Sony X85J TV 2021 Review

7.72 Mixed Usages
7.8 TV Shows:
7.3 HDR Movies:
7.9 HDR Gaming:
7.6 Sports( Considering Day Light)
8 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2021 Rating: 4.6
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Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches , 65-77 Inches , 77-90 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , With Energy Saving Mode , Anti-glare
Display Type: LED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: HDMI , WiFi , USB , Ethernet , Bluetooth , Optical Audio , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 4
HDR HDR10 , Dolby Vision , HLG
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: 4K HDR Processor X1; TRILUMINOS PRO; Object-Based HDR Remaster; 4K X-Reality™ PRO; Motionflow™ XR; X-Balanced Speaker, Voice Search; Google Assistant; Works with Alexa; Works with Apple AirPlay/Apple HomeKit; Chromecast Built-in
Supported Internet Services: Paramount+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Sling TV, YouTube, Peacock


Screen Size: 43 inches
Display Type LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
Screen Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degree
Backlight Type: Direct LED
Quantum Dot Color: No
Video Processing Technology: 4K HDR Processor X1™
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision


Contrast: Contrast - N/A, & Native Contrast- 6,308 : 1
Brightness: 575 nits
Local Dimming: No
Gray & Black Uniformity: 50% Uniformity Picture 50% Std. Dev-3.165%, 50% DSE-0.151% & Black Uniformity Picture Std. Dev- N/A, Native Std. Dev- 0.742%
Viewing Angle: 178 degree
Reflections: Total Reflections-5.7%, Indirect Reflections-0.7%, Calculated Direct Reflections-5.1%
Calibration: Pre White Balance Picture White Balance dE-1.06, Pre Color dE-1.72, Pre Gamma-2.21 & post White Balance dE-0.31, Color dE-1.45, Gamma-2.20
Pixels & Motion: Motionflow™ XR & Pixels Picture Subpixel Layout- BGR, Type- LED, Sub-Type- VA
Input Handling (480p and 720p): 720p content, including most cable TV stations, is upscaled well by the Sony X85J, with no noticeable issues.
Input Handling (1080p): Like most TVs we've tested, 1080p content looks almost as good as native 4k content.
Input Handling (4k): 4k content is displayed perfectly, with no noticeable issues.
Color Gamut: Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture DCI P3 xy-89.95%, DCI P3 uv-95.33% & Rec 2020 xy-65.89%, Rec 2020 uv-72.14%
Color Volume: : P3 Color Volume ITP Picture 1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP 68.2%
Gradient & Response Time: 11.7 ms
Supported Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p & 4K
Interface: Android TV™


Numbers of HDMI: 4
HDMI Version 2.0
Audio Return Channel 1
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 0
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 2
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1


HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : N/A
Dolby Vision: Yes
HLG : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 : Yes (HDMI 3,4)
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner: 3.0 (NEXTGEN TV)
USB 3.0 : Yes
Variable Analog Audio Out: Yes
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 802.11ac


ARC/eARC Port : Yes (eARC/ARC)
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: N/A
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 : Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: N/A
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: N/A
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) : 7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : Yes


Built-in Speakers: Downward Firing
Voice Clarity: Dialogues should be clear and intelligible at moderate volume levels.
Distortion: Distortion might become noticeable at higher volumes.
Frequency Response: Low-Frequency Extension- 100.79 Hz
Bass: Not ideal for bass-heavy content like action movies or music.
Soundstage: Creates a wider soundstage than most downward-firing TV speakers, but not as spacious as a soundbar or surround sound system.
Immersion: Can provide some sense of immersion, but not as impactful as a dedicated sound system.
Dolby Atmos Support: The TV might decode Dolby Atmos but lacks speakers to deliver the full effect.
Audio Passthrough: Allows sending audio to a soundbar or receiver for better sound quality through ARC (Audio Return Channel).
Recommendation: For an immersive and impactful audio experience, especially for movies, music, or gaming, a soundbar is highly recommended.


Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Ease To Use


Operating System Android TV™ (Android 10)
CPU / Processor 4K HDR Processor X1™
Graphic Processor / GPU Integrated graphics
Storage 16gb
Chromecast Built-in
Alexa Supported


PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
Input Lag: 6.3 ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): 120Hz
Additional Features: Game Mode, Motion Enhancer Technology.


Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device Yes
Remote App Android TV


Dimensions 37.95 x 24.72 x 11.26 inches with Stand
Style The Sony X85J has a nice but simple design. It doesn't look as premium as the Sony X90J, and it's mainly plastic, but it looks nice in most decors. The inputs face to the side, which is nice, especially if you wall-mount it.
Back & Borders: Back Wall Mount VESA 300x300 & Borders 0.39
Thickness: Thickness - 2.87
Build Quality: The Sony X85J has good build quality. It's entirely plastic, and there's some noticeable flex on the back panel, especially near the VESA mount and around the bottom edge.
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TV Shows: 7.8
HDR Movies: 7.3
HDR Gaming: 7.9
Sports( Considering Day Light) 7.6
PC Monitor (): 8
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