TCL’S current Tv line is top-billed by the flagship X3 model (C65X3US). As what its specific model name suggests, the X3 bears a 65-inch QLED display panel, one of the largest that we personally encountered this year. The X3 takes advantage of quantum dot technology, with the promise of better picture quality backed by a 64-bit processor with HDR10 decoding feature.
Apart from having a curved display panel with a thin bezel, the X3 also carries a builtin harman/kardon speaker system located right below the screen, consisting of six drivers with 40W output. The built-in speaker system is clad in a band with a brushed metal finish.
When online, users can access streaming content through the pre-installed apps on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. More apps can be downloaded from Google Play. These apps as well as the onscreen menu can be navigated and accessed by using the bundled slim remote control. The onscreen menu is as straighforward as the remote control and, unlike most televisions from other brands, has less submenus that are simply divided into three categories: Picture, Sound, and System. There are five picture presets: Standard, Dynamic, natural, Stadium, and Movie.
the X3 has a saturated color quality, a matter which i personally like but some people might dislike. in any case, to users who do not want it color saturated, you have to simply lower the television’s saturation level or switch the picture preset from Standard to Movie. Surprisingly, in the case of the X3, the Movie preset reduces color saturation, resulting in a picture quality that has a relaxing effect to the eyes. Meanwhile, in terms of sound, we can say that the harman/kardon speaker is a good addition and it let us adequately enjoy watching content even in Standard mode and even without using a separate audio system. The X3’s Sound menu includes a Graphic eq and six sound presets (Standard, Movie, Music, voice, Game, and Stadium) to help you finetune audio quality. Listening only to music, the X3’s speaker system delivered highs (classical instruments) and mids (vocals) very well, but if you are into pieces with heavy bass such as The Crystal Method’s Cherry Twist, you’ll really need a dedicated speaker set for the X3.
The TCL X3 has a power consumption rating of 170W and this much lower than that of Samsung’s ku6300 and Sony’s S8500D televisions. The X3 is also one of the most affordable and more recent 65-inch curved Tv models in the market today capped with a price tag of PHP 149,995.