50S525 from TCL : Our view

What is the new TCL 50S525 worth ?

TCL ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 50S525, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First, the size : 50 inches on this device.
Corresponding to the majority of the televisions sizes available on the market, the engineers have nevertheless used their expertise to obtain a remarkable finish.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of TCL have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Should we let ourselves be convinced by this 50S525 TCL ? All answer elements just after.

50S525 from TCL – Design

Sober but in line with current trends. TCL has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
Innovation. This seems to be the key word given by TCL to characterize the 50S525.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
This TCL 50S525 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With an interesting size of 50 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that TCL has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

TV screen presentation TCL 50S525

The TCL could hardly do better than this 50S525 with a Direct-LED screen.
With this new 50S525 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. 
The TCL television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
In addition, with a screen of 50 inches, the 50S525 meets the expectations of its range.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
TCL chooses a frequency of 50 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Finally, TCL has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
In conclusion on the display, with the 50S525 TCL makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

50S525 from TCL – The sound

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however TCL has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two loudspeakers and provides a sound power of 8 W.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

The Intelligent aspect of the TCL 50S525

As with many other TV sets, the 50S525 has its operating system Roku TV; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 50S525 is communicating.

The connection system of the TCL 50S525

As for the connectivity aspect on TCL 50S525, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

This model has a total of 7 connections, not too bad. The TCL 50S525 is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
In detail here are the available connections:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the TCL 50S525

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 109.5 cm x 61.6 cm x 7.8 cm
Screen size in inches 50
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 50
Sound power 8
Smart TV Roku TV
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T2 DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes

To conclude on the TCL 50S525

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
The choice of TCL to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 50S525, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
TCL chooses 4k technology. A wise choice that allows you to face a device with a well-defined image and quality sound rendering. It’s beautiful and powerful at the same time.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the sound power, the screen size, the display frequency.