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If something seems valuable to us TCL is that it constantly brings out well-equipped televisions for almost any range, however, its best models can be seen in the mid-range, since these usually have good characteristics without the need to spend too much on their cost. Today we are going to analyze what the TCL 50P618.

Technical characteristics

specs
Make model TCL 50P618
Size 50 ″ (127 cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect ratio 16: 9
Frequency 50 Hz – 60 Hz (Hertz)
Backlighting LED
Smart tv Yes, Android TV
Integrated Wifi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D Not
USB Recorder Yes
Tuners
  • Analog (NTSC / PAL / SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • 2 x 16 W (watts)
  • Dolby Audio
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 65.4 x 111.9 x 11 cm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 70.5 x 111.9 x 22.6 cm
Weight (Without / With stand) 9.5 kg / 9.7 kg
VESA compatibility Yes
HDMI ports 3
USB ports two
Other connectors
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • Optical input
  • 3.5mm jack
  • Antenna input
CI + Integrated Yes
Energy Class Category G
Contents / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • power cord
  • user’s Guide

TCL 50P618 exterior design

We find a regular design, and we say this because it includes positive details Y others that leave a little to be desired. The first thing we should know is that we are talking about a 50-inch TV that is perfect for medium-sized rooms, in addition, if we give it a good placement, it will surely integrate quite well with the environment.

Let’s start by talking about the things that we think are remarkable about your appearance. One of them is that it gives us slim bezels that will unleash great elegance from the front, likewise, this is an aspect that benefits the reproduction of content, since the useful space of the screen will be greater and there will be no obstruction.

Its supports are thin and small, which is positive when placing the television, as they adapt well to any surface Yes, our recommendation is that you place it on the wall in this way, it will have a more modern style. The negative is in the back that gives us a more pronounced thickness that takes away beauty.

Connectivity

We will have the necessary connectors for a pleasant experience, here we highlight the presence of its three HDMI which are usually quite useful if we want to connect external devices such as laptops, consoles and players. It also provides two USB that we can use to reproduce and record content. The rest of the physical connections can be found in the specifications table. In the wireless we will enjoy Wifi Y Bluetooth.

Image quality and more features in general

The image of the TCL 50P618 It seems enough to us to enjoy all our content, since it seems to have a good optimization, which is noticeable from the first moment. Likewise, we have a 4K definition that provides four times more power than Full HD, so the details will be more accurate and we will see more realism.

If we are looking for a particular disadvantage, surely the least attractive is its LED panel that is not all bad, however, we will notice certain difficulties in very dark environments or bright, since the backlight is not as powerful as we would like. To solve this detail a bit, we must look for a better placement.

Luckily some enhancement technologies have been integrated that are going to do a decent job and we are going to be able to receive a better experience. Here the most noticeable is that it is presented Dynamic Color Enhancement which is a function exclusively created for the televisions of this firm and its job is to optimize the colors automatically.

In this way we will receive a more vivid and intense experience.. The same will happen with other important parameters such as contrast and brightness, which will be seen sharper and with greater depth. We cannot forget that it includes compatibility with HDR a format that gives us great benefits in specific content.

Sound

Without a doubt, the weakest aspect of this TV is its audio quality, since we only have two speakers that provide us with a total power of 16W, which is not even close to what mid-range models normally provide. The only interesting thing is that it has the technology Dolby Audio which is going to try to give us a more immersive and clean experience, however the best we can do is purchase an external sound bar.

Smart TV / software review and more highlights

TCL 50P618 Smart TV

The greatest attraction of this television is that it offers us the Android TV system

The TCL 50P618 It comes quite equipped in the Smart TV issue, since it offers us one of the best systems today, which usually presents a good optimization, in addition has the most extensive catalog of applications that we can find. And we are not lying when we say that we can install more than 5,000 options on the TV.

Obviously not all the options will be functional, however, it also includes the most popular ones such as Netflix, Prime Video, HBO, Disney +, Movistar Y Youtube. Without a doubt, having the Play Store fills us with possibilities, since we can also download movies, music, audiobooks and games, although normally this content is paid.

Another benefit we found is the inclusion of Google Assistant which will make the operating system a little easier for us. We say this because we will be able to control some functions of the television using only our voice. If we want to transmit content from other devices we have Chromecast built-in.

Availability and price of the TCL 50P618

Another model that is pleasant both for its characteristics and the cost it presents is the TCL 55P610 which we think is an interesting option for those who seek to meet their expectations.

TCL 50P618: Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Good front design
  • Recording via USB
  • Image quality
  • Includes HDR
  • It includes the Play Store
  • Works with Google Assistant
  • Acceptable cost
CONS:
  • Its panel is LED
  • Does not include many enhancement technologies
  • Speaker power
8.1
Total score
Image quality
8.5
Connectivity
7.5
Sound
7
System / Smart TV
9
Design
8
Price / quality ratio
8.5