TCL S Series/S404 4K 2018 Vs TCL P Series/P607 2017

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: TCL P607 is better.

In this review of TCL S405 Vs P607, TCL P607 is better because it has a better contrast, supports local dimming, better HDR performance, better color volume as well as higher levels of brightness.

TCL S Series/S404 4K 2018 Vs TCL P Series/P607 2017: DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have TV stands.

Wall mount; the two TVs can be mounted on the wall

Borders; TCL S404 has 0.39” (1.0cm) whereas TCL P607 has 0.67” (1.7cm)

Max thickness; TCL S404 is 2.91” (7.4cm) whereas TCL P607 is 2.99” (7.6cm)

Max temperature; TCL S404 has 99oF (37oC) while TCL P607 has 93oF (34oC)

Average temperature; TCL S404 has 94oF (33oC) whereas TCL P607 has 88oF (31oC)

Bottom line: the two TVs have the same design features.

TCL S Series/S404 4K 2018 Vs TCL P Series/P607 2017: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; TCL S404 has 4171:1 whereas TCL P607 has 6437:1

Local dimming; TCL P607 has local dimming.

SDR real scene peak brightness; TCL S404 has 180cd/m2 while TCL P607 has 504cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; TCL S404 has 178cd/m2 whereas TCL P607 has 489cdm2

Gray uniformity; TCL S404 has 7.1 while TCL P607 has 5.7

50% std. Dev; TCL S404 has 3.1125 while TCL P607 has 5.950%

50% DSE; TCL S404 has 0.195% whereas TCL P607 has 0.250%

Viewing angle; TCL S404 has 4.6 while TCL P607 has 4.2

Color washout; TCL S404 has 26o

Black uniformity; TCL S404 has 7.7 whereas TCL P607 has 6.8

Native Std. Dev; TCL S404 has 0.960% whereas TCL P607 has 1.774%

Total reflections; TCL S404 has 5.2% whereas TCL P607 5.7%

Pre- calibration; TCL S404 has 7.5 while TCL P607 has 7.7

White balance dE; TCL S404 has 3.97 while TCL P607 has 3.04

Color dE; TCL S404 has 2.22 whereas TCL P607 has 2.34

Gamma; TCL S404 has 2.24 whereas TCL P607 has 2.13

Picture mode; the two TVs have movie

Post calibration; TCL S404 has 8.8 whereas TCL P607 has 9.7

White balance dE; TCL S404 has 0.29 whereas TCL P607 has 0.15

Color dE; TCL S404 has 0.48 while TCL P607 has 0.65

Gamma; TCL S404 has 2.20 while TCL P607 has 2.19

Color gamut; TCL S404 has 7.3 while TCL P607 has 7.9

Wide color Gamut; TCL P607 has wide color Gamut.

Color volume; TCL S404 has 6.1 whereas TCL P607 has 7.1

Bottom line: TCL P607 is better

TCL S Series/S404 4K 2018 Vs TCL P Series/P607 2017: MOTION

100% response time; TCL S404 has 14.4ms whereas TCL P607 has 12.1ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs don’t have optional BFI

Motion interpolation; the two TVs don’t have motion interpolation.

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have variable refresh rates.

Bottom line: TCL S404 and TCL P607 have the same motion features

TCL S Series/S404 4K 2018 Vs TCL P Series/P607 2017: INPUTS

Input lag; TCL S404 has 9.6 while TCL P607 has 9.7

1080 @ 60 Hz; TCL S404 has 14.6ms whereas TCL P607 has 13.9ms

1080p @ 60 Hz outside Game mode; TCL S404 has 48.3ms whereas TCL P607 has 47.8ms

Supported resolutions; TCL S404 has 8.3 whereas TCL P607 has 8.2

1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4; the two TVs support this.

4k @ 60 Hz; the two TVs support this.

4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4; the two TVs support this.

Total inputs; the two TVs have 3 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 digital optical audio out, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. TCL P607 has 2 Analog audio out 3.mm whereas TCL S404 has 1.

Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC, variable Analog audio out and Wi-Fi support. TCL P607 has Dolby vision.

Audio pass-through; each TV has ARC, Dolby Digital and DTS.

Bottom line: TCL P607 is better

TCL S Series/S404 4K 2018 Vs TCL P Series/P607 2017: SOUND QUALITY

Frequency response; TCL S404 has 5.8 whereas TCL P607 has 4.3

Low-frequency extension; TCL S404 has 119.87Hz whereas TCL P607 has 142.54Hz

Std. Dev. @ max; TCL S404 has 5.75dB while TCL P607 has 8.45dB

Max; TCL S404 has 91.5dB SPL while TCL P607 has 84.2dB SPL

Distortion; TCL S404 has 6.4 while TCL P607 has 6.3

Weighted THD @ max; TCL S404 has 4.885 while TCL P607 has 0.971

IMD @ max; TCL S404 has 17.03% whereas TCL P607 has 19.37%.

Bottom line: TCL S404 is better

TCL S Series/S404 4K 2018 Vs TCL P Series/P607 2017: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; the two TVs operate on Roku TV platforms, versions 7.6 and 7.7 respectively.

Interface; the two TVs have easy to use and very smooth interfaces.

Ad-free; TCL S404 has ads whereas TCL P607 is ad-free.

Apps and features; the two TVs have preinstalled apps and features.

Remote; each TV has a small sized remote.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV apps.

Bottom line: TCL P607 is better

Conclusion

In this review, when we compare the two TVs, TCL P607 is a better TV as it has contrast, supports local dimming, better HDR performance, better color volume as well as higher levels of brightness.