1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED816QA

Sony XBR-55A9F

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
93

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) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED816QA to Sony XBR-55A9F 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. Sony XBR-55A9F 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 XBR-55A9F

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
92
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
83
OVERALL
93

Advantage of LG 55QNED816QA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED816QA over Sony XBR-55A9F.

LG 55QNED816QA vs Sony XBR-55A9F
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
4K HFR vs
2K HFR vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Dolby Atmos vs
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 1
More IF (Satellite) Connection Inputs 1 vs
Teletext Flof vs
3GPP vs
AVI vs
Flash Video vs
MPEG-4 vs
TS 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-55A9F

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony XBR-55A9F over LG 55QNED816QA.

LG 55QNED816QA vs Sony XBR-55A9F
Dolby Vision vs
IMAX Enhanced vs
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 20W vs 13 W + 13 W + 13 W + 13 W + 13 W + 13 W + 10 W + 10 W
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 1 via A/V 3.5mm input
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
RS-232C Remote vs
ASF vs
WebM vs
WMV vs
Xvid vs
M4A vs
MIDI vs
WAV vs
GIF vs
PNG vs
Higher Energy Efficiency Class G vs B

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Wide Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No NVidia G-Sync

Selected Features

OLED display on Sony XBR-55A9F

Sony XBR-55A9F has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

IPS Panel on LG 55QNED816QA

LG 55QNED816QA has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel. 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 XBR-55A9F 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-55A9F

Sony XBR-55A9F 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 55QNED816QA and here - Sony XBR-55A9F.

BASICS LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
BrandLGSony
SeriesQNED81A9F
Model55QNED816QAXBR-55A9F
Size55"55"
CountryUKUSA
Release Year20222018
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
Display TypeQNEDOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6" (138.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
ColorNanoCell Color ProTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
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 200 with backlight scanningMotionflow™ XR
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
Speaker TypeDown FiringAcoustic Surface Audio+™ (Actuator+Subwoofer)
Speaker Poer Rating20W13 W + 13 W + 13 W + 13 W + 13 W + 13 W + 10 W + 10 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
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 Version2.12.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) eARC
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs21
IF (Satellite) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
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 XBR-55A9F
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 XBR-55A9F
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 XBR-55A9F
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LNTSC-M
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2ATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
GENERAL LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
Energy EfficiencyGB
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W (129 W during HDR)380 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm1228 mm x 711 mm x 86 mm
48-3/8" x 28" x 3-1/2"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 271 mm1228 mm x 709 mm x 320 mm
48-3/8" x 28" x 12-5/8"
Stand Size841 x 271 mm397 mm (15.63")
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 x 810 x 187 mm1458 mm x 836 mm x 196 mm<57.40" x 32.91" x 7.72"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm400 mm x 200 mm
15-3/4" x 7-7/8"
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg23.8 kg (52.5 lbs)
Weight With Stand17.9 kg30.0 kg (66.1 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)22.5 kg38 kg (83.8 lbs)
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED816QA Sony XBR-55A9F
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapRMF-TX220U

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