" x 26.2" x 5.7"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)100 mm x 100 mm100 mm x 100 mm
Wall mount screwM6x 12M6 x 12
Weight Without Stand16.3 lbs16.6 lbs
Weight With Stand16.5 lbs16.8 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)23.1 lbs23.6 lbs
ACCESSORIES TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
RemoteRC280RC282
WARRANTY TCL 43S425 TCL 43S421
Warranty1 year limited warranty1 year limited warranty

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