1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED816QA

Sony KD-55XG8196

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
88

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, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED816QA to Sony KD-55XG8196 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. LG 55QNED816QA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 55QNED816QA

Sony KD-55XG8196

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
88
VIDEO FEATURES
89
AUDIO FEATURES
78
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
88
 
 

Advantage of LG 55QNED816QA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED816QA over Sony KD-55XG8196.

LG 55QNED816QA vs Sony KD-55XG8196
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz vs 50 Hz/60 Hz
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Frame Dimming
Viewing Angle Wide Viewing Angle vs
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits + FRC
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
4K HFR vs
2K HFR vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
More Speaker Channels 2.0 Channel vs 2
Dolby Atmos vs
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.1
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) vs
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 1
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

Advantage of Sony KD-55XG8196

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-55XG8196 over LG 55QNED816QA.

LG 55QNED816QA vs Sony KD-55XG8196
LED Type Edge LED vs Direct LED
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 200 Hz vs 400 Hz
DTS Digital Surround vs
Chromecast vs
HDCP Version 2.2 vs 2.3
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1
Composite Inputs vs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
WebM vs
WMV vs
Xvid vs
M4A vs
MIDI vs
WAV vs
GIF vs
PNG vs
Higher Energy Efficiency Class G vs A

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
  No Full-Array Local Dimming
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync

Selected Features

QNED - QLED + Nanocell on LG 55QNED816QA

LG 55QNED816QAuses 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.

IPS Panels

Both TVs have in-plane switching (IPS) panels. Such panels are not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panels can provide better viewing angles and color accuracy compared to the VA panels.

HDR10

LG 55QNED816QA and Sony KD-55XG8196 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.

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 55QNED816QA and here - Sony KD-55XG8196.

BASICS LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
BrandLGSony
SeriesQNED81XG81
Model55QNED816QAKD-55XG8196
Size55"55"
CountryUKUK
Release Year20222019
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
Display TypeQNEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSIPS
LED TypeEdge LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color ProTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
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 4K
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200 with backlight scanningMotionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz400 Hz
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel2
Speaker TypeDown FiringFull Range Bass Reflex x2
Speaker Poer Rating20W10 W + 10 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
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 Version5.04.1
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3)
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs21
IF (Satellite) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSAndroid
Internet Browser Full Web BrowserVewd
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days
Application Store LG Content Store Google Play Store
Teletext Flof
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
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 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+CI+ 2.0 / CI+ 1.4 1.4
GENERAL LG 55QNED816QA Sony KD-55XG8196
Energy EfficiencyGA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W (129 W during HDR)Standard: 115 W
Vivid: 195 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm1241 mm x 721 mm x 79 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 271 mm1241 mm x 784 mm x 337 mm
Stand Size841 x 271 mmWidth: 986 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 x 810 x 187 mm1397 mm x 833 mm x 160 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg16.1 kg
Weight With Stand17.9 kg17.3 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)22.5 kg24 kg

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