1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Sony KD-55XF7005

Sony KD-65XE7096

SCORE:
86
SCORE:
84

Highlights

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

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-55XF7005 to Sony KD-65XE7096 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-55XF7005 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-55XF7005

Sony KD-65XE7096

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
89
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
68
CONNECTIVITY
84
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
86
DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
65
CONNECTIVITY
83
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
84
 
 

Advantage of Sony KD-55XF7005

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-55XF7005 over Sony KD-65XE7096.

Sony KD-55XF7005 vs Sony KD-65XE7096
LED Type Direct LED vs Edge LED
HLG vs
Dolby AC-4 vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
USB 3.0 Ports 1 vs
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) vs

Advantage of Sony KD-65XE7096

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-65XE7096 over Sony KD-55XF7005.

Sony KD-55XF7005 vs Sony KD-65XE7096
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 200 Hz vs 400 Hz
More Storage vs 4 GB
Higher Energy Efficiency Class A vs A+

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  DSEE
  Clear Phase
  DTS Digital Surround
  Wi-Fi
WEAKNESSES
  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 Panels

Both TVs have vertical alignment (VA) panels. 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-55XF7005 and Sony KD-65XE7096 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-55XF7005 and here - Sony KD-65XE7096.

BASICS Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
BrandSonySony
SeriesXF70XE70
ModelKD-55XF7005KD-65XE7096
Size55"65"
CountryUKUK
Release Year20182017
Smart TV
DISPLAY Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6" (138.8 cm)64.5" (163.9 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAVA
LED TypeDirect LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFrame Dimming
Color
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
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 Processor
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 200Motionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz400 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-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
Speaker TypeBass Reflex SpeakerOpen Baffle Speaker
Speaker Poer 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-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11b/g/n802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
Smartphone ConnectivityScreen mirroring (Miracast™)
Media Connect
Photo Sharing Plus
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs33
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) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs11
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
Storage4 GB
Operating SystemLinuxLinux
Internet BrowserVewdOpera
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Vewd Store Opera Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
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-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
Digital Tuner 1 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
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43PAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+
FM Radio
GENERAL Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
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)183 W172 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1242 mm x 721 mm x 80 mm
49" x 28-1/2" x 3-1/4"
1454 mm x 84 mm x 44 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1242 mm x 784 mm x 356 mm
49" x 30-7/8" x 14-1/8"
1454 mm x 905 mm x 266 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 1003 mm (39-1/2")Width: 509 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1348 mm x 833 mm x 160 mm
53-1/8" x 32-7/8" x 6-3/8"
1570 mm x 951 mm x 196 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
7-7/8" x 7-7/8"
300 mm x 300 mm
11-7/8" x 11-7/8"
Weight Without Stand16.2 kg (35.7 lbs)20.9 kg
Weight With Stand17.4 kg (38.4 lbs)22 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)24 kg (52.9 lbs)31 kg
Warranty1 Year1 Year
ACCESSORIES Sony KD-55XF7005 Sony KD-65XE7096
Optional AccessoriesWall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)Wall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)

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