TCL 55R625 (USA version)
- 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED Display
- HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
- Full Array Local Dimming
- Quantum Color
- IPQ ENGINE Processor
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi
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TCL 55R625 was introduced in 2019. It has a QLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Its powerful IPQ ENGINE picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).
We give TCL 55R625 TV 89 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.
Pros and Cons
In this section we highlight pros and cons of TCL 55R625.
|👍 High Resolution|
|👍 LED Type|
|👍 Full-Array Local Dimming|
|👍 High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 100|
|👍 Color Depth|
|👍 Dolby Vision|
|👍 Dolby Atmos|
|👍 Wi-Fi Direct|
|👍 Works with Alexa|
|👎 Limited Viewing Angle|
|👎 No HDR10+|
|👎 No IMAX Enhanced|
|👎 No AMD Freesync™|
|👎 No NVidia G-Sync|
|👎 No 4K HFR|
|👎 No 2K HFR|
|👎 No VRR|
|👎 No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
Major Changes from its predecessor
A predecessor of 2019 6 series is 2018 6 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.
|UPGRADES||TCL 55R625||vs||TCL 55R615|
|More Local Dimming Zones||100||vs||96|
For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model 55R615. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit TCL 55R625 vs TCL 55R615 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.
TCL 55R625 is a Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV which has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content.
TCL 55R625 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.
Full-Array Local Dimming
The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. This particular model has 100 zones.
TCL 55R625 supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.
This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.
In this section we present all the features and specifications available for TCL 55R625.
|Actual Size (Diagonal)||54.6"|
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Refresh Rate||50 Hz/60 Hz|
|LED Type||Direct LED|
|Backlight Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Number of Local Dimming Zones||100|
|Panel Bit Depth||10 bits|
|Color Depth||1.07 billion|
|Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage||72%|
|DCI P3 Color Space Coverage||88%|
|Peak Brightness||1000 nits|
|Minimum Response Time||8 ms|
|Dolby Vision IQ|
|Advanced HDR by Technicolor®|
|High Dynamic Range||HDR PRO GAMMA|
|Picture Processor||IPQ ENGINE|
|Frame Interploation Technique||Natural Motion|
|Frame Interpolation Frequency||240 Hz|
|Black Frame Insertion|
|Auto Low Latency Mode|
|Speaker Poer Rating||8W + 8W|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Wi-Fi Frequency||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Wi-Fi Protocol||802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)|
|Virtual Assistant||Google Assistant|
|Works with Alexa|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)|
|USB 3.0 Ports|
|RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs||1|
|IF (Satellite) Inputs|
|Composite Inputs||via A/V 3.5mm Jack|
|RCA Audio Outputs|
|3.5mm headphone Audio Output|
|Optical Audio Output|
|Voice Command||Easy Voice Control with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Roku Search|
|Parental Control (V-Chip)|
|On-Screen Display Languages||English, Spanish, French, German|
|Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App|
|Accessible Menu System (CVAA)|
|Quick Start Guide (QSG)||1 English|
|NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
|Digital Terrestrial TV System||ATSC|
|Digital Cable TV System||Clear QAM|
|Color system||PAL / SECAM / NTSC|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption (In Standby)||0.5W|
|Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)||48.3" x 28.1" x 3.4"|
|Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)||48.3" x 31.1" x 12.4"|
|Dimension of Package (W x H x D)||55.1" x 34.4" x 6.6"|
|VESA Wall Mount|
|VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)||200 mm x 200 mm|
|Wall mount screw||M6 x 25|
|Weight Without Stand||37.2 lbs|
|Weight With Stand||38.6 lbs|
|Weight of Package (Gross)||52.4 lbs|
|Warranty||1 year limited warranty|
|Remote||Voice Enabled Remote Control RC580|