1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED80UQA

Sony XBR-55X950H

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QNED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X-Wide Angle
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED80UQA to Sony XBR-55X950H to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. They both get the same overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 55QNED80UQA

Sony XBR-55X950H

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
81
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
92

Advantage of LG 55QNED80UQA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED80UQA over Sony XBR-55X950H.

LG 55QNED80UQA vs Sony XBR-55X950H
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
2K HFR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
3GPP vs
AVI vs
Flash Video vs
MPEG-4 vs
TS vs
VC-1 vs
VP8 vs
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit vs
AAC vs
AC4 vs
aptX vs
EAC3 vs
HE-AAC vs
MP2 vs
JPS vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs

Advantage of Sony XBR-55X950H

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony XBR-55X950H over LG 55QNED80UQA.

LG 55QNED80UQA vs Sony XBR-55X950H
LED Type Edge LED vs Direct LED
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Full Array Local Dimming
Dolby Vision vs
IMAX Enhanced vs
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 20W vs 10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W
DTS Digital Surround vs
Chromecast vs
HDCP Version 2.2 vs 2.3
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm input
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
WebM vs
WMV vs
Xvid vs
M4A vs
MIDI vs
WAV vs
GIF vs
PNG vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Wide Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  4K HFR
  VRR
  Dolby Atmos
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 2.1
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No NVidia G-Sync

Selected Features

QNED - QLED + Nanocell on LG 55QNED80UQA

LG 55QNED80UQAuses QNED technology on its LCD display which is combination of QLED and Nano Cell technologies. Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. Besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content. In Addition, Nano Cell layer has particles which absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. They create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether they’re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.

VA Panel on Sony XBR-55X950H

Sony XBR-55X950H has a vertical alignment (VA) panel. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

Full-Array Local Dimming on Sony XBR-55X950H

Sony XBR-55X950H has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

HDR10

LG 55QNED80UQA and Sony XBR-55X950H support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision on Sony XBR-55X950H

Sony XBR-55X950H also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG 55QNED80UQA and here - Sony XBR-55X950H.

BASICS LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
BrandLGSony
SeriesQNED80X950H
Model55QNED80UQAXBR-55X950H
Size55"55"
CountryUSAUSA
Release Year20222020
Bezel ColorBlackDark Silver
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
Display TypeQNEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSVA
LED TypeEdge LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color ProTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleX-Wide Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen5 AI Processor 4KX1™ Ultimate
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240X-Motion Clarity
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel2.2
Speaker TypeDown FiringAcoustic Multi-Audio; Sound Positioning Tweeter, X-Balanced Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating20W10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) eARC
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs22
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSAndroid
Internet Browser Full Web BrowserVewd
Application Store LG Content Store Google Play Store
Teletext
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MNTSC-M
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
GENERAL LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm
48.5" x 28.2" x 1.7"
1,229 x 710 x 70 mm
48-1/2" x 28" x 2-7/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 257 mm
48.5" x 30.7" x 10.1"
1,230 x 779 x 310 mm
48-1/2" x 30-3/4" x 12-1/4"
Stand Size1058 x 257 mm / 41.7" x 10.1"Width: 1,230 mm (48-1/2")
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1420 x 835 x 187 mm
55.9" x 32.9" x 7.36"
1348 x 833 x 160 mm
53 1/8" x 32 7/8" x 6 3/8"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm300 mm x 300 mm
11-7/8" x 11-7/8"
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg / 35.9 lbs16.8 kg (37.1 lbs)
Weight With Stand16.7 kg / 36.8 lbs18.1 kg (39.9 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)23 kg / 50.7 lbs25 kg (55.1 lbs)
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor1 Year
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED80UQA Sony XBR-55X950H
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapStandard Remote

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