43.14"
24.27 "
50"
6'2"

TCL 50C635

ABOUT THIS TV

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The 50C635 is a 50 inch 4K TV from TCL. It was launched in 2022. It features a 10-bit VA panel. It can achieve a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 89 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the very next specification of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.

This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, but don't worry, we have other means to guess that.

Now, since the TV features a big 50 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike! It is capable of producing accurate colors by default.

What Color Gamut means ?

Color gamut spec of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can show.

A display with poor color accuracy will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.

Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.

But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Now, after color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality substantially.

Understanding Static Contrast

There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio. Dynamic doesn't matter much.

This specification defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio less than 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:

Example of a disply with low contrast ratio

Note that, such TVs may suffer from backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

Also, a TV with high constrast ratio lets you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand.

If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.

This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 6000 : 1., good enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.

HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.

Coming to brightness, the peak brightness the TV can produce is 250 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Direct LED backlight.

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.

Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. But as this is not a cheap TV, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.

What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?

This lag is the latency at which your inputs changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.

Although for better experience, get a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 300 x 300 mm is provided for wall-mounting. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.

The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 43.78 inches and 27.6 inches respectively. Coming to thickness, it is 3.13 inches thick. It weighs around 10.37 kgs and an additional 0.39 kgs if you include stand. So plan your space accordingly.

Hardware and Audio

The TV comes with a 4-Core 1.3 Ghz (ARM Cortex-A55) CPU and its graphics engine is handled by a 0.8 Ghz Dual Core (ARM Mali-G31) GPU.. There is no data about the available RAM on the TV's official specsheet.

For display connectivity, TCL has provided two HDMI 2.0 ports, one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port and one HDMI 2.1 (4:2:2) port on this TV.

To connect USB devices, you have — 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

Regarding wireless connectivity, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.

The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W built-in speakers.

Now, coming to power usage, on average, this TV uses around 50.4 watts. On standby, it takes 0.54 watts.

Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
TCL
Type
Smart TV
Size
50" (inches)
Model Series
C635
Model Number
50C635
Operating System
Powered by Google TV (Android 11)
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
50" 10 bit VA Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~89 ppi
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Response Time
8 ms
Input Lag
N/A
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
Direct LED
Static Contrast
6000 : 1
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
N/A
Color Gamut
sRGB: 90-100% (approx.)
DCI P3: N/A
NTSC 1953: N/A
Rec 2020: N/A
Adobe RGB: N/A
HARDWARE
Display Ports
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1 (4:2:2)
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • 1 x CI+ 1.4
  • 1 x Satellite In (F-type female)
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x Optical Audio Out ,
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1300
GPU: 2 Core CPU ARM Mali-G31 @ 800
Power Consumption
Average: 50.4 W
Maximum: 84 W
Standby: 0.54 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
N/A
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: N/A
Technology: N/A
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 43.14 " (inches)
Height: 24.27 " (inches)
Diagonal: 50" (inches)
Body
Width: 43.78 " (inches)
Height: 25.08 " (inches)
Depth: 3.13 " (inches)
Weight: 10.37 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 43.78 " (inches)
Height: 27.6 " (inches)
Depth: 11.42 " (inches)
Weight: 10.76 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 300 x 300 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: -15 °C - 45 °C
Operation: 5 °C - 35 °C
Humidity
Storage: 10 % - 90 %
Operation: 20 % - 80 %