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Updated April 10, 2024·

Between the Samsung N5300 and the TCL S355, if having a wider viewing angle for group watching is important to you, you might lean towards the Samsung, as it offers very good viewing angles. However, if saving money is a priority, the TCL S355 comes at a budget price and provides a fair performance across many types of content but has fewer HDMI ports. Both TVs have their limitations with picture quality and are better suited to casual viewing rather than a top-tier home theater experience. Neither model excels in bright rooms, so if you plan to watch in a well-lit area, you may find both lacking. For gaming, sports, and HDR content, both perform poorly, so they may not be the best choice if those are your main uses. Choose the Samsung for slightly better viewing angles and speaker power, or the TCL for a more budget-friendly option with more HDMI ports. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung N5300 (LCD)
  • Good motion processing
  • Very good viewing angle
Advantages of the TCL S355 (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling

Key differences

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Sports

6.7
UN40N5300
40S355
6.1
7.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.9/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
4.3/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
5.6/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
7.0/10
5.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.0/10
No
HLG SUPPORT
No
The Samsung N5300 (LCD) and TCL S355 (LCD) are both only fair for sports, though the Samsung N5300 (LCD) is somewhat better.

Gaming

4.9
UN40N5300
40S355
5.5
5.9/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.2/10
4.3/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
5.6/10
7.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.9/10
0.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
0.0/100
5.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
2.5/10
The TCL S355 (LCD) and Samsung N5300 (LCD) are both poor for gaming, though the TCL S355 (LCD) is somewhat better.

Bright Room

5.7
UN40N5300
40S355
4.7
8.1/10
VIEWING ANGLE
6.0/10
5.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.0/10
5.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
2.5/10
6.3/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.3/10
The Samsung N5300 (LCD) and TCL S355 (LCD) are both poor for bright room, though the Samsung N5300 (LCD) is somewhat better.

Cost

$250
UN40N5300
40S355
$168
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The Samsung N5300 (LCD) has a price of $250 and the TCL S355 (LCD) costs $168.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

5.6
UN40N5300
40S355
5.3
5.102564103/10
CONTRAST
6.43/10
5.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
5.8/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED
ADS / IPS
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The Samsung N5300 (LCD) and TCL S355 (LCD) both have poor picture quality.

Movies & TV

5.3
UN40N5300
40S355
5.2
5.102564103/10
CONTRAST
6.43/10
5.8/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
5.1/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
7.0/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
No
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
No
The Samsung N5300 (LCD) and TCL S355 (LCD) are both poor for movies & TV.

Cartoons & Animation

5.7
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40S355
5.3
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
5.4/10
5.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
5.8/10
5.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.0/10
6.2/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
4.7/10
7.7/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
5.5/10
The Samsung N5300 (LCD) and TCL S355 (LCD) are both poor for cartoons & animation.

News, Talk, & Other TV

5.6
UN40N5300
40S355
5.6
5.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.0/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
7.0/10
The Samsung N5300 (LCD) and TCL S355 (LCD) are both poor for news, talk, & other TV.

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How the Samsung N5300 (LCD) and the TCL S355 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung N5300 (LCD)TCL S355 (LCD)
Samsung N5300 (LCD)TCL S355 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$250
$168
Brand
SamsungTCL
Release Date
June 1, 2018August 2, 2022
Full name
UN40N530040S355
Screen Size
40"40"
Screen Resolution
1080P1080P

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
6.4/105.9/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
03
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
5.7/105.3/10
Bright Room Score
5.8/104.7/10
Gaming Score
4.9/105.5/10
Movies & TV Score
5.3/105.2/10
Sports Score
6.7/106.1/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
20.9" x 36.3" x 2.9"20.4" x 35.6" x 2.9"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
21.8" x 36.3"22.7" x 35.6"
Weight without Stand
15.4 lbs13.2 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200100 x 100

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit8 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
NoNo
Contrast
5.1/106.4/10
Local Dimming
2.5/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W16 W
Dolby Atmos
NoNo
DTS:X
NoNo

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About Samsung

Samsung, a South Korean electronics manufacturer, holds the title of being the largest global TV vendor in terms of units sold. They offer a diverse lineup of TV products that cater to various budget ranges. A notable achievement in recent years is the development of Quantum Dots, a technology that enhances color reproduction, resulting in richer and more vibrant hues. Samsung TVs are well-regarded for their high manufacturing quality and user-friendly software, making them an excellent choice for consumers seeking an intuitive viewing experience.

About TCL

TCL, the highly recognizable TV brand from China, has firmly established itself as the second-largest manufacturer in terms of sales volume. Renowned for striking an impressive balance between affordability, picture quality, and design, TCL TVs deliver a compelling overall package. While they have traditionally excelled in the low-end and midrange TV segments, TCL has recently made remarkable strides in the realm of high-end televisions, introducing impressive models that rival top competitors. Most TCL TVs use Roku software which is very user friendly and easy to use, but they have a few other models that use Google TV which has the largest app selection, but is not as user friendly as Roku.

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