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Sony KD-55XD9305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Sony KD-55XD9305. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the durability and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency and connectivity. There are some negative views about the reliability and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KD-55XD9305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KD-55XD9305

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KD-55XD9305 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the sound and image quality are overall positive, but there are some critical views about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KD-55XD9305 55 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 1000 Hz 3D TVSony KD-55XD9305 55 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 1000 Hz 3D TV

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Sony KD-55XD9305 review

 

The Sony KD-55XD9305 is Sony's top 55-inch TV for 2016. Picture quality from this 4K HDR TV is as good as anything we've seen, thank to Sony's new Slim Backlight Drive, Triluminos display technology and X1 processor. The TV comes with Android TV,...

We're wary of awarding the Sony KD-55XD9305 a 5 star rating. In many ways it deserves it, but the fly in the ointment remains the Android operating system. If Sony can prove that the problems that plagued it last year have been consigned to the bin of...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony KD-55XD9305 4K HDR TV review

 

4K UHD streaming backed by Sony's X1 processor

Ultra thin, minimalist design ; 4K UHD picture quality ; HDCP 2.2 compatibility ; 4K Netflix and Amazon onboard ; High-quality HD upscaling

Wearisome Android smart TV platform ; Gruesome no-button remote control ; Audio is passable at best

Sony's hero HDR 4K TV for 2016 is a triumph of design and image ingenuity, but usability remains its Achilles' heel.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-55XD9305 review

 

This slimline 4K HDR TV is a technological tour de force and a great start for Sony's 2016 TV range

Sharp, detailed picture ; Great handling of motion ; HDR significantly improves picture quality ; Easy and fast to use ; Natural colours

Remote not easiest to use ; Picture doesn’t go quite as dark or bright as some competitors

This is what we want from an HDR set. It doesn’t reach the absolute blacks or brightness of some rivals, but the Sony XD93 trumps most of them where it matters: subtlety

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Linda (reevoo.com)

Sony KD55XD9305

 

REALLY EASY TO USE, NICE FEATURES

BROKE DOWN 12 MONTHS AND 1 DAY AFTER PURCHASE

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: jonboy123 (johnlewis.com)

Great picture. Appalling Android. Broken already

 

The picture, and especially motion handling, are incredible. However, Android is appalling, buggy, and slower than a 1980's personal computer. No one would put up with this on a computer, why should I on a very expensive TV? The main circuit board has...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Amitbmw (johnlewis.com)

The pros outweigh the lows

 

I purchased this TV recently, it is Sonys 2016 highe end model. The picture is brilliant, and the upscaler is extremely good. The only negative is the delay in using the Smart functions, it is slow. But I use Sky so it counteracts the issue. Overall an...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Tuts (johnlewis.com)

Quality Picture & Sound but has issues.

 

The Bottom line is it's inability to use satellite TV with Youview operating. Very disappointed. If you use Satellite you lose 50% of the on the demand / catch up programmes. Product description not truthful on this point.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: gdaw (johnlewis.com)

great picture terrible Andriod smart platform

 

From the first day the Android system was slow and unresponsive .There are too many issues to mention. My wife threatened to throw the television out the window on the second day of use and swore only to use our LG with WEB os .Returned the Televison...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Benzo1968 (johnlewis.com)

Very happy with my new Tv

 

Excellent Tv from picture design cost and features

May, 2017

Consumer review by: LincsBoy (johnlewis.com)

Sony 55XD9305 Android TV

 

The first Android TV I have owned, took a bit getting used to, but once you get used to it very friendly. The colours are amazing, especially the 4k, the 3D is brilliant and I am very happy with the TV.

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Design

Peak luminance ratio:76

Display

HD type:4K Ultra HD
OLED technology: No
Screen shape:Flat

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

Performance

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes

Smart TV

Screen mirroring: Yes

Technical Details

Power save mode: Yes