1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Sony KD-85XG8596

Sony KD-85XF8596

SCORE:
93
SCORE:
92

Highlights

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

Highlights

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

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Sony KD-85XG8596 to Sony KD-85XF8596 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-85XG8596 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-85XG8596

Sony KD-85XF8596

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
87
OTHER FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
98
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
93
DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
90
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
95
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
92

Advantage of Sony KD-85XG8596

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-85XG8596 over Sony KD-85XF8596.

Sony KD-85XG8596 vs Sony KD-85XF8596
Dolby Vision vs
Dolby Atmos vs
Dolby AC-4 vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 4.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC vs
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB

Advantage of Sony KD-85XF8596

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-85XF8596 over Sony KD-85XG8596.

Sony KD-85XG8596 vs Sony KD-85XF8596
Higher Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC vs 10 bits
Precision Color Mapping vs
Content Bar vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Direct LED
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  DSEE
  Clear Phase
  DTS Digital Surround
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  HDCP 2.3
WEAKNESSES
  No Full-Array Local Dimming
  Limited Viewing Angle
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR

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-85XG8596 and Sony KD-85XF8596 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-85XG8596

Sony KD-85XG8596 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 - Sony KD-85XG8596 and here - Sony KD-85XF8596.

BASICS Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
BrandSonySony
SeriesXG85XF85
ModelKD-85XG8596KD-85XF8596
Size85"85"
CountryUKUK
Release Year20192018
Smart TV
DISPLAY Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)84.6"84.6" (214.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAVA
LED TypeDirect LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ DisplayTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
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™X1™
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 1000Motionflow™ XR 1000
Frame Interpolation Frequency1000 Hz1000 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-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
Speaker TypeAcoustic Multi-Audio (Full Range Bass Reflex x2 + Tweeter x2)Bass Reflex 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 AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
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 Version4.24.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.0b2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports11
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs22
Component Inputs1 (Hybrid with Composite)
Composite Inputs1 (Hybrid with Component)
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1
DLNA
OTHER Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
SoCMediaTek MT5893MediaTek MT5891
CPUARM Cortex-A73ARM Cortex-A53
CPU Cores44
CPU Frequency1500 MHz1100 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G71ARM Mali-T860 MP2
RAM3 GB2 GB
Storage16 GB16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid Android
Internet BrowserVewdVewd
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
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-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
Digital Tuner 2 2
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+ 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL Sony KD-85XG8596 Sony KD-85XF8596
Energy EfficiencyAA
Power SupplyAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 HzAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)Standard: 216 W
Vivid: 362 W
400W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)75 1/4" x 43 1/4" x 3 1/4"
1909 mm x 1097 mm x 80 mm
1911 mm x 1098 mm x 73 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)75 1/4" x 46 3/8" x 17 1/8"
1909 mm x 1175 mm x 433 mm
1911 mm x 1176 mm x 429 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 56 5/8" (1438 mm)Width: 1552 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)80 5/8" x 48 5/8" x 11 1/4"
2045 mm x 1232 mm x 284 mm
2082 mm x 1233 mm x 369 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm (15 3/4" x 15 3/4")400 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand46.5 kg / 102.5 lb44.1 kg
Weight With Stand49 kg / 108 lb46.2 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)64 kg / 141 lb64 kg
Warranty1 Year1 Year

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