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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you're on a budget, the TCL S450F is the more affordable choice and offers a better input lag performance, making it suitable for casual gaming or use as a monitor. However, the S435 is stronger in contrast, which is beneficial for watching movies but may not justify the higher price, especially given its overall fair picture quality and poor performance in bright rooms. Neither TV excels in handling reflections or local dimming, and both have a limited viewing angle. If your viewing environment is bright or you tend to watch from different angles, you might not find either TV to be ideal. Both support HDR, but for the latest formats like Dolby Vision and HDR10+, only the S450F has compatibility. Keep in mind, the S435 has slightly better sound with Dolby Digital Plus, whereas the S450F includes voice commands for accessibility. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S435 (LCD)
  • Good for cartoons & animation
Advantages of the TCL S450F (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling

Key differences

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Cartoons & Animation

7.0
65S435
65S450F
6.0
6.0/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
5.9/10
6.6/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.3/10
5.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.3/10
9.0/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
6.6/10
5.9/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
5.8/10
The TCL S435 (LCD) is good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

5.8
65S435
65S450F
6.4
5.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.3/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
The TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL S435 (LCD) is poor.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

6.6
65S435
65S450F
6.5
7.50/10
CONTRAST
6.428571429/10
6.6/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.3/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL S435 (LCD) and TCL S450F (LCD) both have only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.1
65S435
65S450F
6.0
7.50/10
CONTRAST
6.428571429/10
6.7/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
9.2/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S435 (LCD) and TCL S450F (LCD) are both only fair for movies & TV.

Sports

5.9
65S435
65S450F
6.1
3.2/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
5.8/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
5.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.3/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL S450F (LCD) to be only fair for sports, while the TCL S435 (LCD) is poor.

Gaming

5.5
65S435
65S450F
5.7
6.2/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.0/10
5.8/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
3.2/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
0.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
10.0/100
5.3/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
The TCL S450F (LCD) and TCL S435 (LCD) are both poor for gaming.

Bright Room

5.6
65S435
65S450F
6.0
5.0/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.1/10
5.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.3/10
5.1/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.6/10
5.9/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.3/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL S450F (LCD) to be only fair for bright room, while the TCL S435 (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$494
65S435
65S450F
$469
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The TCL S435 (LCD) has a price of $494 and the TCL S450F (LCD) costs $469.

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How the TCL S435 (LCD) and the TCL S450F (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S435 (LCD)TCL S450F (LCD)
TCL S435 (LCD)TCL S450F (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$494
$469
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
September 4, 2020July 1, 2023
Full name
65S43565S450F
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Roku TVFire OS
Sound Quality Score
5.9/106/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6.7/106.6/10
Bright Room Score
5.6/106/10
Gaming Score
5.6/105.7/10
Movies & TV Score
6.2/106/10
Sports Score
6/106.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
33.2" x 57.4" x 3.3"32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.3" x 57.4"34.8" x 5.9"
Weight without Stand
37.9 lbs30.9 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit8 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
NoYes
Contrast
7.5/106.4/10
Local Dimming
2.5/103/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
16 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital Plus Bypass OnlyYes
DTS:X
NoNo

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Geoffrey Morrison | June 2021
"The TCL 4-Series is so inexpensive and capable you might start to question why there are any multithousand-dollar TVs at all. The 4-Series setup is intuitive and easy. If you're just looking for an easy-to-use TV with decent picture, this is an excellent place to start."

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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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