1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED829QB

Sony KD-85Z9G

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
95

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

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) 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 55QNED829QB to Sony KD-85Z9G 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. The LG 55QNED829QB has 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) and the Sony KD-85Z9G has 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. Sony KD-85Z9G 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 55QNED829QB

Sony KD-85Z9G

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
98
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
83
OVERALL
95

Advantage of LG 55QNED829QB

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED829QB over Sony KD-85Z9G.

LG 55QNED829QB vs Sony KD-85Z9G
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
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 KD-85Z9G

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-85Z9G over LG 55QNED829QB.

LG 55QNED829QB vs Sony KD-85Z9G
Higher Resolution 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) vs 8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
LED Type Edge LED vs Direct LED
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Full Array Local Dimming
Dolby Vision vs
IMAX Enhanced vs
More Speaker Channels 2.0 Channel vs 4.4
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 20W vs 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 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

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Wide Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  4K HFR
  2K HFR
  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 55QNED829QB

LG 55QNED829QBuses 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 KD-85Z9G

Sony KD-85Z9G 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 KD-85Z9G

Sony KD-85Z9G 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 55QNED829QB and Sony KD-85Z9G 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 KD-85Z9G

Sony KD-85Z9G 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 55QNED829QB and here - Sony KD-85Z9G.

BASICS LG 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
BrandLGSony
SeriesQNED82Z9G
Model55QNED829QBKD-85Z9G
Size55"85"
CountryGermanyUSA
Release Year20222019
Bezel ColorBlackBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
Display TypeQNEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"84.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
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 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
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 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel4.4
Speaker TypeDown FiringAcoustic Multi-Audio™
Speaker Poer Rating20W10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 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 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
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 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 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
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 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
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 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
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 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W (129 W during HDR)900 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm1.913 x 1.141 x 120 mm (75 3/8 x 45 x 4 3/4 in)
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 271 mm1.913 x 1.226 x 432 mm (75 3/8 x 48 3/8 x 17 1/8 in)
Stand Size841 x 271 mmWidth: 1.567 mm (61 3/4 in)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 x 810 x 187 mm2.071 x 1.283 x 337 mm (81 5/8 x 50 5/8 x 13 3/8 in)
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm400 x 400 mm (15-3/4" x 15-3/4")
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg71.7 kg (158 lbs)
Weight With Stand17.9 kg74.5 kg (164.1 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)22.5 kg94 kg (207.1 lbs)
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED829QB Sony KD-85Z9G
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapRMF-TX600U

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