Sony 2019 X950G 4K HDR TV Review

Sony 2019 X950G 4K HDR LCD TV (XBR55X950G) (XBR65X950G) (XBR75X950G) (XBR85X950G)

The X950G is basically the successor to Sony 2018 X900F. The Sony X950G is an impressive, high-quality 4k TV. Due to the high native contrast ratio and full array of local dimming support, it can display deep blacks in a dark room.

It has excellent motion handling, delivers great HDR performance, the input lag is very low, and makes an excellent choice for gamers that are looking for a very responsive TV. The Sony XBR55X950G has an average uniform thickness.

PRO

  • Great motion handling
  • Exceptional color rendering for standard and HDR content
  • Strong design
  • Amazing contrast

CON

  • When viewed from an angle, the image deteriorates
  • Expensive

Design

The Sony X950G has a very nice structure that looks like the Sony X900F. Sony X950G stand is large, made with plastic and metal and provides the TV with adequate support and at the back of the legs is hollow, which enables you to conceal the cables when the TV is on its stand. The TV inputs are on the side, while some are facing downwards and, when the TV is wall mounted, may be difficult to reach.

The X950 G has thin borders and average uniform thickness that, if wall-mounted, won’t stick out much. The build quality is very nice. The television is robust and has no gaps or loose ends. It feels very sturdy and durable.

Sony X950G Picture Quality

With deep blacks in a dark room, the Sony X950 G has great picture quality and bright HDR highlights. The Sony X950 G, when viewed in a dark room, has decent local dimming. This Sony 4K HDR TV is intended for vivid viewing on a large screen. For notable clarity, each picture is upscaled closer to real 4K quality with 4K X-RealityTM PRO. Images are sharpened and refined in real time, revealing additional detail. Sony X950 G X-Motion Clarity technology keeps fast action smooth and clear. In order to minimize blur, moving images are controlled precisely.

Sonys Full-Array Local Dimming and Boosting technology dynamically shifts the light concentrations in display segments based on the content resulting in a significant increase in contrast and brightness. The overall gray uniformity of the Sony XBR55X950 G is good, comparable to the X900F. Add Dynamic Range PRO 6x in X-tended, which provides the screen 6 times the contrasting range of a standard LED-edge lit TV. By balancing the light output correctly across the darker scenes of the screen, the images become darker and brighter. The uniformity is significantly better in darker scenes and you won’t have any problems with it.

4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR video content combine to create a dazzling color and contrast to everything you watch while maintaining a much wider range of brightness compared to other video formats. IMAX Enhanced makes films feel completely real. With striking highlights of deeper blackness and vibrant colors, Dolby Vision brings scenes to life. Whichever format you choose, Sony TVs delivers picture-perfect experience that creates an interactive and entertaining film experience.

In most common resolutions, the Sony X950G has an excellent low input lag. It supports most standard resolutions and refreshes rates without flaws, except for 1440p @ 120Hz, which could displease most owners of Xbox One S/X

At 480p: The quality of digital content input at 480p looks great, with no apparent optimization or oversharpening.

At 720p: The quality of digital content input at 720p looks good and displays without any problems.

At 1080p: The quality of digital content input at 1080p for Blu-rays or older game console also looks great.

At 4k: The quality of native content at 4k UHD input displays perfectly.

Sony X950G Speakers

At the top of the television, you will find speakers that help with sound positioning. Dialog is clear and comprehensible. Using dedicated speakers or soundbars is recommended for better sound.

Sony X950G Smart Features

The Sony X950G’s Smart features are awesome and provide the perfect Android TV experience. The TV is running Android TV Oreo 8.0, and on the X950G interface, the Android 8.0 is organized better and easier to use than previous versions.

Sony X950G Gaming Experience

Great TV to play video games. Thanks to the low input lag and the fast response time that delivers crisp movement, the X950G is very responsive when it comes to video games.

Sony XBR X950G 4K HDR LCD Smart TV Specs:

  • Full Array local dimming & boosting for more exact dynamic contrast
  • Everything is upscaled to get close to 4K HDR with the picture Processor x1 ultimate and 4K X-Reality Pro
  • X-tended Dynamic Range Pro 6x contrast range provides a wider range of brightness
  • 4K HDR1 – HDR10, hlg, IMAX enhanced and Dolby Vision support for incredible detail and clarity
  • On-screen action and Motion look better than ever with X-Motion clarity Technology and native 120Hz refresh rate
  • Compatible with Google Home, Alexa, and Apple home kit for an even smarter home
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio produces an immersive Sound-from-Picture Reality experience.
  • Enjoy smooth and vibrant colors with TRILUMINOS Display & 4K HDR Super Bit Mapping.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 48 3/8 x 28 x 2 3/4 inch, with stand: 48 3/8 x 30 5/8 x 10 7/8 inch.

 

Where to buy the Sony XBR X950G 4K HDR LCD Smart TV (2019 Model)

What’s In The Box

  • Setup Guide
  • TV Stands
  • Remote
  • Batteries
  • Power cord
  • IR blaster
  • Quick Startup Guide
  • Manual

Where To Buy (Price and Availability)

Price on Jumia Nigeria     Konga    Rcwilley

Sony X950G price

Compared to other TVs

Sony X950G compared to X900F

Sony 2019 X950G 4K HDR TV Review

Sony X900F is X950G’s predecessor. The performance of Sony X900F and the Sony X950G is very similar. The most important improvement for the X950G is its picture engine, where X950G has improved Picture Processor X1 Ultimate, while the X900F is driven by X1 Excessive. The X950G has a lower input lag, which is useful when playing video games or using the TV as a monitor for your PC.

Sony X950G compared to Z9F

Sony 2019 X950G 4K HDR TV Review

Sony Z9F is way better than the Sony X950G based on performance. With the ‘X-Wide Angle’ technology, the Sony Z9F has better local dimming, that is good for movies and wider viewing angles.

Sony X950G compared to Samsung Q80/Q80R QLED

Sony 2019 X950G 4K HDR TV Review

The black uniformity of the Samsung Q80R QLED is better than Sony X950G which is essential in a dark room. Q80R has FreeSync Support and low input lag for smooth video gameplay.

Conclusion

Sony X950G generally is a reliable TV. In nearly all features, it performs uniformly. It has good native distinction ratio and good local dimming. Sony X950G delivers great performance. Whatever the brightness, you can enjoy it in any space as it can get very bright to counter glare, and it can also deliver profound blacks in a dark room. Lastly, it has a low input lag which makes gaming very responsive.

Sony X950G Key Specs

Collection 55 Inch (XBR55X950G), 65 inch (XBR65X950G), 75 inch (XBR75X950G), and 85 Inch (XBR85X950G)
Shipping Weight 57.3 lbs.
Audio
Surround Sound Support DTS Digital Surround
Speaker Type Acoustic Multi-Audio
Sound Output 10W + 10W
Video
Processor Picture Processor X1 Ultimate (4K Processor)
Screen Size 55 Inches
Display Type LCD
Screen Design Flat
Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Motion Enhancement Technology Panel Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Backlighting Type Direct LED
HDR HDR10, HLG, IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Vision
Connections
HDMI Inputs 4 (1 Side, 3 Bottom)
Composite Video Inputs 1 (Side)
RF Inputs 1 (Bottom)
Ethernet Port 1 (Bottom)
USB Ports 3 (2 Side, 1 Bottom)
Optical Digital Audio Output 1 (Bottom)
Analog Audio Output 1 (Side)
RS-232 1 (Side)
Dimensions
Dimensions With Stand 48-3/8″W x 30-5/8″H x 10-7/8″D
Dimensions Without Stand 48-3/8″W x 28″H x 2-3/4″D
Weight With Stand 42.1 lbs.
Weight Without Stand 39.7 lbs.
VESA Wall Mount Standard 11-7/8″ x 11-7/8″ (300 x 300 mm)
Power
Estimated Annual Operating Cost $32
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use 263 kWh/Year
Other Features
WiFi Yes
Smart TV Platform Android TV with Chromecast Built-In
Bluetooth Audio Streaming Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Yes
Screen Mirroring Yes (only for B2B purpose)
Voice Control Yes
V-Chip Yes
Picture In Picture No

 

Find out more by visiting the Manufacturer’s Website. Please note that while we attempt to provide as accurate specs as possible, we are not guaranteeing that they are 100% correct.

 

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