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Sony KD-55XE9305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Sony KD-55XE9305. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the durability and sound are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. The remote control and reliability get critical reviews, while there are some mixed opinions about the size.

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

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Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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? (whathifi.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 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...

Consumer review by: Tommo35 (johnlewis.com)

Awesome Picture build and picture quality

 

I have just got this set as an upgrade to last years model which became faulty. I hope this years model proves to be much more reliable. This set is very modern and sleek to look at. It is very well built and the picture quality is absolutely stunning....

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Mark (reevoo.com)

Sony KD-55XE9305

 

Exceptional picture quality. Beautiful to look at. Best TV I've ever owned with the Android platform allowing many, many apps to be side-loaded.

No 3D. Expensive. Native sound is a tad low - however my TV is supported high up on a pole mount, therefore reverberation is limited. (using its own stand should fix that as the bottom the of the TV is nearer a solid surface).

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Steven (reevoo.com)

Sony KD-55XE9305

 

HDR image quality is one of the best out there. This is a very good TV for the money you pay.

As per usual the TV's onboard speakers are quite tinny. Hooked up to a soundbar is the way to go.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: UberMunchkin (johnlewis.com)

A Great TV with Extensive Functions

 

This TV delivers exactly what I was looking for, large screen, great resolution and colour and incredibly easy to setup and use. The support for various wall mounting configurations is great and the fact that it has 4 HDMI Ports is amazing. The Smart...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Wassock (johnlewis.com)

Stunning picture

 

So pleased I bought this TV. Excellent picture quality and ease of use. Overall I would recommend this TV.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard

Design

Peak luminance ratio:85

Display

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Screen shape:Flat

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

Networking

Miracast: Yes
Web Browser: Yes

Performance

Auto Depth Enhancer: Yes
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes
Voice Control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Screen mirroring: Yes
User memory:16