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Should You Buy a TCL TV?

Matthew
Updated 31 May 2021
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should you buy a TCL TV?

TCL is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its smartphones and soundbars.

We've collated all the key information on TCL TVs in this handy guide. We've analysed over 260,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,600 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs to impartially compare each TV brand.

TCL are recognised for their good selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at £180 for the 32ES568 which has a display diagonal of 32", a thickness of 80mm and is a 1366x768 TV and go up to £850 for the 65C815K which has a display diagonal of 65", a thickness of 67mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new TCL TV is £482.

TCL are recognised for their good selection of premium and award winning TVs.

Is TCL the Best TV Brand?

So are TCL TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

TCL is ranked the No. 7 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that TCL is the 7th best TV brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
309,306 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
93%
93%
159,156 reviews
#3
Japan
90%
90%
6,479 reviews
#4
Netherlands
87%
87%
18,762 reviews
#5
Japan
84%
84%
735 reviews
#6
China
84%
84%
5,430 reviews
#7
TCL
83%
83%
1,744 reviews
#8
United Kingdom
81%
81%
1,669 reviews
#9
Japan
79%
79%
9,017 reviews
#10
JVC
Japan
78%
78%
1,733 reviews
#11
Japan
76%
76%
1,967 reviews
#12
Turkey
76%
76%
728 reviews
#13
Veltech
74%
74%
16 reviews
#14
Avtex
United Kingdom
73%
73%
212 reviews
#15
United Kingdom
71%
71%
90 reviews
#16
United Kingdom
71%
71%
863 reviews
#17
Germany
69%
69%
178 reviews
#18
Blaupunkt
Germany
69%
69%
176 reviews
#19
68%
68%
1 review
#20
China
68%
68%
244 reviews
#21
Supersonic
United States
68%
68%
2 reviews
#22
Mitchell & Brown
67%
67%
0 reviews
#23
Japan
62%
62%
607 reviews
#24
Digihome
Turkey
61%
61%
115 reviews
#25
Reflexion
Germany
59%
59%
11 reviews
#26
Japan
59%
59%
1 review
#27
Viewsonic
Taiwan
59%
59%
9 reviews
#28
Neovo
Taiwan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#29
Hungary
57%
57%
9 reviews
#30
Denver
56%
56%
0 reviews
#31
Engel
55%
55%
0 reviews
#32
Finland
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
Dyon
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Trevi
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how TCL TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
TCL TVs

At an average purchase price of £482, TCL TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. TCL also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a TCL TV being 65%.

TCL have a number of great features including built-In Chromecast, micro dimming pro and QLED technology which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of TCL TV is £27 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

There's a smaller selection of TCL TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 22 TCL TVs currently on the market in the UK.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
£1,028
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £19,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
£482
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £19,999
Price Distribution of TCL TVs

What Do the TCL TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every TCL TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for TCL and then compared this to the other TV brands.

TCL logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
15
4 stars
47
3 stars
11
2 stars
0
1 star
0
TCL logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,047
4 stars
330
3 stars
89
2 stars
50
1 star
118
TCL has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 85% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for TCL TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to TCL TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba TCL
CNET.com logo
77%
238 reviews
77%
161 reviews
74%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
88%
34 reviews
81%
208 reviews
80%
113 reviews
74%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
76%
12 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
181 reviews
82%
116 reviews
83%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
69%
24 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
85%
144 reviews
80%
82 reviews
83%
38 reviews
83%
10 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
117 reviews
82%
83 reviews
84%
42 reviews
82%
9 reviews
66%
16 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
104 reviews
69%
78 reviews
78%
22 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
70%
4 reviews
avforums.com logo
81%
133 reviews
81%
39 reviews
78%
23 reviews
84%
5 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
59 reviews
90%
64 reviews
89%
36 reviews
91%
12 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
76%
98 reviews
62%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
88%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
38 reviews
86%
81 reviews
83%
38 reviews
86%
10 reviews
90%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
81%
66 reviews
83%
66 reviews
68%
23 reviews
74%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
89 reviews
73%
48 reviews
39%
1 review
62%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
91%
67 reviews
81%
42 reviews
88%
24 reviews
87%
3 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
79%
51 reviews
81%
44 reviews
81%
27 reviews
80%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
71%
4 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
84 reviews
88%
37 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
parentesis.com logo
75%
64 reviews
72%
45 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
57 reviews
77%
47 reviews
70%
7 reviews
61%
9 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
77%
62 reviews
78%
38 reviews
80%
9 reviews
86%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
63%
3 reviews
4k.com logo
83%
75 reviews
83%
41 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
85%
49 reviews
85%
35 reviews
91%
20 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
78%
1,599 reviews
77%
1,276 reviews
75%
468 reviews
78%
306 reviews
68%
106 reviews
54%
39 reviews
Average
82%
3,409 reviews
79%
2,690 reviews
78%
934 reviews
82%
502 reviews
71%
283 reviews
69%
71 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have TCL TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 17 industry awards for TCL TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by TCL to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

TCL has won 17 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba TCL
avforums.com logo
128
29
17
4
7
Techradar logo
78
58
22
2
12
Trusted Reviews logo
96
33
24
4
11
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
105
33
10
14
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
19
50
45
13
3
3
reviewed.com logo
60
26
2
whathifi.com logo
51
16
11
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
30
15
17
4
Expert Reviews logo
37
12
10
2
3
prohardver.hu logo
13
37
6
3
1
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
20
13
2
2
audiovision.de logo
12
32
12
4
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
32
17
2
4
areadvd.de logo
17
20
10
7
1
CNET.com logo
31
21
2
01net.com logo
14
20
5
2
6
EISA.eu logo
10
16
10
1
1
hardware.info logo
22
13
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
11
3
3
M3.idg.se logo
8
13
12
Other Expert Sites
277
211
85
57
4
8
Total
1,083
703
310
130
63
17

How Reliable Are TCL TVs?

We checked over 260,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of TCL TVs. over 150 of these reviews mention reliability of which 82% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of TCL TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

82% of reviewers think TCL TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that TCL TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for TCL TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Color is awsome built in features unexspected
Bestbuy.com
works reliably
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

the power cord was apparently broke when we received it
Bestbuy.com
If the TV is situated in an area where there will be no chance of damage you will be fine or take out some insurance
ao.com
screen was completely broken when they returned the tv in “working” condition
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On TCL TVs

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of TCL TVs that set them apart from the competition. These include built-In Chromecast, micro dimming pro and QLED technology.

TCL Built-In Chromecast

Chromecast allows you to stream media from your phone to your TV. Whilst Chromecast is normally enabled by a dongle that you connect to one of the TV's USB ports, the latest generation of TVs have Chromecast integrated which makes it easier than ever to stream your favourite content straight from your phone.

Chromecast allows you to stream content from over 1,000 apps, including over 200,000 TV shows and movies and over 30,000,000 music tracks. Once you've started streaming from your mobile device to your TV you don't need to keep the app open on your phone meaning that you can keep browsing on your phone or use your phone to queue additional content for the TV.

TCL TVs that feature built-In Chromecast include the TCL 55C715K (£490), the TCL 65C715K (£660) and the TCL 50C715K (£479).

TCL Micro Dimming Pro

TCL TVs that feature micro dimming pro include the TCL 50P615K (£349), the TCL 55P615K (£402) and the TCL 43EP658 (£270).

TCL QLED Technology

TCL TVs that feature QLED technology include the TCL 55C715K (£490), the TCL 65C715K (£660) and the TCL 50C715K (£479).

TCL Integrated ONKYO Soundbar

TCL TVs that feature Integrated ONKYO Soundbar include the TCL 55C815K (£609) and the TCL 65C815K (£850).

What is the Best Mid-Range TCL TV?

TCL 55C715K

£489.97
Amazon UK
TCL 55C715K
Buy Now
TCL 55C715K
55"
QLED
TECHNO-
LOGY
14.5mm
THICK
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
£122
OVER 5 YEARS
A+

A great mid range choice, priced at £489.97 is the TCL 55C715K, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
QLED technology
Large display diagonal (55")
Features QLED technology
Thinner than average (14.5mm)
Features voice control

A high-quality and astoundingly thin 4K 55" TV, with a low price and the latest technology. It features QLED technology and voice control and has a game mode and a smartphone remote app. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's well made.

90
Reviews
22 Reviews + 2 Awards
92
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Age
10 Months Old
84
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that TCL 55C715K has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%, based on 22 reviews. TCL 55C715K has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Prohardver.hu and an industry award from Rtvmaniak.pl.

prohardver.hu Like it
rtvmaniak.pl 5-Star
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TCL 55C715 4K QLED TV Review - What You Should Know
TCL QLED 55C715 - test bardzo ciekawego telewizora 4K + HDR za niewysok? cen? / recenzja, review
TCL QLED 55C715 - test bardzo ciekawego telewizora 4K + HDR za niewysok? cen? / recenzja, review
TCL 55C715 4K QLED Android TV Review
TCL 55C715 4K QLED Android TV Review
The Cheapest Quantum Dot TV - TCL 55C715 QLED TV Review
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TCL 55C715 4K QLED Android TV Review | NDTV Gadgets 360
TCL 55C715 4K QLED Android TV Review | NDTV Gadgets 360

The cheapest price that we could find for the 55C715K in the UK is £489.97 and in total we found 11 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End TCL TV?

TCL 65C715K

£659.97
Appliances Direct
TCL 65C715K
Buy Now
TCL 65C715K
65"
QLED
TECHNO-
LOGY
76mm
THICK
2,400Hz
REFRESH RATE
£168
OVER 5 YEARS
A+

If you're looking for a high end TCL TV then the TCL 65C715K takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 87, but is a bit more expensive at £659.97.

Features We Love:
QLED technology
Large display diagonal (65")
Features QLED technology
Features voice control
Game mode

Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has good picture quality, colour saturation and it's well designed. It's a newly released and display diagonal 4K 76mm thick TV, with low running costs and two industry awards. It features QLED technology and voice control and has a game mode and a smartphone remote app.

90
Reviews
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
92
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
77
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Age
10 Months Old
76
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that TCL 65C715K has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 74%, based on 13 reviews. TCL 65C715K has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Prohardver.hu and an industry award from Rtvmaniak.pl.

prohardver.hu Like it
rtvmaniak.pl 5-Star

The cheapest price that we could find for the 65C715K in the UK is £659.97 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice TCL TV?

TCL 43EP658

£269.97
Appliances Direct
TCL 43EP658
Buy Now
TCL 43EP658
43"
78mm
THICK
50Hz
REFRESH RATE
£101
OVER 5 YEARS
A

At only £269.97 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the TCL 43EP658 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Features voice control
Game mode
Supports Wi-Fi
Smartphone remote app
Features local dimming

A highly rated and new 4K 43" television, with a good price and a very good spec. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that it has superb picture quality, good sound quality and outstanding features.

88
Reviews
50 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Age
13 Months Old
88
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that TCL 43EP658 has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 71%, based on 50 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 43EP658 in the UK is £269.97 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a TCL TV?
Is TCL the Best TV Brand?
What Do the TCL TV Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have TCL TVs Received?
How Reliable Are TCL TVs?
Features to Look Out For On TCL TVs
TCL Built-In Chromecast
TCL Micro Dimming Pro
TCL QLED Technology
TCL Integrated ONKYO Soundbar
What is the Best Mid-Range TCL TV?
What is the Best High End TCL TV?
What is the Best Budget Choice TCL TV?

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