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Sony A90J OLED Review

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Sony’s A90J OLED TV is a strong, mid-range 4K HDR TV for mixed usage. Both games and movies benefit from the 4K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and wider color gamut. Watch out for any burn-in, however.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Sony A90J OLED TV, released in 2021, is Sony’s suggestion for a mid-range OLED TV if users want to mix and match their visual content.

For movies and TV shows, Sony points to their Cognitive Processor XR, which helps to improve the contrast ratio, create deeper black levels, and saturated colors in a natural way.

Lastly, it claims its XR Motion Clarity technology will be a boon to gamers by providing smoother motion processing and overall reduction to motion blur.

Continue reading our Sony A90J OLED review and see what experts loved about it and what they did not like. And don’t forget to give today’s highest rated TVs a look.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Sony A90J OLED TV is a great mid-range 4K HDR TV for all your entertainment needs. Enjoy crisp 4K resolution and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate for gaming, plus a wider color gamut and near-perfect black levels for movies.

Its peak brightness could be better, but it’s still a great choice.

Reason to Buy

  • Black levels are virtually perfect
  • Very accurate at wide viewing angles
  • Handles motion superbly
  • Solid audio performance
  • Incredible contrast, color, and vast color gamut

Reason to Avoid

  • Burn-in is still a possibility
  • Bright for OLED, but still dim compared to LCD/LED TVs
  • Lacks VRR until a firmware update

Sony A90J OLED Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeMotion Activated
Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatYes
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeWOLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels7.1
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 83"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformGoogle TV
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output20W + 20W + 10W + 10W
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRYes

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)97.64
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)97.64
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)71.01
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)72.77
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)698
HDR Brightness (nits)764
Input Lag (ms)17.5
Response Time (ms)3.1
Color Washout (Degrees)51
Color Shift (Degrees)27
Brightness Loss (Degrees)64
Reflections (%)1.4
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)75.51
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db4.02
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.92
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.042
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.37
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0086
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0049
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0038

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    89
    The Sony A90J is an amazing TV for mixed usage. It delivers exceptional picture quality… read more

    By:

    John Archer
  • TVFindr
    72

    Category Trust Rating

    88
    With the Sony A90J OLED, the Korean manufacturer will undoubtedly launch an impressive TV in… read more

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Sony A90J is far from the most affordable OLED TV around, but you absolutely… read more

    By:

    What Hi-Fi?
  • What Hifi
    48

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    As long as you can live with its HDMI 2.1 limitations, the Sony A90J is… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Top Ten Reviews
    24.2

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Sony A90J OLED TV is quite simply the best example of what a panel… read more

    By:

    Luke Edwards
  • T3
    33

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Sony A90J is a mind-blowing television, offering some of the best HDR performance of… read more

    By:

    Simon Lucas

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