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Sony KD-43XG8305 (UK version)

SCORE:
90
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Highlights

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

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Overview

Sony KD-43XG8305 was introduced in 2019. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10 and HLG. Its powerful X1™ picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Sony KD-43XG8305 TV 90 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
89
VIDEO FEATURES
90
AUDIO FEATURES
87
OTHER FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
90

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony KD-43XG8305.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  DSEE
  Clear Phase
  Dolby Atmos
  DTS Digital Surround
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  HDCP 2.3
CONS
  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

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 XG83 series is 2018 XF83 series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Sony KD-43XG8305 vs Sony KD-60XF8305
Dolby Atmos vs
More IF (Satellite) Connection Inputs 2 vs 1
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB
More Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) 2 vs 1

DOWNGRADES Sony KD-43XG8305 vs Sony KD-60XF8305
LED Type Edge LED vs Direct LED
RS-232C Remote vs 1
Lower Energy Efficiency Class B vs A

For this comparison we chose 60" version of the predecessor - model KD-60XF8305. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony KD-43XG8305 vs Sony KD-60XF8305 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

IPS Panel

Sony KD-43XG8305 has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is 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 panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.

HDR10

Sony KD-43XG8305 supports 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

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony KD-43XG8305.

BASICS
BrandSony
SeriesXG83
ModelKD-43XG8305
Size43"
CountryUK
Release Year2019
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
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 800
Frame Interpolation Frequency800 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pulse
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs2
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
SoCMediaTek MT5596
CPUARM Cortex-A53
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1100 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T860 MP2
GPU Cores2
GPU Frequency700 MHz
RAM3 GB
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Auto Calibration with CalMAN
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
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
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 2
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+ 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyB
Power SupplyAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)Standard: 76 W
Vivid: 143 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)965 mm x 569 mm x 58 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)965 mm x 628 mm x 260 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 673 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1072 mm x 699 mm x 150 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)100 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6
Weight Without Stand10.8 kg
Weight With Stand11.3 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)15 kg
Warranty1 Year
ACCESSORIES
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation))Depends on country selection

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