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Sony XBR-55X800G (USA version)

SCORE:
87
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Highlights

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

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Content

Overview

Sony XBR-55X800G was introduced in 2019. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 400 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10 and HLG.

We give Sony XBR-55X800G TV 87 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
87
VIDEO FEATURES
89
AUDIO FEATURES
78
OTHER FEATURES
79
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
87

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-55X800G.

PROS
  High Resolution
  Direct LED
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  DSEE
  Clear Phase
  DTS Digital Surround
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  HDCP 2.3
CONS
  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
  No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Selected Features

IPS Panel

Sony XBR-55X800G 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 XBR-55X800G 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 XBR-55X800G.

BASICS
BrandSony
SeriesX800G
ModelXBR-55X800G
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2019
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage70%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage90%
Brightness300 nits
Peak Brightness400 nits
Contrast Ratio1000∶1
Minimum Response Time5 ms
Input Lag35 ms
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 Processor
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 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
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) Inputs
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) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
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 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+
FM Radio
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)184 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48 7/8" x 28 1/2" x 3 1/8"
1241 mm x 721 mm x 79 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48 7/8" x 31" x 13 1/4"
1241 mm x 785 mm x 336 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 39 1/8" (992 mm)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)55" x 32 7/8" x 6 3/8"
1397 mm x 833 mm x 160 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")
Weight Without Stand16.1 kg / 35.5 lb
Weight With Stand17.2 kg / 37.9 lb
Weight of Package (Gross)24 kg / 52.9 lb
Warranty1 Year

Successor

The 2019 X800G series has a successor - 2020 X800H series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Sony XBR-55X800H vs Sony XBR-55X800G
Higher DCI P3 Color Space Coverage 95% vs 90%
Higher Brightness 400 nits vs 300 nits
Higher Peak Brightness 550 nits vs 400 nits
Higher Contrast Ratio 1100∶1 vs 1000∶1
Lower Input Lag 10 ms vs 35 ms
Dolby Vision vs
Object-based HDR remaster vs
Dolby Atmos vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 4.1
Auto Calibration with CalMAN vs

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-55X800H vs Sony XBR-55X800G
Less USB Inputs 2 vs 3
Component Inputs vs

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model XBR-55X800H. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-55X800G vs Sony XBR-55X800H where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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