Sony XBR-85X900F Review and Specs
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Sony XBR-85X900F (USA version)

SCORE:
89

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
  • X1โ„ข Extreme Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Sony XBR-85X900F Overview

Sony XBR-85X900F was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD 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, HLG and IMAX Enhanced. Its powerful X1โ„ข Extreme picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Sony XBR-85X900F TV 89 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
88
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
83
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
89

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-85X900F.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘
DSEE ๐Ÿ‘
Clear Phase ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
Limited Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 X900F series is 2017 X900E series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Sony XBR-85X900F Sony XBR-75X900E
Dolby Vision โœ” โœ–
IMAX Enhanced โœ” โœ–
More Powerful Picture Processor X1โ„ข Extreme X1โ„ข

For this comparison we chose 75" version of the predecessor - model XBR-75X900E. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-85X900F vs Sony XBR-75X900E where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony XBR-85X900F.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUSA
Series 2X900F
ModelXBR-85X900F
Release Year2018
Size85"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)84.6" (214.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
Viewing Angleโœ–
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ”
High Dynamic RangeX-tended Dynamic Rangeโ„ข PRO 6x XDR Contrast
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorX1โ„ข Extreme
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflowโ„ข XR 960
Frame Interpolation Frequency960 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
X-Realityโ„ข PROโœ” 4K
Dual database processingโœ”
Object-based Super Resolutionโœ–
Live Colorโ„ข Tech0logyโœ”
Precision Color Mappingโœ”
Super bit mappingโ„ข 4K HDRโœ”
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterโœ”
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker TypeBass Reflex Speaker
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEEโœ”
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+
Clear Phaseโœ”
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Modeโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby Pulseโœ”
Dolby AC-4โœ–
DTS Digital Surroundโœ”
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version4.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracastโ„ข)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecastโœ”
Google Homeโœ”
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECโœ” BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputsโœ–
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remote1
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
SoCMediaTek MT5891
CPUARM Cortex-A53
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1100 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T860 MP2
GPU Frequency700 MHz
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Barโœ”
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” Google Play Store
Teletextโœ–
Picture-In-Pictureโœ–
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
USB HDD Recordingโœ–
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ–
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ–
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ–
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ–
VC-1โœ–
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ–
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ”
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ–
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ–
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ–
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)380 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1910 mm x 1096 mm x 73 mm
75-1/4" x 43-1/4" x 2-7/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1910 mm x 1176 mm x 396 mm
75-1/4" x 46-3/8" x 15-5/8"
Stand SizeWidth: 1733 mm (68-1/4")
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2082 mm x 1233 mm x 369 mm
82" x 48-5/8" x 14-5/8"
One Connect Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm
15-3/4" x 15-3/4"
Weight Without Stand45.2 kg (99.6 lbs)
Weight With Stand48.2 kg (106.2 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)67 kg (147.6 lbs)
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2018 X900F series can be considered a 2020 X900H series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Sony XBR-85X900H Sony XBR-85X900F
4K HFR โœ” โœ–
2K HFR โœ” โœ–
VRR โœ” โœ–
Dolby Atmos โœ” โœ–
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-85X900H Sony XBR-85X900F
IMAX Enhanced โœ– โœ”

For this comparison we chose 85" version of the successor - model XBR-85X900H. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-85X900F vs Sony XBR-85X900H where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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