Is Sony or TCL TV Better?

Asking is Sony or TCL TV better? To help you with a deciding answer, we purchased these two TV brands (Sony and TCL) and ran our own set of 6 hands-on tests.

We also ran opinion poll where we assessed opinions of 112 persons who had bought and used Sony and TCL TVs in their homes.

The discoveries from the tests and the opinion poll regarding the unique features of these TV brands which are what could make one better than the other is summarized and shared as answer in this post. Read on.

Is Sony or TCL TV Better

Is Sony or TCL TV Better?

Considering which TV is better Sony or TCL, the best method that will lead to a good conclusion is to first outline and look at the unique features of the two different TV brands in question (Sony and TCL) just as we did for Samsung and Sony in another post.

These unique features of each of these TV brands are some of the information we gathered from our own set of 6 hands-on tests and opinion poll of assessment of 112 persons who had bought and used Sony and TCL TVs in their homes. This method will surely help us in deciding which of the brands is better than the other, and how?

Sony TVs

Sony TVs have good display technology, and in addition they feature great upscaling and motion handling. Sony TVs, even the cheaper models, do better than LG and Samsung at upscaling lower-resolution content, and they offer great motion handling and great color accuracy.

Sony TVs are well known for their excellent out-of-the-box accuracy, especially the high-end models like Sony 32 Inch 720p HD LED HDR TV.

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TCL TVs

With TCL TVs, you are struck watching whatever happens on screen since there are other features that make them stand out.

They have dual display, Dolby Vision HDR support, local dimming technology, WCG (wide color gamut), 4K UHD resolution support with HDR10+ content quality enhancement technology.

TCL TVs have TCL Smart Panel, an all-in-one control for multi-category smart home device connection and control. It offers a next-generation smart home experience with its multi-touch display with cross-scenario voice AI technology and dual microphone for offline and online far-field voice control.

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With Dimming Backlight Control Technology, TCL TVs have better contrast ratio, gets brighter, has much better reflection handling, and has a quicker response time.

However, while watching pictures on TCL Class S3 1080p LED Smart TV, you will notice quality pictures that are good and colorful.

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Which TV is better Sony or TCL

If you are considering which TV is better Sony or TCL, you have to know which feature(s) you want in a TV set.
Sony TVs have good display technology which displays very quality pictures with great motion handling and color accuracy (like Sony 32 Inch 720p HD LED HDR TV).
TCL TVs have moderate display technology which displays with better contrast ratio, gets brighter, has much better reflection handling, and has a quicker response time.
However, between the two, Sony is far better than TCL in picture quality. But, TCL TVs are better when it comes to price because they cost less.

Which LCD TV is better Sony or TCL

Though Sony and TCL make good LCD TV sets, one is still better than the other. Sony has the best display technology which improve the image quality display effect of LCD TVs. TCL brand is improving but it is yet to come up with this feature. As such, Sony LCD TV is better than TCL LCD TV.

Which is better Sony or TCL 4k TV

Sony and TCL 4K TVs are good. Sony 4K TV is better for wide seating areas because it has a wider viewing angle, and it also has better motion handling thanks to its quicker response time. It is also better for high picture quality which makes the images colorful while they are displayed.
On the other hand, TCL 4K TV is better only when we consider their price since TCL TVs cost less.

Which is better LED TV Sony or TCL

Despite being the only one of these two brands not to make its own display panel, Sony still make good LED/OLED TVs better than TCL TVs. Sony brand has powerful picture quality that are moderately saturated and colorful. That is right, one of the best LED/OLED TV we’ve ever tested isn’t made by TCL — it’s the Sony 32 Inch 720p HD LED HDR TV.

Which is better TCL QLED or Sony TV

Sony’s QD-OLED panel technology beats TCL’s QLED panel, as it offers better image clarity irrespective of the viewing angle.
For this reason, Sony is the dominant QLED brand for QLEDs TVs (when compared with TCL) because they have powerful picture quality. However, Sony QLED TVs have good picture quality.
TCL QLED TVs are cheaper than Sony QLED TVs but have fewer intelligent features, so you must forego some of them if you’re working on a budget.

What is better TCL or Sony HD TV

If still you are considering Sony or TCL HD TV which is better? Both brands are good. However, Sony HD TV is better than TCL brand in picture quality. Sony HD TV is also better than TCL brand for bright and dark rooms because it gets brighter and it has a better contrast for deeper blacks. TCL HD TV is better in price when we compare their prices since it costs less.

What is better Sony or TCL Smart TV

Sony and TCL Smart TVs are available in most stores for sale. Both have good display technology. Sony Smart TVs are better than TCL Smart TVs when picture quality is considered.
Sony Smart TVs are best for wide seating areas because they have wider viewing angle, and they also have better motion handling thanks to its quicker response time.
TCL Smart TVs are only better and lower with price. They cost less than Sony Smart TVs.

Sony or TCL TV which is better: Conclusion

Now let us arrive at a decision based on the facts we have gathered. Between Sony and TCL TV which is better? From the brief review of Sony TVs and TCL TVs above, you have seen the unique features of the two TV brands.

Sony TVs, even the small models, have good display technology and feature great upscaling lower-resolution content, and they offer great motion handling and great color accuracy.

Sony TVs are well known for their excellent out-of-the-box accuracy, especially the high-end models like Sony 32 Inch 720p HD LED HDR TV.

On the other hand, TCL TVs have dual display, Dolby Vision HDR support, local dimming technology, WCG (wide color gamut), 4K UHD resolution support with HDR10+ content quality enhancement technology.

TCL TVs offer a next-generation smart home experience with their multi-touch display with cross-scenario voice AI technology and dual microphone for offline and online far-field voice control.

With Dimming Backlight Control Technology and TCL Smart Panel, TCL TVs have better contrast ratio, gets brighter, has much better reflection handling, and has a quicker response time.

In general, from our tests and according to people’s opinions from where we got the facts presented above about these two TV brands, we can say that there isn’t a straightforward answer to this question.

It depends on your budget and preferences. However, Sony is far better than TCL; it has better picture quality thanks to its Cognitive Processor XR. Furthermore, it has multiple intelligent features, like Bravia Cam, which boosts your viewing experience.

Sony’s QD-OLED panel technology beats TCL’s QLED panel, as it offers better image clarity irrespective of the viewing angle. TCL TVs are cheaper than Sony TVs but have fewer intelligent features, so you must forego some of them if you’re working on a budget.

Finally, if what you want is a good TV with best quality pictures and better image clarity, I recommend you go for Sony TVs (like Sony 32 Inch 720p HD LED HDR TV).

But, if what you want is a good TV with moderate picture quality, which costs less, I recommend you go for TCL TVs. You will not be disappointed at their prices because they cost less than Sony TVs.

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Innocent Castus
Jumia Price's lead Editor, Castus has been reviewing all kinds of tech for over 8 years and specialises in phones and shoes. He also covers a range of topics including laptops, tablets and more.

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