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Sony KD-49X8305C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 449 reviews of Sony KD-49X8305C. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and reliability. The sound and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the black level and energy efficiency. Opinions about the tuner and connectivity are different.

usability, image quality, sound, reliability, price

energy, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KD-49X8305C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KD-49X8305C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Sony KD-49X8305C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and design. The sound and image quality also get good views. Comments are divided on the remote control, and many are critical about the energy efficiency and reliability.

usability, image quality, sound, design, price

reliability, energy

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KD-49X8305C 49-Inch Widescreen 2160p Ultra HD 4K Android Smart TV - BlackSony KD-49X8305C 49-Inch Widescreen 2160p Ultra HD 4K Android Smart TV - Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Sony KD-49X8305C review

 

The Sony KD-49X8305C is Sony's entry-level UHD (4K) TV for 2015, and it leaves us wanting more. Although UHD upscaling is handled well and gives a sharp picture, the screen's native lack of contrast and its slow response rate take the edge off viewing....

4K is grabbing a lot of attention this year, but be aware that as yet there's very little 4K content available. Most of us will be watching HD or even standard definition programmes for some while yet. For this reason, we're not completely sold on 4K....

Sep, 2015

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Sony KD-49X8305C review

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The Sony KD-49X8305C is among a new generation of televisions to come with Android TV, a smart-TV service based on Google's popular operating system. This 4K TV underwhelms with its sound quality, but can it redeem itself with great pictures? Read on...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (s21.com)

Sony KD-49X8305C

 

The operating system is dreadful. Constant bugs, black screens loses tuned channels, slow to respond, frequently need to reset it - all this after the major Feb 2016 software update. Regret buying it.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (s21.com)

Sony KD-49X8305C

 

Total rubbish bringing back today 2 days trying to set it up. Bluetooth doesn't work only connects to a registered device such as phone that's it. Won't connect to headsets r speakers .mirror cast won't support note 4 Samsung. R 2 other phones I had....

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (s21.com)

Sony KD-49X8305C

 

Responsiveness of the IR remote control Occasional black screen while powering on the TV Occasional black screen with sound when switching off the TV TV rebooting during channel changing Every day rebooting TV..... Low quality TV I wouldn't say it's...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

sony x83c

 

I brought this tv a month ago, and im still trying to get used to it. ie, the volume is little low(i have to turn it up to 27on the volume) and the remote clicks quite loud when pressing a key. My samsung is a lot more smother and the tv is louder on a...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Great tv

 

So pleased with my tv was the best buy couldn't ask for a better tv

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Great Picture Quality

 

Brought 3 weeks ago and we are very pleased with the picture quality.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Fantastic picture quality

 

The picture quality is crystal clear, the sound is excellent whilst listening to music but only average whilst watching TV & movies. It connects to the internet easily which offers a whole new world of entertainment.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Truely met expectations

 

Very easy to setup and features and quality of picture are exceptional.

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
Peak luminance ratio:86

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:49
Display Diagonal (metric):48.4
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:117
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):177
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):84

Ergonomics

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

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CAT, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SLV, SRP, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP,SPP
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Other Features

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
Apps:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, SPP
BRAVIA Sync:Y
HDD recording: Yes
i-Manual:Y
Illumination LED:Y
On-screen display for external input:Y
Presence of lead: Yes
USB playback:Y

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.65
Package height:31.2
Package width:46.9

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:117
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):177
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):84

Smart TV

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0
Screen mirroring:Y

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36
Depth (with stand):7.91
Height:25.3
Height (with stand):26.7
Package depth:6.65
Package height:31.2
Package width:46.9
Weight:31.7
Weight with stand:34
Width:43
Width (with stand):43