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TCL 55C635, a very cheap and aspiring mid-range

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TCL 55C635 is such a beautiful television with interesting features that you will not believe how much it costs, which is much less than it is worth.

Technical characteristics of the TCL 55C635

SPECS
Make model TCL 55C635
Size 55″ (139.7 cm), flat
Resolution Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency native 60hz
Panel details (Backlight, color…) LED QLED, LCD
SmartTV Yes, AndroidTV
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes, WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz
Bluetooth Yes, v5.0
3D Nope
usb recorder Yes
tuners
  • Analog NTSC/PAL/SECAM and BG/DK/I/LL’
  • Digital (DVB-T/T2, DVB-C and DVB-S/S2)
  • HbbTV 2.0.2
Sound 20W (2ch) RMS
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 711 x 1227 x 5.18mm
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 765 x 1227 x 292mm
Weight (without/with base) 12kg / 13.2kg
VESA compatibility yes, 300×300
HDMI ports 3 2.0 and 2.1
USB ports 2 2.0 and 3.0
other connectors
  • Ethernet LANRJ45
  • optical output
  • RF antenna
  • satelite
  • 3.5mm jack
  • Hybrid AV
IC+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy classification Label F, 75W
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • power cord
  • User’s Guide

Other sizes: TCL 65C635

Design and connectivity

TCL has done great with the design of the TCL 55C635, because this is really beautiful, very aesthetic . It is a borderless model in which we only find a thin metallic strip in silver on the bottom line. In the rest we only find the black edges that are on the panel itself and that, in the same way, are still very thin.

As a support, the metallic style is also chosen, adding two quite nice oblique V legs , following the elegant and modern aesthetic line of the device. These are placed in two positions to suit the user, more central or to the sides, as is more common. Be that as it may, you can remove them, leaving you with a piece of 711 x 1227 x 5.18 mm and 12 kilograms of weight. With a 30 x 30 cm VESA device you can place it on the wall without any problem, saving space. But if you want the TV as is, its measurements and weight will be 765 x 1227 x 292 mm and 13.2 kg .

A very beautiful, simple and modern borderless model

A very beautiful, simple and modern borderless model

Tuning and connectivity

The content reception supported by this model is DVB-C/T2/S2, PAL/SECAM/NTSC and BG/DK/I/LL’, CI+ 1.4 ECP and HbbTV 2.0.2 .

It features a CI slot, satellite and RF input as well as Composite AV on a 3.5mm input. In addition to the above, the TV is complemented by three HDMI inputs , two in 2.0 another in 2.1, an Ethernet LAN RJ-45, 3.5 mm jack, optical audio output, a USB 2.0 and another 3.0 .

Some physical connectors

Some physical connectors

Its support includes modern VRR, ALLM as well as ARC, CEC over T-Link, eARC and HDCP 2.3, as well as 2160p content at 60 Hz and, mind you, 12-bit if allowed and USB channel cloning.

We enjoy wireless connectivity that gives both dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth SBC in 5.0 .

Image quality and general functions

The panel is 30-bit matrix VA and 10-bit depth, although two of them are rigged with Frame Rate Control; in turn, the IPQ 2.0 processor works with 20 extra pixels and another 2 for extreme cases in color calibration. Its resolution is Ultra HD , giving, for its 55 inches , a density of pixels per inch of 80, which is very good when it comes to creating details in images.

This beautiful model is not only beautiful on the outside. Inside, the color works with QLED, Wide Color technology of quantum dots that, by adding layers, manages to reproduce explosive and real colors .

TCL 55C635 features QLED

TCL 55C635 features QLED

It has a Mega-type dynamic contrast and the static one is more than interesting, 6000:1 , UHD AI Super Resolution scaler, micro-dimming system with recognition of 2040 zones, different modes such as sports, game (activates automatically ) or the cinema.

TCL 55C635 has support for playing HDR content given in HDR 10, HDR 10+ , HLG or in Dolby Vision .

As for movement, it has 60 Hz navigation with the Picture Performance Index system , which comes in 3100 units for this model and Motion Clarity Pro technology . This enables it to offer a minimum response time of 8 ms.

Audio

The TV suffers, perhaps, from low sound power (with respect to other features, of course) by having two 10 W full-range ONKYO down firing speakers . Of course, it is more than enough power and I know it because it is the one that my television has and I have never had to use even half of its capacity.

On the other hand, we find support for the famous Dolby Atmos and also for Dolby AC4 , which is from the same family, and Dolby TrueHD , which improves low-quality sounds.

It has automatic volume control and equalizer , although this is preset and cannot be changed. In addition, it virtualizes and mixes sound .

TCL 55C635 software/smartTV review

The firm has opted for Android to continue launching its models and this time it does so with the Android TV 11 operating system and the Google TV customization layer (it has a free content platform).

TCL introduces Android TV in its model

TCL introduces Android TV in its model

Of course, accompanying comes the Google assistant in a hands-free version , that is, you should not even press the assistance button on the remote; Google Assistant listens to you, answers your questions and performs the tasks that you ask of it, and that are allowed, of course. If you prefer, you can also use Alexa , although in this case it is only available in four languages: English, French, German and Italian.

You have content sharing with your devices with Google’s Chromecast technology or also with T-Cast , equally useful.

As home center systems, Google also dabbles with Google Home although, again, TCL offers its TCL Home alternative .

It includes some apps already installed (the best known) but you can get as many as you want from Google Play . To surf the web and enter any site that does not have an application, you just have to use the included browser just as you do on your computer.

Other basic functions included are 29 languages ​​for the OSD, timer to configure automatic shutdown, teletext, subtitles.

TV TCL 55C635: Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Android TV and Google TV
  • HbbTV updated
  • 29 menu languages
  • Price
CONS:
  • Energetic certification
  • fair frequency
8.6TOTAL SCORE

 

Picture quality
8
Design
9
connectivity
9
Sound
8
System / SmartTV
8
Quality/price ratio
9.5
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