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Sony XBR-55X850G (USA version)

SCORE:
90
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Highlights

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

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Overview

Sony XBR-55X850G 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, Dolby Vision 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 XBR-55X850G 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
94
AUDIO FEATURES
87
OTHER FEATURES
83
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
90

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-55X850G.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  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 IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR
  No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 X850G series is 2018 X850F series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Sony XBR-55X850G vs Sony XBR-65X850F
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

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-55X850G vs Sony XBR-65X850F
Lower Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC vs 10 bits
Precision Color Mapping vs
Content Bar vs

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model XBR-65X850F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-55X850G vs Sony XBR-65X850F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

IPS Panel

Sony XBR-55X850G 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-55X850G 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.

Dolby Vision

This TV 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 maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony XBR-55X850G.

BASICS
BrandSony
SeriesX850G
ModelXBR-55X850G
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2019
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
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
Dolby Vision IQ
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 960
Frame Interpolation Frequency960 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 TypeAcoustic Multi-Audio (Full Range Bass Reflex x2 + Tweeter 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 AC-4
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 Version4.2
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) eARC
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 MT5893
CPUARM Cortex-A73
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1500 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G71
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
FM Radio
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)164 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48 1/2" x 28 1/8" x 2 1/8"
1231 mm x 713 mm x 52 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48 1/2" x 30 5/8" x 12 1/2"
1231 mm x 776 mm x 316 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 39 1/4" (996 mm)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)52 1/2" x 32 1/4" x 6 1/4"
1332 mm x 817 mm x 158 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm (11 7/8" x 7 7/8")
Wall mount screwM6
Weight Without Stand18.7 kg / 41.2 lb
Weight With Stand19.7 kg / 43.4 lb
Weight of Package (Gross)26 kg / 57.3 lb
Warranty1 Year

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