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Sony A80J Review

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92
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Top experts agreed that the Sony Bravia XR A80J is well suited for movie buffs and concurred that the delayed support for VRR and high likelihood for burn-in might dissuade gamers and PC users from buying the TV.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Announced in 2021, the Sony Bravia XR A80J is a mid-tier 4K OLED TV. Its Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, delivering pristine picture quality thanks to XR 4K upscaling and immersive sound courtesy of Acoustic Surface Audio technology.

Gamers will love the near-instantaneous response times, low input lags, and two HDMI 2.1 ports for next-gen consoles. At the same time, movie buffs will appreciate the near infinite contrast ratio for dark room viewing and wide viewing angles for group watching.

Sit tight for the rest of this Sony A80J review, and see if it’s got what it takes to outrank these other top-rated TVs.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Sony Bravia XR A80J is great for movie and TV show fans, with features like Netflix Calibrated Mode and decent HDR content brightness.

But gamers and PC users should look elsewhere – it doesn’t support Variable Refresh Rate, and can be prone to burn-in. For a better option, check out the Sony X75CH – it has glorious 4K pictures.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Very high contrast ratio
  • Two HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Nearly instantaneous response time
  • Great viewing angles
  • Wide color gamut

Reason to Avoid

  • Might be subject to burn-in
  • Variable Refresh Rate not supported yet

Sony A80J Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeNo
Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels2.0
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 77"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformAndroid TV
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)99
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)780
Input Lag (ms)16.2
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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Score Card

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Expert Score

90

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92

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True Score

86

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Expert Scores

  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    For home cinema fans the Sony A80J puts in a talented HDR performance, while daytime… Read More

    By:

    Kob Monney
  • Expert Reviews UK
    66.2

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Sony A80J is a cracking mid-range TV that delivers impressive pictures, great sound and… Read More

    By:

    Stephen Withers
  • Gamesradar
    73.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Sony’s premium OLED TV ticks a lot of the right boxes but still comes up… Read More

    By:

    Tom Parsons
  • What Hifi
    48

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    It’s almost as good as the awesome A90J and a whole lot more affordable, and… Read More

    By:

    Kizito Katawonga

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