Sony X800H Review

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The Sony X800H is a great choice for people who want to host a viewing party. It’s held back by a bad contrast ratio, its proclivity towards glare, and no advanced gaming features like an HDMI 2.1 port or a variable refresh rate.

Product Snapshot


The Sony X800H is the brand’s entry-level LCD Android TV released in 2020. It promises to deliver a greater viewing experience over other LCD TVs and entry-level televisions thanks to its wide viewing angles. It’s a fantastic Android TV for anyone looking to host a viewing party. The X800H boasts a 4K display that’s great at upscaling, a great, overall HDR experience, and includes Google Play, which provides access to a wide variety of streaming apps.

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our Verdict

The Sony X800H has great peak brightness and wide viewing angles, making it a great choice for watching sports with friends. The wide color gamut and low input lag make it great for gaming, but it’s held back by a bad contrast ratio, glare, and no advanced gaming features. It’s similar to the Sony X750H 4K TV.

Reason to Buy

  • Fantastic Peak Brightness
  • Low Input Lag
  • Good Color Gamut
  • Wide Viewing Angles

Reason to Avoid

  • Bad Contrast Ratio
  • No VRR
  • Doesn’t Support HDMI 2.1
  • Prone to Glare

Sony X800H Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeIPS
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformAndroid TV
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)85.98
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)93.09
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)63.62
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)71.63
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)1,083
SDR Brightness (nits)443
HDR Brightness (nits)532
Input Lag (ms)9.8
Response Time (ms)14.7
Color Washout (Degrees)42
Color Shift (Degrees)60
Brightness Loss (Degrees)44
Reflections (%)5.7
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)100.79
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.03
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.06
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.091
Intermodulation Distortion @80db14.25
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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  • Rtings

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    The Sony X800H is a decent overall TV. It can get bright in SDR and… read more


    Alexander Tozzi
  • Apple Insider

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    PROS: Mid-tier price with high-end features., Perfect HomeKit & AirPlay 2 support., Great color and… read more


    Andrew O’Hara
  • Techhive

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    Sony’s X800H is a very good TV for the price, and the interface and newly… read more


    Jon L. Jacobi

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