TCL C725 Review: An interesting and affordable TV

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TCL has always been a fairly competitive firm that has been releasing interesting models for some years that are usually better suited to the needs of users, however, for this year they want to go a step further and have released a series of televisions with better features with in order to give battle to the most outstanding models of other firms. Today we are going to analyze the TCL C725, an interesting option for those who do not want to spend too much.

TCL QLED C725 design

We are going to enjoy a slim style that will look quite good in any environment

The TCL QLED 55C725 offers a striking aesthetic for certain details that we will mention below. We must mention that it does not seem like an incredible design, but it tends to integrate well into the home if we know how to place it correctly , to begin with, we are talking about the 55-inch version that offers us a good size for medium-sized rooms.

If we want to fully exploit its appearance, what we must do is place it directly on the wall, since in this way it seems that we have a newer TV with better finishes, although this is not entirely true . The most attractive is on its front that implements thin bezels that will generate greater elegance.

It should be noted that having a thin frame will allow us to have a larger screen, which is always positive when it comes to playing content. The rear also turns out to be thin and only the connector box protrudes , but this does not bother the design offered. The only negative is that its build feels a bit weak.

Connectivity

We cannot complain about the connectors that have been included, as these seem to be the ones to receive a good experience. Here we can make use of three HDMI 2.0 that are the most remarkable, since they allow us to connect external devices. Likewise, we have two USB ports that will be useful in case of playing or recording content, in addition, one comes in version 3.0, on the other hand, its wireless connectivity does not offer Wi-Fi , Bluetooth and DLNA .

Image quality and general functions of the TCL 55C725

Let’s move on to talk about the quality that the TCL 55C725 presents us , which we can define as decent, since its optimization is adequate so that the content we see has an adequate display. First of all, we have a 4K resolution that gives us more power than Full HD , therefore, the details will be deeper.

Another aspect that is important is that it offers us a QLED panel that we can say is the direct competition of the OLED, therefore, the backlighting that it gives us gives us good results . And we can check that if we are in very dark or bright environments where quality is usually lost, however, in this case it does not happen.

We must also consider that there are different improvement technologies that will provide us with a much more complete final experience. In this case we can highlight the inclusion of Quantum Dot Color that focuses on granting a broader spectrum of colors, which will be positive for the image , since we will have more natural scenes.

Another parameter that receives an important improvement is the contrast that thanks to Micro Dimming we will be able to appreciate it in a sharper and more precise state. In search of giving us more fluid movements in any content, the Noise Reduction and Motion Clarity Pro functions are integrated that end up doing a very valuable job.

Sound

We can say that one of the weakest things about this TV is its audio quality, since we only have two speakers, which barely reach a power of 20W , yes, there are technologies such as Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD that we They provide a more immersive and clean experience, however, it is not usually enough for the most demanding content, therefore, the only solution we have is to acquire a soundbar with the required quality.

Smart TV / software review and more highlights

The inclusion of Android in this TV allows it to offer great features for any user

We come to another of the most notable aspects of the TCL QLED 55C725 , and we say this because the latest version of Android TV has been included, which ensures better optimization and security, in addition, it is a fairly intuitive system that anyone can use . We also highlight that its interface makes everything easier for us.

Let’s talk about the details that stand out the most, for example, we have the most extensive catalog of applications today , since we can install more than 5,000 applications, obviously including the most popular ones. We also have compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa that stand out for allowing us to control the TV with our voice.

This way we get a better order, although the functions that we can handle are somewhat simple. This model seeks to be remarkable for gaming, and that is why the Game Master , Game Mode and Low Input Lag technologies have been included for totally fluid games. If you want to play content from external devices, you can do it with Chromecast buil-in .

TCL C725: Pros and Cons

 

PROS:

  • Beautiful design
  • It has USB 3.0
  • Image quality
  • QLED panel
  • HDR compatible
  • Offers Google Assistant and Alexa
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Price

CONS:

  • A little weak construction
  • Does not have HDMI 2.1

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Make model TCL 55C725 – TCL QLED 55C725
Size 55 ″ (139.7 cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect ratio 16: 9
Frequency 50 Hz / 60 Hz (Hertz)
Backlighting QLED
Smart tv Yes, Android TV
Integrated Wifi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D Do not
USB Recorder Yes
Tuners
  • Analog (NTSC / PAL / SECAM)
  • DVB-T
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • 2 x 10 W (watts)
  • 2.0 CH
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • DTS-HD
  • ONKYO Sound System
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 712 x 1227 x 81 mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 765 x 1227 x 300 mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 14.4 kg / 14.7 kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 300 x 300 mm
HDMI ports 3
USB ports 2
Other connectors
  • DLNA
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • Satellite input (F-type)
  • Composite AV
  • Digital audio output
  • Headphone jack
  • Antenna (RF)
CI + Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category g
Contents / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • power cord
  • user’s Guide

 

What do you think?

3.8 / 5. 162