TCL 55” LCD 4k Android TV (55R646)

TCL 55” LCD 4k Android TV (55R646)

About the TCL 55R646

Price: $600

This is the 55" model in TCL's premium 6-Series. It was first released in 2021 and is also available in 65" and 75" versions. It uses Google software for its smart TV capabilities.

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The TCL 6 Series (R646) is a budget-friendly and fully-equipped TV line. Just below TCL's top-of-the-line 7 Series, the R646 is one of the most reasonably priced miniLED FLAD TVs available. It offers a range of features, including 120Hz refresh rate, HGiG, VRR, ALLM, and HDR standards like HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. The R646 comes in three sizes - 55", 65", and 75" - and utilizes Google TV for smart TV functionality. This TV provides impressive brightness, making it a great choice for well-lit rooms and enhancing HDR highlights. Bottom Line: The TCL R646 is a cost-effective TV that fits the needs of most consumers, especially gamers and movie enthusiasts.

TCL 55R646 Features

Year Released
Screen Size
Screen Type
LCD 120Hz
Operating System
Android TV
TV Tuner
ATSC 1.0
HDMI Ports
Refresh Rate
HDR10 Support
HDR10+ Support
Dolby Vision Support
HLG Support
Screen Score
Gaming Score
Bright Room Score
Weight without Stand
42.3 lbs

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What we like

  • The R646 is one of the cheapest TVs that uses miniLED FALD technology. This provides some of the brightest backlights at the respective price range, and it handles HDR highlights and bright rooms very well. The black levels are also very good for an LCD based TV.

  • The R646 is a very capable gaming TV with 120Hz, VRR, ALLM and some of the best response times for an LCD based TV.

  • TCL is one of the few manufacturers to support HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bypass at the same time.

What we don't like

  • Gray uniformity and viewing angles are average at best. While this TV is good for gaming and movies, sport fans should consider other options first.

  • R646 color calibration out of the box is below average. It requires some settings tinkering to get the best out of it.

  • TCL implementation of Google TV might be buggy from time to time.