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Updated January 10, 2024·

The TCL S555 offers better performance across most content, making it a good choice if you prioritize image quality, particularly in dark and bright rooms, and for watching movies. It is more expensive than the TCL S446. If your budget is limited, the S446 still provides decent overall performance but might not deliver as rich a viewing experience in darker settings. Also, for gamers, the difference is smaller, so the S446 may suffice if gaming is your primary use. Neither TV is well-suited to very bright rooms, but the S555 has a slight edge. Consider how the room lighting conditions will affect your viewing experience. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S446 (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling
  • Good viewing angle
  • Good reflections
Advantages of the TCL S555 (LCD)
  • Good for bright room
  • Good for dark room
  • Good for movies & TV
  • Good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for cartoons & animation

Key differences

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Picture Quality

5.8
65S446
65S555
7.8
5.37/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
6.0/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.3/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
IPS
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL S555 (LCD) has good picture quality, while the TCL S446 (LCD) has poor picture quality.

Movies & TV

5.4
65S446
65S555
7.9
5.37/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
4.8/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S555 (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the TCL S446 (LCD) is poor.

Gaming

5.8
65S446
65S555
6.7
6.2/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
7.0/10
8.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
0.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
80.0/100
5.6/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.3/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is only fair for gaming, while the TCL S446 (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

6.4
65S446
65S555
8.4
5.8/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.4/10
6.0/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.3/10
6.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
9.1/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.6/10
6.0/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.4/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S446 (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
65S446
65S555
7.0
6.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL S446 (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

5.8
65S446
65S555
7.3
7.5/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.5/10
6.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
5.4/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.0/10
7.2/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
5.9/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is good for bright room, while the TCL S446 (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$400
65S446
65S555
$600
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The TCL S446 (LCD) has a price of $400 and the TCL S555 (LCD) costs $600.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.4
65S446
65S555
6.3
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
8.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
6.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S446 (LCD) and TCL S555 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

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How the TCL S446 (LCD) and the TCL S555 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S446 (LCD)TCL S555 (LCD)
TCL S446 (LCD)TCL S555 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$400
$600
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
September 4, 2021September 3, 2022
Full name
65S44665S555
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TVRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
6/106.1/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
34
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
5.8/107.9/10
Bright Room Score
5.8/107.4/10
Gaming Score
5.9/106.8/10
Movies & TV Score
5.5/107.9/10
Sports Score
6.4/106.3/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
33.2" x 57.4" x 3.3"32.7" x 56.9" x 3"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.3" x 57.4"35" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
37.9 lbs45.9 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit13 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.4/109.1/10
Local Dimming
2.5/106.1/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
16 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
Bypass onlyYes
DTS:X
NoNo

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Caleb Denison | December 2022
"It looks great out of the box and the picture quality it is rock-solid for the price. (...) What really makes this a decent gaming TV, though, is the very low input lag. (...) But if you want to save a little money, the TCL S555 strikes a great balance between cost and performance – the kind of performance that’s impressive enough to deliver some wow to your eyes. (...)"

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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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