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Sony A95K OLED TV Review

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The Sony A95K OLED TV boasts a fast response time, a high peak brightness, HDMI 2.1 support, and good reflection diffusion, making it a superb choice for AV enthusiasts and console gamers alike. But its lack of FreeSync will keep away more serious gamers.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

First released back in early 2022, the Sony A95K OLED TV is a flagship-grade 4K HDR model that boasts QD-OLED technology to deliver more vivid colors.

It sports four HDMI ports, two of which support the latest HDMI 2.1 standard with the full 48 Gbps bandwidth for the latest-gen consoles, just like the highest-rated TVs out today.

Other ports include two USB inputs, an optical audio jack, and an ethernet port. However, if you are looking for a smaller OLED TV from the same brand, then make sure to take a look at our Sony A90K OLED TV review.

The Sony A95K OLED TV has a native 120Hz refresh rate, and it supports the variable refresh rate technology to maintain smoothness down to 20 Hz. However, if you are worried about burn-in and want to pick an LCD TV, make sure to check out our Sony X90J TV review.

Best For

  • Home Theater

Consensus

our Verdict

The Sony A95K OLED TV is a fantastic option for AV enthusiasts looking for a good QD-OLED model to display in their living rooms or movie dens, as it features an excellent peak brightness tested at around 983 nits.

It also boasts four HDMI ports and two of them have the recent HDMI 2.1 standard for console users. And it sports excellent deep black levels with an infinite tested contrast ratio, thanks to its Quantum Dot OLED tech, which helps HDR content look amazing.

Moreover, it comes with an excellent matte display which works well against reflections.

It also features a near-instantaneous response time which was measured at 0.2 ms. But it does not have NVIDIA G Sync or AMD Free Sync for hardcore gamers, despite having VRR.

Reason to Buy

  • Remarkable picture quality
    • Impressive for movies and gaming, the TV’s terrific HDR color gamut (100% coverage on DCI P3 xy) exhibits true-to-life imagery and intricate details. Moreover, dark scenes are excellent with rich, deep blacks and perfect black uniformity (native std. Deviation of 0.157%).

  • High brightness and contrast
    • It does a great job at eliminating glare in light-filled rooms with its tested 983 nits peak brightness, performing better than 83% of our tested TVs. Additionally, nighttime viewing is immersive, given its near-infinite contrast ratio (inf:1).

  • Low response time and input lag
    • High-speed games display smooth visuals due to its near-instantaneous 0.2 ms response time. Moreover, casual gamers will find its reasonably responsive 16.9 ms input lag (4K at 60Hz), which ranks in the bottom third of our tested TVs, acceptable.

  • Fast refresh rate and VRR support
    • On-screen content remains remarkably smooth thanks to its 120 Hz refresh rate and screen tearing is out of the picture with VRR compatibility.

  • Wide viewing angles
    • Family movie nights allow for an equally immersive view from most areas of the room as colors wash out only after 70°, which means visuals remain fairly consistent.

Reason to Avoid

  • Relatively low SDR brightness
    • The 346 nits peak SDR brightness isn’t bright enough for daytime use and is more suited for dim or dark rooms.

Sony A95K OLED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeSelf-Emitting Pixels
Display TypeQD-OLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeOLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels7.1
Panel TypePanel TypeQD-OLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformGoogle TV
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output20W + 20W + 10W + 10W
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRYes

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)99.2375
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)100
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)86.34
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)91.28
Color Gamut % (sRGB)99.9
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)110.8
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)89.35
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)91
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)517
HDR Brightness (nits)952
Input Lag (ms)14.4
Response Time (ms)4.1
Color Washout (Degrees)70
Color Shift (Degrees)70
Brightness Loss (Degrees)70
Reflections (%)1.1
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)84.76
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.89
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.06
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.229
Intermodulation Distortion @80db1.25
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0012
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0012
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0011

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First released back in early 2022, the Sony A95K OLED TV is a flagship-grade 4K HDR model that boasts QD-OLED technology to deliver more vivid…

First released back in early 2022, the Sony A95K OLED TV is a flagship-grade 4K HDR model that boasts QD-OLED technology to deliver more vivid colors.

It sports four HDMI ports, two of which support the latest HDMI 2.1 standard with the full 48 Gbps bandwidth for the latest-gen consoles, just like the highest-rated TVs out today.

Other ports include two USB inputs, an optical audio jack, and an ethernet port. However, if you are looking for a smaller OLED TV from the same brand, then make sure to take a look at our Sony A90K OLED TV review.

The Sony A95K OLED TV has a native 120Hz refresh rate, and it supports the variable refresh rate technology to maintain smoothness down to 20 Hz. However, if you are worried about burn-in and want to pick an LCD TV, make sure to check out our Sony X90J TV review.

While the Sony A95K OLED TV features a QD-OLED panel, the Sony A80K OLED TV runs on a standard WRGB OLED display. And this means…

While the Sony A95K OLED TV features a QD-OLED panel, the Sony A80K OLED TV runs on a standard WRGB OLED display. And this means that the Sony A95K OLED TV has an extra layer of quantum dot color filter over its OLED panel, which boosts its color gamut (the overall color volume), color accuracy, and color temperature and helps display a wider range of colors than the Sony A80K OLED TV. The Sony A95K OLED TV also features a significantly higher peak brightness of 983 nits than the A80K’s 708 nits for a brighter image. If you want to learn more about the compared model, then make sure to take a look at our Sony A80K OLED TV review.

Even though both the Sony A95K OLED TV and the Samsung S95C OLED TV are quantum dot OLED TVs, only the Sony A95K OLED TV…

Even though both the Sony A95K OLED TV and the Samsung S95C OLED TV are quantum dot OLED TVs, only the Sony A95K OLED TV supports Dolby Vision HDR. And the Sony A95K OLED TV has DTS:X audio support along with uncompressed Dolby Atmos, but the Samsung S95C OLED TV only features Dolby Atmos. On the other hand, the Samsung S95C OLED TV can show brighter highlights than the Sony A95K OLED TV, thanks to its extra brightness of 1348 nits put against the Sony A95K OLED TV’s 983 nits.

The Sony A90J OLED TV is the direct predecessor to the Sony A95K OLED TV, and the brand has made quite a few improvements to…

The Sony A90J OLED TV is the direct predecessor to the Sony A95K OLED TV, and the brand has made quite a few improvements to the newer model. The Sony A95K OLED TV features an additional quantum dot layer to provide more vivid colors than the older Sony A90J OLED TV. And at 983 nits, the extra brightness that the Sony A95K OLED TV has helps it deliver significantly more bright highlights than the older 766-nit Sony A90J OLED TV. And the newer Sony A95K OLED TV unit has a smoother Google TV UI.

The Sony A95K OLED TV can display brighter highlights better than the LG C3 OLED TV, as it features 983 nits of brightness compared to…

The Sony A95K OLED TV can display brighter highlights better than the LG C3 OLED TV, as it features 983 nits of brightness compared to the LG C3 OLED TV’s 826 nits of brightness. The Sony A95K OLED TV also has a better built-in upscaling chip than the LG C3 OLED TV. And the Sony A95K OLED TV has more vivid colors and a wider range of color output than the LG C3 OLED TV, thanks to its QD-OLED screen. On the other hand, the LG C3 OLED TV features a slightly lower input latency of 5.7 ms than the A95K’s 8.9 ms. Check out our  LG C3 OLED TV review to know more about the compared model.

Backlight Type

Self-Emitting Pixels

No

No

Motion Activated

No

Display Type

QD-OLED

OLED

OLED

OLED

OLED

HDMI Inputs

4

4

4

2

4

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10+, HLG

Yes

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HomeKit Compatible

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

LED Panel Type

OLED

OLED

WOLED

WOLED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

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Score Card

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Expert Score

94

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Customer Score

97

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True Score

91

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Kyle Bartlett
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Matthew Murray
  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Kob Monney
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

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    John Archer
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    70

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