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Sony Bravia KD-55XE9305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of Sony Bravia KD-55XE9305. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and design are generally positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the glare and price.

image quality, usability, sound, design, durability

price, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KD-55XE9305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305) review


Sony turns to the bright side using its Slim Backlight Drive

Blisteringly bright HDR images ; Stunningly rich colours ; Much-improved sound quality ; Superb HD upscaling

Blooming around bright objects ; Android TV is cumbersome ; Runs sluggishly at times ; Very limited viewing angle

Android TV continues to frustrate, and there’s a backlight clouding price to pay for the TV’s high brightness levels. That said, the 55XE9305 nonetheless improves on Sony’s 2016’s Slim Backlight Drive models in every way, delivering in the process some...

Mar, 2017

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Expert review by : Vincent Teoh (

Sony Bravia KD-55XE9305 (XE93) review: A taste of the high-end for less


Sony's XE93 takes the HDR wizardry of the £4,000 ZD9 and transplants it into a 55in frame – the results are seriously impressive, too

Spectacular HDR presentation ; First-rate upscaling ; Triple-play HDR support (pending firmware update)

Blooming/haloing in dark scenes & inconsistent letterbox bar shading ; Limited viewing angles ; 1080p gaming responsiveness could be better

If you’ve been lusting after Sony’s £4,000 ZD9, then the XE93 could be just what your wallet (or more likely your overdraft) has been hoping for. With triple-play HDR support, spectacular HDR image quality and superlative upscaling, this is a...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KD-55XE9305 review


Sony's first 4K HDR LCD TV of the year is a resounding success...

Gorgeous 4K HDR picture quality ; Convincing black depth ; Clear and solid sound quality ; Support for Dolby Vision and HLG ; Netflix and Amazon in 4K HDR ; Excellent features and design

More black detail wouldn’t go amiss ; Interface response times could be faster

Stunning picture, great sound, and all the latest features – Sony’s first 4K HDR LCD set of the year is a resounding success

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KD-55XE9305


The KD-55XE9305 is the first TV to reach us from Sony's 2017 TV line. It's a premium model that combines Sony's most powerful video-processing engine with an improved version of the brand's proprietary Slim Backlight Drive technology.

Mar, 2017

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Sony KD55XE9305BU review

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The big-screen Sony KD55XE9305BU smart TV will set you back a pretty penny. But it comes laden with features, including a super-sharp 4K HDR screen and Google's Android smart TV platform. Can it turn this into a Best Buy performance? Find out in our...

Apr, 2017

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Sony BRAVIA KD-55XE9305 HDR 4K TV Review


Sony's new XE93 still retains its ultra slim design but now it adds increased brightness and the X1 Extreme processor, with HLG, Dolby Vision and...

Excellent contrast performance ; Accurate greyscale & colour gamut ; Impressive HDR performance ; Great video processing ; Effective dimming system ; Good upgrade path ; Attractive design & great build quality

Limited viewing angles ; Smart platform is still buggy

We expected good things from the Sony XE93 but it still managed to surprise us in certain areas. Although the design has been tweaked, it didn't look vastly different from last year's XD93 and on paper at least the two TVs seemed very similar. In many...

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Excellent Picture Quality


Amazing true life picture quality. Stands out especially in the context of scaling up of HD content to 4K. Sound is good, if not brilliant in context of a TV. Watching programmes like Planet Earth II especially in the Vivid setting is a real joy and it...

Feb, 2018

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Excellent product


John Lewis, Victoria Centre Nottingham. Excellent service, thorough discussion of available T.V.'s, pros and cons. in John Lewis. Decided on this model and have not been disappointed. Picture very, very good, 4K , limited but excellent on You Tube,...

Feb, 2018

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Best picture I have ever had on any tv


I have had many televisions over the years but my Sony e930is the best one ever easy to use and great features

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (

Great picture quality


Nicely presented tv and equally as good picture quality

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse / DTS Digital Surround,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
RMS rated power:50
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Peak luminance ratio:85


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:54.6 / 55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:60
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1000
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p / 480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p,2160p

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:190
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Power consumption (max):227
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):137


On/Off switch:Y / Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

ECO mode:Y / Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On/Off timer:Y / Yes
Sleep Timer:Y / Yes
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HID,HOGP,SPP
Browser supported:Opera
Browsing:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.72
Package height:34.5
Package type:Box
Package weight:92.6
Package width:54.9


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:ASF,FLAC,MP3,WAV,WMA
Auto Depth Enhancer:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Local dimming:Y / Yes
Picture processing technology:Sony Dynamic Contrast Enhancer,Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Security algorithms:CAST
Subtitles function:Y / Yes
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y / Yes
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
PC in (D-Sub):N
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:190
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):227
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):137

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y / Yes
User memory:16

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes
Light sensor: Yes

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of tuners:3
Supported TV bands:UHF,VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):11.1
Height (with stand):31.1
Package depth:7.72
Package height:34.5
Package weight:92.6
Package width:54.9
Weight with stand:71.9
Width (with stand):48.5