TCL 43S525 : a good Edge-LED television ?

43S525 from TCL – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

A good mid-range television. This is how we can introduce the TCL 43S525.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 43 inches.
Neither too small, neither too large. In short, an average unremarkable model.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model 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.
Through our review today, you will understand why the TCL 43S525 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

43S525 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.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. TCL continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This new TCL 43S525 is simply flat.
With its glass surface of 43 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, TCL has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the 43S525, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The interest of the 43S525 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
In short, the TCL has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the TCL 43S525 is revealed.

TV screen presentation TCL 43S525

The display of this 43S525 is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new 43S525 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. It’s Edge LED display and that’s too bad. Due to its age and new possibilities such as the led, you will feel like you are going back 10 years. The image is poor.

The TCL television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. With a screen size of 43 inches, this 43S525 belongs to the series of standard models in its range.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
By providing it with a frequency of 60 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
In addition, TCL has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the 43S525 TCL makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

The sound of the TCL 43S525

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles for a sound power of 8 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 43S525 TCL is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

43S525 from TCL – Embedded intelligence

On the software side, the TCL 43S525 is equipped with the operating system Roku TV; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the TCL 43S525 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

43S525 from TCL – Its connectivity

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

It is with 5 possible connections that this 43S525 is presented. Not all of your devices will be able to be connected. A difficult choice is on the way.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output

Technical characteristics of the TCL 43S525

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 96 cm x 56.13 cm x 7.37 cm
Screen size in inches 43
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Edge-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Smart TV Roku TV
Wifi Yes
Tuners available
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes

43S525 from TCL – The conclusion

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 43S525, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
Its Edge-LED display shows an excellent image.
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.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the sound power, the depth of the colours, the screen size.