TCL seeks to compete against the big firms that take over the television market. Normally their models stand out between the low and medium range, however, they have been working on new proposals that can really be an option for users.
Today we talk about the TCL C835 , a high-end model with advanced features in each of its sections. Despite how complete it seems to be, we notice that its price is not so high compared to other televisions. This detail makes it become more interesting.
Exterior design of the TCL 55C835
Aesthetically, it is striking for integrating a more elaborate aspect, especially if we compare it with televisions belonging to the same firm where we have simple aspects that do not show changes. In this case we notice an important renovation that improves the design .
We are facing the 55-inch version that has dimensions of 710 x 1226 x 68 mm without considering the VESA support, since including said tool increases the depth. The weight reaches 16.7 kilograms, so we recommend asking for help to place it without problems.
We believe that the best position is achieved directly on the wall, since we will see the front completely, a space that seems quite striking , especially due to the inclusion of a thin frame that generates elegance and allows better integration into any environment.
It also allows for more usable space, which benefits content playback . The rear part does not change the good design achieved because it does not have a bulky space and maintains a slim appearance that blends quite well with any decoration.
It has four HDMI 2.1 inputs perfect for sharing the signal of compatible devices such as consoles, computers, laptops and players, although there will be some other options to connect. Here the interesting thing is the version that improves the transmission performance.
We find two USB 2.0 ports that offer the possibility of playing photos, videos and music directly to the TV from compatible units. However, the really attractive thing turns out to be the recording of content that we can use to save specific content.
There will be other interesting connections that enhance the experience on the subject of physical connectivity. Here we have a satellite input , an optical audio output , a side AV and a headphone jack . It offers more options which you can check in the specification table.
Regarding the TV tuners, it integrates DVB-T2/C/S2 that do a good tracking to receive terrestrial, satellite and cable channels. The wireless section stands out for the options it allows to use, which improve the experience by providing facilities. We have Wi-Fi , Bluetooth and DLNA .
Image quality and functions in general
The TCL 55C835 stands out in the image section where we notice a deep optimization that seeks to maximize quality. For this they have integrated a 4K resolution that offers four times more power than Full HD, therefore, we will see deep details in each scene .
The most interesting thing is that it has a Mini LED backlight being the most powerful panel currently because it works with more LED bulbs achieving 1,000 zones for powerful local dimming. We see deep blacks and more detailed dark scenes.
It also works with a VA panel that offers high levels of contrast and brightness, therefore, we will see whites and blacks with greater purity, achieving depth in the colors . Also, viewing dark scenes in dimly lit rooms is comfortable without light leakage.
Being a high-end model, it will have extra technologies that improve essential parameters for a solid experience. Here we highlight the inclusion of Quantum Dot Color that seeks to offer a higher image quality thanks to the fact that we receive a wider range of colors.
The rest of the functions focus on contrast, brightness and saturation. Likewise, we have compatibility with HDR10 + , HLG , Dolby Vision IQ and PQ10 . It is interesting that its frequency works from 48 Hz to 144 Hz, automatically adjusting to the demand of the content.
We receive a power of 40W through two speakers and a subwoofer, improving the audio experience compared to other models that are in its price range. Everything improves because this sound system belongs to the ONKYO firm .
Firm specialized in audio issues, in addition, it works with Dolby Atmos , Dolby TrueHD and DTS technologies , which greatly improve the experience, resulting in surround and precise sound. The quality seems to us sufficient to clearly hear any content.
Analysis of the software / Smart TV and more notable features
The TCL 55C835 offers a fairly complete system that has several features that improve the user experience. We are talking about Android that comes in its most recent version. Here we have the Play Store that gives us the option to install more than 7,000 applications.
Obviously those very popular options will be available, in addition, we can download different alternatives such as games, movies and music. It works with Google Assistant and Alexa , assistants that allow you to control certain functions of the TV by voice.
Another attraction is the inclusion of Apple AirPlay 2 that is used to transmit music, photos and videos from an iPhone, iPad or Mac. All with adequate performance. Finally, mention that this TV is an interesting option to play with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro .
TCL C835: Pros and Cons
- HDMI 2.1
- enhancement features
- acceptable sound
- voice control
- Apple AirPlay 2
- AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
- Does not include USB 3.0
|Make model||TCL 55C835|
|Resolution||4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)|
|Frequency||48Hz / 144Hz (Hertz)|
|Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth)||710 x 1226 x 68mm|
|Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth)||794 x 1226 x 280mm|
|Weight (Without / With stand)||16.7kg / 18.7kg|
|VESA compatibility||Yes, 300 x 300mm|
|IC+ Integrated||Yes, v1.4|
|Energy Class||Category G|
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