FFalcon 40F1: an affordable 40-inch Full HD TV
Just this month, FFalcon, a sub-brand of TCL, has landed in the Philippines bringing with them a lineup of TVs with affordable price tags. Just imagine that their most affordable TV with 24-inch screen is only priced at PHP 5,990. Pretty interesting, right? Fortunately, we got our hands on their 40inch TV called the 40F1. Let’s see how it fares, shall we?
The FFalcon 40F1 sports a 40-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution with slim side bezels which is a plus considering that it is a budget TV. The FFalcon 40F1 is basically made up of polycarbonate material even for its stands. I would be lying if I said that I’m not worried about having a plastic-made stand but it feels pretty solid enough to be able to handle the TVs weight.
The display has nice colors and dynamic contrast, but the reds tend to be oversaturated. We also noticed screen bleeding all over the sides which is noticeable in extremely dark scenes.
The FFalcon 40F1 comes with a remote control with TCL’s branding at the bottom. The buttons have good elevation and are very clicky which I prefer more over the ones that are almost submerged in the remote.
This TV is not a Smart TV so there’s no internet connectivity, hence, you can’t run Netflix and YouTube directly. Its user interface, however, is simple yet pleasing in the eyes. We have 6 options to choose from namely Picture, Sound, USB, Setting, Input Source, and Lock. In the first row, the first two options are basically an adjustment on the picture and sound quality while the third is accessing your USB 2.0 flash drives.
For the second row, the Setting opens all the available settings for the TV including the Picture and Sound options while the Input Source simply checks the available devices connected to the TV (Air, Cable, HDMI1, HDMI 2, AV, USB). The Lock feature provides security on the TV wherein you can enter a 4-digit password to be able to access your TV.
But wait, there’s more! Pressing the USB option will certainly able you to access the photos, music, and videos inside your flash drive but there’s actually a fourth option. This is the Game option which lets you play games on the TV. There are five default games in the list namely Boxman, Gobang, Snake, Sudoku, and Tetris.
If you are not much into smart TVs and not picky with screen bleeding that’s happening on all sides, then the FFalcon 40F1 is a good option considering its price. For PHP 11,990, you’ll already have a 40-inch 1080p TV that can browse photos, play music, games, and videos. Their official Lazada store, however, has a discounted price of PHP 10,060. This is already bang for the buck if you’d ask me.
FFalcon 40F1 TV specs:
- 39.5-inch 16:9 LED display @ 1920 x 1080px, 5,000:1 contrast ratio
- 60Hz refresh rate
- 178-degree viewing angle
- English/Portuguese/Spanish Languages
- 8W x 2 Speakers (Dolby Audio)
- Surround Sound Mode
- 1x USB Type-A 2.0
- 1x AV port
- 2x HDMI port
- 1x Air
- 1x Cable
What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.