1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Sony KD-49XF8505

Sony KD-43XE7003

SCORE:
91
SCORE:
81
 
 

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10 support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Sony KD-49XF8505 to Sony KD-43XE7003 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 KD-49XF8505 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

Sony KD-49XF8505

Sony KD-43XE7003

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
90
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
95
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
91
DISPLAY
85
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
65
CONNECTIVITY
83
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
81
 
 

Advantage of Sony KD-49XF8505

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-49XF8505 over Sony KD-43XE7003.

Sony KD-49XF8505 vs Sony KD-43XE7003
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz vs 50 Hz/60 Hz
Color TRILUMINOS™ Display vs
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits + FRC
Higher Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage 65% vs 48%
Higher DCI P3 Color Space Coverage 85% vs 64%
Higher Contrast Ratio 3500∶1 vs 1000∶1
Lower Input Lag 13 ms vs 19 ms
HLG vs
More Powerful Picture Processor X1™ vs
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 800 Hz vs 200 Hz
Dual database processing vs
Precision Color Mapping vs
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR vs
Object-based HDR remaster vs
Higher Wi-Fi Frequency 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth vs
Chromecast vs
Google Home vs
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant vs
Works with Alexa vs
More HDMI Inputs 4 vs 3
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
USB 3.0 Ports 1 vs
More IF (Satellite) Connection Inputs 2 vs
Component Inputs 1 (Hybrid with Composite) vs
RS-232C Remote 1 vs
More Storage 16 GB vs 4 GB
Content Bar vs
Voice Command vs
Light Sensor vs
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) vs
More Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) 2 vs 1
More Tuners (SAT) vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  DSEE
  Clear Phase
  DTS Digital Surround
  Wi-Fi
WEAKNESSES
  Edge LED
  No Full-Array Local Dimming
  Limited Viewing Angle
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR
  No Dolby Atmos

Selected Features

VA Panel on Sony KD-49XF8505

Sony KD-49XF8505 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.

HDR10

Sony KD-49XF8505 and Sony KD-43XE7003 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 - Sony KD-49XF8505 and here - Sony KD-43XE7003.

BASICS Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
BrandSonySony
SeriesXF85XE70
ModelKD-49XF8505KD-43XE7003
Size49"43"
CountryUKUK
Release Year20182017
Smart TV
DISPLAY Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)48.5" (123.2 cm)42.5" (108.0 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAIPS
LED TypeEdge LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage65%48%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage85%64%
Brightness300 nits300 nits
Contrast Ratio3500∶11000∶1
Input Lag13 ms19 ms
VIDEO Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorX1™
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 800Motionflow™ XR 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency800 Hz200 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
Speaker TypeBass Reflex SpeakerOpen Baffle Speaker
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+ClearAudio+
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front SurroundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pulse
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs43
HDMI Version2.02.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.32.2
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs2
Component Inputs1 (Hybrid with Composite)
Composite Inputs1 (Hybrid with Component)1
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1
DLNA
OTHER Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
Storage16 GB4 GB
Operating SystemAndroidLinux
Internet BrowserVewdOpera
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store Opera Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
Digital Tuner 2 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,IB/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 / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43PAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+
FM Radio
GENERAL Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
Energy EfficiencyAA
Power SupplyAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Models with supplied AC adapter: 19.5 V DC
Power Consumption (Typical)160 W101 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1098 mm x 644 mm x 58 mm971 mm x 571 mm x 70 mm
38-1/4" x 22-1/2" x 2-7/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1098 mm x 703 mm x 279 mm971 mm x 620 mm x 242 mm
38-1/4" x 24-1/2" x 9-5/8"
Stand SizeWidth: 741 mmWidth: 563 mm / 22-1/4"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1188 mm x 776 mm x 148 mm1067 mm x 670 mm x 156 mm
42-1/8" x 26-1/2" x 6-1/4"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm100 mm x 200 mm
4" x 7-7/8"
Weight Without Stand13.2 kg9.3 kg (20.5 lbs)
Weight With Stand13.7 kg10.0 kg (22.1 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)19 kg15 kg (33.1 lbs)
Warranty1 Year1 Year
ACCESSORIES Sony KD-49XF8505 Sony KD-43XE7003
Optional AccessoriesWall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)Wall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)

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