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Should You Buy a TCL TV?

Matthew
Updated 23 February 2020
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TCL is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are wondering how TCL TVs compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 8,100 TVs by objectively and impartially analysing over 160,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

The average price of a new TCL TV is $216.

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. 10 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that TCL is the 10th best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
70,259 reviews
#2
South Korea
94%
94%
153,157 reviews
#3
United States
88%
88%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
85%
85%
3,539 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
82%
82%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,139 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
74%
74%
1,114 reviews
#8
72%
72%
3,297 reviews
#9
Avtex
United Kingdom
69%
69%
179 reviews
#10
TCL
68%
68%
1,057 reviews
#11
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#12
Netherlands
65%
65%
7,561 reviews
#13
China
65%
65%
2,342 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#15
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#16
Japan
63%
63%
591 reviews
#17
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#18
Naxa
62%
62%
1 review
#19
China
62%
62%
243 reviews
#20
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
7 reviews
#21
PROSCAN
59%
59%
0 reviews
#22
Coby
57%
57%
5 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 $216, TCL TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands. TCL also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a TCL TV being 65%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of TCL TV is $28 (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 2 TCL TVs currently on the market in the US.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$912
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$216
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $9,899
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
8
4 stars
19
3 stars
7
2 stars
0
1 star
0
TCL logo

User Reviews

5 stars
680
4 stars
220
3 stars
47
2 stars
24
1 star
43
TCL has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 79% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for TCL TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% 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%
221 reviews
77%
166 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
51 reviews
81%
185 reviews
80%
99 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
75%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
168 reviews
81%
100 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
135 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
32 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
103 reviews
80%
72 reviews
83%
34 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
108 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
73%
3 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
131 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
57 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
94 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
77%
3 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
63 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
93 reviews
70%
43 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
67 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
63 reviews
80%
39 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
65%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
59 reviews
78%
40 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
80%
1 review
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
parentesis.com logo
75%
55 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
61 reviews
77%
26 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,439 reviews
75%
1,079 reviews
76%
369 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
66%
14 reviews
Average
82%
3,164 reviews
79%
2,349 reviews
74%
810 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews
70%
32 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have TCL TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 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 3 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba TCL
avforums.com logo
126
28
17
6
7
Techradar logo
66
52
26
2
12
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
32
55
42
13
3
1
Trusted Reviews logo
83
23
15
4
11
reviewed.com logo
66
22
2
Expert Reviews logo
38
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
17
22
9
4
1
areadvd.de logo
17
17
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
26
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
9
10
4
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
20
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
6
4
EISA.eu logo
12
10
3
1
Which? logo
8
11
4
Other Expert Sites
231
182
48
51
5
1
Total
968
592
215
131
64
3

How Reliable Are TCL TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of TCL TVs. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 93% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of TCL TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

93% 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

Had everything I needed with Roku smart built in
Bestbuy.com
I am seriously considering abandoning the built in ROKU
Walmart.com
As we don't have an external arial having Freeview Play built in was a pleasing surprise
ao.com
The only problem with this tv is it broke down after 2 months
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Easy exchange for broken tv
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
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