Sony XBR-85X950G Review and Specs

Sony XBR-85X950G (USA version)

SCORE:
72

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X-Wide Angle
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor

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Sony XBR-85X950G Overview

Sony XBR-85X950G was introduced in 2019. 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™ Ultimate picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Sony XBR-85X950G TV 72 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
72
VIDEO FEATURES
76
AUDIO FEATURES
63
OTHER FEATURES
59
CONNECTIVITY
87
FORMAT SUPPORT
45
OVERALL
72

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2019 X950G series can be considered a 2017 X940E series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Sony XBR-85X950G Sony XBR-75X940E
Viewing Angle X-Wide Angle No
IMAX Enhanced Yes No
2K HFR Yes No
Dolby Atmos Yes No

For this comparison we chose 75" version of the predecessor - model XBR-75X940E. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-85X950G vs Sony XBR-75X940E 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-85X950G.

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

Selected Features

VA Panel

Sony XBR-85X950G has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.


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-85X950G.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUSA
Series 2X950G
ModelXBR-85X950G
Release Year2019
Size85"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)85" (214.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleX-Wide Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage95%
Contrast Ratio5000∶1
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
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorX1™ Ultimate
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
X-Reality™ PROYes 4K
Dual database processingYes
Object-based Super ResolutionYes
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 Channels2
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2 + Tweeter x2
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEEYes
Sound ProcessingNo
Clear PhaseYes
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker ModeNo
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby PulseYes
Dolby AC-4Yes
DTS Digital SurroundYes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
ChromecastYes
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes eARC
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 RemoteYes
DLNAYes
OTHER
SoCMediaTek MT5893
CPUARM Cortex-A73
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1500 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G71
RAM3 GB
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content BarNo
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Application StoreYes Google Play Store
TeletextNo
Auto Calibration with CalMANYes
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)417 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)75 1/4" x 43 3/8" x 2 7/8"
1.910x1.099x73 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)75 1/4 x 46 1/2 x 16 1/4
1.910x1.179x412 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 69 5/8 inch/1.766 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)79 7/8 x 48 1/2 x 11 1/4
2.026 x 1.231 x 284 mm
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 Stand101.4 lbs/46 kg
Weight With Stand108 lbs (49 kg)
Weight of Package (Gross)141 lbs (64 kg)
ACCESSORIES
RemoteRMF-TX600U
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

Successor

The 2019 X950G series has a successor - 2020 X950H series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Sony XBR-85X950H Sony XBR-85X950G
4K HFR Yes No
VRR Yes No

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-85X950H Sony XBR-85X950G
2K HFR No Yes

For this comparison we chose 85" version of the successor - model XBR-85X950H. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-85X950G vs Sony XBR-85X950H where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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