Sony XBR-85X900F Review and Specs

Sony XBR-85X900F (USA version)

SCORE:
74

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ 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 X1™ 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 74 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
71
VIDEO FEATURES
82
AUDIO FEATURES
57
OTHER FEATURES
62
CONNECTIVITY
90
FORMAT SUPPORT
50
OVERALL
74

Pros and Cons

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

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Backlight Name, Color Depth, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, IMAX Enhanced, DSEE, Clear Phase and DTS Digital Surround. And it has weaknesses sush as Limited Viewing Angle, no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no 2K HFR, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, Weak Picture Processor, no Filmmaker Mode, no TV Center Speaker Mode, no Dolby Atmos, no WiSA Ready and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
Backlight Name 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
IMAX Enhanced 👍
DSEE 👍
Clear Phase 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
CONS
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
Weak Picture Processor 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No TV Center Speaker Mode 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

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
IMAX Enhanced
More Powerful Picture Processor X1™ Extreme X1™

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
Country VersionUSA
SeriesX900F
ModelXBR-85X900F
Release Year2018
Size85"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)84.6" (214.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeX-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO 6x XDR Contrast
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorX1™ Extreme
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 960
Frame Interpolation Frequency960 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
X-Reality™ PRO 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Technology
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker Type and ConfigurationBass Reflex Speaker
Speaker Power 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
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
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 Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1
DLNA
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 Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store
Teletext
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)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 Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (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
2K HFR
VRR
Dolby Atmos
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-85X900H Sony XBR-85X900F
IMAX Enhanced

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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