Sony X80J Review

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The Sony X80J is a superb TV for most users, thanks to its wide viewing angles, a wide color gamut, and excellent reflection diffusion. However, watch out for the lack of HDMI 2.1 & VRR.

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The Sony X80J is Sony’s entry-level offering for 2021. It’s a 4K HDR LCD TV with an ADS display, which works very similarly to an IPS panel. In addition, Sony claims that this TV can deliver wide viewing angles, along with a wide color gamut, thanks to its Triluminos Pro screen technology. It also comes with the Google TV operating system for smooth navigation.

Overall, it’s an excellent option for buyers looking for a 4K TV on a strict budget. Keep reading our Sony X80J review below to discover experts’ opinions about this TV and see how it holds up compared to the top ranked TVs available in the market.


our Verdict

The Sony X80J is a great 4K TV for budget buyers who love watching daytime TV. It offers wide viewing angles, great upscaling, a wide color gamut, and good reflection diffusion. However, gamers should note that it does not have HDMI 2.1, VRR, or ALLM.

Reason to Buy

  • Wide viewing angles
  • Excellent upscaling
  • Support for Dolby Vision HDR
  • Wide color gamut
  • Superb color accuracy out of the box
  • Great reflection handling
  • Fast response time
  • Low input lag
  • eARC support

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Poor black levels
  • Bad screen uniformity
  • Low peak brightness for HDR
  • Local dimming unavailable
  • Visible clouding and backlight bleed
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • Lack of VRR and ALLM

Sony X80J Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeIPS
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size55"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformGoogle TV
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)85.69
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)92.39
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)62.45
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)69.71
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)1,116
SDR Brightness (nits)367
HDR Brightness (nits)404
Input Lag (ms)11.8
Response Time (ms)12.5
Color Washout (Degrees)38
Color Shift (Degrees)54
Brightness Loss (Degrees)39
Reflections (%)5.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)106.79
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.15
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db2.29
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.071
Intermodulation Distortion @80db2.65
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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