In the ever-evolving world of television technology, TCL Electronics is committed to empowering consumers with knowledge to make informed choices.

Consumers often find themselves comparing QLED and 4K UHD units – although they are not directly comparable as they refer to different aspects of a TV. UHD refers to the TV’s resolution, while QLED is a quantum dot display technology that generates brighter images with superior contrast and colour accuracy than traditional LED displays.

UHD offers a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, resulting in more clear and detailed pictures than standard HD TVs. QLED technology employs quantum dots to produce more vivid and accurate colours and brighter images with superior contrast than conventional LED displays. 

All in all, the choice depends on your priorities. If you place more value on resolution, UHD may be the preferable choice. But if you value colour precision and brightness, QLED may be the better option. 

In the current television landscape, the accessibility of QLED TVs, such as the TCL C645 model, to a broader audience is largely attributed to a reduction in price points. However, before making your purchase decision, there are several factors to take into consideration. As a leading innovator in the industry, TCL South Africa unpacks the fundamental differences between QLED and 4K TVs, ensuring that viewers experience the best in visual entertainment.

Resolution and Clarity

Both QLED and 4K UHD TVs offer outstanding picture quality, but they diverge when it comes to resolution. 4K UHD TVs provide an impressive Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, resulting in exceptional clarity. QLED TVs, in contrast, employ Quantum Dot technology to enhance colour precision, making them a fantastic choice for those seeking vibrant and accurate colours.

Brightness and HDR Performance

QLED TVs are celebrated for their remarkable brightness levels and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities. They excel in delivering vivid highlights and deep contrasts, ensuring that viewers enjoy every detail, even in challenging lighting conditions. 4K UHD TVs, while offering a high resolution, may not achieve the same level of brightness and HDR performance.

Viewing Angles

QLED TVs often offer wider viewing angles, preserving colour accuracy when viewed from various positions within the room. This is particularly beneficial for households with multiple viewers watching from different angles. 4K UHD TVs may exhibit some colour distortion when viewed from extreme angles.

Energy Efficiency

Designed with energy efficiency in mind, QLED TVs allow viewers to relish stunning visuals without compromising on energy consumption. They frequently offer an eco-friendly advantage over 4K UHD TVs, making them a sustainable choice for environmentally-conscious consumers.

Design and Aesthetics

Both QLED and 4K UHD TVs are available in aesthetically pleasing designs that seamlessly complement modern living spaces. QLED TVs often feature sleek, slim designs with minimal bezels, adding a touch of sophistication to any room. 4K UHD TVs are also available in various attractive designs, allowing consumers to select based on their aesthetic preferences.

“We believe that an informed consumer is an empowered one. QLED and 4K TVs offer unique advantages, and we want our customers to choose the TV that best suits their preferences and needs.”

Mr. Mike Chen, General Manager at TCL South Africa, emphasized the importance of understanding these differences, stating,

TCL South Africa continues to be at the forefront of technology, committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions that elevate the home entertainment experience. To explore TCL‘s diverse range of QLED and 4K TVs

More information on these units and more can be found at TCL South Africa | TVs and Electronics |