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Sony KD43X8305CBU

£599.00
A cheap 43" 4K TV with average reviews and alright features
43" 4K No No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-43X8305 Review

Representing very good value for money but with good reviews, we have ranked the Sony KD-43X8305 number 61 in 40 inch TVs, number 216 in 4K TVs and number 348 across all TVs.
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6 Reviews
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Good
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
57
£119 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has ok expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 63%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £119 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KD-43X8305 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is average for playing games, ranking number 145 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 491 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 419 in TVs for films.
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Sony KD-43X8305 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website avforums.com.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 3,185 owner and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £599.00 it is cheaper than 52% of TVs.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-43X8305 of 43" is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 43% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-43X8305 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Televisions HD types range from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KD-43X8305 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD-43X8305 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The KD-43X8305's thickness of 60mm is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 52% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8305 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-43X8305 of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports HDD recording, unlike 99% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightness of the Sony KD-43X8305 of only 178 cd/m² is very dim compared to most other televisions. It is in the dimmest 2% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the televisions the display brightnesses range from 50 cd/m² to 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-43X8305 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-43X8305 supports screen mirroring. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43X8305 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Face Detection

The KD-43X8305 supports face detection. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-43X8305 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Very Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of TVs is 0.002ms, the slowest is 180ms, and the average response time is 7.4ms. The response time of the KD-43X8305 of 178ms is in the slowest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Features Voice Control

The Sony KD-43X8305 features voice control, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-43X8305 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-43X8305 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KD-43X8305's RMS rated power of 20W is in the highest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in February 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KD-43X8305 will cost £119 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd43x8305cbu, sony kd43x8305cblack, sony kd43x8305cbu, sony 43x8305c, sony x83c
Barcodes 00635131626852, 04548736003422, 04548736003446, 05054629771860

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