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Sony X95J TV Review

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The Sony X95J shines with dazzling HDR brightness and an outstanding local dimming feature. Its fast response time, low input lag, and HDMI 2.1 support make it a gaming champ. Overall, despite a few flaws, the X95J’s overall performance is worth the asking price.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2021, the Sony X95J is a mid-tier model in Sony’s line of 4k LED TVs. The TV was released as part of the company’s Bravia lineup and boasts high brightness, impressive black levels, and sports a local dimming feature that makes the TV great for both light and dark rooms.

The additional filter helps the TV block reflections and widen viewing angles. The TV also heavily caters to gamers. Overall, it’s one of the best TVs in terms of gaming features.

It has VRR support, low input lag, fast response times, and four HDMI inputs. To learn more, visit our article outlining the best 4k TVs.

It operates on the Google TV OS, which is better than the previous Android TV system. Overall, it offers many apps, streaming services, and great voice capabilities. The TV also has built-in Chromecast and Apple Airplay support, great for mobile device streaming.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Sony X95J TV impresses with its vibrant peak brightness, tested to be 662 cd/m² making it an HDR powerhouse. Additionally, it’s 37,691: 1 contrast ratio, along with the excellent local dimming, contributes to quality black levels.

It delivers stunning visuals in movies and gaming. Its viewing angles, at 41 degrees are good for a VA panel TV. It also handles reflections well. However, at 89.20%, it has a narrow color gamut.

At 9.8 ms, the input lag is low, and the 3.5 ms response time is great; although FreeSync support is missing, it has VRR and a native refresh rate of 120Hz.

The remote and interface are smooth and user-friendly. It also offers plenty of inputs, four HDMI, and three for USB.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent picture quality
    • The 4k LED TV delivers strong performance, boasting good reflection handling and low-blooming effects, and is great for sports, gaming, casual viewing, and HDR content. Additionally, its 92.91% delivers accurate, vibrant colors.

  • Impressive peak brightness and contrast
    • At 1,084 nits, the TV sits near the top of the 4k category, delivering a dazzling visual experience, especially when viewing HDR content. The 37,691 : 1 contrast ratio delivers great black levels, which excels during dark scenes and in dark rooms.

  • Excellent response time and low input lag for smooth gaming
    • Pixels change nearly instantly and display no blurriness during fast-paced scenes, given its tested 3.5 ms response time. It also delivers fast input commands with little lag, as it has 9.8 ms input lag. The response time ranks at the top; its input lag is above average but not stellar.

  • Fast refresh rate and VRR technology
    • Handles fast-paced scenes with no tearing, given its 120 Hz refresh rate and VRR, making it ideal for sports and gaming.

  • Wide viewing angles
    • The TV caters to large audiences with its 50-degree viewing angles that are enhanced thanks to the X-Wide Viewing Angle layer, which improves picture accuracy at off-angles.

Reason to Avoid

Sony X95J TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformGoogle TV
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyG-Sync
VRRVRRYes

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)86.83
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)89.2
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)64.15
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)68.15
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)30,781
SDR Brightness (nits)700
HDR Brightness (nits)951
Input Lag (ms)14.4
Response Time (ms)11.7
Color Washout (Degrees)41
Color Shift (Degrees)38
Brightness Loss (Degrees)50
Reflections (%)2.6
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)95.14
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.46
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db4.72
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.196
Intermodulation Distortion @80db3.73
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.002
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0021
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0022

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Released in 2021, the Sony X95J is a mid-tier model in Sony’s line of 4k LED TVs. The TV was released as part of the…

Released in 2021, the Sony X95J is a mid-tier model in Sony’s line of 4k LED TVs. The TV was released as part of the company’s Bravia lineup and boasts high brightness, impressive black levels, and sports a local dimming feature that makes the TV great for both light and dark rooms.

The additional filter helps the TV block reflections and widen viewing angles. The TV also heavily caters to gamers. Overall, it’s one of the best TVs in terms of gaming features.

It has VRR support, low input lag, fast response times, and four HDMI inputs. To learn more, visit our article outlining the best 4k TVs.

It operates on the Google TV OS, which is better than the previous Android TV system. Overall, it offers many apps, streaming services, and great voice capabilities. The TV also has built-in Chromecast and Apple Airplay support, great for mobile device streaming.

The Sony X95J and X90J are part of the same lineup, but the X95J holds some clear advantages. For example, the X95J has a higher…

The Sony X95J and X90J are part of the same lineup, but the X95J holds some clear advantages. For example, the X95J has a higher peak brightness and superior contrast ratio and handles reflections and dimming much better than the X90J. However, the X90J has better native contrast and black uniformity, which means it performs better in dark settings. Also, the X90J has a faster-tested response time, although the difference is slight. Both TVs come with the same number of HDMI inputs and WiFi support, although the X95J has one additional USB input. For a look into another great model, check out our Sony X80K review.

The Samsung QN90A performs better from a display standpoint than the Sony X95J in terms of peak brightness and contrast. However, when it comes to…

The Samsung QN90A performs better from a display standpoint than the Sony X95J in terms of peak brightness and contrast. However, when it comes to watching HDR content, the Sony TV has a better processor, which results in more accurate images due to its EOTF tracking. From a design standpoint, the Samsung is much slimmer, and both TVs have four HDMI inputs, although the X95J features one extra USB input compared to the Samsung. Both TVs operate with a 120Hz refresh rate, but Samsung has a lower input lag, which gamers will like. We also have a great Samsung Q8DT review for anyone interested.

The Sony X95J is the successor to the Sony X95H. The main benefit the X95J offers of its predecessor is its enhanced local dining feature….

The Sony X95J is the successor to the Sony X95H. The main benefit the X95J offers of its predecessor is its enhanced local dining feature. However, when measuring black uniformity performance, the X95H actually outperforms the newer model, although the X95J provides superior peak brightness, just not by much. The Sony X95J, however, is better for gamers, as it comes with more HDM 2.1 ports and supports VRR. The X95J also has a slightly sturdier build quality. Consider expanding your research by looking into a TV that has incredible black levels; check out our LG OLED TV review.

The Sony X95K is the model that came after the X95J. Overall, the X95K has a better display quality, as it boasts a new Mini…

The Sony X95K is the model that came after the X95J. Overall, the X95K has a better display quality, as it boasts a new Mini LED backlight. This gives the X95K better brightness and sharper control over local dimming. In terms of HDR content, the X95K also wins out, given it has a wider color gamut. It newer model also has a far better contrast ratio. While neither TV impresses in terms of viewing angles, the X95J has a slightly wider angle and even handles reflections just a bit better than its successor. If you want to see the model right below the X95K, you can check out our Sony X90K review.

Backlight Type

Full-Array

Full-Array

Full-Array

Display Type

LED

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

4

4

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

LED Panel Type

LED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Refresh Rate

120 Hz

120 Hz

120 Hz

Screen size

65", 75", 85"

50", 55", 65", 75", 85"

50", 55", 65"

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    84
    PROS Bright enough to overcome glare. Huge selection of streaming apps. Upscales lower resolution content… Read More

    By:

    Kelsey Linhares
  • TVFindr
    72

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    PROS XR processor Picture quality Viewing Angle Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos HDMI 2.1 Google… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Sony’s pricey X95J 4K LED TV performs admirably, but its picture quality lags behind high-end… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Sony Bravia X95J is a great upper-mid-range 4K HDR TV. It pairs lush 4K… Read More

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • What Hifi
    48

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    While the 65X95J truly shines at times, and is a strong option for bright rooms,… Read More

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