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Sony KD-55XE9305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 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. Reviewers are impressed by the color and design. The sound and usability also get good opinions. Views about the reliability and size are different, and there are some critical comments about the price.

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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 99/100 = 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 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: Paul (

Sony KD-55XE9305


Really good picture quality. 10 bit colour gamut. Has HDR10 & HLG (Dolby vision to be patched later) Decent sound. Menus are easy to use.

I would've preferred the stand to be black.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Swagger (

Another Sony product that lives up to its brand reputation


An upgrade of my TV/media service provider required that I purchase a 4K UHDTV in order to enjoy the full benefit of the system. I selected a 55" variant as I was reluctant to have the screen dominate the room in which it was to be positioned. As with...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Gotthard56 (

Stunning picture!


As long standing Sony TV customers, this is by far the best picture quality we have ever experienced. It is simply stunning. Complement this brilliant TV with the latest Sony mini sound bar and you have the perfect home entertainment system.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: EndlessRiffing (

Lovely UHD but some downsides


great picture on HD UHD, only average upscaling (Sony BD player is far better). Apps are patchy, can't turn off recommendations, audio better than other flatscreens and has analogue audio out to connect to older hi-fi amps as well as Toslink and hdmi....

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: James (

Sony KD-55XE9305


All good, really like the cinema, football modes


Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


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


Peak luminance ratio:85


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Screen shape:Flat


VESA mounting: Yes


Miracast: Yes
Web Browser: Yes


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