Sony X800G Bravia

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The Sony X800G is part of the Bravia LCD TV line-up of 2019. As the most affordable model, it doesn’t come close to the flagship Sony X950G, but in view of the price it delivers good performance. It is available in sizes 43, 49, 55, 65 and 75 inches. Find out on tvfindr whether its performance is sufficient to fight the competition.

Quality and design of the Sony X800G

The design of the Sony X800G is reminiscent of the rest of the Bravia series of 2019, especially the similar design of the stand. It is well made and makes a solid impression with its matte black finish. The feet provide a secure stand, but cannot completely prevent the TV from wobbling a little when touched. However, this doesn’t cause any problems during normal use.

If you are not planning to hang the TV on the wall, you should note that the feet are relatively far apart. The larger models require a rather wide sideboard. For wall mounting, however, you should be aware that cable management can be challenging, as two HDMI outputs and all audio outputs go out to the rear.

Sufficient picture quality for SDR

The built in IPS panel with 60 Hz generates 10 bits (8 bit + FRC) of color depth. The TV should generally be used in well lit rooms with many windows. This makes it very similar to the LG SM8600. In a dark environment the limited contrast (1000:1) and the disappointing blacks are clearly noticeable. Unfortunately there is no local dimming, which could have improved the performance in dark rooms. This is reserved for the higher quality models of the series.

These flaws are the price of a wide viewing angle, so you can also sit and watch the screen at an angle without experiencing limited image quality.
On the other hand, the Sony X800G handles reflections very well. The brightness of 330 to 400 Nits will also satisfy in bright rooms. If you’re not looking for accurate, natural colors, what Sony is actually known for doing quite well, the X800G can reach a maximum brightness in vivid picture mode of close to 500 Nits.

If you’re into HDR video, the Sony X800G isn’t the TV for you. The contrast ratio just isn’t sufficient. So it’s no big deal that it doesn’t support dynamic HDR formats. Ordinary SDR content, such as cable and satellite TV, DVDs and Blu-rays, looks very good.

The largest 75 inch model is very different from the other sizes. Here a VA panel is used, which provides better blacks and contrast ratio, but has a more limited viewing angle.

If 75 inches in too big for you and you’re looking for a budget TV set for darker environments, we have other recommendations for you. Have a look at the Samsung Q60R or the Samsung RU7100 an.

Excellent motion handling

The Sony X800G processes fast moving footage, as is often the case with action films, very well. The 60 Hz display has a response time of about 5ms, so there’s hardly any motion blur. Only OLED TVs like the LG C9 can exceed this value noticeably with only 1ms. This is why the X800G is a really good choice if you’re looking for a TV to watch sports on with a couple of friends in the afternoon or early evening.

Good TV for occasional gaming

Compared to other current TVs, gamers with a professional standard won’t enjoy the Sony X800G very much. Important features, which are definitely available in this price range, are missing. There is no VRR through FreeSync or G-Sync, no Auto Low Latency Mode and the Input Lag is somewhat high compared to other models: 32.5ms at 1080p @ 60 Hz and 34.5ms at 4K @ 60 Hz.

For games that aren’t about lightning fast reactions, that’s definitely enough. But first person shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Battlefield 1 are a lot more enjoyable with a very low input lag. A Samsung RU8000 can provide this with just under 7ms.

Disappointing sound quality

The sound of the Sony X800G is unfortunately only mediocre. The sound from the 20W stereo speakers has almost no bass, which is due to the thin design. It makes sense to use a soundbar or, if available, a HiFi system. This is especially worthwhile because the X800G can output Dolby Atmos sound via Dolby Digital Plus.

Smart TV features of the Sony X800G

Like the rest of the Bravia series, the X800G runs the SmartOS Android TV 8.0 Oreo. The app selection is huge, while most of the most popular apps are pre-installed. This applies to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, for example. If you prefer to do without the included remote control, you can use Google Assistant. Apple AirPlay 2 will be added via update.

Solid LCD TV for bright environments

The Sony XG80 is a decent mid-range IPS LCD TV. Here you get good 4K quality without any extras – perfect for people who don't need any extras. Those who watch more television in bright surroundings with lots of people will get what they are looking for here. For example, the XG80 is a good choice for watching football. But if you like gaming and movies in the evening, you'll find better alternatives.
Picture quality69
Motion handling78
Smart TV features84
Gaming74
Reader Rating13 Votes50
Pros
Good brightness
Very good viewing angle
Great motion handling
Dolby Atmos through Dolby Digital Plus
Cons
Black level
Contrast ratio
Input Lag
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Solid LCD TV for bright environments

The Sony XG80 is a decent mid-range IPS LCD TV. Here you get good 4K quality without any extras – perfect for people who don’t need any extras. Those who watch more television in bright surroundings with lots of people will get what they are looking for here. For example, the XG80 is a good choice for watching football. But if you like gaming and movies in the evening, you’ll find better alternatives.

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      Sony X800G Bravia: Variants & Models


      Manufacturer Sony
      Sony
      Sony
      Sony
      Sony
      Sony
      Sony
      Product code 49XG8396
      KD-43XG8396
      KD-55XG8096
      KD-65XG8096
      KD-75XG8096
      KD-43XG8096
      KD-49XG8096
      Screen size 49 Inch
      43 Inch
      55 Inch
      65 Inch
      75 Inch
      43 Inch
      49 Inch
      Panel VA (10 Bit)
      IPS (10 Bit)
      IPS (10 Bit)
      IPS (10 Bit)
      VA (10 Bit)
      IPS (10 Bit)
      IPS (10 Bit)
      Price $ 598.00*
      Shops
      Picture
      Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
      3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
      3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
      3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
      3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
      3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
      3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
      Contrast Ratio 2000:1
      900:1
      977:1
      977:1
      977:1
      977:1
      977:1
      Brightness 450
      450
      440
      440
      440
      440
      440
      HDR10+






      Dolby Vision






      Local Dimming






      Frequency 120 Hz
      120 Hz
      60 Hz
      60 Hz
      60 Hz
      60 Hz
      60 Hz
      Gaming
      Input Lag 34.5
      30
      34.5
      34.5
      34.5
      34.5
      34.5
      VRR






      Audio
      System 2.1
      2.1
      2.1
      2.1
      2.1
      2.1
      2.1
      Power (RMS) 20 W
      20 W
      20 W
      20 W
      20 W
      20 W
      20 W
      Dolby Digital






      DTS






      Dolby Atmos






      Soundbar inside






      Inputs
      HDMI 2.0 2
      2
      2
      2
      2
      2
      2
      HDMI 2.1 0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      HDMI ARC 1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      HDMI CEC






      USB 2.0 2
      2
      2
      2
      2
      2
      2
      USB 3.0 1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      Ethernet RJ45 1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      3.5mm jack 1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      Digital optical 1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      Digital coaxial 0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      Satellit 0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      Antenna 1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      1
      Ci+ 1.4 1
      1



      1

      Bluetooth






      Wifi






      USB recording PVR






      Timeshift






      Picture-in picture






      Tuner Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
      Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
      Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
      Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
      Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
      Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
      Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
      Twin Tuner






      Measurements
      Actual screen diagonal (mm) 1231
      1080
      1388
      1639
      1893
      1080
      1231
      Width without base (mm) 1098
      965
      1241
      1463
      1686
      970
      1101
      Height without base (mm) 644
      569
      721
      842
      932
      570
      645
      Depth without base (mm) 58
      58
      79
      80
      80
      57
      57
      Weight without stand (kg) 13.2
      10.8
      16.1
      20.9
      30.7
      9.6
      11,8
      Width with base (mm) 1098
      965
      1241
      1463
      1153
      970
      1101
      Height with base (mm) 703
      628
      785
      909
      1034
      630
      704
      Depth with base (mm) 260
      260
      336
      336
      402
      260
      260
      Weight with stand (kg) 13.7
      11.3
      17.2
      22
      32.5
      10.2
      12.4
      Width of footprint (mm) 719
      673
      1241
      1463
      1686
      970
      1101
      Depth of footprint (mm) 260
      260
      336
      336
      402
      260
      260
      VESA standard (mm) 200x200
      200x100
      200x200
      300x300
      300x300
      100x200
      200x200
      Stand removable?







      * Approximate price incl. VAT, plus shipping costs // Last updated on 28. March 2020 at 10:39. Please note that prices shown here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
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