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TCL C635 Review: Affordable 4K Ultra HD TV worth checking out!

TCL C635
TCL C635

TCL has been a surprise in recent years by creating attractive televisions that have even been able to compete against models from more recognized brands. This year they have been a bit on the sidelines because they have not taken out teams frequently, however, that has just changed and we have had the opportunity to test one of their most attractive bets within the mid-range.

We refer specifically to the TCL C635 that stands out for the features that it integrates into the main sections, thus being a television that we recommend.

Exterior design of the TCL C635

Aesthetically it is a correct television with good details, although it also shows a certain simplicity in its construction in general

Regarding the design, we consider it pleasant due to details that improve its presence. The first thing to consider is that we are talking about the 65-inch version that has dimensions of 832 x 1447 x 80 mm , being a suitable television for large rooms or halls.

It will have a weight of 18.2 kilograms, so we must be careful when moving it to avoid accidents. It seems like a good idea to acquire the VESA support that improves the installation, especially if we plan to position the TV on the wall. The only negative is that this part is sold separately.

TCL C635
TCL C635

But we believe that it is worth making such an investment for the benefits that are granted. The idea is to enjoy the front that ends up being the most striking regarding the appearance , since the bezels that cover the screen are thin, generating an environment that almost becomes elegant.

In addition, there will be a useful space of 95%, being a fine screen and perfect for playing content. The rear part has a bulky space that turns out to be the worst on an aesthetic level , although it is not a major problem either. Consider that the construction is somewhat weak.

Connectivity

This is one of its most attractive sections due to the connectors it includes. To begin with, we have three HDMI inputs , however, note that one is version 2.1, which greatly improves transmission performance. To this add that it also includes ARC , ALLM , eARC and VRR .

Another surprise is that it has a USB 3.0 port that, due to its version, delivers faster data transmission. The other port will be 2.0, but it also works correctly and allows us to play videos, photos and music, although the main attraction is the possibility of recording content.

There will be other equally important connectors that you can check in the specifications table that we have placed above. In this space you can also find the available tuners that are used to scan terrestrial , satellite and cable channels .

The wireless section is also not a duty, since it has dual-band Wi-Fi Direct to get more out of your internet. It offers Bluetooth 5.0 with good performance for compatible devices. In case you want to transmit content, it works with DLNA .

Image quality and functions in general

The TCL 65C635 delivers 4K resolution that features good optimization, so content will look nice. However, not everything can be positive and this television has a Direct LED resolution that we must be honest has important disadvantages.

Especially since it does not include local dimming, which means that the lighting has little control and quality is affected mainly in very dark or bright environments. The advantage is that it also integrates a VA panel that does offer us positive points in the image.

For example, we obtain high levels of contrast and brightness, therefore, the whites and blacks appear purer, achieving a certain depth in the colors . Another advantage is that viewing dark scenes in dimly lit rooms turns out to be comfortable without light leakage.

We want to be as honest with you as possible, so please be aware that this panel may convey colors somewhat less faithfully and accurately. This television is ideal for viewing the image from the front , however, viewing from the sides suffers some loss of sharpness.

We must highlight the inclusion of improvements for the image, which work on essential parameters for a more precise experience. In this case we find options such as Quantum Dot Color , Wide Color Gamut , Micro Dimming and Mega Dynamic Contrast for a better experience.

Let’s also not forget its compatibility with HDR10 + , HLG and Dolby Vision that will work as long as the content is compatible. The maximum frequency is 60 Hz, however, it improves fluidity and precision in movements thanks to Motion Clarity Pro and Noise Reduction .

Sound

It has two integrated speakers that provide a total power of 20W , yes, they are part of ONKYO , a brand specialized in sound, so the quality will be slightly better than what we commonly get in the mid-range. Also, implement some enhancement technologies.

Among the most attractive we find DTS HD , Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos to enjoy a more immersive and precise sound, especially for dialogues that are usually the most affected by low audio.

Analysis of the software / Smart TV and more notable features

It has the most recent version of Android, therefore, we will enjoy the improvements made until today

The most interesting thing about the TCL 65C635 is its compatibility with Android 11 , which stands out for the features it integrates, in addition, it has the Play Store , the largest application store that currently exists. Here we can download and install more than 5,000 different options.

Obviously the most popular streaming platforms such as Netflix , Prime Video , YouTube , Star+ , Disney+ and HBO Max will be available . In the same way we have compatibility with Google Assistant that allows us to control certain functions of the television by voice.

Another quite useful function is the integrated Chromecast that is used to transmit all kinds of content from compatible devices. Finally, mention that this model includes functions for gaming such as Game Bar , Game Master and Game Mode that greatly improve the experience.

TCL C635: Pros and Cons

PROS:

  • HDMI 2.1 and USB 3.0
  • Good image
  • Enhancement features
  • Acceptable sound
  • Android 11
  • Google Assistant
  • Built-in Chromecast
  • Price

CONS:

  • Back design
  • Backlight

 

Specifications:

Make model TCL 65C635
Size 65″ (165.1cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 50Hz / 60Hz (Hertz)
Backlight DirectLED
SmartTV Yes, AndroidTV
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes
bluetooth Yes
3D Nope
usb recorder Yes
tuners
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • 2 x 10W (watts)
  • 2.0CH
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby True HD
  • DTS-HD
  • ONKYO Sound System
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 832 x 1447 x 80mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 895 x 1447 x 314mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 18.2kg / 19.3kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 300 x 300mm
HDMI ports 3
USB ports two
other connectors
  • dlna
  • EthernetRJ45
  • Satellite input (F-type female)
  • av
  • optical audio output
  • headphone jack
  • Antenna (RF) (female)
IC+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • current cable
  • user’s Guide