Sony XBR-85X900F Review and Specs

Sony XBR-85X900F (USA version)

SCORE:
67

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 67 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
63
VIDEO FEATURES
74
AUDIO FEATURES
55
OTHER FEATURES
60
CONNECTIVITY
85
FORMAT SUPPORT
45
OVERALL
67

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 Yes No
IMAX Enhanced Yes No
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.

Pros and Cons

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

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
LED Type 👍
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 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No TV Center Speaker Mode 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

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 TVYes
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
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleNo
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®No
IMAX EnhancedYes
High Dynamic RangeX-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO 6x XDR Contrast
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorX1™ Extreme
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 960
Frame Interpolation Frequency960 Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
X-Reality™ PROYes 4K
Dual database processingYes
Object-based Super ResolutionNo
Live Color™ Tech0logyYes
Precision Color MappingYes
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDRYes
Contrast EnhancementYes Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterYes
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
AUDIO
Speaker TypeBass Reflex Speaker
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEEYes
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+
Clear PhaseYes
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker ModeNo
Dolby AtmosNo
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby PulseYes
Dolby AC-4No
DTS Digital SurroundYes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
ChromecastYes
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECYes BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) InputsNo
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C Remote1
DLNAYes
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 BarYes
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Application StoreYes Google Play Store
TeletextNo
Picture-In-PictureNo
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
USB HDD RecordingNo
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPNo
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoNo
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4No
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSNo
VC-1No
VP7No
VP8No
VP9No
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidYes
AUDIO FORMATS
AACNo
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMYes
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGNo
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerNo
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)No
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM RadioNo
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 BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
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 Yes No
2K HFR Yes No
VRR Yes No
Dolby Atmos Yes No
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) Yes No

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-85X900H Sony XBR-85X900F
IMAX Enhanced No Yes

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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