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Sony KD-43X8305

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 220 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 77/100. The average review date is Dec 12, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 1569372 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Sony KD-43X8305 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the price and design are generally positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KD-43X8305C 43-Inch Widescreen Android UHD 4K 2160p Smart TV with Youview - BlackSony KD-43X8305C 43-Inch Widescreen Android UHD 4K 2160p Smart TV with Youview - Black

Dec, 2018

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Sony KD-43X8305C review


If you're in the market for an affordable 4K TV, this entry-level Sony set is one to consider...

Clean, sharp picture across all sources ; Strong upscaling ; Detail levels good ; Well priced

Android TV still lacks apps ; Broadcast colour palette too warm ; Lacks contrast

A worthwhile consideration for entry-level 4K, but it needs to do more to draw level with the competition

Sep, 2015

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Sony KD-43X8305C review

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The Sony KD-43X8305C is a 4K TV with Android-powered smart features. It underwhelms with its sound quality, but can it redeem itself with great pictures? And are those smart features any good? Read on for our full Sony KD-43X8305C review.

Oct, 2015

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"very happy with my new TV. its the right size for my bedroom looks good and got some good features. blue-ray discs looking good very good picture and sound."

Ease to use; Good build quality; Looks good; Value for money

Jul, 2016

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Reasonable value for money


"Overall the TV is good. The remote control doesn't respond very quickly and when turning the TV on can be a little bit slow. Easy to set up and use though and it has a good quality picture and sound "

Ease to use; Good build quality; Looks good; Value for money

Jul, 2016

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" Excellent tv. Wonderful clarity of picture. Very pleased with it. "

Jun, 2016

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Sony Bravia


" My previous TV was a Sony Bravia but this really takes it to the next level. The picture is clear and sharp, sound is amazing and I found it very easy to get used to. Yes, you have to do a few downloads when you first connect to wi-fi but that is to...

Jun, 2016

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Great TV


" Really happy with this TV. Great design and very streamline. The smart functions are really useful for catching up on missed programmes and I prefer the youview to freeveiw layout. "

Jun, 2016

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Sony Bravia KD43X8305CBU


Looks great, sounds great and picture quality is top.

Can be complicated to use if your not technically minded.

Jun, 2016

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Sony Bravia KD43X8305CBU


Good T V looks good and good value

Found no bad points

Jun, 2016

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Sony Bravia KD43X8305CBU


Fabulous Image and sound quality, very easy to set up and absolutely great value for money.

I haven't found one, not one bad point.

May, 2016

Product Specifications


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


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


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


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:178
Display Diagonal:43
Display Diagonal (metric):42.5
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Response Time:178
Screen shape:Flat
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:100
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):162
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):72


On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 200

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:Daphne Rose Kingma
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Movie


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP,SPP
Browsing: Yes
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
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, SPP
HDD recording: Yes
Illumination LED:Y
On-screen display for external input:Y
Presence of lead: Yes
USB playback:Y

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA
Face detection: Yes
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, MPO, RAW
Parental Control: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, WEBM, WMV, XVID
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:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
Remote (IR) output:2
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


Annual Energy Consumption:100
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):162
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):72

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 (with stand):7.44
Height (with stand):23.8
Weight with stand:28.2
Width (with stand):37.8