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Sony Bravia X93L Mini LED TV Review

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If you don’t mind the steep cost, the premium Sony X93L is a superb all-rounder TV for HDR movies, watching sports, and serious gaming, given its high peak brightness, fantastic black levels, VRR compatibility, and more. However, the limited viewing angle hampers color accuracy.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2023, the Sony Bravia X93L is a premium 4K TV with a Mini LED backlight. It boasts low input lag, excellent response times, and high peak brightness, and with auto local dimming enabled, near-perfect black scenes are achievable.

The TV upscales low-resolution content to match 4K clarity, and bright lights don’t bloom into dark zones. Check out our list of best TVs for alternative 4K models.

The Sony X93L supports VRR and G-SYNC, comes with four HDMI ports (two HDMI 2.1), and the Google Smart TV platform is splendid for quick and easy navigation. The TV also uses Sony’s X-Wide Angle technology for an improved viewing angle.

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  • Home Theater

  • Sony

Consensus

our Verdict

Thanks to Sony Bravia X93L’s high peak brightness (1384 nits), glare is not a problem, and the two 2.1 HDMI ports will appeal to PS5 and Xbox owners.

The auto local dimming helps achieve deep blacks for nighttime movie get-togethers, and reflection handling is excellent in bright rooms. While the native refresh rate is 120 Hz, the TV is VRR-compatible.

Vivid colors stand out with a contrast ratio of 73,818: 1, and blooming is minimal with subtitles, while Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR is remarkable at upscaling low-quality content.

The remote control features voice control to easily navigate the user-friendly Google 10 OS, but off-center viewing lowers image accuracy (color washout at 40°). That said, competitive gamers will enjoy the tested low input lag (9.4 ms).

Reason to Buy

  • Outstanding picture quality
    • Built for sports enthusiasts, cinephiles, and avid gamers, its wide color gamut displays lifelike images and it delivers deep blacks for nighttime viewing.

  • High peak brightness and contrast ratio
    • It eliminates glare in bright rooms with its tested high peak brightness of 1384 nits and the high 73,818:1 contrast ratio enhances the movie-viewing experience, delivering vivid and rich colors. The brightness and contrast ratio rank among the highest of our tested TVs.

  • Fast refresh rate and VRR support
    • Fast-paced games exhibit smooth motion and minimal stuttering due to the 120Hz refresh rate and VRR compatibility.

  • Low input lag
    • There is fast responsiveness and improved accuracy for competitive gamers thanks to the low tested input lag (9.4ms), which ranks among the lowest we’ve seen. (ref)

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow viewing angles
    • Image quality diminishes when viewing content off-center since colors wash out at 40°.

Sony Bravia X93L Mini LED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels7.1
Panel TypePanel TypeMini-LED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformGoogle TV
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output50 Watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyG-Sync
VRRVRRYes

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)89.7367
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)95.37
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)69.45
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)75.33
Color Gamut % (sRGB)96.7
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)73
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)82.5
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)73,818
SDR Brightness (nits)672
HDR Brightness (nits)1,483
Input Lag (ms)13.9
Response Time (ms)7.9
Color Washout (Degrees)40
Color Shift (Degrees)33
Brightness Loss (Degrees)47
Reflections (%)2.5
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)84.76
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.55
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db2.45
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.042
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.7
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.005
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0057
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0063

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Market Context

Released in 2023, the Sony Bravia X93L is a premium 4K TV with a Mini LED backlight. It boasts low input lag, excellent response times,…

Released in 2023, the Sony Bravia X93L is a premium 4K TV with a Mini LED backlight. It boasts low input lag, excellent response times, and high peak brightness, and with auto local dimming enabled, near-perfect black scenes are achievable.

The TV upscales low-resolution content to match 4K clarity, and bright lights don’t bloom into dark zones. Check out our list of best TVs for alternative 4K models.

The Sony X93L supports VRR and G-SYNC, comes with four HDMI ports (two HDMI 2.1), and the Google Smart TV platform is splendid for quick and easy navigation. The TV also uses Sony’s X-Wide Angle technology for an improved viewing angle.

The Sony Bravia X93L Mini LED TV has higher peak brightness compared to the Sony X85K, and this is further enhanced by its auto-dimming feature,…

The Sony Bravia X93L Mini LED TV has higher peak brightness compared to the Sony X85K, and this is further enhanced by its auto-dimming feature, which the X85K lacks. The Sony X93L is also better at smoothing out and upscaling low-quality content, unlike the latter. However, the X85K has better-blooming performance. For more information on the X85K, read our Sony X85K TV review. And if you’re after an exceptional dark room movie viewing experience, read our Sony A9 OLED review.

The Sony Bravia X93L Mini LED TV achieves deep blacks, while the Samsung CU8000 has slightly lower contrast levels in comparison. The X93L even has…

The Sony Bravia X93L Mini LED TV achieves deep blacks, while the Samsung CU8000 has slightly lower contrast levels in comparison. The X93L even has superior HDR peak brightness, whereas the Samsung CU8000 falls short with subpar brightness levels for HDR content. Samsung, however, has a slightly better-blooming performance. Check out our Samsung CU8000 review for further information and our Samsung S90C review for a more premium quality model than the Samsung CU8000. 

When it comes to the interface, the Sony Bravia X93L’s Google TV is easier to navigate than the Vizio M series Quantum’s SmartCast OS. Additionally,…

When it comes to the interface, the Sony Bravia X93L’s Google TV is easier to navigate than the Vizio M series Quantum’s SmartCast OS. Additionally, the Sony has better HDR brightness and reflection handling than the Vizio. For a similar model from Vizio, check out our Vizio M series Quantum X TV review.

Backlight Type

Full-Array

Direct Lit

Edge

Display Type

LED

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

4

3

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10+, HLG

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Number of Audio Channels

7.1

Panel Type

Mini-LED

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Score

    By:

    Jacob Falato Rodrigues
  • PC Mag
    91.4

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    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

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    By:

    Kate Kozuch
  • Digital Trends
    70

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    Caleb Denison
  • Notebook Check
    14.1

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  • IGN
    59.8

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    By:

    JARON SCHNEIDER

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